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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel

In the heart of exciting and vibrant Amsterdam you’ll find a hotel whose interiors are designed by a local, yet world renowned designer, Marcel Wanders. Housed in the city’s former public library, Wanders endowed the hotel with native personality, history, character, and local life style. Continue reading

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Graine & Ficelle: Sleep Well In the Cote d’Azur

This family friendly bed and breakfast is located in the beautiful French countryside. Graine & Ficelle was designed and is owned by Isabella Salusti, who also offers culinary lessons to her guests using locally sourced organic meats, cheeses and produce. Continue reading

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Parisian Hidden Hotel

Just a stone’s throw from Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, you’ll be fortunate to discover the Hidden Hotel. This urban oasis seems to have been plucked from a bohemian luxury resort or a nature spa. Either way, you’ll be rejuvenated by the serene interiors the moment you step inside. Continue reading

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We Hostel Design: A New Take on an Old Tradition

Are you thinking about a trip to Brazil? If so, this lovely hostel in the tranquil town of Vila Mariana is a perfect spot to rest your weary head. South of the bustling city of Sao Paulo, this house is perfectly situated near subways and bike rental shops, a prime location for travelers who want to experience the local flavor. Continue reading

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Chez Ric & Fer: fearlessly French B&B Charmer

I’m completely smitten with the charming decor of this bed and breakfast in northern France. Rebuilt with stones from the castle in Coucy le Chateau after World War II, there’s nothing like a blend of eras to bring a home back to life. And the serious stone facade does not foretell what’s inside. Continue reading

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Le Chalet Zannier: French Alps Luxury

“Une Belle Escapade”, translated into English means “a lovely getaway”. Le Chalet Zannier certainly fits this delightful description. Nestled in the French Alps and comprised of three Alpine style chalets, these sumptuously designed suites are meant for luxurious relaxation. Continue reading

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24hours Hotel in Hamburg: Home Away from Home

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What an incredible and original hotel in the port of Hamburg, Germany. Inspired by real life tales of the sea, ship building, the harbor, and the cultures that weave them all together, this hotel is a reflection of all these influences. Continue reading

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Amangiri: Peaceful Mountain Resort

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In southern Utah there exists a resort that has emerged from the landscape, and for the appreciation of that landscape. Amangiri rests on 600 acres in a sheltered valley and it offers an exquisite range of suites and amenities. Every last detail is designed to immerse you in nature while enjoying understated luxury. Continue reading

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Little Gillyflower & Otterling: Twin Stone Cottages in Cornwall

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What a dream to have found these derelict stone cottages from the mid-1800s and to have restored them to be enjoyed by today’s lucky travelers. Now available as luxury vacation rentals, the twin cottages rest on the shores of Cornwall’s River Tamar and were originally homes for workers on a large estate. Local craftsmen rebuilt the thick stone walls and installed new slate roofs. The real magic lies inside in the charming, bright, modern interiors. Continue reading

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The Chateaux de la Resle: Secretly Modern

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This traditional chateau in the Burgundy region of France houses a guest suite for four under its slate covered gabled roof and a secret within its chambres d’hotes (bed and breakfast) walls. Constructed from the 17th to the 19th centuries, the buildings of Chateaux De La Resle have been renovated and transformed in to a luxurious retreat.

The main building’s interior gives up its secret the minute you walk inside. Looking for elaborate design and luxurious gilding, intricately carved moldings, portrait lined walls, and marble statues? You won’t find them here. Instead you’ll find a modern luxury created by the new owners. Continue reading