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Spring and Summer NYC Getaways
New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and most full-time residents begin thinking of escape sometime in spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there's plenty of charm and relief...
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The Silo Hotel, Cape Town
Walking into the three-room Royal Suite on the ninth floor of Cape Town's Silo Hotel is a little like entering a physical manifestation of “Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes.” Your dropped jaw is followed by a grin, and as the golden sun bursting...
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The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs
Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel's gravel courtyard—which itself clamors with growls of welcome—one can't help but let out a sigh of relief. It's a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn't offer much to look at in the colder...
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Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland doesn't draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city's epic Messeplatz...
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Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
Most of the greatest Manhattan skyline vantage points are outside of the island. For a long while now, anyone hoping for a hotel room with a view selected midtown skyscrapers or committed to upper floors in downtown establishments. In the past few...
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citizenM Takes London
Boutique hotel chain citizenM hinted at world domination when we reviewed their first—and currently only—Stateside location in Times Square, New York City a few years ago; and they're getting closer to their goal with every opening (peek their map...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
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Pontresina, Switzerland's Grand Hotel Kronenhof
A collection of time-tested attributes unite behind the words "Grand Hotel." Some allude to a palatial structure, others reference five-star service and even more address historic international clientele. All of this can be found at Pontresina, Switzerland...
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Only YOU Atocha, Madrid
The idea of a themed hotel sounds twee in words, but if executed thoughtfully and with a playful approach, it can be decidedly successful—even sophisticated. The latter is certainly the case with the new Only YOU hotel in Madrid: Only YOU Atocha. From...
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Miami Beach's Faena District
Occupying a stretch of beachfront land from 32nd to 36th Streets in Miami Beach (and reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to Indian Creek Drive), the Faena District comprises a series of architecturally captivating buildings, each with its own carefully...
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Best of CH 2016: Travel
Even though travel can be exhausting, it's something curious minds can never truly tire of—and the CH editorial team is no exception to that rule. Over the past year, our full-time staff and freelancers all over the world have delivered stories about...
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Hotel Milu, Florence
Florence tends to be synonymous with art, but oftentimes we think of ancient palazzos, classic paintings and iconic sculptures. The city, however also has a vibrant contemporary side, driven by fashion, art and food. Hotel Milu, a new boutique property...
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Skiing from The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
Following an extensive six-month-long top-to-bottom renovation, The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido turns 25 this year. The 282-room facility, with a laundry list of amenities, rests on a sprawling compound along with the Kiroro Snow World...
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Scribner's Catskill Lodge
Forever on a quest to discover escapes within arm's reach of New York City, we found ourselves at the recently reopened Scribner's Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York. The hotel itself isn't new (its bones were constructed back in 1966) and during its...
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The Importance of Glass at the Arlo Hotel Nomad
When glancing skyward from the base of the brand new Arlo Hotel Nomad, one notices an overhang composed of glass. It isn't until guests step out on the spacious 31st floor outdoor bar that it becomes evident this is a small, transparent floor. It may...
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PTT Family's Katamama Hotel
Over 1.8 million. That’s how many bricks were handcrafted to create Katamama, an extraordinary boutique hotel in Bali realized by Ronald Akili and his team, the PTT Family, alongside Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each brick is individually fabricated...
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The Boro Hotel
Opened in 2015 in Long Island City, Queens, the Boro Hotel could double as a design showroom thanks to the thoughtful selection of interiors. Design nerds will recognize the sculptural Plumen bulbs, Jasper Morrison for Vitra cork stools, custom leather...
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CH Global Spin: Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
by Karen Day Craft beer, once a cottage industry carried out by dedicated beer nerds, has reached an all-time high. Consumers around the world have come to favor small-batch, full-flavor brews over their mass-produced, watered-down counterparts...
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Downtown Detroit's Bedrock + Shinola Hotel
2011 was a very important developmental year for Detroit. It was then that full-service real estate firm Bedrock began taking tremendous steps toward revitalizing the city. At the same time, Detroit-based lifestyle brand Shinola was founded and...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
by Rima Suqi While the Barcelona-vs-Madrid rivalry is very real on the soccer field, when it comes to tourism, the two coexist on fairly even ground. Barcelona might have a sexier reputation, but over the years it also has experienced an explosion...
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Word of Mouth: Budapest
by Alia Akkam Creative energy has long been percolating in Budapest. Once the Iron Curtain was peeled back, an impressive underground culture erupted that, through the years, has only grown fiercer. While tourists flock to the city to peep at grandiose...
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CH Global Spin: Round The World with Star Alliance and Marriott International
by Karen Day With the quick swipe of a finger we can now easily find out which restaurants are popular in Copenhagen, what’s stylish on the streets of Seoul or which Caribbean island delivers the most epic sunsets. Social media may have put the...
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The Surfjack Hotel + Swim Club, Honolulu
It’s not easy to stand out in the sea of hotels crowding Waikiki but, within just a few months of opening, the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club has made quite a splash. While its distinguished neighbors (like the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana Surfrider) rely...
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