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The Native Hotel, Malibu
by Adam Robb The faint lettering of the former Malibu Riviera Motel's logo peeks out beneath the roadside signage now in use by The Native Hotel. The newest illumination in the sleepy coastal town's night sky, rising from a thicket of palm trees...
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The Detroit Foundation Hotel
The five story, 100-room Detroit Foundation Hotel embodies much of the Motor City's distinct charm. Once the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, the Neoclassical brick building is now an art-rich center awash in amenities and ideally situated downtown...
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Dream Hotel, Hollywood
by Andrew Maness It’s hard to imagine a name working on more levels than that of the freshly opened Dream Hotel in Los Angeles. The slim 10-story structure is at the center of a $110 million dollar complex that seeks to breathe new life into...
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Freehand, Los Angeles
As a combination hotel/hostel concept, the Freehand Los Angeles is democratic by design: anyone with $49 in their pocket can stay at the Sydell Group's freshly opened DTLA digs. But, in the capable hands of Roman and Williams, democracy is also in...
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The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
From the moment guests enter the dramatic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills foyer, it's clear they're in a town known for Hollywood glamour. Co-designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with Gensler and Perkins+Will, the hotel is a modern interpretation of Art Deco...
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Word of Mouth: Aix-en-Provence
A mention of the south of France often conjures visions of Slim Aarons-style grandeur, neatly positioned umbrellas stretching along strips of beach and perhaps a yacht or two. And yet, 30 minutes north of Marseilles (and easily accessible by an inexpensive...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Ten Women Who Built NYC's Art Scene The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York's art scene doesn't hinge on three institutions...
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Henrietta Hotel, London
If you're looking for something closer to central London and quieter than the Ned, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club has opened their first-ever hotel in the city. As we've visited their first hotel project in Paris, The Grand Pigalle, we...
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Henry Jones Hotel
A converted warehouse and factory, The Henry Jones is Australia's first art hotel and it blends an industrial design with luxury, heritage and modernity in a manner that is ultimately warm and appealing. What used to be a jam factory, the building...
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Bali's Villa Oasis, Hoshinoya
With rows of verdantly waif-ish palm trees swaying ever so slightly in the foreground and the sound of utter silence surrounding you—apart from the occasional jungle chirp—it’s easy to feel suspended in another universe while unwinding in one of Hoshinoya...
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Ian Schrager's Public Hotel Opens in NYC
It's all in the name. Walking into the glass and steel Herzog and de Meuron-designed Public Hotel, visitors cannot help but be taken by the sheer amount of public space. Many hotels claim to be for the city they're in just as much as for the guests...
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Word of Mouth: Sedona, Arizona
One of the few places on earth where a pinecone can be seen beside a cactus, Sedona's confluence of flora sprouts from red, iron-rich rocks and sand. Mimicking mountains, large sandstone formations actually came to be through millennia of erosion...
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A First Look Inside NYC's Forthcoming PUBLIC Hotel
Hotelier Ian Schrager is a busy man. In December, we bore witness to the opening of his magnificent EDITION Hotel Sanya in the South China Sea. Today, we have news from one of the most anticipated hospitality additions to NYC in a long while...
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The Ned, London
Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost too massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after...
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Word of Mouth: Edmonton
Edmonton happens to be Canada's second fastest growing region—and a leader in younger demographic growth, as well. Home to over a million and the capital the Alberta province, the city remains largely unexplored by many as it's been overshadowed by...
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QT Melbourne
A far cry from its previous existence as a scuzzy Greater Union cinema, Melbourne's ideally located QT Hotel is opulent and super-trendy. Arriving at the big copper doors of the 188-room hotel, guests are greeted by smiley "Directors of Chaos," whose...
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Word of Mouth: Honolulu
From the time local swimming champ Duke Kahanamoku turned surfing into a modern sport and Elvis Presley began to rock-a-hula, people have swarmed to the shores of Waikiki to soak up its prolific Polynesian sunshine. Today's tourist seeking big waves...
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Spring and Summer NYC Getaways
New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and most full-time residents begin thinking of escape sometime in spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there's plenty of charm and relief...
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The Silo Hotel, Cape Town
Walking into the three-room Royal Suite on the ninth floor of Cape Town's Silo Hotel is a little like entering a physical manifestation of “Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes.” Your dropped jaw is followed by a grin, and as the golden sun bursting...
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The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs
Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel's gravel courtyard—which itself clamors with growls of welcome—one can't help but let out a sigh of relief. It's a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn't offer much to look at in the colder...
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Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland doesn't draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city's epic Messeplatz...
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Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
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