What to read, where to stay


Here is the second part of our series of book-and-hotel pairings for the literary traveler, a look at some of our favorite hotels that are connected—either historically or conceptually—with a classic work of literature. A few weeks ago, we recommended Guy de Maupassant on the Left Bank of Paris, Edith Wharton and Richard Price in New York, and Evelyn Waugh in London’s East End. Continue reading “What to read, where to stay”

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Hang Loose! Eight phenomenal surf hotels


In the millennia since the first ancient Polynesians stood up on driftwood while riding a wave, surfing has become a global phenomenon, endowing the world with such cultural gifts as the bikini, the Beach Boys, and the word “tubular.” These days, the sport is bigger than ever, and guests increasingly visit our hotels in search of surf. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a rundown of eight fantastic Design Hotels™ member properties located at some of the world’s best surf spots. So start waxing that board and get ready to hang ten.

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Sunday, June 25th, 2017