All posts by Juliana Shallcross

Juliana Shallcross was previously the managing editor of,, and She now writes about hotels for a variety of publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Frommer's, and Tnooz. She’s also chronicling cool places to take the kids at She’s currently based in Los Angeles.
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An urban king room at EAST Miami in Florida
Urban king room/EAST Miami

In Beijing and Hong Kong, there exists a positive-minded business hotel brand — “one with a life” as their tagline boasts — where guest rooms are stylish and comfortable, the mascot is a dinosaur, and a rooftop bar lures the weary road warrior out for some fun. Now, East... Read More

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Nautilus Cabana Club Pool
Nautilus Cabana Club Pool/Adrian Gaut for SIXTY Hotels

Another Art Deco gem has been reborn in South Beach. The Nautilus Hotel first opened in the 1950s as a glamorous creation of Miami’s famous Art Deco architect, Morris Lapidus (he also worked his magic on the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc). But in November 2015, after a few... Read More

Hotel Indigo
Lobby/Hotel Indigo LES

Hotel lobbies have come a long way in recent years. From perfunctory places to check-in and check-out to happening hangouts where guests can eat, drink, and mingle. The Ace New York and the London Edition are two notable hotels that have put a premium on socializing in the lobby.... Read More