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10 Karakoy, A Morgans Original
Istanbul, Turkey
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For many, many years the Morgans hotel group was perfectly content to own a significant cross-section of the New York, London, Miami and Los Angeles boutique-hotel trade. In 2014, however, their ambitions took on a rather more global character, and the first step into uncharted territory was taken... Read More
101 Hotel
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Though it may sound like a mere marketing slogan, 101 is quite literally Reykjavik's most fashionable postal code. This city has long been the holiday playground of hip Europeans and, in particular, Londoners — English pop stars and artists come here for a little anonymity, and the truly anonymous... Read More
11 Mirrors Design Hotel
Kiev, Ukraine
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It’s early days for boutique hotels in Kiev, but Ukraine’s first design hotel is an impressive entry. 11 Mirrors, “inspired” by the global boxing sensation Wladimir Klitschko, is as strong a contender as any design-hotel debutant could wish to be... Read More
137 Pillars House
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Thai boutique hotels tend to stick to a couple of themes; think beach villas in the coastal regions, or ultramodern design in Bangkok. More suited to the old northern capital of Chiang Mai, however, is 137 Pillars House, a luxury boutique that’s more elegant than funky, more traditional than outr... Read More
1864 The Sea Captain's House
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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In Santorini, the location does almost all of the work; most hotels just do their best not to spoil the view. Any hotel that can actually add something to the natural experience very quickly crosses over into the extraordinary — and the reason we’re here, as you might have imagined, is that the... Read More
1865 Residenza d'epoca
Florence, Italy
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A charming couple transforming their home into a bed-and-breakfast isn’t exactly newsworthy, but then again, not every charming couple owns a 19th-century Florentine guest house. 1865 Residenza d’epoca pays tribute to Florence’s brief tenure as Italy’s capital without feeling like a museum piece... Read More
1872 River House
Porto, Portugal
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For all its old-world charm and tourist appeal, Porto — one of the oldest settlements in Europe — comes up a little short with respect to attractive hotels. That’s why it’s important to book ahead if you’re planning on staying at a sought-after guesthouse like 1872 River House. It’s perfectly... Read More
1888 Hotel
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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All those converted monasteries and private-island hotels notwithstanding, much of the hospitality world has been moving away from the cloistered-off, disconnected hotel experience, heading instead toward something a little more open, interactive, even social. And so perhaps 1888 Hotel — where the... Read More
20 Degres Sud
Grand Baie, Mauritius
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As a beach destination, Mauritius doesn’t need a whole lot of selling. The soft white sand, the warm crystalline water, the tropical sunshine, some lushly forested mountains providing a bit of contrast in the background: it’s all there, along with a mélange of cultures that enriches everything from... Read More
21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
Bentonville, AR, USA
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The original 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky was ample proof of the notion that a well-executed boutique hotel with a contemporary art focus could thrive in, if not quite the unlikeliest of American towns, then not exactly the likeliest, either. And the new 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville... Read More
21c Museum Hotel, Louisville
Louisville, KY, USA
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On the face of it, Louisville, Kentucky seems about the unlikeliest place for a hotel like the 21c. Not just an inspired modern boutique hotel, but a 9,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery as well, it’s the sort of place that would turn heads even in New York or Los Angeles — in Louisville... Read More
25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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That the 25hours group was going to find its way to Berlin was never in question. Few, however, would have expected them to set up shop here, in West Berlin’s old heart, between Tiergarten Park, the Berlin Zoo and the shopper’s paradise of the Kurfürstendamm. It’s a location that’s truly one of a... Read More
25hours Hotel Hamburg - Hafencity
Hamburg, Germany
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HafenCity is Hamburg’s big urban renewal project, a redevelopment of a sizable portion of the waterfront port district into the sort of mixed-use residential/commercial district that’s at the heart of modern urban planning. And 25hours, of course, is the German boutique-hotel chain that’s quickly... Read More
25hours Hotel Number One
Hamburg, Germany
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Some sectors of Germany’s hotel world, especially outside Berlin, seem hopelessly wedded to a rather outdated concept of luxury, of the sort that results when old-world opulence crosses over into self-parody. Fortunately Hamburg is not so afflicted. There’s the Gastwerk, an industrial space... Read More
25hours Hotel tailored by Levi's
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Space concerns prohibit us from saying its name more than once, so here it is, eccentric capitalization and all: 25hours Hotel tailored by Levi’s is, as you may have gathered, a collaboration between the German budget-boutique group 25hours and the American denim company. Let’s just be thankful... Read More
25hours Hotel Wien
Vienna, Austria
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For many centuries, Vienna’s had a reputation as a creative center, and one entirely deserved. There is, however, some issue as to the volume of respect that’s paid to figures, styles and movements of the past. Which is why the mere existence of a hotel like 25hours is a welcome relief. Say what... Read More
25hours Zurich West
Zurich, Switzerland
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One day very soon it will go without saying that Zürich is much more than chocolate bars and fancy watches, but for now a whimsical, high-concept design hotel geared toward the creative class is still something of an outlier, both figuratively and literally. 25hours is located in Zurich West... Read More
41 Hotel
London, England, UK
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Behind an unmarked door in Westminster, just across from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the 41 Hotel is one of London’s best kept secrets. At just 28 rooms, it’s as intimate as they come, offering five-star grand-hotel service on a bed-and-breakfast scale... Read More
45 Park Lane
London, England, UK
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London is a lot of things to a lot of people, and it’s got a diversity of hotels to match. Mayfair in particular is, among other things, one of the hedge-fund capitals of the world. Put frankly, there’s quite a lot of money discreetly hidden discreetly away behind this neighborhood’s doors. And in... Read More
4reasons Hotel+Bistro
Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
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Call it a theory of evolution. A destination as wildly popular as Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula can’t help but spawn some impressive hotels, simply in the name of competition. Some of them excel through sheer luxury, others by virtue of their enormous size. 4reasons Hotel + Bistro, however, excels for... Read More
54 on Bath
Johannesburg, South Africa
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You’ll hear the word “suburb” bandied about, but don’t get the wrong idea: in Johannesburg, a suburb is simply a neighborhood. So 54 on Bath, though advertising its location in the suburb of Rosebank, is actually located in the most central part of the city, on Bath Avenue (no points for guessing... Read More
6 Columbus, a SIXTY Hotel
New York City, NY, USA
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6 Columbus, the Upper West Side sister to downtown’s successful SIXTY SoHo, is the rare sequel that might just eclipse the original, helped in no small part by its location — it’s a prestigious one, right on Columbus Circle, next to the Time Warner Center retail-and-dining development and at the... Read More
7047 Boutique Hotel
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San Miniato, Italy
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When the old Tuscan-villa look grows tiresome, there’s no need to flee Tuscany itself — in San Miniato, on the roadway between Florence and Pisa, there’s a country-house hotel whose interiors are as far as you can get from the typical sponge-painted sunset colors. Here a rather stark white and grey... Read More
99 Bonham
Central Western, Hong Kong
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Like many things in Hong Kong — the skyline, the food, the cultural influences — the hotels are a bit of a hodgepodge, running the gamut from colonial-era grand dames to postmodern design statements. It can be a bit dizzying, which is why a stylish contemporary hotel like 99 Bonham — full of... Read More
A'jia Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey
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Even the most jaded of travelers can’t help but be struck by the contrast between the ancient city of Istanbul and the ever so modern A’jia. Here, on the Asian side of town, on the quiet eastern shore of the Bosphorus, a 19th-century governor’s mansion has been given a makeover — behind its classic... Read More
ABaC Restaurant & Hotel
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, already one of Europe’s hottest destinations, has in recent years consolidated its position as a worldwide culinary capital. It’s no longer just about tapas bars that stay open long after other countries have gone to bed, it’s about cutting-edge culinary experimentation as well, pushing... Read More
Abano Grand Hotel
Abano Terme, Padua, Italy
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In a world that’s increasingly full of inventive little boutique hotels, it’s easy to lose sight of the traditional strengths of the classic grand hotel. And while the Abano Grand Hotel might not spend much time on the covers of the contemporary design magazines, it’s something of a beacon for... Read More
Abbaye de Talloires
Talloires, Alps, France
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Air doesn’t get much fresher than the stuff they’ve got breezing around at Abbaye de Talloires. The hotel, a converted Benedictine monastery from the days when the French-monastic life was a scandalously cushy one, is set at the edge of a pristine lake in the French Alps. That lake, specifically... Read More
Abracadabra Pousada
Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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For a new spin on a classic destination it’s never a bad idea to find out where your favorite spot’s residents take themselves on holiday. In the case of Rio, that destination is Búzios, a fishing village turned beachside getaway two hours’ drive to the east, a place where rather than towering... Read More
AC Baqueira Ski Resort
Baqueira, Naut Aran, Spain
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It may come as some surprise that there’s skiing at all in Spain, a country that’s far better known for sunshine and balmy climes. Check it on a map if you like, but we assure you, the Val d’Aran, in the Catalonian Pyrenées, is a bona fide Spanish ski resort — and the AC Baqueira is a rarity for... Read More
AC Ciudad De Toledo
Toledo, Spain
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Due to its small-town location, the Toledo branch of the AC hotels doesn’t see the same steady flow of high-profile guests that parade through the doors of its sisters in places like Madrid. It’s a different animal from its big-city counterparts, a fused-together cluster of traditional Spanish... Read More
AC Ciudad de Tudela
Tudela, Navarra, Spain
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An 18th-century ancestral house converted to an intimate boutique hotel, the AC Ciudad de Tudela boasts a brand of elegance can certainly be called contemporary — with the caveat that most hotels would seem positively futuristic surrounded by the Gothic architecture of Tudela’s gorgeous palaces and... Read More
AC Hotel Burgos
Burgos, Spain
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It seems Burgos’s moment in the international travel spotlight has arrived — named one of the top places to visit in 2013 by the New York Times, designated Spain’s culinary capital the same year, site of a major new museum that quickly became one of the most visited in Spain, and now here comes the... Read More
AC Palacio del Carmen
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Santiago de Compostela is a picturesque Medieval city in the northwestern region of Gallicia—quite literally as far as you can get from such Spanish travel hotspots as Barcelona, the Balearics, and Bilbao. It’s a formidable tourist destination in its own right, but one with an old-fashioned bent... Read More
AC Palacio del Retiro
Madrid, Spain
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In spite of its not entirely undeserved conservative reputation, Madrid’s got a few modern hotels that, in their own serious way, stand up to some of Barcelona’s more outré experiments. Behind the 1908 facade of a palace facing the famous Retiro park, the AC Palacio del Retiro is a deceptively... Read More
Ace Hotel
Seattle, WA, USA
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Ace Hotel's standard rooms have shared bathrooms. Let us be absolutely clear about this. Fully half of the rooms do not have their own private bathrooms.We trust some of you, at least, are still with us — the Ace Hotel, obviously, will appeal to a slightly different segment of the marketplace than... Read More
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Palm Springs, CA, USA
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The Ace Hotel group is not content merely to deeply undercut Seattle boutique-hotel prices, or to massively multiply the cool quotient of the Portland budget-hotel market. Now they’re moving beyond the Northwest, straight to what seems like a fairly unlikely locale: the California desert town of... Read More
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Within living memory the United Artists film studio was practically synonymous with Hollywood big business, but just under a century ago it was born as the indie-est of ventures, as Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith joined forces to take on the established studios... Read More
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London, UK
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What does the Ace hotel group know about London? Not much more than a particularly keen American visitor can pick up. So for this, their first overseas hotel, they’ve done the sensible thing and enlisted an all-star cast of East End locals, all the better to tailor the experience to the location... Read More
Ace Hotel New York
New York City, NY, USA
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After some years making a name for itself on the West Coast, the Ace brand arrives in the East, with a New York outpost on Broadway at 29th Street. And, as you’d expect, this one is a little bit different from other New York hotels. Start with the location: while you’re in the middle of Manhattan... Read More
Ace Hotel Portland
Portland, OR, USA
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The Portland outpost of Seattle’s Ace franchise is a boutique hotel, but not as we know it. Forget the jet-set model of the trendy designer boutique — that sort of thing would never fly in America’s Northwest, and certainly not in Portland. For as cosmopolitan as this city may be, it’s far off the... Read More
ACME Hotel Company Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago’s impressive boutique-hotel scene has tended to stress the business side of things a bit heavily, and for good reason — this is a city that works hard, and is justifiably proud of that part of its self-image. But what it’s lacked is the sort of youthful, budget-friendly rock & roll boutique... Read More
AD Place Venice
Venice, Italy
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Not quite a cutting-edge design hotel, nor exactly a painstaking Baroque period piece, AD Place Venice shows there’s a middle path to be charted in Venetian hospitality. This hotel remains true in style to the classic atmosphere of this most picturesque of Italian cities, its jewel tones and gilded... Read More
Adara Hotel
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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For the most part, ski hotels are a conservative lot; most lie somewhere on the continuum between the classic Alpine chalet and the bland and shapeless corporate chain. Not this one. Fresh and inspired, the Adara is Whistler's first designer boutique hotel, bringing urban boutique cool to the... Read More
ADGE Boutique Apartment Hotel
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Don’t let the Surry Hills location put you off for a second — while you’re on the southern edge of the city center proper, a longish walk from the waterfront tourist attractions and the districts where the boutique hotels generally cluster, you couldn’t ask for a better neighborhood. Here you’ve... Read More
Aditya
Galle, Sri Lanka
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There are places whose appeal waxes and wanes with the trend-chasing crowds — and then there’s the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The boom in Sri Lankan hospitality doesn’t seem to have much to do with the changing fashions, and one imagines a place like Aditya, though recently opened, is in it for... Read More
Adriana Hotel
Hvar, Croatia
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If Hvar is going to be the next St. Tropez—that would be the young and ultra-hip St. Tropez of the Sixties, not the current, slightly faded version—then it’s going to need a few very stylish hotels. And they’re working on it. Sister to the Riva, already a mainstay on the boutique-hotel scene, the... Read More
Aegialis Hotel and Spa
Amorgos, Cyclades, Greece
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Greece — especially its island-related parts — does not lack for cinematic landscapes. The white-washed villas and rocky coastlines are a secret to no one, so many times have the Greek Isles been caught on camera. Amorgos, the easternmost of the Cyclades, is no exception. Luc Besson saw fit to... Read More
Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa
Ibiza, Spain
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For a fair bit of the Ibizan travel market hotels don’t seem to matter very much — those who don’t sleep don’t ask much from their accommodations. But Ibiza’s not just for the club kids, and there’s another, more demanding breed of traveler who needs more than just a shower and a place to store... Read More
Aigialos
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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Santorini is a place that doesn’t need much introduction — the question is simply which blinding white cliffside villa you’ll choose as your home base for your time overlooking the deep blue waters of the Aegean. Among the classics is Aigialos, in the island’s capital (one hesitates to use the word... Read More
Aire de Bardenas
Tudela, Navarra, Spain
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It’s still something of a mystery, the fact that Spain, of all places, has become the site of so much cutting-edge architecture. We don’t have the space to investigate the reasons (and don’t even get us started on the food), so we’ll have to be content merely to report on another worthy... Read More
Akasaka Granbell Hotel
Tokyo, Japan
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At this point in history an affordable, stylish city-center boutique shouldn’t really be a novelty. But in Tokyo it still is. Here you’ll find some of the finest high-luxury accommodation in the world, as well as a plentiful supply of average and below-average business hotels. But places like the... Read More
Albergo Al Sole
Asolo, Veneto, Italy
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Even for Asolo, where old stone villas seem to sprout from the hills like weeds, the sixteenth-century villa that houses Albergo Al Sole is an awfully charming one. Located on a steep, narrow street overlooking Asolo Square and the town beyond, with a classic black-and-white frescoed grotto at the... Read More
Albergo Hotel
Beirut, Lebanon
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We’ll skip over all the usual caveats and acknowledgements and just assume you know what you’re doing going to Beirut at this current moment in world history. But if you do, the first order of business (aside from possibly checking with your embassy, and giving the international headlines a quick... Read More
Albergo Villa Casanova
Lucca, Italy
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Let’s play a game of word association. Here’s the prompt: “Tuscan.” If you’re like us, you’re thinking “villa.” Nobody does the country estate home quite like the Tuscans, and Albergo Villa Casanova, in the Lucca Valley, is true to the form in all the best ways. The 18th-century farmhouse (think... Read More
Alcazar Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA, USA
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Admittedly, the notion of an authentic local experience in a resort town like Palm Springs is a bit of a slippery one. But that’s about what’s on offer at the locally owned Alcazar — and to judge by the hotel, the desert townie life, at least in these parts, turns out to be quite rich. The routine... Read More
Aldebaran Hotel & Spa
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
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Thanks to the influx of Austrian, German, and Swiss settlers to Argentinian Patagonia at the turn of the century, the lake region’s architecture tends toward chalet-style lodges and wooden cottages. Certain areas of Bariloche, complete with tourist-friendly German shepherd puppies and decorative... Read More
Aleenta Resort & Spa, Hua-Hin
Prachuabkirikhan, Thailand
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Perhaps the key to Thailand’s popularity as a destination is its endless variety: from the urban excess of Bangkok to the solitary eco-escapes or package-holiday crowds of the famous beaches, it’s got more faces than many nations twice its size. Time to get used to another: the upscale destinations... Read More
Aleenta Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phang Nga, Phuket Area, Thailand
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Phuket’s no longer the untamed paradise it was, but a place like Aleenta proves that, if you pick your spot properly, you can still get that old desert-island feeling. Not quite the Robinson Crusoe feeling — the architecture sees to that, with urbane little villas and contemporary-styled loft... Read More
Alexander House Hotel
East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK
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There’s nothing quite like a country house hotel; and maybe we’ve simply seen Gosford Park one time too many, but for us, there’s nothing quite like a Thirties country house. The Alexander House, in origin, dates back to the eighteenth century, but it was redesigned in the interwar period, and to... Read More
Alexis Hotel Seattle - A Kimpton Hotel
Seattle, WA, USA
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In a world where luxury hotels constantly crow about exclusivity, Seattle’s 121-room Alexis is that rare, confident voice making the case that, in the hospitality business, it’s okay to be hospitable. It turns out that a stylishly appointed boutique hotel, even one with an artistic bent, loses none... Read More
Algodon Mansion
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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For all the recent commotion in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, where every week seemingly marks the opening of another desperately hip little boutique hotel, it would be easy to forget that it’s not the city’s only neighborhood. A little to the east lies Recoleta, a long-established... Read More
Algodon Wine Estates
San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina
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Algodon Wine Estates, in the Argentinean province of Mendoza, brings together two of the favorite pastimes of civilized gentlemen (and ladies): fine wine and golf. Those with a predilection for spending half a day swinging clubs and putting on the green, and the other half swirling and sipping... Read More
Alila Bangalore
Bangalore, India
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It’s not that India is facing any shortage of domestic hotel operators. It’s just that the prospect of getting Alila’s take on a new location is more or less irresistible. In their Asia-Pacific boutique hotels they’re the masters of a certain sophisticated, worldly luxury, and as it turns out, the... Read More
Alila Diwa Goa
Salcette, India
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Alila, the Southeast Asian boutique-hospitality powerhouse, is expanding to the west, and they’ve alighted on Indian shores — the west-coast state of Goa, to be exact. There will be some of you who need little more encouragement than just the name, and it’s not hard to see why — the place looks... Read More
Alila Jabal Akhdar
Nizwa, Oman
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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Alila is Sanskrit for “surprise.” And it’s a surprise, indeed, to find one of the Alila group’s impeccably stylish luxury boutique hotels in so remote a corner of the Middle East — Oman’s Al Hajar mountain range, to be exact. It requires some effort to get... Read More
Alila Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia
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The word “Alila” is related to the Sanskrit word for surprise — and a surprise it is, to find such a sleek, modern hotel in Jakarta, of all places. Designed by the multinational firm of Denton Corker Marshall, Alila opened its doors in 2001 and became Jakarta's first high-design boutique hotel. And... Read More
Alila Manggis
Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
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It’s difficult to say just what is special about Alila Manggis, as many of its attributes could justifiably be claimed by dozens of other hotels. Bali is not exactly an obscure destination (though this East Bali location is a bit wilder), and the idea of a modern hotel with traditional indigenous... Read More
Alila Ubud
Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
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Think of Bali and you almost certainly think of idyllic white sand beaches, thatched-roof villas open to the sea breeze, and maybe a bit of snorkeling. Alila Ubud, then, will confound expectations, as it shows a different side of Bali. The town of Ubud is Bali's arts capital, and is well inland... Read More
Alila Villas Soori
Kelating, Bali, Indonesia
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Anyone who’s familiar with the luxury travel scene in Southeast Asia knows what Alila brings to the table: the ethos and soul of the mythic East blended with the architectural elegance of modern Asia. With the opening of their fourth Bali resort, the Villas Soori, the Alila experience is now... Read More
Alila Villas Uluwatu
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Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
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When it comes to successful and stylish high-end resorts across Asia and the far East there are a few different names we could mention. Ask around, though, and you’ll find consistent high marks awarded to the Alila group. They’re not the most decadent resorts in the world, but their sophisticated... Read More
Alma Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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All that Gaudí architecture has set the bar rather high for Barcelona’s builders, and the Alma Barcelona proves it’s very much up to the challenge. It’s no cathedral, but its interiors, all minimalist subtlety, epitomize the quieter side of Barcelona’s visual style, which is at its best in the... Read More
Alma Hotel & Lounge
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Safe to say the boutique wave has finally crashed over Tel Aviv’s shores. It’s a fine moment for it to happen, too — long past are the days when blank walls and hard-edged minimalism were the height of hotel fashion. These days a new eclecticism rules the boutique roost, and nowhere is this more... Read More
AlmaPamplona - Muga de Beloso
Pamplona, Spain
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Just about any place on earth could be described with some variation on “land of contrasts.” But it’s actually a pretty fair description of Spain, in at least one important way. It’s hard to think of another country that has held on to so much of what’s traditional, while at the same time fervently... Read More
Almyra Hotel
Paphos, Cyprus
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Long gone is the old Paphos Beach hotel, and in its place the Almyra brings a healthy dose of high-design glamour and an unusual young family-friendly angle. Paphos, once the Mediterranean getaway of choice for the budget-conscious and style-impaired, has reinvented itself as a destination for the... Read More
Aloft Silicon Valley
Newark, CA, USA
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Once upon a time, this hotel in Newark, California was a pretty humble place, back when what’s now Silicon Valley was mostly considered cow country. Of course that’s all ancient history, especially in tech years, and today Aloft Silicon Valley is a high-tech, loft-style hotel within easy driving... Read More
ALT Hotel Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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ALT Hotel Quebec is located near business facilities and Jean-Lesage International Airport. It offers an inexpensive alternative to the hotels we have selected in the center of charming old Québec City. A recent makeover has enhanced the appeal of this hotel already noted for its convenience. The... Read More
Altapura
Val Thorens, Alps, France
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Val Thorens makes much of its status as the Alps’ highest ski resort; more practically, it makes much of its status as its largest, at least in terms of terrain. But from our hospitality-centric viewpoint, a French ski town isn’t really on the map until the Sibuets have opened a hotel there... Read More
Altis Belem Hotel and Spa
Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon is a city whose hotel scene seems sometimes a little too in touch with its ancient character. So a hotel like Altis Belém is playing very much against type — and a sign that the hyper-modern, hyper-luxe look that’s now so familiar in Madrid and Barcelona is spreading to the furthest reaches... Read More
Altstadt Vienna
Vienna, Austria
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In a city as storied and picturesque as Vienna, a boutique hotel made from an aristocrat’s renovated townhouse already has plenty to recommend it. Add to that an update by the Milan-based architect Matteo Thun (see also the Vigilius resort in the Italian alps) and you’ve the makings of a modern... Read More
Alva Park Resort & Spa
Lloret de Mar, Catalunia, Spain
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The Costa Brava may lack the long history and the pure natural charm of Spain’s more southerly coastal destinations, but this is the sort of fantastically high-end boutique-sized luxury resort that quickly renders moot any concerns about exactly which Costa you’re on. About an hour’s drive up from... Read More
Alvear Art Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Here’s the surprising thing about the Alvear Art Hotel: in a town whose boutique hoteliers are all too often blind to everything beyond the visual, the Alvear is about as well-rounded a hotel as you’ll find anywhere, in Buenos Aires or otherwise. It’s proof that white walls and stripped-down rooms... Read More
Alvear Palace Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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There’s a certain set of tradition-bound travelers for whom every town, no matter how big, really has only one place to stay — the Copacabana in Rio, the Peninsula in Hong Kong, the Oberoi when visiting the Taj. In Buenos Aires, that hotel has more or less always been the Alvear Palace. It’s the... Read More
Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing
Beijing, China
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To say the Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing is an example of the Amanresorts group gone urban would be perhaps a bit misleading. This one is technically in a city, which is a departure from the usual Aman setting—whether on the beach in Bali or by the side of a mountain in Wyoming, one thing they all... Read More
Aman Canal Grande Venice
Venice, Italy
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Your eyes do not deceive you: the Aman Canal Grande Venice is exactly what the name implies. It’s fitting that Amanresorts, those masters of luxe villas on jade-green desert islands, would choose this as the setting for their first city hotel. Like many of Aman’s far-flung, impossibly photogenic... Read More
Aman i Khas
Ranthambhore, Rajasthan, India
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This Amanresorts offering in India is a bit closer to nature... Read More
Aman Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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It’s hard to avoid the word “perfect” when talking about a place like the Aman Sveti Stefan. One can imagine ways in which the hotel could be different. Perhaps the six serene spa cottages could float upon the emerald-green water of the Adriatic Sea, instead of nestling away amidst the ancient... Read More
Amanbagh
Alwar, Rajasthan, India
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To say that Amanbagh is extremely luxurious would be stating the obvious. The Aman brand as a whole is just that strong. A certain subset of acutely discriminating guests insist Aman or bust. This particular expression of Aman loveliness captures the lilting exoticism of Mughal Empire Rajasthan... Read More
Amandari
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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In terms of sheer luxury of the leave-it-all-behind variety, it is hard to imagine anyplace more relaxing than an Aman resort. This is a chain that is consistently at the head of the class, whose secluded resorts marry top-notch spas with unparalleled service and exquisite natural surroundings... Read More
Amanfayun
Hangzhou, China
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If there was any remaining doubt as to whether China’s luxury travel market had matured beyond the one-note glitz of the big-city business hotels, consider the matter settled. The country now has its second hotel from Aman, a group that has more or less perfected the art of inconspicuous... Read More
Amangalla
Galle Fort, Sri Lanka
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In the early years of the millennium, as Sri Lanka was rapidly ascending to its current station as the hip travel destination of the moment, the colonial-era New Oriental Hotel was in rather desperate need of refurbishment. Still, nobody could have dreamed it would turn out quite like this — the... Read More
Amangani
Jackson Hole, WY, USA
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The legendary Amangani is not just Jackson Hole’s most exclusive resort, but its most impressive as well. This was the first outpost of the Singapore-based Aman chain in the Americas — and should Wyoming seem an odd choice for a brand mostly known for Bali-style luxury spas, one look at the hotel... Read More
Amangiri
Tablet Ten List
Canyon Point, UT, USA
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Our preference for quirky little independent hotels goes right out the window when the chain we’re talking about is one of Amanresorts’ caliber — which, if we’re honest, can only mean Aman itself. It’s hard to think of a less predictable setting than southern Utah for their latest outpost... Read More
Amanjena
Marrakech, Morocco
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Amanresorts meets Africa in the form of Marrakech’s Amanjena. It’s another departure from tropical island-chic for the chain that started nearly two decades ago in Phuket with Amanpuri. Designed by the American architect Ed Tuttle to conform harmoniously to its surroundings, Amanjena bears a... Read More
Amanjiwo
Magelang, Java, Indonesia
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The simple fact that it’s an Aman resort high in the hills of central Java would be enough for most people, but Amanjiwo, it turns out, offers something a bit more otherworldly than the trademark Aman cocktail of clever design and world-class luxury. The views here are that much more sublime: for... Read More
Amankila
Manggis, Bali, Indonesia
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Trust the Aman resorts to show you a different side of Bali. Amankila’s location, on a cliff overlooking the Lombok Strait on Bali’s east coast, is one of the island’s most isolated resorts — and though the opening of the Denpasar-Klungkung road means that Amankila is a bit more accessible, it... Read More
Amankora
Bhutan
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Amanresorts are nothing if not exclusive; relatively modest in size, if not in the scope of their comforts, they’re priced well out of the reach of the undiscerning traveler, and situated in locations that are highly desirable, yet less than obvious... Read More
Amano
Berlin, Germany
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Regardless of where you’re staying in Berlin, there’s a fair chance you’ll end up at the Amano one evening. That's because the hotel’s hip rooftop bar — laid-back but fashionable, with sweeping skyline views, manned by serious mixologists — is a destination in itself, frequently cited by both... Read More
Amanoi
Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
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Amanoi, the first Aman hotel in Vietnam, is a milestone for both the Amanresorts group and the country’s high-end tourism scene. And it’s a reminder that, among other things, they know how to pick a location: to say that the Nui Chua National Park, on the shores of Vinh Hy Bay, is paradise on earth... Read More
Amanpulo
Palawan, Philippines
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Amanpulo makes its home on the private island of Pamalican, one of thousands of islands in the oft-overlooked Philippines. Surrounded by a coral reef, this tiny island rises just a few meters above sea level, and there’s nothing here aside from the resort — and, of course, the airfield upon which... Read More
Amanpuri
Phuket, Thailand
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This is where it all started: Amanpuri was the first Aman resort to open, and serves as the flagship for the Singapore hospitality concern’s winning blend of modern design, classic luxury, stunning settings and first-rate service. Here on the west coast of the island of Phuket lies an exclusive... Read More
Amanruya
Bodrum, Turkey
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Mention the Aegean Sea and the mind quite naturally leaps to Crete and Rhodes, the Greeks living along its shores, to quote Plato, like “frogs around a pond.” But it’s worth remembering that a long section of the Aegean’s coastline belongs to Turkey. It’s here — on a gorgeous peninsula that’s been... Read More
Amansara
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Cambodia’s luxury makeover has been quite understandably long in coming. The temples at Angkor have always been a magnet for tourism, but it’s only recently that the country’s political situation became stable enough to allow for luxury tourism on a scale that could support new upmarket hotels... Read More
Amantaka
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Every morning monks robed in bright orange and yellow walk along the main street of Luang Prabang. As the sun rises over the tops of gold wats, kneeling villagers and a smattering of tourists give the men the only food they’ll likely eat that day. Several hours later, the night market begins, a... Read More
Amanusa
Bali, Indonesia
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Of the three Aman resorts in Bali, Amanusa is the closest to the archetypal Bali getaway. This is not to say it’s average, or even typical — this chain takes great pride in promising, and often delivering, the extraordinary — but unlike its more remote sisters, Amanusa is set on Bali’s southern... Read More
Amanwana
West Sumbawa, Indonesia
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Call it tunnel vision, or the herd mentality of the travel industry; for all the vastness that is Indonesia, most holiday visitors are drawn to Bali like moths to a light. Certainly there’s no place like it — but conversely, there’s no place on Bali like Amanwana... Read More
Amanwella
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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The phenomenon that is Amanresorts is a singularly puzzling one. It’s a chain, yes, but one with seemingly all the strengths and none of the weaknesses that that implies. On the up side there’s consistency of experience, which Aman offers in spades — just ask the “Aman junkies,” who, as legend has... Read More
Amanyara
Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands
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Clichés get that way because however unoriginal, they’re true; the Turks & Caicos really are spectacular, ringed with tons of white sand, surrounded by inviting turquoise waters, beneath blue skies punctuated by the occasional picturesque fluffy white cloud. And in a related cliché, the Aman... Read More
Amanzoe
Kranidi, Argolida, Greece
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Amanresorts now has a hotel in Greece. And while that’s not quite all we think you need to know, we’ll understand if a few of you are already entering your dates. Anyway, if you’re at all familiar with what the Aman group does, and you’ve ever laid eyes on a photograph of the Aegean coast, then you... Read More
American Trade Hotel by ACE
Panama City, Panama
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If there’s any doubt that Panama City’s Casco Viejo has truly joined the ranks of the world’s hippest neighborhoods, maybe the advent of the American Trade Hotel will settle the matter once and for all. It’s an Ace hotel in all but name, and the Ace group manages to find — or create — a scene... Read More
Amfora
Hvar, Croatia
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There was a time when the phrase “Croatia’s hippest island” would have sounded like some kind of riddle, but to spend fifteen minutes in Hvar is to know without a doubt that those days are long gone. In a town where super-yachts compete for attention with the latest celebrity visitors and where... Read More
Amira Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey
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Location’s not quite everything, but it’s certainly not unimportant either; and in Istanbul one could do quite a lot worse for a location than this. The Amira Hotel is deep, deep in the Sultanahmet, the historical heart of the city, around back of the Blue Mosque. This is where you expect to find... Read More
Anahita The Resort
Beau Champ, Grande Rivière Sud Est, Mauritius
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No, that’s not a typo. Anahita The Resort is so-named to differentiate it from Anahita Golf and Anahita Property Sales — a morsel of information that speaks volumes about the size and scope of the property. Built on a sprawling piece of land along a sparkling turquoise lagoon on the eastern coast... Read More
Ananda in the Himalayas
Tehri - Garhwal, Uttaranchal, India
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If you’re looking for an introduction to yoga that goes beyond what you’ll find in a class at the local health club, there’s quite possibly no better place to start than Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, destination of countless pilgrimages, a town high in the Himalayas in the northern... Read More
Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa
Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia
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For connoisseurs of Asia’s villa hotels, the concept is the thing: small-scale luxury, physically up to international standards, yet painstakingly localized. That last bit is important when you’re talking about a destination like Siem Reap, a place where the city’s cultural inheritance is... Read More
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa
Inhambane, Mozambique
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The name of Bazaruto Island isn’t yet a household one, and it might never be — this private island, just off the coast of mainland Mozambique, is part of the Bazaruto Island National Park, which means that the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is pretty much the extent of the local tourist... Read More
Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa
Koh Samui, Thailand
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When a hotel cares enough to shell out for the services of an architect of Bill Bensley’s stature, chances are the hotel will be obsessive in other areas as well. The Anantara on the Thai island of Koh Samui is one such hotel... Read More
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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If Chiang Mai does turn out to be the next big Thailand destination, it’ll be because it’s something a little different. Far from the sandy beaches of the southern coast or the sheer sensory assault of Bangkok, Thailand’s second city lies high in the mountainous inland north, on the banks of the... Read More
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa
South Male Atoll, Male, Maldives
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The very concept of a Maldives resort is one that’s hard to get wrong; the trick, one supposes, is getting hold of one of these shallow, sandy atoll islands, and after that, the rest is just details. After all, once you’re in your villa, on a pristine white sand beach, or in one of the suites on... Read More
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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At the confluence of the Sop Ruak and the Mekong rivers is the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Here, on a wooded ridge with views of all three countries, is the Anantara, a hotel, spa and elephant camp overlooking the waters of the Mekong... Read More
Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Prachuabkirikhan, Thailand
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Before a few years ago, Hua Hin was rather out of the way for international travelers, and was best reached by train or coach. Now four flights leave Bangkok each day for the Hua Hin airport. Survive the slightly claustrophobic journey to the heart of the northern Malay Peninsula and you’ll soon... Read More
Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa
Koh Samui, Thailand
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It’s not exactly remote; Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach is a busy place, with plenty of development supporting a thriving tourist trade. So the success of the Anantara Lawana lies in large part in the way it creates an atmosphere of tranquil seclusion, while still offering easy access to all the bustle... Read More
Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
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It’s not always entirely about getting away from it all. Seminyak is pretty much the heart of the tourist Bali, but it got that way for a reason. And if you can stand a little socializing with your tropical-beach getaway, it’s a rewarding option — even more so considering that it’s now home to a... Read More
Anassa
Polis, Cyprus
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The Greek islands are the stars of the Mediterranean at the moment—but for all the spectacular beauty, and none of the crowds of tourists, Cyprus is a good bet. And as for lodging, Anassa is the queen of this island, perched majestically above the Mediterranean Sea... Read More
Andara Resort & Villas
Tablet Ten List
Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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In case you needed it, this is proof positive that Phuket, done right, is still absolutely extraordinary. Andara’s location, on a hillside up above Kamala Beach, on the island’s west coast, immediately places it in a different class — not for nothing is this stretch called the Millionaires’ Mile... Read More
Andaz 5th Avenue
New York City, NY, USA
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At the risk of massively understating the case, we’ll start by saying that some of the big chains are really getting the hang of this whole boutique-hotel thing. The Andaz concept was probably focus-grouped and market-tested for years by the design wonks in the Hyatt black-ops program, but when... Read More
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Andaz Amsterdam Prisengracht is a rare treat for the hotel junkie: the work of one of the world’s top designers, at home on native soil. The designer in question is Marcel Wanders, maximalist man of the moment and a whimsical design hand if ever there was one, and his studio shares a neighborhood... Read More
Andaz Liverpool Street London
London, England, UK
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The Andaz Liverpool Street, London is a rare beast, a hip hotel right on top of Liverpool Station — one of just a handful of lodgings in the Square Mile, bucking the trend that generally sees City boys and girls (and their guests) flee for points westward as soon as the closing bell rings. And... Read More
Andaz Maui at Wailea
Wailea, HI, USA
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We’ve been waiting some time for Hawaii’s hospitality situation to catch up with its natural gifts — this is a place where life is so good, it feels almost greedy to demand extraordinary hotels. And while it would be an exaggeration to say that we were waiting for Hyatt’s Andaz luxury-boutique... Read More
Andaz Napa
Napa, CA, USA
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First things first: the new Andaz is in the heart of the city of Napa, surrounded not by a sea of vines but set instead amidst some of downtown’s best shopping and dining. If you’re in the California wine country on business — well, for one thing, you must be in a pretty great business, but more to... Read More
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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It’s no exaggeration to say that the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo represents a sort of quantum leap in Costa Rican tourism. This is a country that’s got eco-resorts aplenty, as well as the occasional full-on luxury hotel, and even some grand gestures by the local architect Ronald Zürcher. This... Read More
Andaz San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
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Yes, this is the one with the stripper pole. Granted, it’s only in one room (the so very over-the-top Star Suite, complete with fuzzy plush king-size bunk beds and mirrored bedroom floor), but it goes a long way towards illustrating what sort of place the Andaz San Diego is. As in, maybe not the... Read More
Andaz Savannah
Savannah, GA, USA
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Savannah is a historical city, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past — it’s an art-school town as well, and there’s some appetite here for a bit of experimentation. So a contemporary-style boutique hotel like the Andaz Savannah is certainly not out of the question... Read More
Andaz Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
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There’s a new skyscraper amid the frenetic neon and cool steel of Tokyo’s skyline. The second-tallest building in the city, Toranomon Hills will house offices and apartments, plus the brand-new 164-room Andaz Tokyo... Read More
Andaz Wall Street
New York City, NY, USA
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When some big chains venture into boutique-hotel territory, the result is basically the same old chain hotel, with an extra helping of funky plastic furniture. Not so with the Hyatt group’s Andaz sub-brand. The hotels under the Andaz banner are about more than just design; they’re boutique in... Read More
Andaz West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA, USA
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The old “Riot Hyatt” on Sunset, site of countless acts of rock-star debauchery and destruction, is now just about unrecognizable. Mötley Crüe’s loss, however, is your gain — it’s been reborn as the Andaz West Hollywood, the old balconies, venue of many an aerial TV toss, sealed off with full-length... Read More
Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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In the space of a few short years Andaz, the Hyatt group’s luxury-boutique brand, has firmly established itself in some tough Western markets: London, New York, Los Angeles, among others. But it’s in Shanghai that it faces what might be its sternest test. When it comes to luxury hotels, the big... Read More
Andel's Hotel Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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Andel, Czech for “angel,” is the name of the once-derelict industrial area, now repurposed as a residential and retail district, that the hotel calls home. The interiors, by Jestico + Whiles (responsible for London’s Hempel and One Aldwych) are bright, clean, predominantly white... Read More
Andersen Boutique Hotel
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Flying in the face of Copenhagen stereotypes, the Andersen Boutique Hotel traffics lightly in export-grade Scandinaviana. Fun precedes functional, with nary a pale wooden chair in sight. In-your-face graphics trump comforting coziness, and carpet, rather than smooth planks, covers the floor... Read More
Anemi Hotel
Tablet Ten List
Folegandros, Cyclades, Greece
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One must be at least somewhat comfortable with minimalism to appreciate the landscape of the Cyclades — stark cliffs, stark sky, stark sea — and the region’s architecture, with its white walls and simple, squared forms, was minimalist before the concept had a name. It’s a formula that can’t miss... Read More
Angleterre Hotel
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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We don′t put much stock in the concept of star ratings for hotels; often it′s just an exercise in list-making, where some phenomenal hotels lose out to boring and predictable ones, for the crime of lacking a swimming pool... Read More
Ani Villas Boutique Resort
Little Bay, Caribbean, Anguilla
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Calling these hyper-luxe cliffside residences “villas” is the sort of understatement that only the most confident hoteliers would attempt. Then again Àni Villas Boutique Resort has a lot to be confident about. There are just two villas, in truth, but each one is a five-bedroom modernist monument... Read More
Anna Hotel
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Neither traditionally beer-hall Bavarian nor modern corporate-headquarters Munich, the Anna Hotel has embraced color along with the brilliance of a correctly placed bit of décor. It’s all very whimsical and, incongruously enough for this serious city, quite lovable... Read More
Anne de Bretagne
La Plaine-sur-Mer, France
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On the southern side of the Breton peninsula, not far from Nantes, is the seaside town of La Plaine-sur-Mer, and here, overlooking the dunes and the waters of the Bay of Biscay, is the big, bright and airy Anne de Bretagne. And while we’ve criticized French hotels at length for an unwillingness to... Read More
Anticavilla Hotel & SPA
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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Mexico’s got its share of ultra-modern design hotels, and it’s got its share of splendid old houses turned luxury hotels. And in Anticavilla Hotel & Spa it’s got a little bit of both. This stunning colonial-era property in Cuernavaca has been not just lovingly restored, but positively reconfigured... Read More
Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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While the trend-hunters in search of the next Prague are currently prowling around Warsaw, Krakow and beyond, another sort of traveler is quietly stealing into Ljubljana, Slovenia, a town whose historical veins also lie alluringly close to the surface. You wouldn’t mistake the 16th-century Antiq... Read More
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London, England, UK
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It’s increasingly rare in the heart of London to find a hotel whose ambitions are anything short of transcendent, stratospheric luxury. In the more realistic middle of the market, it’s something of a numbers game — a good hotel has to maximize comfort, style and location while keeping the nightly... Read More
Apostrophe Hôtel
Paris, France
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These days design hotels are so widespread as to be almost commonplace, and art hotels are no longer the novelty they once were. So what’s next? One attempt at an answer comes in the form of the Apostrophe Hotel, which styles itself the world’s first “poem hotel” — an idea that’s so perfectly... Read More
Aqua Blu Hotel & Spa
Kos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece
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The Aqua Blu, on the Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese, is a hotel so finely tuned to its gorgeous beach setting that you could almost forget people come here for the island’s fascinating ancient history, too. Kos is famous as the birthplace of Hippocrates, who founded his school here (and... Read More
Aqua Wellness Resort
Rivas, Nicaragua
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Here’s a factoid that might come as a surprise: second only to Costa Rica, Nicaragua is, according to a Global Peace Index study, the second safest country in Central America. As a place better known for a 20th century full of revolutions, counter-revolutions, and geopolitical scandal, Nicaragua... Read More
Aquapetra Resort & Spa
Telese Terme, Campania, Italy
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Historical beauty meets high-end aquatic wellness. Up in the hills of Campania, on the edge of the sulfur-spring town of Telese Terme, the remnants of a deserted village still stand. The limestone manor house, the one surrounded by olive groves: that’s the reception hall — and these rough-hewn... Read More
Arabela Casas de Campo
San Javier, Córdoba, Argentina
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Arabela Casas de Campo is a remote estancia situated on a generous slice of Argentina’s Valle de Traslasierra, about a hundred miles from Córdoba. It’s a serene place with a bit more topographical variety than your average pampas retreat — the region’s highest peak, the Champaquí, looms over the... Read More
Arai Hotel
Barcelona, Spain
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In Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter — site of the city’s original Roman settlement — an 18th-century structure is practically brand new. But to modern-day visitors, there’s no doubt that the Hotel Arai is housed in a building from another century. The exterior is still decorated with the original... Read More
Aram Yami Hotel
Tablet Ten List
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Much like Salvador, the city it calls home, Aram Yami is an eclectic mix of colonial style and contemporary accents. Surrounded by the vibrant colors of the historic old town, the hotel is a boutique housed in a 19th-century residence, affording views of the Todos os Santos Bay that bring to mind a... Read More
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
Moscow, Russia
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It’s an old story by now, so we’ll spare you the detailed recap of the post–Cold War years, and the changes that have taken place in Russia over the last two decades. Allow us simply to summarize, with an example that is particularly germane to the subject matter of Tablet Hotels... Read More
Araya Totoan
Kaga-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
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A ryokan is as much a cultural tradition as it is a hotel category, and in a tradition that’s been refined through centuries of attention, what’s needed is not so much a bold vision as a meticulous dedication to the tiniest details. And Araya Totoan, in the mountains of Ishikawa Prefecture, is as... Read More
ARC The Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa’s first design hotel is officially named ARC The.Hotel — but rest assured, it will not be the subject of any clever wordplay here on Tablet Hotels. The name, so irresistible to pun-happy journalists, is intended to evoke associations with the Canadian capital’s high-tech industry, this... Read More
Arcana Izu
Izu City, Shizuoka, Japan
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Japan’s rural ryokan present a bit of a challenge in classification; while they’re new and uncharted territory for most foreigners, to the Japanese they’re as traditional as it gets. But the Arcana, on the Izu peninsula two hours outside of Tokyo, is one we can all agree on: while in concept it’s... Read More
Archer Hotel New York
New York City, NY, USA
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Just around the block from Bryant Park, in the midst of New York’s garment district, the brand-new Archer Hotel goes all-out in its pursuit of a memorable identity: not only have they developed a strong visual style, they’ve instituted an approach to service that’s equally distinctive. This... Read More
Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences
Povoa de Penafirme, A-dos-Cunhados, Portugal
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Some high-end hotels make a point of being fine places to be alone. Areias do Seixo, on the other hand, is the kind of place that hosts a nightly communal bonfire on its wild — and wildly pretty — stretch of coast to the north of Lisbon. It’s not exactly a free-for-all, however — for although the... Read More
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa
Porto Ercole, Italy
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Modern Tuscany is a phrase that’s not in any danger of becoming a cliché any time soon — this is a region that’s too often content to coast on its (admittedly quite appealing) historical charms, and any time we can highlight a bit of contemporary Tuscan design, we’re only too happy to take the... Read More
Argos In Cappadocia
Nevsehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
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Though not yet so common that they need a name for their particular sub-genre — speleoboutiques, anyone? — it’s safe to say that cave hotels are officially a thing. Especially in Cappadocia, which as a region has what’s probably the world’s most plentiful supply of habitable caves. And if you want... Read More
Aria Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic
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The Aria Hotel may have been, as it claims, Prague's first five-star luxury boutique hotel; it is certainly the most unique hotel in town. The location is excellent, on a quiet side street in the picturesque Malá Strana, and the hotel itself is charming, decorated by architect Rocco Magnoli... Read More
Aristi Mountain Resort
Zagori, Epirus, Greece
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There’s more to Greece than Athens, the islands and that long, squiggly coastline. In the country’s northwest, out along the border with Albania, is the rugged and mountainous region of Zagori. It’s a landscape of rocky cliffs, verdant slopes and tiny, ancient villages clinging to the hillsides... Read More
Armani Hotel Dubai
Dubai, UAE
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Be honest: if we told you there was an Armani Hotel, and that it wasn’t in Milan, your next guess would absolutely have to be Dubai, wouldn’t it? Not just anywhere in Dubai either, but in the towering Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, the pride of the city. To say it’s the... Read More
Armani Hotel Milano
Milan, Italy
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Some hotels need to be seen to be properly understood. Other hotel concepts, though, more or less speak for themselves. Simply at the mention of the Armani Hotel Milan one knows what one’s going to get: a bold and tasteful elegance, a certain richness in texture and materials, and of course an... Read More
Arosea Life Balance Hotel
St. Walburg, South Tyrol, Italy
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To look at the photos you’d think the balance in question was mostly a matter of some sort of pinewood deficiency. But the Arosea Life Balance Hotel, in Val d’Ultimo, in the South Tyrol region of the Italian Alps, is about more than just pared-down décor. Here the natural building materials and... Read More
Art Hotel Novecento
Bologna, Italy
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The plain, pale façade of the Art Hotel Novecento reflects the Vienna Secession style of the late 1890s — which, in the medieval center of Bologna, looks downright modern. Inside it’s another era: the idiosyncratically decorated rooms give off a 1930s Art Deco vibe, with geometric headboards... Read More
As Janelas Verdes
Lisbon, Portugal
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Just down the road from the National Art Museum on the Rua das Janelas Verdes is an eighteenth-century mansion; once the home of the Portuguese novelist Eça de Queirós, today it’s a small and elegant boutique hotel, with many of the trappings of an old-fashioned literary residence... Read More
Asaba
Izu City, Shizuoka, Japan
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They’re all pretty traditional, but some ryokan are more traditional than others. Asaba has not only the tranquil atmosphere and the stunning natural setting you’d expect from a top country inn, but it’s got three hundred and fifty years of unbroken history behind it as well. In fact, if you wanted... Read More
Asclepios Wellness & Spa
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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If your idea of a Costa Rican getaway involves a zip line and bottomless mojitos by the poolside, this might be a bit of a curveball. This isn’t the typical beach resort, where overindulgence is a rule: Asclepios is a green refuge, situated almost in the shadow of Alajuela’s Poás volcano, a... Read More
Astarte Suites
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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Sometimes it really does all come down to location. Trends in travel come and go, but Greece’s volcanic islands have been a hot destination for just about as long as humans have had the ability to move from place to place — there’s something about balmy climes, dramatic rocky vistas, and deep azure... Read More
Astoria7
San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
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San Sebastián is an underratedly glamorous city, especially in September, during film festival season. It’s this connection that Astoria7 trades on, and the large-format film-star portraits in the guest rooms are only the most conspicuous example. Locals will pick up on the name’s connotation; the... Read More
Atacamadventure
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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The Atacama of northern Chile is one of the most sublimely bleak and stunning landscapes on this planet and possibly others — if they were making a movie about Mars they could do worse than this vast red desert. The inhospitability of the place demands an extra measure of luxury from its lodgings... Read More
Atempo Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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In the time since Tablet went online we’ve seen Buenos Aires boom; at the turn of the millennium there were some fine hotels, to be sure, but a decade later it’s one of the boutique-hotel capitals of the world. It’s got big ones, small ones, funky ones, refined ones, and the general level is... Read More
Atlántico Boutique Hotel
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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The Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este was a hot destination a decade ago. It’s also hot now, and will, in all likelihood, still be hot a decade from now. But that’s not to say the place hasn’t changed. Sure, Punta is still the summertime playground of Argentinian restaurateurs, supermodels... Read More
Atrio Restaurante Hotel
Cáceres, Cáceres, Spain
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Even without the hotel, Atrio’s restaurant alone would easily merit a detour. It’s a serious establishment — white tablecloths, finely besuited waiters, diners with similar sartorial inclinations — that’s perfectly matched by a wonderfully peaceful, architecturally striking hotel whose fourteen... Read More
Auberge du Jeu de Paume
Chantilly, France
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Even in the rarefied world of France’s grand country estates, the Domaine de Chantilly, home to the ninety-two-room Auberge du Jeu de Paume, occupies a special position. Put it this way: there are parts of Versailles that took their inspiration from this place. Just twenty-five miles from Paris... Read More
Auberge du Soleil
Rutherford, CA, USA
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If your idea of heaven is Tuscany meets Provence with a Bay Area sensibility, Auberge du Soleil will make you think you’ve died and gone there. In the distance rise the mountains, while below, a vineyard sits. Fifty-odd rooms are decorated in a style that can only be described as European country... Read More
Auberge du Vieux Port
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Old Montréal is like a city within a city, a slice of Old Europe right in the middle of a major North American city, where one can still hear the hooves of horses, drawing carriages along the meandering cobbled streets. And the Auberge du Vieux-Port is a bit of a trip through time as well—though... Read More
Auberge Saint-Antoine
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Auberge Saint-Antoine is half hotel, half museum, a unique blend of a boutique hotel and an old-fashioned bed and breakfast, three centuries-old buildings in the lower OId Port of Québec City, overlooking the stately St. Lawrence river, and just steps from many of this historic city's tourist... Read More
Audubon Cottages
New Orleans, LA, USA
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There’s a certain class of hotels that guests, especially the famous ones, seem to have a hard time leaving — places like Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, or the old Chelsea Hotel in New York. Add to the list New Orleans’ Audubon Cottages, a perfect picture of genteel Big Easy leisure if ever... Read More
augartenhotel art & design
Graz, Austria
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It’s no surprise at all anymore to find a modern, loft-style boutique hotel somewhere like Stockholm or Berlin. And at this point, to find a hotel like the Augarten in a place like Graz isn’t terribly shocking either — it’s just a welcome sign of the times we’re living in... Read More
Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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What was once the Beverly Carlton (and two neighboring apartment houses) is now the Avalon, a Fifties retro-style hotel packed with mid-century Eames, Noguchi and Nelson furniture to match its blocky blue facade and curvaceous hourglass-shaped pool, which we’d like to think is an homage to onetime... Read More
Avani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa
Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam
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The setting of Avani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa is unmatched, just outside the south-central seaside town of Quy Nhon, a place that’s largely untouched by the tourist trade, mountains, sea, and ancient architecture notwithstanding. Here you’re unlikely to see many Western faces, something that can’t be... Read More
Avenue Hotel
Copenhagen, Denmark
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In Copenhagen, not many hotels can match the Avenue’s historical pedigree. Built in 1898 by Emil Blichfeldt, the architect responsible for the famous entrance to Tivoli Gardens, it could by all rights be a much snootier place than it is. But despite its traditional Danish façade — with its red... Read More
Awasi
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Until recently, the only hotel filling the luxury-in-the-Atacama niche was Germán del Sol’s Explora—understandable since most craggy edge-of-the-world desert moonscapes haven’t got even one upscale adventure hotel. Now, though, there’s competition, and some of the finest comes in the form of Awasi... Read More
Awasi Patagonia
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
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What more proof could you need that hospitality is about knowledge, not real estate, than the fact that seemingly everyone who opens a hotel in the Atacama immediately goes and sets up shop in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine national park — and vice versa? Here the folks behind the Tablet favorite... Read More
AYANA Resort and Spa
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
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Bali is gorgeous enough at sea level that one can’t help but feel slightly guilty at the splendor of AYANA’s clifftop views. But once in a while a (literal) change in perspective is exactly what’s called for. Some of you may know the AYANA from its past life as a Ritz-Carlton, and while its name... Read More
Azalea Inn & Gardens
Savannah, GA, USA
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The brick-lined streets near Savannah’s Forsyth Park are home to an amusingly large number of bed-and-breakfasts — quite understandable when you consider that it’s these rows of Queen Anne and Italianate mansions that made this neighborhood a byword for laid-back Southern charm for more than a... Read More
Azur
Tablet Ten List
Queenstown, New Zealand
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The whole point of New Zealand, from an outsider’s perspective, is the outdoors — there’s city culture there, of course, but what’s worth going on and on about are the natural gifts of the place. So a hotel like Azur plays to all its location’s strengths; it’s urbane and sophisticated, just a few... Read More
Azur Real Hotel Boutique
Córdoba, Argentina
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Despite being known as a manufacturing base and financial hub, Córdoba has the youthful heart of a college town. Three historic universities line the city’s Jesuit Block, a gorgeous display of Latin American baroque architecture. Minutes away is a century-old townhouse that served as a drugstore... Read More
B Hotel
Barcelona, Spain
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There’s no shortage of ultra-modern accommodations in Barcelona — it seems there’s a stylish little boutique or two on just about every street. This is a first-class city, though, and a phenomenally well-traveled destination, and so there’s always room for another good one, something like the B... Read More
B.O.G. Hotel
Bogota, Colombia
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It sounds more mellifluous in Spanish. Here, in one of northern Bogotá’s hipper districts, the B.O.G. Hotel might just touch off a design-hotel revolution. This is a town whose lodging options have been fairly undistinguished, up to now, if you’re in the market for anything more inspiring than... Read More
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa
Zürich, Switzerland
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Mention European beer and most think of Germany, Belgium or the Czech Republic. But tiny Switzerland actually has the highest concentration of breweries per capita – so many breweries, in fact, that some of the older ones are being snapped up and restored for other uses, as in the case of the B2... Read More
Babuino 181
Rome, Italy
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Just off the Piazza del Popolo is the Via del Babuino, named for a statue of Silenus that somehow found itself informally christened “the baboon.” This was an artists’ quarter which has since gentrified — a common setting for a stylish little boutique hotel, no less so for the fact that the... Read More
Bacara Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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There are a few old historic hotels on the California coast, but as often as not, the reproductions are even better than the real thing. One doesn't come to California in search of authenticity, after all — here architecture and set design are simply different branches of the same discipline. So... Read More
Badrutt's Palace Hotel
St. Moritz, Graubunden, Switzerland
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St. Moritz — now a hotbed of furs and slopes and lots of champagne — was nothing before Johannes Badrutt. He made this town when he persuaded a bunch of English tourists to try skiing. And today his legacy lives on as the definition of wintry European glamour: Badrutt’s Palace Hotel... Read More
Baglioni Hotel London
London, England, UK
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West London has never been short on top-flight luxury hotels, especially around Knightsbridge, Kensington and Hyde Park. What’s unique about the Baglioni is that it’s so, well, Italian — posh and decadent, almost comically over-the-top, yet without a shred of irony, marked by none of the whimsy and... Read More
Bagni di Pisa Palace & Spa
San Giuliano Terme, Italy
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In the public imagination the city of Pisa has drawn a pretty short straw — thanks to that tower, it’s relegated to the status of architectural footnote or physics-book illustration. Time was, however, it was known not for its shoddy foundation work, but for its thermal baths — hence the hotel in... Read More
Bagues
Barcelona, Spain
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There’s more to Barcelona, architecturally speaking, than just Gaudí. Hotel Bagués is a fine example, a nineteenth-century edifice in the Romantic Classical style, an aesthetic that’s as eclectic as its contradictory name would suggest. In its current incarnation it’s a luxury boutique in a style... Read More
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
Climping, West Sussex, UK
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A mock-medieval mansion, built today, might come off a bit déclassé; a mock-medieval mansion built in the Thirties, however, has had time to accumulate a history all its own. Architecturally, it helps that it was built from salvaged medieval-era stones and beams. And in terms of atmosphere, it... Read More
Bairro Alto Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal
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It’s stylish, it’s plush, it beckons you off the street with its cheery yellow exterior. But perhaps the best thing about the Bairro Alto is the hotel’s choice location on Lisbon’s main square, Praça Luís de Camões. This central spot would make its poet namesake proud: serene by day, the square is... Read More
Bali Ethnic Villa
Badung, Bali, Indonesia
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Especially in an area as overrun with resorts as Seminyak, it’s helpful when a hotel owner chooses a name that cuts right to the chase. Take Bali Ethnic Villa, for example: the name tells you exactly what you need to know. It’s actually three villas, each with three, four or five bedrooms. And the... Read More
Baltazar Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
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Whether or not it’s your particular cup of tea — more on that in a moment — we can confidently say that every city in the world needs a boutique hotel along the same general lines as Budapest’s Hotel Baltazár. Which is to say, a boutique hotel whose creators’ imagination is allowed to run riot... Read More
Banke Hôtel
Paris, France
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Paris is famous for its uniformly elegant architecture: the Belle Époque buildings lining the boulevards, the medieval houses on narrow lanes, the manicured gardens, the glazed corner cafes. No matter how elegant, though, one does occasionally need a break from the uniformity. And this is where a... Read More
Banyan Tree Al Wadi
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
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It’d be easy enough to call Banyan Tree Al Wadi an oasis in the desert outside of Dubai, but really that undersells it — comprised of 101 private pool-villas set on a spectacular 250-acre nature reserve, Banyan Tree Al Wadi is more like 101 individual oases scattered over a series of stunning, if... Read More
Banyan Tree Bintan
Lagoi, Bintan Island, Indonesia
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Indonesia is a vast archipelago of islands, and some of its famous resort islands, like Bali and Java, are more far-flung than others. The island of Bintan, though, is less remote, a part of the Riau archipelago, just 45 minutes by catamaran from Singapore, and thanks to this easy access, has long... Read More
Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Banyan Tree specializes in bringing a polished sheen to beachfront eco-resorts with a practiced ease that always feels individually tailored. The private pool-villa concept works tremendously well in a place like Acapulco, where it serves as a welcome alternative to the faded glitz of the... Read More
Banyan Tree Club & Spa
Seoul, Korea
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Banyan Tree has won itself a loyal following by bringing a dose of urbanity to its luxurious spa resorts in far-flung tropical locales. In Seoul, they’ve reversed the equation, bringing a full-scale spa resort — enormous suites, sprawling grounds, pampering service and all — to one of Asia’s most... Read More
Banyan Tree Hangzhou
Hangzhou, China
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In a sense, Hangzhou is the furthest thing from an undiscovered destination. Marco Polo, not really one to keep a lid on his travel discoveries, declared the city “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world” back in the 13th century, and even then, the natural beauty of Hangzhou’s craggy... Read More
Banyan Tree Lang Co.
