Think about the last uplifting film you saw. There was probably a moment where the characters find themselves somewhere inspiring to pause and reflect; to really enjoy the beauty of a place. I love any hotel that designs its property with these moments in mind. Take for example a staircase that connects a row of rooms to the main lodge at Qualia Resort. The architect could have just built a set of stairs, but instead made the planks meander thoughtfully through trees, past the restaurant’s garden and lead to this: a simple bench with a peephole view of the sea.