Yes, Miami is still prime terrain for sun worshippers and party people, but in the past decade—particularly since the 2002 arrival of Art Basel—it’s come into its own as the vibrant, Latin-inflected cultural capital of the American Southeast. And as of December 31, visitors will have a new way to explore the city’s eccentric personality when an innovative hotel concept debuts in two disparate neighborhoods. Little Havana and South Beach are the first flagship offerings from Life House, a new contemporary hospitality concept. With a focus on historic building rehabilitations, Life House prides itself on being “responsive” to its surroundings, delivering authentically local concepts unique to each neighborhood, not to the market at large.
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For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled some of the most opulent, elegant bathtubs in our 300-hotel global collection. So as winter sets in (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), let this serve as inspiration to soak. Continue reading “Around the world in eight spectacular bathtubs”
The rustic natural beauty of New York’s Catskills region has long drawn vacationers from Manhattan and beyond. But lately the Catskills are seeing a revamp, as enterprising hoteliers and culture-makers devise offerings that appeal to a new generation. As of next year, you can add Farmhouse Catskills to that vanguard. Set within a heritage-marked (yes) farmhouse that dates back at least to the middle of the 19th century, the property sits among the rolling hills and sylvan river banks of Sullivan county, the heart of the Catskills and prime terrain for hiking, kayaking, golf, skiing, and more. Continue reading “A historic Catskills farmhouse gets a stylish makeover”
Back in May, we filled you in on The Storytellers, a new artists-in-residence program at The Library, a unique beachfront conceptual resort on Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui. After hosting the French painter Lucas Beaufort, the hotel recently welcomed its second Storyteller, Nakrob Moonmanas, a Bangkok-based collage artist and illustrator who is currently making waves in the local art scene. As the newest artist in residence to join the program, Moonmaras was awarded a round-trip ticket and four-night stay at The Library, a minimalist book-themed complex set within Koh Samui’s lush coastal landscape, where he will produce an original work to be featured in a group show with the other Storytellers in support of a local charity.
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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…