Sweden’s Floating Hotel, Arctic Bath

Resembling a bundle of logs, Sweden’s Arctic Bath hotel and spa floats on the Lule River in the country’s north, near Luleå. Designed by architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi, the property offers a divine blend of luxury experiences and access to nature—with its open-air cold bath, bear-watching, hikes and other outdoor activities as well as saunas, massages and various treatments available indoors. Of the …

Behind the Design of Williamsburg’s Bathhouse

Co-owners Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman on their spa for the future in a century-old building

Williamsburg’s aptly named, recently opened Bathhouse—in a renovated 1930s soda factory that was once home to the Brooklyn Bottling Company and Dr. Brown’s Soda—has been renovated and designed by co-founders Travis Talmadge and Jason Goodman in collaboration with Jennifer Carpenter of Verona Carpenter Architects. The space meticulously preserves many of the original elements including the vaulted ceilings, original brickwork and a 100-foot-tall smokestack that now serves …

Costa Rica’s Eco-Friendly Kasiiya Papagayo Retreat

A rejuvenating sanctuary set oceanside

The Papagayo Peninsula has quickly become one of the most coveted destinations in Costa Rica, with several of the country’s most exclusive resorts claiming this thin branch of land as home. Opened in December 2018 the intimate Kasiiya Papagayo is a unique, eco-friendly and deeply rejuvenating sanctuary in this warm-spirited nation. Nestled within its own private peninsula, Kasiiya offers 123 acres of secluded peace and …