The Four Seasons Safari Lodge Embraces The Serengeti

A destination that celebrates its spectacular natural surroundings and Tanzanian culture

On the Regional Air 13-seater Cessna Grand Caravan, looking out over the horizon, the view is stunning and uninterrupted until landing at Seronera Airstrip, Tanzania. The tiny airport—with its unpaved runway—is in the middle of the vast, beautiful Serengeti. Passengers disembark down a three-rung ladder and are immediately met by incredibly the warm and welcoming Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti staff. During the 45-minute drive to the lodge, the …

The Shanghai EDITION Hotel Opens Near The Bund

A new lifestyle and hospitality destination in the heart of the Chinese city

The latest EDITION Hotel has officially opened its doors, this time in Shanghai. The Shanghai EDITION is the cherry on top for a city that has seen its powerful growth manifest into becoming one of the most vibrant cultural hubs in Asia. It’s also a milestone along Shanghai’s path to becoming a global lifestyle capital. The boutique hotel brand, conceived by Ian Schrager in partnership with …

Word of Mouth: San Miguel de Allende

Some of our favorite places in this historic, photogenic city

Artistically and culinarily dynamic and ever-evolving, San Miguel de Allende (around 170 miles from Mexico City) is one of Mexico‘s most exciting and photogenic cities. Between the wonderfully wonky cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, baroque to neo-gothic architecture and bougainvillea-covered walls of the city, there’s innovation bubbling. The city is UNESCO-protected, but it’s much more than a historically significant place. Inventive architecture, concept shops, thoughtful stores, incredible food, luxurious …

The Edinburgh Grand Hotel’s 50 Dream Apartments

Fully-equipped, serviced accommodation in the heart of Scotland's capital city

Anyone who walks through the Old Town of Scotland‘s capital city, Edinburgh, traverses historic architectural grandeur knitted tightly along curves and inclines. On the other side of the centrally located Edinburgh Waverly Station, across from St Andrew Square, rises the neo-classical wonder that is The Edinburgh Grand—and it’s a perfect match for the city’s magnificence. Built between 1939 and 1942, the edifice long held the headquarters …

Benefiting The ACLU, The Standard’s “Chefs Stand Up” Dinner Series

A look at the three-city venture that supports immigrant communities

The Standard is hosting a three-city, nearly three-month long dinner series benefitting the ACLU, called “Chefs Stand Up.” With chefs from various cities, ethnic backgrounds and experience levels, the series will feature dishes inspired by the various immigrant communities that support, improve and evolve the industry. Proceeds from each dinner will go to the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project—a part of the Union that combats discrimination …