Northern Slight

A Sampler of Small Hotels in Northwest Europe

It’s no slight to call these hotels slight. Because of their modest size, they’re particularly well-suited to address guest concerns about COVID-19.

Best Laid Plans

Our ‘Take Me Away’ Contest Winners

A little while back, we asked you to tell us which hotel you most dreamed of visiting once you could travel safely again. These were our favorite responses.

French Quarters

Château and Country House Hotels of France

For the second entry in our Staying Small series, we turn to France, a country that’s mastered the art of hotels that are both small and spacious.

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Modest Proposal

A Little Something for Everyone in Italy

If there’s something we can all agree on, it’s that Italy has more charming rural hotels than anywhere else. They’re iconic, and as the country reopens to tourists, they’re exactly the type of lodging people are looking for.

High Definition

Palisociety Broadens the Meaning of Bespoke

The word “bespoke” conjures up images of intimacy and a high degree of detail. Can it also be used to define a hotel group that’s in the midst of a significant expansion? Palisociety is rising to that challenge.

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Berth Right

Memorable Hotels With a Maritime Connection

Grizzled old ship captains tend not to mince words nor waste them, so neither will we. This is a list of hotels that have a seafaring slant. Each of them either connects with, or celebrates, the nautical history of their home port. Some of them even do a little floating of their own.

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Chain Reaction

Thorngrove Manor Rebels Against Replication

When it opened in 1984, Thorngrove Manor was a response to the bland and banal chain hotels of the day. As boutique hotels in 2020 march further into the mainstream, the mission is much the same for this eccentric castle in South Australia.

Take Me Away

Shine Some Light on Your Travel Dreams

These days, we’re traveling in our minds a lot more often than usual. Let’s get those dreams out into the light, shall we? Tell us the hotel you most want to visit once you can travel again, and you could win a $50 credit and a year of Tablet Plus.

Rare Form

The Curious Case of Restaurant Hotels

Hotel restaurants are nothing new. Restaurant hotels, however, are another thing entirely. They’re a rarity, and they arouse intense curiosity from anyone who makes food a focal point of their travels.

Bande à Part

Les Bains Is Not Like Other Hotels

Les Bains Paris stands apart from the crowd. It was once a spa, and then a nightclub, before becoming the luxury boutique hotel it is today. Through its many iterations, one thing has always remained consistent: dazzling success.

Someday Soon

The Coolest Hotels You Haven’t Seen Yet

Some of you, it is certain, have stayed at a few of these hotels. Though with their remote locations or the level of demand for a room, chances are that most of you haven’t. But maybe, after COVID-19, you’ll be inspired to go where not a lot of other people are going, and where you’ll have plenty of room to yourself.

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Port in a Storm

Wythe Hotel Shines a Beacon in Brooklyn

As COVID-19 escalated in New York City, we’d heard heart-wrenching stories of hospital workers sleeping in their cars to avoid exposing their families to the virus. The Wythe Hotel had heard these stories too, and they wanted to help.

Hotel Boutiques

Helping Hotels Through Their Online Gift Shops

Being the hotel obsessives we are, we’ve been searching for ways we can help them out while the travel business is stalled. One easy way is by purchasing an item from a hotel’s online gift shop. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotel boutiques so you can treat yourself while you #travelinplace.

Thou Shalt Covet

Hotels Other Architects Wish They’d Designed

Our friends at Phaidon books gathered together dozens of the world’s top architects and had them recommend the hotels that they love best. Many took it a step further and volunteered the hotels they most wish they’d designed — perhaps the highest compliment they could offer.

Remote Hospitality

Hotel Experiences You Can Enjoy From Home

Around the world, hotels are taking to digital media to share insights and experiences with their home-bound clientele — everything from cooking and yoga classes to live feeds at exotic locales and live talks with notable experts. We’ve collected some of our favorites so you can #travelinplace.

Book Tour

15 of Our Favorite Literary Journeys

A somewhat random, completely personal list of books that challenge us to think more carefully about travel, movement, and how we engage with the world.

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Total Art

The Panoramic Vision of the Zannier Hotels

Arnaud Zannier doesn’t just create hotels, he creates panoramas — complete, comprehensive hospitality experiences with all the drama and amusement of the cinema. When the world returns to traveling again, the world will deserve to stay at hotels like his.

Travel In Place

Desktop Wallpaper & Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

If you have to be stuck in place, make it an impressive one. We’ve created a series of enchanting hotel scenes that can be used as virtual backgrounds for your Zoom calls and as wallpaper for your computer or smartphone.

Pet Project

The Friendliest Pet-Friendly Hotels

The opportunity to travel will come again, but until then — now is the time to sit tight, daydream about future journeys, and look at cute animals on the internet. We can help you with two of the three.

COVID-19 Update

Information About Hotels and Travel

Travelers are rightfully worried about how the coronavirus will affect their travel plans. In a situation that continues to rapidly develop by the day, we want to share with you the information we have now.

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Frugal Gourmand

The Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Paris

The MICHELIN Guide is famous for its star ratings, awarded to the finest restaurants in the world. But diners should pay equal attention to Michelin’s Bib Gourmand designation, recognizing the best inexpensive places to eat.

What Dreams May Come

The Intoxicating Nature of Patagonia

Patagonia is a place of unmatched splendor and magnificence. Unmatched, that is, by everything but its own hotels.

Cave Inn

The Incredible Cave Hotels of Cappadocia

Once upon a time, the cave dwellings of Cappadocia were hidden. Not anymore. The ancient residences have been restored by hoteliers who believe the best way to enjoy the odd geology of the region is from within it.

Saline Solution

The Growing Popularity of Saltwater Pools

Compared to traditional pools, saltwater pools are friendlier to the environment, healthier to splash about in, and more sustainable in terms of maintenance and cost. They’re also popping up at many of the world’s coolest hotels.

One Giant Leap

How to Make Travel Meaningful for Children

For many parents, traveling with children is intimidating. Especially daunting are the exotic adventures that were commonplace before the kids were born. Heidi Mitchell, journalist and mother of three, explains how she manages to make it all work, and make it worthwhile… most of the time.

Pioneertown

New Life for a Piece of Old Hollywood

Pioneertown was built in the 1940s as a backdrop for Hollywood Westerns, with the idea that it would eventually become something much grander. Cameras stopped rolling decades ago, but the greater goal is finally being realized.

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Sweet Lodge

The Wild and Wonderful World of Lodge Hotels

When you hear the word “lodge,” what’s the first thing you think of? You’re probably picturing something a bit different from these hotels, each of them lodges in their own unique way.

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L.A. Confidential

The History of Secrecy at Chateau Marmont

Shawn Levy literally wrote the book on the Chateau Marmont. The author checks in with Tablet to explain how the legendary hotel became a haven for celebrity mischief almost immediately after opening its doors.

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Frugal Gourmand

The Best Inexpensive Restaurants in London

The MICHELIN Guide is famous for its star ratings, awarded to the finest restaurants in the world. But diners should pay equal attention to Michelin’s Bib Gourmand designation, recognizing the best inexpensive places to eat.

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