The World’s First Rotating Hotel?
Most people don’t mind playing a little extra for a great view from their hotel room. But what if that view changed constantly? What if you woke up looking at the ocean and fell asleep under shady palms? If all goes well, that’s what will be happening at a new resort on Šolta Island, near Split in Croatia. Europe’s first rotating hotel, designed by Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE, was born from the desire to give everyone a sea view – for at least part of the day.
Hotel de Larache
The Luxury of the Essential
When you travel, do you pick the destination first, or the hotel? Can a hotel be a destination in itself? What if you can have both – a hotel and a destination which are equally appealing, that complement each other perfectly? Try this one out for size: Explora’s Hotel de Larache in Atacama, Chile.
Funatsuru Kyoto Kamogawa Resort
Big in Japan
I have a huge soft spot for Japanese design, everything from ridiculously cute little gadgets to ancient buildings. And for the latter it would be hard to beat Kyoto. Here’s a striking new hotel for people like me, Funatsuru Kyoto Kamogawa Resort.
Far, Far Away
There are quick getaways, and there are journeys, departures from the everyday, journeys of real discovery, life-changing, mind-altering adventures. Sometimes the only way to find something utterly new, utterly different, is to travel really far from home. The Remota in Patagonia, Chile, is just about as far from home as anyone could travel (unless you happen to live in Puerto Natales), ‘a hotel, so, so far away, hard enough to reach that you have to deserve it.’
Rent a Castle
Rent A Castle
Who wouldn’t want to stay in a castle? C’mon… Travelodge vs. Château de la Flocellière (above)? That’s about as no-brainy as it gets. More cool castles after the jump.
Hotel, Day Spa, Mexico
Sounds like vacation, spa time, quality time ? Mexico still ranks as the number one vacation destination for travelers from the US. For many, this means big tourist centers like Cancun and Los Cabos, as well as sprawling resorts and hotels. If, however, you want to get away from all that, some destinations add their own special flair to the Mexico getaway – and Hotel Verana, outside of Puerto Vallarta, is one of the best.
A New ‘View’ in Monument Valley
Talk about a well-named hotel. The newly-opened View is the only hotel in Monument Valley, and it boasts spectacular panoramas.
‘Mañana cannot generally be found in cities with more than one stoplight,’ so says the Mañanifesto for a new breed of lodging in Marfa, Texas. ‘Mañana doesn’t care about email or normal hours of operation. Mañana recognizes that we can’t all have everything we want at any given moment… Mañana is the anticipation that it might happen today, and it might just as likely not, and really either way it’s not that big of a deal.’ Meet El Cosmico. Or the idea of it. Like mañana, it’s not quite ready yet.
Where The Wilde Thing Was
Oscar Wilde died here. Which is reason enough to want to stay at L’Hôtel. It wasn’t called L’Hôtel back in 1900. Back then, it was a run-down pension house called the Hotel Alsace. Today, it’s one of Paris’s most characterful boutique hotels, a hotel with only 20 rooms, arranged around a twisting, turning staircase.
It may be a budget hotel, but Berlin’s newest crash pad is all about design. Like many hotels of its kind, it was created to be the kind of place its owners themselves would like to stay in. The group of thirty-something friends who created the Michelberger Hotel wanted a ‘place that’s individual, charismatic, stylish, fun, rebellious and inexpensive, a place where anything goes, just like Berlin itself.’