Amenia, New York’s Design Hotel Troutbeck

From its historic manor and grounds to farm-to-table restaurant and more

With a facade that alludes to a 250-year-history, Troutbeck‘s stone and shingled Manor House greets visitors with coquettish grandeur. This centerpiece of the sprawling 45 acre estate embraces guests with warmth—tucking guest rooms around and above a delectable farm-to-table restaurant. A two-hour drive north of New York City (or an easy train ride), Troutbeck bears a rich and literature-laden past. It was once the home …

11 Howard Hotel, NYC

Combining Danish minimalist design and hospitality with a conscience

Located in NYC’s SoHo, boutique hotel 11 Howard eschews gimmicks and over-the-top glitz for a timeless Danish minimalist aesthetic. The space feels entirely part of NYC and, at the same time, a world away from the city’s ceaseless pulse. Visitors’ initial view upon entering the hotel is a calming neutral palette, as a black 1975 Alexander Calder mobile floats overhead. To the left, a spiral …

Casa Malca, Tulum

A private estate turned beachside boutique hotel with extraordinary works of art on display

There tend to be two schools of thought when addressing Tulum, Mexico as a destination: those who have been there and done that, and those who dream of the tiny hotel-lined street sat between calm seas and a dense jungle. Remarkably, Casa Malca, situated along Carretera Tulum Boca Paila (aka Route 15), should appeal to both. For the former, this unique Design Hotels-certified destination offers …