Minneapolis’ Renovated Hotel Emery

Mid-century accents and thoughtful amenities add to the city's lively downtown destination

Located within the historic Midland Bank building in Minneapolis, the Hotel Emery (part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection) assumes all 10 floors, turning what was once known as Hotel Minneapolis into a destination drenched in mid-century modern inspired design. A recent hefty renovation of the 229-room hotel resulted in an expansive gym and vast lobby, a restaurant and coffee stand. Additionally a retail activation called The …

Interview: Behind Niyya’s Design-Minded Prayer Mats with Founder Myhra Mirza

Balancing tradition and style, the brand encourages expression of identity with pride

Religious wares are oftentimes traditional, ornate (even outdated) and this makes sense considering they’re rooted in rituals that are thousands of years old. It’s not common that a religious object is functional and authentic while also being contemporary and design-forward. But for Brooklyn-based designer Myhra Mirza, prayer mats (used predominantly within the Muslim faith) existed on two ends of the spectrum: they were either traditional …

Montauk’s New Oceanside Sanctuary, Marram

Mindfulness and considerate design send soothing waves through this boutique hotel

Many assume that the serenity that once defined Montauk, the former fishing village at the easternmost tip of Long Island, has been usurped by throngs of individuals in search of a wild summer social scene. Rarities like Marram, a beautiful new beachfront property, are a reminder that peace, quiet and mindfulness were once the hamlet’s primary draw. Visitors to the hotel will recognize its bones …