The boutique-hotel wave rocks on, thanks to a trio of Ian Schrager Hotel alumni. Understated minimalism is imported to the otherwise kitschy Florida Keys via CASA MORADA. The 16-suiter on Islamorada makes the most of the locale with an oceanfront dock, freshwater pool, and lush landscaping. From $199. (888) 881-3030,
In New York, THE MARITIME HOTEL exploits the former headquarters of the National Maritime Union of America, turning its porthole-windowed and ship-shape sailors’ quarters into trendy Chelsea hotel rooms. New is the courtyard garden, Japanese and Italian restaurants, and downtown attitude. From $200. (212) 242-4300,