Travel In Place

Desktop Wallpaper & Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

If you have to be stuck in place, you might as well make it an impressive one.

Below you’ll find a growing series of enchanting hotel scenes that can be used as virtual backgrounds for your Zoom conference calls. Just right-click or control-click on your favorite and save the image to your own computer, then follow these instructions for how to upload to Zoom. We’ve even included alternate versions for those who have Zoom’s mirror effect enabled.

No calls? No problem. These images also make for some appropriately aspirational wallpaper for your computer or smartphone, with scenes from Tulum, Patagonia, the Maldives, and more.

We’ll continue adding to the list as long as we’re all working from home, so keep checking back. If you have a specific hotel image request, let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to get permission from the hotel and create it for you. Finally, we’d like to thank all of the participating hotels for letting us produce these and helping everyone bring a little travel into their homes.

Enjoy.


Papaya Playa Project

Tulum, Mexico

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Read more about Papaya Playa Project in UNHIDDEN GEM: Dissecting the Transformation of Tulum.


Dunton Hot Springs

Dolores, Colorado

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Read more about Dunton Hot Springs in GHOST TOWN: The Remarkable History of Dunton Hot Springs.


Amomoxtli

Tepoztlán, Mexico

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Read more about Amomoxtli in ARRIVAL DATE: The New Destinations You Should Visit in 2020.


COMO Maalifushi

Thaa Atoll, Maldives

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Read more about COMO Maalifushi in STILTED LOVER: Elevated Hotels That’ll Never Let You Down.


Awasi Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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Read more about Awasi Patagonia in WHAT DREAMS MAY COME: The Intoxicating Nature of Patagonia.


Phum Baitang

Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Read more about Phum Baitang in TOTAL ART: The Panoramic Vision of the Zannier Hotels.


1898 The Post

Ghent, Belgium

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Read more about 1898 The Post in TOTAL ART: The Panoramic Vision of the Zannier Hotels.


Sonop

Namib Desert, Namibia

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Read more about Sonop in TOTAL ART: The Panoramic Vision of the Zannier Hotels.


The Saint James

Paris, France

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Read more about Saint James in ENDURANCE TEST: The Highest-Rated Hotels of the Decade.


So/ Das Stue

Berlin, Germany

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Read more about Das Stue in ENDURANCE TEST: The Highest-Rated Hotels of the Decade.


Public Hotel

New York City

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Use this bar/lounge photo as a background for your virtual happy hour.


The Jefferson

Washington, D.C.

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Use this bar/lounge photo as a background for your virtual happy hour.


Park Hotel

Tokyo, Japan

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Use this bar/lounge photo as a background for your virtual happy hour.


Casas del XVI

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Sublime Samana

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

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Zero George

Charleston, South Carolina

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The Betsy

Miami Beach, Florida

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Hotel Carlota

Quito, Ecuador

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Read more about Hotel Carlota in ARRIVAL DATE: The New Destinations You Should Visit in 2020.


Claridge’s

London, England

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Read more about Claridge’s in DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK: Art Deco Quietly Returns Again.


Boro Hotel

Queens, New York

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Read more about Boro Hotel in RAW POWER: Concrete Isn’t Just for Brutalists Anymore.


The Cambrian

Adelboden, Switzerland

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Read more about The Cambrian in PEAK PERFORMANCE: The Higher Standards of Ski Hotels.


The Middle House

Shanghai, China

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Golden Rock Inn Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis

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The Resort at Paws Up

Greenough, Montana

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Read more about The Resort at Paws Up in CALL OF THE WILD: 12 Hotels for a Different Kind of Camping.


Azur

Queenstown, New Zealand

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Read more about Azur in LONG BRIGHT WORLD: It’s Adventure Time in New Zealand.


Lumière with Inspirato

Telluride, Colorado

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Be Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

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Read more about Be Tulum in TIME OUT: 2017’s Best Hotels for Escaping 2017.


Nomade Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

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Read more about Nomade Tulum in CALL OF THE WILD: 12 Hotels for a Different Kind of Camping.


Rosewood Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Nobnocket Boutique Inn

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

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Le Pigonnet

Aix-en-Provence, France

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Read more about Le Pigonnet in VIVE LA RÉVOLUTION: History Transformed in 14 French Hotels.


Thorngrove Manor

Adelaide, Australia

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Read more about Thorngrove Manor in CHAIN REACTION: Thorngrove Manor Rebels Against the Replicable.