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Entries by Melanie Nayer from 05/2011

Dragons, Drums & Dancers: Sky-High Celebrating at Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong (VIDEO)

| Posted 05.02.2011 | Travel

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong officially opened its doors on March 28 as the highest hotel in the world. Today, May 3, the hotel is ready to party. The...

Tale of a True Renaissance: St. Pancras Hotel in London Re-Opens After 138 Years (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.06.2011 | Travel

The new majestic hotel was a divine addition to the classic architecture that lined the city streets. The St. Pancras station and hotel introduced London to a new way of travel and living. Not only was it the first time trains connected in the north side of London, but the hotel was the first to introduce the Ladies' Smoking Room -- the first public room in Europe where women were allowed to smoke, acknowledging the status (and often, wealth) of women.

Travel & Leisure Names The Best New Hotels 2011

| Posted 05.10.2011 | Travel

Want to sleep under a moonlit sky in South Africa, or sip cocktails overlooking Shanghai's famous Bund? Good news, hotel lovers: you can. Thanks to Travel & Leisure, 50 new hotels from around the world are ready to cater to your every whim and desire.

Inside Hotel Plaza Athenee's Barbie Suite in Paris

| Posted 05.16.2011 | Travel

This August, Hotel Plaza Athenee is offering Barbie fanatics a chance to stay in the Barbie suite and live our their Barbie fantasies. But it's not only the girls that get to have fun.

Comfort & Class Converge With Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt, Ireland (PHOTOS)

| Posted 05.24.2011 | Travel

The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt was buzzing with excitement a few weeks ago. The resort, which has only been open three years, was at full capacity the day Gordon Ramsay arrived and it's no surprise: the man's got serious skills.