How to Travel

Where to Begin When You Travel Again

This is a simple guide to help answer a complicated question: “I think I want to travel. Where do I start?”

Midnight Love

Spoor62 Welcomes You to a Restored Railway

In the shadow of a former train station that peaked in the Roaring Twenties, in a region made famous by Marvin Gaye, hotel Spoor 62 gives guests a loving look into a historic railway line that connected Paris to the Belgian coast.

Living History

A Ryokan Renews the Lost Charm of the Past

The oldest hotel in the world is a ryokan. These traditional Japanese inns date back to medieval times and weary samurai travelers. Some ryokans have turned an eye toward the future. Others, like Nishimuraya Honkan, have not.

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The Odyssey

An Epic Journey to the Greek Islands

Just as the sirens of Greek mythology lured sailors toward their rocky shores, the hotels of the Greek islands attract travelers to their luxurious cliffside accommodations. The latter scenario is far more hospitable, but no less epic.

Sextantio

The Tale of a Town That Became a Hotel

Santo Stefano di Sessanio was destined to become a ghost town. Instead, it became a hotel. And not just any hotel, but Sextantio, a “distributed hotel” that’s spread throughout the ancient Italian village.

Man Alive

New Life for Michelin’s History With Hotels

Michelin was the world’s first hotel curator. Now, more than 100 years later, Tablet is taking over and writing a new chapter in the tire company’s long history of hospitality expertise. Plus, a list of Tablet hotels that were featured in some of the earliest Michelin Guides.

Go Big

A Timely Guide to Booking an Entire Hotel

In an era where tight circles have become exclusive pods and exclusive pods have become entire social lives, buying out an entire hotel is no longer the sole purview of the wedding party or the corporate retreat.

My Austin

Two Decades of Transformation in Texas

From real-estate prices to homelessness and overcrowding, Austin is a city in transformation. Historian, journalist, and long-time resident S.C. Gwynne describes the change as he’s seen it during the past 20+ years.

Tourists Welcome

Big Things Are Happening in the Berkshires

North Adams, Massachusetts was an industrial town. Then it became a museum town. With the recent opening of Tourists, it can now call itself a cutting-edge boutique hotel town.

Executive Decision

Our CEO Selects Her Top Hotels for 2021

On January 1, Lucy Lieberman took over as the CEO of Tablet. She wanted to take a moment to introduce herself via the thing we care about most: hotels. Here are a dozen new Tablet hotels that she’s most excited about for the coming year.

Cousteau

A Luxury Resort and Legacy of Conservation

Fiji is known for palm trees, warm crystal blue seas, coral reefs, and soft sandy beaches. It’s also known for the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, a luxury island experience and meticulous model of sustainability created by the son of legendary undersea explorer Jacques.

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Arrival Date: 2021

New Destinations You Should Visit This Year

When a location gets its first Tablet hotel, it’s a good bet that something important is happening there — that a destination has been born. So when it came time to give our picks for where you should travel in 2021, it was only natural that new Tablet hotels drove our selection.

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Bright Future

Our 20 Favorite New Hotels of 2020

Tablet doesn’t play favorites with the hotels on our site. But the writers of the Agenda have a little something called “editorial independence.” Here, as a signal to brighter days ahead for travel, are our favorite new hotels added to the Tablet selection in the past year.

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Holy War

Sacred Meets Profane at Kruisherenhotel

A 15th-century Dutch monastery has been infiltrated by modernity: bursting with quirk, bordering on sacrilegious. But the old building has the ultimate defense. Should the government decide, every contemporary flourish in the hotel must be broken down and disappeared in just 90 days.

Room for a Day

Hotels Are Happy to Host Your Workday

You could be king for a day. You could be queen for a day. But what if there was something better? What if you could work from a hotel room for a day? And not just any hotel room, but a luxurious, high-design hotel room?

Modern Spin

Mexico’s Hotels Take a Fresh Look at Tradition

In so many of its most exciting hotels, Mexico has mastered the art of marrying traditional forms with modern designs, creating the perfect blend of old-world charm and present-day progress.

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Presents of Mind

Gifts That Take You Where Your Body Can’t Go

While corona kept our bodies from going on any big getaways this year, there’s still time to send our minds on a trip to the destinations we most desire — via our stomachs. We canvassed our staff and correspondents around the world for the foods that remind them most of home.

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Surf and Safari

An Inviting Variety of Hotels in Sri Lanka

The most remarkable thing about Sri Lanka might just be the incredible variety that’s packed into such a compact island. The hotels are no exception.