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Hotels Are Setting a New Bar for Treehouse Design

From Mexico to Norway to China, our columnist extols the virtues of skyward stays.

The TWA Hotel Debuts Inside Eero Saarinen’s Historic Terminal at JFK

The Finnish-American architect's Jet-Age icon takes flight again.

Up All Night at The Cosmopolitan Hotel

We spent 24 hours uncovering all the secrets of the glamorous, eclectic destination—human-sized...

Off-The-Grid Hotels With On-Point Aesthetics

These properties in some of the earth’s most remote locations prove you don’t have to sacrifice

A Hotel With a View of an Italian Piazza, and Angkor Wat

French hospitality guru Thierry Teyssier’s audacious new idea to disrupt the hospitality...

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Hospitality’s Next Frontier: Underwater

A flurry of new openings pick up on a trend that began over a decade ago in the Maldives. Our...

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The Spirit of Portugal’s Ancient Spice and Material Trade Imbues a New Stay

From silk to paprika, Torel 1884 finds inspiration from distant cultures.

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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....