People often forget the Azores when booking a holiday but in recent years the archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The incredible islands have an unbelievable amount to offer and are one of Europe’s most breathtaking natural havens. The Furnas Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers visitors a stunning experience to connect with nature and to truly relax.
Located on the São Miguel Island, in the valley of the Furnas, which is the area with the most concentrated thermal waters in Europe, the Furnas Boutique Hotel is truly a remarkable luxury experience bathed in the peace and tranquillity of nature.
The interior design is reflective of the relaxation you will experience during your stay. The beautiful combination of modern and traditional influences creates a stunning balance and helps visitors to find their zen whilst connecting to nature. The use of an earthy and down-to-earth palette of greys and browns as well as the stone elements truly integrates the Furnas Boutique Hotel into its surroundings.
The Hotel offers a wide range of experiences for each type of traveller. From the adventure and sports enthusiasts to nature lovers, there is something to do for everyone.
The Furnas Boutique Hotel also has its stunning À Terra restaurant. The natural fruits of nature and the rustic lifestyle inspire the incredible food here. With a menu boasting plates that will bring you the most delicious aromas, textures and tastes.
The Thermal Spa at this luxury boutique hotel must not be overlooked. This is the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the true tranquillity of the island. The Furnas Boutique Hotel boasts both an outdoor and indoor thermal experience pools.
Of course they also have a sauna and Turkish bath as well as a luxuriously wide range of spa treatments from exfoliations, massages, hidromassages and even reflexology. This spa leaves nothing to be desired and you will leave completely relaxed.
When booking your next holiday to Europe do not forget to take a look at what the Azores has to offer and in particular the Furnas Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take everything in and unwind.
This week we bring you an incredible array of 5 of our favourite design hotelsin London. From a range of different styles and design focus these hotels are the perfect place to stay for the design lover.
This hotel offers beautiful designed luxury rooms: you can choose within Parisian queen, Luxury Double, Directors Double, Luxury suite, Signature suite, Top suite or „Mews“. Stunning design of each room together will make you feel like in design Blakes sets the standard. Tastefully done rooms offer maximum design experience and the impeccable service will make you feel like you definitely need to come again.
Of you belong to lovers of art and design, this hotel is probably the best choice. The new-format Boundary building located in East London’s Shoreditch includes three restaurants and bars; 12 individually designed guest bedrooms, plus five suites; a small British food store; and a bakery. The most impressive is surely dedicating each from 17 stylish rooms to be inspired by one of world-known artist/designer, from Bauhaus to Le Corbusier.
Situated in the heart of London‘s theathe district, Haymarket Hotel is very popular for its unique location. Trafalgar square, the National Gallery, or St. James’s park are easy reach by foot just in few minutes What dominates in Haymarket Hotel is definitely bold, moderm minimalism including conpemporary design elements.Whether you would like to go shopping on Mayfair, Regent Street or Jermyn Street, the location of Haymarket Hotel comparing with the rest it’s just incomparable.
A luxury 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington. An iconic, traditional and romantic place to spend with your spouse. All of that and even mroe you can experience in The Pelham Hotel, one of the most luxury hotels in the fabulous surroundings of The Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum and Harrods.
The Soho Hotel
The most luxury hotel in the Soho district of central London. Choose one of 85 guestrooms and suites or one of eight private apartments Unusually large rooms with floor-to-ceiling warehouse-style windows will let you fully enjoy sunrise. British style is firmly founded on top-notch furnishings and materials deployed in an artful combination and a plethora of styles, colors, and patterns.
London’s hotels are among the best in the world, with a style and class all of their own. I will present you the best hotels in London. If you want an unforgetable hotel experience, choose between this top 15 design hotels in London.
The Charlotte Street Hotel, which opened in 2000, plays a vital role in the buzzing local area providing the perfect set for relaxed business, old friends meeting for lunch, or just a few drinks on the terrace after a hard day.
