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Heyday: With its cushy banquettes, terrazzo floors, and waitresses in qipaos, this just-opened club is an homage to Shanghai’s 1930s jazz era, complete with vocalists crooning Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald songs. Bostonian Aaron Feder, whose ...
A five-star rating on Yelp is nice, but there's perhaps no better restaurant recommendation than one that comes from the mouth of a chef. Phaidon's new edition of Where Chefs Eat banks on that idea, curating a culinary expert-sourced guide to the ...
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 the perks (welcome gifts, on-site credit) that make staying at a hotel a little bit nicer. S...
The Artist: Li Jiabo Principal dancer, Hong Kong Ballet. Moved from Shanghai in 2003. What's Underrated: You always hear about Lan Kwai Fung or Soho, but there’s a lot to explore in Tsim Sha Tsui, which has several stylish shops and Victori...
There’s no escaping it: after a day hoofing it around Paris from Montmartre to Montparnasse; off-roading in a bare-bones Land Rover on safari in Botswana; or attacking moguls in Vail, CO, the day’s activities are bound to haunt you. One of the old...
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
Four Seasons' famously comfortable beds have some new competition, now that Westin has introduced its trademarked heavenly bed and W Hotels has added linens from Portico. Laura Begley goes to the mattresses to find out who's the best among the maj...
One Halloween evening, before the great recession briefly dampened spirits in China, I found myself at a party in Shanghai. We were in the so-called French Concession, an oasis of winding tree-lined boulevards and blocks of old European-style mans...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Restaurant Views. Warm beige tones, rich graphic accents, and futuristic chairs give Le Jules Verne a contemporary elegance, while dishes from superstar chef Alain Ducasse create a joie de vivre in diners’ mo...
Relax is not a word you hear often in China. The Chinese are in an awfully big hurry to get to the future, and they’re not wasting any time. When the subject turns to Hangzhou, however, the Chinese discover words you’d begun to think might not e...
Video: Tour Shanghai with Designer Han Feng It is, conservatively, a thousand degrees in the shade of Spencer Dodington’s ten-gallon cowboy hat. So, while I’m enjoying this tall Texan expat’s learned discourse on the cross-cultural stylings of Ch...
Sustainability “People want to create spaces that tell their story,” Global Vision Awards jury member David Gensler says. “They want to be direct and inspiring in a complicated world.” These four winners embrace the idea that building and operati...
Hong Kong A burgeoning cultural scene is giving a new dimension to this fast-paced city. Art Walks Four noteworthy galleries and neighborhoods to explore. Wong Chuk Hang: Cutting-edge art spaces are colonizing the former industrial zone. Veter...
On a lushly planted terrace high above the mad dash of Central Hong Kong, a Gatsbyesque bacchanal is fully under way. It’s a balmy May evening with threats of a downpour, but the humidity does little to quash the revelry. The verdant rooftop aerie...
See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Gym Views. From the 47th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, sunbeams play off the perfect cone of Mount Fuji. Far below, Tokyo’s frenetic pace is reduced to a silent pulse of miniscule cars and people. You take ano...