6 Hotels Worth The Trip Itself

These unique retreats in unexpected places have us wanting to put our passports to good use. 


1. Amangiri Resort- Utah

Amangiri is a remote hideaway tucked in the stunning canyons of the American Southwest. Amangiri, a true desert wonderland, lives in a protected valley in Canyon Point, with views that seem to be on another planet. The accommodations mirror the raw and luminous aesthetic of the desert, with windows as walls, and geometric sun hued planes. With unlimited adventures, and a Spa centered around native practices of healing, you will leave Amangiri a new person. That is if you ever leave…

photos by Joe Fletcher

2. Michelberger Hotel- Berlin, Germany

The Michelberger is a small family business with big ideas. Fusing sophistication with modern romance, this hotel oozes design in every single corner. The hotel acts as a an artistic hub in the heart of the city, with several Event spaces (one even only has access through a secret door).  It is safe to say the Michelberger is a small and charming hotel with a whole lot of heart. 

photos by Rita Lino


3. Hotel Tiki Tiki- Tulum, Mexico

This small 15 room boutique hotel is Tulum’s best kept secret. A time warp from the 50’s, this mid century home lays in one of Mexico’s most powerful and beautiful coastal towns. An Art Deco paradise in the thick of the jungle; what’s not to love?

photos by Arturo Haag


4. L'Hôtel Marrakech- Morocco

L’Hôtel is a privately owned Riad set in the heart of the “Red City’s” Medina. This historic 19th Century home has been restored using local craftsmen and traditional materials. An atmosphere of timeless relaxed grandeur provides such a serene oasis, you almost have to force yourself to leave and see the city. 

photos by Andrew Montgomery


5. Hotel Mar Adentro- Los Cabos, Mexico

This futuristic dreamscape is a compelling option for travelers on the tip of Baja California Sur. A large reflective pool is the hotels centerpiece, crisscrossed with dark stone walkways and a unique birds nest shaped restaurant. These structures are all aligned to make you feel as if you are floating. Now that is what a proper vacation is supposed to feel like. 

photos by Joe Fletcher


6. Hotel Aire de Bardenas- Navarre, Spain

If you like big dramatic landscapes in far corners of the world, this is the place for you. On one side the desert rolls west and On the other, fields stretch back towards the medieval town of Tudela. The hotel was built to blend into this deeply rural landscape. Spend a few nights under this vast sky, and it will all feel like a dream. 

Photos by Mary Hefton