Everything Zen

Soaking in the Details at Ryokan Beniya Mukayu

The Japanese ryokan might be the highest form of hospitality, but it’s not a hotel. For the owners of Beniya Mukayu, it’s important that you understand why.

Mansion on the Hill

The Madrona Is an Aesthetic Success in Sonoma

A Victorian mansion in the California wine country is now the Madrona, an uncompromising hotel that owes its brash design to the rebellious Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century. Oscar Wilde would be proud.

Gold Rush

13 NorCal Hotels That Taylor Swift Would Love

Whether you like Taylor Swift or not, you’ll love these iconic Northern California hotels. And so would she. Probably.

Growth Spurt

Palisociety Takes the Show on the Road

Every city would be lucky to have a Pali hotel. If things continue like they are, every city might have the chance. The California-born group is growing fast.

Bon Voyage

The Top Hotels to Start 2024

The newly added hotels we’re most excited about to start the year. They might not be perfect, but nothing ever is.

Lowcountry Strong

The Dewberry Hotel Delivers on Charleston

The Dewberry is one of the most well-reviewed hotels by our guests. A recent visit to the South Carolina staple showed exactly why, and it’s not just because of all the credenzas.

Do the Right Thing

Cayuga Hotels Are Improving Central America

Sustainability is crucial at Cayuga hotels. But you don’t have to worry about that. Here, you get the finest jungle luxury experiences whether you care about the future or not. Editor’s note: you should definitely care.

Siamese Dream

Ten Hotels in Thailand With Top-Shelf Design

Remember the first time you’d heard of Koh Samui? What about Koh Kood or Krabi or Chiang Mai or Khao Yai? Surely you’ve heard of some of them by now, and it’s likely thanks to these hotels, some culinary diplomacy, and a certain film from 2000.

Future Perfect

Twelve Hotels With Sights Set on Sustainability

The start of a brand new year is the perfect time to look at some of the new hotels in our selection that have taken the lead on environmental and social responsibility.

Coming Back Around

Our Favorite Restorations and Rejuvenations From 2023

As we get ready for the future, let’s take one more look back at the past. These hotels were new to our selection in 2023, but make their home in old buildings that have been lovingly updated.

The Immaculate Collection

Ten Hotels With Flawless Guest Feedback (2023)

The hardest thing for any hotel to achieve is consistently perfect post-stay ratings from our guests. So far, these hotels have done it the most.

Fun Size

The Smallest New Boutique Hotels of 2023

Small and New. Two of our absolute favorite things collide in this list with twelve of the tiniest hotels added to our selection in 2023.

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