Surfider brings the iconic Malibu back to life

Built in 1953, the Surfrider is a reason to enter the Malibu dream. The iconic motel has been reimagined as a chic surf lodge with 20 airy, light-filled rooms, every one of which has a balcony with a view of the beach. Read more

Rosita Missoni’s open invitation to Saint-Tropez

Rosita Missoni's open invitation to Saint-Tropez

Inspired by the colours of this seaside haven on the French Riviera, Rosita Missoni and the Chevanne Family, proprietors of Byblos Hôtel in Saint-Tropez, have unveiled their colourful collaboration in celebration of the hotel’s 50th anniversary.

The new MissoniHome suite at the Byblos Hôtel is Rosita Missoni’s latest exploration into the many harmonies of colour “whilst lending her personal touch to this intimate, verdant refuge”.
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Ian Schrager’s very public luxe hotel evolution

Forty years after redefining nightlife with the legendary New York City nightclub Studio 54, the hotelier and real estate developer Ian Schrager’s newest leisure vision is a case study to adore. Read more

How Maria Fragoudaki took Athens by storm

On Thursday night at 9 pm, internationally renowned artist Maria Fragoudaki presented her most bold creation ever to the heart of Athens, Syntagma Square. As the lights went off , the facade of the Hotel Grande Bretagne was briefly transformed all part of “BedSheets Art Project” -an idea of her own and realized in collaboration with the performance artist Anastasia Argyriou, who studies Art Psychology. Read more

Tuscany’s Il Borro is made of beauty

Deep within the hillside landscape of Tuscany there is a place of strictly Italian beauty. The magical Il Borro – owned by the illustrious Ferragamo family – charms its privileged guests with unparalleled history and warm Italian heritage.
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Unmasking the elegance of Venice

Carnival, the annual two-week celebration in Venice, Italy, officially kicked off on January 23. Dating back to the 11th century this is a celebration leading up to the Roman Catholic season of Lent. Read more

The breathtaking beauty of Juvet hotel

In the movie of writer and director Alex Garland Ex Machina stars the dramatic landscape of Norway’s Valldal valley. The place where the spectacular Juvet Landscape Hotel stands with grace. Read more

The Parisian fairytale of Plaza Athenée can be yours

“If The Hotel Detective gathered the five vintage Paris palace hotels—the Ritz Paris, the Crillion, the Meurice, the George V and the —for a cocktail party, he would have five dukes and a duchess on his hands” writes Forbes’ Gary Walther. “The dukes would be starched collars to varying degrees, but the duchess would be racy–a chignon poised for unpinning… That’s the Plaza Athénée, by far the sexiest palace hotel in Paris.”  Read more

Missoni celebrates Il Pellicano’s 50 years

“The Pellicano is a home, not a hotel,” says Marie-Louise Sciò. “We have clients who have been coming here since the late ’60s. They feel they are in a family” explains Hotel Il Pellicano’s creative director and the owner’s daughter. Read more

The Design/ Welcome to Amethyst Nights

What an inspiration. Purple amethyst crystals formed inside rocks provided the core idea behind this ambitious hotel design, proposed by Dutch studio NL Architects for an island off the south coast of China. Read more