During the Stockholm Design Week the Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm has launched a newly decorated suite for the international guest. The suite is designed by architect Eva-Lotta Axelsson – founder of Nude Studio. The theme of the suite is ‘World Citizen’ and to create this feeling they choose to decorate it with furniture from B&B Italia. The suite has a luxurious feeling but it also feels a bit like a home. It’s not just an impersonal hotel room, it is a space you can relax in. And if the design isn’t enough to win you over, the suite has also views over the Old Town and the Royal Castle of Stockholm.
Sir Savigny hotel is a new hotel in Berlin created for ‘the modern aristocrat’. The love for design is obvious when you take one glance at one of the 44 rooms in this hotel. Designed by Saar Zafrir the hotel rooms are based on great design movements of the past. However they managed to make the rooms feel modern instead of old-fashioned. The excellent craftsmanship and beautiful furniture pieces give the rooms a very luxurious atmosphere. Throughout the hotel you will find carefully selected artwork and a well equipped library. Located on the ground floor is The Butcher designed by Baranowitz + Kronenberg Architecture. In the Butcher you can enjoy some Scottish meat and regional dishes. Sir Savigny Hotel in Berlin certainly looks like a place where I’d love to stay. The rooms are so beautiful and cozy. No impersonal feeling hotel room in this place!
Casa Mimosa Barcelona is the new hotel destination for design lovers. Located in a 19th-century modernist building in the city centre it’s the perfect base for a lovely stay in Barcelona. The hotel is in the same block as the famous La Pedrera which can be viewed from the seventh-floor terrace that also has a plunge pool. The 4-star hotel has beautiful light rooms and thoughout the hotel you see wonderful historical features. I love the luxurious and cozy feeling of Casa Mimosa Barcelona, I definitely want to stay here one day.
The Laslett Hotel in Notting Hill is a luxurious hotel that feels as if you’re in a chic private residence. The Laslett is located in five Victorian townhouses in a quiet street in the popular Notting Hill neighbourhood. The hotel is designed by Tom Bartlett of Waldo Works who are known for their amazing combination of heritage and modernity. Here in The Laslett you will find a combination of Notting Hill’s rich cultural heritage, as well as the energy and creativity that characterises the contemporary local scene.
When you think about hostels, great design is probably not something that immediately comes to mind. But nowadays more and more design hostels are opening in the world. I’ve posted a great design hostel in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago. This stunning hostel is located in the old town of Valencia. The two hostels have something in common because both are big on color! Valencia Lounge Hostel has 11 rooms which are all uniquely styled. The hostel is designed by Masquespacio with the intention of creating a ‘homey’ feeling and the hostel really looks homey and unique. So when you’re going on a trip to Valencia, instead of picking a hotel or airbnb you could just choose the Valencia Lounge Hostel. And otherwise you can get some amazing bedroom and paint ideas from these bright, colorful rooms!
La Granja Ibiza is a rustic members-only retreat situated on a farmstead in the Ibizan countryside. The old stone farmhouse is converted by designer Armin Fischer into a beautiful serene design hotel. The hotel only has 9 guest rooms and a freestanding guesthouse that has a private garden overlooking the farm. Each room has a luxury bed and materials of burn wood, burshed and oiled ash, wood, stone and slate. A stay in La Granja Ibiza feels like going back to basics with the beautiful dark colored walls and natural materials but with all the necessary comforts of a present hotel stay.
Hôtel Borgo Nuovo is a new design hotel in the Italian countryside, only 30 minutes from the center of Milan. In Hôtel Borgo Nuovo you will feel as if you’re miles away from all the touristic attractions that Milan has to offer. The hotel is designed by interior designers Viviana Fedeli and Luca Puglia. The hotel – decorated in dark colors, velvet and golden details – is filled with vintage items and custom made furniture. The artwork and installations are exclusively created by Samantha Lina. Staying in Hôtel Borgo Nuovo feels like stepping back in time to the 30s and 40s but with all the comforts of present day services. An ideal stay if you want to combine a visit to bustling Milan with a quit stay in the country.
Generator Hostel in Amsterdam is a colorful design hostel in Amsterdam which will change your mind about staying in a hostel. Call me a snob but if you ask me to sleep in a hostel the answer will always be no, nope, never! I slept in a hostel once when I was still in highschool which I believe was a former hospital and it really was just as depressing as a hospital. I can’t say that my former stay in a hostel made me very enthousiastic about hostels in general (plus I’m pretty introverted so I really like to be on my own when I’m on holiday). Luckily for the people who do like hostels you see more and more ‘design hostels’ opening in the world including this Generator Hostel in Amsterdam. The hostel is located in Amsterdam East near the Oosterpark in a former health sciences building and zoological museum but it is now transformed into a colorful, art-filled hostel that’s built to encourage social interaction.
Glamping – which means glamourous camping – is probably the biggest trend when it comes to camping at the moment. Dutch couple Jacqueline en Menno left their home in Amsterdam and created 8 luxurious canvas lodges on the Vinha de Manta estate in Portugal. At Vinha da Manta you can go glamping and have a luxurious outdoor holiday in combination with green living. The canvas lodges have proper beds, a kitchen, an outdoor bathroom and your own private outdoor terrace with stunning views over the valley. I have never been glamping but this Vanha da Manta in Portugal looks absolutely amazing!
Casa Cook Rhodes is a new boutique hotel in a beautiul luxurious bohemian style, the perfect place to lay back, relax and enjoy the sun. The goal is to connect and inspire like-minded travelers who want to embrace and explore local Rhodes culture. Each hotel room opens out onto a long, turquoise blue swim-up pool and they are all decorated uniquely (the hotel even has its own shop were you can buy items to recreate this luxurious bohemian decor at home). I’d already seen a few pictures of Casa Cook but now Anna Malmberg gave us a tour of the resort and it really took my breath away. I’ve never been to Rhodes but seeing Casa Cook Hotel I’m definitely thinking of making a trip south.