Lion Palace Heralds New Era of Hospitality for East and West
Nearly two centuries after its debut as the city’s most exclusive residence, the “House with Lions” is reborn as Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg. Ideally situated next to St. Isaac’s Cathedral – and designed by the same architect – this architectural masterpiece gives way to glamorous new hotel accommodations, dining and drinking concepts, event spaces and the city’s most sumptuous spa.
Surrounded by stunning views, Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami brings the essence of modern Five-Star luxury to Brickell Key. Contributor EMILY VALINE checks into the private beach, gourmet fusion restaurant and an exotic day at spa to find a taste of Asian serenity in sun-kissed Miami.
This year marks the 110th Anniversary of The Ritz Hotel in London, and it remains the single finest example of Edwardian England’s customs and style. Charlatan Magazine checks into the neoclassical masterpiece in the heart of London to discover why these traditions feel tried, true and contemporary.
Ritz-Carlton Soars at International Commerce and Financial Center in Kowloon Island
One Country, Two Systems ensures that capitalist economic political systems can prevail inside the PRC. Contributor MATT GRAY checks in at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong on Kowloon Island and discovers the world's most competitive economy inside a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Its the world’s most visited city. Yet for those who live in London, navigating the labyrinth of art and culture inadvertently distinguish one’s class. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS checks into the five star hotel only to find a bohemian enclave and aristocratic clique sitting down together at this proverbial, if magnificent, Moveable Feast.
It was planned by Peter the Great and evokes notion's of St. Petersburg's imperial past. Charlatan Magazine strolls one of the grandest boulevards in the world and discovers a 21st century hotel simply soaked in memories and charm.
A Conversation with Ritz-Carlton Founder, Horst Schulze
Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze co-created the first luxury hotel chain. Today, he's creating unique experiences in more intimate settings. MICHELLE SHAIL chats with the ‘Greatest Hotelier in the World’ about the revival of the boutique hotel at Capella.
London’s Milestone Hotel is known for its Afternoon Tea. But will Starbuck’s recent purchase of Teavana turn a time-honored tradition into a mass consumer circus? Expatriate LAURA BROWN checks in on both and finds the ‘Sweet Spot’ in a very Special Alliance.
It is where the Mayan people once came to pay tribute to the sun, where green turtles have nested year after year, and where beach lovers from around the world discover a sandy slice of heaven. Contributor KIM GREEN embarks for the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun: a luxury resort that embodies the vibrant yet quaint charm of one of the finest beaches in Mexico.