Tsingpu Retreats join Design Hotels
Tsingpu Retreats bring together experiences of China’s past aesthetics and traditions with the comforts of today across Tsingpu Tulou Retreat and Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, offering precious solace amongst each location’s unique scenery, culture, and archetype. TAO (Trace Architecture Office) and Neri & Hu respectively worked traditional architecture into contemporary... Read more
Beyond Flavor. Your visit doesn’t start at check in; it starts on the plate!
Fusing outstanding food with innovative design isn’t an easy balance but a handful of hotels have proven that it can be pulled off with aplomb. From the Swiss Alps to Asian metropolises, here we highlight the six member hotels pushing boundaries in their in-house restaurants to offer wholly transformative... Read more
A soothing retreat on Zakynthos
The village of Tsilivi on the Greek island of Zakynthos sets a bucolic backdrop for the newest jewel in the Ionian crown: Olea All Suite Hotel. A veritable treasure, located on a hillside on the northeastern coast, the all-suite, adult-friendly resort (accepting guests aged 12 and older) offers a... Read more
A new haven for freethinkers: Hotel Freigeist Göttingen
Opened July 1 in the central German city of Göttingen, Hotel Freigeist Göttingen is a hive of creativity and inclusion. Conceived by hotelier Georg Rosentreter, the 118-room property is rooted in the city’s legacy as a place for academics, philosophers, and radical freethinkers. Here in the district of Groner... Read more
The island retreat of Zuri Zanzibar opens!
Zuri Zanzibar, the first Design Hotels™ member in the Tanzanian archipelago, has just opened its doors, welcoming the world to a hospitality experience shaped by this singular destination. Here on the coast of East Africa, some 30 kilometers off the mainland of Tanzania, the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar is... Read more
DUBAI Parks and resorts … OVERVIEW!
Dubai Parks and Resorts  is the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising of three theme parks: MOTIONGATE Dubai, a movie inspired theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures including the Smurfs and Lionsgate; BOLLYWOOD PARKS Dubai, a first-of-its-kind family theme park... Read more
Helen Mints: M.INT is more than just perfumes. It is a new signature lifestyle!
M.INT was born in Italy in 2012. The brand name refers to the last name of the company’s founders Serge and Helen Mints. The logo – a winged letter “M”, the first letter of the brand name, represents creative freedom. What tell us Helen Mints about this new brand? Hey!... Read more
Destination: Mykonos! A high-style guide to the Cycladic isle
As summer heats up across Europe, so does the scene on Mykonos. Beaches pack with sun-seekers, shorelines are dotted by envy-inducing yachts, and the clubs fill with international scenesters. The Island of the Winds, as the Greek jewel of Mykonos is known, is one of those places that not... Read more
Pasta Workshop w/ Gentleman Chef 14thLANE!
Using fresh pasta makes a world of difference when it comes to turning out an all-star dish. For the home cook, the idea of making of fresh pasta may sound intimidating, but starting from scratch is actually easy and it only requires four everyday ingredients (flour, eggs, olive oil,... Read more
Form Hotel, Dubai’s new design concept!
Opening May 2018 in the heart of Dubai’s Culture Village, Form Hotel will bring a unique and uncharted design concept to the UAE. The flagship property of Smartotels Hospitality and the first hotel in the region to join the Design Hotels™ Community, Form Hotel will merge an emphasis on... Read more
Paris Fashion Week: The inspirations of Kristina Fidelskaya’s new Ready-to-Wear collection!
The inspirations for Kristina Fidelskaya’s new Ready-to-Wear collection are multiple: A touch of androgyny in reference to Bowie coming out of the Carlyle Hotel in New York in the 70s, the  nonchalance of Parisian women walking down the Avenue Hoche in the 90’s blended with the timeless and chic simplicity of Elsa Peretti for Halston. And of course,  the presence of the... Read more