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African Treehouse: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

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This luxurious tree lodge is nestled in a remote mahogany forest in Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. Romantically exclusive with only 10 elegantly intimate stilted treehouse suites, the lodge features warm wood interiors, comfortable sitting rooms, wide open private decks and massive window areas opening up to the lush forest, elegant ensuite bathrooms and a sparkling outdoor swimming pool – a piece of heaven in the wild. Continue reading

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The Homestead: Private Safari Villa

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The Homestead is located in the Phinda Game Reserve, an award-winning ecotourism destination in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region in northern South Africa. This luxurious African villa embraces the surrounding bush and invites it in through the use of glass, openness, a lateral plan form with courtyards, ponds and narrow decks. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: Inntel Amsterdam Zaandam

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I love the city of Amsterdam, and when a new attraction presents itself in the area, what better excuse to take a few days off and go check it out. Located just 12 minutes by train from the center of Amsterdam, the new Inntel hotel is literally a temporary home for traveling guests. Inspired by the traditional green wooden houses of the Zaan region, this extraordinary boutique hotel is build up from almost 70 individual small houses, perfectly stacked, one on top of the other in four shades of green. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: The San Diego Pearl

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The Pearl is a boutique hotel near downtown San Diego with a vintage-modern style, offering 23 guestrooms, fresh California Coastal cuisine, and an outdoor lounge and theater featuring weekly ‘Dive-In Movies’ projected onto a 10′ x 13′ foot projection screen with full sound, overlooking an oyster-shaped swimming pool. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: Nine Hours (9h) in Japan

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Designed by Tokyo-based company Design Studio S, the Nine Hours (9h) is a unique boutique hotel in Kyoto, Japan. The hotel offers luxury and minimalist aesthetics in a tiny living space, featuring 125 rooms (hmmm… capsule units), personal lockers, showers, and a lounge. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: A Lush Mexican Jungle Resort

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Within a three hour flight from LA, accompanied by a quick drive and a boat ride, the beautiful hillside boutique resort of Verana awaits you in Yelapa’s lush Mexican jungle. This remote and secluded resort has a wonderful location, overlooking the ocean with a panoramic view of the mountains deep in the Valle del Sierra Madre Occidental. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: Base2Stay in London

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Here’s another affordable boutique hotel for you to check out, only this time we’re in the fabulous district of south Kensington, London. Just a short walk from Earls Court or Gloucester Road tube stations lies base2stay – London’s alternative to boutique and budget hotels. Continue reading

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Modern Interior Design at Habita Monterrey

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Surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of mountains, deserts, canyons and forests, the Habita Monterrey hotel is located in the San Pedro neighborhood in Monterrey, Mexico. In my opinion, the most prominent, dramatic feature of this boutique hotel is its hyper-modern interior design by Parisian Joseph Dirand. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: Unique Sailor’s Hotel in NYC

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A reasonably priced hotel in New York city with Oodles of old travelers charm and a great location? I must be dreaming… In the West Village within a walking distance to Chelsea, Soho, and Union Square, lies ‘The Jane’ – a boutique hotel, which was originally built as a hotel for sailors back in 1908. Continue reading

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Boutique Hotels: Night at the 21c Museum

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Immerse yourself with 21st century contemporary art at the Louisville, Kentucky 21c Museum Hotel. Famous for its red penguin trademark as well as being the first of its kind in the U.S., this 90-room, luxury boutique hotel combines contemporary art exhibitions, from living artists, with Southern-style hospitality. Continue reading

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