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Design

Jacques Garcia: the visionary hotel interior designer

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This article and interview was originally published in AUBERGE – my newsletter for hospitality professionals. It features the story and work of one of France’s most celebrated interior designers – an icon in hotel interior design and a visionary without comparison. Jacques Garcia is the man behind some of Paris’ most wonderful and luxurious hotels. …

Design, Hotels

5 Remarkable Design Hotels in Europe

architectural hotels

When was the last time you traveled just to stay in a specific hotel? Most people travel for destinations, but why not make your hotel the primary goal of your trip? Design aficionados and hotel lovers; you’re in for a treat, as I’ve collected some of Europe’s most remarkable design hotels that are definitely worth …

Hotels

7 Historical European Hotels (You Should Know About)

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I’ve always been fascinated by hotels and history – preferably combined. I still remember very vividly entering the glistening lobby of a grand hotel as a little girl with my parents. The feeling of magic of awe has stuck with me ever since. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to seven “grand dames” …

Design

How to create a “boutique hotel feeling” in your own home

boutique hotel feeling at home

I’ve always had a fascination for boutique hotels; Independent, smaller hotels emphasising art, design and aesthetics. So, in this post, I’m going to show you a few ways in which you can decorate your home like one. With these hand-selected items, you can be sure to implement that everyday luxury feeling that boutique hotels are …

Design, Hotels, Uncategorized

Portraits: Grand Hotel Villa Igiea, Palermo (Italy)

grand hotel villa igiea

Many people ask me why I decided to work in the hospitality industry. The answer is simple; I’m forever fascinated by the magic of the grand hotels. The few remaining ones we have left, exude a mysterious energy alluring visitors to enter a world where time simply don’t exist. It all began with these majestic …

Hotels, Travel

10 Remotely Located Hotels in Europe For Your Next Holiday

remote hotels europe

Someday soon, when we’re able to travel again, I’m dreaming of checking in to these beautiful and remote hotels. From Switzerland to Tuscany – in this post, I’ve hand-picked 10 places in Europe for your next (safe) holiday. 1. La Bandita, Pienza, Tuscany Vacation in Tuscany; it sounds like a dream – and it is! …

Hotels, Uncategorized

A Danish design icon: Radisson Collection Hotel Royal in Copenhagen

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Anyone with an interest in Danish design, and particularly Arne Jacobsen, will love this gem of a hotel located in the heart of Copenhagen. Opened on July 1st, 1960, this was the world’s very first design hotel! Although things have changed quite a bit since then, entering the revolving doors of this place is still …

Design, Hotels, Uncategorized

The Birch Experience: Modern Opulence challenging traditional luxury

birch hotel england

The first time I became aware of Birch in England was about 6 months ago when I was doing research for an article. I was immediately captured by the hotel’s refreshing approach to hospitality. Their interior is a unique blend of contemporary simplicity and good old-fashioned opulence; something that simply draws me in. Let’s take …