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Now you can order up a little crisis intervention with your continental breakfast. The Nob Hill Lambourne in San Francisco already has plenty of amenities to make business travelers physically fit for corporate competition: treadmills and all-nat...
No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux-sable bed throws, and kimonos in place of terry robes, and you've got No. 5 Maddox. Located on the ...
Thursday night at the W New York. Open since December and always crowded, the hotel erupts once a week into a full-fledged scene; it starts in the Whiskey Blue bar and spreads throughout the airy, two-story lobby. Cramming the space until they're ...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...
If the bed is the heart of a hotel, then the bar is its soul. From the colonial swagger of the Chater Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, to the big-martini, big-cigar bar at Chicago's Four Seasons, the hotel bar is never just an outpost. For t...
Valencia Street In the emerging Inner Mission, Valencia is shaking off its seedy image. Sprouting up in place of auto shops and taquerías are hot restaurants and offbeat boutiques owned by young entrepreneurs. But watch out: parking is close ...
Toast of the coast Cornwall's just-opened Hotel Tresanton — a former yachting getaway — has a pedigree that's irresistible to royal-watchers, food lovers, and design mavens. The new owner Olga Polizzi is the daughter of Lord Forte; the chef ju...
The cable cars, the chocolate, the state–of–the–art this–and–that, the park with the buffalo. But mostly San Francisco is about the hills. The city sits improbably on them, a lofty, cosmopolitan peninsula amid some of the world's most spectacular ...
News on where to stay…what to see…what to buy… In the moonscape that is the Sahara, southern Tunisia's Pan Sea Ksar Ghilane is an oasis within an oasis: a just-staked hotel of 60 ivory linen tents. Sheltered in a date-palm and olive grove 125 mil...
cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a child's oceangoing nirvana, with deck after deck of video arcades, playgrounds, theaters--even a...
Britain's bright young thing Over the past decade, Brighton has been gaining a reputation as one of England's coolest cities. With the recent debut of the 18-room Hotel Pelirocco, the seaside town finally has a hotel that fits its new image. In a ...
Some of this inn's adobe buildings date to the 17th century and are said to have withstood Pancho Villa's artillery during the Mexican Revolution (a cannonball was found in the hacienda's wall during recent renovations). Later, as a guest ranch, i...
San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to tickle the senses at Metreon, a new San Francisco entertainment complex. Find out where the wild thi...
Take a detour from your vacation to check out what the rest of the world is doing: working. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are the perfect wake-up call after the lullaby of historic house visits, shopping, and sightseeing. There's lots to choose ...
The chefs we talked to bring adventure and wisdom to the American table—and they treat eating out en famille with equal parts passion and good sense. No, they don't feed the kids foie gras. But you won't (usually) catch them at Burger King, either...