Originally built in 1948 by businessman George Sax, the hotel – which hosted Hollywood royalty from Marilyn Monroe to Frank Sinatra – was the first luxury property to grace Miami Beach, instigating the myriad luxury hotels that now line the strip. ‘We are bringing the old Saxony back to life with ambitious and beautiful design and materials,’ says Faena of the 169-room property. In a bid to move away from traditional hotel conceptions, Faena enlisted a movie duo, director and producer Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin to oversee the top-to-toe renovation.
It is no secret that airlines are waging an increasingly pitched battle for the biggest-spending passengers who fly in premium classes: The carriers have deployed amenities like fluffy feather duvets and spa treatments.
Now, Delta Air Lines is trying to gain an edge with its food — a decidedly tall order.
Secret bars are nothing new, of course, but very few have mastered the quirky yet elegant style of the newly opened Foxglove tucked away on Duddell Street, at the heart of Hong Kong's Central district.
From the team who bought us the cooler-than-thou Mrs Pound, Foxglove, is a 1950s-style watering hole serving up classic cocktails. The speakeasy-style lounge bar
Alice Miller travels through Ireland, from Sligo to Dublin, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, Senator, Nobel Laureate – and a firm believer in ghosts. He claimed that after death we relive our passionate moments over and over, loving the same souls, burning down the same houses and acting out the same murders. This year, the poet’s 150th birthday, is the perfect time
The design-minded hotel offers a sophisticated, luxurious stay that brings forth the best of Japanese culture at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
The design-minded hotel offers a sophisticated, luxurious stay that brings
Part of the north Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos, Parrot Cay was once a refuge for a notorious duo of female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Reid. Nearly 300 years later, tranquility prevails over the private island, covering 1,000 acres of nature, sand and surf. Our recent
Lupe García—the creative director of recently opened Casa Cavia in Buenos Aires—is following in her parents' footsteps. Her father opened La Panaderia de Pablo restaurant, while her mother founded Ampersand—a publishing house rooted in language, history and academic books.
Looking to move that business to a new location, García's mother found a stunning, historic 1920s house for sale in the elite residential neighborhood of Palermo Chico.
Pioneering a tea renaissance, focused on tradition, culture and spiritual nourishment...
It is common knowledge that China is a land of tea. It's deeply rooted in Chinese culture and it's clearly an important part of the country's heritage, but when it comes to tea tasting, the story is slightly different. Nowadays, many people drink commercial brands of tea, with little knowledge or appreciation of traditional tea culture. Until a few years ago, the pace of growth in China was so rapid that it didn't leave any space for the development of a tea tasting culture that would (or could) embrace the richness of this old and important tradition.
Baoputang—a teahouse and private kitchen located inside a park of North Beijing—is
November, 2010 saw the lift of longstanding sanctions and boycotts of Myanmar with the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after 15 years of house arrest, effectively opening a largely unseen and significant portion of southeast Asia to Westerners for the first time in decades. Both historically significant and stunningly beautiful are the 3,000+ 11th century temples found in the ancient city of Bagan that draw in visitors from across the world.
There are several ways to see the spectacular surviving ruins; from
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, the coral island nation of the Maldives appears. Arriving in the Maldives—made up of around 1,200 islands (the number is constantly changing with the season) spread out over 26 atolls—is the oceanic equivalent of reaching an oasis in the desert. While fisherman and traders have long used the port of Malé as a checkpoint, today most accommodations are of the luxury variety—in our case the Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa.
Arriving in the pitch black night, there are no lines of cabs