Firmdale Hotels, the boutique firm behind such iconic London properties as Ham Yard Hotel and Haymarket Hotel, just opened its second Manhattan locale, The Whitby, on West 56th Street, steps from Central Park and the shopping delights of Fifth Avenue.
When he started taking pictures of Beirut in 1960 (and he did so up until the outbreak of the Lebanon war in 1975), Waddah Faris inadvertently created a mirror that would, many years later, link that golden past with the urgency of the modern era.
While Manhattan’s iconic Waldorf Astoria closed down, pending its transformation into luxury condos, June sees the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, a 12-story marvel that houses 170 rooms and suites.
New York chef Marcus Samuelsson just opened his first London restaurant inside The Curtain hotel in Shoreditch. Samuelsson’s original Red Rooster in Harlem is a New York institution, offering a contemporary take on classic dishes from the American South.