15 Charlotte Street North Soho London W1T 1RJ United Kingdom
Surrounded by 21 theaters, the Covent Garden Hotel is directly in the center of London’s entertainment district, only a short walk to Soho and the Royal Opera House. In the midst of so much drama, the design hotel certainly holds its own, providing delights to match any West End show.
Clean lines meet sharp angles and sculptural forms in this minimalist, 80-room creation – La Suite West. The stark temple of black and white offers guests a serene retreat in the heart of London’s West End, just few minutes from Paddington, Notting Hill, and the Royal Parks.
41-51 Inverness Terrace W2 3JN London United Kingdom
Only the corresponding house number suggests that the white-stucco Victorian terrace situated just steps from London’s major museums and Harrods is the hotel Number Sixteen and not an upscale private residence.
16 Sumner Place South Kensington London SW7 3EG United Kingdom
The first “deluxe hotel” in the Soho district of central London. Following the site’s demolition, fresh construction was undertaken and an entirely new hotel building, architecturally sympathetic to the original red-brick structure, has replaced it.
4 Richmond Mews (Off Dean Street) London W1D 3DH United Kingdom
Just 2 minutes from the Bethnal Green tube station, with ideal connections to West London and the city’s financial district, the beautifully restored establishment elegantly incorporates contemporary interior restructuring into the elegant period property – an ideal space for any business or luxury traveller.
The 10 Best Design Hotels in London – London’s boutique hotels are among the best in the world, with a style and class all of their own. Hotel interior designs from the best hotel interior designers. It’s time to discover the best luxury travel of Britain. Here we showcase the top 10 London design hotels for an unforgetable hotel experience.
Designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel, who is known globally for her striking interiors, this little gem of a couture hotel is all grandeur and exoticism, a tempting fusion of east meets west behind a black Victorian facade. Polished mirrors throw rich walnut tones around the lobby in a display of decadence and drama. Blake’s has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and each of the 47 rooms takes its cue from a different far-off land. At Blake’s privacy and sumptuousness are assured.
Location: Roland Gardens, South Kensington, SW7
What’s the edge: The critically acclaimed basement restaurant is a magnet for some of the world’s most famous actors and designers.
In the heart of London’s media neighbourhood north of Soho, an area brimming with bars, restaurants and scenes of vibrant urban life, the Charlotte Street Hotel plays a vital role in the buzz – providing the perfect set piece for relaxation. This is another of Kit Kemp’s ‘modern English’ properties, with wood-panelled rooms with French fireplaces and high windows that let light flood in. Individually decorated rooms feature sumptuously patterned fabrics and bespoke wallpaper print inspired by an 18th century Hogarth Press woodcut.
Location: Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, W1
What’s the edge: A specially commissioned tableau depicting scenes of 21st century London adorns the ground floor bar and restaurant.
Boundary in East London’s Shoreditch is certainly a hotel for lovers of art and design. Located among the area’s plentiful galleries and studios, Boundary acts as a hub for the community and is a celebration of fine art and taste for the urbane traveller. Each of the 17 stylish rooms is inspired by a celebrated designer or design movement, from Bauhaus to Le Corbusier, while the five duplex suites range from modern Dickensian to Chinoserie, boasting private outdoor balconies with impressive city views.
Location: Boundary St, Shoreditch, E2
What’s the edge: Located in Shoreditch’s thriving gallery scene, the Boundary pays homage to 20th century design and a buzzing local community.
This luxury boutique design hotel is one of the most cutting edge in the capital and must be seen to be believed. As one of the most high tech hotels in the city, expect an adults-only, ultra-modern hideaway set in an historic and remarkable Georgian townhouse, all overlooking an award-winning private garden. Located on a leafy street garden square bordering Belgravia, this London design hotel is just steps from Buckingham Palace and is the perfect place to relax and recharge.
