If you’re like a lot of people, the Alps bring to mind steep ski pistes, snow-covered peaks, and lounging around the fire sipping an après-ski aperitif. But in-the-know travelers know that one of the best times to visit the Alps is summer. Continue reading “The perfect summer escape? Try a ski resort.”
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”
With the help of our lovely friends at Nakar Hotel, a stylish 57-room hideaway on Palma’s lively Avinguda Jaume III, we’ve compiled a list of five fascinating facts about the Balearic capital, a destination so rich in history and culture, we can’t help but feel bad (but not that bad) for spending all day at the beach. Continue reading “Who knew? 5 amazing facts about Palma de Mallorca”
In the millennia since the first ancient Polynesians stood up on driftwood while riding a wave, surfing has become a global phenomenon, endowing the world with such cultural gifts as the bikini, the Beach Boys, and the word “tubular.” These days, the sport is bigger than ever, and guests increasingly visit our hotels in search of surf. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a rundown of eight fantastic Design Hotels™ member properties located at some of the world’s best surf spots. So start waxing that board and get ready to hang ten.
Continue reading “Hang Loose! Eight phenomenal surf hotels”
A few weeks ago, we shared with you the new music program at Scorpios Mykonos. Now we’re cycling back to let you know about the deliciousness coming from the kitchen, where fresh, regional ingredients drive a culinary approach built on the reinterpretation of iconic recipes. Continue reading “The world according to Chef Alexis Zopas”
If, like us, the only thing you love better than an extraordinary hotel is an extraordinary novel to devour while you’re there, then this list is for you. Continue reading “Book-and-hotel pairings for the literary traveler”