Whether you’re in downtown New York or the Japanese countryside, there’s nothing quite like taking in your surroundings from a rooftop terrace. The five hotels that follow offer some of the best panoramic perches in our 300-property collection, where you can take a high-altitude swim, enjoy a meal, or just sit back, breathe deeply, and enjoy the view.
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Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag has built a reputation for bold, minimalist projects, distinguishing himself within Thailand’s ever-expanding hotel scene and beyond. From the 28th-floor office of his company, DBALP, on Bangkok’s Siam Square, he spearheads influential projects like the Naka Phuket, which sees him slotting simplistic spaces into a complex natural environment overlooking Thailand’s idyllic Kamala Bay. The design of the 94-room resort is site-specific, directly addressing the nuances of the terrain where nearly 100 rectangular villas composed of floor-to-ceiling glass walls protrude from the lush hillside. Continue reading “The bold, minimalist designs of Duangrit Bunnag”
Check out this new interview clip with Design Hotels founder Claus Sendlinger that we shot last month in New York City in connection with the launch of Further Thoughts, our talk series with NeueHouse and Surface Magazine. Our first installment was a major success, filling up completely for a fascinating discussion between three thought-leaders in lifestyle, design, and hospitality: Sendlinger, world renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, and Spencer Bailey, editor in chief of Surface Magazine.
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This month, we’re thrilled to announce that four design-driven properties will soon be joining the global Design Hotels collection. We can’t share all the details quite yet, but we’ve signed a hotel on the Greek island of Zakynthos, opening in June, a French alpine chalet in Sallanches that looks across the border to Mont Blanc, a new property in Taipei, and for the first time ever, a property in the lush and alluring country of Vietnam, specifically its bustling southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.
Watch this space for all the details on these properties and much more…
Part I ARRIVAL
It was after dark when we reached Tbilisi, the city a pour of shadow streaming past the windows of the car that carried us from the airport. Down Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi’s main drag, building façades appeared like specters in flashes of streetlight: curving Renaissance Revival fronts, the domed and striped neo-Moorish edifice of the czarist-era Georgian National Opera Theater, rows of plane trees bending to an arch.
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In 2016 the renowned Dutch chef Marco Westmaas opened Parc Broekhuizen, a culinary hotel (and soon-to-be Design Hotels property) housed in a remarkable castle on lush parklands near Utrecht. The following year it debuted Dinner at the Parc, bringing together some of the world’s most celebrated chefs for several days of cooking, dining and celebration on the gorgeous historical grounds.
Now the culinary event of the year is back, taking place for four days from June 15-18 at Parc Broekhuizen in collaboration with Design Hotels, with a spectacular culinary harvest that features master chefs from all corners of the world along with wine tastings, featuring a variation of unique Vins Naturels, orange wines and wines from Jerez, as well as an introduction to the top three rosé wines of the world. Continue reading “23 Chefs. 31 Michelin Stars. 4 Amazing Dinners.”