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At Art Basel Hong Kong, the Show Extends Beyond the Fair

Shopping malls, hotel lobbies, Victoria Harbour—platforms for both emerging and established...

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Made in Mexico

From intimate city boltholes to upscale beachside retreats, the latest crop of Mexican hotels are...

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Put the 2019 European Capital of Culture on Your Radar

North of Greece and Turkey, and around three hours by air from London or Paris, Bulgaria and its...

Winter Escapes Minus the Log Cabin Cliches

Our travel correspondent has been delighted by the evolution of cozy design.  

Taiwan Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Soon-to-open cultural centers, exciting hospitality projects, and a new international art fair are...

Our Editor at Large Reveals Her Can’t-Miss Places to Stay in 2019

Welcome to the Upgrade, seasoned travel writer Cynthia Rosenfeld's authoritative take on travel....

L.A.’s New Design Atelier That Doubles as an Art Gallery

Icelandic architect Gulla Jonsdottir opens an multidisciplinary space inside the La Peer Hotel.

This Winery and Art Park Is a Visual Masterpiece

A tour through the scenic Château La Coste in Provence, where sculptures and pavilions by Pritzker

Meet the Next-Wave Designers Carrying on Yves Saint Laurent’s Legacy in Marrakech

The opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is putting the spotlight back on a cultural...

Where to Escape to After Paris Fashion Week

With designer showcases soon to take over the city, we suggest one stylish new stay to book in...

A Freedom Sculpture for Independence Day

Architect Cecil Balmond’s poignant work is unveiled in Los Angeles.

Experimental Group’s Second Property Opens in London

Designer Dorothée Meilichzon signs on again for the Henrietta Hotel, the follow-up to Paris's Le...

Destination: Hong Kong

China’s global capital of commerce is alive with creative energy thanks to a flourishing...

Gardens in the Sky: WOHA’s Sustainable Architecture

The principals of the Singapore-based firm are determined to paint a tropical metropolis green.

Insider: Chen Man’s Guide to Beijing

The international fashion photographer still finds inspiration in her native country.

Paola Navone’s Perfect Imperfection

Italian designer Paola Navone brings her “tham ma da” touch to a major Hong Kong renovation.

Insider: Brooke Hodge’s Guide to Palm Springs

The Vancouver native has become an ardent California convert over time.

Insider: Gulla Jónsdóttir’s Guide to Iceland

The architect and designer loves the country’s seismic activity and sticks of licorice.

Four Seasons Opens a Research and Design Lab

The opening of a research and design studio signals a new era for the venerable hotel brand.

The Sri Lankan Escape on a Former Tea Estate

Nestled in the green, rolling terrain of the surrounding UNESCO-protected land, Santani, the...

Zen Diagrams

A new restaurant’s unexpectedly bold design infuses a shot of Japanese culture into button-upped...