WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Shoreditch
When a destination builds an alluring reputation, as East London's Shoreditch has, it's often tough to crack the most appropriate itinerary. How does one best participate in a location known for its expansive and globally recognized culture? CH's team...
Chewton Glen Country House, Hampshire
by Joel Porter If you ever dreamt of having a backyard treehouse as a kid then Chewton Glen, a luxury hotel set on England’s south coast, is exactly the right place to live out your dream, albeit in a far superior fashion. While the main hotel...
CH Omakase 2017: Colette Jaffe Travel Set
Made exclusively for one CH Omakase client with a particular passion for both travel and Italian linens, we had only one name on our list to create a one-of-a-kind travel set—Colette Jaffe. It's as personal as CH Omakase gets. Meticulously embroidered...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
Best of CH 2017: Travel
Whether exploring a nearby neighborhood or a nation, there's nothing that satisfies a curious mind quite like travel. This year—like every year—CH full-time staff and contributors from all over the world have experienced adventures of all kinds, all...
FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
HENRY HOBSON RICHARDSON
BUFFALO STATE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE
Buffalo's Hotel Henry Urban Resort on the Richardson Olmsted Campus
Many people may be drawn to Buffalo's recently-opened Hotel Henry because the awe-inspiring structure was built as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane a century-and-a-half ago. If one maintains respect for the souls who once occupied the halls...
Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Travel Bug
There's no doubt that one of the most exciting delights in the world is traveling. From the feeling of freedom to the tastes, scents, sights and (of course) the people—visiting a new place can be a remarkable adventure. While the experience is of the...
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Barcelona
by Andrew Maness Nestled up against the Mediterranean Sea, Spain’s second largest city impresses with its approachability. In Barcelona there’s no shortage of elevated spaces with public access, seemingly every hotel has a rooftop with a bar and...
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Cincinnati
Founded along the banks of the Ohio River directly across from Kentucky in 1788, Cincinnati is a city steeped in American history. While its archives are decidedly worth exploring—from its role in German beer brewing to its key position in the Underground...
VILLA LA COSTE
CHATEAU LA COSTE
Villa la Coste, Provence
by Joel Porter Set on a hilltop above the Chateau la Coste winery, Villa la Coste boasts views of gorgeous stone farm buildings, endless rows of neatly planted vines, and bushy olive groves—all perpetually bathed in warm orange sunlight. The views...
2018 CHEVY CRUZE DIESEL
Road Trip: Alaska's Stunning Kenai Peninsula
by Robert King Part test drive, part Alaskan adventure, the launch of the 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel was nothing if not exciting. The rally took us around the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage to Homer and back again, seeing as much uninhabited nature...
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Key West
by Leora Novick Located at the tip of the stretch of islands making up the Florida Keys, Key West is a destination in its own category. Known for its baby boomer population and party-fueled drag along Duval Street, it’s held a reputation as a bachelor...
G-RO's New Companion Bags: Backpacks, Office and Check-In Bags
With four new companion bags, G-RO hopes to tackle additional traveler needs—this time addressing the backpack and day-to-day office trips. For the first time since their (bag-related) record breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2015, the brand returns...
Silversea's Adventure-Driven Couture Collection
Silversea is an independent luxury travel experience company known for it’s 20+ years in smaller ship, unique destination cruising. Ten years ago it launched its luxury expedition cruising to some of the world’s most remote and less traveled destinations...
Word of Mouth: Kauai Adventures
Five minutes after landing on Kauai, you spot one: a colorful, carefree chicken that, strutting around aimlessly in the rental car parking lot, defines free-range. The sighting seems novel at first, but here the bucolic bird is almost as ubiquitous...
YAN TOH HEEN
CHEF LAU YIU FAI
Hong Kong's Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge
An airport lounge can change the outcome of an entire trip, be that allowing a guest to prepare or recuperate, breathe, eat or even check their emotions. When it comes to the anatomy of such a lounge, a handful of attributes truly matter. A food and...
Get Lost Intentionally With Black Tomato's New Adventure Travel Program
Those of us beholden to constant communication—who find their phones glued to their hands even while on vacation—have benefitted substantially from trips where WiFi and cell service remains sparse. Many of us—those who've traversed the globe to the...
CANADIAN MOUNTAIN HOLIDAYS
Previewing The Cariboos Lodge 2018 Summer Adventure Program
In the late '70s, the Cariboos Lodge was the first location that adventure tourism group Canadian Mountain Holidays used for summer lodging. This destination ceased operations in 2008—until now. We previewed the 2018 Cariboos Lodge Summer Adventure...
NEW YORK CITY
NoMad's New MADE Hotel
Set back from 29th Street, close to Broadway, the exterior of the brand new MADE Hotel exudes the warmth one will quickly find within. This ground-up build, the first hotel of developer Sam Gelin, seems small from the street, appearing to house only...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
Upstate New York's The DeBruce Inn
For New Yorkers googling "Livingston Manor," the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It's likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked...
THE NATIVE HOTEL
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY
The Native Hotel, Malibu
by Adam Robb The faint lettering of the former Malibu Riviera Motel's logo peeks out beneath the roadside signage now in use by The Native Hotel. The newest illumination in the sleepy coastal town's night sky, rising from a thicket of palm trees...
DETROIT FOUNDATION HOTEL
APARIUM HOTEL GROUP
THE APPARATUS ROOM
The Detroit Foundation Hotel
The five story, 100-room Detroit Foundation Hotel embodies much of the Motor City's distinct charm. Once the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, the Neoclassical brick building is now an art-rich center awash in amenities and ideally situated downtown...
Dream Hotel, Hollywood
by Andrew Maness It’s hard to imagine a name working on more levels than that of the freshly opened Dream Hotel in Los Angeles. The slim 10-story structure is at the center of a $110 million dollar complex that seeks to breathe new life into...
Freehand, Los Angeles
As a combination hotel/hostel concept, the Freehand Los Angeles is democratic by design: anyone with $49 in their pocket can stay at the Sydell Group's freshly opened DTLA digs. But, in the capable hands of Roman and Williams, democracy is also in...
Summer Camping Essentials
It's not summer until you've made an escape to the great outdoors—and maybe cooked a S'more on an open fire. As we quickly approach August, those in the Northern Hemisphere are taking time out in the wilderness; floating in rivers, hiking, and swimming...
TASTE OF THE WALDORF ASTORIA
JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
From the moment guests enter the dramatic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills foyer, it's clear they're in a town known for Hollywood glamour. Co-designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with Gensler and Perkins+Will, the hotel is a modern interpretation of Art Deco...