Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment.
Where is Treehotel?Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom.
The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river.
Visit the Website: www.treehotel.se
Fairmont The Palm - imagine yourself fully immersed in luxury while savoring the beautiful picture-perfect view.
Fairmont The Palm is an idyllic five-star resort situated on Dubai’s most sought-after island community, Palm Jumeirah. A luxury beachfront resort with unrivalled views of the Arabian Gulf and glittering Dubai Marina skyline, the city’s major attractions and airports are all located within easy reach, setting the resort apart as a unique leisure and business destination.
Ideal Location for Exploring Dubai
Explore the beautiful Dubai Marina and discover popular local attractions and unrivalled shopping at Dubai Marina Mall and the world’s largest retail destination – The Dubai Mall, or golf enthusiasts can also enjoy magnificent championship golf courses just a short drive away.
Visit the Website: www.fairmont.com/palm-dubai
One of Kyoto’s most prestigious landmark hotels, the RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto is renowned for its convenience, comfort, cuisine, and superlative service. Complete renovations in September 2016, both exterior and interior, have preserved historically significant architectural detailing, but bring cutting-edge flair to the rest. The RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto’s illustrious history of hosting Imperials, royalty, and ambassadors equally extends its gracious welcome to families, businessmen, and tourists alike.
Our beautiful RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto near Kyoto Station lets guests enjoy a regular shuttle service to and from the hotel. Ideal for those arriving from Kansai Airport, the hotel is also walking distance to World Heritage temples, the Kyoto Aquarium, and the Kyoto Railway Museum. The premier choice among hotels near Kiyomizu Temple and Kinkakuji, the RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto makes both easily accessible. Boasting the largest team of qualified Kyoto guides of any hotel in the city, our staff are happy to help you experience the best things to do in Kyoto.
Visit the Website: www.rihgaroyalkyoto.com
H12 is a global collection of art and lifestyle hotels, that was created with the idea of putting “a bed into an art gallery”. H12 works with a concept story of 12 local and international artists for each of its iconic properties to create a “Glocal” atmosphere and a stimulating experience. The number 12 also represents the hours of the day and night, months in the year and the eastern and western zodiac signs. The “H” in H12 stands for the passionate heart of the hosts who make friends out of guests. We create happy, humble, hugging, healthy, humorous, homemade and hip experiences.
Walter Junger is the creator and CEO of this global Austrian hotel brand, and started the company in 2012 with the H12original on top of the Alps in the southern Austrian Province of Carinthia.
In 2014, the Chinese hotel group, Plateno Group, was looking to gain a foothold in the international arena. Alex Zheng, the co-chairman and founder of 7 Days Inn and Plateno was looking for visionary hotel projects. He came across the art and lifestyle hotel concept by Walter Junger and felt an instant affinity, following a joint venture between Walter Junger, Alex Zheng and Plateno Group was formed on 12.12.2014.
The joint venture company, H12 (HK) Ltd. was established, and its headquarter was set-up in Hong Kong. At the same time, regional offices were opened in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Berlin, Salzburg and Nairobi. Since then, nine management contracts and investment partnerships have been signed across four continents.
H12 stands for new luxury. No pompous marble lobbies and no crystal chandeliers unless hanging from a tree for a romantic dinner for two. The locations are remote and spectacular or urban and iconic. Walter’s motto says it all: “Put service first and success will follow”. The naked truth or more commonly known the company vision is for H12 to grow its portfolio to 30 unique art and lifestyle hotels. Iconic places, stimulating art and warm, relaxed yet efficient service making friends out of H12 guests. Offering locally grown tasty food, the brand’s own wines and cool music, creates a synergic mix of East and West.
H12 – Sleeping in an art gallery:
Picasso says: “There is the artist that makes a yellow spot out of the sun, but there is also the artist that creates the sun out of a yellow spot”.
H12 is an artistic hub that always features 12 main artists. Every hotel doubles as an art gallery, featuring various global and local artists. H12 also runs an “Artist in Residence” program. The guests have the opportunity to directly watch, communicate, and sometimes participate in the creative process. Discovering H12 leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.
Opened in 2012, H12original is located in Carinthia, Austria at 1750 meters above sea level, directly next to 63 kilometers of powdery ski slopes. From a Mountain Inn to a modern Work of Art:
... at the 12th road turning
... with 12 rooms and suites
... curated by 12 international artists
... a 12-meter long art installation of 12 naked world and olympic ski champions
... named after 12 Chinese zodiac signs
... representing 12 unique spaces
... with 12 times the charm
Visit the Website: www.h12artoflife.com
The Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing offers an enviable location by the Yangtze River and on one of the city's most lively streets: Nan Bin Road. Just outside the hotel's front doors, guests discover interesting shops and exciting nightlife, and for those who need to access other parts of the city, the nearby Metro Line 3 makes it a breeze to travel through Chongqing and avoid traffic.
