HARMONIZING ARCHITECTURE

The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri — Hotel No. 14 By 1927, the McCanles Building Company purchased three lots on the south side of the creek and commissioned local noted architect Alonzo Gentry to design luxury apartments to harmonize with the Spanish and Mediterranean motifs employed for the nascent Country Club Plaza. Perhaps others would …

Rooms With A View

Putting the ‘Treat’ into Retreat Once a pit stop for European explorers – Christopher Columbus first encountered it almost 500 years ago – Scrub Island is now the ultimate private resort. It’s a serene haven situated one mile from Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, and its name supposedly comes from the pirates who dropped …

Just My Type

The Press Hotel, Portland Maine – Hotel No. 82 On a corner of the historic Old Port neighborhood in Portland stands the Gannett Building, which dates back to 1923 and once housed the offices and presses of the Portland Press Herald, Maine’s largest newspaper. Now the building has turned over a new page with the …

The House A Duke Built

AC Santo Mauro – Hotel No. 15 One hundred years ago, it was a folly: a residence for entertaining titled relatives and visiting heads of state. The palace of the Duke of Santo Mauro and the Marques of Santa Cruz occupied a prominent spot in Chamberí, the cosmopolitan heart of Madrid. Built in 1894 by …