Mystery + Luxury at Casa Silencio in Xaagá, Mexico

Solar-powered and self-sustaining, this agave-surrounded hacienda overflows with color, texture and character

Casa Silencio (which officially opens its doors tomorrow, 15 September) sits at the base of a mountain within Silent Valley just outside the small town of Xaagá, Oaxaca. The stunning, solar-powered hacienda—from the founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata—is full of juxtapositions. Comprising just six suites, a large indoor/outdoor dining room, bar area, library and boutique-meets-lobby, it feels simultaneously opulent and …

Roosevelt Island’s Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel + Panorama Room Rooftop Bar

One of the most spectacular spots in NYC, atop a design-forward hotel on the East River island

When most people think of NYC’s Roosevelt Island, they likely imagine the charming aerial tramway that runs parallel to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge near East 59th Street or perhaps they recall snapping to attention on the slender island (which is actually part of the borough of Manhattan) when the F train passes through for one stop. Some may be aware that Roosevelt Island houses the …

Puglia’s Nine-Suite Palazzo Daniele Design Hotel

A grand, neoclassical palace from 1861 welcomes guests into comfortable, modern amenities

Some hotels support a vacation; other hotels are the vacation. At the very bottom of the “heel of the boot” that defines the sunny Italian region of Puglia, Palazzo Daniele is the latter. This five-star establishment pairs minimal, modern design with the architectural majesty of a neoclassical palace built in 1861. There are only nine suites, wrapped around a central open-air courtyard—coupled with an outdoor pool and …