The Heat Is On

Florida’s Hotel Selection Is Starting to Sizzle

For the first time ever, Florida will be featured in the Michelin Guide — a signal that the state’s culinary scene is flourishing and that its cultural offerings are evolving. The hotel selection is heating up, too.

Enjoy the Silence

From Mezcal to Maison at Casa Silencio

Nestled in Oaxaca, Mexico’s history-soaked Valley of Xaaga, El Silencio is a lauded mezcal maker that believed it was time their product ascended to the natural next plane. Wineries have hotels on the vineyards — why not mezcal?

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Presents of Greatness

Gift Ideas From the Connoisseurs of Comfort

For this year’s gift guide, we called out to the experts in comfort: the Tablet hotel owners and operators who make their living making you feel good.

Spice World

Emerson’s Erotic Reflection of Zanzibar

How would you make love in this space? Emerson Skeens believed the answer to that question was central to the experience at his creations in Zanzibar — two hotels that have been turning up the heat on Tanzania’s Spice Island.

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Dark Arts

The Guilty Pleasures of Chicago Athletic Association

The Chicago Athletic Association has had an illustrious and sometimes sordid history that dates back to 1893, when it wasn’t quite a hotel. A lot has changed since then, but the ghosts of the past are never far away.

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Shifting Sands

Bourdain and the Beach Hotels of Southeast Asia

In gathering together some of the most stunning beach hotels in Southeast Asia, we were reminded of Anthony Bourdain’s love of the region and the influence he’s had on the world’s changing attitudes toward travel.

Road Warriors

Restored Motels Have Proven Their Resilience

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.

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Chaos Agent

Life House Hopes to Disrupt the Hotel Industry

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.

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The Clash

Old and New Collide at Two Italian Hotels

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.

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Revival Meeting

California's Historic Hotel Architecture

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.

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Warm Embrace

Ski Hotels of the French Alps

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.

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True Norse

Sixteen Seriously Interesting Nordic Hotels

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.

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Fire & Ice

ION Adventure Hotel Is Intrinsically Iceland

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.

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Tierra Patagonia

A Hotel That Wishes It Wasn’t There

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.

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Home on the Range

A Wide Array of Amazing Ranch Hotels

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.

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Under the Volcano

The Perivolas Lifestyle Houses of Santorini

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.

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In the Treetops

Treehouse Hotels That Won’t Kill You

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.

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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.

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