Interview: The Finch’s Michelin-Starred Chef Gabe McMackin Takes on Troutbeck

Amenia, New York's design-driven hotel augments its culinary excellence

In 2015, mere months after its quiet opening, The Finch landed an unexpected Michelin star for owner and chef Gabe McMackin. It was unexpected in that the Clinton Hill, Brooklyn restaurant seemed, from afar, more like a cozy neighborhood bistro. In fact, visitors to the establishment (which has sustained its star and drummed up many other accolades along the way) find an experience that’s nothing short …

Tbilisi, Georgia’s Neighboring Stamba Hotel + Rooms Hotel

Two Design Hotels anchor a vibrant and ever-expanding community

Tens of thousands of books greet visitors at the entrance of Tbilisi, Georgia’s Stamba Hotel. Their colorful spines, neatly arranged on floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that mirror the building’s rigid Brutalist exoskeleton, nod to the structure’s history as an illustrious publishing house. Once, some of the most important titles in Georgian literature were printed here. For many years, the building then lay idle. Now, books have returned …

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 …