Located between old and new Dubai in the Za’abeel neighbourhood, the One&Only One Za’abeel is in a dual-tower development featuring the world’s longest cantilever and designed by Tokyo-based architects Nikken Sekkei.

The Art Gallery of Ontario showcases Keith Haring’s work in Canada in 25 years in a new exhibition called Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody.

Boutique hotel Aka Alexandria, located less than 20 minutes from Washington, D.C., is the first American hotel designed by Lissoni New York.

Boston’s Back Bay neighbourhood has a new attraction: Raffles Boston, inspired by the city’s Emerald Necklace.

Where the districts of Marylebone, Mayfair, and Soho meet, the BoTree boutique hotel opened this month on London’s Marylebone Lane.

The big island of Hawai‘i is welcoming visitors to experience a new luxury accommodation and ho’okipa (hospitality) at Kona Village, the first Rosewood Hotel in the Hawaiian Islands.

High above Hakata Bay on the island of Kyushu in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka, occupies the top nine floors of the 25-storey main tower of the Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City complex

The Lafayette Hotel & Club in San Diego has scaled up in its 77th year, as owners CH Projects, well-known for its restaurants, revamped the first hotel in its hospitality portfolio, eschewing subtle and embracing maximalist style. Originally opened in 1946 as Imig Manor, this was a haven for Hollywood stars such as Lana Turner, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, and …

Travellers headed to the Eternal City should consider checking into the newest addition to Rome’s famed Via Veneto: InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace. Designed by Italian architect Carlo Busiri Vici, the Renaissance-inspired building opened in 1905 as a residence for visiting ambassadors, and from 1946 to 1993, it was the library for the American Embassy across the street.

The Grand Hyatt Kuwait, a contemporary hotel in the Al Zahra district, is connected to the 360 Mall, a mixed-use development offering business and leisure travellers numerous diversions.

In Stratford, Ontario, renowned for its theatre, Hotel Julie is a 19th-century rowhouse reimagined as stylish short-term accommodation. With nine flats on offer, each individually decorated, guests can become characters on their own stage for a weekend or a week.

On Bordeaux’s wine route, a historic residence has been transformed into a relaxing haven with a panoramic view of its vineyards and the Gironde Estuary: Le Château Réal.

With doors now open in Sydney’s Central Business District, Hotel Morris has been reincarnated, returning as a modern boutique hotel in a heritage-listed building.

In the shadow of Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Wheel, there’s a new beachside hotel: the Pierside. With palm trees and the sea within steps of the entrance, travellers are greeted by a colourful homage to the area’s hippie spirit, natural beauty, and skate culture.

Travellers mixing work and play will find a welcome home away from home at Brewery Park Boutique Suites, a contemporary hotel with an apartment vibe in Halifax’s North End.

Chicago’s Loop district is home to Pendry Chicago in the 1929 Carbide and Carbon Building. Originally designed by Burnham Brothers, the eye-catching 37-storey green terra cotta tower with gold accents was reportedly inspired by a champagne bottle.

West of Hamilton in the town of Dundas, a grand red-brick farmhouse built in 1867 has been reimagined into the HighAcre, a modern boutique inn.

Washington, D.C.’s, Dupont Circle is now home to Yours Truly DC, the first North American hotel in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Vignette Collection.

The corner of Wall and Water Streets, location of the Tontine Building, has been a noted destination in New York City’s financial district since 1792. Its latest incarnation is the Wall Street Hotel.

On Vienna’s noted Ringstrasse and across the street from the Stadtpark, the boutique hotel with its original marble doorways is housed in two neo-Baroque palaces built in 1871 for German-Austrian entrepreneur Hugo Henckel von Donnersmarck and Baron Friedrich Leitenberger, a textile manufacturer.

Vogue Hotel in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile has officially reopened, revealing a nouveau look courtesy of Sid Lee Architecture. A fixture on Avenue de la Montagne since 1990, the hotel is now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.

Get into the groove of East Nashville with a reservation at Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club, welcoming guests to take up residence among the live music clubs, vintage shops, and independent restaurants only 10 minutes from the neon lights of the downtown Broadway music strip.

Opened in early April, Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai, in the city of Chiang Mai’s Umong district, welcomes guests to restore and relax among the bamboo and frangipani.

With a bold design, a dash of sexy sophistication, and a plethora of visual art, Virgin Hotels has taken up residence in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

How to be even more attracted to the Italian Riviera? Grand Hotel Bristol is welcoming guests back to its newly updated five-star amenities, including its consummate hospitality and the largest spa in Liguria.

Almanac Hotels, owned by Vienna’s WSF Group, has debuted a new lifestyle collection of hotels, choosing Prague as the inaugural location. The former Alcron Hotel reopened at the beginning of March as Almanac X Prague, within walking distance of popular Wenceslas Square.

At the heart of the city is the Casco Antiguo, a historic district, UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to Hotel La Compañía.

Roadtripping into the heart of Ohio leads travellers to the stylish doors of Hotel Versailles, newly built on a spot that has welcomed travellers for over 150 years.

Adventurers preferring upscale accommodation to rest and recharge after a day on the waves will want to spoil themselves at H20 Life Style Resort on Long Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Describing itself as the first luxury kiteboarding resort in the Caribbean, this sequestered beachside property tucked into the south shore of Providenciales is owned by Canadian entrepreneurs Rob Ayer and Nicolas Boucher.

