In this new series, we’ll let you know about new properties and destinations as soon as they join the global Design Hotels collection of handpicked independent properties. Often we’ll withhold the name of the hotel and share only the destination—blind item style—as a proper launch is still in the works. Continue reading “You heard it here first…”
The past weeks have been busy ones for the global Design Hotels Community, and we’re happy to share some images from events that have taken place recently in Berlin, Tokyo, Bangkok, and Singapore.
Continue reading “From a Greek all-nighter in Berlin to a roving
exhibition in Asia…”
When your partner in business is also your partner in life, it can be a challenge to keep your office and home lives separate—as Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz know all too well. “Our daughters say that they have a brother,” says Kronenberg. “He’s called Work, and he’s very high-maintenance.” Continue reading “The narrative aesthetic of Israeli design duo B+K”
Whether you’re having breakfast surrounded by a Keith Haring mural in Pablo Escobar’s former mansion, or waking up in Cologne surrounded by Le Corbusiers, expect the unexpected at these five extraordinary properties created by art collectors. Continue reading “Five of the world’s most phenomenal art hotels”
For our third “Further Thoughts” installment, we heard from Ben Pundole, who, as the editor in chief of the online travel magazine A Hotel Life and vice president of brand experience at Edition Hotels by Ian Schrager and Marriott, is an influential figure in the contemporary travel industry. In the 2018 Transformation Issue of Directions, he spoke about his own recent personal evolution and how his rising sense of awareness has led him to make important changes across his working life. Continue reading “Ben Pundole: “There’s an evolution happening””
Eons ago, the theory goes, back when human beings first began planning structures, the buildings they designed were of two types. There were houses, to satisfy everyday needs, and there were temples, to satisfy the need for something beyond the everyday. In both cases, the function of architecture was to nurture culture by uniting souls, joining families and congregations into societies and states. Continue reading “Nicolas Schuybroek, Belgium’s master of minimalism”