Art Hotel Find: Hotel Saint George Marfa

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It wouldn’t be such a stretch to say that Marfa boasts more art galleries per capita than any other town in Texas (or the country for that matter). Pair that with a slew of restaurants that rival the quality of big city standards and pre-2016, you’d be forgiven as a visitor of you were caught […]

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Hotel Find: Casa Modesta Faro Portugal

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Nestled in the Ria Formosa National Park in Portugal’s Algarve Region near the city of Faro, Casa Modesta is a haven of timeless tranquility and beautiful design; stimulating the senses and filtering out the chaos of everyday life. The hotel is the former family home of Carlos Fernandes – originally built in the 1940’s by […]

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Hotel Find: Keemala Resort Phuket

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Maya Bay (of The Beach fame), jungle-sheltered Freedom Beach and a host of sandy idylls are just a hop, skip or long-tail-boat ride away in Phuket, so it takes something extra special to draw sunseekers inland; embedded in Kamala’s lush hinterland, on the sunset west of the island, Keemala Resort fits the bill. There’s a […]

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Design Hotel Find: 11 Howard NYC

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“We are just complicated animals.”  This, according to an ethereal neon art piece floating on the ceiling overhead, is a titillating thought while exploring 11 Howard – Soho’s sleek new boutique hotel. The neon artwork, by West Coast artist Dan Attoe, is one of many provocative pieces found throughout the hotel and marks the entrance […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Sago Hotel NYC

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Whether it’s your first time to the Big Apple or you’re a seasoned explorer of the concrete jungle, Sago Hotel NYC provides the ‘home away from home’ experience that will entitle you to say you’re a Lower East Side native. Adjacent to a fresh mural by graffiti artist Claw Money, the hotel’s entrance from street […]

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Luxury Hotel Find: Parker Palm Springs

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They say the desert makes you see things. At Parker Palm Springs the only hallucination you may have is double taking on whether Peter Sellers is hiding in the suit of armour in the lobby. The Pink Panther-pink sports blazers worn by hotel staff are no illusion. The indoor fire pit burning at full flame […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Bambu Indah Bali

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John and Cynthia Hardy are the couple that started Bambu Indah Bali, a family-led revolution using bamboo as their medium. Eleven antique Javanese bridal homes make up Bambu Indah, a boutique hotel that lies on the Sayan Ridge above the Ayung River, just west of Ubud village. Each of these pretty teak wood homes is […]

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Design Hotel Find: Rae’s Byron Bay

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Blessed by Buddhist Monks and Aboriginal Elders, Rae’s on Watego’s Byron Bay is a seven-suite whitewashed boutique hotel set on one of the world’s prettiest beaches in Australia. With only three owners since the 1960’s, the boutique hotel has long appealed to free-spirited bohemian types seeking down-to-earth luxury with soul. Interiors are eclectic and consist of […]

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Design Hotel Find: The Hoxton Amsterdam

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Like most people besotted with this charming city, one of my favourite features of Amsterdam is it’s crooked canal houses. Their mis-matched frames, those unnervingly narrow doorways, and the way they lean over, almost as if to peer down and say ‘hello’, as you cycle by. So, when an animated buzz outside the archetypal canal […]

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Luxury Resort Find: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

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(This Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley story by Jenny Nguyen-Barron first appeared in ForbesLife) If the sound of vacationing somewhere in the Australian bush conjures up imagery of roughing it, tents and mosquito-laden billabongs then a few nights at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort will no doubt blow these misconceptions right out of the creek. For […]

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