Belonging to the Dorchester Collection, with the two-star restaurant of Alain Ducasse, it is one of the most exclusive hotels in the French capital. There is much to tell (and to see) about this iconic Parisian hotel. In fact, over two hundred years of history are the basis of the legendary aura that surrounds it.
Among the best hotels in Shanghai, the Intercontinental Wonderland is also the only one buit in an abandoned quarry. Built certainly as one of the most spectacular and futuristic, with a remarkable architectural and engineering expertise, this hotel is located in the Songjiang District, near the Tianma Mountain, about thirty kilometers from the Hongquiao airport/hub. A location that allows easy access to the city, some remarkable natural attractions such as the Sheshan National Forest Park, or the Chenshan Botanical Garden, and attraction areas such as Shanghai Happy Valley, Yuehu Sculpture Park and Guangfulin Park.
A surprising hotel in the heart of Upper Midtown – Manhattan. Just two blocks from Central Park, a very exclusive stay in a place where Kit Kemp’s (owner together with her husband Tim of the Firmdale group who built this hotel) visionary imagination was able to unfold freely, giving life to something truly amazing.
Exclusive luxury just steps from the Charles Bridge, in the Malá Strana district, in a complex dating back to the 14th century. The Czech Republic, and in particular Prague, are increasingly receiving support among European tourist destinations. History, culture, art and landscape in fact, together with a care for them not always found in equally popular and requested places, attract an increasing number of visitors from all over the world.
Get lost in Paradise, is written on the map of an exclusive resort, rated in the Top 50 of the world, an hour’s flight from Bali. Take a secluded island in Indonesia, covered with lush vegetation, choose there a remote corner with a long white beach washed by a sea of pure colors, add a group of splendid villas equipped with all the comforts and perfectly inserted in the surrounding natural environment, add first-rate service, great food, excursions at will and the daily spectacle of the colors of the sky and the sea … and here is the […]
Facing the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz and Unter den Linden, iconic places of the German capital, stands a luxurious and exclusive hotel. When Lorenz Adlon, at the beginning of the 20th century, decided to build the Hotel that took his name, he had very clear ideas: it should have been the best hotel in the world! He invested the huge sum of 20 million gold marks and in 1907 the Adlon was inaugurated. Built not only in the name of luxury, but also equipped with all the possible technological “wonders” of the era: electric light (supplied by a […]
Where the Ipanema Girl walked. In this exclusive hotel in Rio, overlooking the beach, we find the hand of Philippe Starck, already known to our readers for a recently published hotel in Venice. The Fasano, in fact, is a happy marriage between the style of the famous French designer and the Italian taste of the family that gives its name to one of the most important hotel chains in Brazil, as well as being well known in the restaurant industry.
The Sound of Silence. Amangiri (The Mountain of Peace), is one of the best hotels in USA, in the region of the Grand Circle of the United States, overlooking beautiful and rugged desert landscapes and the iconic rock formations called “Mesa”, is an exclusive luxury resort that offers its guests the possibility of an extraordinary contemplative experience.
Where Beauty reigns supreme. One of the brightest gems, set in the dazzling diadem of the Amalfi Coast. It is here, in what the Romans called Campania Felix, which arises from XI century an ancient palace founded by a noble Roman family: palazzo d’Afflitto. A medieval building that, through the centuries, lived moments of splendor alternated with others of abandonment, until in 1893 it was transformed into a pension (and in a hotel later) by the Caruso family and has gradually become an irresistible attraction for travelers from every country, including internationally renowned names: from Virginia Wolf […]
Almost touching the Sky. This time we bring our readers to Singapore but unlike others, both large and complex hotels already proposed in this magazine, we want to tell you what can easily be called a city in the city: the Marina Bay Sands.
Luxury, Beauty, Exclusivity, Charm, Sensuality and Mystery. In Venice, behind the simple name Palazzina Grassi, one of the best 50 luxury hotels in the world is hidden, according to the authoritative Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Not by chance, is the preferred Venice’s Hotel of many famous names of entertainment, culture and international jet set.
The Fascination of the Colonial past and the Look towards the Future. Once Upon a Time the Cathay Hotel: an icon of luxury in the colonial Shangai scene of the 1930s. In Art Deco style, with an avant-garde architecture for the time, Sir Victor Sassoon‘s “creature” set a new standard in the luxury hotel sector, both for the construction and for the modern services available to guests. So it soon became a meeting place for the exponents of the Jet Set and International Business. Later (1956) it took the name of Peace Hotel.
