Last fall, at the start of the Republican presidential primary campaign, I drove two hours south of Washington DC to the Virginia wine country and checked into a stylish hotel on a country estate near Charlottesville. Nestled in the foothills of Blue Ridge and accessed via a long curving drivewayRead More →

Another prominent opponent is Mr. Barron, the Ace partner whose ideas on the “nodal points” that the hotel seems to embody. During development, Mr Barron said, his relationship deteriorated with Mr Calderwood and with GFI Capital Resources Group, the company that invested $ 140 million in the project, to theRead More →