Four hotels defining what it means to be ‘hyperlocal’

Part warehouse, part Art Deco landmark, Chicago’s The Robey abounds with both refined materials and industrial edge.

The time is far behind us when travelers settled for indistinguishably luxurious chain accommodations. These days, it seems everyone wants to talk about local hubs providing locally sourced products and services. But some of today’s most exciting boutique properties, like the four featured below, have taken things a step further by bringing the neighborhood, quite literally, into the hotel. Continue reading “Four hotels defining what it means to be ‘hyperlocal’”

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

A new German talk series asks the big questions


Korbinian Kohler, the man behind Hotel Bachmair Weissach on Lake Tegernsee near Munich, always envisioned his hotel as a social and cultural hub. So it’s a natural progression for him to launch Korbinians Kolleg, a symposium and lecture series that kicked off at Bachmair Weissach in October and aims to tackle some of the major questions of our time. Continue reading “A new German talk series asks the big questions”

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Three days in Lisbon, fully focused

Check out this newly released video from Arena*, our annual Design Hotels member conference, which took place in Lisbon at the end of September—for the first time at two different locations: the grand Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Museu Nacional dos Coches, with various meals and get-togethers at member hotel Memmo Príncipe Real, MAAT Museum of Art and Technology, and celebrated restaurants Bica do Sapato and Bairro do Avillez. Continue reading “Three days in Lisbon, fully focused”

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017