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Where to Stay in China, Away from the Crowds

On a recent trip to China, our columnist discovered a diverse range of design and experiences away...

Shinola and Detroit, Two Comeback Stories with Intertwined Fates

The debut of the Shinola Hotel is a meaningful moment for the resurrected luxury goods brand—and...

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Made in Mexico

From intimate city boltholes to upscale beachside retreats, the latest crop of Mexican hotels are...

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In Paris, the Former Hennessy Family Residence Is Recast as a Gilded Hotel

French architect and designer Jean-Philippe Nuel fits a heritage building with contemporary touches

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First Look: At Moxy Hotels’s Third New York Outpost, a More Grown-Up Feel

Yes, there are bunkbed rooms but the newest iteration forgoes the cheeky amusement park overtones...

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A Beijing Hotel Inspired by the City’s Hutongs

Crowning the Ole Scheeren–designed Guardian Arts Centre, PuXuan Hotel and Spa adds culinary and...

Winter Escapes Minus the Log Cabin Cliches

Our travel correspondent has been delighted by the evolution of cozy design.  

Our Editor at Large Reveals Her Can’t-Miss Places to Stay in 2019

Welcome to the Upgrade, seasoned travel writer Cynthia Rosenfeld's authoritative take on travel....

Best Designed Hotels of 2018

From the revitalization of historic structures to the arrival of fresh ideas to familiar places,...

Want to Live in the World of a Blue Chip Art Collector? Stay at One of Their Hotels

From Manuela and Iwan Wirth to Maja Hoffmann, notable collectors are bringing a curatorial mindset...

Chef Enrique Olvera’s Universe Expands in Mexico City

After debuting the new Pujol last year, Mexico's most famous toque has waded into new waters,...


There’s always something new to experience in France’s cultural powerhouse. But it’s the...

L.A.’s New Design Atelier That Doubles as an Art Gallery

Icelandic architect Gulla Jonsdottir opens an multidisciplinary space inside the La Peer Hotel.

Meet the 30-Year-Old Making Waves in Paris’s Tenth Arrondissement

Arnaud Lacombe is the head of Savoir Vivre, a lifestyle group that’s launched a series of smart,...

In the Midst of a Cultural Boom, a Smart New Hotel Arrives to the Berkshires

Wilco bassist John Stirratt and Bar Tartine alum Cortney Burns join a crack team of collaborators...