Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

The Lake District… but not as we know it

The Lake District... but not as we know it

For many the lure of the Lake District is very much what the scenery of the national park can offer – walks and climbs over hills and fells, sailing its giant waters, or just taking in the picturesque countryside that inspired poets like Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. (more…)

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Eco-friendly South American hotel group Inkaterra is renowned for creating luxury properties that are both aesthetically sophisticated and fully sustainable. However, the pleasure of staying in these unique and authentic environments often comes at a hefty price. (more…)

Five-star hotel auctions… everything!

Five-star hotel auctions... everything!

The Howard Hotel in London is waving goodbye to its entire contents later this month.

In a two-day event which will bring together hoteliers and designers as well as members of the public eager to snap up a bargain, the luxury hotel will auction off lots ranging from the sumptuous furnishings of its 189 bedrooms right down to the knives and forks from the once-award-winning restaurant. (more…)

Now sleep in Brooklyn

Now sleep in Brooklyn

The gentrification of Northside Williamsburg, Brooklyn continues apace with the opening of the 72-bedroom Wythe Hotel in a former textile factory. A three-storey glass-and-aluminium extension has been added to the original 1901 red-brick building, providing magnificent views of Manhattan across the East River. (more…)

Outback luxury in the Northern Territory

Outback luxury in the Northern Territory

The latest in outback luxury is set to lure travellers off the beaten path into Australian’s Northern Territory with the upcoming opening of the Wildman Wilderness Lodge, halfway between Darwin and the Kakadu National Park. (more…)

Three stars for the Cote d’Azur

Three stars for the Cote d’Azur

Back in July, the highly-anticipated Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez – a member of Design Hotels – opened on the French Riviera, after an extensive transformation overseen by architect Jean-Jacques Ory and Philippe Strack-trained interior designer Christophe Pillet. (more…)

Highland society

Highland society

Eagle Brae, a new collection of luxury cabins, is set to open this summer in the wilds of Inverness-shire.

The log cabins have an international feel, rather than the usual British style. (more…)

Spaced out

Spaced out

The desert- and glacier-scapes of the north and extreme south of Chile have become associated with striking architecture of an elemental kind. The new Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, whose sister hotel opened on the edge of the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama in 2008, is no exception. (more…)

Hotel Schweizerhof reopens in Bern

Hotel Schweizerhof reopens in Bern

Bern welcomes the celebrated Hotel Schweizerhof into the 21st century as it reopens after a major refurbishment.

A member of Design Hotels TM, Hotel Schweizerhof is located in a circa-1913 listed building in the Swiss capital. (more…)

Up in the air in Miami

Up in the air in Miami

The trendy Townhouse hotel will unveil its new rooftop lounge today, creating a new way to enjoy the impressive Miami skyline.

The owners hope the new lounge will recreate the glamorous and relaxed attitude of South Beach

Situated on Collins Avenue – not far from the Atlantic Ocean – the owners hope the new lounge will recreate the glamorous and relaxed attitude of South Beach. (more…)

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