On site, patrons discover 308 modern rooms and suites with breathtaking, panoramic views of the river and cityscape. These stunning panoramas are also available from our dining options, which provide a culinary journey for guests, serving everything from sushi and Chinese specialties to Western favorites. To see even more of the city, travelers can drop by the fitness center, featuring a dedicated yoga room with floor-to-ceiling windows and an indoor swimming pool with a constant, comfortable temperature.
Visit the Website: www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-chongqing
Mir Castle in Grodno region is one of the most important tourist attractions in Belarus, an outstanding 16th-century fortification and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Mir Castle complex (Mirsky zamok) is an outstanding example of 16th-century fortification art. It’s located in the town of Mir in the Grodno region of Belarus.
The construction of this Belarus’ Gothic stylecastle was started in the 1520s by Duke Ilinich.
In 1568 the castle came into the hands of Mikolay Radziwil, who completed it in Renaissance style. A three-storey palace was built along the eastern and northern walls of the castle which had forty fretted rooms. Earth walls were built around the castle with bastions at the corners, surrounded by a water moat. An Italian garden was laid to the north of the walls and an artificial lake was established to the south.
The Radziwills owned the castle for several centuries. During the Napoleonic wars the castle was severely damaged. In 1891, the castle is bought by Nikolai Svyatopolk-Mirsky who started bringing order to his new property. His son continued his father’s work, led by renowned architect Teodor Bursze. A subsidiary of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus was located in the castle in 1992.
Mir Castle today
In 2000 UNESCO designated Mir Castle a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. The successful blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes Mir Castle one of the most impressive castles in Europe. Following intensive restoration works, Mir Castle was reopened to the public in December 2010. Renovation works on the Mir Castle Complex, however, are still underway. The plans are to repair the Italian Renaissance Park, the English Park and the pond, to restore the Svyatopolk-Mirsky Castle. The restoration works on this historic landmark was completed in 2013.
Things to see near Mir Castle If you are visiting Mir Castle, other sights of interest include:
Visit the Website: www.belarus.by
Hotel Riverton is a four star hotel in central Gothenburg that offers a variety of modern rooms, fully equipped apartments and a popular restaurant & skybar located on the top floor.
Our goal is to offer our guests the very best in every detail and aim to always go the extra mile. As a family owned hotel we do not belong to any chain, which enables us to adapt our offering without any chain standardisations, making us truly flexible in our service to you as a guest.
The attention to quality and design makes it mark throughout the hotel from our lobby up to our restaurant on the top floor. We carefully source all of the materials used ourselves to create comforting and functional spaces for you to enjoy.
Visit the Website: www.riverton.se
CAPTURE THE MOMENT AS WELL AS THE IMAGINATION AT ARIZONA’S PREMIER LUXURY RESORT DESTINATION.
Tour the 11 sculptures in our collection by renowned artist, Allan Houser (Haozous). Born in Apache, Oklahoma (1914-1994) of Chiricahua Apache and English descent and raised on a family ranch where he learned of his culture through his father’s stories. He originally gained recognition for his paintings depicting traditional, Native American life and ideals. In 1992 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush.
The Phoenician’s Collection includes:
SCOTTSDALE… CITY OF ART
If you venture beyond The Phoenician in pursuit of art, Scottsdale is a cultural mecca with beautiful museums, art galleries, art events and festivals. Explore downtown Scottsdale, and discover cutting-edge modern art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and exciting concerts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Scottsdale Arts District offers outstanding galleries with colorful blown-glass, Native American pottery and dramatic paintings that capture the spirit of the Southwest.
Visit the Website: www.thephoenician.com
When staying with Radisson Blu in Sofia you don’t have to go far to find yourself immersed in the world of art. In fact, it starts in the hotel lobby. Read on to find out more about Sofia’s emerging art scene.
There is plenty to gaze at as you walk the decorated marble walls and monolithic spiral staircase of the hotel. Behind the bar, Jimi Hendrix gazes at you as you sit down to a refreshing drink. The piece, known as Mr Brainwash, is a wonderful mosaic of the musicians own records. The Ballroom entrance welcomes you with artworks from a private collection. A piece called the Homeless Man by Yinka Shonibare stands in the lobby. This was part of an exhibition in London to raise awareness for issues affecting homeless people. In place of the man’s head, is a black globe with a quote from the novel The Adventures of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.
