Travel isn't just for relaxation. For many of us, going somewhere new serves as a source of inspiration—a jolt of energy that fuels our creativity so much so we become more productive when we return to work. With travel-starved starting to plan their "vaxications", we asked Peter Cole, CEO of Design Hotels, to choose the best places to get a creative reboot. Here are five boutique hotels to have on your radar.
1. Node Kyoto, Japan
I’m a huge fan of the way Node Kyoto has taken the idea of fluid, programmable places such as galleries and museums, and woven their approaches into its core. The hotel feels like a private home, but the team invites the world in through a series of collaborative exhibitions, pop-up shops and guest gallerists, which together form such a rich on-property programme. The name itself, “node”—an intersection—means the hotel acts as a cross-cultural meeting point between local residents and the city’s visitors.
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