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Lodging Review: the unabashedly old-fashioned Marriott Milan


There have been a lot of innovations in hotels in the last couple of decades, from big things like making lobby spaces more multifunctional - integrating lounge space, restaurant space, and check-in space for example - to simpler things like getting rid of highly decorative wallpaper and heavy drapes for a cleaner look.

In fact, last year I stayed at the Moxy Milan Malpensa hotel for a night during Design Week, and absolutely loved it. A new brand from Marriott, Moxy hotels try to give you just what you need, no more, no less. So arriving on a late flight, I was glad there were local food and drink options right in the lobby/check-in-desk/bar. The room was small but I didn't lack for any more space, being just a short layover. The bathroom was great. I really feel like they studied travel habits well and designed the hotel around the experience.

What hotel hasn't apparently changed in the decades? The Marriott Milan.

Hotel Design Notes: Wigwam Motel


I had been anticipating this hotel the whole trip: Wigwam Motel on Route 66 in Holbrook AZ! The basis of the "Cozy Cone Motel" in the Pixar film "Cars," the Wigwam Motel represents to me a bygone time when caricatures of "Other" cultures was exotic yet innocent...

Hotel Design Notes: the South


Since this trip is going to last 3 weeks, the hotel choices are generally on the budget side, but also generally pretty well researched through Here's a roundup of some recent hotels...