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NORTH AMERICA. CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, USA.
DESIGN HOTELS™ - THE DWELL.
When The Dwell’s owner, Seija Ojanpera, was young, her parents would often arrive home to discover that their house had been rearranged by their daughter, beds, wardrobes and art repositioned. This passion for interiors – she also used to collect hotel brochures while on family holidays – has now been fully realized in her first property, the 16-room boutique hotel The Dwell in central Chattanooga’s reinvigorated Innovation District. Set in an early 20th-century brick-and-limestone building that can look back on a long history as an inn, the property has been transformed with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour and vibrant retro-chic luxury. Each of the rooms, for example, comes with its own name, boldly colorful wallpaper and globally sourced vintage furniture. The sultry cocktail bar, Matilda Midnight boasts a menu of old classics and new creations and is the ideal place to unwind after a day exploring the nature of this city in the Appalachian Mountains – take tips from the concierge who is eager to ensure each guest has an enjoyable stay.
There is more to Design Hotels™ than ‘just’ design. Each of the company’s member hotels represents a story. A story of innovation, sustainability, originality and individuality. From humble beginnings, with only ten members, the company has grown into a global network of more than 290 independent hotels in more than 60 countries. Each property is hand-selected and checked personally. To be a member of Design Hotels™, not only design and service are critical, but those individuals behind the hotel – “Originals”, as the company calls them – and their vision is equally, if not more important. Visit the Design Hotels™ online store for some exquisite trinkets for the modern traveler.
Alila, which means surprisein Sanskrit, is part of the Hyatt Group and offers a unique collection of luxury hotels, resorts and residences that combine beautiful locations with environmentally conscious design and cutting-edge architecture. Alila Hotels, which are located in China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the US and many more popular holiday destinations, are places to relax, unwind and recover from everyday stress and our busy lives. Each property offers a range of unique experiences whether it’s a wellness, family, romantic or cultural break you’re seeking. From discovering local flavors, exploring history, unwinding during yoga classes or relaxing during one-of-a-kind spa treatments, there’s bound to be a property that suits your vacation needs.
In the historic city of Wetzlar, you’ll find the chic Vienna House Ernst Leitz Wetzlar. Located in the Leitz-Park, the hotel is perfectly situated for those wanting to explore the city of Goethe with its sights and cultural hot spots or visit the Ernst Leitz Museum and the World of Leica next door.
The minimalist hotel boasts 129 stylish rooms, apartments and four suites, which are the hotel’s highlight. One aptly references Leica, another one the design house Zagato, and two were designed by artist Rolf Sachs, who drew inspiration from his photo studio and lab.
The hotel also features a restaurant serving hearty breakfast choices as well as local cuisine with a Mediterranean twist in the evenings. Those wanting to kick back after a long day of exploring can do so over a glass of wine. Relaxation is key in the hotel’s recreational spaces, such as the fitness and sauna areas.
DESIGN HOTELS™ – THE DESIGN HOTELS™ BOOK EDITION 2020.
For 25 years, Design Hotels™ has been at the forefront of a movement in hospitality, curating a global collection of independent, design-driven hotels that function as social hubs and platforms for extraordinary experiences. In celebration of this benchmark, a special edition of the popular, collectible annual book will delve deeper, conjuring the unique personality and character of 25 hotels at the vanguard of Design Hotel’s™ 300+ hand-selected collection.
Just two-hours from busy Manhattan, in the upstate town of Hunter, you’ll find a tranquil hideaway, namely Scribner’s Catskill Lodge – a spot popular with New Yorkers and international travellers alike. Back in 1969, the area was the site of the legendary Woodstock festival and still attracts many visitors today – not only because of its historic significance and pop-culture appeal – but also due to the many outdoor activities on offer. The 1960-built, recently renovated, luxury retreat offers 38 eclectic, comfortable rooms, a restaurant dishing up locally-inspired meals with a twist, a whiskey bar, romantic fireplaces, a pool and even yoga rooms – what more could you want from your mountain getaway?
ANANTARA VILLA PADIERNA PALACE BENAHAVÍS MARBELLA RESORT.
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A palatial, pink-hued Mediterranean villa, with soaring white archways and a clock set in its façade, welcomes guests to this supremely elegant Andalusian retreat. Nestled among sprawling, lush grounds – with three golf courses, a lake and Roman amphitheater as well as man-made pools, statues and fountains amid cypresses and palms – the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace offers peaceful seclusion just 20 minutes’ drive from pretty, upmarket Marbella. Its 132 rooms, suites and villas radiate grand Tuscan style, housing classical furnishings – think gilded mirrors, blue-and-white porcelain lamps and marble bathrooms – and modern amenities, while private pools are available with each villa, one of which is named after renowned guest Michelle Obama. The on-site facilities are notable, ranging from an extensive spa and golf expert sessions to multiple restaurants, including a soon-to-open addition from acclaimed Spanish chef Paco Roncero, as well as a shuttle to the nearby beach club, meaning that guests need never leave this sophisticated sanctuary.
Tranquillity is found in the bamboo-blanketed hills and the spring-blossoming grove of plum trees surrounding Alila Anji – a resort built to look like a traditional Chinese village. Relax during morning tai chi classes with views of the misty lake, or explore lantern-adorned lanes between white-walled, dark-roofed villas. Located in Anji – a pilot county for ecological and green building construction and the backdrop for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – the property has been built both to blend with its serene setting and in line with Alila’s strict environmental ethos. Interiors of the 72 villas and suites offer clean lines, native woods and elegant silk or hand-woven textiles and feature oversized bathrooms and rain showers. The resort‘s cuisine incorporates seasonal ingredients infused with local flavors. TCM-inspired treatments are available at the hotel‘s Spa, while seasonal activities, such as rafting and white tea or chestnut picking, are on offer for those looking to explore – Alila Anji is an eco-luxury escape for city dwellers and nature lovers.
South Tyrol is a breathtakingly beautiful region in the Italian Alps, shaped by its Mediterranean scenery and the imposing Dolomites, which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From orchards to dramatic peaks, South Tyrol’s diverse landscapes, make for some of Europe’s most spectacular hiking routes. But the autonomous Italian province also has many other recreational activities to offer – from skiing to water sport and state-of-the-art spa experiences – ideal for family holidays. The hotel Hohenwart is the perfect fusion of the region’s rich traditions and contemporary hospitality. It comprises four buildings, including a new, 4000 ft2 spa complex, all with views of the dramatic panorama. Guests can sample the finest Tyrolean wines in the hotel’s vinotheque, enjoy classes on the roof-top yoga platform and take advantage of children’s activity rooms, complementary bike hire and organized hiking tours. Given Hotel Hohenwart’s superior facilities, outstanding service and spectacular location, it’s perfect for a break, regardless of whether you would like to relax in style or have get active with the family.
Amid heavenwards-pointing peaks, painter Hans Walter Beyer built a small retreat in Alpine Engadin, south-east Switzerland, appropriately naming it “Il Paradis”. That was in 1910, and more than a century later this is still an art-filled space, with over 100 pieces on display by contemporary artists, alongside antique furniture and creative personal touches such as the hand-sewn Please Do Not Disturb tags. The hotel houses 23 rooms and suites, and for part of the season is exclusively reserved for Club Privé “Il Paradis”, which offers an all-inclusive experience to a limited number of members. The creative theme extends into the “Garden of Eden” spa, with its mosaic of biblical scenes, where a wide range of treatments are on offer. For those seeking an authentic culinary experience, cookery courses are available in a 7,200-foot altitude cabin with an old wood-burning stove at its centre – an elevated experience, indeed.