Red Stripe Brewery, Kingston

An inside look at the Jamaican beer brand's restored brewery

Consumers place a premium on authenticity these days, especially when it comes to food and drink. So back in 2015 when a few avid Red Stripe Beer drinkers found out that the “Jamaican Style Lager” had been produced in Pennsylvania for three years, they filed a class action lawsuit for being mislead. A year later, Heineken acquired the beer brand and vowed to bring production …

The Surfjack Hotel + Swim Club, Honolulu

This locally designed, '60s-themed hotel in Waikiki is a glimpse into the future of Hawaiian hospitality

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 on luxury amenities, proximity to the shore and sheer size, the Surfjack leans on a distinct 1960s charm and an …

ROOST Rittenhouse, Philadelphia

The impeccably designed apartment hotel making "extended stay" a lot more welcoming

The words “extended stay” gives many the shudders—evoking business trips hiding under the guise of family vacations, memories of a friend’s painful divorce process, and pretty generic-looking rooms. But now that rentals like Airbnb have become an attractive alternative for lengthy stays, long-term hotels are stepping up their game, too (to be clear, in America; international cities like London already have mastered the luxury extended-stay …