Tree Hotel: a frozen moment in time

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In Harads, Sweden there’s a very special hotel for nature lovers: Treehotel. An exquisite hotel experience is carefully spread between the forests in order to capture a frozen moment in time… Contemporary architecture was specially conceived to keep nature intact for a minimal environmental impact. A unique conceptual approach lead to a set of alternative solutions for the conventional hotel room: Scandinavia’s leading architects were invited to create five unique treerooms: the Cabin, the Mirrorcube, the Bird’s Nest, the Blue Cone and finally the UFO. Continue reading

ALTexpo: A collective work of art

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Located at Toronto’s International airport, Hotel ALT is one of Canada’s chic hotels. Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down duvet covers, a spa-style shower with glass walls, and an iHome alarm clock are just a few of the pampering accessories offered for the lucky traveler to enjoy.

This is all good and well, however today I would like to focus on the unique wall mural, or should I say collective work of art, decorating this stylish hotel lobby. Oh, how I would love to have a wall like that in my living room… Continue reading

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EcoCamp Patagonia Domes: A sustainable hybrid hotel

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Have you heard about Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, Chile? It is a National Park with mountains, a glacier, a lake, and river-rich areas in southern Chilean Patagonia. Torres Del Paine is the peak of the mountain range, Cerro Paine reaching 3050 meters above the ocean level…We’re talking about one of the most natural places in the entire planet with its unique environment. So, how can an exclusive spot like this receive tourists without damaging its natural resources? EcoCamp Patagonia Domes is the Eco –friendly architectonic answer to this defying challenge. Continue reading

Hotel Droog in Amsterdam

Have you ever been to Amsterdam? Are you planning to visit any time soon? Then Hotel Droog, located in the historical city center of a -17th century building, should better be on your list! As for myself, after 5 visits to the city of canals, bicycles, and pretty houses, I still cannot get enough and I’m always looking forward to my next trip there. Hotel Droog makes me want to prepare all arrangements as soon as possible, cause this is a piece of experience I can’t wait to have! Continue reading

Whitepod: winter paradise in an eco-tourism concept

If there could exist a name for winter paradise, then Whitepod would undoubtedly be the perfect candidate. A resort located at 1400, in a private ski area in Switzerland, at the foot of the “Dents-du-Midi”, Whitepod was awarded with the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005.

Consisting of 15 luxurious and spacious ( 40 sq.m each) domes or else pods, this original concept offers a unique and unforgettable experience in a beautiful mountain environment, away from all urban nuisances. A unique ecological concept designed to be in total harmony with the surrounding environment, it couldn’t have been situated in a more idyllic location: above the picturesque village of Les Cerniers, with a fantastic view over the Lake Geneva. Continue reading

Aqua Wellness resort: A treehouse hotel

Nowadays, it seems there are more and more luxury treehouse hotels popping up across the globe. Take for example the Aqua Wellness Resort – a stylish hotel with private, secluded villas nestled among the treetops on a private white sandy beach along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Hmm, I sure like the sound of that… Continue reading

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The Endemico Resquardo Silvestre Hotel: I just can’t get it out of my head today

The beautiful Endemico Resquardo Silvestre Hotel, which consists of 20 separate rooms or small huts approx. 215 sq. ft. each, is located in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Mexico. People, it is sooo romantic! Continue reading

Rock House: a Scottish holiday

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Situated in the very heart of Scotland, about an hour ride from Glasgow or Edinburgh, lies the picturesque region of Perthshire. I love Scotland – with its lochs, forests and mountains, castles and rich history – and in my opinion, Highland Pertshire, also known as ‘Big Tree Country’ has one of the most splendid landscapes in the area. Continue reading

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Dunton Log cabins: a tribute to the American West

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Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This romantic old mining town resort is a tribute to the American West, offering authentically restored hand-built log cabins with loads of sturdy rustic charm and character. Continue reading

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Ruschmeyer & The Surf Lodge: a sense of nostalgia

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With all these fashionable boutique hotels popping up everywhere, I must admit I kinda’ miss the feeling of unpretentiousness. A relaxing atmosphere can be achieved in many ways, however for me nothing compares to the experience of hanging out with friends and family at a special place where stylish design meets bohemian rustic, and where a sense of nostalgia can be restored.

If you’re like me, you better check out The Surf Lodge and Ruschmeyer, both operated by a new lifestyle hotel brand, by the name of King & Grove, dedicated to creating intriguing hotels that are sophisticated and eclectic yet honest and accessible. Continue reading

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