You heard it here first…

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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…”

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Ben Pundole: “There’s an evolution happening”

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””

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Nicolas Schuybroek, Belgium’s master of minimalism

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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”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018