Design

Award Tour

The Best New Hotel Designs of 2022

We’ve sifted through every hotel added to the Tablet selection in 2022. These are our picks for the year’s most exciting designs.

Serenity Now

The Reinvention of the Ryokan

Thirteen hundred years after the first ryokan opened, the formula for these Japanese country inns remains as appealing as ever, and plenty ripe for reinventing. Not that it needs any.

Hold the Fort

All Along the Watchtower Hotels

The thing about forts and watchtowers is that they typically stand guard on some pretty choice locations. That doesn’t change when they’re converted into hotels.

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.

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.

Road Warriors

Restored Motels Prove 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.