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See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections. New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved-wood furniture, and baronial fireplaces as well as access to the private roof club and über-e...
Sure, there are a lot of designer clothing shops in Houston, a city obsessed with the finer points of retail. But until Evelyn Gorman opened Mix, no one here had merged fashion with culture and entertainment. Gorman has launched what she calls a "...
Grab your golf clubs—and cowboy boots. The new Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, 30 minutes from Austin,Texas, is equal parts country club and camp. There's an 18-hole golf course and adjoining adults- and kids-only spas, plus horseback riding, kay...
q. I've always wanted to take a river cruise in Asia. Can you recommend a good tour operator? —L.V.S., Tempe, Ariz. a. The Irrawaddy Flotilla Co., founded in 1865, was once the world's largest privately owned fleet of ships, with 650 barges that...
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 something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
With a population of 500,000, Fort Worth is less than half the size of its neighbor to the east, Dallas, and in the past suffered in comparison (size matters in Texas). But the tables have turned, and Fort Worth has emerged as the envy of Texas ci...
The good news: Based on statistics from major United States airports, in-terminal theft has been steadily declining for the past several years. "And in contrast to general U.S. crime statistics," says LAX crime analyst John Eells, "the numbers ar...
I have a love-hate relationship with hotels. I'm dependent on them 200 nights a year, and it's hard to describe the life--it's so episodic, but I love it. When I stay at a hotel, my expectations are very high. Part of that is my desire for honesty...
Reader's FindIn Paris last summer I discovered an incredible bed-and-breakfast occupying a private barge on the Seine, docked near Notre Dame. The two Americans who own La Vie en Rose [888/866-4730 or 33-1/43-54-03-46, fax 33-1/43-29-79-15; www....
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
When Richard Linklater captured Austin in his 1991 film, the title said it all: Slacker. Liberal politics, loose work ethics, and a penchant for tie-dye embodied the city's attitude. Now, with the influx of high-tech firms, film crews on location,...
If all you knew of Dallas was the long-running television series that borrowed the city's name, how would you go about choosing a hotel there?That was the dark dilemma I found myself in recently. Sue Ellen, strung out by the pool at Southfork, off...