On my recent trip to New York, I had the pleasure of staying at one of Morgan Hotel Group's newest hotels and the third Mondrian hotel to date, Mondrian SoHo. Make no mistake, this beautiful hotel, which opened in February 2011, is a…
A few weekends ago, I went up to San Francisco to conduct an on-site interview with Pixar story artist Josh Cooley. While there, I was able to stay a few days at one of my very favorite places - Clift Hotel, a gorgeous luxury hotel designed by the one and only Philippe Starck. The San Francisco property opened in 2001 and,… Continue
A handful of global investors believe that space travel is the next big thing. Orbital Technologies, a Russian company, recently announced that it is planning to build a four-room hotel that could be launched into space by 2016.
"The tourist hub will not resemble the International Space Station: it will be comfortable inside, and tourists will view the Earth through… Continue
With a name like "Adam & Eve Hotel" one would suspect there would be lots of sinning going on around here. Located in Antalya, Turkey, this ultra-chic 5-star hotel houses 497 rooms, including 27 suites and 25 private villas, each with a private swimming pool and garden.
Last weekend, Eugene and I went up to San Francisco to attend StumbleUpon's 10 million Stumblers party. As I often times like to do when I go on trips, I booked reservations at a hotel I've always wanted to check out. (In fact, here's when I first found out about Tomo.) I'm sure you'd agree…
Just who is behind Ace Hotel's beautiful branding? Who makes sure that every element, from the letterhead to the message on the bathroom mirror, looks consistently cool? That would be the talented trio, Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink & Jeremy Pelley, from The Official Manufacturing Company.
If you've ever visited an Ace, you'll immediately feel that…
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, gave fashion designer Georgio Armani ten levels to create a modern hotel filled with upscale design. This includes walls decorated with handmade Florentine leather, Japanese tatami on the floors and bathrooms featuring green Brazilian marble. In fact, every physical detail of the hotel was designed by Armani himself. Playing their part, the hotel staff wears Armani suits and dresses. There's…
Designed by international firm Aedas, the Pazhou Hotel strives to be a unique, iconic structure in Guangzhou, China. While the mixed-use development fronts directly onto one side of the Pearl River, the location affords views to the water from both directions.
The Pazhou Hotel features retail spaces, restaurants, exhibition halls, and a fitness center. In…
Philippe Starck never ceases to amaze us. In his latest creation, the brilliant and somewhat crazy French designer has converted a former aristocratic home in Venice into a hotel. Created for Design Hotels, Palazzina Grassi promises a "magical world of mirrors, glass sculptures, rare books and vintage objects." True to form, Starck will surprise you with transparent…
Could you imagine taking a break from your hectic life and escaping to this modern sanctuary? Designed by Mexican architect Gilberto Borja, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya looks like the perfect place to relax.
Located 26 miles south of Cancun, Mexico, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is set amidst 36 acres of tropical forests, with calm water views…
The Ryokan (japanese word for "traditional hotel") Hoshi is the oldest hotel in the world, since it was build in year 717! And the same family have run it all along this centuries. Placed in Hokiruki (Japan), the Hoshi Hotel looks like the perfect place to have a japanese old style vacation, including thermal baths, being one of the few places where both men and women can entered the baths together. Ok, it's 300 euros (385 US$) per night, but it's… Continue
Although Vegas is known for its surreal architecture and mega-resorts, this hotel brings a fresh new look to a thriving city. As part of an invited competition, JDS/Julien de Smedt Architects has designed this proposal for the Mondri and Elano Hotel in Las Vegas. They wanted to create a genuine experience while extracting the identity of the Mondrian and the Delano… Continue
Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Dubai defied the economic crisis last night as stars flocked to South African billionaire Sol Kerzner's Atlantis resort for a $20 million party that included the world's largest fireworks display dazzling enough to be seen from space and a performance by pop singer Kylie Minogue.
The 2,000 guests of the Atlantis, located on a man-made island in the shape of a palm, were treated to a champagne reception and an ``Atlantean Feast'' and… Continue
Last night some friends and I were lucky enough to check out the Hotel Cafe Tour on their last stop of their six-week trek. The Hotel Cafe Tour is comprised of all girls, 18 to be exact, that interchange between shows. Some big names on the tour include Priscilla Ahn, Ingrid Michaelson, and Rachael Yamagata.
Went to check out ADCB yesterday, a new lobby bar that just opened up at the Mondrian last month. ADCB stands for "Asia de Cuba Bar". It's not a place you would want to spend your whole night at, but it's more like a swanky lounge to hang out if you aren't able to get into Skybar. Redesigned by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, the lobby bar is awash in white while the… Continue
Oh yes .. here we go on a fun ride with tonight's List.
Just before her messy performance at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards, she tossed a plate of pasta Bolognese at the wall of her Munich hotel room and then cut up the carpet while members of her entourage—and the usually unflappable Snoop Dogg, who had come by to say hello at this very inopportune moment—watched in horror.…
So a while ago we met up with D's cousin during her visit to LA from NYC. She was staying at this chic and cozy boutique hotel right off Sunset (steps away from Ketchup). I loved the room which had an unconventional layout .. felt more like someone's studio flat than a hotel room, so comfortable, one could live there for weeks. Also - awesome rooftop pools + cabanas.
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- All-suite Los Angeles luxury hotel, formerly known as… Continue
Similar to the W, but better, Hotel 1000 is all about the details. I stayed here a few days ago and couldn't have been more impressed. The staff always greeted me with warm, sincere smiles and were incredibly intuitive to my every need.
You know a room is perfect when you don't ever want to leave. The rooms are highly digital (free wifi and long distance calls along with a 40 " flat-screen HD TV ), the beds are SUPER comfortable (nice… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 16, 2008 at 3:30pm —