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Self-Reflection is Guaranteed at Ukraine's First Design Hotel 11 Mirrors

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Ukraine's first Design Hotel, 11 Mirrors is an 11-story luxury hotel in Kiev, with a unique architectural focus designed around the theme of reflection; indeed, the hotel promises to be an experience in introspection. Created by Wladimir Klitschko, the hotel will also reflect his personal affinity for elegance, free Internet access, and modern, yet homey touches.... Read More

Hide Out in the Hills of Mexican Wine Country at Eco-Friendly Endémico

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Chopin said, "It is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." It seems that partners in hospitality, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha live and breathe that philosophy. The two are joint owners of Grupo Habita, a Mexico City-based hospitality brand, and have created a number of boutique hotels commended for their originality and aestheticism.... Read More

Luxury Travel Brand Eleven Experience to Open 11 Properties By 2015

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Colorado-based experiential luxury travel brand Eleven Experience, which launched last year with Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, has announced plans to open 11 more properties around the world by 2015, making it a major player in the boutique hotel sector. Eleven Experience’s mission is to transform distinctive, architecturally interesting and historic spaces into stylish destinations offering all the amenities of a luxury hotel without losing a sense of scale or intimacy often lacking in larger properties. Be it a fishing lodge, beach house, working farm or ski chalet, each new Eleven Experience destination will feature exclusive appointments, private chefs, concierge services and spa facilities on par with the wo... Read More

What is a Boutique Hotel?

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

“Boutique Hotel” is a phrase coined in the English-speaking world to describe the emerging trend of intimate hotels characterized by unique design, concept, services, and/or location.... Read More

Oslo Boutique Hotel The Thief Will Steal You Away From Everyday Life

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Booking The Thief hotel may seem risky when searching for luxury accommodations in Oslo, but rest assured, rooms are equipped with safes; and besides, the only thing the hotel plans on stealing is you...away from the monotony of everyday life, that is. The Thief is a member of Design Hotels, a group which specializes in avant-garde hospitality and is the first waterfront hotel in Oslo, set between the Oslofjord and the canals of Tjuvholmen.... Read More

Luxury Hotel in the French Alps Puts Ski Runs at Your Feet

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Described as an “Alpine fairy tale come true,” the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles employs a dedicated staff, whom, we are assured are concerned only with making hotel guests happy. During your stay, expect to be endlessly pampered and entertained. On major holidays the staff gets into character as the chefs and skilled decorators create memorable experiences for guests year after year.... Read More

The Bonham Boutique Hotel in Edinburgh | Victorian Elegance With a Contemporary Touch

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Location of The Bonham in Edinburgh offers the best of both worlds—nestled in the middle of a line of sturdy Victorian homes on a quiet street, yet an easy 10-minute walk from the western edge of Princes Street and the busy traffic, shops, museums and art galleries therein.... Read More

Lumeria Maui Joins the Healing Hotels of the World

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Lumeria Maui, the newest Hawaii destination for wellbeing, has been selected for inclusion in Healing Hotels of the World. Healing Hotels of the World include luxurious properties that educate guests on holistic health and focus on well-being. Anne Biging, a founder of Healing Hotels of the World, welcomes Lumeria to its prestigious roster. “Our vision is that guests of a healing hotel become whole again in body, mind and soul, freeing them to enjoy the abundance and sacredness of life,” Biging says. “Lumeria stands out as a retreat center for its setting and the wealth of programs that help guests learn how to live a better and balanced life. The retreat model is the epitome of a healing vacation.”... Read More

W Hotel San Francisco Partners With View in Search of Sustainability

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The W San Francisco has partnered with View to showcase Dynamic Glass that helps to improve guests experience as well as improve the hotel's efforts to go green. View Dynamic Glass will be introduced into its lobby and lounge areas, eliminating the need for shades, blinds, or other obstructive window treatments while maintaining the W's aesthetic. Dynamic Glass uses electrochromic technology to regulate the amount of heat and light that enters a building, making it perfect for commercial use by reducing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting energy usage in commercial buildings by 20 percent, and HVAC peak load by 25 percent.... Read More

The Oxford Mal Boutique Hotel is Taking No Prisoners

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Malmaison is a boutique luxury hotel chain in the U.K. comprising 12 stylish and unique offerings with an overwhelming theme of transformation. Whether it be the conversion of the Malmaison Glasgow property from an Episcopal Church, or an old seed warehouse into the Belfast Mal. The Oxford Mal is no exception, focusing on using its history as a former prison to attract those looking for more than just an ordinary hotel stay.... Read More

The Roger Hotel Takes On a Modern, New Look

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Everything happens in a New York minute, especially when you are in The Big Apple. Blink and a classic hotel that you have known for years can be restored into a first-class luxury boutique hotel. That’s exactly what happened at The Roger Hotel. Located in Midtown, the hotel has recently... Read More

Five-Star Hotel in Ecuador, First and Only to Receive Prestigious Award

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While the quality of tourist facilities varies greatly in Ecuador, there’s no doubt that one of its finest five-star hotels is offering the best in service and accommodations—mostly because they have the awards to prove it. For the second year in a row, Casa Ceibo Boutique Hotel & Spa has been recognized by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism for helping to promote the country’s tourism and better the experience for travelers. During the ceremony at the San Francisco Plaza in Quito, the luxury resort also took home the Green Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Making this an even bigger achievement is the fact that Casa Ceibo is Ecuador’s first and only five-star resort to be given this recognition for two consecutive years. Since its opening in October 2009, the... Read More

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Debuts Fresh New Look & Dining Venues

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco, with its urban setting and view of the historic Liberty Bell, recently debuted a snazzy new look. The 268-room boutique escape is nestled inside the historic Lafayette Building and now features a bi-level... Read More

Foodie's Rejoice! The Tampa Epicurean Hotel Opens November 2013

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Tampa has no shortage of luxury lodging, but there are few who boast the quality and recognition that the soon to open Epicurean Hotel is does. As can be inferred by the name, the Epicurean is... Read More

London Boutique Hotel Xanadu to Open October 2012

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located 25 minutes from Heathrow Airport, Hotel Xanadu is set to open in Mid-October. Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem "Xanadu – Kubla Khan," the luxurious boutique hotel will offer 46 double rooms and two executive suites, a private meeting room and a chic bar and restaurant, which will serve Asian influenced cuisine reflecting the local flavors of the Silk Route. Entrepreneur and interior designer Jalal Al-Yawer comments: “Design is a true passion of mine and with Xanadu I wanted to create a bespoke brand synonymous with genuine quality, attention to detail, good food, charming comfort, relaxing ambience and a cool and trendy atmosphere.” Room rates start from ?150 for a Double and ?200 for an Executive Suite. All rooms are equipped with spacious bathrooms, flat screen satelli... Read More

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