As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.
Swire Hotels' fourth "House" property, The Middle House, is due to open in Shanghai in early 2018. Designed by Piero Lissoni, it will have 111 rooms.
A new Bulgari Hotel opens in Beijing. The 119 rooms and suites will be complemented by a 16,000-square-foot spa with an 82-foot pool.
Andrew Harper shares notable luxury travel news from May 2016, like Seabourn's spa cruise, Singita Lebombo's expansion and Adrian Zecha's Chinese hotel venture.
Two boutique hotels in Hong Kong reviewed in the March 2016 issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.
Each year, Andrew Harper chooses the best hotels from a year of travel. Here is a look at the previous winners for the Hideaway of the Year award.
Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel industry news for November 2015, like Aman's private jet journeys and The Mark's new penthouse suite.
Offering sophistication, culture, the arts and the natural beauty of parks, beaches and one of the world's most dramatic harbors, Hong Kong is the world's city.
Andrew Harper shares new and noteworthy news from across the luxury travel industry from April 2015.
With six awards from the James Beard Foundation, including National Chef of the Year, Best American Chef: Midwest and Humanitarian of the Year, Rick Bayless - with over 30 years of culinary experience - remains a culinary force to be reckoned with.
Andrew Zimmern, the Travel Channel host, producer and writer, certainly needs no introduction to those familiar with "Bizarre Foods," "Bizarre World" and "Bizarre Foods America."
The latest Andrew Harper signature tour is a grand trip to China taking place May 9 - 25, 2014.
I greatly enjoy helping to plan our Signature Tours, and the itineraries that invariably give me the most satisfaction are those to far-flung places, where it is difficult for individual travelers to make their own arrangements.
Nowhere in China is there a greater sense of cultural continuity than in the ancient city of Hangzhou.
Beijing has a complex relationship with its past. (The city has been known as “Beijing” since 1403, the time of the third Ming emperor, but the first city on the site, Ji, dates to the 11th century B.C.)
In the course of my recent journey, I was able to see firsthand how three famous Irish products are made: gorgeous Donegal tweed, delicate Belleek porcelain, and a fine whiskey, Bushmills.
One of the best times to visit China is in October, when the winds change and bring cool, dry air down from the Tibetan plateau and the trees glow with fall colors.
Situated in a wooded valley about 20 minutes from the center of Hangzhou, Amanfayun comprises a small village, with many of the structures dating to the early 1800s. It is linked by the wide Fayun Pathway, which extends for a little over a third of a mile and leads to Lingyin Si, one of China’s most active Buddhist temples.
With the holidays over, many families turn their attention to planning a spring break trip.
Forty years ago, the Cultural Revolution sought to obliterate the world’s oldest continuous civilization, but despite the chaos, it did not entirely succeed.
The discovery of the Terracotta Army was one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Perhaps only the 1922 excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamen was of comparable significance and captured the imagination of the world to a similar degree.
I planned my recent trip to China to revisit the country’s principal cities and cultural highlights, as well as to experience its new generation of upscale hotels and resorts.
During the second week of June, I took the high-speed train from Hangzhou to Shanghai, so when I first heard of the fatal c
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou began accepting guests Friday at the new 78-room (five suites) resort at West Lake, one of China’s most picturesque settings.
This week's featured auction is a three-night stay at Beijing's remarkable Opposite House (a retail value of $1,540) for a starting bid of $508.
This historic trading city has long been a destination for avid collectors and shoppers.
The picturesque city of Hangzhou on China’s celebrated West Lake already boasts a number of opulent properties, including Fuchun Resort, the Shangri-La Hangzhou and the newly opened Amanfayun.
This week's featured Harper Auction is a four night stay in Beijing's Opposite House, a $1,920 value currently offered for $670.
Notable Events in June
For years, we waited in vain for a new Amanresort and then, suddenly, several turned up at once.