A totally original hotel concept that brings art to everyone,  not just the guests

21c Museum Hotel, Louisville

21c Hotels is the creation of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, who wanted to express their passion ...


Reflecting on the past while boldly and imaginatively embracing the future – this is Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

One of the best ways to honor an historic building, while expanding it for 21st century use, is ...


The Balmoral — the "Grand Dame" of Edinburgh for over 110 years... and still counting

The Balmoral

We love historic buildings, and when they achieve milestones, we celebrate along with them. The Balmoral is known ...


Las Vegas gets sophisticated on an international scale in the uber-luxurious Palazzo

The Venetian & Palazzo Casino Resort

Venice wasn’t built in a day – nor was Las Vegas, now over 100 years old. However, the ...


Once inside the Champagne Lounge, it will be difficult to leave this dramatic space

Threadneedles Hotel

Threadneedles Hotel is a slice of architectural heaven. The 19th century building was originally a Victorian banking hall; ...


The Conservatorium — modern hospitality within the context of a local historic landmark


Once again we delight in learning of a hotel conversion from a formerly unrelated use. The Conservatorium Hotel ...


A famous Swiss brewery is recast as the distinctively hip B2 Boutique  Hotel

B2 Boutique Hotel & Spa

It would seem to us that a hotel born from a brewery would have a “spirited” personality and ...


A famous 19th century hotel on the Left Bank renews its legacy in true artistic fashion


L’Hotel is one very special place to stay in Paris. It has a history as a hotel for ...


Unbridled imagination that knows no limits, debuting for Andaz in Amsterdam

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Amsterdam is a great European city that has always encouraged the creative spirit and individuality. In design and ...


The greening of sports and entertainment at LA Live starts with the Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angles became re-ignited with the development of the hugely successful sports and entertainment complex, LA Live. ...

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An iresistable transformation from factory to urban boutique, the Wythe Hotel

Wythe Hotel

Brooklyn is experiencing a renaissance, and we couldn’t be more excited! It has a rich architectural heritage and ...


The absolutely beautiful and world-famous Biltmore Pool

The Biltmore Coral Gables

The Biltmore began as the dream of developer George Merrick to create a lavish Mediterranean style castle in ...


Over 30,000 of these beautiful blue and white tiles grace the walls of Palacio Belmonte

Palacio Belmonte

Palacio Belmonte is the oldest palace in Lisbon and has, over several centuries, evolved into one of Portugal’s, ...

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The historic Galleries Des Gobelins, the place to see and be seen — then and now

Plaza Athenee

The Plaza Athenee opened its doors in 1913 and was considered one of the finest hotels in Paris. ...


A totally original experience in 21st century urban hospitality — Hotel Americano

Hotel Americano

There is truly no place on earth like New York City. It is a city with one of ...


The lounge that shows off the best of French interior design at Le Maurice

Le Meurice

In 1771 postmaster Charles-Augustin Meurice launched his career as a hotelier when he opened an inn in Calais, ...


The Hotel Bel-Air's legacy is recaptured as it raises its own bar on design and luxury

Hotel Bel-Air

In 1920 savvy developer Alphonzo Bell purchased 600 acres of prime virgin land in Southern California, north of ...


A very special slice of New York Art Deco glamour, recast as the Chatwal

The Chatwal

It was the late 19th century, and American theater was alive and well in New York City. A ...

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A respectful merging of local  Irish heritage with the boldness of 21st century design

The Ice House

Ireland’s Ice House hotel has a wonderful history. It is the site of a former ice storage facility ...


The Winter Garden — the soul of the Landmark London and a standout atrium space

Landmark London Hotel

Elite travel in the late 19th century was made possible by the steam railway. In every major city ...


The elegant architecture and refined detailing of the Neoclassical Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg

Palais Coburg, or Palais Sachsen-Coburg, is named after the Duke Ferdinand Georg August von Sachsen-Coburg for whom the ...

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Fine dining at Palazzo Manfredi along side a rather famous neighbor

Palazzo Manfredi

Palazzo Manfredi has a very special address in Rome. To say that it is surrounded by history is ...


Spend the night with an icon of architecture at the Seven Stars Galleria Milano

Seven Stars Galleria

We are longtime fans of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (the “Galleria”) in Milan. It is a late ...


1960s London is transformed at 45 Park Lane, taking the art of design to a new level

45 Park Lane

It is a dream project for any design professional — to convert a classic office building from the 1960s to ...


