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QT Hotel, Bondi
Adding to its quickly expanding portfolio of eclectic Australian hotels, QT Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its latest destination overlooking Bondi Beach in Sydney. Opened at the end of last year, the new QT Bondi provides visitors with beachfront...
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Asaba Ryokan
A 90-minute train ride to the south west of Tokyo on the Izu peninsula, in a small village called Shuzenji, is Asaba, a 500-year-old ryokan that, since our recent visit, has become the sole destination of our continued daydreams. Known for Wasabi...
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Aman Hotel Tokyo, Luxury in the Sky
Tokyo exists in the upper echelon of electrified cities—with a high energy that's grounded by integrity and attention to detail. Small-scale living was pretty much invented in Tokyo with both homes and hotels optimized for efficient use of space, so...
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Best of CH 2015: Travel
The CH staff clocked in some serious airline mileage this year, visiting the four corners of the continental US and enduring long hauls overseas. But the destination itself isn't what induces the thrill of travel—rather, it's the heightened state of...
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The Artist Residency Program at Villa Lena, Tuscany
For anyone who dreams of Tuscany's majesty, there's nothing quite like Villa Lena—an isolated 1,200 acre hilltop destination, anchored by an 18th century villa-turned-hotel. Views extend across the countryside, offering woodlands and olive groves...
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City Guide Spotlight: Miami
If their vibrant, ever-growing hotel scene is any indicator, Miami continues to boom as a destination that's more than sunshine-soaked. The beaches are fun, but the restaurants and bars are also world-class—a product of vast cultural fusion. As...
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Royalton Hotel's Fireplace Program and Wood Sommelier
It's long been noted that our olfactory sense triggers the most associations and can activate memories or emotions that have been long forgotten. With that in mind, NYC's Royalton Hotel just unveiled a new program aimed at tapping into our sense...
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The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel
To put it simply, The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel delivers the best of two distinct worlds. While the influence of The Hoxton brand is present in the chic decor and hip clientele, there’s something undeniably authentic and Dutch about the hotel itself—from...
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Utilizing the 360,000 Bees of the Waldorf Astoria NYC
In 2012, Chef David Garcelon, Director of Culinary for the Waldorf Astoria did the unexpected. He brought European honey bees to a new home: six active hives on the 20th floor roof garden of the acclaimed hotel. Today, approximately 360,000 bees...
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The Refined Eccentricity of Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Paris
We were quick to visit Montmartre's Hotel Particulier upon its opening, back in 2007. In a crowded Parisian hotel scene, the establishment's charm and (family-owned) authenticity immediately struck us. Imagine, if you will, something from a Wes Anderson...
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Inside the Boro Hotel in Queens
At the moment, all eyes are on the borough of Queens, as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's acrylic hard courts host this year's US Open—where many wait with bated breath to hopefully witness Serena Williams' first-ever calendar year Grand...
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Vinyl Me, Please at Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel has always been hospitable to the arts—such as when they invited art collectives to live in Ace rooms during last year's Fashion Week for a program called "Sleep / Walk". Adding yet another thoughtful element to the overall cultural...
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Purgatorio n°2, Napoli
By Ross Belfer Whether misunderstood or embraced by visitors, Napoli (Italy’s third largest city) is a location immune to the rest of the world's fads. It's full of surprises—a giant, enigmatic metropolis overshadowed by the towering Mount Vesuvius...
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Word of Mouth: Cape Cod
by Kate McLeod Cape Cod—Massachusetts' hook-shaped peninsula—was home to the Wampanoag Native American people for centuries before becoming a popular vacation destination in the 1940s. The peninsula’s natural beauty was formed by glaciers about...
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Gérard Bertrand's Wine Philosophy
Sandwiched between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the Languedoc-Roussillon region—adored by vacationers for its sunshine and salty breezes—is slowly shedding its reputation for producing abundant amounts of value wine. One producer...
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A Perfect LA Getaway With FoundersCard
From special rates and loyalty status with airlines to preferred pricing at some of our favorite shops—not to mention preferred rates, upgrades and amenities at hotels the world over—FoundersCard offers a lot. We've been members for years and have...
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Mariana Fernandes for Dear DTLA at Ace, Los Angeles
When LA-based artist Brian Roettinger was tasked to create a billboard design at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the result sent a bold message. His “NEVER ODD NOR EVEN” design, with a white angled font on a bright red background, hung powerful...
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Mama Shelter, Los Angeles
On a recent Friday night at the new Mama Shelter boutique hotel on Los Angeles, DJ Kurse was playing a set for locals and hotel guests. A family had gathered to celebrate a 72nd birthday and the giant foosball table was being carefully picked up and...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How to Survive Work on Little to No Sleep Eight hours of sleep might be recommended for a good night's rest, but it’s not always possible—especially with work deadlines, late-night partying and nightmares getting in the way. Luckily, scientists...
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St Martins Lane Hotel, London
London’s Theatreland area can sometimes feel a bit stressful, with its scores of tourists rushing to get to the attractions. That said, there are some places that manage to combine proximity to the city’s hotspots with a calm, laid-back, luxury environment...
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Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel
by Ross Belfer Zichron Yaakov might not sit at the top of every visitor's must-see list in Israel. Relatively overshadowed by Holy Land sites and the unbeatable appeal of Tel Aviv, the quaint village—founded in 1882 by Lord Baron Rothschild—is...
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Hôtel de Nell, Paris
When traveling through a destination city full to the brim with expectations, stumbling upon a hidden gem is extra special—and extra rewarding. That's exactly the feeling after a stay in Hôtel de Nell, located in the residential-feeling 9th arrondissement...
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