Top Chefs Doing Dine-in at Luxury Hotels

Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athenee

The key to getting a reservation at the hottest restaurant in the city? Check-in at the remarkable hotels they call home. From Ramsay to Ducasse, celebrity chefs are setting up shop in luxury properties around the globe. We round up the best restaurants helmed by the stars of the culinary world.


Dinner with a View

Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa Solana Cabanas

There is no lack of accolade-laden restaurants within our collection of hotels, but there are some properties that take it to the next level with a scenic feast for the eyes to accompany the meal. Herein, we dish up hotels serving dinner with a view.


Hotel Bars Keep Getting Cooler

AYANA Resort and Spa

Hotel bars are much more than convenient watering holes for overnight guests. The Raffles Hotel Singapore’s Long Bar, for instance, birthed the iconic Singapore Sling back in 1915. Thanks to innovative cocktail programs and prime locations, hotel bars are becoming destinations in their own right. Let’s toast to a few of the coolest.


City Hotels that have Summer Dialed


There’s an undeniable buzz around a city in the summer, as it marches to the beat of outdoor concerts, festivals and events. We look at nine hotels that match their attractive city locales and all offer unique summer experiences.


Cooler Places to Beat the Heat

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Soaking through shirts, hair frizzing from humidity, constantly stalking the shade—sometimes summer is just too hot to handle. The key to enjoying the outdoors without breaking a sweat two seconds in is a milder destination. Take off to one of these seven vacation spots where comfortable August temps are the norm.


The Newlywed’s Guide to Experiential Honeymoons


You’ve made it official and now you’re ready to take on your first adventure as a married couple. Champagne, roses and dreamy sunsets are honeymoon staples, but for those looking for more than the starter kit trip, we give you seven out-of-the-ordinary newlywed getaways. Cave dwellings and hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, or hilltop lodgings and safari drives in Tanzania—weigh your unconventional options.


10 Questions: Federico Gurdián, Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas

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In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Federico Gurdián of Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas in Costa Rica.


Off-Season Summer Getaways


With school out and traditional destinations prone to crowds, finding value and quiet in your summer vacation can be an onerous task. But there’s an alternative. Affording an opportunity to hit iconic destinations at a fraction of the cost, the off-season summer getaway is moving into the mainstream. The Swiss Alps, for example, teem with activity and high prices in winter, but right now rates are lower and the jagged mountain peaks are prime for hiking and mountain biking. Herein, eight destinations to explore off-season.

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48 hours in Calgary


Thousands of out-of-towners descend on Calgary in early July for Stampede. The 10-day, rodeo-centric event isn’t everyone’s can of beer, but as I discovered, you don’t need to like barrel racing or bull riding to fall in love with Cowtown. The city’s bikeability, dynamic dining scene and proximity to unspoiled wilderness prove she’s no one trick pony.

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Hotels in Historic Locations


Indulging our inner history buff, we delve into a number of venerable cities, and the hotels therein, taking a look at some under-the-radar aspects that make them worth a visit.

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