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Santa Monica Proper Hotel Opens in June on L.A.’s Pacific Coastline

Santa Monica Proper Hotel exterior

Following the success of San Francisco Proper Hotel, the evolution of Proper continues amid the sun-drenched boulevards and sea breezes of L.A.’s cinematic Pacific coastline. Opening June, Santa Monica Proper Hotel emerges as an architectural wonder just seven blocks from the crashing waves of the ocean, spanning two stylistically disparate buildings linked by an artfully crafted bridge. With interior design…

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Design Hotel PACAI, Set in the Heart of Vilnius Old Town, Lithuania

Hotel Pacai guest room

Situated in the heart of the historic Old Town of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, Hotel PACAI opened its doors precisely one year ago. Upon its opening, the stylish hotel promised to mesmerize guests seeking authentic experiences. The promise was surely delivered: a unique blend of history and sophisticated high-end design delighted nearly 25,000 guests from around the globe. Former residence…

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Vila Foz Hotel & Spa Opens in Porto, Portugal

Vila Foz Hotel

Renowned for its colorful architecture, exquisite restaurants, and burgeoning creative scene, the sea-hugging city of Porto has long enticed travelers away from Portugal’s capital with its innumerable charms. And with the early May opening of Vila Foz Hotel & Spa, the city cements its reputation as a veritable design destination. Set on one of the finest avenues in the district…

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New Design Hotel, Gorgeous George Opens in Cape Town

Gorgeous George guestroom

Flinging open its doors in the heart of downtown Cape Town, Gorgeous George emerges as a springboard for hyper-local immersion in the city’s pulse-quickening creative scene. Housed across two heritage buildings, the 32-room hotel provides a high-style platform for established and emerging South African artists and designers, resulting in an authentic aesthetic that avoids any hint of African design cliché….

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New Design Hotel, Parílio to Open on Greek Island of Paros

Parilio hotel terrace

Characterized by secluded, pine-fringed coves and white-washed fishing villages, Paros is a place where unspoiled natural beauty and the slowed rhythms of Cycladic life prevails. A gateway to the real Cyclades, the island embodies an authentic and organic Greek experience—the very antithesis of its showier neighbors—making it the perfect location for the latest passion project from Design Hotels™ Originals Kalia…

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Grecian Paradise Awaits at Vora in Santorini

Vora Santorini villa interior

Many locales purport to be the most beautiful spot on earth, and Santorini—with its sun-bleached houses, blue-domed churches, and breathtaking views—can certainly throw its hat in for the title. And there is no better perch from which to appreciate the sublime natural splendor of the island than at Vora, which has been painstakingly carved into the cliff face of Santorini’s…

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Design Hotels Adds 7 New Members

Douro41

Set majestically upon the banks of the beautiful Douro River, Douro41’s harmonious dialogue between rock and soil, river and edifice, recalls the minimalism of a traditional vineyard terrace and yet is augmented by glass that accentuates its views. As the only Design Hotels™ member in Toronto, the cosmopolitan Canadian city is perfectly reflected at The Drake Hotel. A cultural institution…

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Design Hotels Adds 7 New Members

Sentidos Beach Retreat

The year may be approaching its final quarter, but Design  Hotels’ quest to unearth hotels created with passion and originality powers on. With a member portfolio spanning 300 properties in more than 50 destinations worldwide, Design Hotels™ continues to thrill savvy travelers with this selection of new boltholes that are groundbreaking and authentic in equal parts. Sentidos Beach Retreat, located…

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