Cesar Ritz's extraordinary vision of classic luxury lives on in the St. Regis Grand Rome

St. Regis Grand Rome

The year was 1893. The city was Rome. The hotel was the Grand Hotel, and it was created ...


It's all about the views at the Standard High Line —  to and from the Hudson River

The Standard High Line

The Standard High Line hotel pays tribute to Postmodernism, whose architectural roots go back over 70 years. There ...


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The Brooklyn Museum

One of New York City’s great historical monuments, the Brooklyn Museum, was originally a library and one of ...


The Dramatic Domed Preston Bradely Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center

Classical architecture can never be too rich or too big. Especially if it is a public library. We see ...


Old meets new and hit it off at the multi award-winning Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

In 2011, the Town Hall Hotel & Apartments opened to acclaim as a rare pairing of both historic ...


The Florentine villa that hosted the Pope, Italian kings, and the stars of the day

Villa le Maschere

Villa le Maschere, or Villa of the Masks, has a celebrated history spanning over 5 centuries. Fortunately, there ...

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The graceful beauty of the Palacio's entrance gate increases the closer you get to it

Tivoli Palacio de Seteais

In 1783 a successful and powerful Dutch businessman, Daniel Gildemeester, relocates to Portugal and builds himself a palace. ...

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A restoration of presidential proportions recaptures the legacy of the Jefferson DC

The Jefferson DC

In 1923 a star was born in America’s political capital. It was the Jefferson Apartment Building on 16th ...

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The lobby of a 19th century bank is now the lobby of Berlin's exclusive Hotel de Rome

Hotel de Rome

Nothing beats a bank turned hotel. There are grand lobbies with heavy pillars, whether structurally required or not, ...


The immediate richness of the historic entrance resonates at the Shelbourne

The Shelbourne Dublin

The Shelbourne has been a hotel since 1824 and is an Irish national landmark. Named after William Petty, 2nd ...


Making waves in Chicago's skyline, at the Radisson Blu Aqua

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

The contemporary Radisson Blu Aqua is a breath of fresh air in hotel design. It is located in ...


Making an entrance at the New York Palace

The New York Palace

The New York Palace Hotel began as a late 19th century residence for the successful financier Henry Villard. ...


Chicago's famous Blackstone Hotel retains its rightful place in history for a new generation

Blackstone Chicago Hotel

The Blackstone Hotel has everything that we look for in an historic accommodation. It has a rich building ...


The glorious reception area of Abbaye de la Bussiere

Abbaye de la Bussiere

Abbaye de la Bussiere has a long and well documented history with land records dating as far back ...


The show-stopping entrance to the Hammam at Ciragan Palace

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Ciragan Palace is a treasure of Turkish heritage that was almost lost at one time to fire and ...


The extraordinary Sale della Musica at Relais Santa Croce

Relais Santa Croce

Once the Florentine home of the Marquis Baldinucci, a Vatican treasurer, the palace is now the absolutely gorgeous ...

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An uplifting perspective from the great Atrium at Nobis Hotel, Stockholm

Nobis Hotel

Nobis Hotel is an exciting addition to the luxury hotel market in Stockholm. It is located in the ...


The Mandarin's modern lobby is enhanced by its window-walls and garden views

Mandarin Oriental Paris

In 2011, Mandarin Oriental established a new home in Paris and continues to distinguish itself as a distinctive, ...


The magnificent and absolutely breathtaking lobby of the Danieli

Hotel Danieli

The Hotel Danieli enjoys a rich history dating to the late 14th century. A palazzo was built on ...


,A bold addition embraces a new generation of resort lovers at the famed Dolder Grand

The Dolder Grand

Since its opening in 1899, the “Dolder Grand Hotel & Curhaus” soon become the destination for relaxation and ...


The bold and the beautiful historic hall at Leon's Place, Rome

Leon’s Place

 Leon’s Place is a small Neoclassic building, dating from the 19th century, located in one of Central Rome’s ...


The naturally beautiful and notably sustainable Bardessono


Bardessono is the remarkable creation of its owner and developer, Phil Sherbourne. Sherbourne, an early supporter of environmentally-responsible ...

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Upward views through the soaring Atrium that is the heart of the Silken Gran Domine

Silken Gran Domine Bilbao

Modern architecture in Spain knows no bounds. It is free and fearless, both in its new buildings and ...


The palazzo's interiors take an Eastern approach in the Moroccan-inspired Coppola Suite

Palazzo Margherita

Palazzo Margherita is a late 19th century Italian palazzo located in Italy’s Southern region of Basilicata. Once belonging to ...

