Our team runs for Cucula


About a year ago, we started collaborating with the phenomenal Berlin-based organization, Cucula, a workshop and educational program that teaches refugees to design and build furniture—much of it based on the modernist Autoprogettazione designs of Enzo Mari, who granted Cucula the rights to redesign and sell his work—while also providing general education, language assistance, and legal advice.

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Sneak Peek: Hotel Liberty


Once upon a time, the building that now houses Hotel Liberty was the antithesis of what it is today. Instead of contemporary French cuisine served from an open grill helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jeremy Biasiol, it served simple meals of water and bread (a staple diet that also inspired the name of the current restaurant, Wasser & Brot). Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Hotel Liberty”

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

What to read, where to stay


Here is the second part of our series of book-and-hotel pairings for the literary traveler, a look at some of our favorite hotels that are connected—either historically or conceptually—with a classic work of literature. A few weeks ago, we recommended Guy de Maupassant on the Left Bank of Paris, Edith Wharton and Richard Price in New York, and Evelyn Waugh in London’s East End. Continue reading “What to read, where to stay”

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Our essential guide to summer music festivals


As June slides languidly into July, it’s time to take a look at that golden yearly ritual, the summer music festival. Whether you’re looking for a civilized, time-honored jazz gathering on the shores of Lake Geneva, or a down-and-dirty L.A. dance fest with a name so obscene we can only print the acronym, our essential guide to summer music festivals—with helpful hotel suggestions plucked from the curated global collection of Design Hotels properties—has a little something for everyone. Continue reading “Our essential guide to summer music festivals”

Thursday, June 29th, 2017