Tips and Articles for Beijing

Dean Kaufman

Let’s face it: hotels favor certain guests over others. Some will always be offered the biggest rooms with the best views, the extra attention, and all... Read More

Hong KongA burgeoning cultural scene is giving a new dimension to this fast-paced city.Art WalksFour noteworthy galleries and neighborhoods to explore... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

The Athlete: Stan BahnsenThe Experience: This former Major League Baseball pitcher and 1968’s Rookie of the Year for the New York Yankees (who had a... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

China is in the midst of what may be the biggest building boom in human history, surpassing the creation of the Pyramids and the Great Wall,... Read More

Africa/Middle EastQ: What about Dubai? I’ve been to Al Manzil which was excellent. where else can I stay? Sarah Spagnolo: Well, I can’t stop thinking... Read More

Top New BridgesNo. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, ArizonaNo. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, SingaporeNo. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, FranceNo. 4 Ponte... Read More

Day 1Morning: Wake up at the Opposite House (doubles from $342), in the upscale Sanlitun neighborhood, and head downstairs for a fortifying breakfast of... Read More

AndazParent: HyattBack Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied... Read More

Hidden down a quiet alleyway in the clubby Sanlitun neighborhood, Hotel G (doubles from $160) mixes Hollywood glamour and Art Deco touches: in the 110... Read More

BeijingQiThe Lowdown In Chinese, Qi means "Seven"— the number of China’s provinces whose cuisines are on the menu of the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial... Read More

Two years after the Olympic games, Beijing continues to evolve at full tilt, with exciting new lounges, restaurants, and hotels popping up across the... Read More

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Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn.A: “Call at least one month in advance... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night RestaurantsHow do you coax AnthonyBourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

The highlight of a visit to the new Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is the extraordinarily detailed scale model of the city that projects what China’s... Read More

The Cultural Revolution's national ideology—fortunately—has gone the way of the Little Red Book, but the distinct style that emerged out of China's... Read More

The Blob Has Landed "National theatre or national joke?" That's what Beijing residents were asking following the construction launch of China's most... Read More

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

Pablo Picasso once proclaimed, "We all know that art is not truth." Collectors visiting China quickly become even more cynical. With art here, there is... Read More

One of my most cherished, if illogical, fantasies is that I was one of those Chinese scholar-painters in a former life. I first discovered their... Read More

PPDO. For the solo voyager, this piece of shorthand-- for "per person, double occupancy"-- is the most hated fine print in travel brochurese. That's... Read More

. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality"My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since... Read More

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