Hotel Spotlight

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.

Bird Land

Bio Habitat is the Perfect Perch in Colombia

There are more than 100 species of birds in the forest at Bio Habitat Hotel. That number doesn’t include the guests, of course, despite their dramatic perches high above the Colombian countryside.

Sundance

Robert Redford’s Ski Resort Is So Much More

For over 50 years, Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Utah has been a prominent incubator for achievements in cinema, culture, and conservation. The lodging and skiing are pretty swell too.

Beautiful Twisted Fantasy

Keemala Is Phuket’s Most Legendary Hotel

Keemala is a twisted treehouse fantasy — a Thai wonderland of elevated pool villas and intricately woven bird’s nests, with an origin story almost as dramatic as its architecture.

Lower East Vibe

Nine Orchard and a New York Neighborhood

This is a story about a hotel. But in 2022, it’s hard to tell the story of Nine Orchard without talking about its location, a breathlessly discussed Manhattan micro-neighborhood called Dimes Square.

Ride the Lightning

The Kumaon Is an Unlikely Achievement

Hotels like the Kumaon don’t come along often. In a remote part of India made famous by Bob Dylan and George Harrison, it’s an experience as rare and improbable as the methods required to build it.