hotels

By Ann Abel Call it the ACE effect. The hotel brand became famous for setting up shop in offbeat neighborhoods—where the rent was presumably cheaper—and then transforming those areas into new capitals of cool. They were pioneers in neighborhoods like New York’s NoMad, district, London’s Shoreditch, and DTLA. And they inspired

By Everett Potter Maine has enjoyed a sizeable increase in visitors during the pandemic, as more people discover the considerable charms of its fabled rocky coastline, fishing villages and food scene. As visitors increase, so does the demand for small hotels that have a distinctive Maine flavor. Here are three 

By Everett Potter Three new hotels are about to debut in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, raising the stakes for luxury in a town that has no shortage of inventive places to stay. Gleneagles Townhouse, 100 Princes Street and W Edinburgh are raising the luxury level in the Scottish

By Larry Olmsted International Women’s Day is March 8, and for years the focus of this column, The Great Life, has been on travel. I’ve been covering the hotel and destination industry for as long as I can remember, so it seemed fitting to take this occasion celebrate the accomplishments of

By Catherine Sabino Authentic has become a buzzword in travel in recent years, as visitors increasingly seek out unique and immersive experiences, the quest for what’s genuine revamping itineraries as travelers re-evaluate what to see and do, where to dine, and, as importantly, where to stay. This pursuit of the

  By Steve Jermanok One step off Newbury Street into the reception area of the The Newbury Boston and you’ll notice the stairwell that always took up a good portion of the lobby is no longer there. It’s been replaced by a gem of a small library with books stocked

By Ann Abel Say what you will about 2020 and Covid-19, but they forced the hospitality world to get creative. There were lockdown weekend promotions, transitions toward cowork spaces and even luxury quarantine packages. Now, with many parts of the world still a long ways off from being able to have a normal tourist

By Everett Potter When all of this is over – and we all know what “this” is – there are hotels around the world that I can’t wait to return to. Three of the best are in Switzerland, a country where the concept of five-star luxury was more or less

By Shari Hartford Much has been written about veering off the beaten path. It’s been immortalized in poetry, books and movies. But to veer off the beaten path in a city as vast as New York is to be a true explorer.  Mr. C Seaport is indeed off the beaten

By Shari Hartford When I visit a resort – island, mountain or seaside – I look forward to a large luxurious room with every accoutrement, lots of relaxing space and, best of all, a sumptuous bathroom. However, when I’m in a city, my needs change greatly. I want convenience and