Charlatan embarks on the Hotels, Palaces & Hotspots Around the World

Viva la Cuba

One culture. Two currencies? Charlatan checks-in to Cuba’s new Gran Hotel Manzana, and experiences the collision between communism and the new market capitalism.


It’s the birthplace of the Tango. Charlatan checks-in to the FS Seasons Buenos Aires and discovers the spirit of Eva Parón in step with the diversity of a nation.

The Forest of Kings

It's where Mayans paid tribute to the sun. Contributor KIM GREEN embarks for Cancun to swim the turtles and discover ancient rituals of the Mayan civilization.

The Big Smoke

It's where locals crash the cosmopolitan scene. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS checks-in to the Corinthia and rediscovers London.

Fortune's Bazaar

One country, two systems? Charlatan checks-in to the RC Hong Kong and discovers the old world colliding with the new.

Time of New Hope

Voters rejected Prayuth Chan-ocha in Thailand in favour of reform, deomocracy and eqquality.

The Invisible Bridge

America is ostensibly two nations barely on speaking terms. Charlatan checks into the Four Seasons Budapest to learn where this story ends.

Puttin on the Ritz

Charlatan checks out the neoclassical masterpiece in the heart of London and experiences why this hotel's customs feel tried, true, and contemporary.

Bride of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles was signed at Trinon Palace. Charlatan checks-in to the Waldorf Astoria and learns that power is where power goes.

The Prague Sonata

Czechia is the newest name for the Czech Republic, and yet another incarnation for the Kingdom of Bohemia. Charlatan checks-in to FS Prague, and discovers a progressive & enchantingly modern world.

Lords of the Atlas

How did Morocco avert the Arab Spring? Charlatan travels to Africa and discovers a savvy constitutional monarch, a vibrant cosmopolitan culture, and the kismit of both at the resplendent La Sultana Marrakesh.

Lost in Florence

Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL visits the Four Seasons Hotel Florence: and discovers the oil paintings, antiques and masters that created the modern age.

The InterContinental Effect

The InterContinental Hotel has commandeered Boston’s revolutionary harbor in a way the Redcoats never could. With next level concierge on a cosmopolitan seaport.

The Lion Palace

Peter the Great preferred humble accommodations, but Catherine the Great certainly would have approved. Charlatan embarks to the sumptuous Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg.

Home to Vote

U.S. Supreme Court overturns abortion. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL recalls how a family vacay coincided with a political exodus to Ireland, and the collision of church and state with a woman's right to choose.

The Real Downton Abbey

The 8th Countess of Carnarvon recounts how the chatelaines of Highclere rescued, liberated and saved the castle. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Lady Fiona Carnarvon about "The Real Downton Abbey."

One Night in Miami

The Mandarin Oriental brings Five Star luxury to Miami. Contributor EMILY GILLESPIE enjoys the private beach and spa, and finds Asian serenity on the sun-kissed Brickle Key

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