France’s port city of Bordeaux is home to newly opened Maison Rosa, in the historic setting of a late-19th-century house. Centrally located in the residential zone of the Saint Seurin – Fondaudège district, this three-storey, three-bedroom maison d’hôtes offers all the must-haves: fashionable rooms, private outdoor access, and customized amenities.

Transformed from a former Stasi spy base into a contemporary hotel, Château Royal has been reimagined in homage to bohemian Berlin at the turn of the 19th century: note the bronze dome with a weather vane by French artist Cyprien Gaillard crowning the hotel.

Villa Augustine, a new fashionable five-bedroom guesthouse, aims to evoke a sense of home shared with others while maintaining an unhurried and intimate feel.

Marilyn Monroe once said that “happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” She knew the experience is what we crave, an indulgence to be savoured and enjoyed. This has been the mantra of Andrews since it opened its first store inin Toronto’s Hazelton Lanes (now Yorkville Village), developing a niche in the city’s fashion landscape that focuses on customer experience.

Noted British textile designer William Morris wrote, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Cleaning products, although useful, are rarely beautiful, but Toronto’s Guests on Earth aspires to satisfy the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) as well as the three Ss: sustainable, stylish, and self-care.

Toronto’s newest hotel is open for business. Ace Hotel Toronto, in the historic Garment District steps from bustling Queen West, is a boutique hotel whose memorable façade of red brick, wood and glass with a curvaceous arch creates an alluring entry, beckoning locals and visitors inside.

Northwest of Ottawa, the town of Deep River sits between the Ottawa River and the old-growth forests of Algonquin Provincial Park. Here is where Anupaya Cabin Co. has sprouted, a wilderness retreat for city dwellers to rest and relax, and which co-owner Shan MacLaggan joyfully describes as “welcome desolation.”

Spring is almost here, the perfect time for a dose of me-time to feel healthy, positive and energized. At these recently opened wellness options across la belle province, there’s a focus on European trends such as hydrotherapy circuits, salt rooms and pressotherapy to help the body detoxify and calm the mind.

Montreal rolls out the red carpet for visitors with cutting-edge contemporary public art, neighbourhoods transforming into the newest “it” spot, and design-worthy places to call home for a weekend or longer. For your next getaway to la belle province, consider these five new experiences in Montreal.

With an endless checklist of creature comforts and the stamp of local styles, these five home-away-from options are in harmony with their environment and welcome guests to quickly get into a holiday state of mind year-round.

The annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival offers many a way to rewind the news cycle and better understand our evolving world.

Chicago has earned its place as cultural kingpin—artistic offerings here are not only top-tier, but they come widely varied in medium.

Shedding dated decor, the latest addition to the Marriott’s coveted Autograph Collection has Albertans heading to the picturesque Kananaskis Valley this winter.

These exhibitions have taken art out of its hallowed halls and into temporary spaces specifically designed to be shared via the rectangular window of your cell phone.

Bringing together nature and architecture, Kengo Kuma’s vision of the first design museum in Scotland has been realized with the opening of the V&A Dundee.

A design-savvy abode from the stylish entrepreneurs behind the June Motel.

Becoming a castaway with luxe benefits is possible at Petit St. Vincent, a private island and five-star resort at the southern tip of St. Vincent and Grenadines.

At 25, Toronto’s Hot Docs International Film Festival isn’t slowing down: with over 260 films representing 56 countries offering a diverse sampling of subjects, from pop culture to politics.

Cabinscape matches contemporary design with eco-friendly rental cabins that fit the bill for a weekend getaway in the wilderness.

A new photograhy exhibition reveals Canada as seen through the eyes of one of America’s best-known newspapers: The New York Times.

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s new Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective aims to deepen visitors’ perspectives of the iconic American artist’s work.

Stress doesn’t stand a chance—this is secluded island luxury at its loveliest.

Designed by Mexico City’s JSa Arquitecturo firm, the boutique hotel’s mid-century interior would seemingly suggest urban surroundings; that one could look out a window and see busy streets and businesspeople in pinchy shoes. Instead, the Sea of Cortez and El Arco de Cabo unfurl outside.

Here, family-owned cafes serve fresh fish to tables overlooking the sea, bakers craft delicately flakey pastries with the local salted butter, and huge farmers’ markets overflow with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Perhaps it seems paradoxical: Mexico City’s reputation as a front-runner in the realm of innovative contemporary cuisine is due largely to local chefs’ use of pre-Hispanic flavours and indigenous ingredients.

Steps from the Grand Place in Brussels sits the five-star Hotel Amigo, the preferred address of visiting celebrities and politicians, a quiet oasis among the tourists crowding the cobblestone streets.

In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum is debuting its new show Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.

For over a hundred years, South Whitfield Street has been the home of a distinctive five-storey building, the YMCA in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighbourhood—today, the city landmark has been transformed into the Ace Hotel chain’s first expansion into the northeast Rust Belt.

For 10 days at the end of April and beginning of May, documentary fans can take in films that run the gamut from politics to pop culture, and everything in-between.

The industrial revolution built Pittsburgh, and the tradition of local entrepreneurs continues its influence with the reinvention of Lawrenceville, a haven for budding business-types looking to make their mark.