Discussing the Ace Hotel Kyoto’s Design + Inspiration with Roman Alonso of Commune

The 213-room property is an ode to craftsmanship, with a focus on harmony in design and atmosphere

In any other year, we would have joyfully visited Kyoto’s new Ace Hotel close to its opening (which occurred in June), but as such a trip isn’t possible yet in 2020, we opted for a virtual tour. What’s immediately clear is this lovely hotel balances the Ace’s familiar laidback, minimal style and ethos with craftsmanship and materials utilized in traditional Japanese architecture—an appealing, subtle amalgamation …

Riviera Maya’s Exquisite Andaz Mayakoba Resort

Luxury accommodation resting in the Yucatán's natural ecosystem

To understand the depth of beauty at Andaz‘s newest luxury resort along Riviera Maya, one must know a little about the area’s history. The Yucatán peninsula was home to a part of the Mayan civilization, which was eventually overrun by European explorers. Deep within the dense jungles of the Yucatán, some of the Mayan people found refuge and sanctuary. They were able to continue to …

A First Look Inside NYC’s Forthcoming PUBLIC Hotel

Ian Schrager guides people through his highly anticipated new LES high-rise

Hotelier Ian Schrager is a busy man. In December, we bore witness to the opening of his magnificent EDITION Hotel Sanya in the South China Sea. Today, we have news from one of the most anticipated hospitality additions to NYC in a long while. The PUBLIC Hotel will open its doors in the Lower East Side in under a month. There’s already a laundry list …