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Son Jaumell Hotel

I can’t resist a 17th century stone villa restored to glorious understated luxury. The two story structure of stone walls and clay tile roofs create an impenetrable protective cocoon. From the moment you step through the grand stone Romanesque arched entrance and massive wooden doors, you feel a sense of calm envelop you. Polished concrete slabs are cooling in the Majorcan heat. Yet the warmth they collect in the day radiates back to you in the evening. Continue reading

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Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower

In the bustling capital and largest city in Cambodia, the fortunate will find this boutique hotel that provides respite and comfort in unexpected ways. With just 26 rooms, a restaurant, coffee shop, and smoking area, it delivers big personality. Continue reading

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Herengracht Suites Amsterdam: A Home Away From Home

I had the pleasure of visiting Amsterdam several years ago. Not only is it a charming city, it is also a bustling metropolis and a great place to visit. This elegant hotel is located on the Herengracht canal, which is considered to be the most important canal in the city. In the 17th century, the upper classes and richest merchants built their homes on this canal. Continue reading

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Wiesergut Hotel

In the lush valley of an Austrian ski resort in Hinterglemm, a contemporary hotel exudes the warmth of a time worn chalet. Designed by GOGL Architekten, this boutique hotel of just over 5,000 sq.m. offers 17 suites in a five story traditional gable roofed building and 7 garden suites. Continue reading

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Pylaia Boutique Hotel & Spa: Greek Getaway

Located on the tiny island of Astypalaia, which is part of the chain of the Dodecanese islands of Greece, sits the incredible Pylaia Boutique Hotel. The Pylaia houses 26 rooms, each of which has been designed for maximum comfort. All rooms and suites have private balconies that overlook the Aegean Sea. Continue reading

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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