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      Hotel Moskva’s five-star makeover

      Alexey Shchusev was one of the most distinguished architects of the Soviet era, a designer of projects from the Russian...

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      August 21, 2014

      Japan's Toto is flush at ease of launching India plant

      Japanese and Indian culture could hardly be more different, but senior executives at Toto, the Kitakyushu-based toilet...

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    1. June 20, 2014

      The gifts of time

      Like faces, gardens evolve over time and can only be “conserved” as changing entities. Up in Derbyshire, in the town which...

    2. May 30, 2014

      Short cuts: Portsmouth fort turns into luxury hotel, Four Seasons to open in Disney World

      Portsmouth It must be one of the most unusual jobs in hospitality: hotel company AmaZing Venues is seeking a manager for its...

    3. May 13, 2014

      Damaged Rothko back on display

      A Mark Rothko masterpiece that was severely damaged in a graffiti attack has gone back on display at Tate Modern after a...

    4. April 28, 2014

      Four Seasons, Mumbai

      Where Worli, Mumbai WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Price of an espresso Rs425 Open7am-11pm Sometimes the heat and bustle of...

    5. March 10, 2014

      The juxtaposition of the old and new in New York’s Seagram Building

      A 1919 wall hanging created by Pablo Picasso is at the centre of the latest battle over the historic versus the modern at...

    6. Material World

      July 24, 2013

      Luxury’s must-have: a dab of hospitality (industry)

      So the other day I was talking to Josh Abram, who was showing me around his new luxury co-working venture Neuehouse and whom...

    7. July 5, 2013

      Facial awareness

      Ping ping buzz brrring. I’m sitting in a restaurant with three girlfriends of a certain age and their mobiles are...

    8. May 13, 2013

      Seagram Building’s bond rating questioned

      Bonds backed by the rental income from one of Midtown Manhattan’s most recognisable skyscrapers are much riskier than their...

    9. April 26, 2013

      An inside job in Las Vegas

      Las Vegas has a longstanding love affair with excess: from neon signs to buffets, bigger is widely considered better....

    10. April 11, 2013

      Beyondbrics: Bird flu gives business a cold

      Chinese businesses from rural poultry farms to the luxury Shanghai Four Seasons hotel are beginning to feel the impact of a...

    11. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2013

      China bird flu: business catches a cold

      By Stefan Wagstyl in Hong Kong and Leslie Hook in Beijing Chinese businesses from rural poultry farms to the luxury Shanghai...

    12. February 5, 2013

      Chief checks out of Four Seasons

      Luxury hotel group Four Seasons has parted company with its chief executive and long-time employee Katie Taylor, less than...

    13. December 19, 2012

      Steelite acquires Royal Crown Derby

      Steelite International, the UK’s largest tableware manufacturer, has acquired Royal Crown Derby, one of the best known...

    14. December 4, 2012

      Mergers and acquisitions, and the Orient-Express

      To sell or not to sell: that is the question for the Orient-Express Hotels board of directors. In a saga with a...

    15. September 28, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Peter Marino

      In the style-obsessed auditoriums that play host to the world’s fashion weeks, when someone mentions a “star designer” they...

    16. September 21, 2012

      Short cuts: The spirit of Shackleton, luxury in Baku and a peek inside the Foreign Office

      Antarctica Sir Ernest Shackleton’s escape from Antarctica in 1916 is often described as the greatest survival story ever...

    17. September 21, 2012

      The Art Market: Baku the future

      As part of its continual push to develop new markets, Christie’s last week organised its first exhibition in Baku, capital...

    18. August 10, 2012

      Where to stay in St Petersburg: hotels with history

      For the past 15 years, two institutions have dominated the hotel scene in St Petersburg: the Grand Hotel Europe on Nevsky...

    19. July 20, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Stella McCartney

      In the game of New York restaurants, designer Stella McCartney gets a gold medal. Generally, even in a city as full of...

    20. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      China’s official PMI figures for April came in at 53.3, compared to 53.1 in March and a median forecast of 53.6 from...

    21. April 30, 2012

      Four Seasons purchase to slow Hands deals

      Guy Hands, the veteran UK private equity investor, has completed his last deal for the foreseeable future, betting on the...

    22. March 22, 2012

      Jesus Christ Superstar, Neil Simon Theatre, New York

      It comes as no surprise that this revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar provides a measure of...

    23. February 19, 2012

      Four Seasons examining deals to cut net debt

      Four Seasons has ruled out selling itself as the care homes group examines options to refinance its debt before a September...

    24. February 17, 2012

      Towering Toronto

      It’s been nothing but good news for Toronto’s frothy real estate market. After a decade of steadily rising property prices,...

    25. February 16, 2012

      Out of nowhere – it’s Lin-credible!

      New York has been humbled in recent days. The city that never sleeps – the home of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, the...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2012

      Weekend news catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       MF Global loss estimate revised upwards -       S&P...

    27. February 10, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Dustin Hoffman

      There have been plenty of great restaurant scenes on film. Think of Meg Ryan faking an orgasm at a Manhattan delicatessen in...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 8, 2012

      Four Seasons races to refinance £780m in debt

      Four Seasons, the UK’s largest care-home operator, will seek to raise up to £230m in new equity from existing shareholders...

    29. February 8, 2012

      Four Seasons races to refinance £780m in debt

      Four Seasons, the UK’s largest care-home operator, will seek to raise up to £230m in new equity from existing shareholders...

    30. January 15, 2012

      Hospital group GHG teeters on the brink

      As the UK’s largest private hospital group by revenue teeters on the brink of a potential debt crisis, it is providing an...

    31. November 25, 2011

      Can you ever have too many investors?

      Lopo Champalimaud, founder of Wahanda, now has ten backers What is the correct number of investors to have behind your...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2011

      Moscow: 180 hotels planned, few built

      Sergey Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, has announced plans to build 180 new hotels to attract more businessmen and tourists...

    33. September 30, 2011

      Short cuts

      Verbier Resorts across the Swiss Alps are bracing themselves for a difficult winter as the strong franc makes them more...

    34. September 23, 2011

      Why downtown Miami’s on the up

      Of all the cities and all the neighbourhoods affected by America’s recent recession, few were hit harder than downtown...

    35. September 15, 2011

      Southern Cross hands over 35 homes to MMCG

      Southern Cross has handed over 35 homes to the Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG), as it continues to wind down its...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2011

      Luxury jets: taking off on EM demand

      Over the past few years, emerging market players have been cutting out the middleman, orchestrating transactions that go...

    37. September 3, 2011

      The Diary: Sarah Sands

      Life’s rites of passage have an apricot glow. Our sons will keep their memories of cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats...

    38. September 3, 2011

      Four Seasons takes on 54 homes

      Four Seasons, the care home operator, has agreed a provisional deal to take over an extra 54 homes run by Southern Cross,...

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