Three days in Lisbon, fully focused

Check out this newly released video from Arena*, our annual Design Hotels member conference, which took place in Lisbon at the end of September—for the first time at two different locations: the grand Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Museu Nacional dos Coches, with various meals and get-togethers at member hotel Memmo Príncipe Real, MAAT Museum of Art and Technology, and celebrated restaurants Bica do Sapato and Bairro do Avillez. Continue reading “Three days in Lisbon, fully focused”

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

What’s on this season at Israel’s Elma Arts Complex


This fall marks the opening of the third season of Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel, a cultural center and innovative high-end accommodation housed in a postwar Brutalist architectural masterwork (Yaakov Rechter’s Mivtachim Sanitarium) some 60 kilometers up the coastline from Tel Aviv. After two successful seasons, the Elma Hall has established itself as a destination worthy of a musical pilgrimage, with audiences flocking to the auditorium for its perfectly dynamic acoustics. Continue reading “What’s on this season at Israel’s Elma Arts Complex”

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Björk, empress of eclectic, heads to Tbilisi


Björk, the genre-busting legend whose 30-year career has helped bring pop music into communion with the avant-garde, will soon appear at two performances in Tbilisi as part of a musical tour of the country organized by the Stream of Unconsciousness (SOU) festival of contemporary music and visual arts and Rooms Hotels, the Design Hotels™ member shaking up the cultural scene in its native Georgia. Continue reading “Björk, empress of eclectic, heads to Tbilisi”

Sunday, October 29th, 2017