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Hotel Unique – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Posted on 25 April 2014

Have you ever slept inside a piece of art work?  Check in to the Hotel Unique and you’ll understand.  Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake is the genius behind the semicircular 6-floor building. So many design hotels are cool once you’re inside but from outside they often look like nothing special. Unique Hotel is a complete experience […]


Four Seasons – Buenos Aires

Posted on 12 March 2013

Four Seasons is probably the most magnificent hotel you can find in the most beautiful city in South America: Buenos Aires. Difficult to compete with the prestige of an early 20th-century, French-style mansion located in La Recoleta district, basically one the best areas in town. You can walk around safely and enjoy the magic light, […]

B.O.G. Hotel – Columbia

Posted on 16 August 2012

With a design inspired by Colombia’s greatest natural treasures – gold and emeralds – the geometric B.O.G. Hotel, in the bustling north of Bogotá, is a decadent base from which to explore this burgeoning city. Tipped as an exciting destination bursting with creativity, clubs and great cuisine, B.O.G. Hotel itself is home to one of […]

The James Hotel – Chicago

Posted on 27 March 2012

The James is a brand of ideally situated, warmly modern, residentially styled luxury hotels that delivers an artful blend of exquisitely hand-crafted design, intuitive service and personalized comfort. Luxury Liberated represents an expansive take on luxury – one that frees it from the traditional bonds of formality and embraces a spirit of possibility and imagination. […]


The Mira Hotel – Hong Kong

Posted on 11 December 2011

A few months ago, I visited Hong Kong for the first time and stayed in one one the most incredible hotels in town: The Mira. First observation, it is extremely well located in Tsim Sha Tsui, you are directly in the heart of the action. Millions of restaurants, bars, boutiques and electronic stores -in case […]


The Aubrey – Santiago

Posted on 27 November 2011

The Aubrey is truly an urban retreat that lets one escape from the buzz of the city. It is a transformed space with 15 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms, each with a unique character and most with balconies and terraces. The old Mission style outdoor patio terraces now provide for an outdoor oasis, overlooked by exotic […]

Amsterdam Boutique Apartments – Amsterdam

Posted on 25 November 2011

These design apartments are Amsterdam’s hottest new escapist alternatives to boutique and design hotels. This epitome of style and elegance is located in a monumental canal house right in the heart of Amsterdam’s historical center and breathes history & style. Based on Singel canal (WorldHeritage site) around the corner of Spui with tram stops 1, […]


Ohtel – Wellington

Posted on 09 September 2011

Located in the Capital city’s exclusive seaside neighborhood of Oriental Bay, is a near-new 10 room boutique Hotel. 4.5 star, self-rated Ohtel provides true international class Urban Chic. Ohtel is adjacent to Wellington’s principal entertainment precinct, and en route to the city from the international airport. Major attractions such as Te Papa, Oriental Bay beach, […]


Four Seasons – Beirut

Posted on 09 August 2011

Unabashedly modern, Four Seasons in Beirut soars skyward above city and sea at the edge of the Mediterranean. Experience stylish comforts and the see-and-be-seen rooftop pool, where guests can swim high in the sky, enjoy a 360-degree view of Beirut and admire stunning sunsets. With its deft, friendly and genuine personal service, this much-anticipated landmark […]


KU Damm 101 Hotel – Berlin

Posted on 24 July 2011

KU Damm 101, Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The exciting 3-star “hotel garni”, a superior address for business travellers and short-break guests with a sense for lifestyle, design and a need for communications technology in their room. 170 rooms designed in a minimalist style with air-conditioning and either a bathroom or a shower room. A breakfast room above […]


Hospes Lancaster – Paris

Posted on 12 July 2011

If you want the luxurious without being obvious in Paris, I’d suggest the Hospes Lancaster. A hotel rich in history and a favourite with royalty and with the art and show business celebrities. Two steps from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc du Triomphe, the building was built in 1889 for Spanish nobility and was later acquired […]


Hotel Diplomat – Stockholm

Posted on 13 June 2011

Everything within Hotel Diplomat is put together to make you love Stockholm. First thing, when you stay at this privately-run four-star hotel, you are situated on the most prestigious street of the Swedish capital: Strandvägen. Perfect location to explore my favourite hostpots in town like cult restaurant/bar Riche which is only a five minute walk, […]


Opera Hotel – Madrid

Posted on 31 May 2011

If you are visiting Madrid, staying at the Opera Hotel becomes a very strategic idea. The four-star hotel is located in the historical center of the city in the district of Los Austrias, opposite the Royal Opera House. Outside the hotel you have a metro station, a cab station or even better you can stroll […]


Hansar Hotel – Bangkok

Posted on 15 May 2011

On my way back from Sydney to London, I wanted to spend two days in Bangkok to relax. The city offers the best selection of luxury/design hotels in South East Asia, so the choice was not so obvious. I decided to try a freshly opened boutique hotel located near Siam Square, The Hansar. The word […]


Sherry Netherland Hotel – NYC

Posted on 24 April 2011

During the last of my stay in New York, I spent one perfect night in suite 1204 of The Sherry-Netherland, from where I had a spectacular view on the madness of the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street and simultaneously on the peacefulness of Central Park. Silence, space, high ceilings, an enormous king size […]