A stay aboard Sunborn Gibraltar presents visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience: the privacy and exclusivity of an ocean-going superyacht combined with the quality and comfort of a five-star hotel – it’s a persuasive proposition.
With a sunny climate, wonderfully diverse natural landscape and first-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, Gibraltar has much to offer its visitors.
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The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.
The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.
The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.
The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury.
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At the fringe of the Badlands of India, Lakshman Sagar was built in the late 19th century as a hunting lodge by the then Thakur of Raipur, Lakshman Singh Ji to host other noble families and British emissaries. As a continuation of the hospitality and traditions of the House of Raipur; Sewara has envisioned a getaway much like Thakur Lakshman Singh Ji, though with a conservationist view of the heritage and surroundings.
The Zanana (women) quarters and Mardana (men) quarters, designed historically for the ladies and men respectively, offer hints to Rajput culture and traditional customs like pardah or reflecting the granduer of mehfils & baithak. Seeped in history, every corner of Lakshman Sagar depicts the nuances of hunting holidays during the days of the Raj. From the machans used for tiger spotting to the man-made lake to attract game, great care has been taken to restore these priceless prints of the past.
The re-conceptualization of Lakshman Sagar is manifested through the endless detailing in the architecture & design, the cuisine, and the well-thought of activities & non-activities tailored personally for the guests in a captivating natural topography, ideal for mindless relaxation.
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CELEBRATING TRADITION MOVING FORWARD.
Celebrating tradition at the Grand Ferdinand is about moving forward, not looking back. Free of forced flashbacks. With an openness to continuing times past. We haven't set out to redefine the restaurant and hotel business. What interests us is tradition. We want to recapture eras in Vienna in which nothing was more meaningful than embodying what was good. Setting the stage: Lobmeyr chandeliers, Wiener Silbermanufaktur silverware, the best French champagne, and at the centre of it all, grand Viennese cuisine.
There's much worth reporting about a hotel grounded in history, spirit and cultivated elegance. In words and pictures. We're happy to serve as a primary source for information about the Grand Ferdinand and arrange visits for journalists – by all means uncomplicated and fast.
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Find yourself 250m out on the lake in boutique accommodation, surrounded by nature at her most wild. Rooms appointed over three levels, relaxing lounge areas, an alluring help-yourself bar… all sitting out on a glacial lake. Good luck describing this place to your friends!
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Sumahan, a five star boutique hotel, sits on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits which separate Europe from Asia and link the cold waters of the Black Sea to the warm waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean beyond. The Bosphorus feeds the heart and spirit of the city.
It was built in the mid-nineteenth century to produce “suma” the unadulterated spirit used to make ‘rakı’, the Ottomans’ favourite tipple. Where today a motorised launch ferries hotel guests to and from downtown, barges laden with figs would arrive to keep the stills of the Sumahan busy.
It is a rare Bosphorus-front property that has remained in the hands of the original family. Turkish-American owner-architects Nedret and Mark Butler have transformed an unlikely family heirloom – a derelict late Ottoman alcohol factory, into a design hotel and a special retreat for visitors to the modern city. Its aim is to provide the highest degree of service to the independent traveller in the intimacy of a family-owned hotel.
Status in Istanbul has long been determined not by the horsepower of your car but the magnificence of your living room view. Every bedroom in the luxury hotel offers an ever-changing seascape of fisherman and ferryboats and ships gliding through the night. It’s a view of myth and of history. Odysseus, Jason and his Argonauts all passed in front of the Sumahan as did Soviet submarines. In a list that includes Topkapi Palace and the Maiden’s Tower, the Guardian newspaper cites Sumahan as the only hotel among Istanbul’s five best waterside views.
The busy city of Istanbul is there on display – on a clear day, close enough to touch - but guests of Sumahan Hotel enjoy this panorama from the elegant, comfortable and quiet privacy of a secluded waterfront.
