Design

Ian Schrager Boutique Hotel History

Golden Age

A Brief History of Boutique Hotels

This is the true story of what happens when a group of independent thinkers stop following the status quo and start creating a better kind of hotel.

Rooms Hotel – boutique hotel in Tiblsi, Georgia

Performance Space

The Power of Interior Design, Part 2

Hotels aren’t as simple as they used to be. The best have evolved into performance spaces that allow guests to star in their own sort of theatrical production — to try on a whole different life, if only for one night.

Try On A New Life

The Power of Interior Design, Part 1

A boutique hotel stay is a chance to try on a different life — to inhabit new spaces, explore new fantasies, and check yourself out against a new interior-design backdrop.

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Boutique Hotel Renovations - The - Wythe Hotel - Tablet Hotels

Back From the Dead

13 Old Structures Reborn as Hotels

These decaying and decrepit buildings have been resurrected from the dead, brought back to life as shockingly fresh hotels.

Best Boutique Hotel Lobbies - Aman Tokyo - Tablet Hotels

First Impressions

Unforgettable Hotel Lobbies, Ranked

The best hotel lobbies spare no expense to immediately grab your attention and make a grand statement about the experience to come.

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Click Clack Hotel

D.I.Y. Design

15 Hand-Crafted Hotel Experiences

Some of the world’s best hotels were hand-crafted by a single visionary with the burning desire to have every detail be perfect. Because if you want something done right…

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Industrial Design Boutique Hotels

Machine Learning

Industrial Design Goes Mainstream

From poured concrete and exposed pipework to transformed factories and converted shipping containers, more hotels than ever are taking their design cues from industrial architecture.

The hottest boutique hotel brands - Tablet Hotels

Changing of the Guard

12 Brands That Rejuvenated Hotel Design

In the years since we launched Tablet the hospitality landscape has continued to evolve. Here’s a look at the hotel brands that changed the game, and the hotels with which they did it.

Cappadocia Cave Hotels Turkey

Rock Stars

The Cave Hotels of Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for its “fairy chimneys,” its unique vertical rock formations, and for the general strangeness of its landscape. But around here the region is equally famous for what’s below ground level, and it’s one of the most delicious two-word phrases in the language: cave hotels.

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