Hotels don’t need to be opulent to feel luxurious. Sometimes the most extraordinary travel experiences come in places that pair down the design elements to the most essential. From beachfront Japanese gardens to desert retreats, read on for four exceptional minimalist hotels from coast to coast.
In Far West Texas, Willow House in Terlingua features views of the Chisos Mountain Range. Inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s passion for the natural world and southwestern style, these 12-modernist cube-shaped stand-alone casitas sit on 250 acres of land and are designed to reflect the colors and beauty of the area. The hotel is located just 6 miles from Big Bend National Park for hiking, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Set on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Utah, Amangiri offers breathtaking views of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Accommodations in this luxurious resort range from the stone suites that frame the scenery of this dramatic desert landscape to tented pavilions that transport guests into a 360-degree experience of the natural wonders all around. This remote getaway offers serene beauty suited to a focus on adventure, wellness, and meditation.
Along the idyllic Malibu Coastline of California, experience the serenity of a Nobu Hotels only traditional Japanese ryokan. This beachfront property’s minimalist design features Pacific Ocean views, a lush Japanese garden, and suites with tatami mats and teak soaking tubs. Just steps away, chef and owner Nobu Matsuhisa’s restaurant serves his world-renowned Japanese fusion menu.
In the bustling hum of New York City, just steps from Canal Street, 11 Howard offers a minimalist space in this maximalist city. With a focus on contemporary
design and a hyper local social conscious mission, the atmosphere of this boutique hotel embraces the ideals of Scandinavian design. Light oak floors, high ceilings, and cozy blush wool bed throws are a welcome site after a sensory filled day in the Big Apple.