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A Miami Icon Makes a Long-Awaited Debut in Sin City

A crack team of blockbuster hospitality partners, leading designers, and entertainment gurus team...

The Edition Makes a Sumptuous Splash in Singapore

Ian Schrager deploys his enviable mix of high-octane “wow” moments with subtle grandeur at his...

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Edition Hotels Plants a Flag in the Eternal City

Ian Schrager's boutique brand joins the spate of hotel debuts in Rome with its signature serene...

The Bulgari Hotel Roma Celebrates the Maison’s Heritage

Set within a pristine renovated building facing Piazza Augusto Imperatore, the extravagant 114-room

A Tuscan Resort Inside a Medieval Village Gets a Modern Makeover

With a trio of design firms on its roster, the sprawling Toscana Resort Castelfalfi has unveiled a...

Opening Shot: A Landmark Property in London Shows Off a Fresh Look

Mayfair district mainstay The Dorchester undergoes a long-awaited interior renovation, and with it,

The Design Mind Behind Mexico’s Next Great Hotel Brand

Interior designer Paulina Morán brings a deep reverence for local culture to Chablé Hotels,...

This Hotel Is Purpose-Built to Solve Travel Woes—But You Can’t Stay There

With Skyview 6, a new hotel tailored for pilots and flight attendants, American Airlines takes a...

Five Design-Driven Portugal Hotels For Every Taste.

From the whitewashed villages of the Algarve to creative energy–filled Lisbon to the increasingly

The Tel Aviv Moment: Israel’s Cultural Capital Is Ready For Its Close-Up

Fueled by its Bauhaus legacy, world-class nightlife, and live-in-the-moment spirit, the city on...

In Mexico, Sustainable Tourism with a Fashionable Sheen

Oaxaca's hotel scene is buzzing thanks to a slew of stylish eco-forward openings in the capital,...

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Sawyer & Co. Imbues a Hotel with a Spirit Befitting the Home of the Blues

The 174-room Canopy Hilton Memphis aptly nods to the city's tradition of music studios, barbecue,...

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With a Tasteful Execution of the Yucatán Vernacular, Etéreo Transcends the Riviera Maya’s All-Inclusive Kitsch

Indigenous materials, works by local artists, and faithful interpretations of Mexican cuisine imbue

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A Hvar Retreat Where Peace of Mind Prevails Over Partying

The Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea welcomes a serene resort whose elevated wellness offerings...

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Why a New Proposal Might Kill New York’s Hospitality Comeback

A new controversial plan to require approval for every new hotel could endanger the city's...

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The Best New Hotels of 2019

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

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...

Opening Shot: George Town’s Prestige Hotel

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

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 Vintage Water Pumping Station Becomes a Charmingly Modern Hotel

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

Opening Shot: New Orleans’s Maison de la Luz

Atelier Ace and Studio Shamshiri bring a modern, global aesthetic to the Crescent City.

In Midtown Atlanta, The Canopy by Hilton Hotels Channels Art to Soothe Weary Travelers

The Canopy by Hilton teams with Krause Sawyer to apply local creative influences to smart, restful...

Pairing Ancient Walls and Modern Decor in “The Underground City”

Inside Matera's Ai Maestri hotel, Billiani's wood-and-rope appointments pair perfectly with the...

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

What’s New This Week, From Our List Members

A circus of light in London, new watch launches, and a decorating an Adriatic escape are all on the

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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...

High Design
Hotels Are Getting into the Cannabis Game

From in-house dispensaries and THC dinner parties to CBD cocktails and spa treatments, cannabis may

Winter Escapes Minus the Log Cabin Cliches

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

Room with a Viewpoint: A Hotel Brand With Activism at Its Core

Debuting in Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong this month, Eaton Workshop aims to redefine the...

Crazy, Kitschy Carpets Abound in This Viral Instagram Account

Tongue-in-cheek photographs of garish hotel floor coverings have morphed into a democratic forum...

4 Boutique Hotels to Plan Your Spring Getaways Around

By incorporating details like unconventional artwork and local flair, these distinctive...

Venus Williams Pays Very Close Attention to Hotel Design

The superstar tennis player and interior-design mind shares her pursuit of the “wow” effect.

Quality and Quantity

Even with seven hotels slated to open in the next three years, Andrew Zobler puts details first.

21c Hotels Brings Contemporary Art to the Heartland

Ten years after its conception, the irreverent hotel group has become an important ambassador for...