Eight new additions join Design Hotels‘™ growing community of over 300 independent hotels in more than 60 countries across the globe, each unified by a singular commitment to nonconformity. From a beach-rich, history-filled region of northern Portugal to USA’s iconic “Big Easy”, rediscover the joy of travel at these hotbeds of individualism.
Housed in the one-time Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, Nobis Hotel Copenhagen has been realized by architect Gert Wingårdh as a cutting-edge, luxury hotel, defined by a distinct modernism-meets-classicism aesthetic. A portal to the largely undiscovered region surrounding the quaint Portuguese town of Vila do Conde, Villa C Boutique Hotel exemplifies a clean-lined testament to the ease and serenity of its setting on the south bank of the Ave. Heading south to the striking landscape of Portugal’s Setúbal District and Santiago Hotel Cooking & Nature marries top culinary offerings with a gorgeous natural setting.
Moving stateside and The Drifter is a lesson in modernized nostalgia, both in terms of design and concept, in the heart of New Orleans’ laid-back Mid-City neighborhood. Over to the Windy City and The Robey Hall is a picture of elegant minimalism on a gloriously unrefined industrial canvas. On the West Coast, San Francisco Proper Hotel (pictured) emerges as a beacon for the new energy coursing through the city’s Mid-Market area. Amid the tropical jungles and Mayan ruins of Mexico’s Caribbean coastline, the exquisitely private, full-service Tulum Treehouse is the epitome of escape. Putting the spotlight on Latin America, the six-room Meson Nadi is a wonderfully eclectic mix of Bauhaus and traditional design on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua.