In a matter of weeks, a new boutique property will open its doors on the only tree-lined pedestrian avenue in Cape Town. Opening in March of 2019, Gorgeous George is a 32-room property in walking distance to V&A Waterfront and the remarkable flat-topped Table Mountain, and it’s just a 10-minute drive to the world-renowned Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. After days spent exploring the vibrant cityscape, guests can retreat to the rooftop bar and pool, where visitors and locals come together for good food, music, and a lively atmosphere. Continue reading “Cape Town to welcome a new art-focused hub”
This month, we’re thrilled to announce the addition of a whole slew of new member hotels to our global collection. We can’t share all the details quite yet, but four new destinations will be added to the map, including Bacalar, a town in southeastern Mexico near the Belize border where we will soon welcome a low-density alternative resort; the village of Wellington on the shores of Canada’s Lake Ontario, where a converted 1880s-era country inn is one of our newest members; and Gonnesweiler, a German town on the French border where a wellness-focused lodge will introduce visitors to the beauty of Saarland’s Bostalsee lake landscape. We will also add a dramatic cliffside hideaway amid California’s ruggedly breathtaking Sonoma coastline, as well as additions in Istanbul, Stockholm, Toronto, and Porto.
Watch this space for all the details on these properties and much more…
Our friends at Monocle report from around the globe in print, on radio, and online. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city they get to know the best places to stretch their limbs, shop for rare finds, or kick back with a friend over cocktails. They also comb the streets for the best of the built environment, from brutalist apartment blocks and cutting-edge cathedrals to modernist masterpieces. Here, the Monocle team pick four of their favorite design-led destinations, selecting the cream of the architectural crop.
Continue reading “Monocle editors on their favorite design capitals”
In recent years, designers are increasingly returning to older craft traditions and working disused and antique pieces into contemporary interiors. The result is a revival of artisanship and history that bridges past and present. Continue reading “Newer doesn’t necessarily mean better”
Our latest excerpt from Sound Travels: DJs in Transit, Berlin 2012-2017, a collaboration between Berlin’s iconic techno club Watergate, the Cosmo Hotel, and Linus Dessecker, poses seven travel-related questions to Axel Boman, the Swedish house DJ and producer who broke out in 2010 with the epic screw house anthem “Purple Drank,” released on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records imprint. He launched his own label, Studio Barnhus, the same year with Petter (Border Community) and Kornel Kovacs. Since then, he’s produced remixes for artists like John Talabot and Harald Bjork and toured extensively. Continue reading “How Swedish house producer Axel Boman travels”
It seems only fitting that La Granja Ibiza—a farmstead that celebrates life and spiritual happiness—should also celebrate and honor the dead. This November 1, from 4pm to 4am, La Granja Ibiza’s carob tree will become a focal point for El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), the Mexican holiday devoted to honoring the deceased. Continue reading “Día de los Muertos at La Granja Ibiza”