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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

1. romeWhy: Chocolate-covered panettone. The chicest stores on Earth. A city more alive than ever, with its $81 million renovation of churches and... Read More

Once the kitsch capital of the Pacific, Honolulu has grown into an urban paradise with a singular style-- a mélange of East, West, and Polynesia that is... Read More

What you pay for your hotel depends on when—and how—you book. We tested seven methods (from online travel agents and aggregators to the hotels’ own... 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

Day 1Morning Hike: Honolulu is a city of early risers, so join predawn joggers and bikers on the two-mile coastal path that skirts Diamond Head Crater,... Read More

With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly... Read More

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... Read More

Los Angeles(%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34Anaheim–Santa Ana(%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38San Diego... Read More

“You have to keep moving or it dies,” explains Ian Schrager, the infamously obsessive hotelier who, with late business partner Steve Rubell, invented... Read More

The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of... Read More

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See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting.Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and... Read More

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast, Big IslandWhen I was growing up in Los Angeles, my parents would regularly decamp, sans kids, to the Mauna Kea. It... Read More

The koa wood and bronze columns of Hawaiian Hall, centerpiece of the Bishop Museum, has beenrestored to dazzling splendor by Ralph Appelbaum Associates ... Read More

See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures.One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and... Read More

When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America... Read More

They call it Dudamania: Gustavo Dudamel, the 27-year-old Venezuelan conductor, shaggy-headed and exuberant, is leading performances that lift not only... Read More

Kailua is the country cousin of Oahu's glossy but overbuilt Diamond Head-Waikiki Gold Coast. It's what the whole island was like 40 years ago, when... Read More

Hawaii's North Shore is floating CinemaScope, Beach Blanket Bingo crossed with The Truman Show, an eerie landscape where everyone is living out a... Read More

The reasons not to visit Honolulu are pretty close to the ones that make it irresistible. Nobody (well, just 70 percent of all visitors to Hawaii) ever... Read More

To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet SetRing in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

Call it the Cinema Paradiso of the Pacific. On Saturdays and Sundays, the city of Honolulu erects a 30-foot movie screen for an evening of alfresco... Read More

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