Phu Loc, Hue, Vietnam
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Two decades after Banyan Tree opened its pioneering resort in Phuket, the hotel group is still turning stunning Southeast Asian coastlines into equally stunning coastal resorts. Take Banyan Tree Lang Co, its forty-nine enormous pool villas occupying what was quite recently a sleepy little fishing... Read More
Banyan Tree Lijiang
Lijiang, Gucheng District, China
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The thing about China is that it’s just really massively big. Yes, that’s the kind of insight that makes Tablet Hotels such an authoritative source. But be honest: when you think of a Chinese holiday, the mountainous southwestern province of Yunnan is probably not the first place that comes to... Read More
Banyan Tree Macau
Macau, SAR, China
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If you’re familiar with Banyan Tree’s success at bringing the private-villa concept to some of Asia’s most desirable coastal real estate, their foray into Macau may at first seem a bit odd. After all, the densely populated region’s status as something like the Vegas of the East — with all the... Read More
Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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The Banyan Tree group must have been looking for a challenge. It’s not that Asian-inflected luxury villas can’t work in the Americas; it’s just that the well-developed and not entirely high-end Riviera Maya isn’t exactly the first place you’d look for a resort that depends on an exclusive... Read More
Banyan Tree Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
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The Banyan Tree Phuket has long been one of the world’s top spa resorts, and years of competition with the neighboring Amanpuri have kept it at the top of its game. Phuket is anything but unspoiled—this is one of the most traveled destinations in Asia—but from the privacy of one of the Banyan... Read More
Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
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About an hour up the coast from Dubai lies the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, a place that’s no slouch in the “stark desert beauty” department. It’s also home to a new Banyan Tree beach retreat that serves as a companion piece to its bigger sister, the nearby desert oasis of Banyan Tree Al Wadi... Read More
Banyan Tree Ringha
Shangrila, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China
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Ten thousand feet up in the mountains of China’s southwestern Yunnan province, Banyan Tree Ringha is a bit of a departure for the Singapore-based hotel company. Though the coastal outposts of the franchise share a Balinese style, the Ringha version leaves that behind in favor of a Tibetan lodge... Read More
Banyan Tree Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
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If you happen to have visited Koh Samui before its beaches became synonymous with sun-soaked debauchery, and you harbor nostalgia for the good old days, now’s the time to head back to this island off the Thai coast. The same explosion in popularity that made Koh Samui into a riotous nightlife... Read More
Banyan Tree Seychelles
Mahe, Seychelles
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When you’re after a luxurious tropical island hideaway, you don’t generally go looking just off the nearest freeway exit — and, way out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are indeed a long way from pretty much everywhere. The Banyan Tree resort here occupies a privileged location on... Read More
Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund
Shanghai, China
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Banyan Tree is best known for its collection of world-class spa resorts on the various paradisiacal beaches of Southeast Asia, but lately they’ve been making a bid for some of the continent’s major cities. Their strategy: bring along the pleasures of one of those world-class spa-resorts on a... Read More
Banyan Tree Ungasan
Ungasan, Bali, Indonesia
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This spot on Bali’s far southern extremity is the perfect setting for a resort that aims to deliver impeccable service while doing what it can to maintain the integrity of its remarkable surroundings — both of which tasks are well within Banyan Tree’s impressive wheelhouse. If you were to approach... Read More
Barcelo Asia Gardens
Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
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There is such a thing, in the travel business, as a destination becoming a victim of its own success. It’s not that the Costa Blanca isn’t beautiful in itself, because it is, and the climate, of course, is paradise. But thanks to an excess of development in the coastal towns, many of us don’t... Read More
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
Gizah - El Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo today is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated city, massive and dense, arguably the capital of the Middle East — so it’s a city with plenty of demand for stylish and contemporary hotels. There was a time, of course, when it was the center of all civilization. The Barceló Cairo Pyramids makes the... Read More
Barcelo La Bobadilla
Villanueva de Tapia, Andalusia, Spain
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An hour west of Granada, in the olive-strewn hills of Andalusia, the Hotel La Bobadilla sprawls over a thousand-acre estate in the manner of a Moorish village, all whitewashed buildings, winding paths and courtyard after courtyard connected by arched walkways. This is one of the finest hotels in... Read More
Barcelo Raval
Barcelona, Spain
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This is another one to file under the heading of “only in Barcelona.” That metal skin, those modern interiors, the mini-tower construction, looking down on the rooftops of the historic Barrio Chino — it’s a perfect fit with the raucous blend of old and new for which the Catalan capital is so well... Read More
Bardessono
Tablet Ten List
Yountville, CA, USA
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A decade or two ago, Napa Valley was the place to go for a little slice of Renaissance Tuscany. It made sense at the time, with the California wine industry really hitting its stride, for the architecture to aspire toward a classic European sort of gravity. These days, however, Napa is ground zero... Read More
Baudon de Mauny
Montpellier, Greater South West, France
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If the South of France, for you, is simply shorthand for Provence and the Riviera, then there’s another world you’re missing out on. Not the vibrant old sailors’ city of Marseille — though you should make sure you see that too — but the classical-Rome meets cosmopolitan-multicultural town of... Read More
Bauer Il Palazzo
Venice, Italy
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Of the two hotels on this Venice block, one might expect that we would prefer the Fifties-style Hotel Bauer; the city does suffer from a bit of antique overkill, and to be fair, the Bauer is a nice change of pace. But the real gem is the Bauer Il Palazzo—which is, as you may guess from the name... Read More
Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa
Venice, Italy
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Sure, Venice is a popular place, but the thing about it, at least when it comes to hotels, is that it’s quite possible to go there in order to get away. It sounds paradoxical, but often it’s the busiest destinations that, of necessity, have the quietest hotels. That’s true to one degree or another... Read More
Bay of Many Coves
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
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First, a point of clarification: Bay of Many Coves is the name of both the hotel and the body of water alongside which the hotel is located. If the shores here were crowded with resorts, you can imagine the sort of who’s-on-first confusion that might ensue — fortunately, this is one of those New... Read More
Bayerischer Hof Munich
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Playing host to the likes of aristocrats, film stars and pop idols, the independently owned Hotel Bayerischer Hof is without a doubt the queen of Munich’s grand hotel scene. Once the spare palace where King Ludwig I entertained his royal guests, since 1841 it’s been a stately and old-fashioned... Read More
Baystone Boutique Hotel & Spa
Pointe Aux Canonniers, Mauritius
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Mauritius might be a speck of land compared to its neighbor, Madagascar, but the tiny island nation can certainly hold its own when it comes to luxury hotels. With big-time brands thoroughly entrenched in the local five-star scene, the designs tend to lean heavily on familiar colonial themes — very... Read More
be Manos hotel
Brussels, Belgium
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Until lately the Brussels hotel scene has remained fairly conservative — some fine business hotels, and some gorgeous old-world mansions, but little in the way of modern design fireworks. Be Manos, however, changes all that — this chic little gem around the corner from the Gare du Midi occupies the... Read More
Be Playa
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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It takes all kinds of hotels to properly lodge all the Riviera Maya’s visitors, and in this crowd, a strong point of view is perhaps the best way to stand out. To that end, one could do a lot worse than a bold and graphic little all-suite boutique a few blocks from the beach. Here the Mayan... Read More
Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Mexico’s prodigious natural gifts are, in some ways, a mixed blessing. So stunning are its miles and miles of raw, idyllic coastline that its hotels have historically found themselves quite able to get by on little more than location alone. That’s changing now, of course; a new generation of... Read More
Beach House Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
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If you’re not used to it, it’s almost unnerving how easy life can feel in the beach towns along the Northern California coast, perhaps most of all in Half Moon Bay. And needless to say, it only gets easier at the all-suite Beach House Hotel. Set on a bluff between the Pacific and the vast natural... Read More
Beau-Rivage Palace
Lausanne, Switzerland
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One of the last of Europe’s traditional grand hotels, Lausanne’s Beau-Rivage Palace recalls the days of aristocrats traveling by coach; from within the gardens of the hotel’s ten-acre grounds, pressed up against Lake Geneva, it would be easy to feel a little bit lost in time. Views are spectacular... Read More
Bel Ami
Paris, France
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Not at all what you’d expect of this town, in terms of style and design — the Bel Ami is all simple modernity, rather than fussy muséification, and the palette leans to the muted and earthy, almost Nordic, avoiding the rich crimsons and pinks on display in Parisian grand hotels. This sort of... Read More
Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
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One of the most well-traveled hotspots on the European beach circuit, the Algarve region of southern Portugal is packed with its fair share of big-time resorts — and it’s the contrast with this backdrop of uniformity that makes a newly renovated 19th-century residence like the Bela Vista so... Read More
Belcampo Lodge Belize
Punta Gorda, Belize
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Set on a 3,000-acre sustainable farm, surrounded by a 15,000-acre rainforest preserve, and comprised of twelve privately sited, low-impact, high-pleasure suites, Belcampo Belize is, quite simply, one of the leading eco-hotels on the planet. That’s no small distinction, and it’s reason enough to... Read More
Beldes Hotel Rome
Rome, Italy
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This is the sort of hotel that has reviewers instinctively reaching for their La Dolce Vita references, and it’s no wonder: there’s a (non-literal) whiff of Marcello Mastroianni about the place. It’s impeccably tailored, stylish in a timeless way, and feels exclusive as all get-out — life here is... Read More
Belgraves - A Thompson Hotel
London, England, UK
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The old song did say that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere — and it’s a proposition that’s been confirmed again and again by the Manhattan-born Thompson hotel group. For their latest test they’ve chosen London, another big-league luxury-boutique town, and in the neighborhood... Read More
Bella Luce Hotel
St Martin Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK
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The street names are in French but it’d be a long swim to Normandy, and it may be a British Crown dependency, but those blue telephone boxes are a sure sign it’s not exactly England either. It might be this fish-nor-fowl aspect that prevents Guernsey from fitting into any of the travel industry’s... Read More
Bellagio
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Created by Steve Wynn, and it’s in Las Vegas. Safe to say then, the Bellagio is an extravagant place — it's the size of a small town, and comes complete with its own theatres, fountains, art galleries, restaurants, and, obviously, wedding chapels and casinos. We all know that over the last few... Read More
Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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The quietly stylish Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende is the perfect setting for a classic refuge like the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, equal parts 16th-century residence and modern luxury boutique hotel. The level of service is high, as professional as it is warm, and the hotel’s old-world... Read More
Belmond Charleston Place
Charleston, SC, USA
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Charleston isn’t really where one goes in search of the avant-garde. (Well, maybe if it’s the avant-garde of Southern cooking that you’re after, but more on that later.) This is the Old South at its most enduringly genteel, a place where even the words coming out of people’s mouths take their time... Read More
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Some of the exotic thrill about Rio de Janeiro may have worn off since its heyday — with the proliferation of budget jet travel, there’s nowhere truly exotic anymore, and major cities like Rio are near commonplace... Read More
Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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Though physically not all that far from Los Angeles, in terms of atmosphere Santa Barbara could scarcely be more different. Rather than trying to turn it into some Hollywood satellite, smart hoteliers embrace the essential sleepiness of Santa Barbara — and the proprietors of Belmond El Encanto, by... Read More
Belmond Governor's Residence
Yangon, Dagon, Myanmar
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There’s nowhere else you’d imagine finding a hotel quite like the Governor’s Residence — while the current proprietors, the Belmond group, claim credit for the hotel’s time-machine atmosphere, in truth it’s the erstwhile capital city of Rangoon that’s responsible for the throwback colonial... Read More
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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There are some hotels about which, simply by pronouncing their names, you’ve said just about everything there is to say. The Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg is one of these. It’s the very picture of the classic European luxury hotel, from the days when its guests traveled by horse and... Read More
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Ravello, Campania, Italy
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Any way you look at it, the Caruso is among the finest hotels in Ravello. For some, that’s recommendation enough; for the benefit of the others, though, we’ll go on... Read More
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Venice, Italy
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Venice’s most famous hotel is neither a landmark palace, nor several hundred years old, and it stands not in the city proper, but across the lagoon on Giudecca Island. Nonetheless, the Hotel Cipriani is as synonymous with Venice as the Piazza San Marco. We suppose it has to do with the founder... Read More
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Iguazu Falls, Parana, Brazil
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There are only a few natural landmarks on the planet as astonishing as Iguazu Falls. Standing before the thundering series of more than 275 waterfalls — and hiking the jungle-like paths around them to take in the gushing water from various angles — is a heart-stopping experience for even the most... Read More
Belmond Hotel La Residencia
Deya-Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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Like most of the world’s fabled tourist destinations, Mallorca has seen its share of development, even verging in places on overdevelopment. This is to one extent or another the natural fate of any desirable locale, yet it need not be all-consuming... Read More
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Cusco, Peru
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“Now with oxygen enriched rooms” — Belmond Hotel Monasterio... Read More
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
Cusco, Peru
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The way hotels are named these days, you’d expect “Sacred River” to be a bit of poetic exaggeration. It turns out the Rio Sagrado in question is the Urubamba, however, which happens to run through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Not your everyday sacred river. And the Belmond is not your everyday... Read More
Belmond Hotel Ritz
Madrid, Spain
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The Belmond Hotel Ritz boasts a noble heritage; it’s the child, metaphorically speaking, of Alfonso XIII, who opened it in 1910. Guests are those with too much good taste to stay elsewhere: Paloma Picasso, Nelson Rockefeller, Barbara Hutton, and the Rainiers, who came here on their honeymoon... Read More
Belmond Hotel Splendido
Portofino, Liguria, Italy
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In order to understand the Splendido, you have to understand the chic scene that is the seaside town of Portofino, where most visitors arrive in their own yachts. The roads were actually restructured to keep out the commoners arriving in their cars. The Duke of Windsor was the first person to sign... Read More
Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia
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On the south side of Bali, at least, the days of exploration are pretty much over. The best you can hope for is a private little slice of paradise — if it’s not going to be wild, it may as well be as lush as possible. Lush is something the Belmond (née Orient Express) hotels and resorts do well, of... Read More
Belmond La Residence d'Angkor
Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia
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Somewhere between a mini-resort and a boutique hotel, Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor is just about as close as you can get to the heart of Siem Reap — which, in turn, is the closest city to what is for many Cambodia’s main attraction, the temples at Angkor. The hotel stands right at the river’s... Read More
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Deep in the heart of northern Laos, along the banks of the Mekong, is the old royal capital of Luang Prabang, one of the better places in Southeast Asia if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and the bright lights of the established tourist destinations. And roughly two kilometers outside of... Read More
Belmond La Samanna
St Martin, French West Indies, France
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Located on the French side of the half-Dutch St. Martin/Maarten, Belmond La Samanna can perhaps be best understood as a Caribbean version of the Côte d’Azur. No sprawling array of seaside shacks, this is a bona fide resort hotel, with all the glamour of a prime spot on the Croisette, along with the... Read More
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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A stone path leads past the green grass, hedgerows, and delphiniums to a honey-colored fifteenth-century manor house. The damp air is sweet with the scent of hydrangea. In the lobby, chintz cushions soften the flagstone floors, fireplaces, and wood beamed ceilings. It couldn't be more English... Read More
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
Solidaridad, Qunitana Roo, Mexico
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The Belmond Maroma is a luxury resort on the Riviera Maya, 30 miles south of Cancun on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, which started as an architect's dream house in the early 80's. Its barrier reef location makes for almost cartoonishly blue crystalline water and one of the world's most highly... Read More
Belmond Miraflores Park
Lima, Peru
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In the context of airlines, "business class" means "how I would like to fly if someone else were paying the bill." The Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel is another example of the kind of elegance and pampering ostensibly intended to minimize the discomfort of business travelers, but also quite... Read More
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa
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This hundred-year-old British Colonial hotel is by most accounts the place to stay in Cape Town; at the foot of Table Mountain, surrounded by nine acres of lush gardens, the Belmond Mount Nelson was already the grande dame of the South African hotel scene when a young Winston Churchill came to stay... Read More
Belmond Napasai
Koh Samui, Thailand
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It’s as sure a sign as any that tourism in Koh Samui has entered a mature phase. Long gone are the days when it was any kind of undiscovered paradise — these days a proper enjoyment of this island’s still-plentiful natural splendor requires a bit of thought, and, let’s face it, a bit of... Read More
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Cusco, Peru
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In two of its former lives, before being painstakingly restored and remodeled as a hotel by the Belmond group, Cusco’s Palacio Nazarenas was a convent and a palace. Convents and palaces don’t generally have the same aspirations, but odd as it sounds, the hotel manages to feel like both — as... Read More
Belmond Reid's Palace
Funchal, Portugal
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If you’re finding Reid an unlikely name for a Portuguese fellow you’re not wrong. Reid’s Palace was founded over a century ago by a Scotsman of that name, long before the Belmond hotel group took over, back in the early stages of what’s now a full-fledged relationship between the British and the... Read More
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Clearly the attraction here is the proximity to the ruins of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, hidden away almost eight thousand feet up in Peru’s Andes mountains. There are other places to stay in the general area of Machu Picchu, but there’s only one luxury hotel within the protected... Read More
Belmond Villa San Michele
Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy
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Heat, cathedrals, and German tourists clicking cameras at the Venus de Milo — Florence in the summer has a way of wearing you down. Desperate? Well, a way out exists, a fifteen-minute drive outside of the city's throbbing heart. Welcome to the Villa San Michele, where tranquility reigns, alongside... Read More
Belmont Hotel
Dallas, TX, USA
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There’s usually little that’s positive to be said for America’s car culture — sprawl, pollution, and suburban alienation all are routinely laid at its doorstep. But lately one of the car culture’s byproducts — the roadside motor court inn — has begun a sort of renaissance, these one-time symbols of... Read More
Beniya Mukayu
Kaga-Onsen, Ishikawa, Japan
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It’s natural enough to think of traditional culture and modern design as being polar opposites, but in places like Italy or Japan, where the past seems always to be present, the story is a bit more complicated. Beniya Mukayu, an hour’s drive from the city of Kanazawa, is a case in point. Here... Read More
Benkirai Saint-Tropez
St. Tropez, French Riviera, France
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The thought of the Côte d’Azur might initially conjure gaudy imagery of giant yachts, expensive sunglasses, and all manner of conspicuous consumption, but St. Tropez, even after all these years, defies those expectations. Nestled in a lush Mediterranean neighborhood, the Hotel Benkirai is... Read More
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Carmel Valley, CA, USA
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The location alone would be enough to make Bernardus Lodge an attractive resort getaway. Tucked into the pines and oaks of Carmel Valley, the Lodge is remote enough to provide a measure of seclusion, yet still just minutes from the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and a short (and scenic... Read More
Berns Hotel
Stockholm, Sweden
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Since the 19th Century, Berns Hotel has been one of Stockholm’s most desirable addresses, with its Belle Epoque exterior and an opulent interior to match — in fact the Red Room was the setting for August Strindberg’s novel of the same name... Read More
Bertrams Guldsmeden
Copenhagen, Denmark
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It’s becoming a bit of a theme here: if you go to the Nordic countries expecting a mid-century Scandinavian modernist style, you’ll come away quite puzzled indeed. The Guldsmeden hotels are a fine example of modern Copenhagen’s eclectic stylistic palette, and just west of the city center the... Read More
Bettei Otozure
Nagato, Chugoku Region/Western Japan, Japan
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Though we’re great admirers of many of Japan’s urban hotels, we urge anyone who will listen to get out of the city for a bit and check into a ryokan. This is taking that advice quite literally. All the way out in Yamaguchi Prefecture, at the extreme western end of Japan’s main island of Honshū, is... Read More
Bettei Senjyuan
Minakami-Onsen, Tokyo Suburbs, Japan
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Just a few years ago a trip to a ryokan almost certainly meant a trip back in time — architectural time, at least — as the traditional ways of hospitality went hand in hand with traditional ways of building. Bettei Senjyuan, by contrast, is obviously of a more recent vintage, and it’s proof that... Read More
Biras Creek Resort
Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands (British)
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In a world of near-identical Caribbean resorts, Biras Creek is something truly special, more private, more isolated, more unspoiled than the average tropical resort. Everything one expects from a luxury island resort is here, but it is all done a bit differently, and, dare we say, more than a bit... Read More
Blackberry Farm
Walland, TN, USA
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Blackberry Farm may well be the most delightful place on the Eastern seaboard. Nestled at the foothills of the Tennessee Smokies, it includes the best parts of American hospitality. Picture this: 4200 acres of wildflower-strewn land, 44 rooms of feather beds and English country antiques. Then add a... Read More
Blakes
London, England, UK
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Possibly the most theatrical and over-the-top hotel in London or anywhere else, Blakes nevertheless predates by two decades the current mania for individualist boutique hotels, and frankly outpaces them all, at least in terms of sheer eccentricity. It’s hard to imagine how shocking this place must... Read More
Blancaneaux Lodge
San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize
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There was a time when the fact that the film director Francis Ford Coppola had a special fondness for the jungles of Belize would have simply been celebrity gossip, or Hollywood trivia. But now that he’s opened his holdings to the paying public, it’s a matter for the travel pages... Read More
Blanket Bay
Glenorchy Otago, New Zealand
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With the Humboldt mountain range on one side, and the shores of Lake Wakatipu on the other, Blanket Bay is blessed with one of the most extraordinary locations of any of New Zealand’s lodge hotels. And the lodge itself is stunning — it’s almost shocking that it contains only eight rooms, so grand... Read More
Blantyre
Lenox, MA, USA
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The Blantyre, a grand estate situated on a hundred-acre estate outside Lenox, Massachusetts, epitomizes the proud and somewhat old-fashioned spirit of its Berkshires setting. An English-style summer house from the turn of the 20th century, the Blantyre has since been converted to a luxury hotel... Read More
BloomEstate
Swellendam, South Africa
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Not quite a hotel, not really a bed and breakfast, Bloomestate is the sort of small, individually-owned lodging that defies categorization. At the edge of the old Dutch colonial town of Swellendam, in South Africa’s Western Cape, it’s more likely a stop on a longer tour of the country — but anyone... Read More
Bloomfield Lodge
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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If it’s an escape you’re after, there are few places more remote or unspoiled than the Daintree Rainforest in far north Queensland. The voyage from Cairns takes two hours, including a small plane landing on an outback airstrip and a trip by boat down the river, across Weary Bay and then finally... Read More
Blow Up Hall 5050
Poznan, Poland
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The concept, frankly, sounds like a classic Russian Reversal joke: in Blow Up Hall 5050, hotel room chooses you. This place is half interactive art project, half high-design boutique hotel — guests in its stylish public spaces are monitored on video, and their images are incorporated into a... Read More
Blue Palace
Elounda, Crete, Greece
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Greece used to be known as a bargain holiday spot, a fact that may seem astonishing, given its almost unbearable natural beauty. Today Greece is home to some of Europe's finest hotels, whether in Athens, Santorini, or the breathtaking island of Crete, home to the Blue Palace Resort... Read More
Blue Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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It's impossible to resist the Blue's location, an old finger wharf extending out over the water in Woolloomooloo, still surrounded by docked vessels and affording prime views of the marina, the city, and the landmarks on the Harbour... Read More
Blythswood Square
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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For a Glasgow address you could do a whole lot worse than Blythswood Square itself — this gorgeous green space, just to the west of the city center, drips with Georgian charm. So too, for its part, does the Blythswood Square Hotel, a hundred-room luxury boutique which stands behind one of the four... Read More
Bohem Art Hotel
Budapest, Hungary
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The term “bohemian” in its informal usage derives from bohémien, a word the French used to describe the Gypsy-like artists and free thinkers who entered Western Europe from the Czechoslovakian region of Bohemia, not far from the border of Hungary. So it stands to reason that an arty new boutique... Read More
Boheme Mykonos
Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece
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There are times when you don’t want to get away from it all. Mykonos isn’t exactly a desert island, but nobody’s asking it to be one. If you’re going there it’s because along with your sun and surf, to paraphrase the Bard, you want to see people and you want to see life. So why not skip the whole... Read More
Borgo dei Conti Resort
Perugia, Italy
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Call it a a villa, a château, a manor; the particulars are somewhat beside the point. Whatever it’s called, Borgo dei Conti Resort is a deeply romantic place, in that particular way that only a grand Southern European country house can be. Originally built as a fortress in the 13th century, the... Read More
Borgo Egnazia
Savelletri di Fasano, Italy
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There’s not a lot of green on the sun-drenched Puglian coast, but the San Domenico golf course is a notable exception. And just off the course, surrounded by gardens and olive groves, is the sort of full-spectrum resort that’s equally uncommon in this part of the country — the Borgo Egnazia... Read More
Borgo Pignano
Volterra, Italy
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Just your typical, everyday 750-acre Tuscan estate, a centuries-old villa on the site of an Etruscan-era hamlet equidistant from Florence, Siena and Pisa, now converted into a warm, welcoming, slightly bohemian and remarkably green country-house luxury hotel. If there was one of these on every... Read More
Borgo Santo Pietro
Chiusdino, Italy
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In a manner of speaking, Borgo Santo Pietro could be considered a design hotel. It’s just that the design in question is thoroughly thirteenth-century. Sometimes, it turns out, the old ways are the best ways, and it just so happens that this statement is more often true in Tuscany than perhaps... Read More
Borgo Scopeto Relais
Siena, Italy
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It’s not the newest idea under the sun, but when done with even a modicum of skill, a Tuscan country estate hotel is unlikely to raise many complaints. And at Borgo Scopeto Relais there’s much more than a modicum of skill on display. This 14th-century villa, on a hillside overlooking the city of... Read More
Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi
Castel di Lama, Marche, Italy
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If you haven’t yet made it to Le Marche, home to the relentlessly charming Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi, it’s okay; you’re not the only one. While Tuscany has been seducing visitors by the busload, life in this little province on the other side of the Sibillini mountains has continued contentedly... Read More
Boscolo Aleph Roma
Rome, Italy
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Hotel Aleph is not for the faint of heart, or, for that matter, for those delicate souls who are disturbed by the color red. Though this hotel is part of the new wave of chic Italian boutiques, the decor doesn’t exactly fit the standard white-on-white template. The advent of sleek modern design... Read More
Boscolo Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
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There’s something to be said for the grand gesture: it’s not quickly forgotten. It’s been well over a century since Budapest’s New York Café first opened its doors — the day the noted Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnár reportedly grabbed the keys and threw them into the Danube so that the café could... Read More
Boscolo Exedra Nice
Nice, French Riviera, France
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To precisely duplicate the original Exedra, on the Piazza della Reppublica in Rome, would be a strange proposition for Nice — how would its monumental colonnaded grandeur translate to this sunny seaside town? It’s a question that’ll never be answered, as the actual Exedra Nice turns out to be a... Read More
Boscolo Exedra Roma
Rome, Italy
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Though nominally the sister hotel of the bizarre modernist fantasy that is the Aleph, the Exedra could hardly be more different: while the Aleph is a small and insular hipster haven, the Exedra is a large and luxurious business hotel; and while the Aleph strains at the boundaries of cutting-edge... Read More
Boscolo Milano
Milan, Italy
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For all Milan’s fashion-industry bona fides, its hotels sometimes feel a bit too buttoned-up, a bit too self-serious. It’s not a problem the Boscolo Milano has. Here the Milanese architect and designer Italo Rota makes the most of his home-field advantage, creating spaces that are whimsical... Read More
Boscolo Palace Roma
Rome, Italy
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The Boscolo hotel group is now a subsidiary of Marriott, but anyone worried about the creeping Americanization of Italian hotels need look no further than the Boscolo Palace Roma to have their fears put to rest. It’s a thorough renovation of a historic palace, and its style is a contemporary... Read More
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston, MA, USA
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Boston’s got a reputation for being one of America’s most old-fashioned big cities — accurate or not, there’s no denying that it’s not exactly the trendiest city on earth. Of course that’s not a bad thing at all; and what Boston lacks in design fireworks it more than makes up for in old-world... Read More
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Anyone who’s so much as seen a picture of the Pitons knows that St. Lucia is an island that doesn’t need much selling. All the same, Hotel Chocolat is something special, even by local standards. The name isn’t some kind of metaphor, first of all; this estate, a short way inland from Soufriere, was... Read More
Boundary
London, England, UK
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The outer frontier of London’s hospitality world moves inexorably eastward — we fully expect some future Tablet incarnation to beam news of a desperately hip boutique hotel somewhere in the North Sea directly to your cerebral cortex. That day’s a long way off, alas — for now Shoreditch, and Terence... Read More
Boutique Hotel Calatrava
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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In the broadest strokes, Mallorca’s hotels can be divided between two categories: those in Palma, the island’s ancient capital, and those set way out in the hills and on the far-flung beaches. Built into the iconic Moorish seawall at the edge of Palma de Mallorca’s old town, Boutique Hotel... Read More
Boutique Hotel CasaSandra
Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Not “Cassandra,” but CasaSandra. As in Sandra’s place — in this case a Cuban-born writer and artist named Sandra Pérez, who has transformed a little strip of coast on Isla Holbox, just offshore from the Yucatán, into a pared-down, unpretentious, funky little beach resort. It’s intended to be as... Read More
Boutique Hotel i31
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin’s hotel scene has more than its share of avant-garde design experiments, nightlife scenes with bedrooms attached, old grand dames and all the rest. What it’s perhaps a little short on is simple, tasteful boutique hotels that emphasize comfort and user-friendliness above all else — hotels... Read More
Boutique Hotel Quinta da Palmeira
Cerdeira (Arganil), Portugal
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Just when we thought life couldn’t get any mellower for travelers in Portugal, here comes Quinta da Palmeira, an airy eight-room country house in the quiet hills between Porto and Lisbon. Surrounded by orange trees and olive groves, with the peaks of the Serra do Açor just beyond, Quinta da... Read More
Bovey Castle
North Bovey, Devon, England, UK
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Not just any old castle, but a lovingly restored Art Deco revival; which means that Bovey Castle is rich with classic character, but a little less precious than some of England’s museum-piece castle hotels. This one is meant to be inhabited, not just seen — it’s no less devoted to its theme, but... Read More
Bratsera
Hydra, Greece
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On the island of Hydra, closed to all automobiles (but not donkeys) a one-time sponge factory dating to 1860 has been renovated and converted into the island’s best hotel, Bratsera. Here you’re a short walk up the hill from the harbor, in a stone villa surrounding a central pool, a... Read More
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Baden-Baden is well-known as a spa, resort and convention town, and since 1872 Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa has been its finest hotel. This is a side of Germany that is often overlooked: here, at the edge of the Black Forest, one may indulge in all the finest creature comforts life has to offer, from... Read More
Brian's EZ Yield Test Hotel
Fake SynXis Town, Burkina Faso
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Brown TLV Urban Hotel
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Viewed from the right angle, Tel Aviv looks as sophisticated as any of Europe’s style capitals. One such angle is framed by the rooftop lounge of the Brown TLV Urban Hotel, which frames the skyline’s nighttime panorama. Or from more or less anywhere inside the Brown, come to think of it — from the... Read More
Brown’s Hotel
London, England, UK
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Boutique hotels come and go, but a few of London’s top hotels have been in it for the long haul. At the end of the last century Brown’s, a fixture since 1837, was starting to show its age. But after a big-ticket renovation (the top-to-bottom Olga Polizzi treatment) it’s back in business, as grand... Read More
Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace
Budapest, Hungary
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When the granddaughter of Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned the Klotild Palace, we sincerely doubt she had chic international hotel concepts on her mind. But now, a century after the palace first rose above the eastern banks of the Danube on Budapest’s legendary Váci Street, enter Buddha-Bar — yes... Read More
Buddha-Bar Hôtel Paris
Paris, France
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It says something about the challenge of high-end hospitality that the Buddha Bar group managed to open more than a half-dozen bars and restaurants — and even a hotel in Prague — before cutting the ribbon on their flagship Parisian boutique hotel. But cut the ribbon they did, and as of 2013 there’s... Read More
Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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You might be prepared for a new hotel venture from a famed nightclub group to rather emphasize nightlife at the expense of old-fashioned hospitality and in-room luxury and comfort. Prepare to be enlightened. The first of what’s intended to be a series of Buddha Bar hotels has opened in Prague, not... Read More
Buenos Aires cE, Design Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Argentina’s economy, after famously melting down at the turn of this century, seems to have rebounded handsomely, at least if the spate of recent hotel openings is any indication — forget about inflation or GDP, the Boutique Hotel Index is the only measure that matters to us. Suddenly it seems that... Read More
Bulgari Hotel
Milan, Italy
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Milan’s public image as a grey and smoggy industrial town seems to have receded (even if the greyness and smog have not) in favor of its status as the Italian couture capital. And who better to have as your host in this city of conspicuous consumption than Bulgari, the famous jeweler, watchmaker... Read More
Bulgari Hotel and Residences - London
London, UK
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When the first Bulgari Hotel opened in Milan, around a decade ago, the mix of top-shelf luxury and faultless high-gloss style seemed so perfectly Italian. Today, however, with London the undisputed capital of the international luxury set, there’s no better place for a sequel than Knightsbridge... Read More
Bulgari Resort Bali
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
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How do you follow up a hotel like the Bulgari in Milan, where the architecture, the design, and the stunning, secluded city-center ex-monastery location conspire to produce one of Europe’s finest modern hotels. Rather than hope to work the same magic twice, they’ve set out for the other side of the... Read More
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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Malaysia might not quite top the list when it comes to famous holiday destinations, but Bunga Raya is proof that this sort of luxe island paradise knows no national boundaries. But rather than some over-water lagoon resort, this one is closer to the hidden-cove fantasy of something like The Beach... Read More
Burj Al Arab
Dubai, UAE
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The Burj Al Arab is quite possibly the most over-the-top hotel in the entire world, including Vegas. It is also the world's first and only seven star hotel, and it takes that extra star very seriously. Rising like a sail crest out of the Arabian Gulf, all 28 stories of this building are covered in... Read More
Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista
San Pietro In Cariano, Verona, Italy
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We’ve seen design hotels, and we’ve seen fashion hotels, but the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà is something slightly different. Though it’s owned by the family that owns the Byblos fashion house, it’s far from just an exercise in cross-branding — instead it’s something more like a museum, a... Read More
CACHET Boutique Shanghai (formerly JIA Shanghai)
Shanghai, China
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The sequel to the Philippe Starck-designed J Plus Hong Kong is a new direction for a successful franchise. CACHET Boutique Shanghai is more a luxury-residence concept, at least in the design, courtesy of the Australian firm Hecker Phelan & Guthrie — it’s a fully serviced boutique hotel, just like... Read More
Cafe Royal Hotel
London, England, UK
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It’s not every day a new grand hotel opens, especially in central London. But then again in some ways Café Royal is anything but new. For well over a century it was a bar and restaurant frequented by the likes of Oscar Wilde — if there’s such a thing as “the likes of” Wilde — as well as many of the... Read More
Calistoga Ranch
Calistoga, CA, USA
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Calistoga Ranch might sound like a rustic old cattlemen’s hideout, and given its location in the upper Napa valley one could mistake it for a nature commune, or some kind of eco-retreat. In fact it’s a modern and highly exclusive luxury resort, easily on a par with the world’s finest rural... Read More
Cameron Highlands Resort
Pahang, Malaysia
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It’s not exactly what comes to mind when you think of Malaysia. The Cameron Highlands is a cool, mild region, almost a mile above sea level, a few hours north and inland from Kuala Lumpur. Here, in a place named for a British explorer (and known for its tea) it’s perhaps no surprise to find a hotel... Read More
Camp Comfort
Comfort, TX, USA
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Roughly equidistant from Austin and San Antonio, in the Hill Country of central Texas, the town* of Comfort does its level best to live up to its name. In fact it just might be the coziest little Census Designated Place we’ve ever driven through. With the advent of Camp Comfort, however, there’s an... Read More
Camperio House
Milan, Italy
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A fair bit of Milan, perhaps more so than any of Italy’s other major cities, is of a rather recent vintage. Its status as the country’s industrial capital meant the Second World War didn’t exactly treat it kindly. But there’s still plenty of deep history in this town, if you know where to look... Read More
Can Simoneta
Majorca, Spain
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This utterly tranquil clifftop property on Mallorca’s east coast didn’t always involve cocktails by the Jacuzzi. In fact, the main house was originally built as a retreat for an ailing monk who required frequent seawater treatments. After some serious updating a few years ago, Can Simoneta offers... Read More
Canal House
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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It’s about time somebody synthesized Amsterdam’s two divergent stylistic threads. Visitors in search of precious, historical canal-house charm have never had trouble satisfying their needs, and devotees of modern Dutch design likewise find themselves well served — just never at the same hotel. The... Read More
Canary Hotel
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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In Santa Barbara the Spanish architectural style is laid on pretty thick. So it makes a certain kind of sense that the Canary Hotel is named not for a particular shade of yellow but for the Canary Islands, offering a sort of metaphorical escape from the Spanish mainland. And in a very real sense it... Read More
Caneel Bay Resort
St. John, Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, has a long history as a blue-blooded Caribbean resort — a destination for “the man who has everything,” if you like. Take it from no less an authority than Nelson Rockefeller, who fell in love St. John in the 1950s and purchased five thousand acres, most of which has... Read More
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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On the face of it it’s a strange idea, adapting the high-luxe asceticism of the Canyon Ranch spa retreats for Miami Beach, one of America’s two or three most hedonistic towns. But there’s not exactly a shortage of party hotels, and there is, it would seem, a Canyon Ranch–shaped hole in the market... Read More
Cap Estel
Eze, France
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There are two ways to properly do the Riviera: either march into one of the big grand hotels in Cannes, in full view of throngs of adoring fans or paparazzi, plonk down a pile of cash, and flounce around like the celebrity you are; or else find some secluded spot and duck in, out of the view of... Read More
Cap Rocat
Tablet Ten List
Cala Blava, Spain
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What’s so special about Mallorca? The Mediterranean isn’t exactly hurting for islands, and Spain is blessed with stunning landscapes and balmy climes almost from bottom to top. Have a look around Cap Rocat, though, a reconstructed 19th-century fortress set on an 88-acre coastal estate overlooking... Read More
Cape Grace Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa
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Right in the heart of the city, and yet removed, constructed on a quay at the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, the Cape Grace Hotel is equally well positioned to take advantage of the views (of the harbor, the marina and Table Mountain) and of the convenience of a city center location. It’s hard to... Read More
Cape Lodge
Margaret River, Australia
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Unless you’re a wine connoisseur familiar with Chardonnay varietals, the Margaret River region of southwestern Australia may be something of a mystery to you. Here’s a quick update: slightly inland from the Indian Ocean, the vineyard-surrounded town is located about three hours’ drive from Perth... Read More
Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa
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Rugged colonial romance be damned: this is Cape Town at its most cosmopolitan and sophisticated, a spot of old-world Europe in the south. With Table Mountain behind and the Atlantic in front, Cape Royale couldn’t be in a much more scenic position. And behind that classic, somewhat Parisian-looking... Read More
Cape View Clifton
Cape Town, Clifton, South Africa
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It’s hard to even accept the possibility of the sort of person who wouldn’t be satisfied with Cape View Clifton, a relentlessly tasteful five-suite bungalow nestled into the cliffs on one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines, just outside of Cape Town proper. The whole place feels like it’s... Read More
Capella Ixtapa
Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico
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Overdevelopment has taught many of us to approach Mexico with dampened expectations. Here’s a resort that will certainly change the cynics’ tune. The Capella group is gaining notoriety for its ever-expanding network of thoughtful luxury hotels, which range across every imaginable landscape, from... Read More
Capella Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
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The American novelist James Michener once proclaimed Marigot Bay in St. Lucia the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Take it from a tropical-island expert: there’s hardly a finer spot to soak up some sun, and there’s nowhere more grand at Marigot than Capella Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, a three-story... Read More
Capella Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
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The thought of Capella in Signapore might at first strike one as slightly odd. This is a smallish collection of carefully crafted luxury resorts, not exactly the sort of thing you’d expect to see sprouting up in an urban setting. But on Sentosa Island, just across the channel from Singapore proper... Read More
Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown
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Washington, DC, USA
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For visitors to Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, high-end accommodations have long been provided by the usual suspects — namely, the Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton, and a few other reliable luxury brands. The new Capella hotel on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal offers boutique character, a... Read More
Capo La Gala Hotel & Spa
Vico Equense, Italy
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In the mad rush from Naples to Capri or the far side of the Sorrentine Peninsula it’s too easy to breeze right past Sorrento itself; a shame, for while not technically on the Amalfi Coast this side of the Bay of Naples is blessed with some extraordinary spots, the village of Vico Equense among... Read More
Capovaticano Resort Thalasso & Spa
Tropea, Italy
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It’s not on Capri or in Sicily; it’s not on the Amalfi coast, or on Sardinia, or on the Italian Riviera. And in the case of in the case of the Capovaticano Resort Thalasso & Spa, that’s a good thing. Not to cast any aspersions on Italy’s most famous beaches — it’s just that, in a country so crowded... Read More
Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa
Neveshir, Cappadocia, Turkey
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Even the most jaded jet-setter would have to agree that Cappadocia is a magical place. Tucked deep into Turkey’s central countryside, the region is covered with sedimentary stone cliffs, eerie caves, unearthly “fairy chimney” rock formations, and antique chapels and houses carved deep into the soft... Read More
Capri Palace Hotel & Spa
Capri, Italy
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Capri is where the Roman Emperor Tiberius came to live, and where innumerable European jet-setters have hung their hats for who knows how many decades. Naturally, it couldn’t remain a secret forever, and today finds Capri beset with day-trip tourists, jamming the streets and crowding the sights... Read More
Captain Fairfield Inn
Kennebunkport, ME, USA
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Kennebunkport may be most widely known as a summertime haunt for the likes of the Bush dynasty, but the reasons it became a presidential getaway are good reasons for just about anyone to visit: the town itself is a typically welcoming New England seaport, with all the pleasures and perks of a small... Read More
Carducci 76
Cattolica, Emilia Romagna, Italy
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The Adriatic coast near Fellini’s old haunt of Rimini is a well-traveled tourist destination, particularly among Italians. Carducci 76, however, has developed an international following, a fashion- and design-conscious crowd, drawn to an intimate beachfront villa hotel that’s conspicuous by... Read More
Carlisle Bay
St. Mary's, Antigua / Barbuda
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Leave aside any Caribbean stereotypes of simple, dumb fun in the sun: Carlisle Bay's signature blend of posh elegance and to-die-for hipness make this little patch of Antiguan shoreline one of the most stylish spots in the tropics. The interiors, by London designer Mary Fox Linton, bring new life... Read More
Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel, CA, USA
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To a certain type of traveler, the fact that San Franciscans seem so focused on migrating northward, to the Napa and Sonoma valleys, makes California’s Central Coast all the more appealing. Among them, apparently, is the partnership of investor John Pritzker and the Joie de Vivre boutique-hotel... Read More
Casa Angelina Lifestyle Hotel
Praiano, Campania, Italy
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Maybe you don’t know Praiano, but it’s a sure bet that you do know the Amalfi Coast, that charmed little crescent of heaven on earth just to the south of Naples, on Italy’s west coast. Some of the world’s most famous hotels lie along this coastline, perched on cliffsides high above the ocean, and... Read More
Casa Antucura
Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina
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Casa Antucura, an hour and a half outside Mendoza proper in the foothills of the Andes, is almost dangerously seductive. Sitting by the fireplace in its gorgeous library, sipping a world-class Malbec from the vineyards right outside, views of snow-capped peaks in the distance, it’s pretty hard not... Read More
Casa Azzurra
Loro Piceno, Macerata, Italy
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Along with Italy’s widely noted return to traditional agriculture there’s been a corresponding return to the farm in Italian hospitality, and looking at small rural hotels like Casa Azzurra, in the east-central Marche province, it’s not very hard to see the appeal. This nine-room gem sits in the... Read More
Casa Bonita
Barahona, Dominican Republic
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Punta Cana may be the Dominican Republic’s best-known holiday destination, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that it’s often possible to go very right by lighting out for less familiar territories. Barahona is one of those places; here, on the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola... Read More
Casa Camper Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
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There’s already a Camper shoe store on the main shopping drag of every city across Europe — it won’t be long before there’s a Camper hotel as well. Here in Barcelona’s arty El Raval district is the first of a projected chain of mid-priced boutique hotels by the Spanish-owned hipster footwear... Read More
Casa Camper Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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For some of us, the name is all the description this one needs. But for those of you who demand a little more explanation than simply Casa Camper Berlin, we’ll elaborate. It’s a sequel to the Casa Camper in Barcelona, owned by the Spanish footwear brand, and it brings the same youthful irreverence... Read More
Casa Claridge
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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When you’re distracted — as one tends to be — by the glamorous all-white parties and over-the-top resorts of Miami Beach, it can be easy to forget that just a century ago, this stretch of coastline was a modest day-tripper’s getaway with a couple of bathhouses and a few simple snack stands. Casa... Read More
CASA Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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With upscale Sri Lankan tourism booming, we’ve seen openings in a couple of the genres that matter: most notably the uniquely Sri Lankan plantation-house hotels and Dutch-fort hotels, as well as outposts of the global Amanresorts mini-genre. Urban high-design boutique hotels, though, have been... Read More
Casa Colonial Beach & Spa
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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If everywhere else in the Caribbean seems old hat, chances are you haven’t tried the Dominican Republic. Here, especially on the rough-and-tumble north coast, it’s possible to escape the package-holiday hordes, and maybe even get a taste of that undiscovered-paradise feeling that’s long since... Read More
Casa de Carmona
Carmona-Sevilla, Spain
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People go to Andalusia to see the “real” Spain, the old Spain, less modern than what one sees in the bigger, more cosmopolitan cities of Barcelona and Madrid. This is the region where Moorish architecture still stands alongside Catholic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces like this... Read More
Casa de la Flora
Khao Lak, Thailand
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The stretch of unspoiled Andaman Sea coastline in southern Thailand that plays host to Casa de la Flora is the ideal launching pad for both aquatic adventures and treks through the surrounding rain forest. Part of a recent generation of small-scale beach resorts in the Khao Lak region north of... Read More
Casa de las Olas
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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There was a time when Playa del Carmen itself was a nice quiet break from the bustle of Cancún. Now it’s a full-fledged resort town, and for a bit of the old, undeveloped Riviera Maya you’ll drive a little farther down the coast, to the barely-there Casa de las Olas — just five rooms on a stretch... Read More
Casa Del Mar Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA, USA
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If you believe in karma, then the Casa del Mar has paid its dues. In the 1920s Santa Monica was the place to party, and the Club Casa del Mar was the hotspot — at least for silver screeners like Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford. Built for two million, a then unheard of sum, it was where stars went... Read More
Casa Dell'Arte Arts & Leisure
Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
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The name is a bit of a mouthful, but it does have the virtue of conveying most of what you need to know about this sophisticated retreat on Turkey’s Torba Bay. Casa Dell’Arte is just that: a house, or rather a villa, filled with a fabulous collection of original artwork from Turkish masterpieces to... Read More
Casa Dell'Arte Luxury Family Resort
Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
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Before you had kids, it was just the two of you and your carry-on luggage — just as before there was the Casa Dell’Arte Family Resort, there was the original Casa Dell’Arte. The original villa doubles as the exhibition space for the Büyükkuşoğlu family collection, widely considered the most... Read More
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
Sausalito, CA, USA
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There are plenty of hotels, both old-fashioned and painfully hip, within the San Francisco city limits. Casa Madrona is different, though; no towering city hotel, this is a Victorian mansion tucked into a hillside in Sausalito — just off the far end of the Golden Gate Bridge, in upscale Marin... Read More
Casa Morada
Islamorada, FL, USA
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Casa Morada brings the concept of the boutique hotel to the Florida Keys, land of retirees and flip-flop-wearing anti-fashionistas. And this isn't even Key West, an island that is known for its nightlife, even if it's not exactly Miami Beach — Islamorada is the sport fishing capital of the... Read More
Casa Nuratti
Panama City, Panama
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It’s strange, perhaps, to call Panama City’s Casco Antiguo up-and-coming — its compact maze of narrow streets and public squares were laid out some four hundred years ago, and even then it had a lot of history behind it. Yet there’s no denying that times are changing in the Old City, with stylish... Read More
Casa Pestagua
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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Back in the 18th century, when the Count of Pestagua built his mansion in the heart of Cartagena’s old walled city, he meant to make a statement — namely that he was a man of tremendous means, with a house to match his status. Apparently humility wasn’t one of his virtues, but no matter; the... Read More
Casa Tua
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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Casa Tua is both more and less than a hotel. It’s well known to a chic local crowd as an excellent restaurant and an exclusive private club, and it’s the kind of place that doesn’t need to advertise. To look at it, it’s nothing at all like what most of us imagine Miami to be — romantic wrought... Read More
Casa Turquesa
Paraty, Brazil
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Brazil’s boutique hotel scene has been expanding exponentially, and it’s not hard to see why. Just on the coast alone there are any number of locations that would make an ideal setting for a stylish little getaway, among them Paraty, an old Portuguese imperial town on the Costa Verde, to the west... Read More
Casa Zinc
Punte del Este, Uruguay
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As Punta del Este continues to boom, cementing its status as the Uruguayan Riviera, the region’s longtime devotees can’t help but mourn the loss of character that inevitably accompanies an exploding market. One of them, fortunately, decided to do something about it. Aaron Hojman owns a local... Read More
Casadelmar
Porto Vecchio, Corsica, France
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Something’s been happening in Corsica for a few years now — the mountainous island with its French-Italian hybrid culture, once a haven for pensioners and people who truly apreciate its rugged beauty, is turning hip. And while it will be a few years before Corsica replaces the Côte d’Azur in the... Read More
Casadonna Reale
Castel di Sangro, Abruzzo, Italy
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It takes a certain if-you-build-it confidence to convert a 1500-year-old monastery into an über-minimalist six-room hotel and destination restaurant — and that stands true even if you’ve got a couple of Michelin stars to your name, as the chef behind Casadonna Reale does. To open a place like this... Read More
Casal Santa Eulalia
Santa Margalida, Mallorca, Spain
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Travelers who like the idea of visiting Majorca but find themselves put off by talk of foam parties, streets packed with nightclubs and hordes of package-holiday makers, should do an about-face at the Son Sant Joan airport and head north to the Casal Santa Eulalia, a converted traditional farmhouse... Read More
CasaSur Art Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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From this particular corner of Buenos Aires, the vibe is almost Roaring Twenties; if there’s an economic crisis on, the news has failed to reach Recoleta. There’s an optimism about the CasaSur Art Hotel that cities like New York haven’t exhibited in quite some time. Here’s a hotel whose elegance is... Read More
CasaSur Bellini Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires is home to a mind-boggling number of so-called boutique hotels. What’s to set one apart from another? Size, for one: some have five rooms, others fifty. And details that vary from one hotel to another — a fashionable rooftop bar, a great spa, a heated outdoor swimming pool... Read More
Cassa 45th Street
New York City, NY, USA
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New York is a tough place to open a hotel, and it’s often the case that the most successful hotels are the ones that manage to stay focused. Viceroy Hotel Group’s first foray into New York is a surprisingly simple affair — the Cassa 45th Street, located three streets to the north of Bryant Park, is... Read More
CastaDiva Resort & Spa
Blevio, Lake Como, Italy
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The “diva” in CastaDiva Resort has two meanings: it refers to the opera star, Giuditta Pasta, who once lived there, and it refers to the way the staff and surroundings conspire to make all guests, maschio and femmina, feel special... Read More
Castel Monastero
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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Castel Monastero began life as an eleventh-century village. Then it became a monastery, complete with an incredible Chianti cellar. Now, roughly a thousand years later, it still sits magisterially on a hill, a high-end luxury hotel, one placed close to Siena, far from most everywhere else, and... Read More
Castell d'Emporda
La Bisbal d'Emporda, Girona, Spain
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Travelers in search of a bit of that old-fashioned Spanish castle magic are unlikely to be disappointed by Castell d’Empordà, a very thorough reconstruction of a long-abandoned medieval castle in the mountains just outside of Girona. What does come as some surprise is how much red meat there is for... Read More
Castello Banfi Il Borgo
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Montalcino, Italy
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At Castello Banfi il Borgo, the 14-room boutique is only the keep to this Tuscan castle-on-a-hill — the castello is the headquarters of the working wine estate, while the borgo is the boutique hotel that’s been fashioned from the adjoining village buildings. If the property ended at the sandstone... Read More
Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy
