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Get Into Bed with Great Design

by Team Fathom

Excellent design. Local materials. Stunning landscape. Photo courtesy of Tierra Patagonia. 

Good-looking hotels have been around for centuries. But the boutique hotel concept — as coined by Steve Rubell in reference to the Ian Schrager-designed Morgans in NYC — appeared on the scene only in the 1980s. Since then, the design-forward, highly curated lodging spaces have become icons of a particular kind of lifestyle.

A well-designed hotel's ability to morph into community gathering place, center for socializing, and perch for creative enterprise makes them hotbeds of energy and inspiration in destinations both urban and isolated. Here's a list of our favorite high-end, design-snob-approved hotels


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