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.

With a new lease on life, the Beekman is now a 287-room, 45-suite, two-duplex property in Lower Manhattan—and one of the most anticipated New York hotel openings in years.

Just a quick jaunt from the Canadian border, the Pacific Northwestern city of Seattle, Washington, is well-situated for weekend visits and offers plenty for curious travellers to explore.

The Maison Perrier-Jouët celebration for Foxcatcher was buzzing. Like clockwork, the Cannes darling enthralled Toronto critics and audiences alike last night. Based on actual events, this Sony Pictures Classics drama is one of the year’s most anticipated films.

All hail Daniel Brühl. The scene at Thompson Hotel is a bustling beehive, like something out of a Formula One pit stop. If TIFF partygoers could have bucked security to douse the actor in Moët & Chandon, hoisting him up on their shoulders champion’s-circle-style, I’m pretty sure they would.

If anyone creates a reality TV show about teams competing to open the coolest hotel—and it’s only a matter of time before someone does—Jason Pomeranc and Tony Cohen would be the stars.