Travel Tech, and where to take it,
all in one delicious issue of Architectural Digest- the Travel Issue, due to hit the stands on April 12.
If you get easily distracted by shiny things, you are likely to want to order one of each of the top electronics for savvy travelers, including suitcases that can charge your phone on the go and binoculars with a streaming-video app (p. 76) I probably wouldn’t advise checking that suitcase unless you want to test the tracking feature. For those of you who love hotel design as much as I do, here are few teasers that might find you reflexively reaching for your passport as you head for the news stand:
- Which of the world’s most luxurious hotels feature the best design? AD enlisted a panel of tastemakers including Nate Berkus, Lela Rose, and Bronson van Wyck to weigh in. Winners include Barcelona’s Cotton House Hotel for best overall design; Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech for best spa; the Dominican Republic’s Amanera for best suites; Six Senses Douro Valley for best pool; Soho House Istanbul for best bar; and Faena Hotel Miami Beach for best restaurant (p. 70)
- Acclaimed architect and cultural connoisseur Robert A.M. Stern shares his travel diary from a modern Grand Tour taken with his son and grandson (p. 78)
- Architect Nikos Moustroufis and designer Isabel López-Quesada craft a chic retreat for a couple and their extended family on the Greek island of Spetses (p. 98)
- Accessories designer Fiona Kotur outfits her family’s Hong Kong home with elegant pizzazz, commissioning Chinese artisans to help create a stylish haven (p. 112)
- Charles Zana tailors a mid-century residence outside Paris to complement a dazzling collection of contemporary artworks, among them pieces by Takashi Murakami, Anish Kapoor, and Richard Serra (p. 146)