Hotels have always attracted certain sets, but recently we’re seeing that more are trying to push the community vibes. Habitas’ first of four planned hotels in Morocco is Caravan Agafay, 45 minutes from Marrakech, with views of the Atlas mountains, and which claims to take inspiration from Burning Man (tents, communal hangouts; the stargazing looks nice). El Perdido in Todos Santos has social spaces built in throughout (and social aids by way of jugs of mezcal by the hammocks), making the hotel feel more like a friend’s house than a boutique hotel. And lastly, the much-loved Villa Lena in Tuscany, which was a pioneer on the community hotelling front– calling itself a creative residence and agroturismo – is attracting guests including writers, filmmakers and artists in residence, and hosting several retreats and special weeks.
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