In the late 1880s, Dresdner Bank AG, one of Germany’s Big Three financial institutions, moved its headquarters from Dresden to a new building built by master architect Ludwig Heim in Berlin.
It may be a stretch to suggest that the course of World War II changed in the spring of 1944 when General Eisenhower, unhappy with the decor at Claridge’s, checked out of the hotel and took a stro
The Tennessee Trust Bank building in downtown Memphis never looked so inviting as it did on May 1, 2002.
During winter’s aqua alta, or high-water season, Venetians forgo designer shoes and instead slosh around their city in rubber boots.
Tourists to Sydney, Australia, often scale the 440-foot-tall Sydney Harbour Bridge to glimpse what they've been told are the best views of the city.
With the completion of the Ty Warner Penthouse, set 52 stories above street level, the Four Seasons Hotel in New York has achieved a new height in opulence among Manhattan hotels.
Like mainsails straining against a spar, the concave- and convex-walled towers of the new InterContinental Boston appear to billow over the city’s waterfront, including the location where the Tea
From just about any vantage point at the Oberoi Amarvilas, you are reminded of why you came to Agra: The Taj Mahal—built in the mid-17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to hi
As a center of politics and culture for six centuries, Seoul is awash in ancient palaces, royal tombs, and Buddhist temples.
The Saxon ruler Augustus II, or August the Strong, built Dresden’s Taschenbergpalais 300 years ago as a gift to an aristocratic mistress.
The Hotel D’Angleterre stands as Copenhagen’s, if not Scandinavia’s, finest hotel.
During his brief reign as emperor of Mexico in the mid-1860s, Austrian-born Maximilian I ordered the construction of a wide boulevard that would traverse the country’s capital in the same fashion
Mexico City has a new, sleek luxury hotel: Las Alcobas, which in Spanish means “the alcoves.” Located in the posh Polanco district, it is billed as a modern guest house comprising
For memorabilia hunters, the auction on May 24, 2009, at Marrakech’s Palais des Congrès was a bonanza.
Japanese architect Paul Tange, son of architect Kenzo Tange, describes the shape of the Fairmont Beijing as "symbolizing a gateway to modern China." The younger Tange’s portal to the present, howe
In a city filled with sushi bars, the new Culina, Modern Italian, restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers a refreshing alternative.
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which completed a $33-million renovation in March, affords breathtaking views of the
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, which opened in CityCenter in December, is a serene sanctuary located in the center of the bustling Las Vegas strip.
Opened last november, the Hullett House in Hong Kong has almost as many restaurants as it does rooms.
Can a sexagenarian still be an enfant terrible? French designer Philippe Starck may be 61, but, as his latest hotel project attests, he is still deserving of his pet moniker.
The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, opened in November in a former bank building on the city’s main shopping avenue, Passeig de Gràcia, within walking distance of such sights as Casa Milá and Casa B
Amid a sea of skyscrapers on the corner of Walton and Rush streets, the 60-story Elysian hotel opened in December as the newest addition to Chicago’s chic Gold Coast neighborhood.
From the 33rd-floor helipad at the top of the St. Regis Mexico City, it is easy to overlook the Mexican capital’s flaws.
The Peninsula Shanghai is the first new building in the city’s riverfront Bund district in more than 60 years.
Hôtel Le Bristol occupies an enviable position among Paris’ palace hotels.
Fresh from a top-to-bottom renovation, the Jefferson in Washington, D.C., reopened in August with a new design scheme that is true to the 87-year-old hotel’s Beaux Arts roots and offers subtle nod
Caesars Palace has raised the stakes.
For the past four years, New York locals and visitors have watched in anticipation as one of the city’s most famed hotels, The Pierre, underwent a $100 million renovation after it
French architect and interior designer Jacques Granges has transformed New York’s classic Mark Hotel into a stylishly modern neighborhood scene that features a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant
For those seeking more intimate, personalized service when in Las Vegas, check out HOTEL32, a new boutique hotel located on the 32nd floor of the Monte Carlo.