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Surrounded by world-famous vineyards and within easy day-trip distance of both Florence and Siena, the Chianti region of Tuscany is hardly suffering from a shortage of worthwhile attractions. But the Castello Del Nero takes the concept of stately country retreat a step further than various other... Read More
Castello di Casole
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Siena, Italy
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This sort of thing is why the word Tuscany carries such rich connotations all around the world. Hotel Castello di Casole stands on the site of a thousand-year-old aristocratic estate, the fruit of years of meticulous restoration by an American ownership team and an army of Italian architects and... Read More
Castello di San Marco Charming Hotel & Spa
Calatabiano, Sicily, Italy
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Sicily is supposed to be wild and untamed, but the Castello di San Marco proves Tuscany’s got no monopoly on the genteel, aristocratic life. Here, in the shadow of Etna, on the Sicilian coast between Taormina and Catania, you may as well be in a different world, and here, in the Castello di San... Read More
Castello di Velona
Montalcino, Italy
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It’s almost too perfect to be true — an ancient fortress dating back to the Renaissance and medieval times, high on a hilltop half an hour from Siena, painstakingly reconstructed and converted into a modern luxury hotel. You can survey the valley through the original arched windows, as the sentries... Read More
Castello di Vicarello
Cinigiano, Italy
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It’s a testament to what’s special about Tuscany that it’s still even possible to find a part of it that’s not saturated with tourism. Perched on a hilltop surrounded by gently rolling hills, the Castello di Vicarello is one of these places — an authentic 12th-century castle, converted into a... Read More
Castiglion Del Bosco
Montalcino, Italy
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This place is a big deal. There aren’t a lot of rooms, but in every other way it’s a big deal none the less. Basically, the intimate hotel portion of Castiglion del Bosco is just the tip of the bucolic iceberg — in total, more than 4,500 acres of intact, 800-year-old agricultural estate property... Read More
Castille Paris
Paris, France
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It doesn’t get much more central than this for a Parisian hotel, around the corner from the Ritz, just off the Jardin des Tuileries, the Champs-Elysées, and everything that’s anything on the Right Bank, big and small — including Coco Chanel’s original atelier, which is still right next door. The... Read More
Castle Hill Inn and Resort
Newport, RI, USA
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Stuck out on a promontory in the middle of Narragansett Bay, the old Agassiz Mansion’s location was ideal for its original owner, a Harvard marine biologist. Which means it’s equally well suited for its present purpose, as the Castle Hill Inn and Resort. A short drive from Newport, it’s possibly... Read More
Castle Hotel & Spa
Tarrytown, NY, USA
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This is another fine example of a hotel whose name pretty much says it all. As castles on the Hudson go, this one is perhaps second in grandeur only to West Point, with the decided advantage that you can check in to Castle Hotel & Spa without becoming an Army officer in the process. Not that... Read More
Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa
Ronda, Málaga, Spain
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Despite the region implied by its name, Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa is actually located in the Andalucian city of Ronda, cloaked in Spanish Firs that give way to sweeping views of El Tajo canyon. Such poetic surroundings were tailor-made for the likes of Ernest Hemingway — elements of... Read More
Cavallo Point Lodge
Sausalito, CA, USA
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San Francisco Bay and its environs offer a wealth of swanky lodging options, and there’s a lot of variety, from urban Union Square to pastoral Napa Valley. However, that famous, shimmering bay can act as something of a moat — meaning you’e either in San Francisco or you’re quite a ways out of it... Read More
Cavas Wine Lodge
Mendoza, Argentina
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With Argentina’s wine industry booming as it is, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing some high-quality vineyard hotels. Argentina’s answer to the wine regions of Northern California or rural France is the province of Mendoza, and it’s here, some twenty miles south of the city of... Read More
Centurion Palace
Venice, Italy
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When it comes to living modern life while surrounded by reminders of the past, nobody’s as comfortable as the Italians. For behind the postcard-perfect Venetian-Gothic exterior of this former convent is something else entirely: a thoroughly modern luxury boutique hotel. Not that you’ll think for so... Read More
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Tokyo, Japan
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Foreigners traveling to Tokyo face a set of obstacles they are unlikely to encounter elsewhere — just getting around can be a struggle, given the sheer size and complexity of the city, and the fact that many streets seem to be unnamed. Selecting a hotel, one soon finds, is also not without its... Read More
Ceylon Tea Trails
Hatton, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lankan tourism has never been hotter, it’s true, but until now it’s been a phenomenon that’s mostly been confined to the coasts. The island’s interior, especially the spectacular tea country, has stayed relatively untouched, leaving quite a bit of lush and unspoiled landscape for a place like... Read More
Chambers
New York City, NY, USA
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Chambers bills itself as a Downtown hotel with a Midtown address, and truth be told, that’s not far off the mark — up here in the Fifties, off the main shopping drag of Fifth Avenue, the last thing one expects to see is a small boutique hotel with loft-style guest rooms and fashion-forward, subtly... Read More
Charles Hotel - Munich
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Forget about Oktoberfest kitsch and the cliches of provincial Bavaria. Today’s Munich is a modern, cosmopolitan city — and it’s finally starting to get the modern, cosmopolitan hotels it deserves. It’s still a bit light on the funky little boutiques that a lot of us wish for, but the opening of the... Read More
Charlotte Street Hotel
London, England, UK
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Think back, if you will, to the Bloomsbury set: Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, EM Forster, Roger Fry — they lived the perfect bohemian life with houses in the city and the country, lofty aesthetic goals, not so much money as to lose their social consciousness but more than enough to... Read More
Charming House DD.724
Venice, Italy
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Venice is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with seemingly a hotel on every corner—but few quite like DD.724, a stylish (and very small) guest house that’s about as far as you can get from the full-service grand palazzos. After all, to come to Venice is to be steeped in the history of an... Read More
Charming House i Qs
Venice, Italy
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Not IQs, as in Intelligence Quotient — though you will indeed feel smart staying here — but i Qs, Italian for, well, “the Qs.” This is an annex, or perhaps more precisely a satellite property, belonging to Charming House DD.724, and its four exceedingly stylish suites stand about twenty minutes... Read More
Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa - Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
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There’s more than one resort on the shores of Argentina’s Lake Nahuel Huapi, and maybe, given the extraordinary setting, a certain humility is called for on the part of the local hotels. Still, we’d say the name of Charming Luxury Lodge & Private Spa rather undersells the product. Make no mistake... Read More
Château de Bagnols
Bagnols, France
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It doesn't get much more authentic than this: a 13th-century château in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside, among the forests, vineyards, and rolling green hills of the southeast of France. This is a majestic and lovingly restored hotel, thanks to the efforts of an English couple, Helen and... Read More
Château de Canisy
Canisy, Normandy, France
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It’s no exaggeration to say that Château de Canisy is like something out of a fairy tale. Set on seven-hundred rolling acres of Norman countryside, the nearly thousand-year-old family estate — complete with medieval towers and parapets, vast lawns and swan lakes, forest and farmland and even a moat... Read More
Château de la Pommeraye
La Pommeraye, Normandy, France
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Visitors from Paris and beyond are drawn to Normandy’s Calvados region for the coastal resorts, but for anyone seeking to escape both the city and the beach scene, the inland countryside is dotted with palatial estates. Dating back to the 17th century, Château de la Pommeraye is a prime example of... Read More
Chateau de la Resle
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Montigny la Resle, Burgundy, France
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Even if Château de la Resle were simply another elegant French hotel in the Burgundy wine country, the world would be a richer place — there’s no such thing as too many. But Château de la Resle is something far more special. On the outside it’s as classic as can be, its white-shuttered façade laced... Read More
Chateau de la Treyne
Lacave, Souillac, France
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Dramatically perched over the waters of the Dordogne, surrounded by acre upon acre of the valley’s lush greenery, the Château Treyne is the archetypal French fairy-tale castle, a majestic sixteenth-century chateau converted into a modern hotel. This is the perfect place to indulge any aristocratic... Read More
Château de Mercuès
Mercuès, France
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The Château de Mercuès has existed in one form or another since about 650 AD, and was home for centuries to the Bishops of Cahors. In its present incarnation, it’s a luxury hotel, its fairy-tale turrets and towers converted into sumptuous and authentic guest rooms, its defenses used for peacefully... Read More
Château de Mirambeau
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Mirambeau, France
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This Renaissance-style castle looks like a vision from a storybook, all cylindrical towers topped with spires, half of it from the 17th century and the rest dating back to the 12th. And the surroundings are no less magical—Chateau de Mirambeau is in the Charentes-Maritimes, between Cognac and... Read More
Chateau du Sureau
Oakhurst, CA, USA
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On the edge of one of America’s most beautiful natural landmarks, lies the perfect European chateau hotel run by a warm-hearted Viennese woman, Erna Kubin-Clanin. The hotel is a time capsule of stone on six manicured acres, the living room a Hapsburg salon with its elaborate detailing and its... Read More
Chateau Les Crayeres
Reims, Champagne, France
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This magnificent wedding cake of a chateau was once owned by Madame Pommery, that vivacious lady whose name, in the world of champagne, rivals that of the old widow Clicquot herself. And even now, Les Crayères is the essence of Champagne country. The parkland on which it sits is meticulously... Read More
Chateau Marmont
West Hollywood, CA, USA
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Of all the haunted hotels, the Chateau Marmont has to be the most glamorous. Located on LA’s Sunset Strip, it is where Clark Gable and Jean Harlow got sizzling while she was on her honeymoon with another man. Howard Hughes got himself a penthouse and a pair of binoculars and spied on the girls by... Read More
Chateau Mcely
Mcely, Czech Republic
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While the spires and bridges of Prague might be the unofficial mascots of the Czech Republic, there’s a lot more to the country than its capital. The Central Bohemian countryside may not evoke the same absinthe-soaked visions, but places like the St. George Forest — home to several coveted species... Read More
Chateau Monfort
Milan, Italy
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The name could hardly be more French, but the Chateau Monfort, on the fringes of the Milanese city center, isn’t your typical storybook chateau. To be fair, it isn’t your typical Milanese design hotel — or your typical anything, for that matter. It may begin with a classically French sensibility... Read More
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa
Vence, France
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Le Château du Domaine St Martin occupies the former site of a fortress, carved into the side of a mountain, overlooking the French Riviera — the location is just outside the town of Vence, midway between Cannes and Monaco, and just 20 minutes from Nice International Airport... Read More
Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham, MA, USA
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The Chatham Bars Inn is among the oldest of the best of Cape Cod’s luxury hotels, an instant classic for escaping Bostonians upon opening in 1914, and an old favorite today, the impressive main house curving along the hillside, with prime views the Atlantic just behind. In this part of New England... Read More
Chem Chem Tarangire Lodge
Arusha, Babati District, Tanzania
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We could talk a bit about Chem Chem Tarangire’s striking modern-rustic interiors style, but it should be apparent that here, more than most places, they’re somewhat beside the point. The main attraction here has to be the setting itself, on the migration route from Tarangire National Park to Lake... Read More
Chewton Glen Hotel
New Milton, Hampshire, England, UK
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Chewton Glen may be the country-house hotel against which to measure all others. The location is spectacular, occupying 130 acres of parkland at the edge of the New Forest (once the hunting ground of Norman nobles, later the refuge of smugglers carrying Continental contraband). Nearby are Salisbury... Read More
Chez Odette
Williers, France
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To say that Chez Odette is the sister to the charming little Brussels boutique Odette en ville would be accurate, though it might not sound quite right. Maybe this place, in Williers, just over the French side of the border, is Odette’s country house, the one she retires to when she’s not en ville... Read More
Chiva-Som International Health Resort Hotel
Hua-Hin, Thailand
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Thailand is, to most, something of a Wild West of holiday destinations, a place whose hedonistic spirit is at least as big a draw as its natural beauty. Chiva-Som Luxury Health Resort, then, is a slight departure from the conventional travel wisdom about Thailand. As you might suspect from the... Read More
Chromata
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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High above the sea, at the highest point of Santorini’s volcanic caldera, Chromata would be remarkable enough for the view alone. Some of Santorini’s hotels attempt to compete with this natural spectacle, perhaps not realizing that any attempts at arresting interior design would be overshadowed by... Read More
Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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Since the sixteenth century a number of palaces have stood on this spot, an unparalleled location amid lush gardens at the edge of the scenic Bosphorus. And perhaps in a bid to halt the seemingly endless series of razings and rebuildings, the Ciragan Palace hotel has chosen a novel method for... Read More
Citadines Suites Louvre Paris
Paris, France
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They’re not kidding when they say it’s one of the most sought-after addresses in Paris. The Citadines Suites Louvre Paris is right next to the Palais Royal, around the corner from the Louvre, and just off the south end of the Avenue de l’Opéra... Read More
citizenM hotel Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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So focused are the hoteliers of the world on serving the upscale, the aspirational, the exclusive, that they’ve more or less forgotten about everyone else — with the result that the mere idea of a stylish and livable budget hotel in a major capital city is now regarded as almost a logical... Read More
citizenM hotel Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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It’s easy enough to get wrapped up in Scotland’s past, especially in the countryside: many visitors opt for a bed and breakfast, a village guesthouse or a classic golf resort. The cities are too often overlooked, especially among design junkies. There’s more to Glasgow than Charles Rennie... Read More
citizenM hotel Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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When people talk about Dutch design they’re generally thinking small — quirky furniture, innovative products, whimsical graphics and installations. But in hospitality what’s more relevant is the large-scale Dutch design philosophy: the efficiency, the economy, the canny cleverness that allows this... Read More
citizenM London Bankside
London, England, UK
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London, more than just about any other city in the world, needs something like citizenM; the idea of a low-cost lodging that’s fit for human habitation, much less one that’s in possession of a modicum of visual style, is one that would, until recently, have met with nothing but derisive laughter... Read More
citizenM Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
France
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Airport hotels, all else equal, are rarely anyone’s first choice. But airline schedules being what they are, they’re an occasional inevitability. They’re awful, of course, almost without exception. But it’s the exceptions which just might restore your faith in the whole enterprise of hospitality... Read More
citizenM Schiphol Airport
Schiphol - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The idea of the airport hotel has certainly changed. Of course it needed to: just the phrase “airport hotel” has become a sort of punchline, a phrase we use to describe the worst kind of hotel. But CitizenM has its own Facebook page. The other airport hotels just want you to check out on time... Read More
citizenM Times Square
New York City, NY, USA
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It’s one thing to pull off “affordable luxury” in mid-market cities like Rotterdam and Glasgow, as the citizenM group has already done with aplomb, but to build a hotel like this in Times Square is pretty much unheard of. An exceedingly comfortable, visually stylish, reasonably priced hotel just... Read More
City Hotel
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Think of the name as something of a nudge in the right direction. While Thessaloniki may be Greece’s second city, the drop-off in size from Athens is a substantial one. So it may be some surprise to find a boutique hotel as stylish and urbane as City Hotel in such an ancient and seemingly sleepy... Read More
Claridge's
London, England, UK
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Claridge’s is by any lights one of the best hotels in London, and it’s almost certainly the poshest. Even today, this Mayfair landmark — where the crowned heads of Europe came to wait out the Second World War — remains splendidly and timelessly Art Deco. Stroll past the black awning into an entry... Read More
Claska
Tokyo, Japan
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It is virtually impossible to get a room at Claska — it’s got just twenty rooms, all much in demand among the fashionable souls who populate Claska’s lobby scene. So it’s not out of lust for your money that we bring this fantastic hotel to your attention; it is simply for the love of a well-made... Read More
Click Clack Hotel
Bogota, Colombia
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A short walk from Bogotá’s noted Parque de la 93 and Zona Rosa neighborhoods, Click Clack Hotel distills the area’s reputation for upscale nightlife and hedonism into one hyper-modern 11-story building. And the locals know it as such: this is no wallflower’s hideaway, but a neighborhood fixture. A... Read More
Clift Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Once San Francisco’s grandest old-fashioned luxury hotel, the century-old Clift underwent a thorough re-imagining at the hands of Philippe Starck, who has transformed its faded Victorian elegance into its nearest modern equivalent — all black, ivory and steely grey, with rich textures in hardwood... Read More
Cobblers Cove
St. Peter, Barbados
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Strictly speaking, there’s no shortage of places to stay in Barbados. But you can count on a single hand the places that make the cut, style-wise. And they’re not the resorts you’re offered when you book a package vacation to the Caribbean. With just 40 suites, Cobblers Cove is one of the island’s... Read More
Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives
South Male Atoll, Maldives
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The Maldives seem a bit like an over-the-top parody of an island holiday destination — not an island or an archipelago, but an atoll of a thousand Robinson Crusoe–sized islands, in the shallow water of a coral reef in the Indian Ocean. Cocoa Island is one of these, just a ten-minute walk from end... Read More
Colombo Courtyard
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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For the most part, when we rave about Sri Lankan boutique hotels we’re talking about far-flung little beachfront getaways, the sorts of places you go to disappear for a little while. But it’s only fair that the Sri Lankan business traveler should have a chance to get in on the action as well... Read More
Colona Castle Manor House
Cape Town, South Africa
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It’s not much of a castle, really, and not quite a manor house either — but Colona Castle’s name, in any case, puts the right sort of picture in your head. You don’t come to Cape Town for outrageous, cutting-edge design, but for the classic good life — traditional architecture, old-fashioned... Read More
Colony Palms Hotel
Palm Springs, CA, USA
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There are two ways to go with the rehabilitation of a classic motor inn like the Thirties Spanish-style Colonial House. Keep it simple, cheap and funky, smoothing out the rough edges while making the most of the place’s built-in charm. Or else do what the owners of the Colony Palms did: turn it... Read More
Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri
Pissouri Bay, Cyprus
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From a little distance, Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri could almost be mistaken for a traditional Cypriot village. A jumble of attractive stone structures topped with terracotta roofs, it presides over a quiet pebble beach on the long, surf-fringed arc of Pissouri Bay. And if it were an old... Read More
Columbus Monte-Carlo
Monte Carlo, Monaco
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In the popular imagination, Monaco is a monument to excess, and, to be quite fair, there’s a lot of truth in that. But there are also exceptions, of course; anyone expecting a little Dubai-by-the-Med is going to be bowled over — or whatever the opposite of “bowled over” is, when it’s subtlety... Read More
Commune by the Great Wall
Beijing, China
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The Commune by the Great Wall is most often described as an architectural museum, a design exhibition, an exercise in cutting-edge modernism — architourists travel from all over the world to walk its polished wood and stone halls and admire the work of two dozen of Asia’s leading architects... Read More
COMO Shambhala Estate
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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COMO Shambhala Estate makes a compelling case that — provided a spectacular setting in the Balinese rainforest just outside of Ubud, a spare-no-luxury approach to the accommodations, and a certain earnestness of purpose — healthful living and extravagant indulgence can happily share a home... Read More
Companhia das Culturas
Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal
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A few miles from the Spanish border, on Portugal’s southern coast, where the Atlantic edges ever closer to the Mediterranean, is the municipality of Castro Marim. It’s here that a writer/farmer and his wife have turned a working family farm (still growing olives, quince, oranges and figs) into... Read More
Condesa DF
Mexico City, Mexico
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Anyone who still thinks of Mexico City as a polluted, congested urban dystopia hasn’t spent much time in La Condesa, the district that lends the Condesa DF its name. Here the wide avenues are lined with trees, which along with the Art Nouveau architecture resembles Paris more than it does the... Read More
Conrad Hong Kong
Central Western, Hong Kong
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If you want to see how a high-end business hotel should run, then you should get yourself to the nearest Pacific Rim megacity. Hong Kong will do nicely. Here, in the Admiralty district, just east of Central on Hong Kong Island, is the Conrad Hong Kong, a five-star hotel attached, in the current Far... Read More
Conrad Seoul
Seoul, Korea
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A high-tech, intuitively functional, exceedingly convenient hotel occupying one of the towers of Seoul’s iconic International Finance Centre, the Conrad Seoul is clearly geared toward the business traveler. East Asia’s big-city business hotels are in a league of their own, but even amidst such... Read More
Conrad Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
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Conventional wisdom holds that anyone hoping for a glimpse of the future need look no further than Tokyo; this is as true in the hotel business as it is in fashion, technology or anything else. Here even the big-chain luxury properties cut a stylish silhouette with the kind of good looks that used... Read More
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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From Amsterdam’s old music school to a conservatory of a different kind; the Conservatorium is a radical repurposing of the city’s Sweelinck Conservatorium building, transforming its soaring institutional spaces and ornate century-old construction into a contemporary design hotel, one with plenty... Read More
Consolacion
Tablet Ten List
Monroyo, Aragón, Spain
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Spain is bigger than you think — big enough for more than one world-class metropolis, as well as a handful of famous tourist regions and several different official languages. And there’s still room for some seriously out-of-the-way places, of which the Aragonese province of Matarraña is just one... Read More
Constance Lemuria
Praslin, Seychelles
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Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, a destination that was known until recently as a place whose hotels were a step behind the best Caribbean resorts. Of course, given the potential of this breathtaking corner of the world, this situation did not go uncorrected for long... Read More
Conti di San Bonifacio
Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
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Conti di San Bonifacio is a beautifully renovated seven-room farmhouse on a hill, surrounded by several hundred acres of vineyards, olive groves and rolling woods. Anywhere but Tuscany, that might be enough, the hotelier’s work done and the guests lining up to take their heavy doses of endorphins... Read More
Continental Hotel Zara
Budapest, Hungary
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Call it a Budapest hotel which is, if not grand, precisely, then certainly not entirely lacking in grandeur either. The Continental Hotel Zara occupies the site of what was one of Budapest’s most famous baths, and it’s got the over-the-top architectural personality to prove it; part art deco, part... Read More
Continentale
Florence, Italy
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The Continentale hotel is a Lungarno hotel, which means it's a Salvatore Ferragamo hotel. Why the chain of code names? Why not just come out and say it, Ferragamo in blinking neon, or at least radiant gold (a la Versace)? Why not at least take advantage of the opportunity to better position the... Read More
Convent de la Missio
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Tucked down a quiet lane in Palma de Mallorca’s historic quarter is Convent de la Missio, a hotel as modern and stylish as its seventeenth-century exterior is traditional and historic. As the name would suggest, this building was once a convent, and the hotel retains some of the ascetic and... Read More
Convento do Espinheiro, Hotel & Spa
Evora, Alentejo, Portugal
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For an introduction to Portugal’s Alentejo region, Convento do Espinheiro could hardly be more perfect. Set on 23 acres of stress-meltingly beautiful countryside at the edge of Évora, the region’s tiny, frozen-in-time capital city, the hotel is like a synthesis of everything that makes Alentejo so... Read More
Coppola Jardin Escondido
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Jardin Escondido isn’t just another boutique hotel in Buenos Aires. It’s Francis Ford Coppola’s boutique hotel in Buenos Aires. The legendary film director reportedly fell in love with the Argentinian capital while shooting the film Tetro in 2008, when he lived and worked in the spacious townhouse... Read More
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
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We’ve got a lot of time for modern hotels, minimal hotels, funky little small hotels — but there’s still nothing quite like a proper classic grand hotel. It’s a phenomenon that’s becoming thinner and thinner on the ground, in Western capitals at least, but in Central Europe you’ll find some gems... Read More
Corinthia St Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Russia’s massive edifices and impossibly wide boulevards are most often associated with Stalin’s era, but it bears pointing out that even in the nineteenth century they didn’t exactly think small. The Corinthia St. Petersburg is a case in point, occupying a pair of buildings along the Nevsky... Read More
Corso 281 Luxury Suites
Rome, Italy
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Sometimes the name more or less says it all. Corso 281 Luxury Suites stands on the Via del Corso, nearly all the way to the Piazza Venezia end, which means it’s right in the thick of things, from a sightseeing perspective, with the Trevi Fountain, the Forum and the Colosseum all a short stroll... Read More
Corte di Gabriela
Venice, Italy
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In Venice, tourists might outnumber residents, but staying in the bustling heart of the city isn’t likely to diminish your experience — especially when the bustling heart in question happens to be San Marco, home of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Don’t be a contrarian about it: this place... Read More
Cortiina Hotel
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Some high-design boutique hotels come on like your “cool” uncle, the one who’s wearing a lampshade for a hat by the end of Christmas dinner; so determined are they to be fun that it’s almost enough to put you off the very idea of fun for life. So it’s a relief when a hotel can be confident and... Read More
Cortijo El Guarda
Alcala del Valle, Andalusia, Spain
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Cortijo El Guarda is a five-room, 500-year-old farmhouse in the Andalucian countryside, meticulously renovated so that you can leave the 21st century behind without actually having to live like a 16th-century country bumpkin. The look of the place is as classic as can be — whitewashed walls baking... Read More
Cosmo Hotel Berlin Mitte
Berlin, Germany
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Though it’s never quite explicit, you have to imagine Cosmo Hotel Berlin Mitte’s name is meant to be taken more like cosmopolitan than cosmos — there’s scarcely a touch of the slightly retro space-age modernism that’s visible in Berlin’s other boutique hotels. Instead it’s a luxe vision, with lines... Read More
Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel and Spa
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Hidden away in plain sight in downtown Toronto’s bustling financial district is the kind of hotel experience that it usually takes hours of driving to reach. The Cosmopolitan calls itself an “urban sanctuary,” and while that may sound a bit precious, in the end it’s entirely accurate — once within... Read More
Costa Careyes
Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico
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Was it Walt Whitman or the nation of Mexico that said “I am large, I contain multitudes”? It was the poet, of course, but it’s equally true of Mexico — whether your picture of it is the ruined pyramids of the Yucatán or the hip nightspots of the Distrito Federal, you can bet there’s another side of... Read More
Costa d'Este
Vero Beach, FL, USA
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It’s sometimes said that Vero Beach is to Miami what the Hamptons are to New York, but don’t let that dissuade you — whereas the Hamptons are often just where Manhattan excess spends its summer vacations, Vero Beach remains a sophisticated little beach town, far indeed from the noise of its... Read More
Cotton House
Mustique Island, St. Vincent & Grenadines
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The island of Mustique is not the easiest place in the Caribbean to get to — but after decades of tourism and development, the better places are the ones a little bit off the well-worn path. It's an hour-long commuter flight on any of three local airlines from Barbados, though some of Mustique's... Read More
Cour du Corbeau
Strasbourg, France
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At first glance, it’s nothing but classic, historic Strasbourg, an immaculately preserved 16th-century coaching inn just over the river from the Strasbourg cathedral and the city’s museum. But the inside, as is so often the case on this website, is another story entirely. The Cour du Corbeau is a... Read More
Covent Garden Hotel
London, England, UK
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On a narrow side street in the bustling and chic Covent Garden district of London’s West End, this splendidly theatrical small hotel’s exclusive atmosphere and central location make it the perfect London pied-à-terre for visiting actors, professional shoppers, and savvy yet indulgent travelers. The... Read More
Cowley Manor
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
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From the outside, Cowley Manor is an absolutely classical Italianate mansion, actually loosely based on Rome’s Villa Borghese. Seemingly a traditional English country house, this appears from a distance to be the sort of place one might set a BBC adaptation of a nineteenth-century literary classic... Read More
Coworth Park
Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK
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The Dorchester hotels have, up till now, been an urban phenomenon. But lessons learned at the Plaza Athénée, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the original Dorchester in London, pay off in the Berkshire countryside at Coworth Park, the Dorchester group’s first country-house hotel... Read More
Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto, Italy
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High in the Dolomites, in the most northerly reaches of the Veneto, is the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, one of northern Italy’s classic alpine towns. This, of course, is the part of Italy that looks the least like Italy — in fact when tourism here first started to take off, it was part of Austria... Read More
Crosby Street Hotel
Tablet Ten List
New York City, NY, USA
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In general it’s true that we’re skeptical about the idea of hotel chains. But we tend to forget our principles when we’re talking about the Firmdale group. Their six London hotels are six of the best hotels anywhere, and they can’t help but be similar; aside from the obvious fact that they all... Read More
Crossing Condotti
Tablet Ten List
Rome, Italy
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Hoteliers in Rome seem to feel the pressure of thousands of years of civilization — most hotels strive to be as monumental as the city they serve. A place like Crossing Condotti, by contrast, shows there’s wisdom in keeping things relatively understated. It’s not your typical hotel, but these six... Read More
Crown Metropol
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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‘Ambitious’ might not even cover it. The Crown Metropol is a purpose-built 600-plus-room luxury hotel in a chic modern style, towering 28 floors over Melbourne — this, in just about any city, is the kind of project that’s becoming more and more rare. Which is a shame, considering the results. It’s... Read More
CuisinArt Resort and Spa
Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
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First, just to satisfy your curiosity: yes, CuisinArt is owned by the same guys who chop your carrots extra-fine. But no, the resort does not look like it would belong in your grandma’s cupboard. Rising out of Anguilla, one of the more unspoiled islands of the Caribbean, is a taste of Greece... Read More
Cumbres San Pedro (Ex Kunza)
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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The Cumbres hotel sits at the edge of the ancient oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, which also puts it at the edge of the vast salt flats that span some 3,000 square miles in the middle of the world’s driest desert. It’s not the most immediately obvious location for a hospitality venture, this... Read More
Custom Hotel
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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The phrase “airport hotel” is one we often catch ourselves using as shorthand for the uninspired and uncomfortable places that are the antithesis of everything we at Tablet hold dear. So it’s kind of a big deal when one of them turns out to be as sleek, stylish and thoughtfully put together as any... Read More
D'Angleterre
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Proof that there’s more to Copenhagen than mid-century furniture: there’s nothing remotely modernist about the Hotel d’Angleterre, a 250-year-old throwback on Kogens Nytorv, the city’s central plaza. It’s a relic of the days when grand hotels used to be called things like, well, the d’Angleterre... Read More
Damai
Bali, Indonesia
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You may feel as though you’ve already seen Bali from a few different angles. But it’s fair to say that until you’ve been to Damai, your knowledge of the island is partial at best. Around the north side of Bali, on a mountainside above the cliffs of Lovina Bay, stand fourteen mod-Balinese villas... Read More
Dan Boutique Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
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The boutique hotel concept has taken a little longer to arrive in Jerusalem, and the Dan Boutique is not exactly your typical boutique hotel. It helps that it was originally laid out as an apartment house — the rooms, while hardly sprawling, never feel cramped. And the style, an eclectic blend of... Read More
Dan Hotel Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
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The Dan group runs a small empire of glittery hotels around Israel, but with a new boutique facility smartly up and running in Jerusalem and now the Dan Tel Aviv, a new age of hotel style is dawning over the Holy Land. It’s a look that grows on you: the hotel building itself is a massive, concrete... Read More
Dana Hotel and Spa
Chicago, IL, USA
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There was a dana hotel here before, on this very spot, but a very different one — traditional, old-fashioned, maybe even classic, depending on who you ask. But that’s in the past now: the original dana has been pulled down, replaced by a brand-new tower of modern metal and glass, home to the new... Read More
DAR 73
Marrakech, Morocco
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When you’re working in a genre as enduringly appealing as the Moroccan riad, the trick is not to shatter expectations, but simply to meet them. Dar 73, a thoroughly freshened-up, relentlessly well-furnished six-room riad in the heart of the medina, succeeds where others fail. Here are the same... Read More
Dar Darma
Marrakech, Morocco
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Too often “design” actually seems to mean an absence of design, as though the end goal were to empty the hotel of everything but beds and white walls. You don’t need a designer for that, just some movers. Here, in Dar Darma, is an exception: a riad hotel that’s quite obviously had some designer... Read More
Dar HI
Nefta, Tunisia
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The ownership team that brought you the Hi Hotel in Nice are at it again, this time in a place that, French influence aside, would seem to have very little in common with the Côte d’Azur. Fortunately, both for the brand and for fans of eccentric hotels, they brought designer Matali Crasset with... Read More
Dar Les Cigognes
Marrakech, Morocco
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With the seemingly endless array of riad hotels in Marrakech, it takes a discerning eye to separate one from another. In the case of Dar Les Cigognes: this is the one with the bridge. Like a few others, this one is made of two courtyard residences joined into a single small hotel; unlike the... Read More
Dar Maya
Essaouira, Morocco
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The Moroccan riad is a hotel genre inherently packed with character — sometimes, if you’re sensitive to over-decorated spaces, a little too much character. Most of them could learn a lot from the tranquil Riad Dar Maya, whose airy, pared-down rooms are a breath of fresh air, both proverbial and... Read More
Dar Sabra
Marrakech, Morocco
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The Marrakech medina is something special, but when you’re in the mood to spread out a bit the Palmeraïe, with its wide open spaces and gently swaying fronds, is the ideal solution. Here you’ll find experiences you just couldn’t have in the dense old city — Dar Sabra’s three pools, for example... Read More
Dar Warda
Marrakech, Morocco
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There is perhaps no more authentic way to see Marrakech than to stay in a riad, a private house in the medina (the old town) that faces inward, organized around a central courtyard. Dar Warda couldn’t be more intimate—a mere four bedrooms—nor could it be less like a hotel, or more like a private... Read More
Das Kranzbach Hotel & Wellness Retreat
Kranzbach (near Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Germany
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Don’t call it a ski resort. Das Kranzbach may be located an hour from Munich in the shadow of some of the most imposing peaks of the Bavarian Alps, but it’s not about rowdy tourists shedding their cold-weather gear in the hallways. This is a four-season wellness retreat, and while you can certainly... Read More
Das Stue
Berlin, Germany
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Hotels these days have a few problems in common; among them, all too often, is a distinct lack of grandeur. It’s not the sort of thing that springs naturally from what is typically little more than a box, jammed with as many beds as it can reasonably hold. That’s why, if it’s grandeur you’re after... Read More
DCO Suites, Lounge & Spa
Máncora, Peru
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The phrase “coastal Peru” isn’t one that trips effortlessly off the tongue — perhaps because Peru’s marquee charms lie inland, and perhaps because, from a sheer mileage perspective, there’s not much of it. But what little there is is nothing short of extraordinary, and DCO Suites, Lounge & Spa is... Read More
De L'Europe Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Leave the hostels and cafés to the backpacking crowd. The Renaissance-style facade of this century-old grand hotel is a reliable indicator of what’s to follow inside. It’s hard to get more central than the De L'Europe Amsterdam, on the banks of the Amstel, and it’s no wonder that the visitors who... Read More
De Witte Lelie
Tablet Ten List
Antwerp, Belgium
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There are hotels that bowl you over with their undeniable hotel-ness: the doorman, the bellhop, the smiling concierge and the hustling waiters, pushing room service carts up and down the corridors. And then there are places that are barely hotels at all, little more than a comfortable and... Read More
De.light Boutique Hotel
Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece
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Some Mykonos hotels are so centrally located that, for better or worse, the party comes to you. Others are outposts on distant, tranquil stretches of coast where there’s little more than sea and sand. The all-suite De.light Boutique Hotel falls somewhere in between, close enough to the center of... Read More
Delano South Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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Miami’s South Beach is the spot where hotels vie for style: The Hotel is the most funky, the Marlin the most rock’n’roll, the Tides the most sophisticated, and the Delano the most cool... Read More
Delle Arti Design Hotel
Cremona, Italy
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Delle Arti Design Hotel is a small hotel – 33 rooms – and a decidedly modern one, in a region heavy on history and tradition. Cremona, an hour south and east of Milan, is a small and wealthy city, once a Roman fortress, later the birthplace of Monteverdi and home to Stradivari and his workshop... Read More
Demetria Hotel
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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The Lafayette district, the artistic nexus of the Guadalajara, is a fitting location for a modern design hotel that interacts so completely with the local art scene — besides displaying and selling the work of Jalisco-based artists in its shop, and a library specializing in illustration and graphic... Read More
Deris Bosphorus Lodge
Istanbul, Turkey
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The word “lodge” may throw you off, so let’s get one thing straight. Deriş Bosphorus Lodge is no chalet in the mountains: it’s an apartment-style hotel in the Kabataş district of Istanbul. And forget about rustic décor and cozy fireplaces — the place is sleek, thoroughly urban, and practically... Read More
Deseo
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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It might not be totally out of line to suggest that the current scene in Playa del Carmen owes it all to Deseo. It wasn’t the first high-end beach-resort boutique, or the first modern-design hotel in Mexico. But it struck a nerve. Thanks in large part to Deseo, Playa del Carmen is everything Cancún... Read More
Desert Palm
Dubai, UAE
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Another entry on the more sedate end of the Dubai hotel scene, the Desert Palm lies some twenty miles outside the city center, and trades construction cranes for polo grounds. And if your visit’s purpose allows you to choose the country over the city — well, it’s not much of a choice, to be honest... Read More
Design Hotel Astoria
Opatija, Croatia
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Back in the good old days, around the turn of the twentieth century, this was the Villa Louise, a classic grand hotel in the then-current Belle Époque style; Opatija, the Croatian seaside town it calls home, was at the time one of eastern Europe’s top resort destinations. Now a hundred years later... Read More
Design Hotel Waldorf
Milano Marittima, Emilia Romagna, Italy
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This isn’t grey postwar Milan, but sunny seaside Milano Marittima, on the Adriatic Riviera along the east coast of Emilia-Romagna. Here the Design Hotel Waldorf sits just yards from the beach, showing off a different side of Italy, that of the sun-drenched tropical escape. It’s on the outskirts of... Read More
Design Suites Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
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As the Design Suites group spreads across all corners of Argentina, the branch in Bariloche is perhaps the most impressive of the bunch — perched on a hill overlooking Nahuel Huapi lake, in the ski country of Patagonia, four striking, eco-inspired structures house a contemporary art gallery, wine... Read More
Design Suites Calafate
El Calafate, Argentina
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The Design Suites luxury hotel mini-chain operates several successful properties in Argentina, but this particular boutique, situated in the far-flung reaches of Patagonia, distinguishes itself with a design by the renowned architect Carlos Ott. His thoroughly contemporary creation mixes... Read More
Designhotel Maastricht – Hampshire Eden
Maastricht, Netherlands
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Maastricht, the oldest city in the Netherlands, had its beginnings as a Roman outpost, fifty years B.C. (crumbling fortifications still surround the city, and disused tunnels form a labyrinth under the western suburbs). And geographically it is something of a Dutch outpost, on the end of an... Read More
Devi Garh by Lebua, Udaipur
Tablet Ten List
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Frankly it’s astonishing that there aren’t more hotels like the Devi Garh by Lebua, Udaipur. Not because 18th-century palace hotels are a dime a dozen in India, certainly they aren’t, but because the contrast between the faded majesty of the exterior and the sparkling modernity of the interiors is... Read More
Dhara Dhevi
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Not at all the typical high-end luxury hotel, and in fact quite unlike just about any hotel anywhere — the Dhara Dhevi, on the outskirts of the inland city of Chiang Mai, is no high-rise city hotel but a bona fide resort. And what a resort it is. The concept is one of total escape, total immersion... Read More
Diamant Hotel Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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It’s not the most naturally picturesque tourist district, but there’s a reason people who visit Sydney choose to stay in the King’s Cross district: wildly eclectic, easily accessible nightlife. Whether your particular brand of after-dark fun involves leisurely upmarket dining, wine tasting... Read More
Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa - Beachcomber Mauritius
Le Morne, Mauritius
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If you’re after a sense of escape, it’s probably not a bad idea to choose a hotel without an address — no number, no street name, not even a postal code. All the better if it’s situated on a tiny tropical island in the Indian Ocean, one lined with white sand beaches, practically exploding with palm... Read More
Discovery Shores Boracay
Boracay Island, Philippines
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It’s true that Boracay is no longer the undiscovered paradise that it once was. But a visit quickly reveals that the natural charms that made it famous are still very much in evidence. There are still plenty of beaches covered in feathery white sand, and Discovery Shores has a nice swatch all to... Read More
Distrito Capital
Mexico City, Mexico
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Another year, another impressive entry from the Habita group, Mexico’s high-design boutique-hotel juggernaut. This one, the Distrito Capital, makes its home in the city’s Santa Fe quarter, a district of high-rise buildings and high-ticket retail — so it’s no surprise that this hotel should be one... Read More
DO & CO Hotel
Vienna, Austria
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Hotels don’t really get any more well-located than this; DO & CO stands right on the Stephansplatz, at the top of a modernist landmark building, overlooking the 12th-century Stephansdom cathedral, and a stone’s throw from any number of the cafés, restaurants, high-end shops, not to mention the... Read More
Dojima Hotel
Osaka-shi, Japan
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It’s a bit like finding out that your best friend’s girlfriend has a sister. Not just any sister, but a sister who’s a little younger, maybe even a bit prettier, and who, with 76 rooms rather than 9 — okay, perhaps there the analogy breaks down. The point is, the owners of the... Read More
Domaine De Capelongue
Bonnieux, Provence, France
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This is why people started going to Provence in the first place. On a hilltop looking towards the Luberon mountains is the ancient hill village of Bonnieux; and on the next hill over, looking out over Bonnieux from the landscaped gardens that surround its outdoor pool, is the Bastide de Capelongue... Read More
Domaine de la Baume
Tourtour, France
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If you’ve got first-hand experience with Jocelyne Sibuet’s hotels (they make up a sizable fraction of Tablet’s south-of-France selection) then you’re probably already reaching for the “Book Now” button. For everyone else, allow us to fill you in on what, precisely, the big deal is — with a... Read More
Domaine de Verchant
Castelnau Le Lez, Greater South West, France
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By now you know everything there is to know about the south of France — from the farmhouses and vineyards of Provence to the waterfront glamour of the Côte d’Azur. Less storied, perhaps, though no less worthwhile, is this bit of the Languedoc countryside just outside of Montpellier, a place where... Read More
Domaine des Andeols
Saint-Saturnin-lés-Apts, Provence, France
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Founded by a couple of fashion-industry insiders down from Paris, Domaine des Andeols is a bit more than the typical Provençe farmhouse hotel. Literally more — in fact it’s nine houses, each one converted into a single suite of one to three bedrooms — and figuratively more as well, with... Read More
Domaine Des Hauts De Loire
Onzain, France
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Domaine des Hauts de Loire is one of the best classic French châteaux hotels in a region known for the extravagance of its châteaux, an ivy-covered manor house just outside the village of Onzain, just two hours from Paris... Read More
Dome Hotel & Spa
Riga, Latvia, Latvia
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With all the newly minted boutiques opening in Riga, the phrase “Latvian design hotel” no longer elicits confusion and surprise. The old-world-meets-modern-luxe design philosophy has been given a careful revitalization in a city poised to take its place among the great tourist capitals of Eastern... Read More
Domes of Elounda Boutique Beach Resort
Elounda, Crete, Greece
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In the case of Domes of Elounda, what sounds a bit like a sci-fi novel turns out to be something much less futuristic, though no less fantastical in its own way. The Greek islands are a world apart, Crete as much as any other, and the northern coast is home to the village of Elounda, a place with... Read More
Domina Home Piccolo
Portofino, Genoa, Italy
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The sheltered seaside village of Portofino is probably the highlight of the Ligurian coast, and in a setting like this, where a jumble of picturesque little villas clings to the rocky hillside, there’s no need for a hotel to go too far out of its way to make big waves. So the piccolo in Domina Home... Read More
Donovan House
Washington, DC, USA
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Though a first-class boutique hotel would fit in well just about anywhere, it’s a pleasant surprise to see one like Donovan House opening in the District of Columbia. This is a town with a slightly staid reputation — but openings like this one show it’s an image that’s much in need of some... Read More
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach had its last golden age in the 1960s, when guests like Elizabeth Taylor and John F. Kennedy found Puerto Rico’s glamour irresistible. In the intervening decades the island’s fortunes dimmed a bit, perhaps overlooked in favor of some more exotic, farther-flung... Read More
Doria Hotel Bodrum
Bodrum, Turkey
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As the growth in the Bodrum Peninsula has surged over the past decade, this port city has found its legacy of cultural significance to be nothing but an asset. Bodrum Castle beckons visitors back to the 15th Century, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus dates back to 350 BC. For the modern luxury... Read More
Dormero Hotel Hannover
Hannover, Germany
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The world needs more hotels like the Dormero in Hannover: simple, shiny, clean, with a name that’s fun to say and a regular dance party off the lobby. Like its siblings elsewhere in Germany, the Dormero Hotel in Hannover offers no-nonsense modernity. No pampering, but no pretension either... Read More
Dorset Square Hotel
London, England, UK
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Longtime Kemp-watchers — there must be more than a few of you out there — might remember that the Dorset Square Hotel was Tim and Kit’s first venture, a sort of rough draft for their extremely successful Firmdale Hotels brand. It was eventually sold off, but not forgotten — now a decade later it’s... Read More
Dorsett Shepherds Bush
London, UK
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The old Shepherds Bush Pavilion cinema complex is now Dorsett Shepherds Bush, and it feels as though it must be some kind of sign of the times when a Hong Kong-based hotel brand sets up shop in London, rather than the converse. Here they’re aiming for something of a compromise between homegrown... Read More
Downtown Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
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The Habita group, over the past decade or so, has amassed an impressive collection of boutique hotels, an empire that spans more or less all of Mexico, from the cities to the countryside to the beaches of Playa del Carmen. And even as their holdings expand to include their first foreign property... Read More
Drake Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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At the far end of Toronto’s Queen Street West, at the frontier where the newly hip Parkdale district meets the unkempt edge of the grittier neighborhoods beyond, the Drake is not in the ideal location for visitors looking to “do” the city in the traditional touristy sense. It is... Read More
Dream Inn
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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For a long time the classic California beach town of Santa Cruz managed to get along without a classic California beach hotel. Thanks to the ever-busy Joie de Vivre hotel group, however, those days are over. They’ve taken a faded Sixties mid-rise just off the west end of the boardwalk and given it... Read More
Dream Meatpacking District
New York City, NY, USA
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If it’s not an outright contradiction in terms, we’d suggest that Dream Meatpacking District — new though it is — is best seen as a piece of New York hotel history. It’s just around the corner from the Maritime, and its historic building shares both an architect and a porthole-scored seafaring... Read More
Dream South Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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Sometimes it seems as though the supply is unlimited. Another South Beach Art Deco classic, this time the old Palmer House, is reborn as a modern boutique hotel. This one, the Dream South Beach, is proof that in hotels, as in much of life, there’s something to be said for focusing one’s ambitions... Read More
Dreams Luxury Suites
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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There are places where naming a hotel Dreams would be the absolute intolerable height of arrogance. And then there’s Santorini. The island’s hotels wrap around the rim of the caldera like an amphitheatre audience, and Dreams, arguably, occupies the best seat — from this vantage point at the summit... Read More
Dune
Prachuabkirikhan, Thailand
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You know how these things go. The hip destination of the moment is the one with the right blend of natural appeal, geographic accessibility, and exclusivity — the place that’s edgier than the established destinations (read in this case Bangkok or Phuket) but that draws enough traffic to... Read More
Dunton Hot Springs
Dolores, CO, USA
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Mountain hotels come in all shapes and sizes, from rustic lodges to luxurious mega-resorts and everything in between; nowhere, though, is there anything like Dunton Hot Springs. Here, in remote southwestern Colorado, along the banks of the Dolores river, halfway between the ski town of Telluride... Read More
Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Another bride, another groom, another boutique hotel in Buenos Aires. In a city crowded with hip places to stay, you have to do something to stand out from the crowd. Duque Hotel Boutique is one of those rare places that doesn’t need a gimmick or even a high concept: they just do all of the little... Read More
Dusit Thani Maldives
Baa Atoll, Maldives
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If you’re going all the way to the Maldives, there’s no sense being practical about it. It’s time for full-on, over-the-top relaxation, for dreamy cabanas outfitted with impossibly soft white sheets, for smiling waiters bringing cold drinks to your hammock. For this particular brand of indulgence... Read More
DusitD2 Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Just when we were beginning to wonder if anyone even visits Thailand’s cities anymore — when was the last time you heard of someone going to Bangkok unless on the way to some beachfront island paradise? — the Dusit hotel group has gone and answered our question with the launch of a new brand... Read More
DV Chalet
Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy
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Life is sweet enough at Trentino’s DV Chalet — it does stand for Dolce Vita, after all. But it’s more than a matter of location. Plenty of ski resorts use the natural landscape as an crutch: they assume you’ll be too tired from an all-day jaunt in the Dolomites to notice an overlooked detail or... Read More
Dylan
Dublin, Ireland
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The design hotel as we’ve known it is dead. In this corner of the world at least — whatever you can get away with calling the U.K. and Ireland collectively without starting a blood feud — the white-walled minimalist-Zen hotel is so very last century. In its place is the new breed of luxury hotel... Read More
Eagles Palace
Halkidiki, Greece
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As the sister hotel to the Excelsior, a city boutique in Thessaloniki, Eagles Palace is the opposite of an urban hotel. This part of Greece, on the peninsula just short of the remote Eastern Orthodox holy site of Mount Athos, was more or less entirely unsettled before the hotel broke ground. Fresh... Read More
east Hotel & Restaurant
Hamburg, Germany
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We’ll try to resist linking it to some sweeping generalization about the practical and sensible nature of some imagined German national character, and simply say: we wholeheartedly endorse the trend of listing room descriptions like t-shirt sizes, on a spectrum from Small through X-Large and... Read More
EAST, Beijing
Beijing, China
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A hotel’s business-oriented amenities aren’t usually worth more than a cursory mention — there’s only so much you can say about a conference rooms or a computer center. But EAST, Beijing puts such a stylish spin on the “work” half of the work/life balance, we’re actually kind of intrigued. Billing... Read More
Eastwest Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
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At first blush a Swiss luxury hotel seemingly named after a series of trade agreements might not sound like the most thrilling proposition. But Geneva is a town of subtler charms, and the same can be said for the Eastwest Hotel — which, to be fair, is rather more likely to have got its name from... Read More
Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa
Manalapan, FL, USA
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Slightly off the beaten path, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is something of a departure — it’s not in Palm Beach proper, but eight miles away in the tiny town of Manalapan, at the southern tip of Palm Beach Island. Thus it’s not the first choice for those out to make some kind of Palm Beach scene... Read More
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Jesmond, British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia’s a big place. Five hours up the road from Vancouver and the coastal rainforest is a landscape that’s pure Wild West. And while ranches in this part of the province are no unfamiliar sight, there’s none quite like the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa... Read More
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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The first rule of life in Eden, or at Eden Roc, at least: everyone gets a golf cart and a swimming pool. Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a land of plenty, no doubt about that, its thirty-four stand-alone suites all private, all enormous and all within range of the sorts of facilities that sound like they... Read More
Eden Rock
St Barthelemy, French West Indies, France
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The original Saint-Barthélemy hotel has seen a thorough restoration, and is much changed since the days when the guest list included the likes of Howard Hughes and Greta Garbo. One thing that hasn’t changed is what may be Eden Rock’s essential feature: its spectacular situation, atop a rocky... Read More
Eden Swiss Quality Hotel
Spiez, Switzerland
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There’s something charmingly Swiss, isn’t there, about the Quality Hotel name? Still, it’s hard to argue with — the Eden Swiss Quality Hotel is all of those things, perched on a hillside in Spiez, looking down over the town and across Lake Thun, with the peaks of the Bernese Alps in the distance... Read More
Eichardt's Private Hotel
Tablet Ten List
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Eichardt's Private Hotel was established during the gold rush days of the 1860s, and was, at the time, Queenstown's premier lodging. Of course that was a long time ago, and in the intervening years hard times befell the property. By 1999 it was nothing more than a slightly tacky pub — and then came... Read More
Eiger Swiss Quality Hotel
Bern, Switzerland
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There’s plenty to say about the Eiger Swiss Quality Hotel itself, but perhaps the most remarkable thing about it is what’s outside the doors: its one-of-a-kind hometown. The Eiger is set in the tiny Bernese mountain village of Mürren, population 450. There isn’t even a road in. To get there, you... Read More
Eight Hotel Paraggi
Paraggi, Genoa, Italy
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Just about everything at Eight Hotel revolves around the bay of Paraggi. Of course, this private bay on the Italian Riviera merits the attention, encompassing as it does a sandy beach, surrounded as it is by soaring, jagged bluffs. Everyone knows the cliché about location et al., and it’s as true... Read More
Eight Hotel Portofino
Portofino, Genoa, Italy
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It’s seemingly impossible to travel twenty miles in any direction within Italy without passing through one picturesque destination or another. Even against this backdrop, though, the seaside village of Portofino stands out; it’s one of the most spectacular places on the Mediterranean, and its rocky... Read More
Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX, USA
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It’s certainly not understated. But then, if you’re looking for your Tuscan villa–style resort in the Texas Hill Country to be understated, you might have a long search ahead of you. It’s well known things around here come in only one size, and Éilan announces its ambition from the moment you see... Read More
Ekies All Senses Resort
Vourvourou, Sithonia, Greece
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For every spectacular destination in Greece you can name, it seems there’s half a dozen more, equally spectacular, that you’ve never heard of. So blessed by natural beauty are the Greeks that, when you think about it, it’s rather shocking that they ever left the beach for long enough to do anything... Read More
El Convento
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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One need not be a student of the Spanish language to surmise that El Convento, in English, means "the convent." And it was, in a previous life, a Carmelite convent, established in 1651. Hard times befell the property in the twentieth century, as the convent became a dance hall, a flophouse, and... Read More
El Mangroove
