Soho House Opens in Chicago

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 12, 2014
Just yesterday Soho House opened the doors to its brand new Chicago location. Located on North Green Street, Soho House Chicago takes over a building that dates back to 1907 and includes everything from a rooftop pool and a ground floor lounge and ca...

Monocle Explores the Endangered, Beautiful Hotel Okura

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 12, 2014
Rumors surrounding the possible reconstruction of Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura were made official this week, and citizens of Tokyo as well as lovers of modern Japanese architecture couldn’t be more displeased with the announcement. While Tokyo’s changi...

Inside the Peninsula Paris by Peninsula Hotels

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 7, 2014
Luxury hotel brand Peninsula Hotels has announced the launch of Peninsula Paris — its first hotel in the European market. Located moments away from attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs Élysée, the late 19th ce...

Koreatown, LA: It’s About Time – The Emergence of Koreatown

EditorialComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2014
Koreatown in Los Angeles used to be like an inside joke: if you were in on it, you felt undeniably cool, and if you had no idea what this sprawl of urban life was about, the town was somewhat befuddling and unwelcoming. The neon diaspora of foreign H...

citizenM Times Square Hotel

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2014
Emphasizing affordable luxury, Dutch-based citizenM has made its American debut with a brand new Times Square tower in the heart of New York City. Constructed by Amsterdam’s Concrete Architectural Associates off the corner of Broadway and 50th...

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jan 28, 2014
Recently opened in Downtown Los Angeles, the Ace Hotel will occupy the former spot of the United Artists building and feature 180 rooms. This location will be the first in the chain to have its own venue in the form of the newly-restored United Artis...

Poland’s Tobaco Hotel by EC-5

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 2, 2013
Flipping the site of a former cigarette factory, Polish design and architecture studio EC-5 has officially opened the doors to its modernized “Tobaco Hotel.” Located in the historic factory district of Poland’s third-largest city Łó...

Experience the Houses: Rethinking the Design of Hotels with Kengo Kuma & Andre Fu

Sponsored ⋅ Oct 29, 2013
Swire Hotels’ “Experience the Houses” follows two travelers and their memorable stays at their flagship hotels in Asia and at the same time, demonstrates the group’s initiative in pioneering new approaches to the luxury hotel...

Inside Sweden’s Latest ICEHOTEL

LifestyleComments ⋅ Mar 16, 2013
ICEHOTELs may not be the most economical of structures to build — every year, the 5,500-square-meter complexes are built with different designs from the River Torne in Sweden — but they are marvels that draw between 50,000 and 60,000 gues...

St. Regis Hotel New York Announces Bentley Suite

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 24, 2012
The most recent addition to the luxury-branded rooms at the St. Regis Hotel New York, the five-star Manhattan location has announced a partnership with Bentley for a new 1,700-square-foot suite. Aptly dubbed the Bentley Suite, the space will feature...

Bulgari Sets Its Sights On London with New Hotel

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2012
For the first time in 40 years, Bulgari recently opened the first new-build luxury hotel London has seen, in good time for the London 2012 Olympic Games. This new property sits elegantly in Knightsbridge, its interior proudly designed by a team led b...

Fasano Boa Vista Sao Paulo by Isay Weinfeld

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2012
A modern ranch designed by renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, the Fasano Boa Vista is a sprawling 2,470 acres of rich verdant farmland northwest of Sao Paulo. All of its 39 rooms boast gorgeous woodland views and glimpses of two 18-hole golf...

Holiday Inn Shanghai 24th Story Glass Bottom Swimming Pool

DesignComments ⋅ May 21, 2012
Taking a decidedly more upscale aesthetic and build-out, the artful design of one of China’s Holiday Inn locations is expertly showcased via this glass bottom swimming pool found in the hotel chain’s Shanghai branch. A full 24 stories abo...

Dubai Water Discus Underwater Hotel

DesignComments ⋅ May 15, 2012
Home to some of the most beautiful and progressive architecture in the entire world, Dubai will soon see the construction of a hotel with submerged, underwater rooms that offer unparalleled views of the Persian Gulf. Conceived by designers Deep Ocean...

The Out NYC Opening

LifestyleComments ⋅ Apr 13, 2012
Joining New York City’s seemingly endless offering of luxurious hotel experiences is The Out NYC. Billing itself as “New York’s first straight-friendly urban resort in the epicenter of gay life,” the Hell’s Kitchen locat...