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Tips and Articles in China

It's time to celebrate the new. Not just the new new but also the reinvented, re-created, and incomparably well preserved. T+L's Critics' Choice Awards, new themselves this year, honor the innovations that keep us traveling. Our distinguished pane...
oh la la, st.-tropezConnoisseurs of the Côte d'Azur are now resting their heads at the Hôtel Villa Belrose, a dream of lemon stucco, ruddy canal tiles, and brilliant white balustrades. Call it haute glamour: the estate is discreetly situated at th...
There was a time when business travel was looked upon by travelers and providers alike as a necessary ordeal -- just think of the term road warrior. But in today's world -- where image is everything -- the travel industry believes people want some...
A cluster of old brick factories near an out-of-use industrial canal in Shanghai—the once forgotten nook known as Suzhou Creek—has become the nerve center of the city's avant-garde scene. The area's top gallery, ShanghArt Warehouse (Bldgs. 16 and ...
First Soho China shocked Beijing with the concrete towers—accented in lemon, flamingo pink, and electric blue—of Soho New Town. Then the same developers brought haute design to the foot of the Great Wall with Commune, a cluster of strikingly moder...
As a kid growing up in late-1980s Hong Kong, I was afforded little opportunity to golf. All four of the territory's clubs operated on a strictly private basis, and the only course on the Chinese mainland—the excellent Arnold Palmer design at Chung...
Tibetan antique furniture expert Chris Buckley's renowned Beijing shop, Torana House, now has a sister in Shanghai: Torana Gallery (339-15 Chang Le St.; 86-21/5404-7787; www.toranahouse.com), a showroom-like space filled with treasures...
The word tour often conjures images of buses crammed with tourists and drone-like guides rattling off perfunctory details about sights seen through a window. But a walking tour is something completely different. Walking slows us down and heightens...
See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow. Meet the Jury Architect Adam D. Tihany founded New York City–based Tihany Design in 1978. His multidisciplinary studio has designed restaurant interiors for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotels for the M...
Awakening to the sounds of rustling leaves and distant ocean surf, you stretch out in bed, enjoying your first few moments of the day. Around you, your treehouse suite at California’s Post Ranch Inn—set on stilts among branches high above the Paci...
Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
"Your bags are not here," the woman in white gloves told me, taking a deep breath that suggested she'd been on the receiving end of passenger wrath before. "And there is no match with your tags in the computer." She lowered her eyes. After innume...
From Liberation Road we went downhill. We were searching for old Chongqing. There were four of us: myself and three local architects. Cynics may be surprised to hear that Chongqing has more than one architect. In this rapidly modernizing city, the...
Beijing The sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38-yard lap pool, two indoor tennis courts, a 256-yard jogging and rollerblading track, and mor...
When reports came out several years ago linking red wine and good health, wine sales soared in China. Western vintners descended on the country to cultivate the trend, and succeeded in replacing Cognac with wine as the drink of choice among fashio...