Tag: Design

Raw Power

Concrete Isn’t Just for Brutalists Anymore

The Brutalist architecture movement of the 1950s and 60s grew out of “béton brut,” the French idea that concrete in its raw, unfinished form is a powerful expression of beauty. Many modern hotels agree.

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.

National Bird

The Overwater Bungalow: At Home in Maldives

The overwater bungalow is one of the most impressive hotel species in the world. The very first were found in Tahiti in the 1960s, but the islands of the Maldives are now their dominant habitat.

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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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Boutique Hotels for Skiing - LeCrans Hotel & Spa

Peak Performance

The Higher Standards of Ski Hotels

We used to struggle finding ski hotels as unique and full of personality as our favorite urban boutique hotels — but not anymore. The standards have gone up, and modern ski hotels are distinguishing themselves in memorable ways.

Marfa, Texas Boutique Hotels

This Must Be the Place

A Complicated Journey to Marfa, Texas

Sometimes you need a place exactly like Marfa, even if Marfa doesn’t exactly need you.

Philadelphia Boutique Hotels

Trust the Process

Inside the Philadelphia Hotel Revival

Philadelphia is in the midst of a renaissance that has it exploding out from behind New York’s cultural shadow — and its hotel scene is leading the charge.

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.