It List 2016: the Best New Hotels on the Planet
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It List 2016: the Best New Hotels on the Planet

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Dave Lauridsen

Your conclusive guide to the most compelling hotel openings of the year.

L’Horizon in Palm Springs, California

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The Mad Men look may be everywhere these days, but at L’Horizon—a 1952 estate once frequented by Ronald Reagan and Marilyn Monroe—Midcentury Modern isn’t just a trend, it’s built into the property’s DNA. Originally designed by desert architect William Cody for a Los Angeles power couple, L’Horizon has been brought up to date by designer to the stars Steve Hermann, who kept its lovely bones (post-and-beam ceilings, glass walls with mesmerizing mountain views) and added a restaurant helemd by El Bulli veteran Giacomo Pettinari. The 25 rooms have a sexy weekend-away vibe, with vintage architectural photography, cowhide rugs, and outdoor showers—though some oversights, like impractically placed light switches, suggest a preference for form over function. No matter: thoughtful touches like personalized brass nameplates on each door make every guest feel like a VIP. lhorizonpalmsprings.com; doubles from $605.

it list

It List 2016: the Best New Hotels on the Planet

L’Horizon in Palm Springs, California

The Mad Men look may be everywhere these days, but at L’Horizon—a 1952 estate once frequented by Ronald Reagan and Marilyn Monroe—Midcentury Modern isn’t just a trend, it’s built into the property’s DNA. Originally designed by desert architect William Cody for a Los Angeles power couple, L’Horizon has been brought up to date by designer to the stars Steve Hermann, who kept its lovely bones (post-and-beam ceilings, glass walls with mesmerizing mountain views) and added a restaurant helemd by El Bulli veteran Giacomo Pettinari. The 25 rooms have a sexy weekend-away vibe, with vintage architectural photography, cowhide rugs, and outdoor showers—though some oversights, like impractically placed light switches, suggest a preference for form over function. No matter: thoughtful touches like personalized brass nameplates on each door make every guest feel like a VIP. lhorizonpalmsprings.com; doubles from $605.

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