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Gorgeous, eco-friendly resorts with breezily luxurious suites, high-end chefs, and furnishings built of native wood? Not hard to come by in Costa Rica. So if you’re opening one, you better have something special to set you apart from the pack. El Mangroove, the latest addition to Papagayo Bay’s... Read More
El Otro Lado - Private Retreat
Portobelo, Panama
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Thinking of El Otro Lado, on the edge of Panama’s Portobelo National Park, as simply a hotel misses the point in a couple of ways. On the one hand, with just four units it’s got to be just about as small as a hotel can get. But on the other hand, each of those four units offers an experience that’s... Read More
El Palauet Living Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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It’s a hotel, but only just — El Palauet Living’s six suites are all two-bedrooms, and they do enough long-stay business to quote their rates by the week. That’s about how long it takes to exhaustively shop the Passeig de Gràcia, and that’s got to be more than just a coincidence. Anyway it’s hard... Read More
El Secreto
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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El Secreto’s secret recipe? Thirteen luxe thatch-roofed villas, a hidden Caribbean cove, and plenty of activities for those unsatisfied with lying in some warm white sand under the shade of a swaying palm tree. And as the address implies, it’s all rather secluded. There’s no road in, just a... Read More
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica was doing ecotourism before anyone else was, so it’s no surprise that this most socially-minded of tropical paradises would be among the first to update the industry to fit the very current trend of green-luxury fusion. El Silencio Lodge, deep in the country’s mountainous jungle region... Read More
El Sueno Hotel & Spa
Puebla, Mexico
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Most foreign visitors to Mexico gravitate towards the multitude of coastal resort towns and the cosmopolitan mega-capital, Mexico City. Many would be surprised to discover, for example, that the inland city of Puebla, capital of the state of the same name, is Mexico’s fourth-largest city... Read More
Elbow Beach Bermuda
Paget Parish, Bermuda
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Elbow Beach, Bermuda has been around in one form or another since 1908, when it opened as the South Shore Hotel, a Colonial estate presiding over the island’s Atlantic coast. The hotel is no less majestic today, its columned entryway gleaming in the late-afternoon sun. Rooms are luxurious and... Read More
Ellington Hotel
Berlin, Germany
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The Ellington is, at least on one level, a throwback to a couple of Berlin’s golden eras. Its reconstructed Weimar-style facade fronts a block-long office building dating back to 1932, and it owes its name to a frequent guest at Badewanne, the famous West Berlin jazz club that stood behind these... Read More
Elounda Peninsula
Elounda, Crete, Greece
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The Elounda Peninsula is less a hotel than a small village dedicated to leisure, each of its rooms in fact an airy multi-room suite defined by breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The most modest of these feature jetted tubs, private sundecks and heated salt-water pools, while the more lavish also... Read More
EME Catedral Hotel
Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
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Lately this mix of modern and historic architecture is something of a Spanish trademark. Look no further than the EME Catedral Hotel, in the heart of old town Sevilla, just across the way from the ancient Giralda cathedral. Here what’s most notable is the mix of ornate arabesque patterns, a... Read More
Emelisse Hotel
Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
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From the breezy vantage point of a sofa on one of the Emelisse Hotel’s sunny terraces, gazing at an unobstructed view of the Ionian Sea, it may seem forehead-slappingly obvious that a hotel in a place like this can afford to get out of the way and let the setting do the work. And indeed, though the... Read More
Emeraude Plage Hotel
St Barthelemy, French West Indies
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It’s easy enough in St. Barths to achieve near-unimaginable heights of luxury; much harder, as it happens, to find a hotel that’s elegant, comfortable, but just a little more modest, a little more low-key. Not that you’d want to forego the surf, the sun, the genteel atmosphere of Baie de St. Jean... Read More
Emiliano
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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We can’t possibly say enough about this hotel, except possibly that if you’re a design and architecture junkie, and you’re not left speechless, then we don’t know you. Even from the street, Emiliano is an imposing presence, a narrow glass tower, gleaming amidst the high-rises of the fashionable... Read More
Emirates Palace
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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They don’t make them small in the Emirates these days, that’s for sure. Still, some are taller than others — and while there are plenty of options for high-rise enthusiasts, the smart money is on a sprawling seaside compound with a private beach like the Emirates Palace. UAE's only palace concept... Read More
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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The transition from civilization to wilderness is perhaps more abrupt in Australia than most anywhere else. Just three hours’ drive from Sydney, from city traffic to rough-and-tumble dirt roads, the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is about as close to the outback as most of us will ever need to get... Read More
Empire Riverside Hotel
Hamburg, Germany
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Given the rather colorful reputation of Hamburg’s St. Pauli district—long a harborside pit stop for visiting sailors, and home to the infamous Reeperbahn—a sleek modernist tower might not be exactly what you expect from one of the area’s hippest new hotels. But that’s exactly what the Empire... Read More
Encanto Acapulco
Acapulco, Mexico
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In Acapulco’s Hotel Encanto, the walls of the guest rooms are completely bare. Architect Miguel Angel Aragones relies on the interplay of natural light and shadow — with a healthy assist from lighting designer Gustavo Avilés’ sumptuous pastel washes — to create a unique art-hotel experience for... Read More
Entre Cielos
Vistalba, Mendoza, Argentina
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Most wine-producing regions are known for their rustic style, their chateaux and farmhouses, and we do love a good farmhouse hotel. But we like a surprise as much as the next traveler. Entre Cielos is a working vineyard, producing Malbec a short distance outside the city of Mendoza, but it’s about... Read More
Epic Hotel Miami
Miami, FL, USA
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There might be a touch of youthful Miami bravado in the name, but even in a town whose hotels are fond of extravagance, Epic does make an impression. Set at the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, it’s a fifty-two story high-rise designed to look like a boat’s prow cutting through the... Read More
Eremito Hotelito del Alma
Parrano, Italy
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One thing should be understood right off the bat: all of Eremito’s rooms are single rooms, and they mean this quite literally — you’ll have to book one room per person... Read More
Eremo della Giubiliana
Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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It’s not all farm houses and olive groves. Near the south coast of Sicily, housed in a medieval-era convent once occupied by the Knights of Malta, lies the Eremo della Giubiliana, a remarkably posh boutique hotel hidden away within an imposing fortified exterior. These stone walls still look up to... Read More
Esperanza
Cabo San Lucas, Baja Peninsula, Mexico
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Esperanza is located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, four miles outside of Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. The setting is spectacular and the resort itself is luxurious and exclusive, the sort of place where you just might spot a vacationing Hollywood star... Read More
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Zagreb, Croatia
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Surely it won’t be long before the contemporary-design boutique hotels move in to Zagreb, but there’ll never be anything in the Croatian capital to match the historic appeal of the Regent Esplanade. It dates back to the Twenties, to the heyday of the Orient Express, and its Art Deco interiors have... Read More
Esplendor Hotel Breakwater South Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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Maybe the simplest way to explain Hotel Breakwater is to say that it’s exactly what you’d expect a South Beach boutique hotel would be — if, that is, you’d never seen any of the actually existing South Beach boutique hotels. This one is a modern update of a classic idea: an Art Deco gem of a... Read More
Establishment Hotel
Tablet Ten List
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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First, the bad news: no swimming pool, just a well-appointed fitness center, and only the penthouse suites have much in the way of views—but one could just as reasonably complain that too few hotels hand out hundred-dollar bills at reception, or that your bellhop is never Orlando Bloom. This place... Read More
Estalagem Da Ponta do Sol
Ponta do Sol, Madeira, Portugal
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This is Portugal, technically, although it's hardly the Portugal you are accustomed to — the island of Madeira is more a part of Africa than of Europe, and lies 400 miles off the western edge of Morocco. It's a volcanic island, which means lush vegetation, and the climate is tropical, which means... Read More
Estancia Cristina
El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina
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If you’re going to go to the trouble of embarking on a Patagonian trek, you may as well get deep, deep in it. And if remoteness is the new face of luxury, then Estancia Cristina deserves eight or nine stars. From El Calafate you board a small boat for a three-hour ride across the deep blue Lago... Read More
Estancia El Colibri
Santa Catalina, Cordoba, Argentina
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Since the devaluation of the peso in 2001, Argentina’s struggling economy has depended on visitors eager to order juicy steaks, learn the tango, even glimpse a real gaucho or two. These days the countryside has no shortage of estancias, ranches where guests can gallop around on thoroughbreds and... Read More
Estancia La Jolla
La Jolla, CA, USA
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Estancia La Jolla started out as a horse ranch back in the 1880s, and at least in the broad strokes, the aesthetics really haven’t changed all that much. It’s a sprawling ten-acre estate, with low-slung, Spanish colonial–style buildings wrapped around sunny open-air courtyards, and grounds... Read More
Estancia Peuma Hue
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
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Even in urbane, sophisticated Argentina there’s no end of places to lose yourself. One minute you’re in the European-accented capital and the next you’re at the Estancia Peuma Hue, in the Lake District of Patagonia, facing out over Lake Gutiérrez and backed up against a dramatic mountain peak. This... Read More
Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio
Tablet Ten List
Jose Ignacio, In and around Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio isn’t exactly what you’d expect of a high-end Uruguayan ranch. It’s not in the jet-set capital of Punta del Este, for starters — the hotel is located a mere twenty kilometers away, just outside the laid-back beach community of Jose Ignacio — and the aesthetic is a notable... Read More
Estancia Villa Maria
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Old-fashioned ranches called estancias dot Argentina’s vast countryside. Though some remain private homesteads, many have opened their doors to guests while continuing the day-to-day operations of a working ranch — particularly in the province of Buenos Aires, within easy driving distance of the... Read More
Estoi Palace Hotel
Faro, Portugal
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Head a few kilometers inland from the nonstop beach party that is Portugal’s Algarve coast, and you’ve entered lush countryside that feels almost Tuscan — the perfect remedy for any lingering tourist-crowd jitters. It’s only fitting, then, that one of the area’s more eye-catching hotels was... Read More
Etnia Clube de Mar
Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
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It’s a pretty exclusive clube, the Etnia Clube de Mar, just five bungalows on a pristine beach outside the impossibly unspoiled town of Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil. Impossibly unspoiled because, though Trancoso is quickly becoming one of the most fashionable beach towns on the planet, it has somehow... Read More
Etnia Pousada & Boutique
Trancoso, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
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Up north in Bahia is where you’ll find the wilder, rougher side of Brazil — which for anyone bored of the beach scene in Rio is not a warning but a positive enticement. Trancoso was one of the prototypical fishing-villages-turned-hideaways, and there’s still plenty of that mellow bohemian vibe... Read More
Ett Hem
Stockholm, Sweden
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In the Sixties Stockholm was the capital of the kind of modernism that’s synonymous with “Scandinavian” design. Nowadays that utopian, vaguely futuristic look is the last thing on anyone’s mind. In the Nordic countries, the best hotels — and their guests — are devoted to something much warmer, a... Read More
Europa House Apartments
London, England, UK
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Obviously there are plenty of reasons to put up with central London’s overheated hotel market. In the name of geographic convenience we’re often moved to pay quite handsomely for a room that’s, at best, a step or two bigger than snug. But if you’re at all flexible with your location — or, better... Read More
Evason Ana Mandara
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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You could stress yourself out trying to keep track of all the many permutations of Evasons and Ana Mandaras and Six Senseses and whether they’re Hideaways or not. And you shouldn’t stress yourself out, it’s bad for that sixth sense, and entirely contrary to the point of all these places, including... Read More
Evason Ma’In
Madaba, Jordan
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If you’re like us you might not think of Jordan first when it’s time to plan a spa getaway. But there’s really no way to go wrong with a location like Ma’In — to say nothing of your hosts, Six Senses, whose Evason spa resorts are a model of high-end consistency. Put it all together and you get the... Read More
Eventi - A Kimpton Hotel
New York City, NY, USA
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With the boutique-hotel trend in full flourish, especially in New York, there’s a hyper-specialized hotel for just about every subspecies of hospitality hipster. Fortunately for the rest of us, there are also still places like Eventi, a centrally located macro-boutique in Chelsea. Though it’s... Read More
Excelsior Hotel Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
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When they say “hidden in plain sight,” this is what they mean. Right in the busy heart of the city center, just a block from Thessaloniki’s scenic waterfront, the Excelsior is a bit of a surprise. The classic facade gives little hint of the sort of hotel that awaits inside — this is a luxury... Read More
Excelsior Pesaro
Pesaro, Marche, Italy
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The fact that the Adriatic coast is so often overlooked isn’t a reflection on the Adriatic coast itself, so much as it is a reflection of Italy’s embarrassing wealth of extraordinary places. In any other country Pesaro might be a household name — here it’s the next resort city, a few towns down the... Read More
explora Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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The Hotel Explora en Atacama is an oasis in the unearthly high desert of northern Chile, eight thousand feet above sea level, surrounded by salt flats and volcanic formations. Clearly you’re not here for the night life (unless you’re an astronomer) or for a business meeting (though conference rooms... Read More
explora Patagonia
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
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One begins to suspect, at a certain point, that profit is not the Explora group’s primary concern. It’s not that the Explora experience is cheap, not by any means (though, to be fair, the rates do include airport transfers, three meals a day, plus daily expeditions). But for what’s virtually... Read More
explora Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Striking modern hotels in far-flung, exotic locales are an Explora specialty. But there’s no more dramatic example of that tendency than their hotel on Rapa Nui — or, to give it its more familiar name, Easter Island. They’re calling it the Posada de Mike Rapu, after a diver and entrepreneur who’s a... Read More
Factory Hotel
Münster, Germany
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We’ve seen a single factory building converted into a boutique hotel before, or some quaint old warehouse. The Factory Hotel, though, rather outdoes itself. It occupies not just one industrial building, but a whole factory complex, north of the Münster city center. And the building at its center... Read More
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, brainchild of Argentinean fashion designer Alan Faena, is unafraid to make some big waves, as much for the ambition of its universe-spanning concept as for its design, courtesy of a rather familiar name: Philippe Starck... Read More
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a quick update: Abu Dhabi is the luxury capital of the Middle East. In addition to its extravagant hotels and high-end shopping scene, the Emirati capital is about to have its own Louvre and Guggenheim, the latter designed by none other than Frank... Read More
Fairmont Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Though it might have been strange to say so a few years ago, the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel as it stands today is a building of some architectural distinction. This Seventies-vintage zig-zag of a modernist hotel behemoth has climbed out of the stylistic uncanny valley, the aesthetic no-man’s-land... Read More
Farmhouse Inn
Forestville, CA, USA
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Not exactly a household name, Forestville lies some ways off the most heavily beaten path of the Napa/Sonoma wine country, partway from Santa Rosa to the Russian River town of Guerneville. As such it’s something of an escape within an escape, a break not just from the city but from all the... Read More
Farol Design Hotel
Cascais, Portugal
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On the marina in the historic heart of Cascais, the upscale western suburb of Lisbon, a nineteenth-century manor house and a neighboring lighthouse have been painstakingly renovated, converted into a contemporary-style design hotel, complete with all the expected trappings: a Mediterranean fusion... Read More
Fasano Boa Vista
Porto Feliz, Brazil
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After successful ventures in Brazil’s big cities, followed by a boutique-luxe resort in Punta del Este, the time has come for the Fasano group to open a franchise in the countryside. Here, less than an hour inland from São Paulo, is the Fasano Boa Vista, surrounded by 2500 acres of farmland. And... Read More
Fasano Las Piedras
La Barra, In and around Punta del Este, Uruguay
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The Fasano family’s Brazilian hotels are both about as fine as a luxury boutique hotel can get, and in the luxe out-of-town playground of Punta del Este, they might very well have been tempted to repeat the formula. Instead they’ve opted for something a little more private — rather than a high-rise... Read More
Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The sequel to the wildly successful São Paulo establishment, the Fasano in Rio De Janeiro sets its sights no less high. Like its sister, it’s as dignified and serious as a cutting-edge modern-design boutique hotel can get, all supremely confident understatement — which is all the more surprising... Read More
Fasano São Paulo
Tablet Ten List
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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The Fasano family name is well known in São Paulo, in the context of fine dining: the family has over 100 years of experience in the restaurant business, having brought the finest in Italian cuisine with them from Milan. Their flagship restaurant, called simply Fasano, has presided over this... Read More
Fawsley Hall
Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, UK
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There’s history, and then there’s history. Fawsley Hall has had its share of famous guests, but its Queen’s Suite is dedicated to none other than Elizabeth I, who last checked out in 1575. The old house has Victorian, Georgian and Tudor wings — all of which were contemporary at the time they were... Read More
Fazenda Catuçaba
São Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil
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Some combination of authentic character and state-of-the-art luxury is probably the holy grail in the hotel world. Far too few actually existing hotels, however, manage to keep up such a conjunction. Fazenda Catucaba, however, might just restore your faith in the possibility. A little under three... Read More
Finca Adalgisa
Mendoza, Argentina
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It’s not quite Burgundy yet, but the Argentinean wine region of Mendoza is catching up quickly. More evidence for this proposition can be adduced from the fact that, with hotels like the Finca Adalgisa, Mendoza has grown past the young, flashy, ostentatious stage, which most burgeoning destinations... Read More
Finca Cortesin
Casares, Andalucia, Spain
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Southern Spain is blessed with an array of natural gifts: not just sun, sand and surf, but a climate and a landscape that are ideal for the game of golf. And while golf resorts the world over are a conservative lot, Spanish hotels have been quicker than most to modernize — beneath its traditional... Read More
Finca Son Gener
Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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When it’s summertime and Spain is calling there’s no end of options. More than a few of us prefer to leave the Costa del Sol to the tourists and Ibiza to the clubbers, and set out for Mallorca — either Palma, the capital city, or something a bit on the quiet side, like the pastoral Finca Son Gener... Read More
First Hotel Grims Grenka
Oslo, Norway
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It’s a puzzling irony: the sort of modern, minimalist design that’s so often described as Scandinavian is actually quite rare in real live Scandinavian hotels. There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part they’re a conservative lot. That’s about to change, though, if the opening of the... Read More
First Hotel Twentyseven
Copenhagen, Denmark
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For all Denmark’s design prowess, it’s not always the easiest thing to find a hotel that makes the most of this heritage — the high end particularly is crowded with hotels that are very much stuck in the 19th century. Not so with the Hotel Twentyseven; this place is not just Danish Modernist but... Read More
Five Seas Hotel Cannes
Cannes, French Riviera, France
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For all the Riviera’s fame as a holiday destination, the boutique hotel revolution was a long time coming. Maybe it’s because the archetypal Cannes experience has always been about old-fashioned white-marble luxury. These days, however, the big old palaces are no longer the only game in town... Read More
Flemings Mayfair
London, UK
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Let’s be clear right at the outset that the neighborhood in which Flemings Mayfair makes its home is the classic Mayfair, the accessible Mayfair, the down-to-earth Mayfair — not the chilly neighborhood whose streets seem to be populated exclusively by German-made saloons and their military-trained... Read More
Flushing Meadows
München, Germany
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Most boutique hotels at least try to appeal to a creative crowd — the problem is that they’re not always tuned in to what it is that creative people want from a hotel. The Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar suffers from no such confusion. Its owners and designers are architects, bar owners, artists... Read More
Follonico Suite B&B
Torrita di Siena, Italy
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Although the Tuscan farmhouse that owners Suzanne Simons and Fabio Firli have converted into this four-room bed-and-breakfast dates back to the ninth century, any residual medieval gloom has long since been excised, making room for contemporary minimalist décor and spacious rooms awash in natural... Read More
Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa
San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy
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You know you’ve hit the big time when Galileo Galilei is your children’s science tutor. Only the fabulously wealthy and influential Medici family could pull it off — they also commissioned Florence’s Pitti Palace and produced three popes, a duke, and a couple of queens. They didn’t go halfway when... Read More
Forte De Sao Joao Da Barra
Tavira, Portugal
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The Algarve, a sun-drenched landscape laced with nameless country roads that lead from quaint fishing villages to historic hill towns, is nothing if not fantastically rustic. Not that many visitors realize it: many European tourists arrive here on cruise ships, only glimpsing the yachts bobbing in... Read More
Forty 1 North
Newport, RI, USA
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Unless you can somehow transport yourself to Jay Gatsby’s world of grand estates and garden parties, Newport, Rhode Island is your best bet for evoking jazz-age elegance. The town is famous for its mansions, lovely to drive by and gawk at, but the urban waterfront is the heart of the Newport... Read More
Four Seasons Denver
Denver, CO, USA
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It’s a fine line the Four Seasons walks. On the one hand, luxury guests expect meticulous service and a laundry list of upscale amenities. But if the experience is too consistent, it risks lapsing into sameness. The Four Seasons challenge has been maintaining its high standards while still managing... Read More
Four Seasons George V
Paris, France
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Paris palace hotels—the Bristol, the Crillon, the Ritz—have always been renowned for their historical significance and their stuffy grandeur. Though it’s not officially a palace, the George V is, in many ways, the most palatial. From the moment it opened off the Champs-Elysées in 1928, it was... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Boston, MA, USA
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Since it opened in 1985, the Four Seasons Boston has been the place for the establishment to drink tea. New as it is, it feels completely part of its blue-blooded home, next to Beacon Hill and overlooking the Boston Public Gardens. From its entrance lined with fountains, to its massive staircase... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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One of the most common complaints about the big luxury chains is that they tend to exhibit a certain sameness of style, no matter the location. But whatever you might say about the Four Seasons Firenze, you certainly can’t get away with saying that. Never mind the museums and the galleries — you... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
Tablet Ten List
Budapest, Hungary
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Four Seasons Gresham Palace? On Roosevelt Square? Names aside, everything else about it is pure home-grown Art Nouveau Budapest romance. It’s in one of the city’s most auspicious locations, just off the Pest side of the Chain Bridge, and the square provides a perfect vantage point for taking in the... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Hampshire, UK
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We all know more or less what a Four Seasons is, and most of us are at least familiar with the basic idea behind an English country house hotel. But put the two together and the result, the Four Seasons Hampshire, is something of a novelty, even, in some circles a controversy; these hotels tend to... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Central Western, Hong Kong
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Come to think of it, it is a little bit hard to believe there hasn’t been a Four Seasons here for almost a decade. But it’s a good thing there wasn’t, because now we get to watch as the venerable luxury chain makes its grand re-entrance into the Hong Kong market. And this truly is an impressive one... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul is a glorious city—marvelous in its architecture, profound in its history, and exciting in its cuisine. And now, at last, there is a proper place to stay and enjoy it all… in a former jail. But what a jail it is. Certainly, our idea of a penitentiary doesn’t include a delicate... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Istanbul, Turkey
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The second Four Seasons in Istanbul is a different animal entirely from its sister in the Sultanahmet district. This one, right by the side of the Bosphorus, is quite a bit farther from the heart of the city’s tourist trade, and closer to the clubs, shops and restaurants where you’ll find the... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia
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When it comes to hotels, we’re all for novelty, and in these pages you’ll find hundreds of listings to prove it. But there’s also something to be said for consistency. You’re talking about the fulfillment of basic needs, after all, things like food and sleep — not areas where we always feel like... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Only in a city like Vegas could the Four Seasons' trademark elegance seem new and daring. Everyone's talking about the Vegas Renaissance. Yes, you can still get comped rooms, a six-dollar all-you-can-eat steak buffet (iceberg lettuce and Jell-O included) and sell your soul to the slots—but that's... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Macao
Macau, China
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If the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip looks a bit like something straight out of Monte Carlo, the resemblance is not entirely accidental — the Cotai Strip is Macau’s answer to Monte Carlo, or perhaps Las Vegas. From the exterior this Four Seasons is perhaps more Vegas than French Riviera... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Milano
Milan, Italy
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Though it’s got plenty of competition, a considerable subset of our readers will likely find the Four Seasons to be hands down the finest hotel in Milan. The handiest reason is simply that the location dovetails nicely with what many consider to be the main reason to visit Milan: it’s right in the... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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In some towns the Four Seasons is among the most conservative luxury hotels in town. But in Mumbai, and in India in general, it would take some doing to out-classic some of the grand old palace hotels. Here the new Four Seasons is all contemporary: from the gleaming glass facade of the Four Seasons... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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The Four Seasons in Philadelphia is everything that you’d expect from a grand-dame hotel in a picturesque city center. Two bellhops to help you out of your car, a carved granite facade, a rose marble lobby with flowers, flowers, flowers, and rooms—in true blue-blooded Philadelphia... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi
Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo is the kind of place where they can just simply decide to build, from scratch, a brand-new commercial and financial district. Turn your back for a year or two and the next time you turn around there’s Marunouchi, tucked in alongside the Imperial Palace, right next to the Ginza. High-flying... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C.
Washington, DC, USA
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In most cities — and this is no criticism — the local Four Seasons firmly occupies the staid and conservative end of the market. In a town that’s as naturally staid and conservative as Washington D.C., that puts the Four Seasons pretty close to the top of the heap. Its intended audience of... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
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The south coast of Bali is anything but a well-kept secret. It’s one of the world’s most storied holiday destinations, and is home to no end of hotels and resorts.You’d be hard pressed to take notice of any of this, though, from the grounds of the sublime Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay. Decades old... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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Time was, travel to Bali was all about surf and sand, a classic beach-front island paradise. Lately, though, the savvy and crowd-shy travelers have set their sights on Ubud, the artist’s colony in the island’s central hills. This departure from habit, presumably, dictated that the Four Seasons at... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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When most of us think of Costa Rica we immediately think of some little eco-lodge deep in the jungle — but the idea of a high-end luxury resort, like the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, is less strange than it sounds... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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With all the action happening on the beaches of Oahu and Maui and in the deep forests of Kauai, it’s easy to overlook the Big Island. And perverse as it may be to claim that any part of Hawaii qualifies as a well-kept secret, it’s nevertheless true that the island of Hawaii, for all its natural... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Teton Village, WY, USA
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Somehow, at this late date, Jackson Hole remains more or less exactly what the name sounds like: for all the fame, at heart it’s still a rough-edged Rocky Mountain hideaway. Its rugged beauty is still very much intact, but a little bit of the rough has been smoothed away — today it’s a place where... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele
Lanai City, HI, USA
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The Four Seasons Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele doesn’t feel particularly tropical. For one thing, the majority of the guests are fully dressed—for horseback riding, tennis or golf. Surrounding you are evergreens—no palm trees—and rolling green lawns. Inside is done in English country house style... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Langkawi, Malaysia
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It feels a long way indeed from the massive urban center of Kuala Lumpur. Yet this is the same Malaysia: Langkawi is an archipelago of some 99 islands on the Andaman Sea side of the Malay peninsula, as close to the southern edge of Thailand as it is to the Malaysian mainland. Which should give you... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Maui, HI, USA
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To a fashion-obsessed travel press, always in search of the next big thing, it’s probably a bit too obvious. But from a traveler’s point of view, the idea of a Four Seasons on the Hawaiian island of Maui has everything to recommend it... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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In most of Phoenix, including much of Scottsdale, the high-desert landscape is a remote abstraction. Not so at the Four Seasons. The location, at the fringe of this sprawling urban area, backs right up against a national forest, which provides the resort with a wild mountain backdrop... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Mahe, Seychelles
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Maybe you were expecting a Belle Epoque palace in white marble. Suffice it to say that this is like nothing we’ve seen from Four Seasons. Villas are perched like treehouses on a lush, wild hillside a few hundred feet above a baby-powder white sand beach. Interiors are as elegant as you’d expect... Read More
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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In the age of cheap and easy jet travel Santa Barbara is too often overlooked. Fifty years ago the Biltmore played host to all manner of Hollywood royalty. These days not only are the royalty more or less extinct, but their heirs could be in Mexico or the Caribbean in the time it takes to drive... Read More
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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The Canadian Rockies are famously wild and untamed. But that doesn’t mean its hotels have to be. In fact, there’s an opportunity there for the sort of inspiring contrast that some of the best hotels are made of. Take a vibrant and relatively unpretentious British Columbia ski town and add a... Read More
Four Seasons Vail
Vail, CO, USA
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When the Four Seasons Vail opened its doors, the greatest surprise was the fact that it hadn’t been there all along. So perfect a summation is it of this upscale Colorado ski town that it’s fair to say now that it’s here, Vail is just as it was before, only more so... Read More
Freehand Miami
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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We don’t tend to place an enormous amount of importance on fine linguistic distinctions. Why get caught up in arguing about whether Freehand Miami is a luxury hostel or a back-to-basics boutique hotel when you could be out there enjoying the place instead? It’s probably enough simply to mention... Read More
Fregate Island Private Reserve
Fregate Island, Seychelles
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There’s a time and a place for urban luxury, for penthouse-suite opulence. But faced with the choice many of us would gladly opt for a far-flung desert-island disappearing act. To that end there’s hardly anywhere as far-flung as the Seychelles, the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago. And if you had to... Read More
Fresh Hotel
Athens, Greece
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Just when we were beginning to worry that “design” had become a synonym for “monochrome,” along comes a place like Athens’ Fresh Hotel, a place that’s bursting with color. And by color we don’t mean muted earth tones, or burgundy and brown leather — think, instead, of a palette that’s not found in... Read More
Fuchun Resort Hangzhou
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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If it looks as pretty as a picture, it’s no coincidence; the Fuchun Resort just outside of Hangzhou was in fact inspired by a classic of Chinese landscape painting, the fourteenth-century “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains.” Here just 150 miles from the urban enormity of Shanghai is a secluded rural... Read More
Fundu Lagoon
Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Though it may sound perverse, there are some novelty-seekers and civilization-dodgers who find Zanzibar to be a bit too close to the beaten path. Lucky for them, there’s Pemba island, fifty kilometers to Zanzibar’s north. This is a place, like Zanzibar, largely known for the spice trade, a history... Read More
Fusion Maia Resort
Da Nang, Vietnam
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As Da Nang jumps with both feet into the tourism market, this joint deserves extra points for restraint and composure. Glossy resort options are popping up all over the place and Fusion Maia, by contrast, remains always on the side of good taste, with its sexy, clean lines and unobtrusive, gabled... Read More
G Boutique Hotel
Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza, about 40 miles west of Venice, is home to enough Palladian villas, ancient bridges and grand basilicas to make one imagine the Renaissance was less about culture than simply construction. So it’s no surprise that the G Boutique Hotel, in the center of town, is housed in a former palazzo... Read More
G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh (Formerly Hotel Missoni)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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We’ve seen fashion hotels before. In some ways the parallel between fashion design and hotel design seems apt — if an outfit is a temporary personality, then a hotel is a temporary lifestyle, and there’s an element of fantasy to both. If there’s anything really unusual about the fashion-forward G&V... Read More
Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Ecuador
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This is what the movie business calls “high-concept” — a hotel based on an extraordinary idea, where the name tells you more or less everything you need to know about the place. Galápagos Safari Camp brings the tented luxury camps familiar across southern Africa to the Americas, and allowing for... Read More
Gale South Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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An Art Deco hotel on Collins Avenue that promises retro glamor, a killer cocktail bar and a rooftop swimming pool ringed by beautiful, evenly sun-tanned people? It’s crazy, but it just might work. It’s true that the Gale isn’t exactly turning South Beach hospitality on its ear — then again, there’s... Read More
Galery69
Tablet Ten List
Stawiguda, Warmian-Masurian, Poland
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Some hotels, even some very fine ones, exist mostly for economic reasons — maybe New York’s luxury hotels were full to bursting, or Berlin’s boutique supply was running thin. But the best of them are often motivated by something else entirely. It would be a stretch to claim that northern Poland’s... Read More
Galle Face Hotel
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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It’s not for everyone, but if you value atmosphere and history above all else, the Galle Face Hotel is your place in Colombo. This Colonial-era hotel has been at the heart of the city’s social and cultural life for the better part of two centuries, hosting too many earls and presidents and princes... Read More
Galleria Park
San Francisco, CA, USA
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At this point, if you’re going to be spending any time in California, you’re going to get acquainted with Joie de Vivre. And it just so happens that what is, in 2014, their newest hotel, the Galleria Park Hotel, also happens to be their most historic. On this site, up until the great earthquake and... Read More
Gallery Hotel Art
Florence, Italy
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Don't be put off by the concrete exterior, which unlike most Florentine buildings is contemporary, and of no architectural distinction. It's the stuff inside this Salvatore Ferragamo hotel that's the key. High couture meets maximum efficiency. Art meets the commercial world of the hospitality... Read More
Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort & Spa
Deutschnofen, Südtirol, Italy
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You might be forgiven for thinking this was somewhere other than Italy. Here, near Bolzano, where the place names are in German and the architecture is pure Alpine, is where you’ll find Ganischgerhof — again, not the most stereotypically Italian name you could think of. It’s enough to make other... Read More
Gansevoort Park Hotel
New York City, NY, USA
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If you’d said a few years ago that one of the cornerstones of the Meatpacking District nightlife and hospitality scene was going to pick Murray Hill for a sequel, most of us would have scoffed. That may be why most of us aren’t successful real-estate developers. Some people, though, were savvy... Read More
Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
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Though it loses something in translation, Gastwerk is a pun on the building’s original function—a gaswerk, or gasworks—and on its new one, that of a ‘guest works,’ or a hotel. This is a textbook reclamation of a decaying heavy industrial site, a trend that takes Americans’ appetite for loft living... Read More
Gateway Canyons Resort
Gateway, CO, USA
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Colorado is a big place. (Maybe not Texas big, but bear with us.) From Gateway Canyons you won’t be making quick day trips to the major ski resorts, and still less will you be popping in on Denver to see what’s new. And that’s more or less entirely the point. Here in canyon country you’re... Read More
Gayana Eco Resort
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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Take a twenty-minute boat ride from Malaysian Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu and you’ll find Gayana Eco Resort fringing a small cape on Gaya Island’s northern coastline. With its thatch-roofed villas and sprawling decks, the Gayana is wholly faithful to the over-water genre, on equal footing with its... Read More
Geejam
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Geejam has always made the most of its music-business connections, for good reason — without reggae, Jamaica just wouldn’t be the same, and the hotel might never have existed at all. This place was actually a recording studio first, where the likes of Gorillaz and Björk went away to focus on their... Read More
Georges Blanc
Vonnas, Bresse, France
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In the sleepy Bressan village of Vonnas, alongside a gentle river flowing through fields of wildflowers, is one of the finest restaurants in France, accompanied by a charming country inn. Georges Blanc may be one of the country’s most celebrated chefs, and his three-star restaurant may be the main... Read More
Georges Hotel Galata
Istanbul, Turkey
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To a first-timer, the great surprise about Istanbul is how urbane, how sophisticated, how cosmopolitan a city it is. For every potentially exotic ancient landmark or Ottoman flourish there’s something like the Georges Hotel to balance it out. This stylishly refurbished guest house in the bustling... Read More
Gerbermühle
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Some of the best contemporary-design hotels are renovations of existing buildings. But few start with structures as storied as Frankfurt’s Gerbermühle. This 16th-century flour mill had a second or third life as a local businessman’s summer house, where Goethe met his Marianne — and now it begins a... Read More
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus
Istanbul, Turkey
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To call it the Istanbul equivalent of Times Square isn’t quite right, but it gets the general idea across — this is the city’s main crossroads, the heart of the city’s transit network, and both a commercial and a cultural center. More to the point, it’s adjacent to the famous Gezi Park, and a... Read More
Gigli d'Oro Suite
Rome, Italy
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In Rome, perhaps more than anywhere else, an added measure of privacy and seclusion is probably the dearest luxury. In this location just off the Piazza Navona, in a neighborhood which is, even by Roman standards, particularly picturesque and history-steeped, there’s every risk of a hotel becoming... Read More
Gild Hall
New York City, NY, USA
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Whether it’s an advantage or a disadvantage is somewhat in the eye of the guest, but one thing’s for sure: the most notable feature of Thompson Hotels’ new Gild Hall is its location. Just a few hundred yards from Wall Street, this is deep in the heart of the financial district, a place that not too... Read More
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Male Atoll, Maldives
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On one level, trying to discern the differences between the upscale Maldives island resorts feels like an exercise in hair-splitting. Baby-powder white-sand beaches, the gently lapping turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and thatched-roof bungalows stuffed to the rafters with sleek high-end... Read More
Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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It’s a case of good things coming to those who wait. This gorgeous red brick Victorian hotel had its heyday during the era of the trans-Canada railway, and while it fell into disuse for a while, the rebirth of Queen Street West means this site is suddenly in great demand. Fortunately it fell into... Read More
Golden Apple Boutique Hotel
Moscow, Russia
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Time was, visitors to Moscow, however accustomed they were in Europe or North America to staying in small and stylish boutiques, were more or less out of luck. There were always the massive and impossibly opulent grand hotels, which are impressive in their own right, as nobody else has a feel for... Read More
Golden Rock Inn Nevis
Nevis, St. Kitts & Nevis
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“Gingerland, Nevis.” That’s Golden Rock’s address in its entirety. If you're looking for a certain low-tech, low-fuss form of tropical seclusion, an address that simple is a pretty auspicious sign. Set on a hundred acres of jungle hills rising above the Caribbean, Golden Rock is not so much an inn... Read More
Goldeneye
St. Mary, Jamaica
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It’s a whole different side of Jamaica. Goldeneye was Ian Fleming’s estate on the island’s north coast, just down the road from Noël Coward’s place, and the desk in the flagship Fleming Villa is where he sat down to write all fourteen of his James Bond novels. It’s still as casual and low-key as... Read More
Goldman 25hours Hotel
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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As they expand across Germany, one thing the 25hours group can’t be accused of doing is repeating themselves. The Hamburg version looks like it’s from space, and the other Frankfurt outpost is a partnership with Levi’s, and is decorated accordingly. This one, in Frankfurt’s east end, was created by... Read More
GombitHotel
Bergamo, Italy
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We could all learn a trick or two from Italy when it comes to integrating modern design into ancient and historic environs. Bergamo, in northern Lombardy, is perhaps typically Italian in that it’s oriented around a central old town, whose stone structures are six, seven, eight centuries old. And... Read More
Gora-Kadan
Hakone-machi, Kanagawa, Japan
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Eighty-five minutes outside of New York and you could still be in North Jersey, or partway across Long Island; eighty-five minutes from central London and you’re lucky (in a manner of speaking) to be in Luton. But somehow, just eighty-five minutes outside Tokyo you could be at Gora-Kadan, a... Read More
Gorki Apartments
Berlin, Germany
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Put simply, it’s the sort of hotel we’ve been wanting to see from Berlin for a while. (It’s a tough business; we know these things take time.) Built in a 19th-century residential building in Mitte, the district that’s still right in the mitte of everything that matters in Berlin, the charmingly... Read More
Gosho Bessho
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
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It’s tempting to call Gosho Bessho, a tranquil ten-room hotel in the foothills of the Rokko mountain range, a ryokan. After all, it’s a rural oasis from the nearby cities of Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto; it’s a small-scale property whose low-slung buildings are characterized by overhanging roofs and... Read More
Gosoku no Kutsu
Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto, Japan
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Japan’s ryokans offer one of the most unique hospitality experiences available anywhere in the world, and for that they’re quite rightly sought after. But the genre in its most historically correct form can, for an outsider, present obstacles. For anyone who’s not yet ready for total immersion in... Read More
Grace Beijing
Beijing, China
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Overall the story of Beijing’s recent development is one of practicality over aesthetics. One place that’s not entirely true is the 798 Art Zone, the designated arts district — think of it as something a little like New York’s SoHo, except a little more spread-out, a little more organized, and... Read More
Grace Cafayate
Cafayate, Argentina
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We’re still scratching our heads as to why Argentina’s northern province of Salta isn’t more famous than it is. With its effortless wine-country elegance, the dramatic snow-capped peaks of the Andes serving as a backdrop, and a low-key capital city that drips with colonial charm, it just seems like... Read More
Grace Mykonos
Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece
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It’s hard not to come to Greece with a picture already in mind, whether it’s one derived from the Homeric epics or from yogurt commercials. The question is whether the reality can live up to the fantasy. Grace Mykonos presents a refined, almost utopian vision of island life, all clean white edges... Read More
Grace Santorini
Tablet Ten List
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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When it comes to architecture and interior design, there was only ever a hair’s breadth between the Cycladic tradition and the modern minimalist boutique hotel. Both revel in absence of ornament, in geometric lines and vast expanses of white. And in Grace Santorini the two idioms are brought... Read More
Gramercy Park Hotel
New York City, NY, USA
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You can call the Gramercy Park Hotel a “hip hotel” if you want to — it’s just that these days hip means something very different from what it used to. Nowadays interiors as cold and white as upholstered ice are commonplace, and a hotel just isn’t a proper boutique unless its lobby is overflowing... Read More
Gran Hotel La Florida
Barcelona, Spain
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Gran Hotel La Florida is a unique place, a bit of an oddity; it is equal parts city boutique and luxury resort, located on a hilltop just outside of Barcelona. The view is stunning, overlooking the city, and beyond, the Mediterranean, and the location is secluded, a thousand feet above the city... Read More
Gran Hotel Nagari Boutique & Spa
Vigo, Galicia, Spain
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In a region experiencing a hard-won renaissance after decades of hardship, Vigo’s Gran Hotel Nagari is a welcome surprise — a modern hotel with all the frills promised by the five imposing stars above its entrance. The hotel’s setting is likewise emblematic of the changing face of Galicia’s... Read More
Gran Hotel Son Net
Puigpunyent, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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Though this grand hilltop manor house dates back to 1672, it has only been a hotel since 1998 — a fact that will not surprise anyone who has stayed here. The feeling is less like a hotel stay and more like a visit to a friend's country estate; though obviously this friend has near-unlimited... Read More
Gran Meliá Rome
Rome, Italy
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Given the sheer size of the Gran Meliá Rome, a hotel whose gardens and lawns and imposing façades are impressively out of scale with its mere 116 rooms, it’s remarkable that it occupies such prime real estate. Put it this way: the Pope is practically a neighbor. More specifically, it sits on a hill... Read More
Granada Hotel & Bistro
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
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Lying, as it does, roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo is, as a destination, occasionally somewhat overlooked. This isn’t a criticism, of course — most of the best places fly a little bit under the radar, which is how they manage to remain affordable, available... Read More
Granados 83
Barcelona, Spain
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Staying on La Rambla may ensure proximity to Barcelona’s waterfront, but at a price: the ubiquity of the tourist-trap tapas bars and fluorescent-lit souvenir shops quickly begins to detract from the charm of the old pedestrian streets. A ten-minute stroll (or five-euro cab ride) away in a quieter... Read More
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
Sorrento, Campania, Italy
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It says something about the absurdly high standards of Italy as a travel destination that Sorrento is often in danger of being somewhat overlooked. But with the Amalfi Coast just around the corner, and Capri just a hydrofoil hop away, that’s exactly what it is. Which is insane, because a view over... Read More
Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi
Bormio, Italy
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Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Spacious, cool and clutter-free, the Grand Hotel Central melds the scale and efficiency of a business hotel with the textures and colors of a city-center boutique hotel. The minimalist-chic design looks immediately familiar, immaculately clean and gracefully illuminated, but is confidently handled... Read More
Grand Hotel Continental
Siena, Italy
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Siena is, on the one hand, a time machine, a meticulously preserved medieval city, known for its artworks and architecture, and ever-popular with travelers of all nationalities. But people live here too; and alongside its medieval fortifications and Renaissance palazzos is a thriving boutique and... Read More
Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
Amalfi, Italy
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More and more often, as boutique hotels are made from ancient convents and monasteries in Europe’s most photogenic places, it becomes apparent that the monks and the nuns had it pretty good. Sure, there’s the chastity and the poverty to get used to, but if the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is any... Read More
Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa
Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
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If you were measuring strictly by the number of quality hotels, you might conclude that the city of Bordeaux is little more than a backwater. For a city of a million, it’s a bit short on noteworthy hospitality experiences — which is why the re-opening of the city-center Grand Hôtel, just across... Read More
Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France
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Corsica may be best known, at least to the English-speaking world, as Napoleon’s birthplace, if it is known at all—actually, many UK citizens polled couldn’t find it on a map, and Americans seem to think it’s a sporty yet unreliable budget sedan. Their loss is your gain, though; savvy travelers... Read More
Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera, France
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The Cote d’Azur positively teems with the rich and famous, and groans under the weight of serious amounts of cash. Those wishing to mingle with the beautiful people will no doubt find the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat to be isolated perfection; however it’s clearly not for those traveling on a strict... Read More
Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal Paris
Paris, France
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Sometimes the name pretty much says it all. On one level that’s true of the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, which isn’t shy about pointing out that it’s the only luxury hotel near the Palais Royal — in fact it overlooks the royal gardens, and is thus mere yards from the Louvre and the Tuileries as... Read More
Grand Hotel et de Milan
Milan, Italy
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Milan may be the most fashion-forward city in Italy, the couture capital, and the center of industrial progress as well—but this is still Italy, after all, and there’s always room for a little bit of ancient history. Nothing industrial or futuristic about it: the Grand Hotel et de Milan is every... Read More
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Sorrento, Campania, Italy
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The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria benefits from a phenomenal location, right in the heart of Sorrento, high on a cliff overlooking the harbor and separated from the bustling Piazza Tasso by orange groves and acres of parkland. The hotel itself comprises three separate villas, all built between... Read More
Grand Hotel Heiligendamm
Heiligendamm, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
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It’s not exactly tropical, but the Baltic is a sea all the same, and for the German aristocrats of the nineteenth century, Heiligendamm was the equivalent of a Cannes or a St. Tropez. In the intervening decades this paradise by the Baltic was rather overtaken by events; now, after a massive... Read More
Grand Hotel Imperiale
Forte dei Marmi, Italy
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The town of Forte dei Marmi sits along a gorgeous stretch of Tuscan coastline, so it’s reasonable to expect a luxury hotel that owns a private slice of that beach to be somewhat beachy and sun-drenched in aspect. Grand Hotel Imperiale’s setting in the center of a decidedly non-sandy pinewood, 200... Read More
Grand Hotel Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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The coastal provincialists may approach it with skepticism, but the Grand Hotel Minneapolis is grand indeed, just like its underrated upper-midwest hometown. The décor is old-fashioned in the best sense of the word, not dusty or dated, but full of sumptuous, classic materials — marble bathrooms... Read More
Grand Hotel Miramare
Santa Margherita Ligure, Genoa, Italy
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Portofino is magical enough, but it’s not the only destination on the Italian Riviera. Just next door is Santa Margherita Ligure, which, as classic seaside towns go, is scarcely less picturesque. And it’s got hotels to rival some of the best in Portofino; most notable among them, standing over the... Read More
Grand Hotel Parker's
Naples, Campania, Italy
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Naples is probably best known for its thrillingly chaotic urbanity, but the Grand Hotel Parker's belongs to another side of the city — the side exemplified by the graceful curve of the waterfront, the splendid architectural treasures, and the hilly neighborhood slopes, a bit like stadium seating... Read More
Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte
Viareggio, Italy
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Apparently the prince prefers the coast. Though the hotel is called the Principe di Piemonte, it stands on the central promenade in the picturesque little town of Viareggio, on the coast of northern Tuscany. One glance at the building and you know what the place is about, its ornate 1920s façade... Read More
Grand Hotel Quisisana
Capri, Italy
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Since ancient times, Capri has been the place where the world's wealthiest and loveliest go on holiday. And if the town of Capri is where they frolic, then the Quisisana is where they sleep — actors, supermodels, and the entire Agnelli clan, owners of Torino's Fiat industrial group... Read More
Grand Hôtel Roi René
Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
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The Riviera can have the glitz and glamour. Aix-en-Provence is the place to go for a more reserved sort of elegance, and the Grand Hotel Roi René, right on the city-center boulevard of the same name, is a picture-perfect example. The MGallery hotel collection seems to specialize in contemporary... Read More
Grand Hotel Savoia & Spa
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto, Italy
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With a name like the Grand Hotel Savoia, and a guest book containing the signatures of American presidents and British prime ministers, it’d be reasonable to expect a palace of the gilt-and-marble variety, the sort of place where hardly a lick of paint has been added since the Great War. But you’d... Read More
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy
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Midway down the southwestern arm of Italy’s sublime Lake Como is the town of Tremezzo — just one of many spectacular towns by the water, it’s as stunning as any of them, and is home to something rather impressive: the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace... Read More
Grand Hotel Villa Medici
Florence, Italy
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The Grand Villa Medici is possibly the most relaxing hotel in Florence, for two simple reasons: Its slightly out-of-the-way location, and its swimming pool. Florence is lovely, but in the summer, with tourists jamming the streets and aggressively hot temperatures, you may easily reach your limit of... Read More
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
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The Matterhorn is the focus; this imposing, eerie mountain peak, standing upright above the high Alps, is possibly Switzerland's most recognizable icon, and the high mountain town of Zermatt the Alps' classic resort town. The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been here since 1879, and was the favored... Read More
Grand Hyatt Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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It would be easy to mistake this place for a Tokyo hotel, with its Zen-inflected interiors and Japanese-style overflowing tubs, not to mention Helmut Jahn’s sleek and towering Sony Center next door—but this is not Shibuya, but rather Potsdamer Platz, the Wall-era no-man’s-land... Read More
Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez
Cannes, French Riviera, France
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The Art Deco queen of the Croisette has seen some ups and downs throughout the decades since its 1929 opening; but today, after a thorough renovation (and a slight name change), the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez is poised to recapture its place of honor along Cannes’s famed oceanfront... Read More
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Central Western, Hong Kong
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The flagship property of the already quite impressive Grand Hyatt brand is located here, in Hong Kong, with the Convention and Exhibition Center at one side and Victoria Harbor at the other. This makes for an ever so slightly out-of-the-way location—but there’s no mistaking this place for a... Read More
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta is an exotic place, to be sure, and many of its hotels are heavy on showmanship. But Jakarta is also the capital of Indonesia, a vast nation, and an important player in the global economy. As such, it needs a few no-nonsense business hotels, of which the Grand Hyatt is king... Read More
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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India is home to some grand old historic palace hotels, even in Mumbai—but this most modern of cities is booming, and a number of spectacular and utterly modern business hotels have landed in the suburbs, nearer the airport, rather than in crowded and historic South Mumbai... Read More
Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo may be an old city with plenty of historical flavor, but don't expect to find any opulent old-world hotels. Two competing hotel concepts have dominated for the last few years, through the city's boom (and subsequent glut) of construction. There are the ever-fashionable boutique hotels... Read More
Grand Hyatt Seoul
Seoul, Korea
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Those who haven’t traveled in Asia might blanch at the thought of checking in with one of the big Western chains. But they do things a bit differently over there. Anyone who’s seen Lost in Translation can tell you that the Park Hyatt Tokyo, for one, is something more than just your ordinary... Read More
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan
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The Grand Hyatt Taipei is the archetypal Far East megahotel, an enormous palace on a hillside overlooking the city, where even the humblest of its 856 rooms are quite justifiably named Grand Rooms. Intimate and funky it certainly isn’t, but smaller isn’t always better—you haven’t lived until you’ve... Read More
Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
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Loosely speaking, Roppongi Hills is Tokyo's answer to Rockefeller Center — a multi-billion dollar, multi-purpose shopping and dining development. The centerpiece is Mori Tower, with its 53rd-floor modern art museum, but scarcely less iconic is the 387-room Grand Hyatt Tokyo... Read More
