• The School (La Scuola) in Lusiana

    The School (La Scuola) in Lusiana

    Step back in time, into a world of wooden desks and slate chalkboards. A Schoolhouse turned chic retreat in Italy proves school can be cool. Nestled in the …

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  • Twin Farms Vermont

    Twin Farms Vermont

    Boutique hotels report: Arriving mid-morning on a glorious autumn day, we were greeted warmly by Brenda, the guest activities director. It had been a long …

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  • Artist Residence

    Artist Residence

    Boutique hotels report: We checked in at the Artist Residency hotel on a chilly Sunday night just a few months after they opened. This is the third in a series …

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  • Country Retreat for the Urban Weary

    Country Retreat for the Urban Weary

    This week we make our way from city to country to spend a few blissful nights in a bed and breakfast in wales. Accommodations of the bed-and-breakfast type are …

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  • Medieval Tourists Also Stayed Here at the Historic Hotel Elch

    Medieval Tourists Also Stayed Here at the Historic Hotel Elch

    The institution of the hotel has been in existence as far back as biblical times when travelers and tourists frequented road-side accommodation known as …

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  • Old Manhattan and New Stay at the Viceroy

    Old Manhattan and New Stay at the Viceroy

    Midtown Manhattan is the home of the city’s most iconic buildings. You know the most famous ones: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the …

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  • Hotel V Nesplein

    Hotel V Nesplein

    The Hotel V Nesplein is a recently opened, four star, 43 room hotel carved out of a former office building. The building has been lovingly restored and given …

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  • Schloss Bernstein

    Schloss Bernstein

    Some of the best sleep-over experiences happen when the place you stay is also what you have gone to see. Taking this to the extreme, the other day I got a …

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  • Hotel Ammos

    Hotel Ammos

    I arrived in Chania late at night and was met by a taxi driver I had arranged for in advance. As we set off, the driver took great care to explain the …

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  • Trevose Harbour House

    Trevose Harbour House

    If you have never explored Britain s South West, there is a place on the coast of Cornwall that is a particular favorite of mine. And it is not surprising …

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  • Shaker Village at Enfield

    Shaker Village at Enfield

    Popular for their distinctively simple and well crafted goods, architecture and apparel, the Shakers and the utopian villages they created continue to be a …

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  • The High Line Hotel

    The High Line Hotel

    The High Line Hotel, new kid on the block of New York boutique hotels, is not your cookie-cutter-design tourist hotel. Entering the lobby is like stepping back …

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  • Hauser & Wirth Farm

    Hauser & Wirth Farm

    A few weeks ago a friend called from San Francisco with a question. I m visiting London with my mother soon and we want to take a day trip into the …

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  • Montreal—Two Modern Hotel Classics

    Montreal—Two Modern Hotel Classics

    Montreal may be the largest city in the province of Quebec but it has many distinct neighborhoods that were at one time completely independent of each …

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  • Park Hyatt Vienna

    Park Hyatt Vienna

    Boutique hotels report: This month we engaged world travelers and men about town Teddy and Winston to sniff out some of the exclusive services on offer at the …

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  • Philly’s Historic Thomas Bond House

    Philly’s Historic Thomas Bond House

    On your next trip to Philadelphia why not stay with one of the famous characters from the city’s early history? Dr. Thomas Bond was good friends…

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  • When Spain Seems Too Far, a Villa in Saugerties

    When Spain Seems Too Far, a Villa in Saugerties

    Wouldn t it be great to set off on a whim to spend a few days in say Italy, France, Spain? Some warm destination near the Mediterranean. For most of us …

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  • Hanok Hotel Hagindang

    Hanok Hotel Hagindang

    A city founded on its legendary access to the cleanest and most pure water, Jeonju was the birthplace of the Joseon Empire, which reigned for five centuries. …

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