Rosé Tinted

Castigno Is a Wine Hotel in a Wine Town

As you stroll the remote French village of Assignan, you can’t miss the colors of Chateau & Village Castigno, a wine hotel that’s been splashed all throughout the town.

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Top Brass

Our CEO Selects Her Favorite Hotels for 2022

In a new annual tradition, Tablet CEO Lucy Lieberman presents the twelve hotels she’s most excited about for the year ahead. Maybe this time she’ll even get to visit some of them.

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Adults Only

Some Hotels Are Not Suitable for Children

When you need a break from the kids — yours, everyone else’s — there are a number of Tablet hotels happy to host. These impressive spaces allow adults to do some serious adulting, far from young and impressionable eyes.

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Real Ones

Top-Rated Hotels of the Past Two Years

When things got real back in 2020, hotels needed to be nimble — they needed to adjust and adapt in extraordinary ways. According to you, these hotels understood the assignment. They are the highest-rated hotels since the pandemic began, based on actual feedback from verified Tablet guests.

The Singularity

Saint James Paris Is One of a Kind

We’re most intrigued by hotels that have distinguishing features — some set of singular traits that separates them from all the rest. A hotel like the Saint James, then, really gets us excited. It’s the only hotel of its kind. The only hotel in Paris that fits the definition of a classic, country-style chateau.

Stagecraft

The Inherent Drama of the Desert Hotel

It’s ironic, isn’t it? Deserts are synonymous with emptiness, isolation, hostility. Yet some of the world’s most beautiful, most desirable hotels overlook its barren landscapes. There’s an inherent drama to all that nothingness.

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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