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Seoul, Korea
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If you’re determined to stay in a fine, funky little boutique hotel, or you’re in the mood to have your mind blown by some outré experiments in interior design, then we regret to inform you that Seoul is not yet ready for you. But if you’re a fan of the classic Asian luxury hotel — if, that is to... Read More
Grand Marina Hotel
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona's new Grand Marina Hotel is easily the city's premier business hotel, very much in the same league as the Park Hyatts of the world, though in a distinctly bright and summery Spanish style. The twist here is the location — the hotel occupies the western quadrant of the World Trade Center... Read More
Grande Colonial La Jolla
La Jolla, CA, USA
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It’s been a local fixture since 1913, back when the hotelier who built the place still had to be a little starry-eyed to believe that a grand European-style hotel could survive in a humble seaside hamlet like La Jolla. Today, of course, La Jolla is no longer a humble seaside hamlet, the charms of... Read More
Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Though the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is perhaps not the most conveniently located hotel for doing business in Köln, there’s more to life than convenience alone. This three-hundred-year-old Baroque castle, on a hilltop in Bensberg, twelve kilometers from the city center, is close enough... Read More
Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & Spa
Andorra
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Let this be a lesson to anyone who organizes their travel searches by country. When you’re looking for a ski getaway, be sure and throw in a search for Andorra, or else risk missing out on at least one extraordinary small hotel. Hotel Grau Roig is located in the town of the same name, in the... Read More
Great John Street Hotel
Manchester, England, UK
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Theories both plausible and implausible abound, from the flurry of reconstruction in the aftermath of the 1996 IRA bombing to some sort of trickle-down effect associated with City and United footballers and their spendy wives. But whatever the cause, there’s no disputing the effect... Read More
Gregans Castle Hotel
Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland
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Far from the grim stone fortress conjured by the name, Gregans Castle turns out to be something quite a bit more refined and urbane: not a castle at all, it’s a 250-year-old manor house, lovingly maintained, thoroughly renovated, and reopened as a charming and elegant country house hotel, the sort... Read More
Greulich Design and Lifestyle Hotel
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich may still mostly be known as a banking capital, a grown-up town, long on old money and short on youthful exuberance. When you’re talking about Zurich West, however, none of the old stereotypes apply. Here, and in the neighboring Langstrasse (the city’s former vice district), you’ll find more... Read More
Grotta Giusti Resort Golf & Spa
Monsummano Terme, Italy
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We’re often partial to cutting-edge design around here, it’s true — but a hotel like this one, in the postcard-perfect Italian countryside, proves that the classics never go out of style. Here, in inland northern Tuscany, roughly between Florence and Lucca, stands the... Read More
H10 Catalunya Plaza
Barcelona, Spain
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Some hotels make statements, some push the boundaries of architecture or engineering or aesthetics, some invite you to live for a few days like a Ferragamo or a maharaja — and some, like Barcelona’s H10 Catalunya Plaza, are just good hotels. It starts with a polestar-central location right on... Read More
H10 Metropolitan
Barcelona, Spain
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If you can get to Barcelona’s central Catalunya rail and metro stations, you can get to the H10 Metropolitan Barcelona. Just be sure you’re not dragging your luggage into one of the other H10 hotels near the train station. There are three, after all, on two blocks, and nearly a dozen in the city at... Read More
H10 Urquinaona Plaza
Barcelona, Spain
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For Spain’s H10 group, a good hotel is not the result of some strange or secret hospitality formula; it’s all in the execution. And H10 Urquinaona Plaza, an elegant 19th-century building given a thoroughly modern retrofit, is nothing if not well executed. Guest rooms exude a stylish simplicity, all... Read More
H15 Boutique
Warsaw, Poland
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If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years it’s that time spent anointing the “next Prague” or the “new Berlin” is time wasted. So we’ll leave it at this: if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get yourself to Warsaw. Like a few other Eastern European capitals we could name, it evolved... Read More
h2hotel
Healdsburg, CA, USA
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Just three or four decades on from the beginning of the great Northern California wine boom, and already the wine country, in places, is beginning to look dated. Italian and French architecture made sense in the early years, when the wineries of the Napa and Sonoma valleys were still striving to be... Read More
Hacienda El Santuario Centro
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Far from the heavily developed tourist centers of Mexico’s coastal towns, San Miguel de Allende is a city synonymous with laid-back relaxation. Nestled among the picturesque Bajio Mountains, it’s the perfect setting for an unassuming, historically inclined boutique like the Hacienda El Santuario... Read More
Hacienda Sepulveda & SPA
Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico
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Hacienda Sepulveda is a country estate located just outside the small central Mexican city of Lagos de Moreno. Originally a 17th-century ranch, the property has been transformed by the Serrano family — owners for three generations and counting — into a rural boutique hotel that retains much of the... Read More
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa
Valverdon-Salamanca, Spain
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Celebrity guests come and go — plenty of hotels, after all, have had a pop star or a politico muss up their sheets at one time or another — but it says something about Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa that the name they’re proudest to drop is that of Christopher Columbus, who paid a visit to this... Read More
Hacienda Zuleta
Imbabura, Ecuador
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It’s the holy grail for travelers in Latin America — a bona fide hacienda with sweeping views of the Andes, traditional homemade cuisine, access to the day-to-day happenings of a working ranch all around. In short, a getaway that offers real access into the local culture, rather than costumed... Read More
Halekulani
Honolulu, HI, Hawaii, USA
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At 453 rooms it’s not small. But once you’ve settled on Waikiki Beach as a destination it’s clear that you’ve decided to forget about secondary concerns like secrecy, exclusivity, hipness, and the like, and simply focus on pleasure. And at that point you could do a whole lot worse than Halekulani... Read More
Ham Yard Hotel
Tablet Ten List
London, UK
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At the time of this writing, the Ham Yard Hotel isn’t just the latest Firmdale hotel, it’s also the greatest. Whether it’s the best of them is a matter of taste, but there’s no denying it’s the biggest project our favorite London luxury boutique concern has yet undertaken, a ground-up redevelopment... Read More
Hamadryade Lodge
Misahualli, Napo, Ecuador
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Like the mythological wood nymph who lends her name to this remarkable Amazonian eco-resort, Hamadryade Lodge is inextricably tied to its surroundings. Owners Melanie and Sebastian Cazaudehore were determined to help revitalize their 64-hectare property overlooking the Napo River, scarred from the... Read More
Hanging Gardens Ubud
Payangan, Bali, Indonesia
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Though a long way from Babylon, the Hanging Gardens Ubud might just be worthy of sharing a name with one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Consider the situation: a half hour outside of Ubud, Bali’s inland attraction, it clings to the edge of the densely forested valley, a situation so... Read More
Hansar Hotel Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Luxury hotel designers in southeast Asia have a thing for imposing towers. From a basic architectural standpoint, Hansar Hotel Bangkok is no different, looming over a tony section of Rajdamri Road. But taking into account the comparatively low-slung glass-and-steel frontispiece, it’s clear that... Read More
Hansar Samui Resort and Spa
Koh Samui, Thailand
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We’ll spare you the spiel about Koh Samui’s unchecked development, and simply point out that Bophut Bay bucks this trend with a charming fisherman’s village, a few seaside bars and restaurants, and little in the way of commercialization. On this relatively unspoiled section of the island sits... Read More
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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For a view, you could certainly do a lot worse: every one of the Harbour Rocks Hotel’s fifty-nine rooms and suites looks out at either the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the famous opera house. Then again, what’s inside the hotel isn’t exactly hard on the eyes, either. The building is nearly a century... Read More
HarbourView Inn
Charleston, SC, USA
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Despite the name, it’s not really about the view. The Harbourview’s location at the heart of Charleston’s exceedingly picturesque historic district is the key to its appeal, and the fact that you can see the harbor from most of the hotel’s spaces — the atrium, the roof terrace, many of the rooms... Read More
Hard Days Night Hotel
Liverpool, England, UK
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It could have gone so wrong. In less capable hands a Beatles-themed hotel, right around the corner from the Cavern Club, could easily have resulted in a nightmare of kitsch. But the Hard Days Night, against the odds, doesn’t try to coast on theme alone — were it not for the portraits and the... Read More
Haymarket Hotel
Tablet Ten List
London, England, UK
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Haymarket Hotel is among the younger hotels in the Firmdale group — or shall we call it a family? We’re disposed to think of Number Sixteen, the Knightsbridge, Soho Hotel and all the rest of the group's other London hotels as instant classics: luxury-hotel values on a boutique-hotel scale, with a... Read More
Hazlitt’s
London, England, UK
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Tucked away off Soho Square lies a discreet little townhouse hotel called Hazlitt’s. Named for William Hazlitt, the essayist and Napoleon biographer who lived and died here in the early 19th century, the hotel has held on to its literary theme, and is today a favorite among writers and publishers... Read More
Heidelberg Suites
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Germany’s urban centers are magnets for hospitality experiments, for cutting-edge art and design. Heidelberg, by contrast, is a trip back in time. This is the Oxford of Germany, if you like, and the university, the churches, and Heidelberg Castle are exemplars of a long-ago Germany that’s... Read More
Helvetia & Bristol Hotel
Florence, Italy
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On the outside, this building—despite having been built in the 19th century—blends in comfortably with the surrounding architecture, with its white walls, gray stone arches reminiscent of Brunelleschi’s churches. But while the exterior is reminiscent of the Florentine Renaissance, inside is firmly... Read More
Herdade da Matinha Country House & Restaurant
Cercal, Alentejo, Portugal
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In a better world, a tasteful little family-run guest house in the countryside would be commonplace, its hundreds of acres of gentle hills and pastures a perfectly natural setting for twenty sunny rooms and a small kitchen turning out farm-fresh meals. But spend enough time chasing this sort of... Read More
Heritage Avenida Liberdade
Lisbon, Portugal
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The sunset-blue facade of the Heritage hotel is the only original remnant of this 18th-century palace on Lisbon’s Avenida Liberdade; the interiors are unrecognizable, pure contemporary luxury, courtesy of the designer Miguel Câncio Martins, perhaps best known for the interiors of the Buddha Bar in... Read More
Heritage Suites Hotel
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Being the closest city to Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument, has turned the Cambodian provincial capital of Siem Reap into a boomtown of sorts. These days, the city is bursting at the seams with accommodations that range from backpacker hostels to magnificent five-star resorts... Read More
Heritance Kandalama
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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At the moment it seems the global travel industry has its sights set on Sri Lanka, and why not? The splendid climate, lush landscapes and pristine beaches make it a natural choice, now that the political situation has settled. But the action isn’t only happening down on the coasts. Dambulla, in... Read More
Hermosa Cove Villa Resort & Suites
St. Ann, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Sometimes the numbers tell the story; Hermosa Cove is a nine-villa resort set on twelve acres of Jamaica’s Gold Coast, a secluded little haven of low-key coastal living just five minutes from the center of Ocho Rios. We’ll spare you the square-footage figures. Suffice it to say that the villas are... Read More
Hezen Cave Hotel
Urgup, Cappadocia, Turkey
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Some Western travelers’ mental maps of Turkey look a bit like those ancient world maps with dragons at the edges: there’s Istanbul, and then there’s this great big Asian land mass with a question mark on it. Needless to say, they’re missing out. The otherworldly rock formations of central Turkey... Read More
HHK Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey
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Unless you’re fluent in Turkish, those semi-anonymous initials are doing you a favor. HHK stands for Hayriye hanım Konağı, roughly translatable as the mansion of Lady Hayriye, a name associated with good luck and blessings — and this historic house, built in 1850 and situated on one of the city’s... Read More
Hi Hôtel Eco Spa & Beach
Nice, French Riviera, France
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The term design hotel has found wide currency in recent years, and has devolved into a vague superlative, almost without referent. Today any hotel built after 1900 calls itself a design hotel, as though in opposition to those hotels which were not designed but which assembled themselves, of their... Read More
Hi Matic
Paris, France
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The danger with superstar designers is that they’ll descend into self-parody, what was once a personal vision becoming little more than branding. It’s hard to imagine that happening to Matali Crasset. You’d know simply by the ultra-saturated color palette that Hi Matic bears at least a family... Read More
Hidden Hôtel
Paris, France
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You would think the first rule of establishing a truly hidden hotel would be: Don’t put a sign over the door that says “Hidden Hotel.” But some allowances must be made, we suppose, for the necessity of commerce — and even with that sign over the door, the Hidden Hotel is practically invisible... Read More
Hidden Pond
Kennebunkport, ME, USA
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So steeped in history is seaside New England that you sometimes forget they’re building new hotels too. But in the woods outside of Kennebunkport, that’s exactly what they’ve done — though you wouldn’t know it from a glance around the grounds that Hidden Pond is any less than a century old... Read More
Hiiragiya
Kyoto, Japan
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To a modern Westerner, the idea of “ancient wisdom” — that there could be something that was known in the past, but is now lost — seems like a contradiction. Any good ryokan, however, is proof that the old ways were the best ways, and that they don’t make them like they used to. You can have your... Read More
Hillside Beach Club
Fethiye, Muğla Province, Turkey
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As the charmingly innocent name suggests, Hillside Beach Club is all about fun. There’s no hipper-than-thou attitude or snooty high-design aesthetics, and that’s just fine: even the most cutting-edge interiors would seem fairly inconsequential on this private slice of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast... Read More
Hilton Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
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We know what you're thinking, and you're right — a Hilton hotel had better be something special to be included in our listings. You're right, of course, and we are happy to say that this particular Hilton hotel is indeed something a bit out of the ordinary... Read More
Hinanoza
Hokkaido, Japan
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Even for a ryokan, Hinanoza, in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, is in a tranquil, secluded place. Set on Lake Akan, deep in the old-growth forest of Eastern Hokkaido, the ryokan is within range of no less than four national parks — known for natural features from volcanoes to rugged... Read More
Hob Knob
Edgartown, MA, Martha's Vineyard, USA
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Martha’s Vineyard is the kind of destination that can feel a bit closed off to outsiders. It’s a place that’s perhaps better known for vacation homes and vacation estates than it is for hotels. But there are some gems to be found, among them Hob Knob, a charming 19th-century house in Edgartown... Read More
Hollmann Beletage Design & Boutique Hotel
Vienna, Austria
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When a hotel like the Hollmann Beletage opens, skeptics reach for their calculators. Spacious rooms, high modern style, in the center of old-town Vienna, all at a relatively modest price — it couldn’t possibly add up, could it? Probably best to leave that question to the accountants. However they... Read More
Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps
Tablet Ten List
Manyeleti Reserve, South Africa
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Bordering on South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park is the Manyeleti Game Reserve, encompassing nearly a hundred square miles of wild bush, populated by all manner of game, up to and including the Big Five. It’s home to some humans as well, namely the Mnisi tribe, who own and manage the lands... Read More
Hope Springs Resort
Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA
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Hope Springs references two aspects of classic Californiana at once — on the one hand, the mid-century modernist roadside motel (whose resurgence we just can’t get enough of), and on the other, the natural hot springs that are the hotel’s main attraction. It’s the sort of thing that maybe should go... Read More
Hoshinoya Kyoto
Kyoto, Nishikyo-ku, Japan
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Nothing like stepping off an über-futuristic Japanese bullet train and onto a traditional wooden boat that looks like it’s been plying the still waters of Ōi River for generations. That’s exactly how you access Hoshinoya Kyoto, a peaceful riverside retreat inspired by the concept of a ryokan, a... Read More
Hospederia Convento de La Parra
La Parra, Spain
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This is about as pure an execution of the converted convent hotel-concept as one could ever hope to find. Not that Hospedería Convento de la Parra has any sort of a grudge against earthly pleasures — but if it’s tranquility you’re after, this is it: a hotel made of quiet nooks, literally built for... Read More
Hospes Amerigo
Alicante, Spain
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Another outpost of the Hospes group, a series of five-star boutique hotels across Spain, the Amerigo chooses Alicante as its home. Once a Dominican convent, later an office building and an apartment block, today it’s a bit closer to its original incarnation, offering the sort of creamy-white... Read More
Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Granada, Andalusia, Spain
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Somewhere in the middle ground between history worship and idol-smashing avant-gardism lies a place like the Palacio de los Patos. In frontal view, it’s a 19th-century palace, utterly authentic, marble staircase and all; behind this, though, stands a brand-new modern addition — not the sort of... Read More
Hospes Palacio Del Bailio
Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain
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The Palacio del Baílio is the Córdoba branch of the Hospes franchise, and while the word “Palacio” may put some of us in mind of an old-fashioned grand hotel — like the seaside palaces of Cannes, for example — this is a palace of an entirely different kind. More a mansion than a hotel, it’s equal... Read More
Hospes Palau de la Mar
Valencia, Communidad Valenciana, Spain
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It’s time the world discovered there’s more to Spain than Barcelona and Madrid: Spain’s third city is heating up, with travelers from the UK in particular discovering Valencia in record numbers, and budget airlines scrambling to establish routes from all over Europe... Read More
Hostal de La Gavina
S´Aagaro (Girona), Spain
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Even back in 1932, when it first opened, Hostal de la Gavina must have felt like something of a throwback. Set amidst the sweeping lawns and rocky cliffs of a promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean, it’s a meticulously well-kept world of priceless antiques, elaborate tapestries, fine silks... Read More
Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle
La Celle, France
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Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle is a ten-room Provençal inn owned by one of the great French culinary masters, Alain Ducasse. For some of you, that’s likely all that needs to be said. We can remind you that Ducasse holds some twenty-odd Michelin stars, and point out that the inn adjoins a... Read More
Hotel & Gasthof Rote Wand
Lech am Arlberg, Austria
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Tucked away high in the mountain state of Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost state, is the resort village of Lech am Arlberg, which is that most unusual variety of ski town: it’s actually a proper town, founded not during the 20th-century ski boom but by Swiss migrants during the 14th century. And... Read More
Hotel & Spa Alta Peyra
Saint-Véran, Alps, France
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The basic form of the Alpine lodge was perfected a long time ago, and has scarcely changed a bit. But here, two thousand meters above sea level, on the slopes above the high mountain village of Saint-Véran, Alta Peyra is an honest-to-goodness reinvention of the monolithic mountain lodge. Rather... Read More
Hotel 10
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Fans of contemporary-design boutique hotels are already spoiled for choice in Montreal, but most often they’re confined to the scenic-but-sleepy old quarter. The Hotel 10, by contrast, stands at the top of St. Laurent, what’s essentially the city’s main drag; maybe not where you’d stand to take a... Read More
Hotel 1000
Seattle, WA, USA
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For everything that makes the Pacific Northwest such a vibrant and livable place, there’s a bit of a shortage of style in the upper end of the hotel market. But not to worry — this is an imbalance that is well on its way toward being redressed, thanks in part to the Hotel 1000... Read More
Hotel 12
Bodensdorf, Austria
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The hills are alive with the sound of lush Icelandic vocals layered over chilled-out electronic beats. Despite its bucolic location high up in the Eastern Alps, overlooking the sparkling-blue Lake Ossiach, Hotel 12 is a far cry from the traditional Austrian mountain chalet — there’s a case to be... Read More
Hotel 1898
Barcelona, Spain
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These days when a hotelier is stuck for a name, the safest solution is just to use the street address — it’s mysterious and blank, and avoids unwanted connotations, or any connotations at all. As it turns out, Barcelona’s Hotel 1898 is named not for its address at all, but for the year... Read More
Hotel Adagio
San Francisco, CA, USA
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By some measures, it’s the busiest hotel town in America, but San Francisco has resisted the full-scale boutique-hotel invasion seen in places like New York and Los Angeles. There are, however, quite a few independent hotels looking to change that — and one of the likeliest contenders, in the... Read More
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Berlin, Germany
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The first Hotel Adlon was opened at this site in Berlin Mitte in 1907, and immediately became the city’s most prestigious lodging. Kaiser Wilhelm II was an early and frequent guest, and during the teens and twenties European royals and American industrialists rubbed elbows with Chaplin, Einstein... Read More
Hotel Albergo Villa Marta
Lucca, Italy
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Add another to the rolls of places in Tuscany that seem almost too amazing to be true. Here, a couple of miles outside the ancient walled city of Lucca, you’ll find the Hotel Albergo Villa Marta, a 19th-century hunting lodge lovingly restored by its husband-and-wife owners into an intimate 15-room... Read More
Hotel Alexandra
Copenhagen, Denmark
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The term “design hotel” gets thrown around a lot, but rarely is it applied to a century-old building whose interiors seem to have crystallized sometime around 1955. Copenhagen’s Hotel Alexandra is a time capsule; it’s as if someone fed the pages of a textbook on original mid-century Danish design... Read More
Hotel AM Meer & Spa
Ostseebad Binz, Rügen, Germany
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The resort towns on the northern German island of Rügen present quite a different image of the European beach holiday. Ibiza this is not; it’s a much mellower scene, and a somewhat less crowded one as well. A simple, clean-lined modern hotel like the AM Meer & Spa, set on the beachside pedestrian... Read More
Hotel am Steinplatz
Berlin, Germany
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Opened in 1913, Berlin’s Hotel Am Steinplatz has always had a glamorous reputation, counting Vladimir Nabokov and Brigitte Bardot (separately, unless there’s a great story we don’t know about) among its famous guests. One hundred years later, the Art Nouveau landmark reopened as a boutique hotel... Read More
Hotel Americano
New York City, NY, USA
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Hôtel Americano’s location is one that’ll have more than a few guests checking their maps — some to verify that the Mexico City–based Grupo Habita has indeed set up shop in New York City, and others to check that there is indeed a bit more of Chelsea west of 10th Avenue. It could have been risky on... Read More
Hôtel Amigo
Brussels, Belgium
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Once a jail, later a rather uninspired hotel, today’s refurbished Hotel Amigo (courtesy of Rocco Forte) is one of the best hotels in Brussels, for business or pleasure. The location is central, steps from the scenic Grand Place, in a pedestrian-only historic district, near enough to any number of... Read More
Hotel Angeleno
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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America’s wealth of disused and neglected modernist hotels and motels is a resource we’d like to see put to better use. So the Hotel Angeleno comes as a nice surprise. This cylindrical tower on the West Side was a Holiday Inn, from that middlebrow chain’s Sixties tower period — today, though, after... Read More
Hôtel Angleterre & Résidence
Lausanne, Switzerland
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An offshoot of the adjacent Beau-Rivage Palace, a hotel we’ve described in these pages as “one of the few remaining for the modern aristocrat,” the Angleterre isn’t exactly slumming it either. From the outside, it looks like a classic Swiss resort, all manicured gardens and stone façades, set at... Read More
Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto’s reputation as the historical one might have grown a bit out of hand — first-time visitors, as they step off the bullet train from Tokyo, might be surprised to note that it’s the 21st century here, just like everywhere else. And in Hotel Anteroom, Kyoto has a boutique hotel that’s absolutely... Read More
Hotel Antumalal
Pucon, Araucania, Chile
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Back when much of Patagonia was a lawless no-man’s land and tourists were about as common in the Atacama as thunderstorms, Hotel Antumalal, a countryside retreat at the northern end of Chile’s lake district, was already humming with guests. Time has been kind to the Antumalal. The 1950... Read More
Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps
Rome, Italy
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Sometimes a hotel’s name really tells most of the story. Here’s a hotel located right by the Spanish Steps, tucked discreetly down an alley yet also in the thick of historic Rome, and it’s packed with wildly colorful contemporary artwork — and it’s called Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps. Score one... Read More
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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One hundred yards from the Mediterranean, Barcelona’s Hotel Arts is the tallest building in Spain, and possibly the most over-the-top hotel in Western Europe. This 44-floor skyscraper is striking enough from the outside, its inside-out steel superstructure gleaming in the sun, but the inside... Read More
Hotel Astoria
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg is home to a few historic grand hotels, but the Astoria is near the top of any list—not just for its historic Art Nouveau elegance, but for the simple fact that its Western management (courtesy of Rocco Forte) takes some of the edge off the slightly disarming and disorienting... Read More
Hotel Avante
Mountain View, CA, USA
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The ninety-one-room Hotel Avante is a business hotel, to be sure, but it’s a decidedly playful, distinctively Silicon Valley update on the old form. To start, it’s of course properly wired — free high-speed wi-fi throughout, stylish meeting facilities with all the fittings, and for the... Read More
Hôtel Aviatic
Paris, France
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In the broadest terms, Parisian hotels tend to fall into three categories: the dizzyingly opulent, the avant-garde or high-concept, and those that forego the theatrics in favor of simple comfort and fine French taste. The Aviatic, a forty-two-room hotel housed in an 1856 Saint-Germain mansion... Read More
Hotel Azul de Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Mexico wasn’t exactly hurting for tourism before, but a contemporary visitor can’t help noticing a few changes about the place. Modern Mexican design, these days, is in full flight, and a new generation of hotels leaves the old stereotypes (rebuilt ruins, tequila-soaked students) a distant memory... Read More
Hôtel B Design & Spa
Paradou, Provence, France
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One school of thought, when it comes to country escapes, is to seek out rustic atmosphere; Provence, especially, is famous for its farmhouses. But a good modern building should have a sense of place as well. There’s nothing at all rustic about Hotel B Design & Spa, that much is obvious — but from... Read More
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski
Moscow, Russia
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Quite probably, this is Moscow′s flashiest hotel—at least, it′s where Elton John stays when he′s in town. Behind the Baltschug′s hundred-year-old facade beats a glossy and very up-to-date heart—huge rooms overlooking the Kremlin, internet access, and a blissfully serene swimming pool. People turn... Read More
Hôtel Baume
Paris, France
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For a new twist on one of Paris’s classic styles, look no further than the Hôtel Baume, an updated Art Deco gem on the storied Left Bank. Though it takes its design cues from the Thirties — textured silk, exotic woods, chrome, mirrors and shagreen — it’s a thoroughly contemporary boutique hotel... Read More
Hotel Be Angkor
Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia
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Say what you will about their politics, but the monarchists sure knew how to pick a location. Rising up from the foliage around Siem Reap is Angkor Wat, twelfth-century Khmer king Suryavarman II’s huge homage to Vishnu. At its apogee, the temple complex housed around a million people; today, twice... Read More
Hôtel Beaumanoir
Biarritz, Greater South West, France
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This is the south of France, in a technical sense, but Biarritz isn’t what most people are talking about when they talk about The South of France. It’s on the wild Atlantic, for one, not the tame Mediterranean, and sits at the edge of the truly strange Basque country, rather than the vanilla... Read More
Hotel Bel-Air
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Built in 1946 in a style that can only be described as romantic Mediterranean, the Hotel Bel-Air, with its rose-colored mission-style bungalows, is about as elite a hideaway as you can find. Hidden by bougainvillea, ficus, orange blossom, and fern, on eighteen acres right in the middle of LA’s most... Read More
Hotel Bellevue
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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A hotel called the Bellevue makes a certain implicit promise. And the Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, its glassy façade perched on a cliff above picturesque Miramare Bay, with the spindly arms of the Croatian coast on either side reaching out toward the Adriatic, does not lack for scenery. One can gaze... Read More
Hotel Bo
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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San Cristóbal de las Casas is nestled in a picturesque valley near Mayan archaeological zones, and its Spanish Colonial heart is bursting with Baroque churches and Neoclassical buildings. Throw in a dash of Moorish influence and, more recently, the Zapatistas, and you’ve got a heady historical... Read More
Hotel Boca Chica
Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico
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A few short years ago the Habita group was a promising upstart, bringing the design revolution to Mexico, which sorely needed it. Now they’re a bona fide mini-empire, and as they’ve hit their stride, their approach has grown looser and more confident. For proof one need look no further than the... Read More
Hotel Borgo San Felice
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany, Italy
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On a hilltop in Chianti, with views of Siena on the horizon and vines and oaks in the middle distance, just about an entire village has been converted into a luxury hotel, the only exceptions being the residences of the farmers who tend the vineyards. May as well read that sentence just once more... Read More
Hotel Boutique Quinta das Videiras
Florianopolis, Brazil
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Florianopolis, the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, evokes tropical beauty through its mellifluous name alone. Boasting an enviable quality of life and some of the most desirable coastline in Brazil, the city is a natural fit for the kind of intimate experience you’ll find at... Read More
Hotel Britania
Lisbon, Portugal
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Though they’re all outwardly different, the boutique hotels of Lisbon’s Heritage group share a common approach: they’re historic buildings in central locations, heavily renovated, with one eye on contemporary design and the other on historical preservation. And of all of them, the Britânia is at... Read More
Hotel Brunelleschi
Florence, Italy
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There’s no question the Hotel Brunelleschi has a legitimate claim to the name. With its top-floor view taking in the entire panorama of Brunelleschi’s masterpiece, the Florence Cathedral, it’s more or less as close as you can get to the Duomo without taking religious orders. The location has always... Read More
Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez
Saint Tropez, France
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You could do worse for a sexy and chic summer destination than Saint-Tropez, the town that Brigitte Bardot built (or at least put on the jet-setter’s map)—and in Saint-Tropez, there’s no place more deadly fashionable than Le Byblos, an assemblage of bright ochre and baby blue facades, all... Read More
Hotel Cala Del Porto
Punta Ala, Italy
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It’s hardly fair to the other holiday destinations. Not only does Tuscany have the sun-dappled, olive-dotted hillsides for which it’s so well known, but it’s also got the Maremma, the stunning seaside region, where picturesque marina towns like Punta Ala sprout like so many flowering plants. This... Read More
Hotel Cala Di Volpe
Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy
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Please note: Hotel Cala Di Volpe is closed annually from late October to early April... Read More
Hotel Can Cera
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Strip away the contemporary art and the Egyptian cotton linens, the screens on the walls and the terrycloth robes in the big modern bathrooms, and it’s easy to imagine the original, regal appeal of this traditional Mallorcan mansion. Arriving at Can Cera, passing under its old stone archway and... Read More
Hotel Capo d'Africa
Rome, Italy
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Rome is rich with history and many of its hotels are grand and old-fashioned; the exception, of course, is at the opposite extreme, embodied by capital-d Design statements like Aleph and Es. The gap in the hotel landscape between classic opulence and avant-garde chic loomed large, but has been... Read More
Hotel Cavalieri
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
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Siracusa isn’t exactly what you’d call a modern metropolis — visitors to its picturesque old town are more likely to be interested in the echoes of ancient Greece or the buildings of the Baroque era. But one can find a little island of sophistication from time to time. The Hotel Cavalieri, at the... Read More
Hotel Certosa di Maggiano
Siena, Italy
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It’s not entirely irrelevant that Siena’s Hotel Certosa di Maggiano began its life in the 14th century as a monastery: to this day it retains a certain ascetic air, a feeling of escape from worldly concerns, an uncanny calm that could, we’re confident, quite reasonably be called spiritual... Read More
Hotel Chandler
New York City, NY, USA
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Presumably people are still staying in the big chain hotels — they haven’t been pulled down and replaced with public parks, after all — but more and more, the boutique hotel is the new standard for New York. And maybe a hotel like the Hotel Chandler is a sign of the market’s new maturity. Gone are... Read More
Hotel Charleston Bogota
Bogota, Colombia
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Consider it a “business boutique,” for lack of a better phrase. The Hotel Charleston dates back to the 1980s, which means it anticipated by some years the boutique hotel boom. And yet with its modest size (64 rooms) and its emphasis on style and design, a boutique hotel it most certainly is... Read More
Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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Monasteries and convents make great hotels. For while their ultimate purposes — one otherworldly, the other earthly — could scarcely be more at odds, in terms of day-to-day operation they’re actually quite similar. Both require a room with a bit of peace and quiet, a setting that inspires... Read More
Hotel Christopher
Tablet Ten List
St Barthelemy, French West Indies, France
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A little more seascape, a little less scene — the Christopher might be a touch more down-to-earth than some of St. Barth’s poshest places, but it’s still pretty darn posh. What sets it apart from the competition — aside from its hillside location in Pointe Miliou, which literally sets it apart from... Read More
Hotel Claris
Barcelona, Spain
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Only in architecturally adventurous Barcelona would one find a downtown grand hotel in a style like this; the Claris is a postmodern mélange of the modern and the classic, visible from a glance at the exterior—the 18th-century shell of the Verdruna Palace remains, but it’s as... Read More
Hotel Claude Marbella
Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
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The trouble with seaside paradises like the Costa del Sol is that they suffer under the weight of their own undeniable attractions; they’re developed too quickly, and often a little tastelessly, in order to capitalize on the massive demand. Here and there one finds pockets of good taste, however... Read More
Hotel Continental
Oslo, Norway
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In spite of the rich history of modernist Scandinavian design, there’s nothing terribly modern about Norwegian hotels. The best bet in Oslo is to forget about hipster hotels and live it up at the century-old Hotel Continental. It’s a grand hotel of the classic old style, family-owned since 1900... Read More
Hotel Cort
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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It’s a pretty tempting package: a balmy Mediterranean island, a picturesque, ancient fortified city, and a century-old building transformed into a totally contemporary sixteen-room boutique hotel. But Hotel Cort, in the old city of Palma de Mallorca, is something special, over and above any... Read More
Hotel Costantinopoli 104
Naples, Campania, Italy
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Naples, once Europe’s largest city, still sprawls—though long since surpassed in size, it remains a jumble of piazzas, ancient churches and winding streets. In the middle of all of this, in the heart of the Centro Storico, lies an 18th-century neoclassical house, and within, the Hotel... Read More
Hôtel Cour des Loges
Lyon, France
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Once four separate buildings dating back as far as the fourteenth century, Cour des Loges is now a single hotel, and a masterful example of modern design meeting old-world charm. Jean-Louis and Jocelyne Sibuet have updated the Italian (yes, Italian) Renaissance style of the original dwellings with... Read More
Hotel CRAM
Barcelona, Spain
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Architecturally-minded visitors to Barcelona can’t help but have high expectations these days — it seems every building is either an ultra-modern masterpiece or a centuries-old treasure. These expectations are more than satisfied by Hotel CRAM, a bit of both worlds: a tour de force of modern... Read More
Hôtel Crillon le Brave
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Crillon le Brave, Provence, France
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In northwestern Provence, 25 miles from Avignon, is the medieval hilltop village of Crillon le Brave. The hotel itself is a cluster of stone buildings, centuries old, looking down on the village's rooftops and beyond, at the vineyards and orchards of the valley below. The terraces and gardens are... Read More
Hotel d'Angleterre
Geneva, Switzerland
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The shores of Lake Geneva and the banks of the Rhone are thick with deluxe grand hotels, many a century old and more. One of the most unique is the Hotel d’Angleterre, on the Quai du Mont Blanc, on the right bank; this hotel’s English flavor runs deep, and may well account for its... Read More
Hôtel d'Essai
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This is a test hotel. It does not actually exist. Do not make bookings at this... Read More
Hotel Daniel Graz
Graz, Austria
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Austria’s second city is a youthful town, a university town, and thus perfect for a hotel like the Daniel. After all these years finally smart modern design is available at budget rates: there’s nothing at the Daniel over 100 euros, and in fact the most basic rooms start at €69, a price that in... Read More
Hôtel Daniel Paris
Paris, France
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In Paris, one of the most-visited cities in the world, there are the old palace hotels, the new minimalist boutiques, and, as in this case, various shades in between. A newly minted classic, and a bit of a stylistic departure for Paris hotels, Hotel Daniel comes outfitted in a sort of Silk Road... Read More
Hotel Daniel Vienna
Vienna, Austria
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Plenty of hotels in Vienna have neat rows of luxury sedans conspicuously displayed at their entrances. We’d venture that Hotel Daniel is the only one with an aluminum trailer parked in the front yard — more precisely a 1952 Airstream, retrofitted by a shipwright to look like something out of a... Read More
Hôtel Dar Rhizlane
Marrakech, Morocco
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While most of Marrakech’s best hotel options lie inside the medina or way out in the palmeraïe, it’s by no means a universal rule. Dar Rhizlane, for example, is in the Hivernage quarter, an upscale residential district just outside the winding alleys of the old town. And while a purist might object... Read More
Hotel Das Triest
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna suffers no shortage of history; seemingly around every bend there’s a reminder of the city’s rich cultural heritage, and the hotel scene reflects this fact—most of Vienna’s better hotels are opulent classical palaces, untouched by the passage of time or the changing... Read More
Hôtel de Bourgtheroulde
Rouen, Normandy, France
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Plenty of ink continues to be spilled about the south of France, but there’s plenty worth seeing up north as well. Rouen is the ancient capital of Normandy, perhaps best known for Notre Dame, a gothic cathedral which dates back as far as the 12th century. It’s this historic side of Rouen that the... Read More
Hotel de Hallen
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Generally the best, most characterful hotels are either trailblazers or places with heritage. Hotel de Hallen is both. Housed in a converted 1901-vintage tram station, it’s part of a new development (art-house cinema and boutique shops coming soon) that’s helping to redefine what was once a... Read More
Hotel de l'Image
St. Remy De Provence, France
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Once the town’s cinema and music hall, Hotel de l'Image has evolved into a gallery, a photography workshop, and a laboratory—and now, the newest addition, a 32-room hotel. The location is quite obviously inspiring and photogenic—St. Rémy de Provence is, as they say, a stone’s throw from the... Read More
Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Accor has categorized a handful of its properties around the world, including the Hotel de l’Opera in Hanoi, as members of its “MGallery” collection, the “m” standing for “memorable.” It’s one thing to say your hotel is memorable, but it’s another thing entirely to pull it off. This boutique-style... Read More
Hôtel de la Cité
Carcassonne, France
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Carcassonne is the largest walled citadel in Europe, and the Hotel de la Cité sits behind the ancient fortifications, with the Romanesque Château Comtal and the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Nazaire as its neighbors... Read More
Hotel de la Paix, Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
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One of Geneva’s original luxury hotels, the De La Paix has stood on this spot on the Quai du Mont Blanc since 1865. As a classic five-star, it wasn’t entirely without company — the shores of Lake Geneva are all but lined with luxury palaces — but now, after an extensive renovation, it’s staking out... Read More
Hotel de la Paix, Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Luang Prabang is one of those destinations where you hardly need an extraordinary hotel to have an extraordinary experience — which makes the fact that there are several of them feel almost gratuitous. Not that we’re complaining. In the case of the Hotel de la Paix it means a rare conjunction of... Read More
Hôtel de la Tremoille
Paris, France
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La Trémoille has been a fixture on the Paris luxury hotel scene since 1883. In 2002 it was re-opened following a complete renovation by Richard Martinet. The restored Haussmannian facade, a historical monument in its own right, is as authentic as ever, while the interior has been updated in an... Read More
Hotel De Las Letras
Madrid, Spain
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Suddenly Madrid is so full of minimalist modern hotels it’s impossible to make a decision — all over town you can have a room in any color, as long as it’s white. Bucking the trend is Hotel De las Letras. Like more than a few Madrid boutiques, this one features contemporary design in a classic... Read More
Hôtel de Nell
Paris, France
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This is how hotel minimalism is supposed to be done — instead of feeling stripped to the studs, Hôtel de Nell is imbued with a tranquil, understated warmth, and a depth of texture that's so often lost at other pared-down hotels. As ever, it's all in the details: the heated parquet floors topped... Read More
Hotel de Orangerie
Bruges, Belgium
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Bruges may no longer be one of the economic centers of Belgium, but this ancient Flemish city remains one of Europe’s most picturesque destinations, its streets lined with a wealth of carefully preserved historic buildings. One of these architectural treasures, a fifteenth-century convent along the... Read More
Hôtel de Paris
Monte Carlo, Monaco
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An extravagant pure-white swan of a building, the Hotel de Paris is arguably the true palace of Monte Carlo. Belle Epoque columns and spires adorn the facade; statuettes of nubile nymphs flank arched doorways and fountains, and a bronze statue of Louis XIV on horseback stands in the lobby, the... Read More
Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez, France
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There have always been some very fine places to stay in Saint-Tropez, but the one thing it’s been missing for some years is a proper, old-school grand hotel. No more. Now that the Thirties-vintage Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez is back in action, it’s as though this storied seaside town has returned... Read More
Hotel de Rome
Berlin, Germany
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It doesn’t get much heavier than the Hotel de Rome, a converted 19th-century bank building off the Bebelplatz in old East Berlin — its stone walls and neoclassical architecture are a perfect match for the high seriousness of the Rocco Forte house style. This hotel is set to become the lodging... Read More
Hotel de Russie
Rome, Italy
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Once upon a time, on a sunny day at the Hotel de Russie, you might have spotted Pablo Picasso or Jean Cocteau peeling and eating the oranges that they picked in the hotel garden. After a sixty-year hiatus, the Russie has re-emerged and is still a languid spot. While you won't catch today's Picassos... Read More
Hôtel de Sers
Paris, France
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The Marquis de Sers, it seems, was a country gentleman in need of a Parisian second home — he commissioned this classic four-story mansion just off the Champs Elysées in 1880, and in the intervening hundred-plus years it went on to become first a rather conventional hotel (the Queen Elizabeth) and... Read More
Hotel de Silhouette
Biarritz, France
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It’s easy to get the wrong idea about Biarritz. For while it’s true that it’s technically in the southern half of France, and it’s frequented by generations of affluent European families, it’s a different animal altogether to the resort towns of the Riviera. This particular pocket of land between... Read More
Hôtel De Tuilerieën
Bruges, Belgium
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There are hotels that play against type: the rare Miami hotel that eschews Art Deco, for example, or an English country house that’s post-modern to the core. The Hotel de Tuilereën is not one of them. The meticulously preserved medieval city of Brugge is known for its classic good looks, its sedate... Read More
Hotel DeBrett
Auckland, New Zealand
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Over the last couple of decades Auckland has become a truly cosmopolitan city, and it’s a transformation that’s reflected in the Hotel DeBrett, in the capital’s historic city center. Not only is it surrounded by creativity — galleries, theaters and boutiques line the streets — but it’s filled with... Read More
Hotel deLuxe
Portland, OR, USA
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What, you weren’t expecting opulent old-world Hollywood glamour among the recycled wood cottages and artisanal coffee shops of Portland? You’re not alone — and we hope you packed something other than hiking boots. At the Hotel deLuxe, indeed, less isn’t more: more is more. This 100-year-old hotel... Read More
Hotel Derek
Houston, TX, USA
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Though it’s America’s fourth-largest city, it’s rare that Houston gets mentioned in the same breath as New York or Los Angeles. That’s just coastal snobbery, of course — and anyone who’s still capable of overlooking Houston hasn’t spent much time in its hotels. Some of them are as stylish as any in... Read More
Hôtel des Académies et des Arts
Paris, France
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An utterly traditional Thirties hotel in Paris’s Montparnasse district is now, after a radical update, the very picture of the modern boutique hotel. With just twenty rooms, the Hotel des Académies et des Arts owes some debt to the cozy Left Bank lodgings of times past; but the bold colors, graphic... Read More
Hôtel des Galeries
Brussels, Belgium
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Every major city needs its business hotels — especially a city that doubles as the de facto capital of the EU. Family-run B&Bs and boutiques have popped up in Brussels in recent years, providing alternatives to the Marriotts and Radissons — but what about the sweet spot in between extremes, what... Read More
Hotel Des Indes
The Hague, Netherlands
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Though the cutting edge of modern design may arguably be located in the Netherlands, here on the Hague’s stately Lange Voorhout boulevard you’ll find a different sort of Dutch design. The Hotel des Indes has long been the Hague’s grand dame, and its 19th-century atmosphere is still overpowering... Read More
Hôtel Du Collectionneur
Paris, France
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And to think there was once a time when we felt Paris didn’t have enough extraordinary hotels. Recent years have brought an embarrassment of riches to hotel lovers in the City of Lights. It’s to the point where you almost feel you can make a wish, and the city’s hoteliers will immediately grant it... Read More
Hotel Düsseldorf Mitte
Düsseldorf, Germany
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When you’re in a city as flawlessly functional as Düsseldorf, you don’t want to be the one who breaks up the flow — hailing taxis willy-nilly, say, rather than braving the efficient network of sleek Rheinbahn streetcars. The Amano group, happy to say, is here to help in that department, judging by... Read More
Hotel Eclat Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan
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With all the new hotel action in China proper, it’s high time Taipei stepped up its game. There are a couple of absolute gems in the Taiwanese capital, but there’s always room for more: the home-grown Hotel Éclat is a worthy addition to the city’s hotel landscape, a shamelessly luxe and... Read More
Hotel Edelmira
Guanajuato, Mexico
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Guanajuato is a labyrinth of underground passageways, cobbled alleys, and colonial architecture nestled in one of Mexico’s most picturesque valleys. Functioning as a silver-mining hotbed, a Jesuit college town, and a UNESCO world heritage site, Guanajuato’s diverse historical résumé gives it a... Read More
Hotel Eden
Rome, Italy
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To call a hotel the Eden is hardly the dictionary definition of unpretentiousness, but don’t be put off by the audacity of its name; this Roman mainstay, for all its splendor, is remarkably discreet, its recently restored opulence never striking a crass note. Once a favorite haunt of the... Read More
Hotel Erwin
Venice Beach, CA, USA
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Venice Beach is quite possibly the most laid-back place in the United States, and the Hotel Erwin does its level best to fit in. With a rooftop lounge called High, it’s obviously taking its cues from Venice’s notoriously weird vibes... Read More
Hotel Escondido
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This is why, no matter how much we love the one-offs, the independents, we’d never be able to come out against chain hotels. You want to know, for example, when Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha open a new hotel — so you follow the Habita banner wherever it goes. It’s hard to imagine you’d be... Read More
Hotel Esencia
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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A mere forty miles south of the glitz and hustle of Cancun lies a decidedly more relaxed section of the Riviera Maya. But usually wherever there are blinding white sand beaches and water so clear you can discern the precise shade of your toenail polish, the developers are close behind. Even this... Read More
Hotel Espana
Barcelona, Spain
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Just off Las Ramblas, the pedestrian thoroughfare that runs from Barcelona’s old quarter to the sea, and walking distance from the picturesque Gothic Quarter, Hotel España is well placed as a home base from which to explore this famously vibrant city. But it’s more than a pied-à-terre; with its... Read More
Hôtel Fabric Paris
Paris, France
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For all its creativity, the Parisian boutique-hotel scene has thus far been limited, in one dimension at least, by the almost entirely residential character of its buildings. Not that they’re anything but perfectly charming — but the industrial-rehab city-loft aspect so beloved of New York... Read More
Hotel Fauchere
Milford, PA, USA
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It’s often said that Pennsylvania is a microcosm of all of America — one big city on each end, and three hundred miles of farms, mountains and small towns in between. To look at the exterior of the Hotel Fauchère, in Milford, which looks straight out of American Gothic, you’d think you’d found the... Read More
Hotel Fazenda Calá & Divino
Praia do Espelho, Brazil
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It says “divino” right there in the name, and who are we to argue? Hotel Fazenda Calá & Divino is divine indeed, and not just because it starts with some pretty impressive raw materials: it’s located on a hillside just above the dreamy Praia do Espelho beach, just down the road from Trancoso, on... Read More
Hotel Florblanca
Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Once simply a magnet for student backpackers, the tropical Eden of Costa Rica has lately begun to attract a slightly more upmarket crowd. Adding to the number of budget lodges and modest surf shacks, a new wave of luxury hotels is opening, as are some intimate upscale hotels — places like... Read More
Hotel Fortyseven
Rome, Italy
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There’s something for everyone in Rome, from stately old palaces to user-unfriendly design exercises and everything in between. The austere 1930s brickwork facade of the Fortyseven Hotel is a compromise, its Deco style striking enough to satisfy those bored with the classics, yet restrained enough... Read More
Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière
Paris, France
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New hotels open all the time; new boutiques, new design hotels, new chain hotels. It’s not every day, though, that the curtain goes up on a new grand dame. It’s a lofty goal, to be sure, but that’s exactly what the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière aspires to be... Read More
Hotel Frangos
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Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
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For quite a lot of us Melbourne is a getaway in and of itself. But for Melburnians themselves, the getaway is Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, a pair of little resort towns in the hills an hour’s drive to the north and west of the city. And there’s no rule that says Melburnians have to have all the... Read More
Hotel Gabbia D'Oro
Verona, Italy
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Verona is a city steeped in history; the architecture spans the ages from Roman times through the Renaissance and beyond, and it’s all perfectly preserved, having survived the 20th century completely intact. Today it’s this rich heritage upon which Verona’s tourism industry trades... Read More
Hôtel Gabriel Paris
Paris, France
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Some Parisian hotels aim to sweep guests up in the bustling romance of this great city. The Gabriel, by contrast, is for guests who can get quite enough bustling romance outside the hotel’s doors. It’s more like a pocket-sized spa resort than a city boutique, and the fact that it’s located a short... Read More
Hotel Gault
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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In the historic quarter of Vieux Montréal, behind the 18th-century stone facade of a former carpet factory, you’ll find one of the most modern hotels in North America. Hotel Gault has no time for the French country style of many of its neighbors—the look here is industrial contemporary, with... Read More
Hôtel Georgette
Paris, France
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In Paris there’s no shortage of excellent boutique accommodations — that is, when money is no object. If you’ve got a budget rather than a blank check, that changes things. Which is why, among boutique-hotel aficionados, a hotel like the Hôtel Georgette is cause for some celebration. This is a... Read More
Hotel Grande Bretagne
Athens, Greece
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The Hotel Grande Bretagne is a bit of a departure for a Greek luxury hotel: rather than some sprawling compound out on a rock by the Aegean, this one is a Victorian mansion right in the bustling heart of Athens. Yes, you read that right — the meticulously restored facade is all Victorian, and... Read More
Hotel Gray d'Albion
Cannes, France
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Never mind the reference to England in its name — the Hotel Gray d’Albion is French through and through. More specifically, it’s more or less the distilled essence of the Cannes luxury hotel, notable not for any eccentricities but simply for its execution; for the way it so successfully exemplifies... Read More
Hotel Guanahani
St Barthelemy, French West Indies, France
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Saint Barthelemy, a pearl in the middle of the Caribbean. Its pure white sandy beaches stretch between an emerald sea and an azure coloured sky. A little part of France, colonized by the Brittans in the 17th century, where a gentle way of life is jealously maintained. The Guanhani's startlingly... Read More
Hotel Guarda Golf
Crans Montana, Switzerland
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It can’t have been easy for Hotel Guarda Golf to choose a name. For while it’s easily worthy of a spot on any serious golfer’s bucket list (more on that later), it could just as easily be called Hotel Guarda Ski, or Hotel Guarda Spa, or some horrible mash-up of all three — something like Hotel... Read More
Hotel Habita
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City’s Hotel Habita is the very face of urban boutique cool, wrapped in an outer layer of frosted glass, extending the old apartment block’s volume out into space, making corridors of the old balconies, keeping the cool air in and the street noise out. From outside, the silhouettes of the... Read More
Hotel Habita Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
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Grupo Habita, already responsible for more than a few of Mexico’s most stylish boutique hotels, is at it again, this time in Monterrey. And while other hotels in town play to Monterrey’s colonial heritage, the Habita MTY, as they’re calling it, opts for contemporary lines and a striking and utterly... Read More
Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena
Ibiza, Spain
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The typical vision of an Ibiza getaway is the relentless pounding of a dance floor, punctuated by the occasional bleary-eyed bit of sunshine. Accommodations are sometimes almost beside the point. Clearly we don’t subscribe to that approach — and neither, thankfully, does the Hotel Hacienda Na... Read More
Hotel Havana
San Antonio, TX, USA
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The opening of a new Bunkhouse hotel, by the Austin-based hotelier Liz Lambert, is news around Texas, naturally, but it’s also news beyond the borders of the erstwhile Republic — there are people, to be frank, for whom San Antonio has just become an option, now that the Hotel Havana is open. Our... Read More
Hotel Haven
Helsinki, Finland
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Outsiders often expect interiors in this part of the world to look chilly and minimalist, in the sort of hybrid retro-futuristic style that’s lazily labeled “Scandinavian.” But it turns out this perception is a bit dated. Leaving aside the fact that Finland isn’t in Scandinavia at all, that sort of... Read More
Hotel Healdsburg
Healdsburg, CA, USA
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Northern California’s wine country has no shortage of lodgings—seemingly every third house is a bed and breakfast. Hotel Healdsburg, though, is something unique; this full service luxury hotel bucks the faux-rustic trend in favor of sleek modern design... Read More
Hotel Helvetia Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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It’s a common knock against Switzerland to say that the uniformly high quality of life somehow crowds out anything in the way of personality. Now, there are certainly places where this might ring true, but Zürich’s Hotel Restaurant Helvetia is not one of them. This place positively drips with... Read More
Hôtel Hermitage
Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Anyone hoping for a hip little boutique hotel in Monte Carlo is missing the point, and badly. The only way to do this town properly is to leave your taste for minimalism at home, and check into one of the over-the-top Belle Époque palaces... Read More
Hotel Hesperia Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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Often the most important things at a business hotel are the little ones. Does the wi-fi work well? Can you find an electrical outlet without going crawling behind the furniture? Is there a decent desk in the room? And soundproofing? And a minibar worth shelling out for? You might have guessed that... Read More
Hotel Holos
Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
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Architecturally the Spanish are unfazed by the mixing of the new and the old — in Barcelona, for example, works by Calatrava and Gaudí comfortably exist side by side. So it’s only natural that in a historic district like Heliopolis, a sort of concept city built within Sevilla for the 1929... Read More
Hotel Home
Florence, Italy
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There’s a lot to look at in Florence, so much that they’ve actually got a name for the city’s particular brand of visual overstimulation: Stendhal Syndrome is the feeling of dizziness and confusion brought on by exposure to too much classic art, too much Renaissance architecture, and too many... Read More
Hotel Hospes Maricel & SPA
Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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Ten minutes west of Palma, perched at the edge of the Mediterranean, this stately old building was once a grand residence, and later one of Mallorca’s top nightclubs. Today it’s the Maricel, a luxury boutique by the Spanish Hospes group—and while it is one of the city’s most in-demand destinations... Read More
Hotel Hugo Soho
New York City, NY, USA
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Hudson Square isn’t a square, per se, so much as it is the western extremity of SoHo, or possibly the quadrilateral above Canal, if you’re geometrically inclined. It was late to develop, which is good news if you’re a hotelier — it means the best spots aren’t already taken. Just ask the proprietors... Read More
