If design is high on your checklist, this one’s for you. curates more than 270 unique hotels in 50 countries, each one not only nicely designed but run by independent owners (like Rome’s G-Rough Hotel, pictured). You get local culture plus something a bit more down-to-earth price-wise than other boutique-oriented sites. This is a good newsletter to sign up for, so you can keep cool hotels in mind for down the road.