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.
We present Amazing Boutique Hotels and Suites to inspire commercial architects and interior designers. Fashion designers have come a long way from just making your wardrobe in vogue; many have branched off to create a name in home furnishings, accessories and, more ambitiously, high-fashion boutique hotels. All over the world, trendy jetsetters have been checking into hotels primarily due to the star designer behind the décor — from Versace Luxury Hotel in Australia, Moschino’s Milan Maison to Boca do Lobo for Infante De Sagres in Portugal. Flaunting decadent amenities and fine attention to design detail, these hotels are destined to visually woo and personally pamper. You can bet they’re all pretty stylish so commercial architects and interior designer will wind fome frest ides for sure.
The Palazzo Versace, meaning Versace Palace, is a luxury hotel located on the Southport Spit at Main Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Soheil Abedian of the Sunland Group visited the House of Versace in 1997 to propose the idea of a Versace branded hotel. He claims Palazzo Versace Gold Coast to be the first fashion-branded hotel. On his reasons for approaching Versace, Abedian says “Gianni Versace was a lover of architecture in the first place, a person who used in his fashion all the elements of the Baroque style. Also, Versace was the only fashion house at the time that had a home collection and everything that a hotel needed from the porcelain to cutlery, pillows to fabric.” The main building was designed by chief architect Rocco Magnoli in Postmodern architecture style in a broad interpretation of Neoclassical architecture. In September 2000, Palazzo Versace opened its doors and created a new luxury address on a historic site in Southern Queensland on the edge of the Gold Coast Broad water.
Palazzo Versace is inspired by the opulent palaces of Europe and the classic architecture of Roman times. Versace gave the hotel design his magic touch: its driveway is the second largest pebble mosaic in the world; the foyer’s chandelier was imported from the State Library of Milan; and there’s more than $11.5 million worth of Italian-imported marble. The hotel on Queensland’s Gold Coast features 200 rooms and suites, all decked out in Versace homeware and accessories, such as a private bar featuring Versace crystal and coffee-making facility comprising Versace china. Additionally, there’s private butler service for all rooms, three restaurants, five pools, a manmade beach, a spa (Aurora, one of Australia’s largest) and, as you would imagine, a Versace boutique. Don’t ever want to leave? Visitors can buy one of the 72 luxury condominiums.
At the heart of London’s Mayfair, Claridge’s luxury hotel is perfectly situated for the West End, stylish shopping districts, leafy Royal parks and thriving business centres. The timeless glamour of Claridge’s is the result of more than a century of collaboration with some of the world’s most respected and influential designers.
The hotel’s original plan was developed by CW Stephens, the architect responsible for Harrods. Claridge’s art deco transformation took place in the 1920s and 30s. Created in one of the most exciting eras of design – the art deco period, in Claridge’s Harrods architect mixed the natural forms of Art Nouveau with modern influences of Cubism and Futurism. The bold lines and sweeping curves of the style give Claridge’s its unmistakable air of timeless elegance. Claridge’s invited art deco pioneer Basil Lonides to re-design the restaurant and several suites. His magnificent engraved glass screens still adorn the restaurant today. By 1929 the hotel was a world-renowned showcase for top British designers. Oswald Milne designed a new main entrance, removing the original awkward carriage drive. A façade of Roman stone and jazz moderne mirrored foyer completed Claridge’s new look. The grand success of the art deco redesign inspired a much larger project. In the early 1930s Milne added an extension to the east side of Claridge’s. With its simple cubic outline, the tall brick block stands in both contrast and harmony with the main hotel building. Inside, Milne created a fine suite of reception rooms and guestrooms furnished with smart, eclectic style. The additions were widely praised in the press. In 1996, Claridge’s embarked on a major design restoration. Inspired by archive photographs from the 1930s, New York-based designer Thierry Despont made over the Foyer area in modern art deco style. The centrepiece of the space is a stunning, up-to-the minute Dale Chihuly chandelier. David Collins was invited to create the new Claridge’s Bar, while Thierry Despont went on to create Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s. Claridge’s entered the 21st century in a dramatically modern art deco style.
Claridge’s continued to innovate over the past decated resulting in the rooftop apartments that were redeveloped in the early 1990s by Veere Grenney. A series of collaborations with David Collins and Thierry Despont added flourishes to the Claridge’s Bar, the restaurant and several suites in the 1990s. Twenty rooms and suites launched in 2010 were the first interiors projects in the distinguished career of Diane von Furstenberg. The Ballroom, French Salon and Drawing Rooms were restored by noted architect Guy Oliver – our consultant for over 20 years. He has preserved the original features, while applying the very latest technologies. In 2012, we completed 25 suites that bear the name of David Linley, one of Britain’s most respected designers and craftsmen. The results combine glorious Victorian and glamorous art deco design with modern flourishes.
Concept Hotel Maison Moschino
Maison Moschino is a unique boutique hotel in Milan! Designer-inspired hotel have been established in 2010. Maison Moschino Milan is a 65-room hotel inside a 1840s Neo-classical railway station. Just like the brand’s whimsical, haute-couture designs, the hotel is all about fairy tales and fanciful fantasy. Once you enter, you’re greeted by puffy-cloud light fixtures, white lamb chair and lit gowns. Not one room is alike, and the design comes straight from surreal, avant-garde dreams: tree branches serve as bedposts, vines climb across a striped wall and a red gown constitutes a headboard. The Little Red Riding Hood Room has a patterned and stuffed wolf awaiting, while Alice’s Room beckons with a giant coffee cup in a twisted reality. Creativity here is an understatement.
