How America’s motels became hipster havens


Across the United States, hoteliers and developers with an eye for a great location and an affinity for Americana are buying fifties and sixties-era motels and giving them top-to-toe revamps, while making sure they retain the retro aesthetic that attracts style-savvy travelers. The trend has picked up so much steam that it has transformed the very notion of a motel – from one of a pit stop to one of a destination.