Once while visiting Bombay, George Bernard Shaw was asked if he wanted to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
During his brief reign as emperor of Mexico in the mid-1860s, Austrian-born Maximilian I ordered the construction of a wide boulevard that
Ricco Deblank,general manager of the new Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, likes to tell the story of a couple who spent an evening sipping Diamond Is
It may be a stretch to suggest that the course of World War II changed in spring 1944 when General Eisenhower, unhappy with the decor at C
Vikram Singh sips a martini in
the dimly lit downstairs bar off the lobby of San Francisco’s Campton Place
The recent surge of residential development in downtown Seattle is part of mayor Greg Nickel’s plan to create a vibrant, walkable urban co
Mandarin Oriental Tower, Chicago
Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Dubai’s is the tale of two emirates, both borderline surreal.
Samuel So takes my right foot in his hands, rests it on a towel in his lap, and reaches for his knives.
Beijing’s building projects—and the controversies they frequently entail—have not been confined to the city’s center.
By the time the torch ceremony commences the XXIX Olympiad in August 2008, China’s capital will be home to several upscale hotels.
As if by magic, an actor’s mask changes from the face of a red, gold, and white tiger into the battle-ready visage of a painted warrior.
A leaden sky portends cold rain as old-fashioned London cabs—Belfast’s Black Taxis—sit parked along the Peace Wall with their motors runni
Early last year, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain released a tune that described the Gramercy Park Hotel (
When the Liberty Hotel (www.libertyhotel.com) opens this summe
Istanbul’s Swissôtel The Bosphorus (www.istanbul.swissotel.c
While cleaning out her garage in Murrieta, Calif., last winter, Veva Haacke discovered a leather case containing century-old relics from t
The neighborly relationship between Claridge’s and Buckingham Palace dates to at least 1860, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited
Weird does not typically top the list of attributes one seeks in an urban hotel–unless, of course, one is heading to the capital of Texas.
In the 1930s, white-gowned Southern belles made their debuts into society by descending into the Jefferson Hotel’s rotunda while suspended
When the Frank Gehry—designed Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, this industrial hub in northern Spain suddenly became an interna
The members of black sabbath are better known for trashing hotel rooms than for decorating them, but in the Sorrento Hotel’s
Irish history is inextricably intertwined with the British, and the Merrion hotel’s pedigree is no exception.
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the grand lobby of the Peninsula Hong K
“Let’s say you’re on Wall Street and you have a helicopter,” says Eric Bergstol, pausing for a moment to let this notion sink in.
The new Sands Macao may be the world’s most profitable casino, but the downtown operation is only an ante in the high-stakes Chinese gamin
It is late afternoon in Marrakech, and the Djemaa el Fna, the Place of the Dead, is jumping.