In the fall of 2005, after a 12-month renovation, the historic Hotel des Bergues reopened as the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
The historic Hotel Caruso, Orient-Express Hotels’ fourth property in Italy, incorporates the excavated remains of an 11th-century palace, a colonnade that dates to the 17th century, and buildings
Rise early for coffee and Viennese pastries in Hotel Sacher Wien’s garden-view café, and you may witness Austrian men in white tie and tails and women in evening gowns perpetuating the prior eveni
Since 1867, the Amstel has been a fixture on the banks of its namesake river in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The sleek 101 Hotel in Iceland’s stylish yet unpretentious capital exhibits several pieces from designer and owner Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir’s collection of contemporary Icelandic art.
Checking into a hotel after dark can be disappointing, giving rise to the sensation that you missed the show and must wait until dawn for the performance to begin anew.
Guests rising from a night’s sleep at Lapa Palace should expect a certain amount of disorientation.
Early in the 20th century, Spanish King Alfonso XIII assembled a group of investors to build Madrid’s first grand hotel, a palace in the vein of the Ritz in London and Paris.
In Munich, Germany, new boutiques and fashionable wine bars mingle with the city’s traditional beer-hall, brass-band gusto.
Irish history is inextricably intertwined with the English, and the Merrion’s pedigree is no exception.
The butter-colored stucco terrace of the Hotel Metropole’s Restaurant Joël Robuchon overlooks Avenue des Spélugues as it curves sharply toward the Place du Casino and the port of Monte Carlo.
When Greta Garbo said, “I want to be alone,” she was in a Grand Hotel in a different city. But whenever the reclusive star visited her hometown in Sweden, she stayed at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm.
Chic, sleek, and loaded with sex appeal, Villa Kennedy is more reminiscent of London than Frankfurt, which stands to reason considering that its creator, Sir Rocco Forte, is British.
Ivana Stehlikova scans the assortment of books, CDs, and DVDs in the library at Prague’s Aria Hotel.
Even in a city renowned for the colorful, free-form architecture of Antonio Gaudí and his compatriots, the glass-and-steel Hotel Arts stood out as an instant landmark when it rose on the Barcelona
Baden-Baden, Germany, has been a fashionable terminus for spa-goers ever since the Romans discovered hot water bubbling out of the ground there almost 2,000 years ago.
Architects W. Hamilton Beattie and A.R.
From the supermodels pacing its catwalks to the shoppers strolling its Via Montenapoleone, Milan marches to the beat of the fashion world.
Few hotels offer a more magnificent prospect than that of Gresham Palace, Four Seasons’ Art Nouveau landmark on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary.
Parisians have a term—les palais, or the palaces—for their city’s finest hotels.
Every May, directors, producers, critics, and actors vie for rooms at Hotel Martinez, the premier address in Cannes, France.
In an age of stripped-down modernism, the new Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a glorious throwback to well-appointed comfort.
Ahu Aysal, owner of the new Hôtel Les Ottomans in Istanbul, Turkey, claims to have spent more than $80 million transforming this 18th-century pasha’s summer home on the Bosporus into a 10-suite re
The Baur au Lac’s 160-year reign as the best accommodation in Zurich, Switzerland, can be attributed in part to the hotel’s equivalent of pole position: on Lake Zurich (au lac) and fronting the Ba
Turn-of-the-20th-century Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is said to have seen music in shapes and colors.
French hoteliers Jocelyne and Jean-Louis Sibuet converted four 14th-century buildings into this stylish retreat in Lyon, the second-largest city in France.
Brussels, capital of Belgium and of the European Union, should never be described as stodgy; the city flaunts its eccentricities like an art- house film.
During winter’s aqua alta, or high-water season, Venetians forgo designer shoes and instead slosh around their city in rubber boots.
When in 1981 Lord Charles Forte attempted to acquire the Savoy Group, a most prestigious collection of London lodgings, the firm declared his company, Trust House Forte, “not at all suitable to ru
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