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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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Escape to W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal

W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal

Located in what is fondly referred to as one of the happiest countries in the world, W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal delivers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for an idyllic getaway. From watching the majestic humpback whales migrate off the coast of nearby Playa Flamingo, to conquering the mighty waves of world-renowned surf spot Tamarindo, to unwinding…

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First Look at Lennox Hotel Miami Beach

Lennox Hotel facade

Lennox Hotels, the team behind Lennox Hotel Miami Beach – the intimate, bold luxury boutique hotel set to debut in the heart of the area’s historic district, has released the first set of photographs showcasing the property’s upscale furnishings and interiors. Once the Peter Miller Hotel built in 1936 and a Collins Avenue landmark, CEO of Lennox Hotels, Diego Agnelli,…

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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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‘The First Roma Dolce’ Patisserie-themed Boutique Hotel Opens in Rome

The First Roma Dolce

‘The First Roma Dolce’ by The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, a new patisserie-themed boutique hotel on Via del Corso is now open. Housed within a 19th-Century palazzo designed by neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier, who is renowned for his elliptical layout of Piazza del Popolo, the 23 suites and guestrooms combine the city’s architectural heritage with state-of-the-art modernity by designer Studio…

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Banwa Private Island Opens in Palawan, Philippines

banwa private island

After 10 years in the making, the long-awaited opening of Banwa Private Island has made its debut in the Northern Palawan region of the Philippines. The ultra-exclusive resort becomes one of the world’s most lavish private island retreats with a price tag of $100,000 per night. The 15-acre private island is comprised of six beach-front villas, twelve garden rooms and…

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