The romantic Sumahan Hotel is just outside Çengelköy, a part of the city that still preserves its air of an authentic Bosphorus neighbourhood. It is a village of wooden houses, fish restaurants and seaside promenades. The Bosphorus-front mansions nearby are among the stately homes of Turkey, and include the residence of Abdullah Paşa, the son of a Çengelköy boatman who went on to become the Grand Vezir. Çengelköy was famous for its fruit orchards and market gardens and had a royal palace where the last Ottoman Sultan was raised.
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At the beginning of the 17th century, Mrs. María de Barras y Montalvo, a wealthy noblewoman of Cartagena, ordered the construction of the Santa Teresa convent, the first convent in the walled city, in order to spend the last years of her life with the Carmelita nuns.
Towards the end of the colony, the peaceful corners that served as places of inspiration and meditation were interrupted by the war for independence. After the establishment of the new republic, the nuns were forced to abandon the corresponding facilities of the old convent, which were then converted into a consecutive series of institutions including: a barrack, a prison, an all-girls school and a pasta factory. Throughout this time, the building suffered several architectural modifications and a considerable portion of the initial construction was transformed to the Republican style.
In the 20th century, what was once Santa Teresa convent was used as the headquarters of the Cartagena Police department. During the 1980s, the building was bought by the Colombian national bank which eventually sold it to Hoteles Pedro Gómez y Cía. It was this organization that carried out its final restoration and transformed it into the most exclusive and sophisticated hotel in the city.
Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa is located within Cartagena’s walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a privileged location that is blocks away from the Getsemaní Convention Center and just minutes away from the contemporary city, the history, flavor and mystique of Cartagena are all found here, at our hotel.
This is a place where history is alive, where the aesthetic combination of the Colonial and Republican styles offers an extraordinary and harmonic contrast for the full enjoyment of the senses. Restored by expert hands, the sophistication of every detail can be appreciated throughout the entire hotel, from its stately façade to its splendid yet warm interior.
At Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa we honor our wonderful historic legacy while looking continuously towards the future.
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Fogo island Inn has an international reputation for exceptional, embodied, place-specific hospitality and bold, thoughtful, humanistic contemporary design.
Fogo Island Arts was established in 2008 and provides support for artistic exploration and production for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers. Artists-in-residence come to the island to do research, and selected artists are invited to present their work in exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery located inside the Fogo Island Inn.
Fogo Island Inn was designed by Newfoundland-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders. The 43,000 square-foot Inn is perched on stilts and hugs the North Atlantic coastline, affording all 29 suites with floor-to-ceiling views of sea and sky. All suites showcase the richness of their locality and clearly express a modern take on traditional Newfoundland outport design and décor. The Inn’s architecture is bold, optimistic, and distinctly of this place. Though radical in its design, the Inn still speaks to the traditional outport Newfoundland aesthetic.
Two floors of guest suites sit atop the Inn’s stilts, a distinct nod to traditional outport fishing stages. These stilts, or “shores,” underpin many of the buildings on Fogo Island due to the rocky, undulating topography. They support the Inn while also minimizing the overall building footprint and impact on the adjacent rocks, lichens, and berries. The Inn’s sharp angles and rough contours feel at home amidst Fogo Island’s jagged and uneven landscape.
The X-shaped structure features a two-storey west-to-east wing containing gathering spaces, and a four-storey South-West to North-East wing, parallel to the coast, containing all of the guest suites. The first floor includes the contemporary Art Gallery curated by Fogo Island Arts, the Dining Room, Bar, Lounge, and a Heritage Library containing works of both fiction and non-fiction pertaining to Newfoundland which is open to Inn guests as well as the local community of Fogo Island. The Cinema, Meeting Room, Gym, and Reading Room are located on the second floor, and the fourth floor roof deck houses wood-fired saunas and outdoor hot tubs.
