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  1. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club
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    The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

    I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Palm Springs during what may be the perfect time of year there—as comfortable at noon as at midnight. One of the highlights was a stay at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.21.09

  2. Motel 6 Makeover
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    Motel 6 Makeover

    It's been said more than once since the recession began that a down economy breeds creativity, born from heightened resourcefulness. On an individual level, this often means more DIY projects and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.21.09

  3. The New Old Commodore Hotel
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    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  4. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
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    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  5. A Pantone Hotel for the Color-Obsessed
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    A Pantone Hotel for the Color-Obsessed

    Pantone has been on a licensing kick for a while now—witness the Pantone chip mugs, messenger bags, cufflinks—but they recently unveiled their most ambitious project to date: the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.10

  6. Hotel Jules, Paris
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    Hotel Jules, Paris

    One of my favorite discoveries on my trip to Paris earlier this year was the Hotel Jules, a chic and relatively affordable 100-room hotel on Rue La Fayette in the 9th arrondissement—walkable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.30.11

  7. Gio Ponti's Parco dei Principi Hotel
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    Gio Ponti's Parco dei Principi Hotel

    With the opening of the Royalton Hotel in 1988, Phillippe Starck ushered in the new age of boutique design hotels. But long before a front-desk-to-fourteenth-floor-faucets commission was de rigueur...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    06.06.11

  8. Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel
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    Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel

    In Paris's 11th Arrondissement, the Bastille district, French design maven Matali Crasset has composed delightfully unique and über contemporary design hotel for weary travelers to lay their...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.07.11

  9. Hotel Missoni Kuwait
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    Hotel Missoni Kuwait

    Gold. Mosaic. Gold. Turquoise. Gold. Did I mention gold? Following the success of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh—a partnership between Rezidor Hotel Group and fashion powerhouse Missoni—the...

    07.27.11

  10. Airbnb Picks
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    Airbnb Picks

    We covered our favorite beach spots in our June 2011 issue, but as you well know, summer marches on. And plenty of us (especially those who have already taken their vacations) are dreaming about a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.11

  11. Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla
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    Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla

    When plans were introduced for the Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem, which opened in June of 2009 and is among the few selected five-star hotels in the city, it sparked a bit of controversy. This...

    09.19.11

  12. Hotel Remota, Patagonia
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    Hotel Remota, Patagonia

    In the vast plains of Patagonia stands the Hotel Remota. Architect Germán Del Sol, who is also a professor at the Universidad de Chile, wanted to conceal the luxury that awaits the traveler,...

    10.03.11

  13. Hôtel Americano, New York City
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    Hôtel Americano, New York City

    Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have ten hotels in Mexico under their brand Grupo Habita, but now they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone to build a hotel in New York City. What makes H...

    10.31.11

  14. The Saguaro, Scottsdale
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    The Saguaro, Scottsdale

    This 5.5-acre property is a much-needed hotel option in Scottsdale and a welcome splash of color in the mundane beiges of the Sonoran desert. Despite breaking out from the shackles of traditional...

    12.20.11

  15. The Dylan, Amsterdam
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    The Dylan, Amsterdam

    Last year I spent two nights at the luxurious Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam, and I'm excited to share my photos of the place. It's located in central Amsterdam, along the Keizersgracht canal, in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.12.12

  16. Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
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    Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

    Any traveler who’s been drawn to the magical desolation and unique energy of Iceland and its people knows that finding interesting places to stay has been quite a challenge. Last May this all...

    written by: Jeff Wardell
    01.31.12

  17. The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm
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    The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

    Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the next few days is the Grand Central, the flagship of Swedish super...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.12

  18. Hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Brazil
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    Hotel Fasano Boa Vista, Brazil

    Just a few months ago, Fasano Hotels opened a sprawling property in Sao Paolo, Brazil, that highlights the natural beauty of the area. It's so easily accessible from the city that guests are...

    02.07.12

  19. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
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    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  20. The Modern Honolulu
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    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.25.12

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