From hostels to penthouse suites, there’s a hotel out there for pretty much every stripe of traveler.
But what if your tastes aren't so easily defined? What if you're just as interested in brown-bagging it on a rooftop as you are in a five-star meal? Dive-bar environments with mint Danish design? What if you're a hip/ster creative-minded millennial?
With more and more of us wanting something that's in between the Four Seasons and Motel 6, a bevy of hotels have been popping up to cater to our curated needs.
Whether you’re an art-festival aficionado or a jet-setting bohemian, look no further: These properties are bound to make you feel right at home when you're anywhere but.
Ace Hotel, Palm Springs
A renovated, midcentury motel is the site for the 170-room Ace Hotel & Swim Club, part of the revolutionary Ace Hotel Group behind eponymous venues in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland.
With a bohemian-retro design scheme including record players, vintage vinyl records, and a soothing color palette, the Ace Palm Springs is also home to Coachella events and its very own Craft Beer Festival.
Rooms embrace an outdoor-indoor dynamic, with tent-like walls, concrete floors, and materials such as canvas, butternut wood, denim, and hemp. The massive Swim Club Pool has more than enough space to swim, and hammocks and pillows are scattered about for lounging guests.
Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Located in the ne plus ultra of hipster neighborhoods, the Wythe Hotel is by far one of the hippest spots to stay in Brooklyn.
Opened in May '12, the hotel is housed in a converted red-brick factory building on Williamsburg’s scenic waterfront, steps away from such institutions such as Brooklyn Bowl, the Brooklyn Brewery, and the neighborhood's Brooklyn Flea.
With eight stories and 72 rooms, the Wythe’s decor effortlessly speaks to Williamsburg’s aesthetic: Beds crafted from salvaged timber, concrete floors, and custom-made wallpaper abound are the perfect mix of industrial-rustic chic.
The brainchild of Andrew Tarlow — the restaurateur behind the immensely successful Brooklyn eateries Marlow & Sons and Diner — the Wythe also features a farm-to-table restaurant, Reynard’s, which proposes locally sourced dishes such as beef carpaccio, rabbit sausage, and omelets with organic kale and Gruyère cheese.
For those looking for a party, the scene-y terrace cocktail bar is the place to be.
Hotel Nord-Pinus, Tangier, Morocco
The exotic Moroccan city of Tangier is the perfect backdrop for a bohemian vacation, and the Hotel Nord-Pinus is the hotel to book.
Opened by the French hotelier Anne Igou and situated atop the Kasbah’s (Tangier’s historic center) highest point, the site — a former 18th-century pasha’s palace — is a sprawling compound of eclectic regalia. With chandeliers from Syria, contemporary furniture by French designers, and sumptuous fabrics, the hotel also boasts extraordinary views onto the Spanish coast and Atlantic Ocean.
If you feel like channeling Barbara Hutton or the legendary Talitha Getty (both of whom, among other things, famously spent time in Tangier), we recommend lounging about with a glass of Morocco’s famous thé à la menthe on one of the hotel’s relaxing rooftop terraces.
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