We’ve gathered together some of the most stunning beach hotels of Southeast Asia. In doing so, we were reminded of Anthony Bourdain’s love of the region (Vietnam especially) and the influence he’s had on the world’s changing attitudes toward travel.
They seemed like a novelty in the nineties, but refurbished motels have gone from kitsch to cutting-edge, and they play a key role in the future of hospitality. Enjoy this collection of some of our favorites in America.
The founder of Life House looked at how the hotel industry was being run and all he saw was chaos. In response, he didn’t just create a new kind of hotel, one that could operate free from the noise, he’s also giving others agency to do the same.
There’s no glory in safe, predictable design. To reach the promised land it takes boldness and bravery. The creators of Palazzo Daniele and G-Rough know this well, and they found magnificence through a daring collision of ancient and modern.
More than any other state in the union, California is where you’ll find the most hotels that demonstrate the most remarkable range of design. Where this really stands out isn’t with newer builds, but with older structures, particularly those erected in the first half of the twentieth century. Come and behold.
You needn’t have ever stayed in a ski hotel to understand why they tend toward interiors that are cozy, warm, and intimate. It’s like a womb welcoming you back after a long day in the cold white snow and blinding sunshine, and nowhere is it accomplished to a more satisfying degree than in the French Alps.
When we describe a hotel as being interesting, we mean it as the ultimate compliment. The most interesting hotels of the Nordic countries are exactly what you’d expect: monumental meetings of inside and out, influenced by the types of design the region is famous for.
The ION Adventure Hotel is a pure Icelandic destination in every sense. If you’re looking for an encapsulation of all that makes this country special, look no further. If you’re looking for a club sandwich, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Tierra Patagonia is a dinosaur — a prehistoric, skeletal body washed ashore on Chile’s Lake Sarmiento. That’s how the hotel’s architect perceives it, at least. And just like the dinosaurs, she’d prefer it also disappeared.
There’s a whole range of ranch hotels out there. From those with real, live cattle drives to those with little need for more than a prairie and some single-story structures. And that’s exactly how the people want it.
Many moons ago, a volcanic eruption ripped Santorini apart. The caldera it left behind filled with Aegean blue. Thought to be an inspiration for the legend of Atlantis, the majestic island is iconic, and Perivolas is perhaps its most iconic hotel.
If you had a treehouse as a kid, you know how special it was — how great it felt to have a place of your own, perched high up and away from the colorless concerns of real life. It was your little world to build and customize and manipulate and modify. It’s a wonder you survived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.