You may have noticed that the Hideaway Report looks a little different this year. We’ve updated the style of the print newsletter to make it more visually appealing, with larger photographs that don’t require a magnifying glass to discern. The content has also undergone a subtle shift, with the goal of better illuminating the experience of staying at a hotel, beyond just its service offerings and physical attributes. Luxury these days is as much about sense of place and access to unique local experiences as it is about fancy countertops in the bath (not that there’s anything wrong with fancy countertops).
Considering the importance of aspects of travel beyond the quality of one’s hotel room, we will also continue to write about sightseeing and excursions. We don’t have room to include most of these pieces in print, unfortunately, but our website contains recommended itineraries and articles on topics ranging from favorite lesser-known ancient sites in Rome to insider private tours in Hanoi. In addition to what’s in the April print issue, look online for upcoming pieces about archaeological adventures in the Yucatán and wintertime dog-sledding and horseback riding in Montana. We’re best known for reviewing hotels, but we review everything.