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One City, Three Enclaves What’s trending in Morocco’s style capital? Fashionable insiders walk us through their favorite neighborhoods. Industrial Zone: Maryam Montague, the guru behind cult design blog My Marrakesh, favors this evolving area, 2...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.78 2. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.67 3. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.31 4. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet 98.18 5. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphor...
See More Global Hot Spots Getting Around The only way to navigate the medina is on foot. The lanes get crowded, so pay attention to valuables. Petits taxis are perfect for short trips. Flagging one on the street is better than negotiating at a ...
See 100 Places to Eat Like a Local Farinata, Genoa, Italy Liguria’s beloved equivalent of the French socca is a thin, pizza-like pancake made from chickpea flour, served hot from the oven and typically adorned with hunks of gorgonzola or Stracch...
Marrakesh wallops the senses. A riot of colors (mosaic tiles; woven textiles), sounds (the drone of drums from the central square, Jamâa el Fna), and, of course, tastes. Whether in the souks of the walled Medina or the bourgeois district of Gu...
The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
Travel Secret I subscribe to five travel magazines and often get frustrated with the fluff out there, but yours is all meat and potatoes. The May issue in particular is jam-packed with fun features—like “Best Secret Islands on Earth.” Many of the...
It may not have a fleet of 14 bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms like its legendary 1928 namesake in Hong Kong, but the Peninsula Beverly Hills, designed by James Northcutt, prides itself on extraordinary service just the same. Like the monogrammed pill...
At New York’s Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” (spanishinstitute.org; through Feb. 19) shows the late Basque couturier’s avant-garde pieces, including gowns worn by Spanish nobility. This season, Louis Vuitton celebrate...
Marrakesh and I go back almost 40 years, when I was assigned by the Peace Corps to teach English at the Lycée Mohammed V, deep in the medina. At the time, the city was an exotic North African backwater with only a handful of decent places to stay ...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
the honeyed life in morocco Set in the Palmeraie, a magnificent palm grove just outside town, is Marrakesh's newest oasis: Les Deux Tours. The Moorish-style pleasure palace offers peace and solitude far from the tumult. Charles Boccara, one of Mar...
No sooner have my Timberlands hit the tarmac of Casablanca's airport than a blast of desert air blindsides me. This flying carpet of Moroccan history, with its billions of granular artifacts, is the country's signature greeting. And so the trip — ...
A generation ago, the average weekend getaway amounted to little more than two days by the shore or a quick hike in the mountains. Escaping to Europe seemed like an impossible proposition due to the expense, distance, shortage of flights, and the ...
"Amanjena is my last Aman baby," says Adrian Zecha of his new resort in Marrakesh. By now, everyone on earth must know the story of the founder of Amanresorts. Tired of hotel monotony, the Indonesian-born hospitality prophet opted for a moon shot...