J.K. Place Roma, Rome, Italy
Florence and Capri aren’t exactly easy places to open a world-beating high-end boutique hotel. But by comparison, Rome is the big leagues. You can see why the minds behind JK Place wanted to wait until they could be assured of getting it right — and get it right they most certainly did.
Red Pepper House, Lamu, Kenya
Fusing an open-air layout and coziness of private luxury, in beautiful surroundings of Suahili art, The Red Pepper House ensures personal—and personalized—experience. With only five guest rooms this is the most exclusive hotel on Lamu island.
11 things to do in Istanbul, Turkey
The task of picking just few top attractions from the plethora of things Istanbul offers is hard. It’s hard because this city has everything. Over 2500 years of fascinating history, enchanting art, culture and traditions, beautiful monuments, as well as vibrant nightlife, chic boutiques and cosmopolitan soul—it’s a blend unlike any other.
Cerebral Pursuits at Fellah, Morocco
Spread across fourteen acres at the foot of the Atlas mountains, Fellah is more like a village than a hotel—and an almost utopian one, at that: it’s just as much a community of artists, academics and performers drawn to its research library specializing in aesthetics, its residency programs and the serene natural surroundings.
The last Himba, Namibia
The origins of Himba tribe may be lost in the mists of prehistory, but there is little doubt that they bear inheritance of the oldest people of Africa, and by extension, the progenitors of the entire human race. But how much longer can Himba keep up the millennia-old tradition of their semi-nomadic life?
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, Spain
Set within an elegant mid-20th century town house, Mandarin Oriental offers an avant-garde luxury at the city’s most exclusive address.
citizenM London Bankside hotel, United Kingdom
London, more than just about any other city in the world, needs something like citizenM; the idea of a low-cost lodging that’s fit for human habitation, much less one that’s in possession of a modicum of visual style, is one that would, until recently, have met with nothing but derisive laughter around these parts.
Hôtel Vernet Paris, France
One comes to Paris for the authentic historical elegance, and from the street level the Vernet’s century-old, purpose-built post-Haussmann building certainly fits the bill, perfectly blending in the area’s architectural style. But it’s what hidden behind the sandstone façade that makes this place special.
American Trade Hotel by ACE, Panama City, Panama
If there’s any doubt that Panama City’s Casco Viejo has truly joined the ranks of the world’s hippest neighborhoods, maybe the advent of the American Trade Hotel will settle the matter once and for all.
Water Villa With Pool
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Surrounded by a pristine beauty of crystal clear waters, this all-villa resort is the only hotel in the Laamu Atoll—some 150 km from the equator.
25hours Hotel Zurich West, Switzerland
One day very soon it will go without saying that Zürich is much more than chocolate bars and fancy watches, but for now a whimsical, high-concept design hotel geared toward the creative class is still something of an outlier, both figuratively and literally.
Craving some Santorini escapism? World’s away at Architect’s House, Greece
Mesmerizing splashes of colour and great harmony of interiors got our heads turning, prompting us to check out this new spot on our favourite Greek island. Set against black volcanic rocks and looking into the caldera, the Architect’s House enchants with sensual shapes—but this place is more than eye-candy.
Adjacent to the famous Raffles, this elegant boutique hotel stands out from other luxury hotels in Singapore with a great design and an avant-garde ambience.