Our latest Original Experiences film, Continue reading “First Look: Yucatán Enlightenment”
“The temperature in these deserts is so high, that the colors express themselves in a very different way than anywhere else on the planet.”
– Gastón Ugalde
Designed to be a live-in art gallery, the beautiful 53-room Atix Hotel in La Paz, is known to many not merely as Bolivia’s first Design Hotels™ member, but as a crucial exhibition space for the country’s most important living artist, Gastón Ugalde, a video art pioneer whose 50-year career has helped change the face of Latin American art. Known as the “Andean Warhol,” Ugalde’s work includes performance, painting, sculpture, installation land-art, and photography, but the Konex Award winner is probably best known for his photographic works set against the Salar de Uyuni landscape, some of which are featured in the video below. Continue reading “The color-saturated vision of the “Andean Warhol””
Bent on challenging our relationship with and consumption of objects, ‘Utility Wear’ has a fascinating historical backdrop.
Back in August, we shared a series of short films created by the amazing Hotel Hotel, a three-level sustainable “vertical village” in Canberra, Australia that includes a cinema, independent book and pop-up stores, music, and local cafés and bars, not to mention, yes, a hotel. But Hotel Hotel prides itself on being, not only a physical place, but “a vessel for ongoing artistic and cultural creation” through its various projects, events, and programs in the arts. Continue reading “When is a hotel more than a hotel?”
Back in July, we introduced Further, our new experiment in immersive, conscientious hospitality, which kicked off with an inspirational three-day mind-and-body event at Scribner’s Catskills Lodge. Continue reading “Further heads to Rio de Janeiro”
All over the globe, truly bewitching cities remain off-stage and out of mind while other destinations hog the limelight. We recently counted down some of the world’s most underrated cities, from Taipei to Reykjavik, Thessaloniki to Mérida. Continue reading “More of the world’s most underrated cities”
At least that’s the conclusion you’d reach based on many of the extraordinary independent hotels that make up the handpicked global Design Hotels™ collection. From London to Taiwan, the shores of Greece to the American South, these four amazing women are changing the face of hospitality.
The Dwell Hotel, Chattanooga, United States
Road tripping around the U.S. on childhood holidays led Seija Ojanpera to develop a precocious interest in interior design, art, and the way both come together to shape the experience of a hotel—a fascination that would eventually play a leading role in the creation of her first boutique property, The Dwell Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Continue reading “The future (of hospitality) is female”