Where Not to Travel in Summer — And Where to Go Instead

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.

The Middle House Debuts in Shanghai

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.

Bulgari Comes to Beijing

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.

New and Noteworthy May 2016

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.

Hong Kong Hotels

Two boutique hotels in Hong Kong reviewed in the March 2016 issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.

Previous Hideaways of the Year

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.

New & Noteworthy, November 2015

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.

Ports of Call: Hong Kong, China

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.

New & Noteworthy, April 2015

Andrew Harper shares new and noteworthy news from across the luxury travel industry from April 2015.

Rick Bayless – One Plate at a Time

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 on iPhone Apps and Meals Worth Traveling For

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."

China: A 17-Day Andrew Harper Signature Tour

The latest Andrew Harper signature tour is a grand trip to China taking place May 9 - 25, 2014.

Last Word: China by Private Jet

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.

Hangzhou: A Glimpse of the Old China

Nowhere in China is there a greater sense of cultural continuity than in the ancient city of Hangzhou.

10 Things a Visitor Must Do or See in Beijing

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.)

Legendary Products of Ireland

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.

Asia’s Golden Season

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.

Grand Awards Asia & Pacific

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.

Planning a Memorable Family Vacation: Spring Break and Beyond

With the holidays over, many families turn their attention to planning a spring break trip.

Hangzhou and Shanghai Hotels

Forty years ago, the Cultural Revolution sought to obliterate the world’s oldest continuous civilization, but despite the chaos, it did not entirely succeed.

Xi'an's Terracotta Army

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.

Footsteps Itinerary: China

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.

China's High-speed Rail

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 News: China, Colorado, London, Nevis

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.

Featured Harper Auction: Beijing's Opposite House

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.

Shanghai Shopping Discoveries

This historic trading city has long been a destination for avid collectors and shoppers.

Luxury Boom in Hangzhou, China

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.

Featured Harper Auction: The Opposite House, Beijing

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

Notable Events in June

Amanfayun, China

For years, we waited in vain for a new Amanresort and then, suddenly, several turned up at once.