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Centuries of history as seen from the heart of L'Orto Angeli — the Hanging Garden

L’Orto Degli Angeli

A stay at L’Orto Degli Angeli, or the Garden of the Angels, offers a rare and intimate journey ...

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A grand entrance to One Aldwych and a lobby designed to keep you there

One Aldwych

One Aldwych is a contemporary luxury hotel that enjoys a great location in London’s Covent Garden. It occupies ...


The Duke of Monmouth Suite overflows with historic character in a context of luxury


Hazlitt’s, a small boutique hotel in London’s Soho Square, absolutely overflows with character. Named after essayist William Hazlitt, ...


Once a medieval  fortress, now a romantic luxury retreat —  Castello di Vicarello

Castello di Vicarello

Castello di Vicarello is a small 12th century castle perfectly sited on a hilltop in Tuscany, Italy. It has ...

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A modern approach to nature in the award-winning Bergoase Spa at Tschuggen Grand

Tschuggen Grand Hotel

The history of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel begins as a late 19th century summer-only wellness retreat located about ...


Dress for success, dine right, and close the deal at STOCK Restaurant

Trump International Hotel Toronto

The Trump Collection comes to Toronto, as it does in any city, in a big way:a dominant presence, ...


Hotel Georgia - Historic sitting room

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a star reborn. When its opened in 1927, was the place to stay in ...


Palafitte - Close-up balcony

Hotel Palafitte

This little slice of heaven is Europe’s first luxury hotel built over a body of water. Elevated on piles ...


Palace Hotel - Garden Court Today - Restaurant

The Palace San Francisco

The Palace has been a San Francisco icon since its debut in 1875. This Beaux Arts beauty was ...


Pestana Palace - Exterior approach

Pestana Palace

Pestana Palace, formerly Valle Flor Palace, was once home to a successful cocoa producer and member of parliament. ...


The main salon of Hotel Sacher is a standout space and speaks to the glory of Vienna

Hotel Sacher

Eduard Sacher opened the Hotel Sacher for business in 1876. He was the son of the creator of ...


Gansevoort Park - Lobby

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC

New York City’s traditional Park Avenue community has a new neighbor. The Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC is a ...


Peacock Alley

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2012 with a $20 million restoration, the Fairmont Copley Plaza remains one of ...


Intercontinental Le Grand - Lobby

Intercontinental Paris – le Grand

The Paris-le Grand, an Intercontinental Heritage hotel, is indeed worthy of its name. It debuted in 1862 and ...


Dylan Hotel - Restaurant

Dylan Hotel

The Dylan Hotel occupies a site where two 17th century theater stages once stood. The first theater was ...


Casa Fuster - Exterior Facade

Casa Fuster

Casa Fuster is named after Mariano Fuster, a prominent figure in Mallorcan society. In 1908 he hired Catalan ...


Designers take a modern approach in a landmark with centuries of historic context

Caro Hotel

Valencia, Spain, has just debuted its first hotel within an historic landmark. This is the Caro Hotel, or ...


The Millenium Biltmore - Lobby

Millenium Biltmore Hotel

It is rare to find an architectural treasure in Southern California equal to the Millenium Biltmore Hotel. The ...


Banke Hotel-Lobby

Banke Hotel

The early 20th century Banke Hotel is a visual feast. It enjoys a great location in Paris’s Opera ...


Alma Berlin - Lobby

Hotel Alma Berlin

Tucked away, in Berlin’s exclusive residential neighborhood of Grunewald, is a well-preserved former German palace that is now ...


A brilliant interplay of antiquity and 21st century luxury resonate at Augustine, in Prague

Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Like history and the architecture that defines it? Go to Prague. Like many design periods and styles but ...

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Shangri-La Hotel - La Bauhina Restaurant from above

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

The Shangri-La Hotel brand continues its legacy of Eastern-influenced, refined luxury with a new address in Paris. Originally ...


Punta Tragara - Exterior and Views

Punta Tragara

Growing out from the rocks of Capri is a most unusual private residence that brought the modern movement ...

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Hotel Lautner - Guest Unit

Hotel Lautner

This is a most unique place to stay and a time capsule to mid-century design and culture in ...


Villa Feltrinelli - Bedroom

Grand Hotel Villa Feltrinelli

It was the dream of Italian lumber magnate Faustino Feltrinelli to build a summer home on the shore ...

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Corinthia London - Lobby

Corinthia Hotel London

Originally built in 1883, the former Metropole Hotel catered to royalty, stars of the day, and visiting dignitaries. ...