Hotels & Resorts

“Breathtaking” is an understatement for the exotic natural settings defining the projects in our HOTELS & RESORTS category. Whether you are looking for design inspiration in decorating appealing holiday retreats or searching for a majestic hotel for your summer escape, the articles below give a helping hand. Every single post in this section is a journey within itself. And we guarantee that once you begin strolling through the photos, you will not be able to stop “traveling”…

Cutting Edge Holiday Experience: Mandalay Beach Villas in Ko Samui, Thailand

The philosophy of Mandalay Beach Villas… in Ko Samui, Thailand is crisp, clear and simple. Against a backdrop of unerring modern style and sophistication,  it creates an unforgettable contemporary tropical experience.  The resort consists of seven beachfront pool villas offering the ultimate in island accommodation, matching exclusivity with privacy. Facing the white sandy expanse of Laem Noi Beach and backed

Powerful Holiday Statement: 7 Bedroom Villa Beyond in Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea and the green vistas of Bang Tao in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Beyond… combines an original escape with the comfort of modern living. According to the official description, the project is a mixture of luxury and elegance “neatly encapsulated in an architectural symphony of stone, wood, concrete and steel, all effortlessly blended and infused

Historical Fragments Meet Modern Design: The Country Zash Boutique Hotel in Sicily

There are places where time stops for a while, allowing you to breathe and enjoy the little things in life. Those places that seem blessed and privileged, where people are blissful and relaxed, where the sun is your friend and the serene evenings spread a sweet and light scent of summer, those are the places where you absolutely forget about

Exotic Thailand Villa Unveiling Panoramic Views of the Phuket Foothills

With a privileged location oceanfront on the picturesque Cape Yamu on the east coast of Phuket, Villa Padma… unveils panoramic views towards the Phuket foothills. According to the official description, guests at Villa Padma will be welcomed by the display of colors from the lush greenery of the mangrove forest into a laid-back holiday retreat. The main building features four

Modern Composition of Regular Forms: Cape Town’s Luxurious POD Boutique Hotel

Discretion and elegance are the main characteristics subtly promoted by the POD boutique Hotel, a luxurious accommodation unit completed in 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. Envisioned by Greg WrightArchitects…, the project is conveniently positioned so that all its 15 rooms have extensive views over one or two of the following landmarks: Camps Bay Beach, Table Mountain,

Contemporary Alpine Architecture: Chalet Canelle in Tyrol, Austria

Offering a modern vision of a ski getaway, architectural firm East West Real Estate… designed Chalet Canelle, located in Kappl, Tyrol, Austria. With its dark exterior color palette, it is no wonder that the building does not betray its resort function. But as you step inside, comfort will show its impersonations at every step: cozy fireplaces, alluring sofas and armchairs,

Luxurious Accommodation at Serengeti National Park: Bilila Lodge

An African safari getaway usually implies raw adventure and time spent in nature, outside the privileges of modern living. Nevertheless, Bilila Lodge… in Serengeti National Park offers exclusive accommodation to those in search for hedonistic holidays: “The world’s best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park measures close to 14,763 square kilometers (5,700 square miles).

Freshome Hotel Review: Aris Caves in Oia, Santorini

I found Aris Caves via Trip Advisor…, where it is ranked “#1 of 42 hotels in Oia”. I briefly eye-scanned some of the photos and instantly found myself charmed by the genuine feel this hotel seemed to exude. Fast forward two months later and here I am, writing this  from the comfort of my hotel bed, just steps away

Luxury Pavilions Blending in With Sea Waters: Qualia Resort in Australia

Have you started planning your summer getaway? Today we would like to get you in a relaxed, holiday mood by sharing some photos captured at Qualia…, a resort located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef region in Australia. The Hamilton Island retreat offers an array of luxury accommodation units in the shape of secluded pavilions, each with

Four Seasons Hotel Redesign Capturing the Glamor of 1940s Hollywood

The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has sought a new look from luxury interior design firm, sfa design…. As the longstanding, choice locale for Hollywood A-List events: film premier press junkets, celebrity weddings and charity benefits, the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills serves as a home away from home to an impressive list of the traveling

Freshome Hotel Review: Aqua Vista Hotels, Santorini

The idea of putting together a Freshome hotel review category hit Michael a while back, but until now we did not really find the time to convert it into reality. The opportunity struck along with my Santorini trip, an escape I have been meaning to undertake for years.
Booking into Aqua Vista Hotels… was an experience in itself, comparable in

Wandering Through Paradise: Exquisite Villas On a Private Island in Maldives

Overlooking the wonderful blue waters, the Coco Privé resort, located on a private island in Maldives (the Kuda Hithi Island) is the paradise itself. The Kuda Hithi Island Coco Privé is a project developed by the award-winning architect,  Guz Wilkinson….
Relax your body, mind and soul and explore the boundaries of a place that offers you once-in-a-lifetime-adventures. A

Private Island Resort in Cambodia Offering The Ultimate Luxury Experience

As the summer approaches rapidly, we sink into a deep state of melancholia, dreaming about our beloved moments of relaxation, when nothing and no one can put pressure on us. Away from the city rush, away from chaos, in the warm sapphire water of the Gulf of Thailand, lies the private Song Saa island, a tropical oasis dedicated to your

Restored Pre-War Architecture, Complete With Gargoyles: Eclectic QT Sidney Hotel

The opening of the new design hotel QT Sydney… marked the culmination of the painstaking renovation of two of Sydney’s most historic buildings, The State Theatre and Gowings Building. The former iconic Gowings department store and the famed State Theatre were originally opened to the public in 1929. Both the Gothic features of the Palazzo-style Gowings building and the Gothic,

Modern 4 Star Fletcher Hotel in Amsterdam by KOLENIK Eco Chic Design

The new four-­‐star Fletcher Hotel in Amsterdam has been given a unique, sustainable interior by KOLENIK eco chic design. The hotel opened to the public on 11 January, 2013. The eco-­‐chic style stands for natural, unique and honest materials which simultaneously exude luxury and warmth.

The futuristic hotel boasts a roof terrace on the 19th floor for smokers. Below

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