The War Is Over

Cap Rocat Makes Good Use of a Mallorcan Fortress

On the island of Mallorca, an ancient seaside fortress has been transformed into Cap Rocat, maybe the most miraculous hotel in the Balearics. One room, in particular, best reveals why.

Old Kyoto

Stopped Clocks and Restored Machiya Houses

Kyoto’s historic machiya houses are being repurposed as galleries, cafes, hotels, and more. It’s a symbol of a timeless city struggling to balance tradition against tourism.

Dark Night of the Soul

Finding the Northern Lights in Finland

A journey of solitude and tranquility ends with our planet’s most heavenly sight, and with two hotels that help you bear witness.

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.

Chelsea Morning

New York’s Most Famous Hotel Rises Again

The Chelsea Hotel is back. The New York landmark and one-time home to dozens of the city’s most famous residents has been reinvented and is being slowly revealed. Here’s a sneak preview.

In the Groove

This Year’s Burgeoning Boutique Hotel Scenes

Since hotels are our passion, they’re also our barometer for detecting newly flourishing destinations. When the boutique hotels start to arrive, you know something groovy is going down. Here are fourteen places that prove the point.