We’ve shared the story of our history. Now join us to find out what’s next for the travel industry. In celebration of 25 years of Design Hotels, we’re hosting an exclusive Trend Briefing on October 12 in Copenhagen together with our friends from The FutureLaboratory, a world-leading strategic foresight consultancy specializing in trends intelligence, strategic research, and innovation strategy. Continue reading “A Copenhagen event looks to the future of travel”
This year, Design Hotels celebrates its 25th anniversary—a quarter century of pioneering design and original experiences. What began in 1993 as a radical vision of what a hotel could be is now a remarkable global movement that’s changed the face of hospitality. But to understand the story of Design Hotels, you have to go back a little further, to the early 1980s, when the hotel revolution was seeing its first stirrings in the city of New York. Continue reading “Looking back on 25 years of Design Hotels”
Before ever seeing Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay’s work, Valéry Grégo of Perseus, the group behind such standout hotels as Le Pigalle and Hôtel Les Roches Rouges, fell in love with their home. Within the high ceilings and floral, ornate moldings of their Haussmanian apartment in Paris’s 3rd arrondissement, the architects known as Festen retained a sense of Parisian tradition while embracing the strong geometries of modern and contemporary design: Michael Anastassiades’s minimalist Tube Chandelier, Harry Bertoia’s wiry, gridded side chairs, and Sori Yanagi’s quietly sculptural Butterfly Stool, to name but a few of their eye-catching pieces. Continue reading “The evocative, lived-in spaces of rising duo Festen”
Last month we shared an 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, a German photographer who posed the same seven travel-related questions to some of today’s top touring DJs and producers. Continue reading “Seven questions for Detroit house legend Rick Wade”
Any regular reader of this blog knows that we can’t get enough of San Giorgio Mykonos and its neighboring sister property, Scorpios, a modern-day agora boasting one of the island’s best cultural programs. But this season, San Giorgio and Scorpios, which are situated in walking distance along one of the most scenic stretches of the island’s coast, have added a phenomenal new collaborative program: Inner Gardens. Set at San Giorgio, Inner Gardens explores mind-body wisdom, creative expression, and positive transformation through a series of workshops, talks, and movement and meditation classes run by a collaborative community of various disciplines. Continue reading “Cultivate inner gardens on the shores of Mykonos”
By now, readers of this blog are familiar with Further, Design Hotels’ experiment in immersive, conscientious hospitality that has taken place so far this year in New York’s Catskills region, Los Angeles, and the mountainous outskirts of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. We´re now thrilled to share the music video resulting from the Brazil event, which raised money for sustainable development and took place back in February at Chez Georges, a Brazilian Brutalist landmark high on a hilltop in Rio de Janeiro’s lush Santa Teresa neighborhood between the city center and the sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.