Category | Face Hunter Reviews

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 […]


Shangri-La Hotel – Kuala Lumpur

Posted on 23 April 2011

When I visited Kuala Lumpur last December, I made the Shangri-La Hotel my home for two nights. As one of the KL hotels nestled amidst lush gardens in the heart of the city, the newly renovated Shangri-La Hotel, sits just 45 minutes from the international airport and just moments from key shopping areas. I was […]


The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Singapore

Posted on 07 January 2011

Singapore has got its new hotel marvel: The Fullerton Bay, that just opened 6 months ago and I was lucky enough to try it! Completely built over water, the hotel is a stunning jewel-like addition to the renowned Marina Bay waterfront, and is illuminated by the setting sun. The hotel is ensconced between the iconic […]


Palihouse – West Hollywood

Posted on 09 December 2010

I’ve found my new favorite hotel in Los Angeles. Palihouse is just the perfect place for me. When you get to the lobby area/cafe/restaurant, it feels like being in a cabinet de curiosités. It’s very spacious, quiet and when you look around, there are so many cool and quirky objects hanging on the wall and […]


Boutikia Holiday – San Francisco

Posted on 05 December 2010

When you travel, nothing can compete with the comfort and cosiness of staying in an apartment instead of a hotel. A few weeks ago, I spent two days in San Francisco. I had the chance to stay in a four bedrooms apartment in a Victorian Painted Lady located in NOPA, a quiet area close to downtown, […]


Special Apartments – Paris

Posted on 17 October 2010

If you are going to Paris, the best place to stay is not a hotel, but a “Special Apartment”. For the same price as an average hotel room,  at Special Apartments, you can choose among a beautiful and unique selection of Parisian rental apartments: studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, with accommodation for up […]


Hotel Skeppsholmen – Stockholm

Posted on 04 October 2010

It’s sounds like a dream to stay in a hotel on an island, but in Stockholm this could become reality. It’s actually quite easy, just book Skeppsholmen Hotel on the homonym lush island. Don’t worry you don’t have to rely on any boat to explore the city, the island is connected by a bridge to […]


Hotel Astoria – St. Petersburg

Posted on 14 August 2010

Astoria Hotel is basically an institution in St. Petersburg.  Every time a world’s political leader or a superstar is in town, he/she is staying with his/her entourage at Astoria. The list is quite long: Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jack Nicholson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, George W. Bush, Prince Charles, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, etc… Luxurious Rocco […]


Le Meridien Bristol Hotel – Warsaw

Posted on 26 July 2010

The Le Meridien Bristol is Warsaw’s treasure. Located in the most elegant street of the city, on the “King’s Walk”, the hotel graciously combines Old-World charm with contemporary luxury. The original interior design was signed Otto Wagner the Younger who gave Warsaw a splendid example of Viennese Art Nouveau at the turn of the 19th […]


Hotel Birger Jarl – Stockholm

Posted on 19 July 2010

Sweden’s best contemporary interior architects and designers have teamed to rejuvenate Birger Jarl Hotel and the result is striking. I was staying in Junior Suite 4U, its author, leaving figure in the world of Swedish design Love Arbén worked on the principle that guests prioritise three things in hotel rooms – looking out, watching TV […]


Hyatt Regency Century Plaza – Los Angeles

Posted on 10 July 2010

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is an institution in Los Angeles. Since its opening in the 1960s, every presidents (except Barack Obama) of the United States has stayed there during their official visit in the City of Angels. It’s a sign that it has the highest standard of security you can ever imagine. But first of […]


Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel

Posted on 07 June 2010

Review and Photos by Face Hunter
The Thompson Hotel is the perfect sexy oasis for a short stay in Los Angeles. The interiors are mainly dark and alluring, and the furniture is both modern and minimal, mixing wooden and metallic elements. Located right on Wilshire in Beverly Hills, just 2 blocks from Rodeo Drive, you [...]


Mondrian Hotel – Los Angeles

Posted on 24 May 2010

Review & Photos by Face Hunter
Mondrian is one of my favorite hotels in Los Angeles. Surreal & baroque furniture pieces are displayed from the lobby to the rooms, walking through feels like visiting a contemporary art exhibition. Originally created by iconic designer Philip Starck in the mid-1990s. The design unites a quintessentially Californian embrace [...]