DINING IN: British chef Jason Atherton, whose global network will soon include Sydney, has designed the menus. Look out for the Big Eye tuna tataki, North African-spiced Colorado lamb or share dishes from The Social Section, especially the 40day, dry-aged cote de boeuf with foie gras salad and bone marrow jus. The sumptuous second-floor restaurant, with original oak floors, mahogany wainscoting and lush velvet chairs, comprises three dining rooms, a billiards room and library bar.
DINING OUT: Check out Eataly, a gourmet Italian deli and dining complex across the park, and Upland, for lively Californian fare at 345 Park Avenue South.
ASK THE CONCIERGE: Lexington is a must.
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CHECKING IN: Rooms from $US725 ($948) a night. More: editionhotels.com.
ALSO TRY: The Miami Beach Edition; Ham Yard Hotel, London; Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road.
CHRISTINE McCABE Following a refurbishment of all guestrooms last year, San Francisco’s Fairmont, looming atop Nob Hill, has unveiled an upgrade of its five “specialty” suites including the famous Tony Bennett pad; stay before July 21 and receive a second night for just $US5 ($6.50) • This week, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts opens a 290-room property in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar; situated within walking distance of the Great Chinggis Khan Square and with mountain views, the luxury hotel features plenty of local touches, including doormen in traditional dress, together with large, modern guestrooms kitted out in timber and marble; the Shangri-La adjoins the city’s first upscale residential and retail development • These days hotels have art curators and bearded mixologists but Australia’s QT Hotels & Resorts might just be the first with a resident “forager”; Georgie Neal will foster relationships with farmers and growers across the country to supply the freshest seasonal produce to QT hotels in Sydney, Canberra, Port Douglas and Falls Creek and on the Gold Coast •Banyan Tree Lang Co is offering three nights for the price of two, including breakfasts, until December 19 (excluding July 1 to August 31); beside a long, deserted beach in central Vietnam, the beautifully designed resort offers large pool villas within easy striking distance of charming Hoi An and the old imperial capital of Hue.