Patrick Brzeski

Viceroy Maldives

Time may not stand still at the Viceroy Mal­dives, but it certainly slows down. Guests arriving at the resort, which opened last April on a 17-acre private isle, are reminded to set their watches back an hour to the local “island time.” The delayed zone—designed to maximize daylight during guests’ waking hours—sets an alluringly languid […]

The St. Regis Shenzhen

Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a little-known fishing village across the border from the then British colony of Hong Kong. Today the sprawling metropolis of 13.2 million in China’s Guangdong Province is a vital business hub that rivals even its renationalized neighbor. The city is also a popular stop for tourists visiting the Pearl of the […]

Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa

Sipping white-jasmine tea in the Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa’s lounge, you might think nothing has changed in China. The lounge—housed in a more than 500-year-old Ming dynasty mansion on the shores of Don Qian Lake—evokes an ancient world with its historic setting and serene water views. Of course, China has changed drastically in […]