Design

Infinity and Beyond

Hotel Pools with Awe-Inspiring Views

At many hotels in spectacular locations, the pools are positioned to provide the best possible views of the surrounding scenery. They’re often the star attraction of the property, and as we confirmed recently, Tablet users can’t get enough of them.

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.

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.

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.

Case Study #1

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.

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.