Holy Trinity

Three Ways to Explore the Sacred Valley

The popularity of Peru’s Sacred Valley continues to grow, thanks mainly to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. But there’s a lot more to see in the region, and these three hotels will help you see it.

Baroque on the Water

The Canal House Hotels of Amsterdam

The story of Amsterdam’s canal houses is intertwined with the story of how the city became an economic powerhouse and a bastion of liberalism.

California Split

More Than One Way to Put Up in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a modernist mecca. And when visiting, it can seem like the safest bet is to stay in a modernist hotel. Don’t be afraid to gamble on something different, though. You can’t lose.

The Exhibitionist

Villa La Coste Reveals One Man’s Passion for Art

A lot of people love art. Few people love it, or can afford to love it, as much as Patrick McKillen, who turned an old French vineyard into a striking hotel with a collection of art and architecture to rival the world’s best.

Art of More

Extravagance Gets a Poetic Reprieve in China

It’s no surprise that China’s top hotels have perfected the art of extravagance. These hotels go a step further, pairing luxury with creative passion and a distinctly local point of view.

Encanto

Mexico’s Hauntingly Beautiful Mansion Hotels

The origins of Halloween are debatable: pagan, Christian, pre-Colombian. What’s not up for debate is the country that has the best version of Halloween — and the best hotels made from grand old houses.

Bird Land

Bio Habitat is the Perfect Perch in Colombia

There are more than 100 species of birds in the forest at Bio Habitat Hotel. That number doesn’t include the guests, of course, despite their dramatic perches high above the Colombian countryside.

Neutral Territory

Two Extremes Meet Safely in the Swiss Alps

When selecting a hotel in the Swiss Alps, it appears a decision must be made between modern and traditional. Look closer and you’ll see that the region’s most compelling hotels often combine a bit of both.

Sundance

Robert Redford’s Ski Resort Is So Much More

For over 50 years, Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Utah has been a prominent incubator for achievements in cinema, culture, and conservation. The lodging and skiing are pretty swell too.

Serenity Now

The Reinvention of the Ryokan

Thirteen hundred years after the first ryokan opened, the formula for these Japanese country inns remains as appealing as ever, and plenty ripe for reinventing. Not that it needs any.

Rebel Rebel

Athens Hotels Turn Away From Antiquity

The best hotels in Athens aren’t against looking backward. In fact, some of them are happy to celebrate the city’s golden age. It’s just not the golden age you’re thinking of.

Beautiful Twisted Fantasy

Keemala Is Phuket’s Most Legendary Hotel

Keemala is a twisted treehouse fantasy — a Thai wonderland of elevated pool villas and intricately woven bird’s nests, with an origin story almost as dramatic as its architecture.

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