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A guestroom at Ladder Ranch in Caballo, New Mexico
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When it comes to viewing wildlife, exploring otherworldly landscapes, and unplugging from everyday life, travelers frequently turn to Africa’s grassy game preserves, the lush jungles of Central America and Southeast Asia, and coastal havens like Alaska and Antarctica. But when media mogul and conservationist Ted Turner opened his Ladder Ranch and... Read More

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Lobby at Almodovar Hotel, Berlin
Almodovar Hotel lobby/Christine Wei

Berlin has long been home to some of the most affordable accommodations you’ll find in Europe, but even more deals are likely to abound this year. According to a Gogobot study, the city received fewer visitors in 2015 compared to recent years, and savvy travelers know that more availability often translates... Read More

The clubhouse lobby of Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico
Clubhouse lobby/Angel Fire Resort

Rarely are “luxury” and “RV resort” ever included in the same sentence, but guests of Angel Fire Resort — a New Mexico skiing and outdoor recreation destination — will find that the property’s newest addition is a far cry from your typical campground. Situated 8,600 feet above sea level on the... Read More

A guestroom at the JW Marriott Chicago in Illinois
Guestroom/JW Marriott Chicago

When JW Marriott Chicago opened in 2010 in the heart of Chicago’s Financial District following a $396 million facelift, architecture enthusiasts took note. Housed in a historic building by Daniel Burnham — the architect who famously designed structures for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 — the hotel spans the first 12 floors of the... 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

Anantara Golden Triangle
Walking with Giants/Anantara Golden Triangle

Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offers the chicest of accommodations at reasonable rates: about $850 per night for all-inclusive amenities. (Hint: The next-door Four Seasons is often double the price tag.) The hotel boasts nature-chic guest... Read More

A room at Grace Panama
Grace Panama

Panama City is often referred to as the Miami of Central America. Here, high-rise buildings dot the skyline, and there’s certainly no shortage of fancy hotels. But we went searching for a boutique-style alternative that embodied the cosmopolitan glitz of the city while offering the warm service that Panamanians... Read More

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Coeval Three Quays London
Coeval Three Quays

The steady influx of well-heeled business travelers into London — a city that’s always acted as a kind of crossroads between the continents — has meant the development of a specific kind of lodging: the luxury apartment-style hotel. But short-term visitors can find plenty to love in these properties, too.... Read More

The lobby of Hotel Allegro in Chicago.
Lobby/Hotel Allegro/Cris Molina

Fresh off last summer’s $15 million renovation, Chicago’s Hotel Allegro hearkens back to the city’s Jazz Age and Art Deco grandeur with a lobby that gleams and sparkles. The 483 rooms aren’t too shabby, either. Snug in the Windy City’s Theater District and near hip River North restaurants, it’s the... Read More

las terrazas, ambergris caye, belize
Las Terrazas

Life at Las Terrazas — a chic, 37-accommodation resort on Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize City — is intimate. We recently checked in to enjoy the upscale peace it had to offer, including beach access with lounge chairs and fruity drinks. (We highly recommend the signature Terrazas drink... Read More

A guestroom at Mississippi's Graduate Oxford
Guestroom/Christian Horan Photography

Until this past September, finding a swanky spot to rest your head in Oxford, Mississippi was a challenge. Lodging options in this college town — rich with history — mostly included charming B&Bs or budget chains. What Oxford needed was a boutique hotel, filled with reading nooks, locally commissioned... Read More

Atrium II Jade Pavilion
Hilton Anatole/Atrium II Jade Pavilion

It’s true: Everything really is bigger in Texas. The sprawling Hilton Anatole has more than 600,000 square feet of event space (indoors and out), a jogging track, 11 ballrooms, eight restaurants and bars, 79 meeting rooms, and a seven-acre sculpture garden. The real standout, though, is arguably its unbelievable art... Read More

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Courtesy Design Hotels
Guestroom/Design Hotels

A few years ago, the Rooms boutique brand (from the hip Design Hotels portfolio) opened its first property in Kazbegi, Georgia — helping to boost the former Soviet country’s emergence as an accessible retreat. At the foothills of Mount Kazbek, visitors could now enjoy affordable luxury accommodations within easy reach of excellent hiking, paragliding... Read More

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A guestroom at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida
Guestroom/Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Jimmy Buffett wears many hats: singer, songwriter, all-around nice guy, and advocate for “no worries” living. On top of that, he’s growing an empire that includes an expanding collection of Margaritaville restaurants across the country, as well as five hotels and resorts of the same name. Opened earlier this... Read More