hotels

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

By Ann Abel While Lisbon has lately captured the world’s attention (or at least mine), Portugal’s second city has been stepping out of the shadows. Lately, it has grown into a place where there is far more to do than taste fortified wine and embark on Douro River cruises. Truth

High Style in the Ski resorts of Flims & Verbier By Everett Potter Every winter, avid European snowboarders head to the linked Swiss ski areas of Flims, Laax and Falera for some of Europe’s best terrain parks and an Olympic caliber half pipe, a south-facing sunny location and some 220

By Ruth J. Katz Legends take time to accumulate the burnished patina that renders them mythic. The glorious Fontenay Hotel is scarcely a year old, yet this shrine to the ultimate in lodging was the talk of le tout Hamburg before the front door was even unlocked. Touted to be

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you encounter a perfect fit…it can be a store you visit time and time again, the perfect pair of shoes and then, sometimes, it’s a great hotel. Not one on a spectacular list, not one on the lips of the hip, but one that just gets

By Larry Olmsted When the Palms opened in 2001 it was a game changer for the Vegas resort landscape, off the Strip but still packed with A-list Hollywood, pro athlete and celebrity appeal. The casino hotel was invention of the Maloof family, who have owned two NBA teams, the Houston

By Shari Hartford Just when you think a hotel is a hotel is a hotel, comes the new kid on the block…a micro hotel. While part of the lexicon in Europe and Asia, micros are relatively new to the U.S. market. Some are really glorified youth hostels and some are