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Travel
California Has the Most Exciting Hotel Scene in America

From Napa Valley to Los Angeles, a newfound dynamism has entered the Golden State’s hospitality...

Travel Awards
The Best New Hotels of 2019

From Mexico to Macau, micro to massive, the Surface Travel Awards finalists in the hotel and resort

Travel Awards
The Best-Designed Wellness Retreats of 2019

Otherworldly hot springs in China, a Medieval spa in Tuscany, and a marriage of Mexican and Asian...

City Guide
The Essential Design Guide to Marrakech

Long a muse for prominent artists and designers, the Red City is gaining steam as a cultural force.

Travel
Rising: Denver’s Arts District Has a Newfound Energy

Call it the RiNo, downtown, or whatever you wish, the River North Arts District promises pleasures

HOTEL
Opening Shot: A Cozy Catskills Getaway With Scandi Vibes

The Eastwind Hotel offers city escapees a rejuvenating dose of warm second-home ambience.

Hotel
A Jersey Shore Hotel That Feels Like Santorini

If a five-star hotel on the Jersey Shore doesn’t seem real, it’s because designer Anda Andrei...

Travel Awards
Trending: Daring Bar Design

The best new cocktail spots include a below-earth horticulturist's dream, an eerie moonlight...

TRAVEL AWARDS
These are the Standout Restaurant Openings of the Year

Whether it was light bites in a geodesic dome, dinner in an architectural wonder submerged into the

TRAVEL
Announcing The Finalists for The 2019 Surface Travel Awards

From hotels to headphones, New York to the Maldives, these are the candidates for the best new...

Hotel
Opening Shot: George Town’s Prestige Hotel

Set in a Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Site, the indulgent destination offers guests a bit of...

Architecture
Three Years After Her Death, Zaha Hadid’s Dubai Development Nears Completion

As the Opus prepares to open, we're afforded another look at the greatness and vision of the late...

Opening Shot
A Historic Catskills Farmhouse Gets a Contemporary Makeover

Preserving the feel of its past life as a Borscht Belt–era country inn, the newcomer shows off...

Hotel
Opening Shot: A Vintage Water Pumping Station Becomes a Charmingly Modern Hotel

The Vipp Chimney House in Copenhagen makes a strong case for site reuse.

DESIGN
Tour Robert McKinley’s Shoppable Bungalow

The designer's latest venture delivers the greatest qualities of his studio’s whimsical boutique...