Concentrate on how it feels: Helsinki’s Andrea

Back in March, we posted a first sneak peek of Helsinki’s Hotel St. George, set to open in February 2018, where we told you a bit about the hotel’s art program and street-facing gallery, which will feature a large-scale sculpture by the iconic Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.  Now we’re ready to reveal the next chapter in the story: Restaurant Andrea.

Situated on the Lönnrotinkatu side of the landmark building housing Hotel St. George, the street-level Andrea will offer “fascinating taste encounters” dreamed up by its Finnish-Turkish chef duo, Antto Melasniemi and Mehmet Gürs, both superstars in their respective culinary scenes. Continue reading “Concentrate on how it feels: Helsinki’s Andrea”

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Sneak Peek: Hotel Emiliano


León, located 400 miles northwest of Mexico City in the state of Guanajuato, is largely better known to visitors as a transport hub than as a tourist attraction, due both to its industrial character and its inland setting—its roughly as far from the Pacific as it is from the Caribbean. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Hotel Emiliano”

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Sneak Peek: Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour


Malta, it’s fair to say, is having a bit of a “moment.” Visitor numbers are climbing steadily, and Skyscanner named the sunny, culturally rich island nation its number one 2017 travel destination, reporting a 59 percent increase in incoming flights last year. Malta’s Three Cities—Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua—form the cradle of this ancient Mediterranean land’s rich and storied maritime history, and few locales are more central to that story than the exquisite harbor that embraces Senglea. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour”

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Tulum Treehouse, a new jungle hideaway


As Design Hotels™ scours the world for new kinds of compelling hospitality experiences, we’re increasingly drawn to private residences and villas that offer the services of a hotel. When done right, this can truly be the best of both worlds. The newest property to enter our handpicked global collection is just such a place, the first of several to come this year. Continue reading “Tulum Treehouse, a new jungle hideaway”

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017