Word of Mouth: Seattle

Embrace the classics and find some hidden gems in Washington state's biggest city

Washington’s biggest city is surrounded by water—even from above, according to reputation. But Seattle is much more than its weather. With Mount Rainier as its postcard backdrop to the southeast, Seattle might not be the glitziest city in the United States, but its ever-changing nature and appreciation for the unpretentious, the grimy and grungy, is what makes it so appealing. Beyond shopping on Ballard, tasting microbrews …

Inside NYC’s Storied The Beekman Hotel + Residences

One of the most anticipated developments in years finally opens its doors

There are few buildings in NYC that carry as much allure as 5 Beekman Street, once known as Temple Court. Built between 1881 and 1883, a central enclosed nine-story Victorian atrium defines the interior. It was unparalleled at the time and would play host to decades of activity—from a theatrical beginning to a law firm and publishing house. In 1998, the building’s facade would be …

Thompson Beach House, Playa del Carmen

A new modern hotel in the heart of the city and directly on the water

Over the years, Playa del Carmen, Mexico has picked up a reputation for two things: it’s the hipper, more nightlife-centric destination for those who want to avoid the Cancun crowd, and it’s adjacent to beautiful beaches. The brand new Thompson Beach House does more than offer access to both. Two blocks from their sprawling main location, the boutique-style hotel rests directly on the sands. One …