New Wave

Africa’s Seaside Hotels are Making a Splash

There’s a boutique wave washing ashore on the African hotel scene. High-design hotels are bubbling up throughout the continent in destinations both traditional and trending. We can’t show them all, but we can show the ones with water views.

Catalonia Wine Mixer

Spain's Unique Blend of Vineyard Hotels

Spain is the #3 wine producer in the world, right behind Italy and France, miles ahead of everyone else. While that made it a top contender for this list, it was the bold mix of design styles at the country’s vineyard hotels that truly sealed the deal.

Cavallo Point

San Francisco from a Different Perspective

If living like a 20th-century enlisted man doesn’t sound like your idea of a luxurious vacation, let us introduce you to Cavallo Point Lodge. This is what happens when the military abandons its fort and the hotel rebels move in — and it’s all right in view of San Francisco.

Agriturismo!

The Farmhouse Hotels of Southern Italy

Agricultural tourism is fast becoming a major travel trend in Italy. Aiding in the appeal is the masseria, a type of farmhouse hotel found mostly in the country’s southern region of Puglia.

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Stream On

Turn Your TV Dreams Into Hotel Reality

During the pandemic, some of us developed an unhealthy attachment to our TV sets. But as life slowly returns to normal, it’s time for less binge-watching and more traveling. These hotels will take you away from your favorite streaming shows — but not too far away. Can you guess them all?

World Champions

Portugal’s Hotels Punch Above Their Weight

It’s reasonable to say that Portugal’s boutique hotels are the most compelling in the world, pound for pound. But it might be more accurate to suggest that Portugal’s boutique hotels are the most compelling in the world, period.

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Standing Ovation

Provence Hotels Deserve All the Praise

They have a peculiar affinity in the south of France for giving shockingly long standing ovations to films they enjoy. The hotels of Provence deserve at least as much applause, and won’t cause as much regret.

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Wonderland

How to Disappear Completely at Golden Rock

On the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis, Golden Rock Inn is an artist-designed garden paradise wrought from the ruins of an old sugar plantation. Entering its orbit feels a bit like falling down a rabbit hole — one you may never want to leave.

Pitched Perfect

15 Tent Hotels for Camping in Style (Glamping)

Glamping is a controversial word. For reasons we’ll get to shortly, it provokes strong reactions that range from happiness to hostility. Call these tent hotels and luxury camps whatever term you’d like — they’re all supremely stylish, and they offer guests a smoother way to rough it.

We’re Back

New York City Is Open To Everyone

It’s a great time to book a hotel in New York, and to dine in New York, and to be whoever you want to be in New York. The city is open for business and buzzing with excitement, and all visitors are welcome. We’re probably not the first company to tell you that New York is back, but we have a lot more to say about it than simply encouraging you to spend money here.

Euro Step

The Newest Nomad Brings New York to London

NoMad has always brought a European flair to their hotels in the United States. At NoMad London, their first property in Europe, the formula gets reversed — as American designers reimagine a uniquely British building.

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The Breadfruit Tree

Colonialism in Colombia and the Caribbean

Award-winning food writer Karim Ganem Maloof explores the history of the breadfruit, from its colonial roots in Colombia and the Caribbean, to its role in the mutiny on the Bounty, to the taste and versatility that obsessed Marlon Brando.

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Up River

Hutton Brickyards: A Nature Hotel for City People

90 miles north of New York City, on the banks of the Hudson River, is Hutton Brickyards, a hotel grown from an old industrial site into a new rural oasis. Its secret? Maintaining more than a dash of downstate city sensibility.

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Eminent Domaines

The Distinguished Hotels of Domaines de Fontenille

The Domaines de Fontenille group is famous within the hotel industry for getting things right. The little things, the big things, and everything in between. The opening of their sixth hotel, Domaine de Primard, proves that some things never change.

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Everybody Wants Some

The Universal Appeal of the Surf Hotel

If there’s one thing nearly everyone agrees on, it’s that surfing is cool. And while you may never attain the skills of Kelly Slater or Stephanie Gilmore, you can at least stay in a hotel that makes you feel like you could.

Museum Quality

Appreciating the Artistry of the Vik Hotels

Despite displaying a collection that’d make a Manhattan gallery blush, Vik hotels have purpose greater than the (sometimes shocking) art on their walls. They’re not museums, but they are a canvas — for guests and artists alike.

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High Drama

Seaside Hotels of the Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is storybook Europe. Here, historic houses and gravity-defying villas crawl down cliffs and meet cute with romantic coves and secret grottos in the sea below. It’s pure theater, and thanks to a collection of beautiful hotels, you’re welcome to play a part.

Feel-Good Story

The Pursuit of Healthiness at Six Senses

Six Senses has come a long way. What started as a single spa has evolved into an empire of luxury hotels and resorts in awe-inspiring locations around the world. Theirs is a story of wonder, wellness, and the occasional shaman.