The Luxurious Way for a Neapolitan Stay. The Romeo is definitely not a hotel like any other. First of all, because it overlooks the Gulf of Naples and therefore, on one of the most beautiful views in the world. Secondly, for the philosophy that guided its conception and its realization.
Lisbon at a Glance. A beautiful and fascinating city: it embodies the spirit of the Mediterranean and at the same time evokes the vastness of the Atlantic and of the unknown lands beyond it. A destination where art, history, landscape, tradition and (not a secondary factor) excellent cuisine and just as good wines, welcome the visitor who fatally remains enchanted. And when it is time to leave, he can only experience a subtle melancholy: the one that is represented in the traditional Portuguese music, namely in Fado.
Praise of Beauty. A splendid 16th century manor house, immersed in an equally wonderful landscape, mainly intended for wine production, a stone’s throw from Lake Garda, make up the Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais. A very exclusive relais, where you can breathe “Beauty” in every moment, both because of the structure of the villa itself, and because of the natural environment that surrounds it.
Luxury Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta – Mexico If you are looking for something truly exclusive, intimate and quiet, nestled in a beautiful golf course (designed by champions like the legendary Jack Nicklaus) overlooking the Pacific Ocean, characterized by the colors of its sunsets and those of Mexico well, Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta (known tourist resort of the Bahia de Banderas) is just right for you.
A “Secret” Luxury Hotel in Chelsea. Almost hidden in the heart of Chelsea, a late 19th century building in typical Victorian style, awaits the most demanding visitors looking for luxury, elegance and discretion. A place to feel as one’s own, as if it had always been a family.
Art with a View A particular hotel, the Upper House in Hong Kong: recently built (2009) and located in the beating heart of Pacific Place, was conceived as a place to “retire”, through a vertical journey from the confusion and the stress of the big metropolis.
An Eden on the Sands. Shangri-La: an imaginary place born in 1933 from the pen of James Hilton who, in his novel “Lost Horizon“, describes it as an Eden hidden somewhere … in Tibet. Since then, the term has entered the myth and the collective imagination, as a synonym of Paradise Lost.
Being in the Right Place. The Hotel Stendhal & Luxury Suites in Rome, contains in itself two different souls: the first, more classic, is that of a hotel linked to tradition and the past, both in the furnishings and in the name itself, evocative of the characters and artists that once made Rome a fundamental stop on their Grand Tour in Italy.
Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa – Interlaken: What Else? Jungfrau (the Virgin): only the name is evocative of untouched alpine landscapes and a world, that of the Belle Époque, when hiking (and elite) tourism began on the majestic peaks of the Alps. Places made famous by crowned heads, bourgeois and artists of the time who stayed in these places, or made it the theater of their writings (e.g. famous the Adventure of Tartarino of Tarascon, the semi serious hero born from the pen of Alphonse Daudet).
The Street Art Hotel. Let’s take a rationalist building (formerly Palazzo Philiphs) in the center of Milan, a big Israeli hotel chain (Fattal Group), a collection of street art at the highest levels, which decorates the 12 floors and the 300 rooms (including 21 suites) and here the NYX Milan is born from this mix.
A Luxury B&B | Fiber Art Studio by Luisa Longo, in the heart of Trastevere When we say in the “heart” we are certainly not exaggerating: the B&B Buonanotte Garibaldi of Rome is in fact a few meters from the Porta Settimiana and Via della Scala. The extraordinary Palazzo Corsini Museum, on Via della Lungara, is just as close, as is the Botanical Garden.
The Heaven in Front of You. Santorini: in our opinion, a place that embodies the archetype of Mediterranean Spirit. The extraordinary view of the Caldera, the white buildings on the steep coasts of the island, the blue domes that recall the color of an infinite sea, the light … that light that makes everything different and unforgettable. Everything contributes to making this island the dream of many travelers.
A Design Hotel Just Beside the Tiber. A youthful and dynamic environment, embellished with design elements and strategically located to easily visit many of the most significant places in Rome, gives life to Luxury on The River. In fact, in just a few minutes walk you can find yourself in front of Castel Sant’Angelo, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Ara Pacis and Trinità dei Monti.
A Princely Stay in Rome: Ruspoli Bonaparte Residence. Directly in the historic heart of Rome, where Via del Corso and Via dei Condotti cross, stands the sixteenth-century Palazzo Ruspoli, designed by the architect Bartolomeo Ammannati. A building where history can almost be touched by hand.