Check out the British capital’s roster of pop-up restaurants, hidden nightspots and story-telling sessions.
All around the world, cities are shrugging off summer’s ease and getting “cool” with a season of festivals, museum blockbusters, and architectural happenings. Here are some highlights. . .
The travel market may be soft, but the boutique-style hotels keep coming; here are three such properties opening his fall. The W Boston: This all-glass building from Bentel & Bentel, New York, is meant to distill Beantown’s most famous green spaces –– think Boston Common and the Public Garden –– in a contemporary design that […]
It has a mayor credited with co-founding the city’s first brewpub and a baseball stadium that bears the name of a local sudsmaker, so it makes sense that Denver is staging its first Beer Fest, from Sept. 18-27.
Los Angeles-based designer Dianna Wong has tempered the historic Hotel Washington– located in an 1888 Beaux Arts structure– with edgy shots of vibrant color and jazzy textures. Highlights include W’s signature Bliss® Spa and J&G Steakhouse (oh no, not another one!) from three-star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, as well as POV, a destination rooftop bar […]
In the “why didn’t we think of that?” department, the world’s first-ever Lonely Planet store has opened as part of Sydney Airport’s $500 million International Terminal redevelopment. “Airports are strange places,” observes Howard Ralley, sales and marketing director at the Australian publisher. “You’re half-excited and half-bored. Everyone waiting for a flight wants to be inspired […]
Summertimes and New Orleans may not be the best of pairs, but this year the slumberous weather heralds the re-opening of the grande dame Roosevelt Hotel. Now a member of the Waldorf-Astoria Collection, the 504-room hotel shines from a $145 million historic renovation which, among other things, introduces a Guerlain spa. Through the summer, rates […]
SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FINALIZES $16 MILLION RENOVATION After being closed for more than a year, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open its newly renovated Virginia G. Piper Theater on Oct. 24. Kicking off the reopening will be ARTrageous , a special benefit performance featuring Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. The […]
In Madrid, it’s arts galore all summer long. Now in its 24th year, Madrid’s summer festival includes many free events and, for the next few days, there’ll even be dancing in the streets.
One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final projects and the only synagogue he ever designed, Beth Sholom will open a new visitors center this fall. Designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, the 1800-square-foot center will make this famous temple more accessible to the legions of architecture buffs who venture each year to Elkins Park, a quiet suburb of Philadelphia.