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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

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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 …


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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Design, Hotels

Hotel Lungarno: an authentic 5 star hotel in Florence, Italy

lungarno hotel

If you’re keen on classic luxury, Italy is the place to be! And Florence, in particular, offers some of the most sought after luxury hotels dedicated to timeless elegance and comfort. Tempted? Then you should keep reading, as I’ll introduce you to a wonderful property by the name of Hotel Lungarno.  Sponsored collaboration  I’ve written …

Design, Hotels

Portrait Firenze: a luxury design hotel in Florence

portrait firenze hotel

A part of the Lungarno Collection Hotels, Portrait Firenze stands out as a stylish and intimate hotel in the heart of the magical city of Florence. This is where impeccable design meets ‘la dolce vita’.  Sponsored post Have you ever been to Florence? I can only recommend it! This ancient city is one of the …

Design, Hotels

The Most Exciting Hotel Openings in 2020: My Picks

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There are lots of hotel openings to look forward to in the coming decade! 2020 will bring a wide array of boutique- and design hotels as well as more established chain hotels on all continents, but in the following, I’ll focus on the European market. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________   – Arctic Bath (Swedish Lapland): opening January 2020 – Design- …

Design, Hotels

Le Grand Contrôle: New luxury hotel opening on the grounds of Versailles, France.

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Are you ready for an extravagant hotel experience exceeding anything else you’ve ever tried before? Good, cause the very first hotel on the grounds of Versailles in France is about to open! Curious to know more? Keep reading! Magic will happen in the Spring of 2020 when Chateau de Versailles is birthing a new luxury hotel …

Design, Hotels

Gallery Hotel Art: authentic boutique hospitality in Florence

gallery hotel art firenze

Welcome to a world of boutique hospitality and Italian elegance. Owned by the Ferragamo family and known to be a local hot spot for contemporary art and design, Gallery Hotel Art in the heart of Florence, welcomes guests who are looking for a little extra on their holiday.  Sponsored In the heart of Italian culture …