The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills

LA's newest hotel debuts with ambitious culinary offerings, luxurious amenities and a very pet friendly attitude

From the moment guests enter the dramatic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills foyer, it’s clear they’re in a town known for Hollywood glamour. Co-designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with Gensler and Perkins+Will, the hotel is a modern interpretation of Art Deco inspired by the Streamline Moderne style of the ’30s and ’40s. In fact, even before entering the hotel, visitors are given Hollywood-style treatment. Arriving at the …

The Ned, London

A hub of accommodation that's more than a hotel, thanks to its size and intentions

Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost too massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after four years of work, completing its transformation from Midland Bank headquarters into a gigantic 252-room hotel, with private members’ club areas, a spa, public …

Four Seasons Seoul

A visit to the Korean capital's newest luxury hotel

While Psy’s catchy song “Gangnam Style” brought the urbanized, Western-influenced region south of the Han River to everyone’s lips across the globe, its counterpart Gangbuk (translating to “north of the river”) is where you’ll find the Seoul’s old city charm, thanks to many of its historic sites. The Gwanghwamun area is the capital’s heart and hub: home to Gyeongbok Palace, embassies, as well as a …