Hotel ICON Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Here the high-volume name is justified: Hotel ICON is an ambitious project, with orthography to match. For starters, the team behind the hotel is comprised of international design stars. Space prohibits us from listing them all, but suffice to say that Sir Terence Conran is at the top of the... Read More
Hotel Ignacio
St. Louis, MO, USA
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St. Louis’s status as the “Gateway to the West” sells it a bit short as a destination — gateways are made to be passed through, not lingered in, and for too long this city was exactly that. Thankfully, the fresh-faced Hotel Ignacio is working hard to reverse that trend. It’s a cozy spot, just 49... Read More
Hotel Imperiale Taormina
Taormina, Italy
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Even for Sicily, Taormina is an extraordinarily pretty town, all sea-sidling cliffs, palazzos and piazzas, bougainvillea and wisteria climbing up the walls — and as if it didn’t already sound like a perfect amalgamation of every Southern European postcard you’ve ever received, the whole scene is... Read More
Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George
Rome, Italy
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Rome offers up so much history that it’s sometimes hard for the traveler to remember that, antiquity aside, Rome is a completely current and connected city too. It’s a cosmopolitan town fueled more by academia and the film business than by industry, and top-rate hotels usually aim for grandiloquent... Read More
Hotel Ismael 312
Santiago, Chile
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Call it Ismael 312. Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — having little in the way of design hotels, and nothing particular to interest the restless global nomad, the insular city of Santiago quietly took to the construction of a new crop of contemporary boutique hotels. Among the first... Read More
Hotel J
Stockholm, Sweden
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Just to the east of Stockholm proper is the island suburb of Nacka Strand, a place where the living is truly easy, even by Swedish standards. Here, just outside the city, is where you’ll find Hotel J, a modernist seaside structure housing a boutique hotel as well as a restaurant that’s popular with... Read More
Hotel Jerome
Aspen, CO, USA
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It’s been a long journey for Aspen, from rough-and-tumble Old West outpost to upscale ski resort and playground to the stars. It was arguably the Hotel Jerome itself that kick-started that long upward ride during the silver boom of the late 1800s, when Macy’s co-owner Jerome Wheeler started... Read More
Hotel JL No76
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, when it comes to hotels, is so often a tale of two cities; one is the futuristic wonderland of modern Dutch architecture and design, and the other a storybook vision of antique canal-house charm. Hotel JL No. 76 is a little bit of both: comprising a pair of 18th-century townhouses, the... Read More
Hôtel Juana
Juan Les Pins, French Riviera, France
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Though it’s passed through varying degrees of cool, from golden age to slightly passé and back again and again, it’s by now clear that the French Riviera is just one of those timeless destinations. The perennial warm-weather migration back to this stretch of the Mediterranean is due in part to the... Read More
Hôtel Julien
Antwerp, Belgium
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As a holiday destination, Antwerp is one of Western Europe’s best-kept secrets — home to Europe’s diamond trade, Belgium’s second-largest city also happens to be its style capital, playing the fashionable foil to serious old Brussels and serving as the proving ground for a thriving Belgian design... Read More
Hotel Kabuki
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Previously a slightly faded chain hotel, the Kabuki now belongs to San Francisco’s homegrown Joie de Vivre boutique hotel group. And under their direction it’s looking to recapture a bit of the optimistic jet-set romance that must have accompanied the opening of this modernist concrete high-rise... Read More
Hotel Kämp
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki’s finest hotel opened in 1887, and was the sort of place where well-heeled Finns like Sibelius could be spotted mixing with Europe’s aristocracy. A thorough reconstruction and new management by the Starwood group find the Hotel Kämp in fighting form, restored to its Belle Epoque glory and... Read More
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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The lazy stereotype had it that Tokyo was the modern one and Kyoto the traditional one. There’s a grain of truth there, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Hotel Kanra Kyoto is an unmistakably modern design hotel, but one that’s deeply rooted in the nation’s urban culture and in Kyoto’s... Read More
Hotel Katikies
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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On Santorini, the view’s the thing, and there may be none better than that from the pool deck at Katikies, looking out over the island’s submerged volcanic caldera and the sea beyond. This hotel is a feast for the eyes, not just a scenic overlook but a sparkling white modernist take on a... Read More
Hôtel Keppler
Paris, France
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In Paris we’re always on the lookout for something that shows a little restraint, whether that means understated style, unimposing atmosphere, or reasonably affordable rates. It’s rare to find all three at once, but that’s more or less what the Hôtel Keppler offers: a sensible amount of luxury, a... Read More
Hotel Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort
Kitzbühel, Austria
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To say that Hotel Kitzhof is more than the sum of its parts is to drastically understate the case. The 163-room resort in the Austrian Alps takes the familiar materials of a traditional alpine lodge — black-and-white photos of olden-days skiers, an abundance of pine, hunting trophies (i.e... Read More
Hotel L'Auberge
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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The exclusive Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este caters to the cream of Brazilian and Argentinian high society, most of whom come to stay in ostentatious seaside palaces or big-money casino hotels. French-style farmhouse hotels, on the other hand, are quite understandably few and far between, and... Read More
Hôtel La Ferme
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Baie-St-Paul, Quebec, Canada
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The name is about as quaint and rustic as it gets, but those two adjectives don’t belong within a country mile of Hôtel la Ferme, at Baie-St-Paul in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. For though it’s set on a working farm, and runs its own farmers’ market during the summer months, the hotel itself is... Read More
Hotel La Maison
Munich, Germany
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The old vision of a Munich that’s all beer halls and lederhosen is due for an update. The hardworking stereotype is still alive, and its heritage as an industrial city is not in question. But more and more visible these days is a certain respect for the finer things — there’s an emphasis on quality... Read More
Hôtel La Perouse
Nice, French Riviera, France
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After all these years, there are still a few surprises left on the Côte d’Azur — the famous grand hotels carry on as they always have, but there’s the thrill of occasionally discovering a place like La Pérouse. Cut into a cliffside overlooking the Baie des Anges, this one-time prison is now one of... Read More
Hotel La Renaissance
Marrakech, Morocco
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Though to some ears it sounds uncomfortably close to an unrelated American chain, La Renaissance turns out to be a fitting name for a Marrakech hotel planted firmly between the old and the new. For one, it’s located in Guéliz (the new town) just outside the walls of the medina (the old town). It’s... Read More
Hotel La Semilla
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Here’s something you might not guess just by looking at the photos: Hotel La Semilla owners Alexis Schärer and Angie Rodriguez met while cutting their teeth at the Plaza Athénée, one of New York’s most opulent hotels. Needless to say, the charms of their nine-room Playa del Carmen b&b, a mishmash... Read More
Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
Kobe, Japan
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It’s only Japan’s fifth-biggest city, and it happens to be located (almost literally) in the shadow of Osaka, a pair of circumstances that conspires to keep Kobe off many foreign visitors’ travel radar. It’s got its share of corporate headquarters, though, so this is the rare case where business... Read More
Hotel La Tabaccaia
Montaione, Tuscany, Italy
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These days, when one thinks of the myriad consumable pleasures of Tuscany — wine, cheese, truffles, fresh tortellini — the notion of a hand-rolled cigar falls fairly far down the list. But the Toscano, or Tuscan cigar, is legendary among the Italians and the Swiss. And if the thought of staying in... Read More
Hotel Lamée
Vienna, Austria
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Old Hollywood glamour isn’t a design theme you’d necessarily expect to find seven thousand miles away from Los Angeles — and particularly not in a city with so rich a history and artistic tradition as Vienna’s. But 1930s-era Tinseltown is indeed part of the aesthetic inspiration at the stylish... Read More
Hôtel Lancaster
Paris, France
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In general if it’s classic Parisian pomp you’re after, you’re headed to one of the big luxury hotels. This town has no shortage of them, and they’re among the most opulent in the Western world. The boutique hotels tend to be more contemporary, often a bit minimalist — but one boutique in particular... Read More
Hotel Le Bristol
Paris, France
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The most well-mannered of the Paris grand hotels is the Bristol, named after an English lord and a bishop. It is also by far the most reserved. Rather appropriately, it’s where Newland Archer stays in that final, heartbreaking scene in Wharton's Age of Innocence, when he goes to see Madame Olenska... Read More
Hotel Le Fontanelle
Pianella, Italy
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The photos pretty much tell the story of Hotel Le Fontanelle, a quintessentially Tuscan hotel if ever there was one. The unabashed gorgeousness of the stone farmhouse sitting atop a hill, overlooking a sea of sloping vineyards, is the result of the meticulous, years-long renovation of a structure... Read More
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Its sister hotels in Montreal and Toronto are no less sleek, no less luxe — but when it comes time to measure them against their in-town competition, it’s the Hôtel Le Germain Calgary that comes out ahead. Calgary’s long since outgrown its cowboy phase, but it’d be a stretch to call it a cultural... Read More
Hotel Le Germain Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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In Montreal, the boutiques have all but run the big chains out of town — and Hôtel le Germain is the place that started it all. Once a deeply unfashionable Sixties office block, this was the first hotel in town to embrace the sort of high-concept hotel design made famous by Starck and Schrager in... Read More
Hotel Le Germain Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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It's about time squeaky-clean Toronto had a style transplant, and it's probably no surprise that this one happens to be a Québecois import. The Germain family's first Ontario outpost adds a dash of style to the theater district, in the form of this scratch-built 11-story red brick building, which... Read More
Hotel le Germain – Dominion
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Classic architecture meets modern interior design in this Old Port boutique, perennial contender for the title of Québec City’s finest small hotel. Once the 1912 Dominion Fish & Fruit building, today it’s the Hotel le Germain – Dominion, a warm and inviting home base for exploring the historic... Read More
Hôtel Le Grand Balcon
Toulouse, Greater South West, France
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Unless you’re an academic, an aerospace engineer, or, you know, French, you probably don’t pay a huge amount of attention to what goes on in Toulouse. The south gets more tourist traffic than the southwest, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see here: a look at the Hôtel Le Grand Balcon... Read More
Hôtel Le Meurice
Paris, France
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Nicknamed “The Hotel of Kings,” the Meurice has played host to everyone from Queen Victoria and the Maharajah of Jaipur to the King and Queen of Spain. For more than a hundred years the Meurice has been, for many, the quintessential French hotel. Reflecting its uninterrupted attachment to the... Read More
Hôtel Le Negresco
Nice, French Riviera, France
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Let no one say that Hôtel Le Negresco, a grand, pink-domed palace on the French Riviera’s Bay of Angels, lacks character. In a town with more than its share of storied old hotels, Le Negresco’s history might take the prize. It was founded by the son of a gypsy violinist, immediately attracted a... Read More
Hôtel Le Petit Paris
Paris, France
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It’s right there in the name, so you can’t say you weren’t warned. But if size were all that mattered, most hotels in Paris — to say nothing of New York — would be out of business. The Hôtel Le Petit Paris relies on character to compensate for its small footprint, and character is something it’s... Read More
Hôtel Le Royal
Lyon, France
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It’s hard to imagine a classic grand hotel that’s much more elegant than Lyon’s Hotel Le Royal, a floodlit Haussmanian classic with a Renaissance-style dome, a hotel that absolutely dominates its corner on the city’s central Place Bellecoeur. In its current incarnation as part of Accor’s MGallery... Read More
Hôtel Le Sénat
Paris, France
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The appeal of a hotel like Hôtel Le Sénat is simple and obvious: 41 sunny, thoroughly renovated, tastefully decorated rooms behind the facade of a 19th-century townhouse in Saint-Germain. It’s not exceedingly opulent, not straining to be stylish; it’s just a comfortable, well-run hotel in an... Read More
Hôtel Le Six
Paris, France
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In Paris, perhaps more than anywhere else, the difference between a boutique hotel and a luxury hotel is not one of scale so much as one of kind. Hôtel Le Six, however, rather blurs the distinction. It’s a 41-room boutique, decidedly intimate and unmistakably contemporary in style. Typically if... Read More
Hôtel Les Mouettes
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
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Novelty isn’t everything, even here at Tablet. We admire a classic European seaside hotel as much as the next website, and Hôtel Les Mouettes, right on the Ajaccio Bay waterfront on the west side of Corsica, is nothing if not a classic European seaside hotel. This sort of thing is less about... Read More
Hotel Les Nuits
Antwerp, Belgium
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If we all know what a film noir looks like, then we can probably get away with extending the metaphor to hotels as well. Hotel Les Nuits is a Belgian noir hotel in Antwerp’s fashion district — which, though it’s not about to knock Paris off its perch in terms of commercial volume, is a genuine... Read More
Hotel Les Trois Rois
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Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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There’s history, and then there’s history; there are old hotels, and then there are old hotels. Few, though, are quite as old as Les Trois Rois (or the Drei Könige, if you prefer), which has stood by the banks of the Rhine since the year 1026. The building, happily, isn’t quite that old, dating... Read More
Hotel Lincoln
Chicago, IL, USA
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Chicago’s once-and-future Hotel Lincoln was built in 1928 and enjoyed the kind of storied heyday many urban landmarks only wish they could boast of. But after hosting the likes of Al Capone and David Mamet (separately, of course), the Lincoln shut down, going on to pass a few uneventful years as a... Read More
Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Smack in the middle of downtown Melbourne, and sandwiched between sleek skyscrapers, is a classic Edwardian building, a former billiards hall and dive saloon thoroughly restored to suit the modern taste for historic renovations. The result is a comfortable and surprisingly chic hotel, the polar... Read More
Hotel Lisboa Plaza
Lisbon, Portugal
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Just off the the Avenida da Liberdade, the main boulevard in Lisbon’s city center, lies the fifty-year-old Hotel Lisboa Plaza, a classic family-owned hotel housed in a listed historic monument, behind a charming Art Nouveau facade. Here you’re within walking distance of the best of... Read More
Hotel Londra Palace
Venice, Italy
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It’s hard to beat this location; one entire side of the Hotel Londra Palace opens onto a stunning view of the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio, a view which, as the hotel is quick to point out, kept Tchaikovsky inspired during the creation of his Fourth Symphony... Read More
Hotel Lord Byron
Rome, Italy
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It’s readily apparent from the name that the Hotel Lord Byron is nobody’s idea of a stereotypical Roman hotel. And though there’s nothing wrong with Rome’s central grand hotels, there’s something to be said for a smaller and more intimate hotel, just off the Borghese Gardens in the upscale Parioli... Read More
Hotel Louis C. Jacob
Hamburg, Germany
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On the banks of the Elbe river, to the west of the Hamburg city center, is an old-world throwback to the Hanseatic days: the two-hundred-year-old Hotel Louis C. Jacob. It’s named for a French gardener, and after one look at the meticulous landscaping that surrounds this opulent mansion of a hotel... Read More
Hotel Lucia
Portland, OR, USA
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What it all comes down to, in the end, is two things: personality and service. Personality because you want a hotel stay to be a memorable experience, not just a comfortable one. And service because personality without warmth is just eccentricity — and you want those memories to be pleasant ones... Read More
Hotel Lungarno
Florence, Italy
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When the Ferragamo family moved into the boutique-hotel business, eyebrows were raised — but since then, they’ve proved many times over that they’re just as skilled with a luxury suite as they are with a calfskin lace-up. They’ve got some high-caliber help, of course, in the person of Michele... Read More
Hotel Luxe
Split, Croatia
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The streets of heaven, we’ve heard, are paved in gold — but in Split, we can confirm that they’re lined with white marble. They’re a throwback to the city’s glamorous heyday: around 300AD, to be exact, when the Roman emperor Diocletian chose this seaside settlement as the ideal place to build his... Read More
Hotel Madeline Telluride
Telluride, CO, USA
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Telluride, once the quirky cousin of the big-time Colorado resort towns, has now well and truly hit the big time itself — for evidence, look no further than the Hotel Madeline Telluride, a luxury resort that’s very much in the same league as the big five-star hotels of Aspen or Vail. Not to say... Read More
Hotel Madera Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Thread count and square footage are important enough, but what the boutique hotel audience cares about above all is character. This is why, in a city with some top-flight luxury hotels, you might find yourself at Hotel Madera, in Kowloon. From the lobby installation, which is outfitted like a... Read More
Hotel Madero
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Compared to its high-profile neighbor, the Philippe Starck-designed Faena, the Hotel Madero is downright sedate, just a humble business hotel as opposed to a “universe” and a comprehensive lifestyle program. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and frankly the world would be a better place if... Read More
Hotel Madlein
Ischgl, Tirol, Austria
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Hard to believe, but once upon a time the Alps were considered an eyesore, a terrifying no-man's land populated with dragons, forming an impenetrable barrier between the north of Italy and the rest of the continent. But all that had changed by the time a visiting Norwegian brought his skis to... Read More
Hotel Magna Pars Suite Milano
Milan, Italy
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Milan’s hotel scene is a place where hospitality and retail go comfortably hand in hand. There are hotels owned by fashion houses, by jewelers, and even one hotel that’s literally located inside a high-end mall. So Magna Pars Suites, a gleaming all-suite hotel on Via Forcella, is not without... Read More
Hotel Maitei
Porto Seguro, Brazil
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At this late date, putting up an airy minimalist hotel along a quiet stretch of the Bahian coast isn’t exactly the Copernican revolution. But while the hilltop Hotel Maitei doesn’t offer any earth-shattering design innovations — it checks all the mod-Brazilian boxes, from the unblemished white... Read More
Hôtel Majestic Cannes Barrière
Cannes, French Riviera, France
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No hotel market is immune to change. But the scene in Cannes along La Croisette has looked more or less like it does now for the better part of a century. And among the grand old luxury hotels along the beachfront promenade, the Majestic is one of the most celebrated. This Art Deco palace dates... Read More
Hotel Majestic Roma
Rome, Italy
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Hotel Majestic is one of Rome’s grand old luxury hotels, and just to step into its gleaming marble lobby is to know that the opulence that was once synonymous with high-end hospitality remains as persuasive as ever... Read More
Hotel Manrey
Panama City, Panama
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It’s not the first city you’d check if you’re in the market for a high-design boutique hotel, but it certainly fits the bill — Panama City’s Hotel Manrey is as visually extravagant as anything in the region. From the glossy black monolith of a façade to the gleaming chrome of the entryway to the... Read More
Hotel Maria Cristina
San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
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We're as fond as anyone is of the small hotel, the quirky hotel, the independently owned, off-the-beaten-path hotel — but there's something to be said for seeing a city from the vantage point of one of its classic grand hotels. San Sebastian's most luxurious hotel is the Maria Cristina, on the... Read More
Hôtel Marignan Paris
Paris, France
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Paris has its gilded grand dame hotels, its hyper-stylized high-fashion experiments, its creaky little pensions — but it can never have enough hotels like the Marignan, a full-service, clean-lined contemporary hotel styled with a light decorative touch. And for a place located just off Avenue... Read More
Hotel Market
Barcelona, Spain
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Any doubts about whether Barcelona really is one of the world’s capitals of cool are quickly settled by a look at the boutique hotel scene. And in a city full of funky, well-designed small boutiques, the Hotel Market fits in perfectly... Read More
Hotel Marques de Riscal
Elciego, Rioja, Spain
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There’s something of an architecture arms race afoot in the Rioja wine country, with new buildings by the likes of Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava now joined by one from the Basque country’s adopted son, Frank Gehry. Originally intended just as a corporate headquarters for the Marquès... Read More
Hôtel Mas de Peint
Arles, Provence, France
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Hôtel Mas de Peint is a charming seventeenth-century farmhouse, still the homestead of Jacques and Lucille Bon, covered in ivy and surrounded by the Camargue rice Jacques’s family has grown for generations, as well as acre after acre of ranch land upon which Jacques, today, raises semi-wild... Read More
Hotel Mas Lazuli
Girona, Catalonia, Spain
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There’s more to Catalonia than just bustling Barcelona — Girona is a destination in its own right, the home of an ancient Roman citadel, medieval baths, and the largest Jewish quarter in Catalonia, just half an hour’s train ride away from the capital city. And 30 minutes from Girona, near the... Read More
Hotel Matilda
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Located in the central Mexican highlands, the peaceful town of San Miguel de Allende enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a relaxing yet cosmopolitan destination. A longtime home for young artists on the rise and expatriates of all ages, it’s the kind of place that’s full of chic throwbacks to the... Read More
Hotel Max
Seattle, WA, USA
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What used to be the wholly unremarkable downtown Hotel Vance is now making a play for the title of Seattle’s hippest hotel, under a new name: Hotel Max. To that end, it’s had something of a modern-design makeover, and the new look, all brightly colored modern furnishings against dark masculine... Read More
Hôtel Mayet
Paris, France
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At this late date the mere fact of a contemporary-style hotel in Paris may not be enough to raise eyebrows. But add to that the fact that Hotel Mayet manages to come in at a starting rate of under €120 per night, and you’ve got yourself a story... Read More
Hotel Meninas
Madrid, Spain
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Boutique hotels that can accommodate a traveler on business, a couple on a romantic get-away or an adventurous family are somewhat rare, but the Hotel Meninas has somehow pulled this all together under one very hip roof. It’s the quintessential Madrid hotel: a repurposed nineteenth-century... Read More
Hotel Metro
Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Boutique hotels are cropping up in just about all of America’s cities. But Milwaukee’s Hotel Metro is no new kid on the block. The building dates back to 1937, and in its present form, the hotel is closing in on two decades in business. So even as it rides this new wave of boutique hospitality... Read More
Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Some classic hotels are never quite the same again after a big renovation. The Métropole, however, is perhaps even more a big deal than it already was — when it started to show its age, the famed Parisian designer Jacques Garcia was commissioned for an update, and it turns out that his hyper-luxe... Read More
Hotel Metropolitan
Bologna, Italy
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There are plenty of reasons to be fond of Bologna, from its status as Europe’s oldest university town to its extremely well-regarded culinary scene. Sophisticated and urbane twentieth-century design, however, has not commonly been held to be among Bologna’s attractions. You’re much more likely, in... Read More
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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In some ways Santa Barbara feels like what certain parts of Los Angeles might once have been, or could have been, before Hollywood and all that came along with it — just a pleasant, pretty little enclave on the Pacific coast, all palm trees and Spanish-style villas, and an unhurried pace to suit... Read More
Hotel Minho
Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
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It’s safe to say something big is officially happening in the Portuguese hospitality world. The twenty-teens (if that’s what we end up calling them) will be remembered (around here, at least) as the decade when everywhere you looked, all up and down the length of Portugal, a fabulously stylish... Read More
Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila
Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
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While Ibiza may be primarily known for its hedonistic nightlife, there’s a lot to recommend it by day — the old town is as picturesque as they come, and the Balearic island setting isn’t exactly hard on the eyes either. Dalt Vila is the old town, the fortified hilltop settlement, and the Hotel... Read More
Hotel Miramar Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Score one for historic preservation, as well as one for modern architecture. This Twenties palace sat disused on a Montjuïc hillside for decades, which was a waste, considering its view of the port, and its semi-idyllic city-park location. Now, though, it’s rather exceeded its original potential... Read More
Hotel Misani
St. Moritz - Celerina, Graubunden, Switzerland
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Think of St. Moritz, and Swiss alpine resorts in general, and the word “affordable” might not leap directly to mind. For the most part it’s still very much an upscale destination, but just down the road in Celerina, one town over from St. Moritz proper, there’s a much more attainable option, in the... Read More
Hotel Missoni Kuwait
Kuwait City, Salmiya, Kuwait
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Like its big brother in Edinburgh and its soon-to-be-born siblings in Muscat and Bahia, the Hotel Missoni Kuwait projects the Italian fashion house’s glossy and riotously colorful aesthetic on to the ordinarily blank screen of a high-end luxury property. Lines zig and zag and dots are scrambled and... Read More
Hotel Modera
Portland, OR, USA
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Portland’s got a bit of a reputation as the capital of all things handcrafted and twee, but a hotel like the Hotel Modera is proof that the city is no stranger to the latest currents in upscale boutique hospitality. This one-time Days Inn dates back to 1962, which is just long enough ago for its... Read More
Hôtel Molitor Paris
Paris, France
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If it’s getting a little bit tough to tell one Parisian hotel from another, here’s one you’ll have no trouble remembering. Piscine Molitor was, from the Twenties through the Eighties, a unique Paris landmark, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool complex which, in its Art Deco splendor, resembled... Read More
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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If you’re familiar with Kimpton’s brand of scaled-up urban boutique hotels, the first thing you’ll likely notice about Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia’s Center City is that this is a slightly brighter, more whimsical look for the prolific hotel group. With Independence Hall essentially next door and... Read More
Hotel Monaco Seattle - A Kimpton Hotel
Seattle, WA, USA
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Though located deep in the heart of Seattle’s financial district, Hotel Monaco is anything but the typical drab business accommodation. After all, what corporate chain hotel boasts bright yellow and red striped wallpaper in the guest rooms, animal-print upholstery, and dog coats monogrammed with... Read More
Hôtel Mont Blanc
Megève, Alps, France
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Long the biggest name in Megève hotels, the Hôtel Mont-Blanc has done a bit of sprucing up. Actually it goes deeper than that — the new-look Mont-Blanc joins a family that also includes such Tablet favorites as Cour des Loges and Les Fermes de Marie, with a new design by the very same Jocelyne... Read More
Hôtel Montalembert
Paris, France
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Most Parisian hotels, for better or worse, fit comfortably into one category or another — the bohemian boltholes, the lavish luxury hotels, the impeccably styled minimalist boutiques. But like a lot of the best hotels, the Hôtel Montalembert defies categorization. It’s on the Left Bank but it’s far... Read More
Hotel Montefiore
Tel Aviv, Israel
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This Twenties mansion in the White City section of Tel Aviv has to be seen to be believed. Even as a building, irrespective of what’s inside, it’s impressive enough; it’s an authentic and well-preserved Twenties mansion in a hybrid Bauhaus-Ottoman style, a style that’s novel to those of us who... Read More
Hotel München Palace
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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These things do tend to move in cycles, don’t they? At one point, some years ago, the classic luxury hotel was something that desperately needed rebelling against. But now, with hoteliers the world over embracing modern design at its most outré, conservatism has itself become one of the last... Read More
Hotel Murmuri
Barcelona, Spain
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At one extreme Barcelona’s got bold avant-garde architecture and streaming Mediterranean sunshine. And at the other it’s got quiet, chic little hideaways like the Murmuri, a 53-room boutique hotel just off the Passeig de Gràcia, in Barcelona’s central Eixample district... Read More
Hotel Muse Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Some of the most successful hotels play against type. Given Bangkok’s image as some sort of latter-day Sin City, there’s a real shortage of old-fashioned elegance. This is where the Hotel Muse Bangkok comes in. It’s a member of Accor’s MGallery sub-label, and it inherits some of its French colonial... Read More
Hotel Nash
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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This particular stretch of Collins Avenue in South Beach (right around the block from the old Versace mansion) is pretty much ideal for an affordably priced, flamboyantly styled youth-oriented boutique hotel. Here you’re about two blocks from the beach, close enough for comfort but not so close... Read More
Hotel National
Moscow, Russia
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The National is in the perfect location — deep in the heart of Moscow, directly opposite Red Square and the Kremlin, with the Bolshoi Theater close by. This is the grand dame of Moscow hotels, dating back to Czarist times, and it still has the Art Deco facade to prove it. Long the home to statesmen... Read More
Hotel Neiburgs
Riga, Latvia
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It’s almost impossible to overstate how far Latvian tourism has come in the two decades since independence. When the pioneering boutique hotels were opening in New York and London, Riga was still operating under a command economy. But once the gates were thrown open, it didn’t take long for a very... Read More
Hotel Nelligan
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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The Hotel Nelligan is named for Émile Nelligan, one of Quebec’s most celebrated poets, and his face and quotations adorn the interiors of the hotel. It’s a detail that stops well short of outright gimmickry, but it contributes to the sense of history that is thick in the halls of this 1850... Read More
Hotel Neri
Barcelona, Spain
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On the outside, the Neri Hotel is a weathered 18th-century palace, deep in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, overlooking St. Felip Neri Square, right alongside the cathedral. This is the historic district, dating back to Roman times, so the rakish modern architecture on display elsewhere in... Read More
Hotel Normandie
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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They used to say Los Angeles had no sense of history, and they used to be right. But now the city’s century-old romance is back, in bold type. The long-neglected Hotel Normandie always had the bone structure of a big star — the architects, Walker & Eisen, also built the United Artists Theatre, now... Read More
Hotel Ocean Drive
Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
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One look at the exterior of this place and it’s clear the name Ocean Drive is hardly a coincidence. It’s pure Miami Art Deco, right down to the lettering on the side of the building. Which makes the views from the balconies — of Ibiza’s hills and rooftops, or the yachts in the marina on the... Read More
Hotel Omm
Barcelona, Spain
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Sunlight and privacy — these are the twin motivations behind Omm’s unique facade, a slab of light stone with rectangular sections peeled back like the pages of a book, revealing the guest room windows underneath. The white slab reflects the strong Catalan sun into the room, while blocking the view... Read More
Hotel on Rivington
New York City, NY, USA
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Towering above the grimy storefronts and tenement buildings of the Lower East Side, the Hotel on Rivington gambles on an unlikely location and extracts what will be, for a certain subset of travelers to New York, a weighty payoff. This is one of Manhattan’s last wild neighborhoods, and won’t appeal... Read More
Hotel One Shot 23
Madrid, Spain
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As hotel concepts go, it’s not a difficult one to get your head around: simple, sunny, clean-lined, colorful design, with a city-center location, personable service, at a nightly rate that doesn’t require a phone consultation with a financial planner. In a perfect world it wouldn’t be hard to find... Read More
Hotel Opera
Madrid, Spain
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From the name it could be an overstuffed baroque fantasy; from the outside it could be a bank. The location, just across from the Royal Opera, accounts for the name, and the Los Austrias district, nearby the Royal Palace, is obviously an upscale one. So it’s all the more surprising that Madrid’s... Read More
Hôtel Original Paris
Paris, France
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It all turns on the interpretation of the word “original.” Paris is full of hotels that hang on to every shred of their original décor, but the Hôtel Original Paris is not one of them. Thanks to the work of mad genius designer Stella Cadente, the Original could just as rightly be called the “Hôtel... Read More
Hôtel Ormelune
Val d’isère, Alps, France
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There was a time not all that long ago when fans of contemporary hotels, if they were in the market for a ski holiday, had to set aside their preferences and make peace with the typical Alpine lodge. That’s hardly the case anymore — the Ormelune, in Val d’Isère, is as fine an example as you’ll find... Read More
Hotel Palacio Carvajal Giron
Plasencia, Càceres, Spain
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The ancient walled city of Cáceres already feels like something out of a fairy tale, a big gorgeous pile of Gothic and Moorish and Roman architecture in the hills of Extremadura. And as long as you’re stepping into a sort of composite fairytale of old Europe, why not stay in a Renaissance palace... Read More
Hotel Palacio de Villapanes
Seville, Andalucia, Spain
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Hospitality is a tough game, but when you start with a building as stunning as this one, it’s a bit like being born on second base. The hoteliers managed to acquire an 18th-century mansion in Seville’s Santa Cruz district, and with a few bold design strokes they’ve turned it into the Palacio de... Read More
Hotel Palafitte
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Perfect for those with no taste for the tropics, or anyone who appreciates an inventive and inspiring hotel, Hôtel Palafitte is a South Pacific-style overwater bungalow hotel, located not in the Maldives but on the waters of Switzerland’s Lake Neuchâtel, at the foot of the Jura mountains, with a... Read More
Hotel Palazzo Manfredi
Rome, Italy
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All cities are unique, to a point, but no place offers a greater number of absolutely singular experiences than Rome. Palazzo Manfredi is as fine an example as any: this luxury hotel occupies a 16th-century villa which stands on the site of what used to be a training academy for gladiators — and... Read More
Hotel Palomar Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
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In a city as colossal as Chicago — wide boulevards, soaring architecture — it’s only natural that a boutique hotel should want to scale up. Fortunately this is something Kimpton does especially well, building towering, all-the-amenities hotels that retain the character and warmth of a boutique, and... Read More
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Located just a block from Rittenhouse Square in Center City, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia makes its home in the former headquarters of the American Institute of Architects. No surprise — the 1929 Art Deco building is a beauty, and the hotel does well to make art and architecture its theme... Read More
Hotel Palomar San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
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San Diego deserves far more love than it gets — it suffers, perhaps, from living in the shadow of Los Angeles. The well-rounded Hotel Palomar, though, is a fine introduction to the city’s particular charms. Start at the gorgeous rooftop pool, as fine a place as any to soak in the sun and sea breeze... Read More
Hotel Palomar Washington D.C.
Washington, DC, USA
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This is the sort of town that’s long on ultra-expensive luxury hotels, presidential suites, and restaurants of the sort that cater mainly to lobbyists on expense accounts. Few and far between are places that could reasonably be called “hip,” at least without unrecognizably stretching the meaning of... Read More
Hotel Paradies
Ftan, Graubünden, Switzerland
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Like a lot of things in Switzerland, Hotel Paradies keeps one foot solidly planted in tradition. Hotel Paradies began life a century ago as an artist’s residence built by the painter Hans Walter Bayer, and it doesn’t take a painter’s eye to discern the appeal of its location. It’s been allowed to... Read More
Hotel Paradis Paris
Paris, France
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The way things have been going lately in the Parisian boutique-hotel scene, we half expected that a place called Hôtel Paradis would be built out of a fluffy cloud, staffed by cherubs and angels with harps and trumpets and the whole heavenly hullaballoo. Fortunately they’ve taken their brief a bit... Read More
Hotel Particulier
Arles, Provence, France
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Call it “la vie en rosé.” There might be no better view of Provence than the one you’ll get from poolside, surrounded by leafy gardens, on a sun-drenched afternoon at L’Hôtel Particulier, once a mansion belonging to the mayor of Arles, now a gorgeous 16-room boutique hotel. It’s a balance of modern... Read More
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Paris, France
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Combining eighteenth-century elegance and Art Deco cool, this Belle Epoque hotel may be a classic but it is no museum. Even in its youth, in the 1930s, the Plaza Athénée was equal parts classical French style and contemporary hipster hangout — the likes of Josephine Baker and Rudolph Valentino... Read More
Hotel Plaza Grande
Quito, Ecuador
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After helping to conquer Quito in the sixteenth century, Juan Díaz de Hidalgo found himself in need of a place to live. He built a majestic, multi-floor dwelling on the main square; a dwelling which, today, is better known as the Hotel Plaza Grande, and happens to be Quito’s premier boutique... Read More
Hotel President
Budapest, Hungary
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Somewhere between a stately, old-fashioned grand hotel and a fun, funky little boutique hotel, there’s a gray area where you’ll find the President Hotel. Not literally, of course — try telling that to your cab driver and we can’t be held responsible for where you’ll end up. Best just to mention... Read More
Hotel Primero Primera
Barcelona, Spain
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At Barcelona’s Hotel Primero Primera, the owner’s family has lived on the first floor since the doors opened in 1955, and it shows. Spending the night is a bit like staying with an old friend with impeccable taste and a talent for hospitality. A renovation in 2011 did nothing to dampen the... Read More
Hotel Principe di Savoia
Milan, Italy
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The Principe is a classic — the Milan hotel against which all other Milan hotels are measured. Though the amenities are modern, there’s a sense in which the atmosphere of the place has stayed the same for the last hundred years — crystal chandeliers in the lobby, ornate antique chests of drawers in... Read More
Hotel Principe di Villafranca
Palermo, Italy
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If you’ve come to Sicily to sleep in till noon, wander around quaint old villages, lie supine on the sand, or flavor your acqua frizzante with lemons you’ve picked straight from the tree, you’re not going to hang around Palermo for long — there are too many idyllic beaches and charming little towns... Read More
Hotel Providence
Providence, RI, USA
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The last century was hard on downtown Providence, as it was on so many American city centers. These days, though, it’s on the upswing — Downcity, as they call it, has been designated an arts and entertainment district, and is filling up with art galleries, loft apartments, all the trappings of the... Read More
Hotel Pucic Palace
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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It’s a pleasure to see Croatia in the news for something other than football or political trouble. These days tourism is booming, especially in Dubrovnik — travelers, it seems, are charmed by its sidewalk cafes and historic sights, and are descending on the “jewel of the Adriatic”... Read More
Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Not to be confused with the delicate old-world Pulitzer in Amsterdam, this Pulitzer is as modern as they come, fitting effortlessly into Barcelona’s already expansive cohort of high-design hipster hotels. It’s a 2004 renovation of a Twenties building, and its carefully preserved facade offers... Read More
Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sister to the Pulitzer in Barcelona, the Buenos Aires version bears a pretty distinct family resemblance. With a bit over a hundred rooms it’s on the large side for a boutique, but on the small side for a business hotel. And though it’s a new build, and decidedly modern in aspect, its monochromatic... Read More
Hotel Pulitzer Roma
Rome, Italy
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The smart and stylish Pulitzer Roma occupies a 20th-century modernist building in the EUR district, the Fascist-era exposition center, now a business park and residential area just south of the city center. And what it lacks in picture-postcard historical charm it makes up for in personality — this... Read More
Hotel Punta Tragara
Capri, Italy
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It’s humbling, if you’re from somewhere other than Italy, to think about how naturally blessed the peninsula and its islands have been. And they haven’t exactly let all that natural beauty go to waste either. Seemingly everywhere you look is another hidden gem, another one-of-a-kind hotel. Take... Read More
Hotel Q!
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin’s Hotel Q! is as stylish a space as any of the high-end retail shops around the corner on the Kurfürstendamm — and quite a bit more affordable. Unlike similarly avant-garde hotels in, say, London or Milan, Q! shows that high-design hotel interiors need not demand a premium price... Read More
Hotel Quadrifolio
Cartagena, Colombia
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Named for the four-leaf-clover figure that forms a common motif in Spanish Colonial Colombian architecture, the Quadrifolio is a bit of a time capsule. It’s a renovated colonial manor house on the Calle del Cuartel, in the historic walled old town of Cartagena, the port city where Colombia meets... Read More
Hotel Quintessence
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
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The age of the boutique ski hotel is upon us. While the typical North American mountain resort counts rooms by the hundreds, Quintessence, on the shores of Quebec’s Lake Tremblant, numbers just thirty suites — though surely they had space for more, as each spans at least 700 square feet, they went... Read More
Hotel Quote Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan
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If the presence, for a time, of the world’s tallest building wasn’t quite enough to cement Taipei’s world-capital bona fides, then the Hotel Quote should do it. Perhaps we exaggerate, but only a little — though it’s not as noticeable as a 101-story office tower, the presence of a first-rate... Read More
Hotel Ranga
Hella 851, Iceland
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For all the ruggedness of the land and the otherworldly beauty of the setting, Iceland is not exactly rich in impressive places to stay. It seems as though it might be ripe for something like the New Zealand model, with rustic lodges scattered over the island. There’s no guarantee that’s where... Read More
Hôtel Recamier
Paris, France
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If there’s a common thread that runs through most of Paris’s big-name hotels it’s this: whether they’re centuries-old grand hotels or cutting-edge design experiments, they tend to announce themselves with some fanfare. For that reason we’re always partial to the soft-spoken, to Parisian hotels that... Read More
Hotel Rector
Salamanca, Spain
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Another day, another gorgeous ancient Spanish city, another stunning landmark building turned into a clever, stylish little boutique hotel. Not that we’re complaining. The Hotel Rector in Salamanca is the sort of thing that keeps one coming back again and again. You can only do the major capitals... Read More
Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa
Cannigione, Italy
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That’s golfo as in gulf, the body of water — though you’re not far from 18 holes of Scotland’s finest, the most salient feature of the setting, when you’re at the Hotel Relais Villa del Golfo & Spa, is not the lawns, it’s the water. In this case it’s the Bay of Cannigione, on Sardinia’s Emerald... Read More
Hotel Renew by Aston
Honolulu, HI, USA
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Hiring the precocious San Francisco–based designer Jiun Ho to create the interiors for Honolulu’s Hotel Renew was a fittingly audacious choice for this upstart boutique. Any hotel that thumbs its nose so flagrantly at island-resort convention is bound to stick out among the palatial mega-hotels of... Read More
Hotel Restaurant Troisgros
Roanne, France
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The culinary tradition of France’s famed Troisgros family is on display here in Roanne, and most guests are in it for the food, frankly. Don’t let that fact obscure the brilliance of this hotel, though; while Michel Troisgros works his magic in the kitchen, Marie-Pierre tends to the aesthetics, and... Read More
Hotel Rex
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Those who aren’t fans of the 1930s detective stories may be unaware that San Francisco is the original hardboiled town. San Francisco crime had class—dames in silk stockings offering you two hundred to knock off tiresome husbands. Well, the Hotel Rex hasn’t forgotten this... Read More
Hotel Rival
Stockholm, Sweden
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Widely hailed as Stockholm’s first boutique hotel, the newly rehabilitated Hotel Rival is in the heart of the hip Södermalm district and comes complete with an entertaining pop culture connection in the person of owner Benny Andersson, of ABBA fame. Some say Andersson is the reason the... Read More
Hotel Roemer
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Hotels in Amsterdam are an odd business. For all the talk about ultra-edgy Dutch design it’s often forgotten that they’ve got quite a lot of protected historic architecture to contend with. The Hotel Roemer, however, expertly manages this fusion of old and new — within its extensively renovated... Read More
Hotel Rosa Alpina
San Cassiano, Alps / Dolomites, Italy
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Everyone’s got a mental picture of Italy, but in the Dolomites the edges go a bit blurry. Only here, at the foot of these craggy peaks, could you find an Italian hotel that looks for all the world like a Bavarian mountain lodge. Or at least a broadly Germanic one, as strictly speaking it’s a lot... Read More
Hôtel Royal Riviera
St Jean Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera, France
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For decades, the French Riviera was unchallenged as the center of all that was glamorous on the Mediterranean, from the Roaring Twenties through the Swinging Sixties—but at some point, the gilt-edged opulence and wedding-cake splendor started looking dated, and the beautiful people moved on... Read More
Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria
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The Hotel Sacher Salzburg was born the Hotel D'Autriche in 1866, and remains to this day one of Salzburg's grandest hotels, occupying a privileged position along the banks of the Salzach river. And even today it's better known under another name — the Österreichischer Hof, or, mercifully, the ÖH... Read More
Hotel Sacher Wien
Vienna, Austria
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Don’t let the masses of tourists at the Sacher Café put you off. The Sacher torte (an unbelievably sinful chocolate cake) is at once the hotel’s claim to fame and, for its ability to draw a crowd, its greatest disadvantage. But everything else about the Hotel Sacher is charming and exclusive... Read More
Hotel Sahrai
Fez, Morocco
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A fair number of Fes’s hotels and riads are located within the walls of Fes el Bali, the UNESCO-recognized medieval walled city that’s considered the largest car-free urban environment in the world. Such a location comes with its charms and its challenges: unmarked streets, limited access, dragging... Read More
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Austin, TX, USA
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For a while now Austin has been one of the United States’ best-kept secrets: a little enclave of progressive thought, high-tech savvy, and hipster culture, cleverly hidden in Texas, which is not the first place you’d look — and it’s disguised as the state capital, no less. But until recently its... Read More
Hotel San Anselmo
Rome, Italy
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A little off the beaten path, in a residential neighborhood on the Aventine Hill, the Hotel San Anselmo is ideal for that most paradoxical of escapes: the big-city hideaway. Whether it’s a lovers’ weekend or just some time alone, it’s an undeniable fact that some of us would rather disappear to the... Read More
Hotel San Jose
Austin, TX, USA
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A half-mile south of downtown, in Austin’s authentically funky South Congress neighborhood, the San Jose perfectly fits its location: it’s unpretentiously stylish, relaxed and comfortable, and surprisingly easy on the budget, cheaper even than the big chains downtown... Read More
Hotel Sans Souci Wien
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, even more than most European capitals, holds tight to its rich, storied history. And why shouldn’t it? For the most part, the same has been true of its hotels — but a new generation of hoteliers is wagering that you’ll get your fill of the classics everywhere else in town, and your living... Read More
Hotel Santa Caterina
Amalfi, Campania, Italy
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It’s the rare traditional-style hotel that really gets us going, but the Santa Caterina is an absolute classic. Family-owned for the better part of a century, it sits high on a hillside facing the sea and the town of Amalfi — guests ride an elevator down to the hotel’s private beach, for the... Read More
Hotel Savoy
Florence, Italy
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From the look of the Savoy’s facade, facing onto central Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica, one would perhaps expect the sort of arch and historic grand hotel that hasn’t seen so much as a new set of draperies since it opened in 1893. Perhaps a few years ago this impression would have been... Read More
Hotel Savoy Spindleruv Mlyn
Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
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As charming and impossibly pretty as a snow-dusted scene from a children’s storybook, Prague is the reason most visitors come to the Czech Republic. But the small country has plenty more to offer in the way of inspiring landscapes: magnificent castles, adorable villages and unspoiled forests... Read More
Hotel Shangri-la at the Ocean
Santa Monica, CA, USA
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Like they say at the end of the movie — any resemblance to the Hong Kong–based Shangri-La hotel group is purely coincidental. This Shangri-La, just off Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, is a one-off, a 1939-vintage Art Deco classic given new life by its family owners, whose thorough renovation brings... Read More
Hotel Signum
Salina, Aeolian Islands, Italy
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Scientists look at Sicily and see volcanic landforms, geothermal sites and ongoing geologic land-creation, the building of the earth itself. For anyone seeking to indulge their inner volcanologist, there’s not much left to say. But for the rest of us there’s the Hotel Signum. A marriage between... Read More
Hotel Silken Puerta America
Madrid, Spain
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Sure, it’s a Metro ride away from the sights of central Madrid, the Royal Palace, the opera house, the museums; but for the sort of travelers who’ll stay here, the Hotel Puerta America is a sight unto itself. It’s practically a museum of modern architecture and design, from John Pawson’s lobby and... Read More
Hotel Skeppsholmen
Stockholm, Sweden
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The uninitiated traveler most likely imagines Stockholm’s boutique hotel scene to be a haven of modern minimalist design. Those with a finger on the Scandinavian pulse, however, would know to expect a deep vein of cozy, almost rustic tradition. When it comes to the Hotel Skeppsholmen they’d both be... Read More
Hotel Skt Petri
Copenhagen, Denmark
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In downtown Copenhagen's Latin quarter, just off the Strøget (the famed shoppers' walk), is the Hotel Skt. Petri. The very large building was previously home to the Daells Varehus department store, and the hotel's exterior retains the quaint, retro-futuristic look of the 75-year-old building... Read More
Hotel Solamar San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
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Located in the booming Gaslamp quarter, and just a block from the new baseball stadium that’s driving this city-center renaissance, Hotel Solamar is the first San Diego venture for the San Francisco-based Kimpton group — a group that’s busy exporting its funky yet accessible aesthetic all over the... Read More
Hotel Sorella Citycentre
Houston, TX, USA
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Houston, Texas is generally the kind of sprawling metropolis where cars are the only viable mode of transportation, and visitors are typically yoked to their rentals. Enter Citycentre, Westside Houston’s new mixed-use development, complete with upscale shopping, drinking, and dining, concentrated... Read More
Hôtel Spa - La Belle Juliette
Paris, France
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Is it possible for a hotel to be a biography? La Belle Juliette might be the first: this stylish little boutique hotel in the Saint-Germain is a period piece, at the very least, conceived by the French designer Anne Gelbard as an homage to Juliette Récamier, a notorious Parisian beauty from the... Read More
Hotel Spa Mizpe Hayamim
Rosh Pina, Galilee, Israel
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Hotel Spa Mizpe Hayamim has the hedonistic treatments and fine dining you’d expect from a contemporary luxury boutique hotel. What you might not expect, however, is the amount of comestibles and beautifiers grown on site. Or made, baked, dried, skimmed, picked, pickled, fermented, and so on. The... Read More
Hotel Spa Relais & Chateaux A Quinta da Auga
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Situated in a bucolic hectare of countryside just outside the Galician capital city of Santiago de Compostela, A Quinta da Auga is probably the most charming and accommodating paper mill you’ll ever have the pleasure of visiting. That’s former paper mill, of course, one old enough to have acquired... Read More
Hôtel Square
Paris, France
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Paris, a city of historical architecture, has very few hotels that make an unequivocally modern design statement. Hôtel Square is one of them. The hotel is located in the 16th arrondissement, close to the Eiffel Tower, but also right in the midst of the media district, just opposite the Maison de... Read More
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Visitors to New Zealand might find themselves (understandably) eager to get out of town and into the wild — the success of the small-lodge phenomenon is proof of that. But Queenstown is no ordinary town. It may feel urban by comparison with the rest of New Zealand, but its location on the shores of... Read More
Hotel St. Augustine
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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In Miami’s bid to maintain its reputation as America’s sexiest destination, South Beach is its red carpet. With hotels, bars and clubs like glittering starlets flashing canned smiles to the cameras, SoBe’s exhibitionistic brand of luxury sometimes borders on sensory overload. So while its hot-list... Read More
Hotel St. Barth Isle De France
St Barthelemy, French West Indies, France
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St Barthelemy is one of the Caribbean's most exclusive destinations, a favorite of the international jet set, and more likely than anywhere else to play host to the beautiful people of London and Paris. This island is also perhaps the region's best-kept secret, with information jealously guarded by... Read More
Hotel St. Paul
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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The landmark Beaux-Arts exterior of the ten-story St. Paul Hotel, in the heart of the historic district of Vieux Montréal, is utterly at odds with what’s inside—an modern and minimalist hotel, something light and ethereal, straight from the pages of a design magazine. Stylish contemporary... Read More
Hotel Straf
Milan, Italy
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The Straf is one of the new breed of high-design hotels to have recently opened in downtown Milan. The city that this hotel inhabits is less the dingy industrial center of decades past, and more the new Milan, the center of all things stylish in Italy. In this case, the architect, Vincenzo de... Read More
Hotel Taiwana
St Barthelemy, French West Indies, France
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St. Barts is one of those locations where a hotelier’s most important consideration, far ahead of any positive innovations, is simply to do justice to the setting. On this island that means small-scale, intimate hospitality, an impeccable sense of style, and enough physical comfort to keep up with... Read More
Hotel Teatro Denver
Denver, CO, USA
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This refurbished 1911 landmark bills itself as Denver’s only luxury boutique, and it certainly has a strong claim to that title. Smallish and reservedly stylish, it’s all intimate elegance, its 111 guest rooms fashioned from Indonesian sandstone and marble and outfitted with luxurious earth-toned... Read More
Hotel Teatro Porto
Porto, Portugal
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You can hardly be surprised to hear that Hotel Teatro is a bit, well, theatrical. Conceived by the Portuguese designer Nini Andrade Silva and built on the site of the Baquet playhouse in central Porto, the 74-room hotel announces its conceit as soon as guests arrive. The doors are inscribed in... Read More
Hotel Terra
Teton Village, WY, USA
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It’s still one-of-a-kind, after all these years — while the ski resorts of Colorado and Utah have gone relentlessly upscale, Jackson Hole has kept close to its roots. Maybe it’s a conscious anti-development strategy, or maybe it’s just the simple fact that the airport’s runway is too short to... Read More
Hôtel Thérèse
Paris, France
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It would be difficult to imagine a location for a hotel that would be closer to the center of it all than the Hotel Thérèse. Just a stone’s throw away from the Louvre, the Palais Royal, and the Comédie Française, this hotel could hardly be in a better location for shopping or sightseeing. The... Read More
Hôtel Thoumieux
Paris, France
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It’s been an instant fashion-world favorite, for obvious reasons, but the appeal needn’t end there — if you’re the sort of person who loves what’s good about a good hotel, and hates what’s bad about a bad one, then you’ll no doubt be charmed by the Hôtel Thoumieux. That might be oversimplifying... Read More
Hotel Tomo
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Recycling is great for household goods but as it turns out it’s even better for hotels. Formerly the Best Western Miyako Inn, the Tomo is part of America’s great surplus of cheap-but-uninspired mid-century budget hotels, re-designed and re-purposed into a boutique hotel that takes its style cues... Read More
Hotel Topazz
Vienna, Austria
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If you’re particularly clued-in about Viennese design then the distinctive structure of the Hotel Topazz will immediately bring to mind a silver vase by Koloman Moser — but even if you don’t know your Moser from your Moses you’ll immediately get the message: this is modern Vienna, or at least... Read More
Hotel Tres
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
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One of Palma de Mallorca’s most stylish hotels brings to this Spanish Gothic town an infusion of bright Scandinavian modernism. This Swedish-owned boutique spans the centuries, a sixteenth-century mansion and a Sixties apartment block joined together, the interiors renovated and redecorated... Read More
Hotel Tresanton
St. Mawes, Cornwall, UK
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In the postwar years the Tresanton was one of Britain’s favorite seaside hotels, before falling on hard times from the Seventies on. Lately it’s again become one of Cornwall’s hottest spots, rescued from the ravages of time by Olga Polizzi, perhaps best known as the keen decorator behind her... Read More
Hotel Tugu Lombok
Tanjung, Lombok, Indonesia
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There are beach hotels that blend into the landscape — streamlined interiors in shades of sand and seashell, the separation between indoor and outdoor, and between water and sky, almost seamless. And then there are beach hotels that swing the other way. Take one look at Hotel Tugu Lombok, and the... Read More
Hotel UberFluss
Bremen, Germany
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High-design boutique hotels are not exactly new, but there’s still a little thrill in coming across one in an unexpected place, like the Hanseatic port city of Bremen. Here, quite literally on the banks of the Weser, is the Hotel ÜberFluss, an exercise in historical contrast: it’s a modern building... Read More
Hotel UNIC Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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Suddenly Prague is awash in cool, inexpensive boutique hotels. What sets Hotel Unic apart is that it’s both a little bit cooler and a little bit less expensive than most. The rooms start out small but functional, and the designers’ contagious sense of whimsy sets the mood. Splashes of orange... Read More
Hotel Unico Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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By now the idea that Barcelona is the fun one and Madrid is the serious one is simply a long-dead stereotype. But there is something to be said for the way that Madrid’s gems often lie hidden beneath a stately and sober exterior. Hotel Unico is a case in point: behind an elegant 19th-century... Read More
Hotel Unique
Tablet Ten List
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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We are going to try to resist commenting on Hotel Unique's name, as it should be obvious enough from the photos that it is an appropriate one. The design is inescapable — the structure is by Niemeyer protegé Ruy Ohtake (himself one of Brazil's most famous architects) and takes the form of a... Read More
Hotel Urban
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid may be the more conservative of Spain’s big cities, but there’s plenty of modern design, made all the more striking by the contrast with the city’s prevailing classic architecture, much of it dating to the 18th century and earlier. In the center of Habsburg Madrid, near the Puerta del Sol... Read More
Hotel V...
