When César Ritz opened Rome’s Le Grand Hotel in 1894, the Swiss hotelier introduced new levels of luxury and sophistication to the Italian capital.
After arriving by rail with trunks and suitcases—and a parade of servants carrying parcels, packages, and monogrammed silver—early visitors to Zagreb’s Regent Esplanade were swept directly from th
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.
The Saxon ruler Augustus II, or August the Strong, built Dresden’s Taschenbergpalais 300 years ago as a gift to an aristocratic mistress.
Though it dates to 1861, Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, is by no means fusty and old-fashioned.
The Hotel D’Angleterre stands as Copenhagen’s, if not Scandinavia’s, finest hotel.
In the film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound of Music, Baroness Schrader, Captain von Trapp’s impermanent Viennese fiancée, delights in her visits to Salzburg “among the b
In Hotel Le Regina’s La Rotisserie restaurant, old Warsaw is alive and well with such Polish classics as gefilte fish with cod, pot au feu, and, on Sundays, “linner,” the city’s take on the late b
At the world’s oldest ski resort, Suvretta House, guests enjoy the conveniences of a private, no-wait ski lift and ski school.
A host of soothing spots for medical, massage, Ayurvedic, water, and wine treatments.
Freelance journalist James Sturz has written for more than 60 magazines and newspapers, and he has authored a novel set in Italy.
It was 3 am in Moscow, and dawn was a lipstick streak across the horizon as our limo arrived at a drab, warehouselike structure in an outlying district of the city.
Shortly after takeoff, on a demonstration flight for travel agents and a handful of writers, the passenger cabin filled with a customary sound of first-class travel: the voices of flight attendant
From the guest rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, visitors can gaze across Red Square to the Kremlin, the city’s iconic onion domes, and other architectural remnants of this nation’s turbulent pas
Few hotels better representrecent social, political, cultural, and economic changes than the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, which opened in July within spying distance of Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin