Serenity Redefined at Bhutan’s Remote Gangtey Lodge

12 suites, innumerable amenities and tranquility in the once-hidden Phobjikha Valley

At Gangtey Lodge, guests feel ever so far away. More than three hours from the capital city of Thimphu, along the National Highway and ultimately beyond the single road that leads into the once-hidden, glacial-carved Phobjikha Valley, the 12-room property nestles into the farmland. Here, potatoes, herbs and turnips grow. And the black-necked crane of Tibet comes to settle for winter, after circling the Gangteng Monastery. …

Boutique Accommodations at Hotel Covell, Los Angeles

A hidden gem with a story just above some of the city's best local cafes

It’s a misty morning and the directions to Hotel Covell lead to an alley behind Go Get Em Tiger coffee bar and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams (made from California-local dairy). By the apartment style parking reserved for the hotel, a small sign marks the door to the lobby. Inside, front of house staff greet guests and hand over a brass oval Hotel Covell key ring …

Villa la Coste, Provence

A contemporary art haven set in a new boutique hotel among the region's rolling hills

Set on a hilltop above the Chateau la Coste winery, Villa la Coste boasts views of gorgeous stone farm buildings, endless rows of neatly planted vines, and bushy olive groves—all perpetually bathed in warm orange sunlight. The views alone would be enough to recommend it but as it also boasts restaurants from Michelin-starred chefs and enough world-famous artists to fill a gallery, it’s no wonder …