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Drake Devonshire Inn

Wellington, Ontario
Design: John Tong (+Tongtong)

Inspired by nautical light fixtures – fitting, on Lake Ontario – bright-yellow custom glass and wood-turned lanterns line the room. They’re designer John Tong’s favourite detail: “Their warm glow gives the space the feel of a ship’s dining room floating on a calm lake.” A glance up to the peaked ceiling reveals another maritime touch: A central beam has been crochet-bombed by New York’s London Kaye to look like a fishing net – a kitsch trend that is perfectly on-brand for the Drake. Back at eye level, navigate your way through the county with a hand-drawn map of the region’s wineries. And with mix-and-match vintage seating, workbench-inspired high tops and a floor-to-gables art mural in the pavilion, it’s smooth sail-ing from here on out.

24 Wharf St., 613-399-3338,

The Miami Beach Edition

150+ Rooms

The Miami Beach Edition

Design: Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu (Yabu Pushelberg, in collaboration with ISC Design Studio)

Another delicious leftover from the Seville Beach Hotel, the Matador Room is Miami’s latest spot to wine, dine and, of course, people-watch, thanks to unobstructed views across the large oval room’s sunken centre. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s modern Latino fare is served under the glow of the original chandelier, updated with a white-gessoed effect, highlighting what jury member Shauna Levy calls “a nice balance of hard and soft materials”: dark wood, silver panels, grey leather banquettes.

2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500,

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