A Copenhagen event looks to the future of travel

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”

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

A new video highlights Brazil’s indigenous culture

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.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Claus Sendlinger on designing for the modern world

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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Sunday, June 24th, 2018

23 Chefs. 31 Michelin Stars. 4 Amazing Dinners.

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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.”

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

French skate artist Lucas Beaufort brings his
creature-filled acrylic paintings to Koh Samui

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The Library, a sophisticated complex of geometric cabins set amid the lush coastline of Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui, has a remarkable visual identity, from the video light boxes in the zen-minimalist rooms to the crimson-tiled swimming that looks out to the Gulf of Thailand in the shade of a massive old-growth tree. Fitting, then, that the hotel is lending support to visual artists through its new artists-in-residence program, The Storytellers, which provides four artists a round-trip ticket and four-night stay at the Library. The artists in residence, which will be announced as they arrive over the next months, will then produce original works and take part in a group show in December in support of a local charity. 

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Sunday, May 13th, 2018