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Tips and Articles in China

Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
Andaz Parent: Hyatt Back Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied-à-terre. Where You’ll Find Them: Hollywood, New York, and London, among other cities. Resor...
Call it King Kong. The tallest building in Hong Kong and the fourth tallest in the world—designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates—is now the site of the highest hotel in existence: the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Occupying the top 17 floors of the In...
Top 10 Hotels: Overall 1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 100.002. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cedar Mountains, South Africa 99.173. The Goring, London 98.684. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya 98.614. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserv...
Just a few years ago, the comforts that could be found in high-end airport lounges were pretty much the same all over the world. Comfortable chairs (other than the molded-plastic variety); plasma-screen TVs; an open bar; free Internet access…these...
I am writing this letter from London, having spent the past two days at the annual World Travel Market fair, where government tourism representatives, airlines, outfitters, and hotel companies gather to present their latest offerings. Located at ...
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 plum-hued rooms, sexy black-and-white photographs hang on concrete walls stenciled with damask m...
Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here! I’m a surfer. I can wake up, go surfing, work, and then surf again. It’s heaven." Hers is th...
See our slideshow of the World’s Scariest Roads. Wheels spinning, tire tread searching for grip, Lee Klancher steered his motorcycle between two ruts before skidding to a stop. It was day No. 2 of the Caravana festival, a weeklong expedition held...
Shops In Hong Kong’s fast-gentrifying Sheung Wan neighborhood, 1960’s fashion is the inspiration at men’s-wear shop Moustache, where New York City transplants Ellis Kreuger and Alex Daye use high-tech Japanese fabrics for their bright knit sweate...
Beijing Qi The Lowdown In Chinese, Qi means "Seven"— the number of China’s provinces whose cuisines are on the menu of the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street’s new restaurant. (For more on the hotel, see T+L’s It List.) Craving the tingling...
This month, the Peninsula Hong Kong marks its 82nd anniversary with Our Hong Kong (free for guests), an insider’s guide to the city with tips from staffers on the best places to eat, shop, and explore. Turn the pages to discover under-the-radar sp...
Forget the airport taxi: From the Persian Gulf to Punta Cana and Hong Kong to Bora-Bora, upscale hotels, resorts, lodges, and safari camps are perfecting the art of the unique arrival. These days, a "shuttle" to the hotel is more likely to be a he...
Two years after the Olympic games, Beijing continues to evolve at full tilt, with exciting new lounges, restaurants, and hotels popping up across the sprawling metropolis. From an under-the-radar whiskey club and a buzzy locavore restaurant to a s...
What do you get when Hermès goes to Shanghai? Shang Xia—Mandarin for “up and down.” The sleek 1,345-square-foot store, with its white oak floors and cloud-like molded walls, was developed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma under the direction of des...