Long-Lost Leonardo da Vinci Sketch Discovered

Turning up at a Paris auction house, a small sketch (measuring seven by five inches) stood out to a curator, Thaddée Prate, who took a closer look. Indeed, the double-sided illustration proved to date back to 1482 and was the work of Leonardo da Vinci. While one side depicts Saint Sebastian, “the image is not a straightforward religious depiction: the martyr’s twisted pose and defined, …

Purgatorio n°2, Napoli

A unique Neapolitan hospitality experience housed in a Renaissance-era Palazzo

Whether misunderstood or embraced by visitors, Napoli (Italy’s third largest city) is a location immune to the rest of the world’s fads. It’s full of surprises—a giant, enigmatic metropolis overshadowed by the towering Mount Vesuvius and cushioned with a shimmering strip of the Mediterranean Sea. But Napoli, just a two-hour drive from the Amalfi coast and known first and foremost as the breeding ground for …

Global Day of Discovery at Renaissance Denver Downtown Hotel

NYC meets LoDo for this midweek bash featuring craft beers, creative cocktails and DJ Cassidy

Advertorial content: Not long after New York Citys DJ Cassidy descended on Denver Thursday evening, flocks of young business travelers started to dance. Instead of being just another humdrum weekday on the road, Renaissance Hotels bash in honor of Denvers Global Day of Discovery was definitely a Thursday to brag about. At the group’s newest property, the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel featured the …