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Lagerfeld Tapped to Design Lobbies for Multi-Million Dollar Condos

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re looking to set your condominiums apart, securing Karl Lagerfeld as your interior designer means those new digs won’t just be cool, they’ll be as iconic as the man himself. The fashion powerhouse will design the lobbies of The Estates at Acqualina, a luxury residential development slated to debut in 2020.... Read More

Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Spent $2 Million on a New Lobby Café

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Brazil takes its coffee seriously. As the world’s number one coffee exporter, producing more than 43 million 60 kilograms bags of beans a year, Brazilians fervently believe that you can’t make the perfect cup of Joe without a perfect setting. Recently, the cosmopolitan Hilton São Paulo Morumbi underwent a $2 million renovation to recreate its Caffè Cino coffee shop, build its new Armazem Morumbi restaurant, and give a minimalist update to its soaring atrium lobby. Now, the aroma of fresh-brewed Caffe Americano wafts up the central lobby to guestroom hallways, making a perfect wake-up call.... Read More

Could New Yorkers Be Living in the Waldorf Astoria Soon?

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Soon New Yorkers may be able to live at the Waldorf Astoria. Now owned by China-based Anbang Insurance Group, the hotel is in talks of turning 1,000 rooms into condos. In 2015, the group submitted plans to gut the 12th and 24th floors which look to potentially be for the new units.... Read More

The Oxford Hotel Celebrates 125 Years With $1M Whiskey Package

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer, The Oxford Hotel in Denver is pouring out three whiskey-centric experiences to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Partnering with Laws Whiskey House, guests will have the chance to participate in exclusive tastings of the new Oxford 1891 Bourbon, a four-grain straight bourbon.... Read More

6 Luxury Hotels Doubling as Art Galleries

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Around the world, luxury hotels have become more than just a place to lay your head at night. With unique amenities such as complimentary Porches, in-room shopping sprees with a local designer, and custom tequila bottles left as a welcome amenity for guests in Mexico, properties are setting themselves apart through more than just their guestrooms. Another way they are doing so is by showcasing world-class artwork throughout the hotel. If you’re an art aficionado, check out these six hotels whose collections are just about as envy-inducing as any museum’s.... Read More

Le Meridien Versailles' Revitalization Shows Off New Hub & Local Montreal Flavor

Jun 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Brandon Driver

Located in the heart of the historic Golden Square Mile in Montreal, Quebec, Le Méridien Versailles has recently completed a luxurious reconstruction of their lobby. Renovations expanded the area to more than twice the original size, as well as opened the interior of the hotel to directly connect with the neighboring restaurant Branzino. The updated lobby, now named the Hub, features a new bar and seating area, designated to open up opportunities for guests to mingle.... Read More

Terranea’s Lexus Drive Series Steers Guests to 3 Indulgent Escapes

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Turnkey service takes on new meaning at Terranea this year. The coastal resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is offering three curated excursion packages putting guests behind the wheel of a Lexus for GPS-led driving tours. Guests can choose a day of adventure, romance, or shopping along with a 2016 Lexus model to get them there. With the push of the ignition button, the pre-set GPS system guides the driver on their day tour, no maps required.... Read More

The Fragrant Value of Hotel Scent Branding

Jun 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I distinctly remember walking into The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba two years ago and smelling a sweet fragrance permeating throughout the property. It wasn’t overwhelming but made an immediate impression. Made specifically for the property, the signature scent—a mix of passionfruit and Hyacinth—is pumped through the air vents and creates as an additional sensory experience for guests.... Read More

Children Should be Seen and Not Heard? Luxury Hotels Beg to Differ

Jun 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Jessica Hines

Luxury hotels have long been advertised as chic destinations for affluent guests; places where kids are at worst not welcome, or at best must always be on their finest behavior. These days, however, the luxury market is becoming extremely child inclusive. Which is not surprising since the challenges that confront families are the same no matter what income-bracket you are in.... Read More

4 European Hotels With Distinctive Signature Style

Jun 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

French couturier Yves Saint Laurent once said, “fashions fade, style is eternal.” This point of view is well-suited for designing a top destination hotel. To be considered “best-dressed,” properties not only have to have a signature vibe, but this unique look cannot go out of fashion by the time the next travel season rolls around.... Read More

 
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