Vejer de La Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
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Safe to say you’re not likely simply to be passing through Vejer de la Frontera, looking for any old place to stay. This picturesque little Andalucian village is the perfect location for a chic little destination hotel, something like the Hotel V…, a twelve-room converted townhouse that’s a bastion... Read More
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX, USA
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As American cities go, San Antonio is not exactly on the cutting edge of fashion. But visiting the “Fiesta City” doesn’t have to mean resigning yourself to a forgettable stay at one of the big chains. The Hotel Valencia Riverwalk towers over El Paseo del Rio, the famed riverside promenade, and is... Read More
Hotel Valencia Santana Row
San Jose, CA, USA
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We can’t exactly say “poor San Jose” anymore; there’s too much money flowing in and out of Silicon Valley for that. But even still, in some ways San Jose remains Northern California’s overlooked city, always in the shadow of San Francisco and even that of sleepy Sacramento, the state capital. Until... Read More
Hotel Valley Ho
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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Tokyo has its skyscraper-hotels, London has its converted Georgian townhouses, Germany its art hotels. If there’s such a thing as a uniquely American hotel concept, it’s probably the boutique roadhouse — a prime example being the Hotel Valley Ho, in Scottsdale, the upscale and somewhat historic... Read More
Hotel Verhaegen
Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
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Not a hotel in the way we typically use the word, the Verhaegen slides in on the Francophone exemption. In English we’d call it a bed and breakfast, or maybe a guest house — whatever you want to call it, it’s a carefully preserved 18th-century mansion located just off the old port, two streets away... Read More
Hotel Veritas
Cambridge, MA, USA
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As the first hotel to open its doors in Harvard Square in over two decades, the pressure to offer ultra-modern high luxury must have been hard to resist. Luckily Veritas opted for the boutique route, a rambling Victorian townhouse that’s stately enough to look like it’s been part of the... Read More
Hôtel Vernet
Paris, France
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Ten years after opening the Left Bank’s Bel Ami, the Bessé Signature group is back with something of a sequel. And while there’s a family resemblance, to be sure, this one can’t help but reflect its own particular location: more or less right at the business end of the Golden Triangle, yards from... Read More
Hôtel Verneuil
Paris, France
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In a city where hotels tend toward the extremes — in comfort, cost, convenience, any number of measures, really — Paris’s Hôtel Verneuil is the rare hotel that lands in the elusive goldilocks zone: mid-range, centrally located, comfortable but not lethargy-inducing, stylish without getting silly... Read More
Hotel Victor South Beach
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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Nothing lasts forever, but Miami’s classic Hotel Victor is doing its best. After flirting with a rebrand and a name change, it’s sticking with the name on its classic neon sign, and the remodeled, relaunched Hotel Victor is, in a way, more classic than ever — after a latest redesign courtesy of... Read More
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski strikes that rare and resolutely German balance between venerable tradition and fastidious, tech-savvy modernism. Case in point: you'll marvel equally at the Pinakothek reproductions gracing the walls and the iPad in every room. Whether you’re booking spa... Read More
Hotel Vila Selvagem
Fortim, Ceara, Brazil
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A design hotel on the beach in northeastern Brazil is going to create some pretty unique scenic juxtapositions, but Vila Selvagem, in the tiny fishing village of Pontal de Maceio, might have them all beat: from the comfort of modern apartment-style suites, guests can watch the graceful progress of... Read More
Hotel Villa del Quar
Verona, Pedemonte, Italy
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Though not as heavily traveled as some of Italy’s neighboring regions, the Veneto has more than its share of charms. Verona is a major one, a small and picturesque city rich with history; another lesser-known one is the Villa del Quar, a 16th- and 18th-century villa on an estate just a few minutes... Read More
Hotel Villa Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The way Dubrovnik has exploded onto the international travel scene, you might expect to see a massive amount of brand-new development. More cheering is the sight of some characterful old faces getting a bit of a makeover — old faces like the Hotel Villa Dubrovnik, long a fixture on the Croatian... Read More
Hotel Villa Fiesole
Florence, Italy
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Fiesole is a small town in the gorgeous wooded hills just above Florence, and the Villa itself is a converted private residence, an elegant, luxurious hotel, peaceful and idyllic, yet with a view of the city. Add to this the fact that Hotel Villa Fiesole is priced at a level that’s actually... Read More
Hotel Villa Honegg
Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
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Even simply breathing is a pleasure at Villa Honegg. A classic Swiss mountain resort that’s been given a modern luxury hotel makeover, it sits on a mountain where the air is so fresh you’ll want to bottle it up and take it home. Maybe it’s the breezes off the snowcapped peaks and lakes, maybe it’s... Read More
Hotel Villa Magna
Madrid, Spain
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A former palatial residence divided into spacious apartments for Spanish counts and countesses, the Villa Magna made the transition to its current five-star status after an extremely thorough renovation. The modernist granite exterior might not be exactly what you expect from a royal residence, but... Read More
Hotel Villa Soro
San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
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San Sebastián is not quite at the top of the list for Spanish destinations, but it’s hard to say why. Perhaps it’s that those few tourists who venture north find themselves at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, but everyone, it seems, is missing out on a perfectly shaped bay and some extraordinary cooking... Read More
Hotel Ville d'Hiver
Arcachon, Aquitaine, France
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Despite its wintry name the Hôtel Ville d’Hiver is anything but chilly. Arcachon is located on France’s southwestern coast, and if it’s not quite Biarritz, it’s not a world away either — take a wander down to the beach if you’re skeptical. And there’s something incredibly inviting about the Ville... Read More
Hotel Vitale
San Francisco, CA, USA
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One of the only brand-new ground-up hotel projects to open in San Francisco this decade, the Vitale stands on the newly revitalized Embarcadero, right across from the foodie mecca that is the rehabilitated Ferry Building. This is new-school luxury hospitality, distinct from the stately palaces of... Read More
Hotel Viura
Tablet Ten List
Villabuena de Alava, Spain
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Yes, those photos are real. Hotel Viura really is a precarious-looking cubist stack, an audacious modernist boutique planted in the soil of a traditional Spanish wine village in the Rioja Alavesa region. The contrast is only heightened by the fact that its next-door neighbor is an 18th-century... Read More
Hotel Vondel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Other Amsterdam boutique hotels get more attention, but the quietly stylish Vondel has become one of the city’s most desirable lodgings. And it’s easy to see why: a charming townhouse setting, located just off the nightlife-centric Leidseplein and close to the Museumplein and the shops on PC... Read More
Hotel Yasmin
Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague has been one of Europe’s most talked-about destinations for some time now, but until lately, high-design boutique hotels have been a bit thin on the ground. Bit by bit, though, the city’s classic old buildings are getting a contemporary makeover — a case in point is the Hotel Yasmin, off... Read More
Hotel Yountville
Yountville, CA, USA
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It’s arguably the culinary capital of the United States. The Napa Valley town of Yountville boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world — and it’s on its way towards having a hospitality scene to match. Here’s a prime example. Hotel Yountville’s modern forms... Read More
Hotel Zaza Dallas
Dallas, TX, USA
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Just because you’re going to Dallas doesn’t mean you have to stay at one of the big chain hotels. Hotel ZaZa is, if you can believe it, a bit of the south of France, transplanted to the south-central United States. It’s a conceit that seems difficult to carry off, but in this case it certainly... Read More
Hotel Zaza Houston
Houston, TX, USA
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In Texas everything really is a little bit bigger, a little bit bolder. And the boutique hotels are no exception. Downtown Houston’s Hotel ZaZa, the second from the Dallas-based group, puts decadence first, and you won’t confuse it for a business chain anytime soon... Read More
Hotel Zetta San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Elsewhere, the Viceroy group’s boutique hotels and resorts tend toward a pretty unabashed sort of luxury. But in San Francisco, things are different. The locals have a finely-tuned sense for anything that could possibly come off as pretentious — which might be another way of saying that luxury, in... Read More
Hotel Zoo
Berlin, Germany
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In a way, the phrase “a new spin on an old classic” sums up just about everything that’s cool in Berlin. Not that that’s a criticism. They’ve got such great raw material to work with, there’s no sense beginning from a blank slate. Any hotelier, for example, would be thrilled to have something as... Read More
Hotelito Desconocido
Cruz de Loreto-Tomatlan, Jalisco, Mexico
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Hotelito Desconocido is a beachfront resort quite unlike any other. Where many resorts strive to offer an extravagant, high-consumption experience, this “small hotel” is a model of sustainable tourism, of ecologically sound hospitality. The location is the Playon de Mismaloya, a marine turtle... Read More
Hub Porteño
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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In a town whose trendier neighborhoods are positively bursting with boutique hotels, there’s truly nothing quite like Recoleta’s Hub Porteño, an eleven-room homage to the signifying power of marble and to the grand old city of Buenos Aires itself. Its proprietors land somewhere between hoteliers... Read More
Hudson
New York City, NY, USA
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Let’s get something out of the way: most of the guest rooms at the Hudson, a hyper-stylized Philippe Starck dreamworld of a hotel just two blocks from Columbus Circle and Central Park, are minuscule. Fittingly, they’re a modern take on old-fashioned trans-Atlantic ship cabins, and though they’re... Read More
Huka Lodge
Taupo, New Zealand
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Huka Lodge is a fisherman's paradise, founded in 1924 on seventeen acres of land alongside the Waikato river, three hundred meters upstream from Huka Falls. The Waikato, along with some 40 other nearby rivers, attract anglers from all over the globe, and nearby Lake Taupo is filled to the brim with... Read More
Hutton Hotel
Nashville, TN, USA
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This ain’t your grandma’s Music City. Though Nashville still answers to that old nickname, today you’re more likely to hear Jack White than Vince Gill. The biscuits are artisanal, the blue suede shoes totally vintage. Low-key hipness has arrived. Here’s how the Hutton fits in: it’s trendy, and... Read More
Huvafen Fushi
Male, Maldives
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Just the fact that the Maldives exist is extraordinary in itself. Were the waters of the Indian Ocean just a few feet higher, there’d be virtually nothing here. As it is, though, these islands seem tailor-made for tourism — each one a picture-perfect island idyll, a soft sand beach ringing an... Read More
Hyatt at Olive 8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Formerly something of a no man’s land, the northeast corner of downtown Seattle has recently sprouted a collection of shiny modern towers. Olive 8, crowned by a frosty blue glass halo, stands just slightly above the others, and provides a neat and tidy home for Hyatt’s new business-boutique hotel... Read More
Hyatt Bangalore MG Road
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Though fast-growing Bangalore is India’s third most populous city, you’d never know it from the views at the Hyatt Bangalore MG Road. More than just cityscape fills the windows; here, you’ll also see huge swatches of verdant umbrellas and the deciduous and flowering trees that help give the area... Read More
Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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In a townscape ruled by geometry, the Park Hyatt Canberra has landed smack in the middle between the London Circuit hexagon and State Circle. The building itself is a radial plan that hints at some intended posh governmental design vestige from Canberra’s early days. And unlike the slick Diamant... Read More
Hyatt Paris Madeleine
Paris, France
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Yes, it’s a member of an American chain, but it’s hard to find a luxury hotel that’s much more Parisian than the Hyatt Paris Madeleine. It helps that it’s in Madeleine, in the historic center of the city and an easy walk to everything from the Louvre to the Paris Opera. You could probably find an... Read More
Hyatt Pune
Pune, India
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The city of Pune is Mumbai’s cultured inland neighbor. Home to an enormous population of students, as well as the Marathi film industry (Bollywood’s sober cousin), Pune has a well-deserved reputation as a bastion of free thinking and tolerance. All this youthful energy makes the city a natural host... Read More
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
Danang, Vietnam
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There was a time when Da Nang, in central Vietnam, was sort of a neglected middle-sibling city between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. If the development of the city’s spectacular white-sand beaches, the addition of Hue and Hoi An to the list of essential Vietnamese cultural destinations, and a Greg... Read More
Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Maybe it’s mostly Kraftwerk we’re thinking of, but it’s hard not to see Dusseldorf as something of a futuristic city. And if the future of big-brand luxury hotels looks anything like the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf, then it’s going to be a fine future indeed. It’s a striking waterfront structure, a... Read More
Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort & Spa
Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan
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Travelers to (and within) Japan know the Hyatt name means something special here. There’s the famous Park Hyatt in Tokyo, of course, and a number of fine Grand Hyatts all around the country. Located in Gora, a hot spring town at the foot of Mount Fuji, an hour and a half to the west of Tokyo, the... Read More
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
New Territories, Hong Kong
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You’d expect a hotel in the middle of Sha Tin, Hong Kong’s most populous district, to be nestled among glass-walled office towers and apartments. But this isn’t Kowloon, it’s the New Territories, where vast green spaces break up the skyline. As the first Western chain to venture into the district... Read More
Hyatt Regency Incheon
Incheon, Korea
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Most of the time, it’s enough for an airport hotel just to be comfortable and convenient, and on those two counts the Hyatt Regency Incheon certainly comes through. Just a three-minute shuttle ride from Incheon International Airport, it feels like an oasis — a calm and quiet place to recharge after... Read More
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Nice, French Riviera, France
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The Palais de la Méditerranée is back, to add at least another chapter to its already storied history. The “Méd” opened in 1929, just months before the great stock market crash—and what months those were, for its American owner Franck Jay Gould, as well as for guests like Scott and Zelda... Read More
Hyatt Union Square New York
New York City, NY, USA
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With the advent of the Hyatt Union Square New York, this neighborhood at the upper edge of downtown Manhattan has suddenly taken a leap toward the upscale. It’s most apparent, perhaps, in the quiet architectural confidence of the building, a clean modern structure rising above an unostentatious... Read More
I Portici Hotel Bologna
Bologna, Italy
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Maybe it’s out of necessity, or maybe it’s an aesthetic preference, but in either case, nowhere do they blend the historical and the contemporary more seamlessly than in Italy. And it’s in Bologna, one of Italy’s more picturesque old cities, that we find I Portici, a contemporary boutique-style... Read More
i-SUITE
Rimini, Italy
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Though i-Suite has no official connection to the makers of those various i-Devices with which we’re all familiar, we could be forgiven for thinking that the future, if Rimini’s intently forward-looking experiment in hotel design is any indication, will be brought to us by a certain design-oriented... Read More
Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes
San Antonio de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain
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Ibiza has been known lately for its constant stream of European club kids, but its slightly more grown-up side has been staging a resurgence. Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes has long been Ibiza's top hotel, though of course it's anything but stuffy. This is where visiting pop stars and well-paid club... Read More
Ibrahim Pasha Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey
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It’s deep in the Sultanahmet, surrounded by all of Istanbul’s major sights, as well as all the usual tourist traps you expect from this heavily traveled district; but the Hotel Ibrahim Pasha is a breath of contemporary fresh air. And though it’s named for the neighborhood’s most famous resident... Read More
Ikin Margarita
Margarita Island, Venezuela
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It’s a bit of a head-scratcher that the Ikin Margarita offers dedicated “chill-out areas” (in this case, thatched-roof huts), when the whole place, not to mention the surrounding beaches, is nothing if not one massive area designed for the express purpose of chilling out. Situated on Margarita... Read More
Il Borro
San Giustino Valdarno, Italy
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For some of us, the fantasy of owning a Tuscan villa is sufficiently romantic; if you’re the Ferragamo family, however, you set your sights on something closer to an old-fashioned Tuscan principality. Enter Il Borro, the sprawling estate in San Giustino Valdarno that the Ferragamos bought in 1993... Read More
Il Falconiere Relais e Ristorante
Cortona, Italy
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Italy has its fair share of dazzling palace hotels, but there’s much joy to be had in the simpler pleasures of this rustic country villa. Once home to the 18th-century poet Antonio Guadagnoli, this tiny estate and its 400-year-old buildings were painstakingly restored by owners Silvia and Riccardo... Read More
Il Pellicano
Porto Ercole, Italy
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In a way, Il Pellicano’s location is notable for its lack of attractions. Most of Italy has been done to death, with a villa on every outcropping, an artistic treasure in every town, and every café beset by tourists in shorts begging for a cup of drip coffee. It’s the price a region pays, one... Read More
Il Salviatino
Florence, Italy
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You can have your design hotels. This fifteenth-century villa, on the Fiesole hillside overlooking Florence, has undergone a thorough renovation for the purpose of converting it into a modern boutique hotel — but a look around the place will confirm that it was more a restoration than a redesign... Read More
Il San Pietro di Positano
Positano, Campania, Italy
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Even by Italian standards, Positano is naturally breathtaking: its colorful houses and churches cling desperately to the mountainside, with postcard-perfect views of the sea coming seemingly a dime a dozen. Perhaps a bit more than a dime, actually; it’s possible (if unlikely) that there are still... Read More
Ilha de Toque Toque
Sao Sebastiao, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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We may go to São Paulo for a taste of Brazil but when the Paulistanos are in the mood to escape, some head east: to São Sebastião, a coastal enclave some two and a half hours away. It’s not a resort town, per se, nor is it the “humble fishing village” of Brazilian-tourism cliché — it’s a town whose... Read More
Imanta Resort Punta De Mita
Nayarit, Mexico
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In Mexico the big resorts might be the path of least resistance, but at this late date anyone who’s looking for something with a bit more personality has no excuses. With so much coastline it can’t all belong to the big developers — some of it, thankfully, goes to more sensitive proprietors, people... Read More
In Fashion Hotel Boutique
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Heaven knows Playa del Carmen could use a bit of fashion. This Riviera Maya beach town isn’t exactly off the beaten path, and its hotels and resorts — with some notable exceptions, of course — are a mixed bag. Still, it’s not Cancùn, not by a long shot; and the proliferation of small, distinctive... Read More
Indigo Patagonia
Puerto Natales, Chile
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Time was, travelers to Patagonia were faced with a pretty stark choice: rough it in a tent or a hostel, or splash out five-star–style at Explora. But it seems the market has found a third way, as markets will: Puerto Natales, increasingly, is home to more than a few sub-luxury, supra-hostel... Read More
Indigo Pearl
Phuket, Thailand
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It’s a boutique hotel forged from the remnants of a century-old tin mine — and thanks to the efforts of the interior designer Bill Bensley, the look is akin to industrial cool. As luxury-spa-villa fatigue begins to set in, a new take on the old familiar Phuket is more than welcome... Read More
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland
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It’s not the first place you’d look for a hotel like this. Which, one imagines, is pretty much the point of the place. Inis Meáin is just a speck of a place, a tiny island in Galway Bay on the Atlantic side of Ireland, home to just 150 people. But two of those 150 are your hosts, a chef and his... Read More
Ink48 - A Kimpton Hotel
New York City, NY, USA
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Whether it’s officially Midtown West, Clinton or good old-fashioned Hell’s Kitchen, the neighborhood around Kimpton’s Ink48 Hotel is a bit of a surprise to the uninitiated. On the one hand the hotel sits at roughly the same latitude as Times Square, which is four avenues to the east. But this is... Read More
Inkaterra La Casona
Cusco, Peru
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The Peruvian Andes may seem at first glance to be more a backpacker’s sort of adventure, but La Casona is an option for those who want to start the Inca Trail in high luxury style. This rehabilitated Spanish colonial manor at the heart of the old town of Cusco has joined the Inkaterra family of... Read More
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Cusco, Peru
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It’s not the closest hotel to the ruins at Machu Picchu, but Inkaterra boasts a location that’s special in another way: this 85-room eco-lodge is surrounded by twelve acres of high-mountain forest filled with all kinds of flora and fauna, wild birds and exotic orchids. It’s at the edge of the town... Read More
Inn at Irving Place
New York City, NY, USA
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Quite the opposite of what the New York hotel world has become, the Inn at Irving Place is like a snapshot of an entirely different era—a pair of 1834 townhouses without so much as a sign to mark its presence, it’s as far as you can get from the shiny glamour of the big-money hotels, and miles more... Read More
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
St. Michaels, MD, USA
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Alongside the Miles River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, sits a classic white Colonial mansion, built by Purser Samuel Hambleton after the War of 1812, and christened the Inn at Perry Cabin. Long known as the top hotel on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this meticulously restored manor house is now... Read More
Inn at the Market
Seattle, WA, USA
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The Market, in this case, is Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market, best known as the place where all that fish-tossing goes on. This inn is quite literally on the market, in the heart of Seattle’s most picturesque tourist area, and some rooms look over the market or the city, while others have... Read More
Inn at the Presidio
Tablet Ten List
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Golden Gate Park is the one that gets all the attention, but if it’s a sense of immersion in the natural world that you’re after, the Presidio is your place in San Francisco. For one thing, it’s very big and very green — nearly twice the size of Central Park, a vast expanse of wooded hills and wild... Read More
Inn at the Spanish Steps
Rome, Italy
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The Inn at the Spanish Steps is old-world Rome at its finest — this seventeenth-century guest house is right alongside the famed Caffé Greco, on Via dei Condotti, the famed shoppers' avenue, home to every boutique from Bulgari to Ferragamo. This is one of Rome's most famous districts, home to the... Read More
Insolito Boutique Hotel
Búzios, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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Insólito is Portuguese for “remarkable” — a confident moniker, considering that this beachfront boutique hotel is just one of many fashionable places to hang your hat in the Brazilian resort escape of Buzios. Sleek decor and a relaxed, intimate vibe? Check. Egyptian cotton, beautiful people dressed... Read More
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Like so many things in Lisbon, Inspira Santa Marta is an excellent value. At first glance it looks simply like a mid-range, mid-size, middle-of-town boutique hotel, with a pleasant stone and white-stucco façade just like all the others on its cobblestone street. But then you step inside the long... Read More
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
Hanoi, Vietnam
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West Lake is Hanoi’s largest body of water, with ten miles of shoreline that boasts some of the city’s priciest real estate. At night, when Hanoi’s rapid modernization is apparent in the glittering lights of the residential palaces, the 800-year-old Golden Lotus Pagoda presides darkly over the... Read More
InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau
Paris, France
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A new InterContinental sounds at first like a contradiction in terms — this is a group that specializes in grand hotels, massive monumental century-old hotels. So the InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau is definitely a departure. Not only in terms of scale — just 55 rooms — but in style and... Read More
Internacional Design Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Sometimes, when it comes to hotels, the name more or less says it all. The Internacional Design Hotel in Lisbon does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. This classic colonnaded building on Rossio Square may be traditional on the outside, but inside it’s the archetypal contemporary-design... Read More
International House
New Orleans, LA, USA
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It is time to go back to New Orleans: if not for the Mardi Gras shops selling Comme des Garcons, and fusion cuisine replacing the beignet. International House hotel still manages to fuse old and new successfully — it is modern without being obnoxious, stylish without being frigid. It is, in fact... Read More
Inverlochy Castle
Fort William, Scotland, UK
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If you know a bit about the castles of the western Scottish Highlands then you know there’s a little something that needs clearing up: the matter of two Inverlochy Castles. It’s quite simple actually. Just up the road is the deeply historic 13th-century Inverlochy Castle — which happens to be in... Read More
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel
Selfoss, Iceland
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Not that we wish to make everything all about us, but we’ve been waiting for something like ION Luxury Adventure Hotel since the day we started Tablet, if not longer. The otherworldly landscapes of Iceland, we reasoned, were crying out for the full Patagonia treatment — which is to say, they were... Read More
IP Boutique Hotel
Seoul, Korea
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From the first glimpse of its vibrant exterior of color swatches and glass, it’s clear that IP Boutique isn’t the most traditional of hotels. The lobby rather unsubtly reinforces this perception with a riot of color and playful décor, from the oversized yellow chair to the cushy red playground... Read More
Iriarte Jauregia
San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
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Iriarte Jauregia is located twenty-five minutes south of San Sebastián — close enough for guests to explore the vibrant city, but sufficiently removed to provide a deeply relaxing pastoral experience in the lush countryside of Gipuzkoa, a small, verdant Basque province. Housed in a fully renovated... Read More
Isle Of Eriska
Oban, Argyll, Scotland, UK
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Isle Of Eriska has a two night minimum stay policy... Read More
Ivy Boutique Hotel
Chicago, IL, USA
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Whether Chicago really is America’s second city depends a bit on your perspective — suffice it to say that when it comes to boutique hotels, it’s long been somewhere outside the top three. The local hoteliers are doing their best to change that, though, and the Ivy is a prime example; modern... Read More
J Plus Hotel by YOO, Hong Kong
Central Western, Hong Kong
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J Plus was Hong Kong’s first boutique hotel, and, surprisingly, the first in Asia for celebrity designer Philippe Starck. And though it’s a boutique, it’s anything but fluff; when the competition consists of prim old colonial hotels, an upstart, however flashy, must offer something of substance... Read More
Jade Mountain
Soufriere, St. Lucia
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That view of the Pitons from the wraparound infinity pool pretty much sums it up — this little corner of St. Lucia is one of the most stunning sites in the Caribbean. And now, with the opening of Jade Mountain, it’s got the small, intimate luxury resort that it’s always deserved... Read More
Jai Mahal Palace
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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If you want eighteen acres of gardens in the middle of a city as bustling as Jaipur, it’s going to take a palace. Back in the 18th century it would have helped mightily to be a member of Rajasthan’s royal family, but in the 21st century all it takes is a passing familiarity with the portfolio of... Read More
Jakes
St Elizabeth, Jamaica
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The appeal of Jake’s, in a nutshell, is that it’s more or less exactly what you would want a Jamaican boutique hotel to be like. On an island whose tourism tends toward the tasteless and the all-inclusive, a place this mellow and unassuming is guaranteed to stand out... Read More
Jamahal Private Resort & Spa
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
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It would be easy enough to say that the Jamahal Private Resort & Spa is the sort of place where your dreams meet reality, especially if those dreams involve sun, surf, and your significant other. We’re not really that sort of website — nevertheless we are comfortable saying that this thirteen-room... Read More
Jamaica Inn
St. Ann, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Decades ago Jamaica was a high-class affair, with pronounced British overtones; Noël Coward and Ian Fleming lived here, and Winston Churchill and TS Eliot were known to visit. Parts of Jamaica have since moved on, and taken on a decidedly less stylish approach to anything-goes relaxation — which... Read More
JapaMala Resort – A Samadhi Retreats Property
Tioman Island, Malaysia
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Modern eco-resorts often tout the back-to-nature qualities of their settings, but the journey to JapaMala Resort might just have them all beat. Whether you fly to Tiomen Island (just off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia) or take a ferry, the change in mood from the churning metropolis of Kuala... Read More
Jashita Hotel
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Just south of the mega-resorts of Cancun and the string of hip boutique hotels on Playa del Carmen is Tulum, one of the Riviera Maya’s quieter beach hideaways. Sure, there’s tourist traffic, but they’re here for the Mayan ruins, not the all-you-can-drink margarita special at the pool bar... Read More
Jedediah Hawkins Inn
Jamesport, NY, Long Island, USA
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It’s not the sort of thing you immediately think of at the mention of Long Island, and that, in some way, is entirely the point. The location is Jamesport, on the North Fork of far eastern Long Island, and what tempts guests out from Manhattan or down from New England isn’t some luxury hotel or... Read More
Jesmond Dene House
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
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Even allowing for all the progress Newcastle has made in recent years, it’s still quite safe to say it’s one of the last places that springs to mind when you think of a likely setting for a country house holiday. Unless, of course, you happen to be thinking of the Jesmond Dene House. It’s not... Read More
Jinya Ryokan
Hadano-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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The first reason to consider Jinya Ryokan might be convenience — it’s an hour by train from Shinjuku Station, which means Tokyo residents can swap city for country in no time at all. Foreign visitors might find it even easier — there’s a regular shuttle straight to Jinya from Narita. But the appeal... Read More
Jiva Hill Park Hotel Golf & SPA
Crozet, Jura, France
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We say Geneva for clarity’s sake but it’s worth knowing that the Jiva Hill Park Hotel is technically in France — it’s in the greater Geneva area, in the town of Crozet, just across the border, which looks out over the valley towards Lake Geneva. You’ll find it matters little, until you settle your... Read More
JK Place Capri
Capri, Italy
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It’s exactly this sort of thing that drives home the point about how absurdly blessed Italy is as a travel destination. As if the original JK Place in Florence weren’t enough, they’ve gone and opened another one, in Capri. The choice now is between a smart urban boutique hotel in one of the world’s... Read More
JK Place Florence
Florence, Italy
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Florence is home to many old-fashioned palazzo hotels, and more than a few modern-design boutiques; and though JK Place falls closer to the latter category, it is something a little bit different. The architect designed the Lungarno hotels as well, so he’s no stranger to contemporary chic... Read More
JK Place Roma
Rome, Italy
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Florence and Capri aren’t exactly easy places to open a world-beating high-end boutique hotel. But by comparison, Rome is the big leagues. You can see why the minds behind JK Place wanted to wait until they could be assured of getting it right — and get it right they most certainly did... Read More
JM Suites Hotel
Casablanca, Morocco
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Movie buffs might have a slightly mistaken picture of Casablanca, thanks to the classic film of the same name. Let’s just say it’s not by accident that despite its smaller size, Marrakech sees a far greater share of tourist traffic. But Casablanca is Morocco’s economic center, its biggest port, and... Read More
Jules & Jim
Paris, France
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If there’s anything Paris needs more of, it’s hip, contemporary design hotels that won’t break the budget — this is a town where high design generally means high gloss, which in turn means high prices. But by just about any measure Jules et Jim, a 23-room boutique in the Marais a couple of streets... Read More
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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For a while now, the notion of Abu Dhabi as Dubai’s tame, eye-rolling neighbor has been an outdated one. For evidence of the Emirati capital’s taste for extravagance, the rhetorician might point to the arrival in 2010 of the world’s first gold-dispensing ATM, though most of us will probably be more... Read More
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives
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Jumeirah in the Maldives, the hyper-luxe Dubai-based hoteliers in the world’s most desirable island destination — now there’s a combination that was always going to attract some attention. And if Jumeirah Dhevanafushi isn’t the most insanely luxurious hotel on the planet, it’s not for lack of... Read More
Jumeirah Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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In buttoned-up, no-nonsense Frankfurt, a sculptural steel-and-glass tower of a business hotel is enough to stand out — though not too much. It helps that the Jumeirah Frankfurt also happens to be one of the city’s largest hotels, though in Germany’s financial capital, that sort of Trump-style... Read More
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel
Shanghai, China
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The combination of the world’s most exciting city and the world’s most over-the-top hospitality group was always going to raise eyebrows. So what have the originators of Dubai’s fantastical Burj Al Arab cooked up for Shanghai? Just the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, a riotously colorful neon-lit cube... Read More
Jumeirah Vittaveli
South Male Atoll, Maldives
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When the only way to reach an island hotel is by private boat transfer, it’s a good bet that there’s some serenity on the horizon. And when the horizon is the cerulean blue of the Indian Ocean, so much the better. This is the Maldives, the setting for Jumeirah Vittaveli... Read More
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Dubai, UAE
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It’s beyond our brief here at Tablet to speculate as to the sustainability (or otherwise) of Dubai’s stratospheric luxury scene. But it’s certainly a relevant thought, in so far as it contributes to the air of fantasy that shrouds the city. It’s as though you’re breathing something more rarefied... Read More
Jupiter Hotel
Portland, OR, USA
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Though there’s a certain family resemblance between a hotel like the Jupiter and the glossy high-design luxury boutiques you see in the design magazines, the small-market American budget boutique is an altogether different sort of place. The Jupiter, the Thunderbird or the Hotel San Jose in the... Read More
JW Marriott Cusco
Cusco, Peru
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It wasn’t always so, but these days a good luxury hotel is, almost by definition, a hotel with a story behind it, or at least a hotel with some character. Pillow-top beds, vast high-tech screens, shoe-shine service: these things can only take a place so far. Certainly the JW Marriott Cusco checks... Read More
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square
Seoul, Korea
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The location is the thing at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square — not the only thing, mind you, but enough of a selling point that they’ve made sure it’s front and center in the hotel’s name. Though it’s centrally located and fairly convenient for business, Dongdaemun Square is first and foremost... Read More
JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Easy access to the airport and the northern business districts couple with prime beachfront real estate to make Juhu the ideal location for a hotel like the JW Marriott. This sprawling megahotel is equal parts cutting-edge business hotel and five-star luxury resort, serving corporate and leisure... Read More
Ka'ana Resort
San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
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From a trip to San Ignacio, in western Belize’s Mayan country, one expects ancient culture, stunning scenery, and a bit of outdoor adventure. Less common is the sort of small-scale full-service luxury experience that’s on offer at the Ka’ana Boutique Resort & Spa, a hotel which combines the typical... Read More
Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village
Palakkad, India
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A case could be made that a hotel’s most fundamental duty is to take care of its guests — not merely to accommodate, or to serve, but to provide strangers in a strange land with the luxury of being looked after by others. Few hotels, however, are as explicitly, steadfastly concerned with the... Read More
Kalem Island Oliviera Resort
Dikili, Turkey
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Once more or less the sole province of movie villains, the luxurious seclusion of island living has become much more widely accessible, with eco-resorts around the world boasting of isolation and privacy. But precious few offer the real thing, which is why it’s so refreshing to discover a place... Read More
Kameha Grand
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the sensory feast that is the Kameha Grand – the stunning wing-shaped building by Karl-Heinz Schommer and the cutting-edge interiors by superstar designer Marcel Wanders leave jaws permanently dropped. It’s intended for that most desirable demographic, the... Read More
Karakoy Rooms
Istanbul, Turkey
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“Rooms” more or less sums it up — there’s not much to Karaköy Rooms aside from the accommodations, but we think you’ll agree that with rooms like these, it’s hard to imagine wanting more. Especially in this neighborhood, just down the hill from the Galata Tower; just like so many Parisian hotels... Read More
Katiliya Mountain Resort and Spa
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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To be fair, Thailand’s shape — long, skinny and dotted with islands — does give it a reasonably high beach-to-inland ratio. But that’s no excuse. By far the greatest bulk of the country’s land mass is in the mountainous north. And while the simple pleasures of the beach certainly do beckon, there’s... Read More
Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia
Urgup, Cappadocia, Turkey
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It’s true; these really are some premium caves. We’ve come a long way since prehistoric times. And even in Cappadocia — which is pretty much the alpha and the omega when it comes to luxurious cave-dwelling — Kayakapi is a standout, twenty-nine beautifully retrofitted rooms carved into the soft... Read More
Kemang Icon by Alila
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta’s been slow to jump on the design hotel bandwagon. This is not necessarily a bad thing; it just means they’ve missed out on the awkward stages, where comfort was often sacrificed in the name of visual impact, when staffers were expected to look pretty rather than provide any... Read More
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba
Aqaba, Jordan
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Seen from the Red Sea at night, the Kempinski Hotel in Aqaba rises up like a retro monument to 1970s-style modernism. Furthering the effect, a rotating array of neon lights up the concrete, semi-concave shape. Jordan isn’t Nevada, of course, and still less is Aqaba Vegas, but you’ll be forgiven if... Read More
Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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If you know your local history then you’ll know why a reconstruction of an 18th-century Baroque palace is just as big a point of local pride as an authentic, unreconstructed 18th-century Baroque palace. Either way, today the Taschenbergpalais is Dresden’s top luxury hotel, with the Kempinski flag... Read More
Kenoa Exclusive Beach & Spa Resort
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Barra de Sao Miguel, Alagoas, Brazil
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What’s unusual about Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort isn’t simply the style of the place — it’s the conjunction of its sleek, high-design style and its location, on the far east coast of the state of Alagoas, tucked in between the forest and the Atlantic. This isn’t exactly boutique-hotel... Read More
Kensington Place
Cape Town, South Africa
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Just outside Cape Town proper, in Higgovale, a quiet enclave overlooking the city from the foothills of Table Mountain, Kensington Place is about as intimate as they come — just eight suites, in a magazine-ready contemporary-luxe style, with all the bells and whistles, including sprawling king beds... Read More
Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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The new, slightly more youthful sub-brand from the venerable Shangri-La chain is off to a roaring start in Shanghai: the Kerry Hotel Pudong is the Kerry flagship, and in Shanghai it’s supported by the whole Kerry Parkside complex, effectively adding a shopping mall and an office tower to the... Read More
Kerry Hotel, Beijing
Beijing, China
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Though the Kerry name might fly under your radar, the Kerry Hotel Beijing is, in everything but name, a Shangri-La — a Shangri-La, that is, that’s been thoroughly updated, with an eye towards an increasingly design-sensitive, boutique-trained luxury-hotel clientele. That’s what the Kerry sub-brand... Read More
Kifu no Sato
Mimasaka City, Okayama, Japan
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Some ryokans come in the form of dazzling traditional architecture, letting it be known from the moment guests arrive that their stay would be simply unforgettable. Then there are others that may look at first glance rather unassuming, but strive impress with what they do inside. Kifu no Sato... Read More
Kimber Modern
Tablet Ten List
Austin, TX, USA
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Amidst the hustle and bustle of South Congress Avenue, an oasis of therapeutic efficiency awaits even the most harried traveler at the Kimber Modern. Proprietors Kimber Cavendish and Vicki Faust strike a balance between local and global, commissioning Austin-based architects to design the Zen-like... Read More
King David Hotel
Jerusalem, Israel
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One might very well expect a hotel called the King David, in Jerusalem, to be a pretty majestic affair. And it is. This is the original Jerusalem grand hotel, a classical edifice in pink limestone, dating back to the Thirties (and thus predating the state of Israel as we now know it... Read More
Kinsterna Hotel
Monemvasia, Peloponnese, Greece
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Between the island paradise of the Cyclades and the chic boutiques of the capital, it’s no wonder the international traveler has scant attention left for some of Greece’s lesser-known destinations. One imagines, however, that fans of these lesser-known destinations like it that way. Every booking... Read More
Kiridara Hotel
Laung Prabang, Laos
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A fine hotel can occasionally elevate an average destination, but the best hotel experiences are had in locations that are capable of elevating a fine hotel. Luang Prabang, with its stunning natural setting and its rich cultural history, is a city so extraordinary it hardly needs boutique hotels... Read More
Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa
Pakchong, Nakom Ratchasima, Thailand
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There’s more to Thailand than Bangkok and the beaches. Two hours inland from the capital, at the edge of Khao Yai National Park, Kirimaya sprawls over hundreds of acres of near-virgin forest, with picturesque views of the mountains in the distance. Here, far from the bustle of the urban centers and... Read More
Kirini Suites & Spa
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
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The differences between the best Santorini hotels are remarkably subtle; how to distinguish one sun-drenched, white-washed hotel on a scenic seaside cliff from the next? More than anything, it just comes down to execution — well, that and the sublimity of the views, but the photos say it all in... Read More
Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel
Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece
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To outsiders, the appeal of Mykonos has waxed and waned, cool one decade, uncool the next. For the record, it’s apparently cool again, but ask a local (or better yet, visit yourself) and you’ll find it’s the kind of place whose natural charms should transcend any concerns about relative coolness... Read More
Kiya Ryokan
Uwajima, Shikoku, Japan
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In attempting to find the optimal solution for the ryokan equation, most guests look for a location that’s not too far from a big city, but far enough that there’s plenty of fresh air and an abundance of peace and quiet. In that regard Kiya Ryokan, in the sleepy city of Uwajima on Japan’s southern... Read More
Kkala Hotel Boutique
Salta, Argentina
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Ask an Argentinean where to go for an experience that combines rural customs with the conveniences of urban living, and one likely answer is Salta. This mid-sized city in the northwest corner of Argentina boasts a wealth of neoclassical architecture and a tradition of local craftsmanship that... Read More
Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel
Singapore, Singapore
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Despite all the stereotypes about Singapore, you certainly couldn’t accuse Klapsons of anything approaching conformity. The local entrepreneur Adrian Lee set out to create a space that would stick in the memories of business travelers and tourists, teaming up with big-name Milanese architects... Read More
Klaus K
Helsinki, Finland
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For a city with such a rich modern design heritage, Helsinki has precious little in the way of flashy contemporary hotels. This regrettable state of affairs is now one step closer to being remedied, however, with the re-opening of the Klaus K, in the design district at the top of the Esplanade... Read More
Kloster Hornbach
Hornbach, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
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Monasteries aren’t the only ancient lodgings that are well suited for conversion into luxury hotels, but in a way, a Benedictine monastery, such as Kloster Hornbach, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, might be the most appropriate of all. The Benedictine tradition is all about hospitality, and we’re not... Read More
Knightsbridge Hotel
London, England, UK
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The Knightsbridge Hotel is the perfect modestly priced entrée into one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the world. In fact the Knightsbridge is the ideal shopper’s hotel, a sort of junior version of its sisters, Covent Garden and Charlotte Street, with a correspondingly lower nightly rate... Read More
Kosenda Hotel
Jakarta, Indonesia
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A few more hotels like this one and Jakarta just might shed its “only on business” reputation. Kosenda Hotel is the kind of fresh, inventive, authentic boutique hotel that just about any city in the world would love to call its own. Like most of the best boutique hotels, this one is the product of... Read More
Kotohira Kadan
Kagawa, Japan
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Kotohira Kadan has had a long time to perfect its game. A historic ryokan that pops up now and then in classic Japanese literature, it’s been hosting visitors for better than four centuries. So this is an old place, and a traditional one, though not slavishly so by ryokan standards. On the one hand... Read More
Kruisheren Hotel
Maastricht, Netherlands
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To put it a bit broadly, the Dutch are no strangers to recycling spaces and putting them to inventive use — close to half the country is reclaimed land, for a start. And here you’ll find cutting-edge design in some of the unlikeliest of places, like the fifteenth-century monastery... Read More
Ksar Char-Bagh
Marrakech, Morocco
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Just fifteen minutes outside of Marrakech is an upscale district called the Palmeraie, a thousand-year-old palm-grove oasis in the midst of a dry desert landscape straight out of The Sheltering Sky. It is here that Marrakech's new breed of mini-palace hotels has sprung up — of which the most... Read More
Ku' Damm 101
Berlin, Germany
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Some of the best shopping in Europe is to be had in Berlin, specifically on the Kurfürstendamm, the main commercial drag of what was pre-unification West Berlin. Perfectly placed for shopping excursions is the Ku’ Damm 101, quite prosaically named for its address, in a converted office block in the... Read More
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
St. Moritz, Graubunden, Switzerland
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There are other luxury hotels in St. Moritz, but the Kulm can credibly claim to be the original. It was the first, at any rate, dating back to 1856, and if certain others are perhaps more recognizable, it’s nothing to do with the merits of the place. This is as fine an Alpine five-star gets: have a... Read More
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kottayam, Kerala, India
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Along the coastal lowlands and backwaters of India’s south-western state of Kerala lies the vast Vembanad Lake, connected to the Arabian Sea by a network of canals, estuaries and rivers. And at the edge of Lake Vembanad is Kumarakom, a tiny town at the edge of a lagoon, crisscrossed by narrow... Read More
Kuum Hotel & Spa
Turkbuku, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey
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Though Bodrum doesn’t yet have quite the same cachet as some of the similarly idyllic stretches of coast in the Mediterranean, Kuum Hotel and Spa is a big step toward changing that. With its striking modern architecture, its positively enormous (and enormously inviting) spa, its several seaside... Read More
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Reykjavik, Iceland
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To focus too closely on whether it’s booming or busting is to risk missing the point of Reykjavík entirely. A hotel like Kvosin is built to last. In one sense, it already has — the building that’s now home to Kvosin Downtown Hotel has stood on this site, alongside the Icelandic parliament, since... Read More
L' Heure Bleue
Essaouira, Morocco
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If Marrakech is a city that never sleeps — chaotic, colorful, romantic, and cramped — then Essaouira is a seaside town that would rather take a leisurely siesta in a hand-woven hammock. The old-fashioned port city has long drawn surfers to its stunning Atlantic beaches and the occasional... Read More
L'Agapa Hôtel Spa
Perros-Guirec, Brittany, France
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Travelers in search of a unique French coastal experience — one that’s practically the polar opposite of the mob scene on the French Riviera — take refuge at Perros-Guirec in Côtes-d’Armor. Home to the otherworldly pink beaches and rock formations of Brittany’s Granite Rose Coast, Perros-Guirrec is... Read More
L'Albereta
Erbusco-Franciacorta, Brescia, Italy
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In Milan you have the option of staying in the gorgeous Tuttle-designed Park Hyatt, or any number of chic boutiques, as individual and as style-obsessed as the competing fashion houses. It’s surprising, then, that you need only venture 40 minutes northeast of Milan to find the other face of Italy... Read More
L'Auberge Del Mar
Del Mar, CA, USA
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Just past La Jolla, north of San Diego, is the upscale seaside village of Del Mar — and in L’Auberge Del Mar we have a coastal California hotel that’s as casually elegant as its hometown. If Southern California makes you think beaches and bare feet, you’re certainly not wrong, but L’Auberge Del Mar... Read More
L'Hermitage Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Though like any West Coast city Vancouver is perhaps known for its funky side, its youthful side, its design-happy hipster side, it’s also a city that can do grown-up with the best of them. This is no less true in the hospitality world than it is in any area of life. A case in point is L’Hermitage... Read More
L'Hotel de Toiras
Saint-Martin de Ré, France
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While seemingly everyone is perennially flocking to the Côte d’Azur, there’s a sizeable contingent that prefers a seaside getaway that’s a little less glam. Not to say the Ile de Ré is gritty, exactly, but the unpretentious little port town of Saint-Martin is a magnet for a certain set of urban... Read More
L'Hotel Palermo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Even an extrovert needs an occasional moment of quiet, and that’s where L’Hotel Palermo comes in. Located in the center of Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires’s answer to all the other Sohos you know, this hotel hides in plain sight. Of course such a modish neighborhood offers plenty of places to lay your... Read More
L'Ôtel
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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It’s tempting to say that staying at L'Ôtel in San Miguel de Allende feels like visiting the home of a gracious friend. After all, the place has just four guest rooms and it’s housed in a renovated colonial mansion. Plus, the open-air courtyard, the rooftop patio with gorgeous views of the town and... Read More
La Alondra Casa de Huéspedes
Corrientes, Argentina
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Ask an Argentinian to name a familiar landmark to help you locate Corrientes on a map, and you’re bound for an awkward pause. “It’s close to Paraguay,” he might say — a statement that tells you everything you need to know. Though historically and economically significant, Corrientes is in the... Read More
La Bandita
Pienza, Italy
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Like any of the world’s top travel destinations, Tuscany is capable of showing visitors a few different faces. Leading approaches include the lap-of-luxury grand-hotel treatment, and the theatrical and painstakingly authentic traditional-farmhouse treatment. Add to those a new angle, one that’s... Read More
La Bandita Townhouse
Pienza, Italy
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It’s a classic story: husband and wife, weary from their fast-paced careers, leave behind the big city to open a small guesthouse in an idyllic setting. Except in this case, the major players, and their past careers, are of particular note — the husband was a big-shot record exec at Sony whose... Read More
La Bastide de Marie
Menerbes, Provence, France
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La Bastide de Marie avoids the traditional version of Provençal “authenticity,” and in so doing, brings new life to the well-worn genre of the Provence farmhouse hotel. La Bastide is contemporary and sophisticated, in a region where one expects to see only the most staid and old-fashioned hotels... Read More
La Bastide de Moustiers
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
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Before it became a thirteen-room inn, La Bastide de Moustiers was chef Alain Ducasse’s home in the country, a 17th-century stone house in a field of lavender dotted with olive trees. It still feels much the same as when he first arrived — homey, tranquil, a perfectly dreamy vision of low-key... Read More
La Bastide Saint Antoine
Grasse, France
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Though its present incarnation dates back only to 1996, La Bastide Saint Antoine was built in the eighteenth century, on this hillside overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Surrounded by acre upon acre of cypress and olive trees, the locaton is peaceful and secluded, minutes from the village of Grasse... Read More
La Bergerie
Morzine, Alps, France
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If you’ve heard of the French town of Morzine, you might also know who George Hincapie is, or what a flamme rouge signifies. Thanks to the steep Col de Joux-Plane incline nearby, Morzine, located in the Rhône-Alpes region, has hosted several Tour de France stage finishes. Not to worry if the... Read More
La Cabro d’Or
Les Baux de Provence, France
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Though just up the road from the stunning Oustau de Baumanière, La Cabro d’Or isn’t competition, exactly. More like a complement. This is the second venue in Les Baux de Provence from Geneviève and Jean-André Charial, and while the Oustau may be better known, it’s not because La Cabro d’Or is any... Read More
La Casa que Canta
Tablet Ten List
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
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If the scale of Mexican mass tourism puts you off, you’ve got options — Zihuatanejo, just four miles down the coast from Ixtapa, was until recently little more than a quiet fishing village, and even now is steeped in the kind of small-town charm Ixtapa never had... Read More
La Collegiata
San Gimignano, Italy
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It’s practically a law of geography that every Tuscan hill town must be impossibly pretty, and every little hotel perched on its outskirts a portal to a life of simple pleasures. But even by these standards, La Collegiata stands out. Built in 1587 as a monastery, the old stone buildings and... Read More
La Cour des Augustins
Geneva, Switzerland
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Switzerland’s reputation as the land that time forgot might not be entirely deserved, but a look around the very traditional Geneva hotel scene is proof that it’s got at least some basis in fact. This is a city that, for all its classic architecture and grand-hotel opulence, could use a small... Read More
La Ferme Saint Simeon
Honfleur, Normandy, France
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The ancient port of Honfleur, on the banks of the Seine estuary, has long been a magnet for artists, drawn to the spectacular waters and skies of the English Channel. The Ferme Saint Siméon itself was a gathering place for artists like Monet, Courbet, and Honfleur native Eugene Boudin... Read More
La Maison Blanche
Shelter Island, NY, USA
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If you’re looking for a big icy pimp-cup of conspicuous Hamptons decadence, keep searching: you won’t find it on Shelter Island, especially not at La Maison Blanche. This is the far end of Long Island from all that Gatsby business; much farther and it’d be Rhode Island... Read More
La Maison by Dussol Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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It’s a commonplace by now that Rio tourism is big business — it’s been a long time since Brazil was truly exotic or undiscovered, and the archetypal visit involves a stay at one of the the massive high-rise hotels that blot out the sun along Ipanema or Copacabana beach, an experience you’ll share... Read More
La Maison d'Aix - Hôtel Particulier et Spa
Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
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Neither fish nor fowl, neither Riviera glitz nor Provence farmhouse rustic, the old Roman town of Aix-en-Provence isn’t easy to pigeonhole. Fitting, then, that one of its finest hotels should be one so unique as La Maison d'Aix - Hôtel Particulier et Spa. The name isn’t an attempt at false modesty... Read More
La Maison Favart
Paris, France
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All the world’s a stage — particularly true when it comes to hotels. They too have set pieces, actors, and props, each designed to help produce a cumulative effect on the audience. Fashionable, pampered, relaxed — these are the hospitality equivalents of theatrical genres like comedies, musicals... Read More
La Mamounia
Marrakech, Morocco
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Thanks to a massive makeover, La Mamounia is more fantasy than ever before: huge and bright and excessive, a glittering combination of the Art Deco and Moroccan traditions with mosaics, painted columns and gleaming marble floors. Turbaned waiters, belly dancers, and doormen wearing fezes greet a... Read More
La Minervetta
Sorrento, Campania, Italy