Location: Eccleston Square, Belgravia, SW1
What’s the edge: ‘As cool as a cold, crisp pillow and a G&T with plenty of ice’, this is certainly one for tech modernists with a touch of classic class.
Haymarket Hotel fuses bold modern minimalism and solid contemporary design elements with a classic regency setting in an ultra-central location in the heart of London’s theatre district. The Haymarket was extensively remodelled by Tim and Kit Kemp and now comprises 50 rooms and one exclusive luxury townhouse property. All feature granite and oak bathrooms and the best in luxury finish. The Haymarket’s façade was designed by legendary master architect John Nash, who developed most of Regency London, including Buckingham Palace and nearby Trafalgar Square, and features a striking row of columns running the length of Suffolk Place. Interiors are ‘modern English’, with clean, airy spaces and spectacular lighting schemes, highlighted by handpicked antiques, rich textures and bold colours.
Location: Suffolk Place, Westminster, SW1
What’s the edge: The private townhouse offers luxury living on a large scale with direct access to the hotel’s services and facilities.
The Knightsbridge Hotel boasts a classic British aesthetic, each room filled with a modern English style of clean neutrals and bold colours, all just steps from Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The drawing room, lobby and library of this London design hotel are adorned with original artworks by significant British artists and art lovers will go wild for the Carol Sinclair sculptures that rise from the floor. But the art doesn’t overshadow designer Kit Kemp’s signature mix of patterns, fabrics and furniture styles, all set off with African touches and a jazzy contrast of stripes, florals and geometric shapes.
Location: Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW3
What’s the edge: The relaxing drawing room and library with a fully stocked honesty bar.
The private and distinctive Pelham is a blend of country cottage and smart townhouse located in South Kensington, between Chelsea and Hyde Park. The property draws inspiration from the surrounding museums, antique shops and art dealers, revealing the rich and vibrant atmosphere of the area. Beyond the porticoed façade is a blend of freshness and modernity, with richly decorated rooms of fine detail, large original oil paintings and carefully chosen antique furnishings. The wood-panelled mahogany library is the place for a relaxing cognac and, like the eclectic drawing room, features a period fireplace.
Location: Cromwell Place, South Kensington, SW7
What’s the edge: The daring use of distinct and bold fabrics, some even covering the walls, creates a surprising elegance.
The Sanctum Soho oozes edgy glamour and artsy, bohemian style in both design and atmosphere. The 30 individual rooms range from crash pad to penthouse apartment with four distinct mood schemes developed by designer Lesley Purcell ranging from sexy and masculine, streamlined silver, sensual, and exotic. In the lobby you’ll find ‘living artworks’ with scattered gothic elements providing antique class.
Location: Warwick St, Soho, W1
What’s the edge: As a homage to Soho’s artistry and bohemia, the Sanctum integrates art and individuality into its design.
The Soho Hotel is the first ‘deluxe’ hotel in the Soho district of central London, with 85 guestrooms and suites and eight private apartments. Modern English interiors feature solid granite and oak and British artwork plays a vital role in the interiors. The hotel exterior gives a nod to its original red brick exterior, yet inside its eclectic and contemporary, with some rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling warehouse-style windows.
The former Bethnal Green Town Hall has been beautifully restored, incorporating contemporary interiors into the elegant period building in east London. The art deco entrance halls sweeping marble staircase and glass domed ceiling certainly make a statement, while 98 guestrooms and apartments are individually furnished in clean, contemporary style with the most advanced technology. Add to that Michelin-starred dining, a gorgeous cocktail bar and full-length swimming pool and you have just the ticket.
Location: Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2
What’s the edge: Loh Lik Peng’s first project outside of Asia is a standout addition to the London hotel scene, offering modern luxury in a landmark building.
These are, beyond any question, the guestrooms of our dreams. Glamourous and super comfy, these suites certainly aren’t cheap, but will provide you the best time of rest. You know what they say: You’ll feel like a princess and sleep like a baby.
Check the short top 10 list of the luxury suites that we found in London.