Don’t sleep on these sweeps

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What beats winning a shopping spree from Vestiaire Collective, the go-to spot for curated vintage premium luxury products? Wearing your new designer duds on an expense-paid dream trip to Tulum, that’s what. Design Hotels recently paired up with Vestiaire Collective, a community platform launched in 2009 that enables its members to buy and sell top-of-the-range, pre-owned luxury clothes and accessories, for a sweepstakes that will hand one lucky winner a 1,500-euro Vestiaire voucher and a three-night stay at Casa Malca, an art-filled retreat set in a landscape of Mayan temples and majestic cliffs along a private beach on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. But be warned: the sweepstakes ends March 31, so there’s no time to waste! Click here and enter to win. Continue reading “Don’t sleep on these sweeps”

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A day in the life of La Granja Ibiza

Wildly enveloped by the pastoral verdure of Ibiza’s heartland and anchored by a centuries-old farmhouse, La Granja is a 10-hectare farmstead that also functions as a members-only retreat—the first such experiment by Design Hotels™ for its community. This new video depicts some of La Granja’s key makers at work on the farm, from master farmer Andy Szymanowicz, an expert in biodynamic agriculture who oversees 20 tiered acres of pine and citrus forests and fertile gardens, to José Catrimán, a lifelong proponent of simple, farm-to-table cuisine. As La Granja’s kitchen master, José works in close collaboration with Andy, as well as with small producers from Ibiza and greater Spain, to prepare a delicious menu of healthy, fresh slow food for the communal table. Continue reading “A day in the life of La Granja Ibiza”

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Sneak Peek: Hotel St. George

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Many hotels talk a big game about contemporary art, but Helsinki’s Hotel St. George, opening this September, is the real deal. Set in a landmarked building, the hotel includes a street-facing gallery, which, in its opening months, will feature a large-scale sculpture of a feather light dragon by the iconic Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Hotel St. George”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Explore Stockholm with @Whatalexloves

The intrepid London-based Swiss photographer Alexandra Lhermite-Schwass, better known by her Instagram handle @whatalexloves, recently touched down in Stockholm. Alex was kind enough to share with us some of her evocative photos of the Swedish capital, from the peach-hued facades of Slottsbacken to the Linderothska Kalenderuret, a 19th-century clock housed on the third floor of Nobis Hotel. Continue reading “Explore Stockholm with @Whatalexloves”

Monday, March 13th, 2017