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Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the '90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp...
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Tokyo High Low
When my plans to get from Beijing to Tokyo required a last-minute change, American Express Platinum Travel was able to confirm a seat on a new flight just hours before departure, even though they didn’t handle my original booking. And when I checked...
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Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast
by Kelly Phillips Badal Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed...
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Papua New Guinea's Nuli Sapi Hotel
by Jenny Miller Paradise tends to look a certain way in the mind's eye: simple, remote and oftentimes surrounded by water. That's the exact scene at Nuli Sapi, an eco-friendly hotel on Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay. The property offers just four...
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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
As the last lights of Sri Lanka's capital of Columbo fade into the night, the vast darkness of the Indian Ocean sets in. For 600 kilometers, it's nothing but the velvety black of the sea and a canopy of stars. Then, like a brilliant shower of sparks...
CULTURE
The Art of Discovery with Renaissance Hotels
This past week we attended the release of Rizzoli's "The Art of Discovery"—a collection of intimate portraiture featuring many of Hollywood's most recognizable faces. Each image and the accompanying text was captured by photographer Jeff Vespa...
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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
On the 47th to 52nd floors of the new Toranomon Hills skyscraper is one of Tokyo's newest hotels. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills—the Hyatt-owned brand's second property in Asia—is aiming for a sophisticated yet simple approach to a luxurious stay...
DESIGN
Kristjana S. Williams + The Connaught Hotel
At its core, a hotel should provide its guests with a place to escape. But the hotel-as-sanctuary is an oft sought-after yet equally rare experience. In this regard—with its personal butler service, Michelin-grade restaurant and rich history—London...
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Hotel Domestique in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Traveler's Rest near Greenville, South Carolina might not top the must-visit lists yet, but retired pro cyclist George Hincapie and his brother Richard are set to change this by sharing their best-kept secret (and also the area they call home) with...
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Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
A city of constant construction is putting a lot of hope into its future, but we found Minneapolis, Minnesota to be inviting in its present form, too (it helps that we visited during perhaps the most ideal month, September, when clear skies—not wind...
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Contemporary Art at Le Méridien Chambers
Some boutique hotels seem to add artwork to the lobby as an afterthought for sheer novelty. Real estate magnate Ralph Burnet (of Coldwell Banker Burnet), however, has been merging artwork and service for a unique experience since 2006, when he founded...
DESIGN
Tom Dixon, Maison & Objet's Designer of the Year
by Caroline Kinneberg Tom Dixon might have received an OBE from Her Majesty in 2001, but that hasn't made him blasé about winning other awards. Cool Hunting sat down with him last week at the latest edition of Maison & Objet, Paris' colossal biannual...
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Word of Mouth: Porto
by Ross Belfer Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-style architectural structures and seven river-expanding bridges—not to mention its renowned...
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Truck-A-Float, a Hotel in Rockaway
by Jenny Miller While the end of summer is nearing in the Northern Hemisphere, there's still time to squeeze in a few more beach weekends. For a delightful overnight in Rockaway, Queens, there is a brand new kind of hotel called Truck-A-Float—a...
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LeDomaine: Europe's First Google Glass-Equipped Hotel
Situated among rolling hills of vineyards and the sprawling Douro River in Spain, the Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine luxury hotel is a portrait Old World charm. Once a monastery, the sprawling estate is located two hours north of Madrid and has seen...
FOOD-DRINK
The Flowing Bowl and Other Vintage Cocktail Books
Currently, there is a classic cocktail revival occurring; bartenders are once again revered as artists and flavors become the palette for one's palate. But what are these classic cocktails being revived? Where do their roots begin? How did those...
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Global Day of Discovery at Renaissance Denver Downtown Hotel
Advertorial content: Not long after New York City’s DJ Cassidy descended on Denver Thursday evening, flocks of young business travelers started to dance. Instead of being just another humdrum weekday on the road, Renaissance Hotels’ bash in honor...
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A Night at The Ludlow Hotel, NYC
Forget making the two-hour trek to the Hamptons or upstate New York along with the mass of people with the exact same plan. Instead, why not consider treating yourself to a staycation in NYC: when you want to escape the hubbub and the heat, the newly...
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Hotel El Ganzo, Los Cabos
by L.S. Winkler Pablo Sanchez-Navarro created Hotel El Ganzo with the vision of building an exclusive adults-only destination in Los Cabos that catered to a youthfully inclined crowd and considered the tastes of locals and visitors alike. Through...
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Archer Hotel, New York
Joining the cluster of hotels south of Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan is the boutique Archer Hotel, a new brand from the privately-owned LodgeWorks Partners. The brand's philosophy is represented by a fictional, enigmatic yet gracious host named...
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Wilderness Meets Luxury at Montana's Paws Up
Located on 37,000 acres of a breathtakingly beautiful mountain valley outside of Missoula, Montana, the Resort at Paws Up combines rough-and-tumble Western attractions like whitewater rafting, rappelling and hiking with luxurious comfort. The aesthetic...
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Mama Shelter, Paris
Frequent business travelers know far too well how difficult it can be to remain as efficient on the road as back at the office. An intermittent WiFi connection or an aggressive housekeeping regime can keep you from sending files on time or remaining...
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ION Hotel, Iceland
Iceland is often dubbed "the land of fire and ice"—and not just because "Game of Thrones" chose the island nation as a frequent filming location. About the size of Kentucky, Iceland boasts some of the most starkly juxtaposed landscapes in the world...
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Graham & Co. Hotel, Catskills
by Janine Stankus On a sunny Saturday in May, the Esopus River runs red from recent rains and the tiny town of Phoenicia, NY is beginning to stir. A fleet of motorcycles rolls onto the one-block main drag while a pair of young men on beach cruisers...
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