All Concept Hotel Maison Moschino interiors were done by the Moschino Creative team. The hotel interior reflects Moschino’s distinctive style where the ordinary world is painted with a brush of surrealism with each room projecting a fairy tale theme.
In 2009, Italian brand Missoni took a huge gamble by opening a hotel in not-typically-fashionable Edinburgh and definitely made a right decision. Hotel became one of the most popular and fully booked in the city. The design hotel pays tribute to the brand’s fashion and interiors sensibility (e.g. geometric prints) that blends with function, form and service. Hotel Missoni Edinburgh’s success led the brand’s creative director and Rezidor Hotel Group’s CEO and president to partner in another atypical location: Kuwait.
Travelers in both hotels can expect stylish suites, complimentary minibars stocked with Italian favorites (like Peroni and Pelligrino), Nespresso machines in their suites, staff in custom-made uniforms (zig-zag kilts in Edinburgh; striped-dash dash in Kuwait) and a restaurant (Cucina) featuring personal recipes from Rosita Missoni herself. In the nearest future Hotel Missoni plans to open 30 more properties, including Brazil (2013), Oman (2013) and Mauritius (2014).
Situated in Porto’s UNESCO Heritage city centre this five-star hotel features a spa centre with massage facilities and a fine dining restaurant. The soundproofed rooms of the Hotel Infante De Sagres combine neo-baroque and custom-made furniture. The Well-appointed rooms and suites at Infante de Sagres offer the perfect urban retreat in Porto, combining original antiques, a superb collection of modern works of art and custom-designed furniture. Throughout the hotel, a classic Europeans sensibility mixes with the best contemporary design – a harmonious blend that results in a comfortable, luxurious and unforgettable stay.
Fine dining and a broad list of Douro and Port wines can be enjoyed at the Boca do Lobo Restaurant. The award-winning chef prepares a fusion of contemporary dishes focusing on fresh and local ingredientes.
No surprise why Boca do Lobo took their chance to leave one more “signature” in this luxury design hotel – design “Boca do Lobo suite” – a unique concept suite where hotel visitors will be able for feel and touch the spirit of Boca do Lobodesign pieces. Despite that this projects is still under the development we give you opportunity to take a glance to this amazing project visualizations and present you some furniture pieces and handmade vintage lamps of Boca do Lobo partner Delightfull that the final visitors will be able to find there.
Milan has always been a rich and important city. It has always been a place full of various famous artists and offers a particular assortment of churches, buildings and monuments. Is also an economic powerhouse and is constantly re-inventing itself by adding new, often avant-garde buildings to its already impressive cityscape.
Italy’s most fashionable city and one of the richest cities in Europe but it also holds several historic and artistic attractions, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House. So you must stay in the best design hotels and in Milan you will find the best of boutique hotels.
The Straf Hotel is a fusion of Italian fashion, original design and elegance. It combines minimalist design and classic Italian architecture. It is located only a few steps from the Duomo cathedral, places guests at the core of Milan, moments from the fashionable Via Montenapoleone, the shopping districts and La Scala Opera house.
Blending recycled materials into new surroundings in a concept that shakes up the interior of a 19th century Milan palazzo, architect and artist Vincenzo de Cotiis has achieved his goal of creating a visually striking alternative to standard hotel interior design.
Hotel Boscolo Milano
The Hotel Boscolo Milano is an original merging of Italian elegance, art and style. It expresses a new 5 Star concept in the relationship between luxury and modernism. Designed to be a reference point for visitors to the city of Milan, it is also a meeting place for the Milanese: 50% of the area is open to the public, as the city comes into the Boscolo Hotel.
Armani Hotels and Resort The Armani Hotel and Resort in Milan exudes the Armani style and philosophy defines every detail of the 95 guestrooms and suites. Each element has been personally designed by Giorgio Armani and chosen for sculptural, aesthetic and sensual qualities. Milan Armani hotel is the favorite place of fashion models, photographs and designers.
The dreamy Maison Moschino was housed in a 19th century neoclassical railway station, in the heart of Milan. It entices guests in a fairytale world with sophisticated decors that invite you to dream. The arresting boutique hotel features rooms such as the Little Red Riding Hood, Life is a Bed of Roses, Alice’s Room or The Ribbon, each of them with its own distinctive story and magical ambiance. Everything oozes the unmistakable signature of Moschino brand, so famous for its innovative, eccentric style.
Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts
Located on a private street between Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, La Scala and the Accademia di Brera, in a tastefully renovated 18th-century Milanese palazzo is the Bvlgari Hotel Milan, decorated in a refined yet welcoming atmosphere, an expression of the constant attention to detail for which Bulgari is famous.
One such space is the Bulgari Hotel’s 4,000-square-meter private garden, a natural extension of the nearby Botanical Garden, a restorative oasis of serenity and relaxation in the midst of Milan’s busy pace.
Located in just off the Piazza del Duomo, near the Galleria and the Scala opera house, in the center of Milan’s shopping and commercial district. The Gray is representative of a new movement toward modern, daringly designed hotels. It is a modern design playground, starting with the swing, a pink mattress suspended from the ceiling in front of the reception desk.
Brera Apartments is a luxury hotel in Milan, located in the very core of the historical and cultural Brera district, after which the hotel is named. Each of the apartments offers a piece of privacy in the middle of the bustling, vibrant city of Milan, styled with pristine white interiors and accessorised with sleek contemporary furnishings that emphasise the hotel’s cool, metropolitan edge.