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Contemporary design on the Amalfi coast — that alone makes La Minervetta worth noting. And we’re not using “contemporary” as a euphemism for that faceless minimal international style, either; you’ll find little in the way of greys or cream tones in La Minervetta’s... Read More
La Mirande
Avignon, France
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The building which houses La Mirande dates back seven hundred years, in a variety of forms: once a cardinal’s palace, during Avignon’s 14th-century tenure as the seat of Papal power and headquarters of the Catholic church, and later a private nobleman’s townhouse, today it’s... Read More
La Passion Hotel
Cartagena, Colombia
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Passion doesn’t have to declare itself loudly. La Passion, an eight-room boutique hotel in a Spanish Colonial manor house in Cartagena, Colombia, is quiet, intimate, and about as elegant as it gets — and the adults-only policy certainly doesn’t hurt. At this size, it would hardly qualify as a hotel... Read More
La Posta Vecchia
Rome, Italy
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La Posta Vecchia, the old post house, is as understated a name as one can imagine for such a grand seaside palace. Once a carriage house for mail stages traveling up the coast north of Rome, it was bought and restored by the American industrialist J. Paul Getty, packed with antiquities and artworks... Read More
La Puertecita Boutique Hotel
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s national treasures, a beautifully preserved colonial city, rich with centuries-old architecture, charming historical attractions and hundreds of churches and cathedrals. On a hillside above the city center, in a private park in the Atascadero residential... Read More
La Purificadora
Puebla, Mexico
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If not for the Grupo Habita, Mexico would be short about half a dozen very fine modern hotels. And if not for Habita’s newest, La Purificadora, the little colonial city of Puebla (on the road from Mexico City to Oaxaca) would likely be off our radar entirely... Read More
La Remise B&B
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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In a city more defined by its quirky residential architecture and its maze of little canals than by singular, monumental sights, the big statement-making hotels, for all their appeal, can feel a bit out of place. The more natural fit is an intimate bed and breakfast like La Remise, tucked away on a... Read More
La Réserve de Beaulieu & Spa
Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, French Riviera, France
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What began as (and yet remains) a fine seafood restaurant on the coast between Monaco and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat added a handful of guest rooms during the postwar boom, to accommodate diners weary of driving up and down the shore at night — and, in so doing, began La Réserve’s transformation into... Read More
La Reserve Geneve Hotel & Spa
Geneve-Bellevue, Geneve, Switzerland
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Geneva’s top hotels tend to be stately old grand hotels, restorations of early 20th-century palaces, places where the only nod to modernity is a wireless LAN or a flat-screen television, hidden in an antique armoire. The exception, though, is La Réserve; thanks to Jacques Garcia of... Read More
La Residence Hotel & Spa
Hue, Vietnam
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On the banks of the Perfume River, in the old imperial city of Hue, is a restored classic, an Art Deco–style boutique hotel: La Résidence. This was once the Governor’s mansion, a piece of colonial history, looking straight across the river at the imperial citadel. And today its colonial-chic luxury... Read More
La Solana Boutique Hotel
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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There are design hotels and then there are design hotels; this one is a National Historic Monument, so designated because it’s a master work, built in 1947, by the architect, landscape designer and furniture maker Antonio Bonet. If Bonet isn’t quite a household name, his style will nonetheless be... Read More
La Sommita Relais
Ostuni, Puglia, Italy
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The idea of Italy as a holiday destination brings with it certain expectations, certain familiar scenes — from the palazzos and canals of Venice to the streets of Rome, buzzing with motorbikes; from the red roofs and vineyard rows of Tuscany to the cliffside mansions of the Amalfi coast... Read More
La Suite by Dussol Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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A chip off the La Maison block, La Suite shares an owner, and a concept — a tiny and impossibly stylish luxury guest house, far enough off the main tourist drag to escape the crowds, but close enough to feel like you’re in on the action. In La Suite’s case, this means Joatinga, one of Rio’s most... Read More
La Suite Hotel & Spa Procida
Procida, Campania, Italy
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Though it’s Capri and the Amalfi Coast that get the most column inches, there’s plenty else to love about coastal Campania. Up around the other end of the crescent-shaped Bay of Naples is the island of Procida, a little speck of a place, which, while you may find it lacks some of Capri’s geographic... Read More
La Suite West
London, England, UK
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Anouska Hempel is perhaps best known to Tablet’s audience as the proprietor of the eccentric, maximalist, Eastern-leaning Blakes, in Kensington. In the larger scheme of things, she’s got a pronounced rebellious streak — having gone from Bond girl to boutique hotelier, she’s not exactly followed the... Read More
La Sultana Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco
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You can only make a riad hotel so big. But if you’re stuck for size, you can join them together — La Sultana, for example, combines four traditional Marrakchi courtyard mansions into one contiguous complex, and in so doing creates one of the medina’s most complete luxury hotels. In some towns 18... Read More
La Sultana Oualidia
Tablet Ten List
Oualidia, Morocco
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For anyone who’s ever wished they could combine the architecture and atmospherics of Morocco with the self-explanatory pleasures of a beach town, Oualidia is the answer. This fishing village turned vacation spot is where Marrakchis go when the tourist season hits, and it’s where you’ll find La... Read More
La Vague de Saint Paul
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
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Here’s a quick précis for non-Francophiles: Saint-Paul-de-Vence, roughly ten miles west of Nice, is one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, and a long-time haven for artists, Rolling Stones, and everything in between. Marc Chagall used to live here, as did the likes of Bill Wyman... Read More
La Villa Gallici
Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
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Just five minutes from the city center, La Villa Gallici was created by three friends who, tired of lamenting Aix-en-Provence’s lack of a traditional country house hotel, took it upon themselves to create one. The result is delightfully excessive, more luxurious than most Provencal inns, and... Read More
La Voile d'Or
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
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The Côte d’Azur, the longtime getaway of European millionaires and the sun-worshippers who love them, has never hurt for visitors. But many of the resorts on this exclusive coastal stretch have undergone a style overhaul in recent years, in a bid to attract the younger jet set. La Voile d’Or in... Read More
La Zebra
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Maybe someday the mega-resorts will come to dominate Tulum, but for now its palm-lined, white-sand Caribbean beaches remain largely the territory of places like La Zebra, a low-key, sixteen-room throwback of a seaside hotel... Read More
Ladera Resort
Soufriere, St. Lucia
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For quite a lot of travelers the conversation about the Caribbean begins and ends at the beach. But for anyone who’s willing to take a broader view, the region offers charms that have little to do with surf and sand. Among them is St. Lucia, whose verdant Pitons rise sharply from sea level, making... Read More
Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence
San Cassiano, Alps / Dolomites, Italy
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We’re pretty unabashed in our admiration for Europe’s modernist ski lodges. But even by that standard, Lagació Mountain Residence stands out. Too often the temptation, once you’ve decided to update the classic Alpine-lodge look, is to take it too far — when ski hotels become little more than... Read More
LaGare Hotel Venezia
Venice, Italy
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It’s not just the small, independent boutique hotels that are full of local character these days. Increasingly, the best big hotel chains are getting in on the action too — opening hotels where the furniture is crafted by local artisans, the ingredients for breakfast sourced from the local farmers... Read More
Lake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid, NY, USA
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A century ago, New York’s beautiful people flocked to the Adirondacks in search of a little bit of the sublime; Manhattan was full up, Connecticut and Rhode Island were passé, and wealthy Americans were in love with nature again. More recently, jet travel has dispersed the rich and famous across... Read More
Laluna
St. George's, Grenada
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We know it’s not very cool to go sniffing around a hotel’s star-spangled guest book, but when the celeb-haunt in question seems at first glance like a modest jumble of beach shacks, a little reassurance might be in order. In part, what makes Laluna so desirable is its discreet location — a lush... Read More
Lanchid 19
Budapest, Hungary
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There are plenty of hotels out there that are taking risks in interior design, but to be honest relatively few that are doing anything really attention-grabbing with the building itself. Lánchíd 19, in Budapest, is the exception, directing your attention not to a witty piece of lobby furniture but... Read More
Langham Place
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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It’s been a while since a new major luxury hotel opened in Kowloon, the mainland peninsula side of Hong Kong — height restrictions prevented the construction of skyscraper-hotels like the 59-story Langham Place building. Now that they’ve been lifted, however, the path is clear for megahotels in the... Read More
Langham Place, Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY, USA
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If the towering structure is any guide — that’s meant rhetorically, by the way, of course it’s a guide — then you could safely expect Langham Place, Fifth Avenue to be a pretty big deal. And naturally it is. This sixty-story skyscraper joins the Empire State Building on the Midtown skyline, and the... Read More
Langham Xintiandi
Shanghai, China
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Compared to the sci-fi skyline of Shanghai’s more hectic districts, Xintiandi is a low-slung village. In a place where restored Shikumen homes and cobbled alleys bump up against boutique shops and hip clubs, the mirrored-glass monolith of the Langham Xintiandi might seem a bit ostentatious. You’re... Read More
Langshott Manor Hotel
Horley, Surrey, UK
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Though it’s not strictly a country house hotel — the commuter town of Horley has rather grown up around its three-acre grounds — the sixteenth-century Langshott Manor offers country-house atmosphere by the spadeful. Imagine if The Tudors took place just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, with a bit... Read More
Lanson Place
Central Western, Hong Kong
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You can’t really get any closer to the middle of it all, at least in Hong Kong, than Causeway Bay — rents in this teeming commercial district rival those on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and the shops, bars and restaurants are tightly packed. Best, then, to escape to a hotel that’s a bit more private... Read More
Lanthia Resort
Santa Maria Navarrese, Italy
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Tourism may be what’s booming in Sardinia now, but it’s a relatively recent development, at least compared to continental Italy. This island still feels wild in ways the mainland has long forgotten, and for hoteliers, this rapidly expanding audience is an excuse to write a new history. Lanthia... Read More
Las Alamandas
Quemaro, Jalisco, Mexico
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The backstory seems too fantastic to be true, like something from a Roger Moore-era James Bond movie. Don Antenor Patino, the Bolivian tin magnate, plans a beachfront mega-resort, but does not live to complete it — so his granddaughter Isabel Goldsmith (English financier father, long story) takes... Read More
Las Alcobas
Tablet Ten List
Mexico City, Mexico
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Now that the first generation of hip boutique hotels is firmly established in Mexico City, it’s time for a second, more luxurious wave. The chic enclave of Polanco, never a rough neighborhood in the first place, is home to a new crop of elegant, opulent boutique hotels, hotels like the impeccably... Read More
Las Brisas
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Much of the low-key glamor and exotic charm that made Acapulco the destination of choice for the beautiful people of the Fifties and Sixties has since been crowded out by a riot of speedy development. Today the seaside is alive with enormous megahotels and endless crowds. There are still a few... Read More
Las Clementinas
Panama City, Panama
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Set aside reality for a second, and imagine what it is you’d want from a six-room boutique hotel in the historic district of a picturesque old city. Chances are your mental image looks a lot like Las Clementinas. It’s impossible here not to feel the pull of hundreds of years of history — but like... Read More
Las Mananitas
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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Think of Mexico and many of us think of the over-developed mega-resorts—which makes a place like Las Mañanitas such a welcome surprise, and such a well-kept secret. In fact it’s the restaurant, believe it or not, that gets most of the attention; but these 29 rooms are something special as well, a... Read More
Las Ranitas Eco Boutique Hotel
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Sometimes low-concept is better than high. Las Ranitas is a simple little beachside hotel in Tulum, itself a sleepy coastal town that harkens back to an older version of the Mexican beach vacation. There’s no famous designer, no genre-shattering architectural statement being made, and certainly no... Read More
Las Terrazas Resort
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Belize’s reputation as paradise on earth is not entirely undeserved — and in paradise, even connecting flights and airport transfers turn out to contain an unexpected element of pleasure. The trip from Belize City to Ambergris Caye involves a commuter flight and then a boat ride, but that flight... Read More
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
San Jose del Cabo, Baja Peninsula, Mexico
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Only recently has Mexico gone from spring break to sophisticated — and if we're asked who is behind its miraculous transition, we'd have to say that Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, is a major player. Certainly, Las Ventanas has its location to its advantage. Previously only occupied by... Read More
Las Verandas
Roatan, Honduras
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It’s got verandas in plentiful supply, that much is certainly true. But it’s equally likely you’ll go home raving about the terraces or the balconies — not to mention the bedrooms, the bathrooms, the golf course, the coral reef. Roatán Island, off the coast of Honduras, isn’t a household name just... Read More
Lausanne Palace and Spa
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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There’s still nowhere quite like Switzerland for getting away from it all in the classic high style. This monument of a hotel stands high on Lausanne’s terraced hillside streets, with the city-center financial district just out the front door and spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the mountains... Read More
Le Bellechasse
Paris, France
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It’s often a bit of a gamble commissioning boutique-hotel interiors from fashion designers, but one thing you can almost always be sure of is that you won’t end up looking at the same tired minimalism you’ve already seen in a thousand other hotels. Extravagant materials, bold colors, quirky details... Read More
Le Bourg 7
Lutry, Switzerland
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A far cry from Lake Geneva’s palatial resorts, Le Bourg 7 is about as intimate as a hotel can get without venturing into bed-and-breakfast territory. Situated in the charming lakeside burg of Lutry — a UNESCO site surrounded by terraced vineyards — this hotel pays kitsch-free homage to the region’s... Read More
Le Boutique Hôtel
Bordeaux, France
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The phrase “design hotel” doesn’t mean quite the same thing in Bordeaux as it does in Berlin. The prevailing mood in this oenophile’s paradise is still a pretty traditional one — so when a hotel like Le Boutique promises design and luxury under one roof, it’s got a slightly bigger divide to span... Read More
Le Burgundy Paris
Paris, France
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It’s rare in any city, and especially in Paris, that a new hotel immediately becomes an instant classic. In the case of Le Burgundy, however, it’s not at all out of the question. Though more modest in size than some of the big-name grand hotels — the Burgundy is just 59 rooms — it’s scarcely any... Read More
Le Cameleon Hotel
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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Location isn’t everything when it comes to hotels, but it’s not nothing either. In some countries Le Caméléon’s crisp, contemporary monochrome look might signal little more than membership in the local boutique-hotel scene. In Costa Rica, land of natural-finish eco-lodges and thatched-hut villas... Read More
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa
Le Francois, France
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Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa is on the Atlantic side of Martinique, 18 Creole cottages containing 50 suites, nestled against a sparkling crystal blue lagoon. This place is French through and through — its owner is descended from Martinique's first French settlers, who arrived in the 17th... Read More
Le Chalet d'Adrien
Verbier, Valais, Switzerland
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As one of Switzerland’s biggest resorts, Verbier is home to all kinds of hotels. But at the highest of the high end there’s just one: the Chalet d’Adrien. At the edge of Verbier village, the Chalet, a mere hundred feet from the bottom of the Savoleyres lift, is a classic Alpine lodge housing two... Read More
Le Chateau Frontenac
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The grand dame of the Canadian railway hotels, Le Château Frontenac is Québec City’s most famous landmark, a century-old castle high on a bluff over the St. Lawrence river; if you’ve seen a single photo of Québec City, you’ve seen the Château in the background... Read More
Le Citizen Hôtel
Paris, France
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Just outside of Le Citizen, boats slowly move up the Canal Saint Martin, in the increasingly fashionable neighborhood of North Marais. Inside, clever space-saving tricks, perhaps borrowed from ships, make the most of Parisian hotels’ typically tiny layouts. Some rooms let you store your luggage... Read More
Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa
Mane en Provence, Provence, France
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There’s a rich tradition in France of convents, monasteries and abbeys subjected to renovation and re-opened as plush luxury retreats. A fine enough example is the Couvent des Minimes, a 17th-century convent in the Provençal village of Mane converted into a high-end resort compound, one whose spa... Read More
Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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With the opening of its second Toronto boutique hotel, the Montreal-based Groupe Germain has kicked off a study in contrasts — A Tale of Two Sister Hotels, if you will, each one seamlessly integrated into its particular neighborhood. Where the first Le Germain was an infusion of poetic modernity... Read More
Le Grand Hotel
Cannes, France
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Don’t let the name give you the wrong idea. Le Grand Hotel is grand, that’s true. In order to hold its own, at the midpoint of La Croisette, it would have to be. But if your vision of a French grand hotel involves colonnades and marble and furniture named after kings — not an unreasonable... Read More
Le Grand Hôtel
Grenoble, France
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Steps away from Grenette Square, the unofficial civic core of the unofficial capital of the French Alps, Le Grand Hotel is (unofficially) about as central as a hotel can be in this part of the world. And it’s a reminder that Grenoble trades at least as much on the cultural pleasures of city life as... Read More
Le Gray
Beirut, Lebanon
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Consider it an 87-room vote of confidence in Beirut. Opening a luxury hotel here is a proposition that’s not without its risks, but this town was practically crying out for such a place as Le Gray, and you have to admire Campbell Gray’s nerve in actually going through with it — this is the man... Read More
Le Lodge Park
Megève, Alps, France
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If you’re of the mind that the precious little chalets of the French ski country could use a rougher edge, you’re not alone. No less a regional authority than the Sibuet family seems to agree, if their hotels are any indication. Just as their farmhouse hotels are a bit more rustic than most, their... Read More
Le Mas Candille
Mougins, French Riviera, France
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For the discerning traveler, Le Mas Candille is a welcome rest from the bustle of the Côte D'Azur. Though just seven kilometers from Cannes, the quiet hillside village of Mougins stands in stark contrast to the tourist mecca of the Riviera... Read More
Le Mas de Pierre
Saint Paul de Vence, French Riviera, France
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These days, with the Riviera as crowded as it is and Provence practically a borough of the city of London, the greatest luxury to be had in the south of France is a little privacy. The most sought-after experience is that of being a guest in a private home — which goes a long way to explaining the... Read More
Le Medina Essaouira Hotel & Spa
Essaouira, Morocco
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From the way the travel press tells the story you’d think Marrakech was Morocco in its entirety. But those who have the time for a bit of rambling often find themselves taking some time by the sea in Essaouira (formerly Mogador), a town that’s no less charming than Marrakech, but quite a lot more... Read More
Le Melezin
Courchevel 1850, Alps, France
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Please note: Le Melezin is a seasonal hotel open from mid-December to mid-April... Read More
Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
Dallas, TX, USA
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This is the sort of thing America could do with a lot more of: the Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh is an Art Deco classic from the Roaring Twenties, thoroughly renovated in a contemporary-classic style and updated with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern high-end hotel... Read More
Le Palais Paysan
Marrakech, Morocco
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As the sister to Talaa 12, one of Morocco’s most impeccably modern riad hotels, it makes perfect sense that Le Palais Paysan would take contemporary North African design into the countryside. Situated just south of Marrakech at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, this so-called “peasant palace... Read More
Le Pavillon De La Reine
Paris, France
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This chateau-styled boutique hotel is blessed with a remarkable location, on the Place des Vosges, in the Marais, in the heart of historic Paris. It is housed in an eighteenth-century mansion, and the décor is full-tilt historical — no stark modernism on display, and nothing that could reasonably... Read More
Le Pavillon des Lettres
Paris, France
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From the same family that brought you the Pavillon de la Reine, here’s another pavillon entirely, the Pavillon des Lettres. This one, in the 8th arrondissement, is styled as a literary hotel, each of its twenty-six rooms named for a well-known author, from Baudelaire to Zola, Ibsen to Kafka. But... Read More
Le Petit Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Although Le Petit Hôtel may be petit in size, it’s grand in luxury, in a style that evokes a lost bohemia of nineteenth-century Europe. The Antonopoulos Group have made a habit out of carving modern boutique hotels out of Vieux Montréal’s historic buildings, most notably the Nelligan and the... Read More
Le Petit Nice Passédat
Marseille, Provence, France
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France’s second city rarely tops anyone’s list of travel destinations, perhaps unsurprising given the competition along the neighboring stretches of Mediterranean coast. There’s plenty worth seeing, though, including Le Petit Nice Passédat, Marseille’s most exclusive hotel, converted from two... Read More
Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Hotel Place d’Armes is a new addition to the historic district of Old Montréal, a modern boutique hotel within the renovated nineteenth-century Great Scottish Life Insurance building, and an ideal vantage point from which to witness the resurgence of this once-neglected neighborhood... Read More
Le Pradey
Paris, France
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It took a while for Paris’s hoteliers to accept the whole design-hotel thing; but once they did, a thousand flowers quickly bloomed, resulting in some of the most outré experiments we’ve seen anywhere. But for a look at the boutique-hotel trend in its “mature” stage, look no further than Le Pradey... Read More
Le Quartier Francais
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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Franschhoek, meaning “French corner,” is an oddity in Dutch-settled South Africa — a village founded by Huguenots during the seventeenth century, and a place that retains its Provençal character to this day. The surrounding area is part of the South African wine country, and the nearby vineyards... Read More
Le Reve Hotel & Spa
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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The Riviera Maya is nobody’s idea of uncharted territory. But in between the big luxury chains and the bare-bones motels there are some hidden gems, if you know where to look. One of these — recognizable, even sight unseen, for its against-the-grain linguistic preferences — is Le Rêve Hotel & Spa... Read More
Le Richemond Genève
Geneva, Switzerland
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One of Geneva’s grandest hotels, the 130-year-old Richemond stands opposite the Brunswick Gardens, with views of the Old Town Cathedral, Lake Geneva (just 50 meters away) and beyond, the Alps. The style is a theatrical and imposing blend of Art Deco chic and Victorian elegance, decorated in rich... Read More
Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris
Paris, France
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The day the newly renovated Le Royal Monceau opened its doors was the day we had to stop saying most of the things we’ve been saying about Parisian grand hotels all these years. No longer is it sensible to say that Paris, when it comes to luxury hotels, is entirely a conservative town — not now... Read More
Le Saint Sulpice Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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A few years ago we’d have never believed that Vieux Montréal would be the epicenter of an outbreak of chic and modern boutique hotels, but for whatever reason, that’s what’s come to pass; within the historic district of the walled old city, one finds some of the most inspiring small hotels in North... Read More
Le Savoie Hôtel & Spa
Val d'Isere, Alps, France
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There was a time when Alpine hotel rooms could be counted on to be cozy, at best — when you’re virtually guaranteed to be spending your entire day on the slopes, or so the thinking ran, why waste space on expansive, luxurious rooms and suites? It’s a mindset you’ll still see replicated in certain... Read More
Le Sereno
St Barthelemy, French West Indies, France
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When it comes to a modern, living connection to Europe, there’s nothing quite like Saint-Barthélémy — it feels uncannily like a tropical island version of present-day France, like a little bit of 21st-century Paris on the beach. This urbane charm is Le Sereno’s bread and butter. Where most tropical... Read More
Le Serre - Suites & Apartments
Moncalieri, Italy
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To say that the culture of the north of Italy is the cool-headed yin to the south’s hyper-dramatic yang would be to indulge in stereotyping of the broadest and most insensitive sort. But we’re going to say it anyway. Where else but the north (Moncalieri to be exact, an ancient resort town a few... Read More
Le Sirenuse
Positano, Campania, Italy
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Seldom has there been a name more poetic or appropriate. Rising out in the dreamy, sun drenched seaside town of Positano, covered with climbing grape trellises, the appellation for this eighteenth century summer house is simply Italian for “the sirens... Read More
Le St James Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Montréal has recently seen a bumper crop of new boutique hotels—few, though, are as self-consciously opulent and relentlessly upscale as Hotel Le St-James. The building is, like so many in Old Montréal, a nineteenth-century landmark, a Second Empire bank building dating to 1870, an imposing and... Read More
Le Sun Chine
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai’s got top-shelf business hotels, big-deal design boutiques and colonial-chic luxury hotels, but rare in this city is the sort of complete package you’ll find in Le Sun Chine. This one chooses a little bit from each column; a 1930s-era Edwardian-style mansion on a quiet walled estate, it’s... Read More
Lebua at State Tower
Bangkok, Thailand
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Most of Bangkok’s hotels are unashamedly big deals — whether they’re high-rise towers or sprawling compounds, they tend toward the decadent and ostentatious, with miles of silk draperies and fawning service straight out of the colonial era. Refreshing, then, to find a place a little less... Read More
Lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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In a region that trades heavily on its historic character, a hotel as unabashedly modern as Lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur is something special indeed. Located just outside the walls of the ancient Amer Fort, on the outskirts of Jaipur, it combines elements of two quite different varieties of hotel... Read More
Lebua Resort, Jaipur
Jaipur, India
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In India, perhaps more than anywhere else, there are modern hotels and then there are historic hotels, and only too seldom do they meet. But if you want a master class on how to combine cutting-edge contemporary aesthetics with deep-seated historical tradition, Lebua Resort, Jaipur is where you’ll... Read More
Lefay Resort & Spa
Lago di Garda, Gargnano, Italy
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Lefay Resort specializes in environmentally sensitive, extraordinarily well-appointed balm for souls made weary by the world. How well appointed? It’s got two swimming pools, five saunas, five meditation gardens, three relaxation areas, and twenty-five acres of parkland for anything from running to... Read More
Legado Mitico
Tablet Ten List
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The idea of a theme hotel is normally cause for some skepticism. Which makes the success of Legado Mitico in Buenos Aires so much more impressive. Its stylish guest rooms and public spaces pay homage to Argentina’s history in a subtle, intelligent manner, and the result is a quirky, cool hotel with... Read More
Les Alizes Beach Resort
Cap Skirring, Senegal
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It doesn’t exactly top the travel editors’ lists of “hot beach destinations,” but you’ve no doubt been around enough to know that’s not necessarily a true reflection of the quality of a place. The Senegalese coast hasn’t got the critical mass, perhaps, that a mass tourism destination needs to have... Read More
Les Deux Tours
Marrakech, Morocco
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Set in three acres of manicured garden in Marrakech’s Palmeraïe, Les Deux Tours is nothing if not an escape. Though your proximity to the old city means you’re anything but isolated, you won’t exactly feel the hum of the medina’s busy streets. Instead you’ll exult in the quiet that surrounds the... Read More
Les Étangs de Corot
Ville-d’Avray, France
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An elegant escape in a pastoral setting midway between Paris and Versailles — it’s not the toughest thing in the world to sell. This was as true for Corot and his Impressionist contemporaries as it is for guests of Les Etangs de Corot today, and the hotel bears their influence to this day, each one... Read More
Les Fermes de Marie
Megève, Alps, France
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Megève is unique among ski resort towns; this Haute Savoie getaway is not just a winter sports center, but one of France’s culinary hot spots as well. And Les Fermes de Marie is Megève’s most classic hotel, a collection of traditional farmhouses and chalets lovingly restored and converted into a... Read More
Les Pléiades Hôtel Spa
Barbizon, France
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Barbizon, nearly two centuries ago, was where the eponymous school of painters decamped to so that they might gain a greater understanding of France’s rural life. Today it’s rather the same situation, easels optional. Located thirty-odd miles south of Paris, at the edge of the Fontainebleu Forest... Read More
Les Pres d'Eugenie - Michel Guerard
Eugénie Les Bains, France
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Les Pres d'Eugenie is a well kept secret, a 19th-century palace in a somewhat unlikely location, the town of Eugenie Les Bains, a spa town near the Atlantic coast, at the foot of the Pyrénées. Still not exactly famous overseas, it has nevertheless become a favorite of gourmands all over France, due... Read More
Les Sources de Caudalie
Bordeaux, France
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It’s a new twist on the traditional notion of the spa hotel. Les Sources de Caudalie, on the grounds of the Château Smith Haut-Lafitte vineyard, just a few minutes outside Bordeaux, is at first glance just a delightfully conventional countryside retreat — forty-nine contemporary luxury hotel rooms... Read More
Les Suites de la Potinière
Courchevel, Alps, France
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It makes sense that the highest of the four Courchevel villages would also be the loftiest, in a less literal way. Courchevel 1850 may only be 1,750 meters above sea level, but perhaps it’s the unabashed luxuriousness of the place that elevates it those last hundred meters. Here they do things... Read More
Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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To read it from the newspapers over the last few years you’d think Beijing was unequivocally the capital of the Chinese building boom. But on the Bund in Shanghai, architectural expression has long been the order of the day. It’s here that Les Suites, in their first expansion from Taiwan to the... Read More
Les Suites Taipei Ching-cheng
Taipei, Taiwan
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The label "Made in Taiwan" used to carry a connotation of cheapness, of inferior goods imported from an inferior overseas economy. But as the fortunes of the region have risen, Taiwan has emerged as a tech powerhouse, one whose citizens probably now buy cheap knick-knacks with a Made in USA label... Read More
Les Suites Taipei Da-an
Taipei, Taiwan
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Though conveniently located right in the middle of downtown, surrounded by the shopping, business, and entertainment districts of Chung Hsiao and Dun Hua roads, Les Suites Taipei Da-an is a cozy and intimate boutique hotel, a worthy alternative to the city’s many enormous business hotels... Read More
Librije's Hotel
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
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What do you do when you’ve got an award-winning restaurant, but it’s in Zwolle, a hundred kilometers to the east of Amsterdam? How about a place where diners can bunk for the night? The story of Librije’s Hotel is a little more complicated than that, but only a little: long story short, the... Read More
Lilianfels Blue Mountains
Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
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Ninety minutes’ drive from Sydney is Lilianfels Blue Mountains, one of Australia’s most unique lodgings. Equal parts charming country house and elegantly modern boutique hotel, Lilianfels begins with a spectacular location, at a cliff’s edge overlooking the Jamison Valley, and alongside the... Read More
Lime Wood Hotel
Lyndhurst, Hampshire, UK
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Some country-house hotels — especially those in areas where the manor-house lifestyle is a thing of the distant past — strive heroically to re-create the atmosphere of 1938. In this part of Hampshire, however, there’s nothing to prove, no chips on any shoulders. Perhaps that’s the key to the... Read More
Limes Hotel
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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If you’re surprised to see something quite so cosmopolitan in Brisbane, don’t feel bad. Limes was the first hotel of its kind in this town, but to be honest it would stand out in Melbourne, in Sydney, or anywhere else. The design, by Alexander Lotersztain, is front and center, from the organic... Read More
Linnen
Berlin, Germany
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Call it an urban inn, a serviced apartment, a home-stay with a little extra privacy — whatever it is, Prenzlauer Berg’s five-room Linnen isn’t a typical hotel. That much is clear as soon as you arrive. Check-in takes place in a quirky little café on the ground floor, where you’ll often find one of... Read More
Linthwaite House Hotel
Windermere, Cumbria, England, UK
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The Lake District isn’t short of hotels or bed-and-breakfasts, but there are few that can compete on the level of Linthwaite House. Take a setting as striking as any (in this case an Edwardian manor house surrounded by fourteen acres of woodlands and gardens, looking out over the picturesque Lake... Read More
Lisbon Destination Hostel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Banish from your mind all thoughts of dank, dismal hostels — the Lisbon Destination Hostel, located in the architecturally stunning Rossio railway station, is light, bright, reasonably well-designed, and still affordable — a winning combination of comfort and style for budget travelers in the... Read More
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Little Torch Key, FL, USA
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Though the words "Florida Keys" might prompt mental images of crowded, touristy excess, fear not: Little Palm Island is a remote, secluded resort, accessible only by boat or seaplane. This is, one imagines, how the Keys were meant to be enjoyed; surrounded by five acres of tropical foliage, crystal... Read More
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
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Llao Llao is one of South America’s best-known and most unique hotels, located in scenic northwestern Patagonia, between Lake Moreno and Lake Nahuel Huapi, at the feet of snow-capped peaks, offering postcard views in every direction. The hotel was built in 1940, in the style of one of Canada’s... Read More
Lloyd Hotel
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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There’s more to Amsterdam than hostels and canal houses, to be sure. And with Dutch design all the rage, it’s odd that something like the Lloyd Hotel hasn’t been attempted before. From the outside it’s anything but a design statement, a century-old former prison, a listed historic monument that... Read More
Locanda al Colle
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Camaiore, Italy
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Not only are the Italians experts at living the good life, they’re also quite well versed in extracting maximum luxury from relatively humble means. Locanda al Colle is little more than a guesthouse in a village in coastal Tuscany, a short distance from Pisa and Lucca, whose nine rooms look out... Read More
Locanda Palazzone
Orvieto, Italy
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In the United States, a hundred-year-old hotel is a big deal; and even in the great old cities of Europe, two hundred years is close to the practical limit. On any scale you choose, however, this place, on a hilltop deep in the Umbrian countryside, has more than its fair share of history. According... Read More
Locanda Rossa
Capalbio, Italy
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The Maremma, the coastal region where Tuscany meets Lazio, is a bit of a Johnny-come-lately as a holiday destination, though you’d never know it from looking at it today — here a once-impoverished agricultural region has been transformed into, well, a not-at-all-impoverished agricultural region... Read More
Loden Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Many hotels in Vancouver can boast breathtaking views — this town is nothing if not topographically gifted. However, the district of Coal Harbour on the north edge of downtown has a slight edge on the rest. Think of it as stadium seating for the panorama that unfolds across the Burrard Inlet. Coal... Read More
Lodge at Pico Bonito
La Ceiba, Honduras
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There was a time in the not too distant past when reaching a tropical jungle paradise took a woeful lot of doing. Today you can have an early breakfast, board a morning flight from a major American city, and arrive in time for a mid-afternoon lunch at a place like Pico Bonito, where that hammock on... Read More
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN, USA
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These days it’s a member of a medium-sized luxury-hotel brand, but the Loews Minneapolis Hotel has independent roots — it was built as a one-off, and thanks to its unique pedigree, it’s avoided many of the missteps common to corporate boutique hotel ventures. In this case, that means it offers the... Read More
Loft 523
New Orleans, LA, USA
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Loft 523 is an oddity in old-fashioned New Orleans — a boutique hotel in a completely modern style, one that would look at home in New York or London. Where many New Orleans hotels aim for a French mansion style, all antiques and ivy, Loft 523 is stark, minimal, contemporary. From inside, one could... Read More
LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Langenlois
Langenlois, Austria
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It’s hard to even remember the dark ages before the invention of vinotherapy, when wine and spa treatments had to be enjoyed separately. These days, though, they’re best taken together. And these days, most everywhere there’s a wine industry, there’s an ultra-modern haute-luxury spa hotel — like... Read More
LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Südsteiermark
Ehrenhausen, Austria
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For those of us who have come to expect a certain rustic (or faux-rustic) style from a wine-country hotel, LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort comes as something of a surprise. Perched between the woods and a sea of rolling vineyards in Austria’s South Styrian wine region, it could hardly be sited in a more... Read More
Londa
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol, the south coast port town that’s Cyprus’s second city, has for years been on nobody’s list of fashionable travel destinations. It’s got the natural beauty, to be sure, and the infrastructure, but the hotel offerings have been largely confined to drab and unhip Seventies resorts... Read More
Lone Hotel
Rovinj, Croatia
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Hotel Lone looks a bit like a spaceship — a spaceship made by some of the top Croatian architects and designers, anyway, with a serious dedication to comfort — and it’s parked at the edge of the forest on the outskirts of Rovinj. It’s not the first place you’d expect to find such a striking modern... Read More
Longitude 131
Yulara, Ayers Rock, Australia
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The name Longitude 131° refers to the precise east-west location of Uluru, the rust-colored monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock, itself the primary attraction in Australia’s Red Centre, and the reason for this hotel’s existence. Not quite the only lodging within sight of this popular tourist... Read More
Lopez De Haro
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
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The Guggenheim is far from the only thing worth seeing in Bilbao — but it is the key to the renaissance of this once-drab, industrial city. It is up for debate whether the museum is the cause, or merely an effect, of Bilbao’s new forward-looking attitude, but one thing that is not up for... Read More
Lord Balfour
Miami Beach, FL, USA
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In a town that’s not known for its subtlety, it’s a refreshing surprise to see a boutique hotel that aims small. Not small in quality, or in personality, but simply small in sheer size. While the competition falls over itself to boast of the biggest yacht, the biggest diamond-crusted martini, the... Read More
Lorien Hotel & Spa
Alexandria, VA, USA
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Alexandria’s Lorien Hotel & Spa, like so many hotels by the San Francisco–based Kimpton group, simply knows how to take care of its guests. Yes, they’ve got a central location in charming Old Town Alexandria, just a couple of blocks from the subway into downtown DC, there’s a perfectly inviting and... Read More
Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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High-end sustainability is de rigueur for newer Costa Rican hotels, and Los Altos Beach Resort and Spa is no exception. Situated along the Pacific coast on twenty-one acres of rainforest adjacent to the Manuel Antonio National Park, Los Altos is noteworthy for using a relatively small amount of its... Read More
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Among the many places that claim to be “the end of the world,” the Tierra del Fuego, at Argentina’s extreme southern end, might have the strongest case. It’s not that it’s really all that much more remote than some of the other contenders, but there might be no other place that can match this... Read More
Los Sauces Casa Patagonica
El Calafate, Argentina
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Argentina’s got some of the world’s most rugged terrain in the mountains of Patagonia, and some of the most sublime landscapes to boot, including the icy splendors of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. But even here, at the edge of the world, the typically Argentine dedication to the good life is very... Read More
Lösch für Freunde
Hornbach, Germany
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Twelve hundred years ago the biggest thing going in Hornbach, Germany was the local monastery, and we think it’s fair to say that the same holds true today. But for the first time in a very long while, there’s a new local attraction, in the unexpected form of a deeply characterful modern boutique... Read More
Louis Hotel
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Anyone expecting today’s Munich to be heavy, gray and industrial is in for a pleasant surprise. These days Monocle has taken to calling it “Italy’s northernmost city,” and the contrast with the traditional picture of Germany — not just the weather, but the mood as well — couldn’t be clearer. It’s... Read More
Lous Grits
Marsolan, France
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The village of Marsolan, home to the Hotel Lous Grits, presides quite benevolently over the rolling hills of the Gers region. This is the so-called “French Tuscany” at its most (for lack of a more fitting adjective) Tuscan — where the landscape appears to have been transplanted straight from rural... Read More
LUMEN Paris Louvre
Paris, France
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A little explanation is in order to properly introduce the new Hotel Lumen. Paris exists in another league when it comes to hotels — its enormous volume of tourist traffic combined with its general scarcity of real estate places it in the same pricey bracket as London or Tokyo. Combine that with a... Read More
Lumière
Telluride, CO, USA
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It may still be the most charmingly low-key of Colorado’s major ski resort towns, but that doesn’t mean Telluride hasn’t gone upscale; it’s just that it’s done it in a charmingly low-key way. Lumière Telluride combines boutique-hotel good looks with distinctly residential comforts, and its position... Read More
Luna2 Studiotel
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
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Seminyak is the sophisticated, urban side of Bali, where nightlife, dining and high-end shopping are as much a part of the appeal as the timeless tropical beauty that brought everyone here in the first place. It’s an unexpectedly stylish place, and so it only makes sense that it should be home to a... Read More
Lux 11
Berlin, Germany
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Most boutique hotels aim to create an immersive and theatrical experience, one that the low-maintenance traveler may find slightly overbearing. If you’re the type that depends on the hotel bar for your entertainment and the hotel staff for your every need, then Lux 11 may feel a bit sparse. But for... Read More
Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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At first glance, we must admit, we were skeptical—the Luxe Hotel is quite possibly the only storefront on Rodeo Drive that doesn’t belong to a luxury goods brand or a designer boutique. It seems the height of folly to establish a hotel here, on the world’s most famous shopper’s drive, and given our... Read More
Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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With a name like that, it’s not hard to guess where they’re coming from. The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard is luxe indeed, with a location that’s more upscale retreat than downtown hipster haunt — it’s spread over seven acres of parkland in Brentwood, near the Getty Center, where Sunset Boulevard is... Read More
Luxx XL
Bangkok, Thailand
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There’s plenty of room for small boutiques alongside the five-star mega-chains of Bangkok’s outsized hotel industry. Inhabiting a prime location on the upscale Langsuan Road, Luxx XL is a fashionable alternative to glitzy opulence. In a city where the best hotels seem to be housed in towers, this... Read More
Lv Garden Huanghuali Art Gallery
Beijing, China
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We’re not going to pretend we can tell Ming Dynasty from Qing Dynasty just at a glance. But suffice it to say that after spending a night or two at Lv Garden Huanghuali Art Gallery, you’ll be in a position to set us straight. You may have noticed that they didn’t manage to find space in the name... Read More
LX Boutique Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal
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What does a designer do when several of the rooms in a new urban boutique hotel face the wall of the building next door? For the LX Boutique in Lisbon, the answer was a simple and inspired one: commission local artists to decorate it with quirky scenes, giving those rooms a distinct atmosphere all... Read More
Lyall Hotel and Spa
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Lyall Hotel and Spa is a converted apartment building in South Yarra, a highly fashionable and cosmopolitan district outside of the city’s center. Melbourne is already one of the world's most comfortable and enticing cities, and the downtown area is easily accessible by train — with a station... Read More
Lydmar Hotel
Stockholm, Sweden
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Some of you might remember another Stockholm hotel that went by the Lydmar name, a rowdy, almost painfully hip sort of place, where the focus was very much on the nightlife, and the revelers at times threatened to overwhelm the guests. Well, that was then, and this is now — around the turn of the... Read More
L’Andana
Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy
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L’Andana occupies a particularly auspicious parcel of land near western Tuscany’s Tyrrhenian coast — Tenuta La Badiola was once the summer residence of the Grand Duke Leopold II, and today is as picturesque a collection of vineyards and sun-drenched foothills as one is likely to find anywhere in... Read More
L’Edmond
Paris, France
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The 17th isn’t exactly the most typical location for a Parisian boutique hotel — but then again, L’Edmond isn’t exactly the most typical Parisian boutique hotel. Here, north of the Parc Monceau, you’re in a Paris that’s perhaps more familiar to local residents than to tourists. And in L’Edmond... Read More
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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From the outside, L'Ermitage hasn't changed from its days as a condominium complex circa 1970 — but inside is a different story. The lobby is an airy minimal paradise in mahogany and caramel. The bedrooms are boudoirs lined with gilded silk, with pale wooden screens that open into walk in closets... Read More
L’Hôtel
Paris, France
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No two rooms are the same — any hotel with even a modicum of personality is likely to include such a phrase somewhere in its promotional literature, and it is bound to be true, at least to some degree, of any hotel selected by Tablet (though there may be a Japanese capsule hotel in our future... Read More
L’Hotel Du Lac
Nagahama, Shiga-ken, Japan
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About the only thing L’Hotel du Lac has in common with a traditional ryokan is its country setting — in this case, on the shores of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. The rest is pure of-the-moment luxury, and we don’t mean flatscreens juxtaposed with tatami floors and futons. This is wall-to-wall... Read More
Macakizi
Turkbuku, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey
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Though it’s hardly the household name that some other Mediterranean destinations are, Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula can’t stay secret for long. The combination of hilly seaside geography and crystal blue waters isn’t exactly a hard sell. And the hotels aren’t half bad either — Maçakizi, for its part... Read More
Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr
Dubai, UAE
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One doesn’t visit Dubai with an eye towards subtlety, or towards intimate scale. The Madinat Jumeirah complex is massive, somewhere around a thousand rooms, all scattered amid the terraced gardens by the side of the Arabian Gulf. It’s made more manageable, though, by the distinctly Emirati practice... Read More
Madison Hotel Memphis
Memphis, TN, USA
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This 1905 Beaux-Arts bank building has been painstakingly converted into what may be Memphis’s most elegant small hotel. The renovation makes the most of the building’s heritage, with original features like the foyer’s ornate tiled floor or the lobby’s double-height windows... Read More
Maduzi Hotel, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok’s boutique Maduzi calls itself a "conceptual hotel," but that doesn’t mean it's difficult. The concept is something like "luxury isolation," which is familiar enough. And the policy that guarantees absolute privacy is this: no walk-ins, and no visitors who don’t know the password. This is... Read More
Magnolia Hotel & Spa
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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It’s only a century and a half old, but this town goes out of its way to show its age. Fans of modern architecture and towers in green glass will feel more at home in mainland Vancouver — Victoria, on Vancouver Island, is something of a throwback to the era with which it shares its name, the sort... Read More
Magnolia Hotel Denver
Denver, CO, USA
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The Magnolia Hotel in Denver is a chip off the same block as the Dallas and Houston outposts, a cozy and elegant hotel occupying a downtown historic building, in this case a 1906 bank. The 17th Street location makes it an ideal choice for travelers with business downtown, but those traveling for... Read More
Magnolia Hotel Houston
Houston, TX, USA
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Houston's skyline is a collection of sleek glass air-conditioned towers, relics of the 1970s spike in energy prices and the resulting boom for the local petroleum industry. The Magnolia Hotel, by contrast, occupies the old Houston Post-Dispatch building, a 22-story 1920s original and a much more... Read More
Maia Luxury Resort and Spa
Mahé, Seychelles
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This is the sort of location that lends itself to broad rhetorical flourishes. It’s tempting to say that a setting like this one, on a rocky hillside above the sheltered Anse Louis, on the west side of Mahé island, renders architects and designers just about redundant. Of course it’s not quite... Read More
Main Street Hotel
Ypres (Ieper), West-Flanders, Belgium
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It’s a weird place, the Main Street Hotel, and given how well they’ve orchestrated all the weirdness, we’ll count that as a good thing. Each of the six rooms is a bit like a toy-chest, stocked with the sorts of curios that will make you want to do a lot of poking around, opening up all the drawers... Read More
Mainport
Tablet Ten List
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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The thing about Rotterdam is that it’s got a name that (presumably) sounds quite a bit nicer in the original Dutch. That is to say, it’s got a bit of an Iceland thing going on, at least to the English ear. To hear the name you’d never know it’s a gorgeous maritime mix of well-preserved ancient... Read More
Maison 140 Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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Maison 140 is essentially the boutique hotel take on the good old bed and breakfast, LA style, in a 44-room building that once belonged to actress Lillian Gish. Like a true B&B, it’s set away from the urban hub in residential Beverly Hills. From the outside 140 is hard to spot — it’s a gray, narrow... Read More
Maison Couturier
Veracruz, Mexico
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Mexico’s a big place, with more geographic and cultural diversity than the travel industry might have you believe. The stereotypical picture of sun and surf is accurate, to a point, but it certainly doesn’t include this little French enclave in the Caribbean coastal state of Veracruz, home to a... Read More
Maison du Relax
Gardone Riviera, Lombardy, Italy
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The concept behind La Maison du Relax is a timeless one: rejuvenation by way of fresh air, rest and relaxation at an elegant countryside retreat. Set on the shores of Lake Garda, about an hour outside Verona and not too much farther from Venice or Milan, the hotel enjoys about as peaceful a setting... Read More
Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Arguably Manila’s top business hotel is the Makati Shangri-La, towering over the intersection of Ayala and Makati avenues, in the heart of the city’s central business district, close by to the best of the city’s shopping, nightlife and entertainment. There’s nothing small about it — from the... Read More
Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Though it’s certainly off the beaten path compared to Copacabana and Ipanema, the neighborhood of Santa Teresa — once quaint and bohemian, now rapidly becoming the bairro of choice for chic travelers — isn’t exactly a secret anymore. But a few quiet street corners, clattering streetcars and... Read More
Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka Moscow
Moscow, Russia
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These days the first image that springs to mind about Moscow isn’t the scale of its monuments so much as the scale of its wealth. Those with the means in post-Soviet Russia are making up for lost time, consuming as conspicuously as possible. So the time is right for a place like the MaMaison... Read More
Mamaison Residence Sulekova Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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Given the relative dearth of boutique hotels in this part of Europe, and in particular the tardiness with which international travelers have embraced Slovakia, it’s a bit surprising, honestly, to find that one of Bratislava’s first small contemporary design hotels is such a strong entry. But that’s... Read More
Mamilla Hotel
Jerusalem, Israel
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To many outsiders the very idea of “modern Jerusalem” seems almost a contradiction in terms — but if you’d like an introduction, the Mamilla Hotel is it. Though located just yards outside the walls of the Old City, and though it pays homage throughout to the sandy-colored limestone that defines... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, USA
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Anyone who underestimates Atlanta hasn’t spent time there. This is the unofficial capital of the South, and it’s not only a cosmopolitan city, but an affluent one as well — an impression that’s reinforced by a hotel like the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, in the upscale northern suburb of Buckhead... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Some say that Bangkok's Mandarin Oriental is the most overrated hotel in the world. The rest of the world, however, simply says it's the best. It is, after all, the most famous of the splendid colonial hotels. And the most famous of the splendid colonial writers, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, and W... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Some gleaming, towering modernist glass monolith just wouldn’t play in lovely, historic Barcelona. That’s why the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona makes its home where it does, in a classic bank building that’s the better part of a century old. The stately facade blends well with its tony Eixample... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey
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On the Turkish Riviera — is there a more delicious phrase than Turkish Riviera? — you’ll find the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum. The sprawling 50-acre hillside resort enjoys privacy along a stretch of the Aegean coast that is tellingly called Cennet Koyu (“Paradise Bay”), surrounded by gorgeous beaches... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Boston, MA, USA
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It may have been a long time coming but this new Mandarin Oriental, on Boylston Street in the upscale Back Bay, was exactly what Boston needed. It’s not simply that it’s a high-end luxury hotel — this town’s already got a few of those — but it’s the obsessive attention to the finer points of style... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
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The Mandarin Oriental (formerly the Hotel du Rhône) is what a business hotel should be. Anything but the usual faceless downtown office block, this one is located (as the old name may imply) on the right bank of the Rhône river, a picturesque situation, yet still convenient to Geneva’s business... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou
Guangzhou, China
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Hong Kong might be the home of the highest concentration of extraordinary luxury hotels, but if you’re looking for the absolute state of the art, look a hundred or so miles away, up the Pearl River in Guangzhou. This is, by most accounts, the heart of the booming Chinese economy, and we can... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
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Central Western, Hong Kong
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The original Mandarin Oriental is back. Though it’s always been one of the best hotels in Hong Kong, if not all of Asia, this relic of the Swinging Sixties was beginning to show its age. Now, after a thorough rethink of its interiors (and not just a cosmetic one — we’re talking walls... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London, England, UK
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The old and rather serious Hyde Park Hotel is back after lengthy renovations as the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park; and like any Mandarin it’s astonishingly luxurious, impeccably staffed, and not at all hard on the eyes... Read More
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Every parent thinks his or her child is above a