Other works include an interpretation of The Last Supper by Chinese artist Wang Nengtao and One Hour, by Bulgarian artist Pravdolyub Ivanov, which is a collection of 60 photographs. Look out for photographs of rock legends David Bowie and Keith Richards too, by Mark Seliger. With this eclectic mix on offer, and more, you will definitely find art to suit your taste.
When it is time to leave the hotel and venture out into the city, ask the hotel staff to guide you to the city’s top art spots. Here are our must-sees for art lovers:
Sofia City Art Gallery
This gem of a gallery may not appear to be much from the outside but is surrounded by some fascinating sculptures. Step inside and the interior quickly opens your eyes to the world of art. Founded in 1929, it was initially a place for local artists to exhibit their work. Today’s collection is a great representation of Bulgarian art dating back to the late 19th century up to the present day, through a series of paintings, sculptures, contemporary art and photography. The exhibitions change regularly so be sure to find out what is on while you are in the city.
A journey through Bulgarian art history
This former Bulgarian palace, the National Art Gallery, is impressive inside and out and is the country’s cultural heritage hub. Over 50,000 pieces are waiting for you to come along and browse. The galley displays the works of Bulgarian masters and temporary exhibitions by some of the world’s most famous artists, such as Picasso. You’ll be taken on a journey from the adoption of Christianity and the Roman Empire to the Liberation of Bulgaria during the Ottoman Empire, right up to today’s contemporary artworks. Make sure you also check out the library, which contains an impressive 6,500 publications.
The latest addition to the National Art Gallery, Square 500, opened in 2015. It is one of the most recent venues on the art scene housing over 42,000 items. This gallery combines Bulgaria’s art history with interesting pieces from Africa, Asia and Europe.
An international perspective
Located in another of Sofia’s historic buildings, the National Gallery for Foreign Art is housed in the former Royal Printing Office. Over 10,000 artifacts are displayed across four floors. Paintings, sculptures, graphic works and fine art from all corners of the earth make up 19 rooms of exhibitions.
Eat, sleep and breathe art at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia and then venture out to the city’s galleries and explore Bulgaria’s art heritage.
Breathtaking surroundings with beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches. As a former European Capital of Culture, Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.
The Stavanger region has many scenic attractions, among them the Lysefjord, Sola beach and the world famous Preikestolen (“the Pulpit Rock”). Preikestolen is located 604 metres above sea level and is the most visited attraction in the county of Rogaland. Lonely Planet named it the number one most breathtaking viewing platform in the world.
Stavanger is a university city and home to a number of institutions of higher education and research. This is reflected in the city’s urban and lively atmosphere, and in the varied assortment of shopping and dining opportunities. In 2008 Stavanger and Sandnes were designated European Capital of Culture, a testimony to the variety and wide range of cultural events and activities in the region. The Gladmat Food Festival, usually held at the end of July, is a large happening in the region and attracts around 250,000 visitors every year.
In 1969 the first oil field was discovered at Ekofisk south in the North Sea, which made the Stavanger Region a key player in the Norwegian economy.
Today, Stavanger is Europe’s oil and energy capital, and the main source of income for the locals comes from working in the petroleum sector. This industry attracts different nationalities to the region, making it a highly international destination. Today, there are several options for getting to Stavanger and around.
The city centre of Stavanger is quite compact, which makes it easy to reach most attractions on foot. Old Stavanger offers Europe’s best preserved wooden house settlement, consisting of more than 170 white wooden houses. On your walk you can easily stop by some of the city’s many museums, such as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger Art Museum and the Norwegian Canning museum.
Find more inspiration on Stavanger and Ryfylke’s official website.
Located in the Triglav National Park, where fresh alpine winds meet warm Mediterranean breezes, Pristava Lepena combines the charm of traditional architecture with the comfort of contemporary living. The Trenta Valley, with the crystal-clear waters of the Soča River, creates a wonderful environment for holidays as well as organization of weddings, seminars and business meetings.
Visit the Website: www.pristava-lepena.com
Mainport is the most luxurious and modern hotel in Rotterdam. It is not just a hotel, it’s a lifestyle. Mainport’s unique location, on the banks of the river Maas, offers sweeping views over the water and the skyline of Rotterdam.
Get inspired by Mainport’s world class atmosphere and exceptional design. The hotel offers a gateway to all of the world’s continents, integrating the influences from East to West in a 5 star design setting.
Rotterdam’s highlights are all within walking distance from Mainport Hotel. Mainport is a member of the prestigious Design Hotels brand.
Visit the Website: www.mainporthotel.com