Lamp by Flos, pens, stapler and tape holder by HAY, clock by Georg Jensen and chair by Carl Hansen & Søn. No one likes being taken for a tourist. Even if we’re thousands of miles from our usual hangouts, we often want to believe we belong in a place, no matter how briefly we’re visiting or how fanciful the idea. Fine hotels give us a sense that we matter in any location—the very purpose of their existence, after all, is to tend to our needs, make us feel at home and indulge our every childish whim as dotingly as any grandmother. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 48 Rose Chalalai Singh On cooking for the art world elite. Arts & Culture Food Issue 47 Object Matters An itemized history of the menu. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Food Issue 40 Chow Mein & Jello An ode to the buffet. Food Issue 35 Modern Fancy The humble origins of high-end food. Arts & Culture Food Issue 34 Last Supper What to eat at a funeral.