Explore Top Finds near Your Renaissance Hotel

Top Finds

Hand-picked recommendations from around the world.

Looking for Chinese street food in London? How about boutiques in Long Beach? Or a pop-up speakeasy in Chicago?

Throw away the guidebook and get connected to what the locals know. Whatever you want to experience on your trip, we’re plugged in and on hand to help you explore the neighborhood.

Our Navigators have curated a list of some of the most fascinating ‘must do’ experiences from each of our Hotels’ neighborhoods.

We’ve collected memorable must-sees for every one of our destinations around the globe, giving you the inside scoop on the best each Renaissance Hotel location has to offer.


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Big Buddha

Capture views of the Karon beaches and Chalong Bay from the hill. That is, if you can take your eyes off the mammoth marble Buddhist statue.
It's hard to miss this 45-meter tall marble statue peering down at you as you journey through the south of Phuket. While it's easy to admire from afar, head to the base of the Big Buddha to take in the view and learn more about the impressive statue. As this is a holy site, conservative dress is strongly encouraged.
Address: Soi Yot Sane 1, Chalong, Phuket, 83100, Thailand
Phone: (+66)76 211 036
Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM

Ban Boran Textiles

Pick up one-of-kind, hand-woven silk scarves in the eye-catching tribal patterns of a local indigenous group.
Shop for finely woven clothing at Ban Boran Textiles, which is located on one of the many charming streets in Phuket Old Town.
Address: 51 Yaowarad Road, Phuket, Thailand
Phone: (+66)76 211 563

Mai Khao Beach

This is one of the few places in Phuket where you have a long stretch of beach all to yourself.
Address: Mai Khao Beach, Phuket, Thailand
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The Paley Center for Media

Tracing media's trajectory, the nostalgic archive revisits iconic moments like President Kennedy’s assassination and The Simpsons' debut.
William S. Paley played a significant role in shaping radio and television broadcasting in the 20th Century. The Paley Center for Media is at the forefront of the ever-evolving global media and examines its effect on society. They are curators of over 150,000 television shows, radio productions and commercials, as well as key events in history like Neil Armstrong’s voice clip from the moon. Listen to radio programs from back in the day or watch re-runs of I Love Lucy, a feat that promises a nostalgic experience for entertainment history buffs and television junkies. Visitors can also glance through their collection on their online database.
Address: 25 West 52 Street, New York, 10019, United States
Phone: +1 212 621 6800
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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The Paley Center for Media

Tracing media's trajectory, the nostalgic archive revisits iconic moments like President Kennedy’s assassination and The Simpsons' debut.
William S. Paley played a significant role in shaping radio and television broadcasting in the 20th Century. The Paley Center for Media is at the forefront of the ever-evolving global media and examines its effect on society. They are curators of over 150,000 television shows, radio productions and commercials, as well as key events in history like Neil Armstrong’s voice clip from the moon. Listen to radio programs from back in the day or watch re-runs of I Love Lucy, a feat that promises a nostalgic experience for entertainment history buffs and television junkies. Visitors can also glance through their collection on their online database.
Address: 25 West 52 Street, New York, 10019, United States
Phone: +1 212 621 6800
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM