Cipriani’s Hotel Mr C

 The Cipriani’s in New York and London that you may know and love has decided to expand their brand and open up a hotel in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, called Mr. C.  Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani are setting the stage with this new chic and classic hotel that features 138 rooms and even 12 … Continue reading

Mystique Hotel, Santorini

I’m in dire need of  a little sunshine today. And since I cannot hop on a plane on a whim, I am going through the photos of my favourite hotels around the world. The Mystique on the Greek Island Santorini is the perfect pick for a little visual-comfort and musing. Built into a cliff, Mystique’s … Continue reading

The Fantastic Vander Urbani Resort in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana’s romantic, medieval streets and bridges along with its Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture create the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous Vander Urbani Resort. The  latest member of the Design Hotels‘ (follow the link, you won’t regret it) architecture and interior design was assigned to one of Ljubljana’s best local design practices, Sadar+Vuga. With their vision … Continue reading

Focus… The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, on the Williamsburg waterfront, stands the Wythe Hotel proudly location. This former textile factory from 1901 has been meticulously converted into a 72-room hotel in this trendy New York borough. Following its opening on May 1st 2012, the Wythe Hotel has received an abundance of praise, for successfully conserving the building’s industrial roots … Continue reading

Focus… La Suite Rio

Tucked away on a cliff only 10 minutes away from Ipanema Beach, in one of Rio’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the seven-room boutique hotel La Suite is a fantastic luxury boutique hotel, with the lovely feel of a private residence. Offering a 180° view on the ocean, La Suite offers very spacious and luxurious suites, decorated with antique furniture, pop art, … Continue reading

Focus… The Sheung Wan Hotel, Hong Kong by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick gets a lot of love from this blog, and deservedly so. The designer has a streak of genius that amazes and fascinates (click here and here for previous post on Thomas Heatherwick and his studio). The British architect/designer designed the forty-story Sheung Wan Hotel in Hong Kong, a structure which unlike other hotel projects has … Continue reading

Focus… Soho House Berlin

Originally founded in 1995 as a private members’ club for film and media types, Soho House  is now a worldwide chain of restaurants, private cinemas, clubs, boutique hotels and brasseries. Let’s take a look at Soho House Berlin, which opened its doors in May 2010 in the German capital. A 1928 building host Soho House … Continue reading

Focus… The Grand Hotel Villa Cora in Florence, Italy

The sumptuous Grand Hotel Villa can be found inside an old park – a centuries – overlooking the amazing Boboli Gardens in Florence. This aristocratic residence was a project of Baron Oppenheim, built at the end of the XIX century, and reflects the architectural styles of that period, accentuated by a strong eclectic decor that provides the villa … Continue reading

Focus… Viceroy Zihuatanejo Hotel, Mexico

Viceroy Zihuatanejo is Zihuatanejo Bay’s most romantic hideaway, admired for its laid-back luxurious atmosphere and polished rooms, the resort’s terracotta-tiled villas and thatched palapa cabanas merge with the green sea of rustling coconut palms, tropical gardens and gentle waterfalls that enfold it. The property that underwent a major re-branding in 2006 is a slice of paradise on … Continue reading

Focus… The NHow Berlin

 There is so much that can be said about the NHow Berlin. The first thing would be that whilst many profess to be chic, stylish or glamourous, the NHow Berlin successfully manages to combine all these elements, with the added and coveted value of ‘cool’. In a city with such strong and distinctive cultural contributions to … Continue reading