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.
Once bleak and ignored, Downtown LA is now peppered with these islands of creative cool. Design and cuisine, too, are undergoing transformations, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art undergoing a major 10-year expansion, to the new Broad Museum with some 2,000 contemporary works, to a bubbling up of delicious ethnic foods—Mexican, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indian, Guatemalan, and El Salvadorian—that has recently prompted LA to be called the best food city in America.
Below find a list of Top 10 Design Hotels selection of boutique and luxury Los Angeles hotels.
For a stylish and luxurious oceanside getaway, the Shangri-La is mighty close to perfection. The exterior of this recently renovated boutique overlooking the Pacific evokes an elegant ocean liner, and the dazzling pool and lounge area pick up on the maritime theme. The rooms are interesting and pristine, with an Art Deco touches and luxury.
This small, intimate Santa Monica hotel has a relaxed, low-key feel unmatched by its luxury rivals. The rooms are as beautifully decorated. Up-to-date electronics and thoughtful design touches hit just the right luxury beach-cottage vibe.
Location: Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California
Categories: Boutique, Historic, Romantic, Value
This tiny, 43-room boutique makes up in style. The unique Chinoiserie and Parisian-inspired rooms, cozy lobby bar (with nightly absinthe happy hours), and central Beverly Hills location lure in a loyal crowd.
Location: Beverly Hills/Bel Air, Los Angeles, California
Categories: Boutique, Luxury, Party
This design-heavy, 110-room Beverly Hills boutique just three blocks from Rodeo Drive offers richly furnished rooms with Sferra linens, a Dean-and-Deluca-stocked mini bar, and CO Bigelow toiletries — plus a guest-only rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree city views.
It’s a matter of taste. The hotel’s bohemianism — think hipsters and distressed fixtures — will appeal to some but not others. You get a completely modern, truly unique boutique with large suites (many with kitchens) and a lovely rooftop pool.
After being restored to its former glory, this 74-room Sunset Strip landmark channels the glamour of old Hollywood. The service is impeccable: Front desk clerks address guests by name, white-jacketed waiters glide from table to table at the classy Tower Bar, and the bell staff treats everyone like stars. Rooms come with Art Deco touches, updated technology, and floor-to-ceiling casement windows (with great city views on the south side of the building).
Complete with a sophisticated and unique design that exudes cool, The Palihouse family of hotels has quickly established itself as the go-to place to stay if you’re looking for boutique extended stay lodging. Quite the change from the normal concepts of most high-end hotels around the city, rooms at the West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations come with a modern, sophisticated design.
Location: West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California
Resting in the middle of the growing and trendy West Third Street Neighborhood, The Orlando is a family-owned hotel. If you’re looking to be in the center of things, this is the spot to be. The neighborhood of West Third Street, technically named Mid-City West, is primarily concentrated along the strip between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard and is a bustling strip of restaurants, bars, lounges, boutiques and more. The Beverly Center and The Grove are conveniently close, making The Orlando perfectly situated for those who love to shop.