Word of Mouth: Barcelona

Several stunning spots to visit in one of our favorite cities

From the tight medieval alleys of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter to Eixample’s carefully planned, uniquely shaped octangular blocks (the cut-off corners transform every intersection into more open plazas), Barcelona bursts with history, spirit, and inspiration—it’s a city that renders even the most fervent minimalist design lovers speechless and transforms them into romantics, with a little help from Gaudí and friends. In between the voluptuous, biomorphic, elaborate, …

Traversing Bhutan with Six Senses Hotels

Cruising between the luxury hospitality group's multiple properties with two dedicated guides

For years now, luxury hotel group Six Senses has impressed upon travelers the positive effects of adhering, honestly, to the values of the destinations they visit. This is undeniably evident in Bhutan, the mystifying, mountainous nation in South Asia, where Gross National Happiness factors into the daily lives of its population. Set high in the Eastern Himalayas, landlocked between India and China, Bhutan’s natural beauty and …

The Island of Paros, Greece’s Design Hotel: Parīlio

33 suites in classic Cycladic architecture set atop rolling grounds of rugged beauty

From its open and airy entrance onward, the recently opened Parīlio hotel welcomes guests into tranquility. Within the oft overrun Greek islands, Parīlio’s serene home of Paros—historically acknowledged as one of the most beautiful—sustains its mission of peace and quiet. The Design Hotel comprises 33 suites and excels at the subtle gestures required of an escape—from its thoughtful geometries in contrast to the rolling, rugged …