All posts tagged “Boutique Hotel

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Beyond boutique

A new bar for chic shelter: French architect-designer Emmanuel Picault (of Chic by Accident) has transformed a 1920s townhouse into three meticulous suites, all within the hip leafiness of Colonia Roma in Mexico City. The intimate experience of La Valise—the brainchild of entrepreneur and globetrotter… Read More

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Snow drift

Waking up to my first snowfall of the season, I retreated under down and dreamed of a deck like this one at Casa Bonay in Barcelona, Spain (thank you Of a Kind for the 10 Things inspiration). A 19th-century home renovated into a boutique hotel,… Read More

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Living archive

  A Neo-Gothic former archive in Cologne reborn as a Bauhaus boutique hotel: Michael Kaune, editor of QVEST Magazine (a publication devoted to “fashion, culture & attitude”), spent two years meticulously renovating the 1897 building, preserving structural elements like the dark-oiled parquet floors and marble… Read More

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Loch nest

            A Toronto stopover led to a love affair with the Drake, a hotel rich with personality in the artsy Queen West district. From afar, I continue to adore all things Drake, from its stellar concert roster and urban art… Read More

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Neck out

  Forget roosters. At a 1930s colonial mansion-turned-boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, giraffes greet guests every morning. As the breakfast room at Giraffe Manor fills, the lanky mammals poke their long necks through the antique windows, nibbling pellets off plates set between… Read More