Guest room sizes vary from 350 to 1 100 square feet, with suites on the third and fourth floors all including wood-burning stoves. The ceilings of the rooms on the fourth floor follow the dramatic slope of the roof, resulting in the three most easterly rooms enjoying double volume spaces with the sleeping area located on the mezzanine. Great care was taken to provide exceptional sound-proofing in order to ensure that guests hear only the sounds of nearby ocean waves. All of the Inn’s rooms were created using only natural materials such as wood, wool, cotton, and linen. The only plastic in the guest rooms is the telephone.
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As Honolulu's ONLY full-service lifestyle hotel, THE MODERN HONOLULU offers a contemporary luxury experience. The highest rated hotel in our class in Honolulu, Forbes Travel Guide says, “The Modern Honolulu lives up to its name: it's modern without being trendy, it's hip without being stuffy. This sleek hotel is perfect for the urban traveler who tends to mix business with pleasure.”
Luxury Hotel, Modern Design: The Best of Honolulu
Step into THE MODERN HONOLULU and you’ll immediately sense: This isn’t Waikiki as you know it. Our design story is but one element that defines THE MODERN HONOLULU as one of the best hotels in Honolulu – and certainly its most uncommon.
It’s not the palette you expect; nor the architectural lines. No stock furnishings or assembly-line art in sight. Every element – from what you see to the essence of Aloha that you feel – is original; authentic to or custom-designed to enhance the experience that is THE MODERN HONOLULU.
Behind the cool curves of the reception desk, color pops from Herbie Fletcher’s installation, an amalgamation of surfboards broken-in-action and signed by their riders, some of the most legendary names in the sport. Fletcher himself is a local surf hero-turned-artist.
The installation’s chromatic explosion feels larger than life, considering the context. Setting the tone for all of THE MODERN HONOLULU’s spaces, the lobby framework is at once organic and linear – yet almost exclusively dominated by white. A walk through the resort’s interiors evidences every nuance of the shade: bone, cream, greige, putty, ecru, soaped-oak.
But there are surprises. Like Fletch’s installation. Yves Klein’s blue glass tiles embellishing the Sunset Pool. Hand-painted wall coverings – black palm fronds brushed onto beige linen – leading to the spa and in the ballroom. A lounge marked by books, memorabilia and dynamic digital images – all on the subject of surfing. Swaths of greenery inside and out as leafy botanicals, orchids and bougainvillea bloom against teak, Brazilian ipe and the blue sky (follow the ficus, ferns and native autograph trees to the Sunrise Pool). Color-saturated sarongs in each guestroom and suite – each accommodation a continuation of the color study at hand.
A private oasis amid a cosmopolitan destination
THE MODERN HONOLULU was conceived by luxury design architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. Their work on the resort in Honolulu was recognized at the 2011 EnRoute Hotel Design Awards in two categories: Best Overall Interior Designand Best Lobby for 150+ Rooms. Thought-leaders in high-end hospitality design, the duo was inducted into the Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame, which recognized THE MODERN HONOLULU in its 2011 Best of the Year issue. Landscape designer Deborah Nevins, of SoHo-based Deborah Nevins & Associates, also contributed to setting this new standard for luxury hotels in Honolulu, creating THE MODERN HONOLULU as a private oasis amid a cosmopolitan destination.
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Located in the heart of the most typical district of Lisbon - Alfama – steps away from the Cathedral and the São Jorge Castle, memmo Alfama is already considered as one of the best hotels in Lisbon and is the first boutique hotel in the city's historic area, with it’s narrow streets, traditional shops and the famous Fado restaurants.
The hotel was considered by wallpaper® magazine as one of the 48 new world's best urban hotels in 2014.
memmo Alfama redefines the standards of hospitality in Lisbon: the authentic and contemporary style, perfectly integrated in the surroundings, the 42 rooms overlooking the river Tagus and Alfama, the special feeling of being at a Portuguese home and the attentive staff that will make your visit to Lisbon unforgettable.
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