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Rivertown Lodge, Hudson
Opened last October in Hudson, New York, Rivertown Lodge doesn't look like much when you pull up (or walk the 20 minutes from the Amtrak train station). Formerly a 1920s movie theater later converted into a motel in 1958, the new 27-room hotel on Warren...
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The Laslett, London
On the hushed street of Pembridge Gardens, lined with pristine Victorian townhouses, one would hardly have any idea that five of these Notting Hill residences—which date from the mid 1800s and Grade 2 listed—actually conceal a hotel. The exterior of...
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DOWNTOWN Mexico
There are several new hotels marking Mexico City's rise in boutique accommodations, but staying in a sleekly renovated 17th century palace is a novelty we're always happy to indulge in. Transformed in 2012, the DOWNTOWN Mexico is a project by local...
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Casa Bonay, Barcelona
by Ross Belfer There’s no denying Barcelona’s status as a mecca of brilliant architecture, art and design. If Gothic and neo-classical architectural edifices, clandestine, ornate gardens and awe-inspiring museums isn’t already enough, the timeless...
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The BnA Hotel, Tokyo
Finding a unique and affordable hotel in Tokyo can be challenging, largely due to the premium placed on space in the city. This premium has also influenced the suppression of art galleries, as locals have little space to display art in their homes...
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Sustainability at Olas Verdes
It’s somewhere between the oddly low organic-juice-bar-to-streetlight-ratio and the packs of chickens that freely roam the streets of Nosara that it hits visitors: eating local isn’t a buzzy concept here, it’s a way of life. Long before tourists schlepped...
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Olas Verdes: Costa Rica’s Greenest Boutique Surf Hotel
If the quip “The journey is the destination” typifies your approach to travel then set your sights on Playa Guiones, Costa Rica. The humble but growing beach town is a two-and-a-half hour drive over mostly washboard dirt roads from the nearest international...
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Ham Yard Hotel, London
Something's in the air as soon as you arrive at London's Ham Yard Hotel. It's perhaps the immediate juxtaposition of calm after the walk through Piccadilly Circus, a block away. Situated in a private-like courtyard (where pedestrians can also take...
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QT Hotel, Bondi
Adding to its quickly expanding portfolio of eclectic Australian hotels, QT Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its latest destination overlooking Bondi Beach in Sydney. Opened at the end of last year, the new QT Bondi provides visitors with beachfront...
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The Grand Pigalle, Paris
The risktaking French team of Romée de Goriainoff, Pierre-Charles Cros, and Olivier Bon made the craft cocktail desirable to young Parisians via the Experimental Cocktail Club bar, which opened in 2007. The Experimental Group has now become a household...
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The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone
Sometimes, the only thing better than an engaging story of drama and intrigue is a good night's sleep. With that in mind, the team behind London's new The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone blended both and imagined their 24-room boutique around the stories...
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The Refined Eccentricity of Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Paris
We were quick to visit Montmartre's Hotel Particulier upon its opening, back in 2007. In a crowded Parisian hotel scene, the establishment's charm and (family-owned) authenticity immediately struck us. Imagine, if you will, something from a Wes Anderson...
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Inside the Boro Hotel in Queens
At the moment, all eyes are on the borough of Queens, as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's acrylic hard courts host this year's US Open—where many wait with bated breath to hopefully witness Serena Williams' first-ever calendar year Grand...
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Hotel Bachaumont Opens in Paris
Officially opened just a few weeks ago, the minimalist, retro-style Hotel Bachaumont is a sublime (and much-needed) lodging and dining addition to Paris' hotel-strapped second arrondissement. About a ten minute walk from the Louvre (and a five minute...
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Hôtel de Nell, Paris
When traveling through a destination city full to the brim with expectations, stumbling upon a hidden gem is extra special—and extra rewarding. That's exactly the feeling after a stay in Hôtel de Nell, located in the residential-feeling 9th arrondissement...
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A New Kind of Hybrid Hotel and Hostel: Freehand Chicago
The Freehand Miami made waves when it first opened in 2012. The laid-back boutique hostel stuck out in the South Beach hotel scene, saturated with extravagant but oftentimes uniform options. This is the sort of thing we've come to expect from the developer...
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The Art and Design of SIXTY SoHo
In 2001, Thomas O’Brien laid the design foundation of what was then 60 Thompson Hotel—a stunning boutique destination that managed to be tucked quietly into the heart of NYC's SoHo neighborhood. Over the last year Jason Pomeranc, a co-owner of 60 Thompson...
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Generator Paris
"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with...
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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
On the 47th to 52nd floors of the new Toranomon Hills skyscraper is one of Tokyo's newest hotels. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills—the Hyatt-owned brand's second property in Asia—is aiming for a sophisticated yet simple approach to a luxurious stay...
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Hotel Domestique in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Traveler's Rest near Greenville, South Carolina might not top the must-visit lists yet, but retired pro cyclist George Hincapie and his brother Richard are set to change this by sharing their best-kept secret (and also the area they call home...
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The Dean Hotel, Providence
Massive, corporate hotels pepper downtown Providence, Rhode Island's skyline, and these concrete structures are the first to greet visitors as their cars exit off I-95. The downtown area is prime lodging grounds, as the Rhode Island Convention Center...
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CitizenM Times Square Hotel
When citizenM announced they were opening their first American outpost in Times Square, we were a bit skeptical. After a stay, however, we were happily proven wrong—they've created an oasis in the middle of one of the most chaotic places in the world...
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The Broome Hotel
Created by longtime SoHo residents and local restaurateurs Vincent Boitier, Jean Claude Iacovelli and Stephane Iacovelli, the newly opened Broome Hotel combines the quaintness of a simple, European pensione with NYC sophistication. The 14-room boutique...