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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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Escape to the Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel in Mallorca, Spain

Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel

Port de Sóller is one of the last destinations in Mallorca that strikes an ideal balance between catering to the island’s annual throng of visitors and maintaining a deeply authentic mood. Here, even during the height of summer, streets are quiet, the vibe is sleepy and an overriding sense of village life prevails. An ideal location then for Bikini Island…

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Istoria, Santorini’s New 12 Suite Hideaway Design Hotel

istoria santorini storia suite

Set across from Perivolos Beach, a seaside stretch on Santorini’s south east coast, Istoria is fantasy turned reality. A new spin on the Greek beachside hotel, the property absorbs the best of the location’s bustle, while interjecting its own aura of peace amongst 12 pure suites. Just beyond the estate lies a 3km stretch of black sand—the result of an…

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Perianth Hotel – A neo-modernist masterpiece opens in Athens

Perianth Hotel guestroom

Originally built in the 1930s, the Perianth Hotel’s gray facade belongs to Athens’ interwar modern movement, classified as ‘Streamline Modern’, thanks to its combination of linear and curved elements. Here, local heroes K-Studio (previous projects include Scorpios beach club in Mykonos, Barbouni restaurant, and the residential Plane House), have taken the building’s inherent trapezoid shape as the guiding inspiration. As…

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Hotel St. George Opens in Helsinki, Finland

Hotel St George lobby

The heart of Helsinki sets the stage for the capital’s newest landmark–Hotel St. George. Set in an historic building just across from the Old Church Park, and rooted in a thriving neighborhood, the 153-room hotel, which opened May 2nd, is a re-imagination of the ‘grand hotel’ in the most contemporary sense. With a concept and script that combines various elements…

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