Design

Rural Legends

Portugal’s Cutting-Edge Countryside Hotels

Portugal is one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations, due in no small part to the number of exciting new hotels opening throughout the country.

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Art Deco Quietly Returns Again

Art Deco has been back in fashion before, most recently in the 1980s, but its latest return to visibility is quite different from its last.

Under the Influence

Why Hotels Continue to Love Modernism

Hotel design has been heavily influenced by Modernism for a couple of decades now, outlasting other trends along the way. It’s easy to see why.

Masters of Their Domain

16 Homes by Iconic Modernist Architects

Hotels frequently find inspiration in residential design. With help from Dwell, we’ve selected sixteen influential homes that were designed by some of the 20th century’s most iconic Modernist architects.

Case Study #4

Inside the Bush, Outside of Sydney

North of Sydney, a modern house sits comfortably amidst the bushland of a valley estuary. Lucky for you, there’s no shortage of hotels that will immerse you in nature, yet keep plenty of cutting-edge amenities close by.

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Case Study #3

Minimalism Meets Maximalism in Iceland

Set on a ridge overlooking a deep ravine, this understated summer home in Iceland is surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery, reminding us of how the best way to experience a maximalist landscape is with a minimalist hotel.

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Case Study #2

Southern Modernism in Charleston

After a thoughtful revamp, this 19th century Charleston row home is now an example of “southern modernism,” a style we’re seeing more often from hoteliers who’ve rejuvenated historic structures in the United States.

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Traditional Chinese Cave Dwelling

A traditional Chinese cave dwelling is transformed into a chic and modern residence, providing the same exciting sense of novelty and adventure that’s on hand at our favorite cave hotels.

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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.