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.
The top travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, selected the top 50 best hotels in the world and the winners were voted by the magazine readers. Hotel Interior Designs read this list and selected the 6 most luxury hotels of the world here for you.
1. Ballyfin, Co. Laois, Ireland
Beyond the regal four-poster canopy beds, gilded mirrors, and richly textured wallpapers, there are 614 acres of secluded private gardens begging to be strolled in this luxury hotel in Ireland. In addition, a butler rows you out on the lake towards the picnic house.
2. COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
Part of the $580 million Cathedral Square development, the hotel occupies the top floors of three 140-year-old buildings, and happily embraces period accents—see the roofline’s copper trim, and reinstalled dormer windows.
3. Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Spare and minimalist, this mod Mexico City fortress is a perfect foil for the colonial grandeur of its neighbors.
4. Umaid Bhawan Palace (Taj), Jodhpur, India
This imposing 5-star hotel is still occupied by the royal family due to its magnificence.
5. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Dorset, England
Luxury hotels UK: This Thomas Hardy-designed estate is practically a hallmark of quintessential English charm.
6. Virgin Hotels Chicago, IL
Virgin Hotels Chicago is one of billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s latest endeavors.
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Do you want to visit one of the best design hotels in London? The Baglioni Hotel London (part of The Leading Hotels of the World) is an authentic, high class, corner of Italy situated in the pulsating heart of London, facing Kensinghton Palace. One might argue that creating some true Italian vibes in a setting within one of the most modern and multi-cultural capitals of Europe might be a hard task, but the authenticity of this establishment is absolutely perfect.
Everything, from the style of the rooms and decor to the kindness and competence of the staff, has a high class, Southern European feel. Even though the hotel is in London, your stay at the hotel will make you feel like if you had been in Rome or Venice.
The Deluxe Junior Suite is a very large room that exceeded the normal luxury standards of London. The room is comfortable with a unique layout and ample space including a living room area equipped with TV and a really large walk-in dressing room – great for all the fashion lovers out there who are looking for a luxury stay in London, both for themselves and their clothes!
Last but not least, the Italian-style coffee machine provided in the room contributed to the genuine authenticity of the hotel. The hotel is relatively small with only 67 rooms (45 of them being suites).
Among the many features of the hotel, guests even have a chauffeur driven Maserati Quattro Porte at their disposal – perfect if you need a ride to a morning meeting or to a shopping or museum experience in Central London. The hotel treats you to a really nice breakfast where you can enjoy the best espresso in London (the baristas are true artistes) as well as a wide selection of fine pastries, freshly squeezed juices and more. If you are not in the mood for a continental breakfast, you can even follow the British tradition with some quality sausages and scrambled eggs!
When using your free time, this newly-renovated hotel offers facilities such as a luxury gym where the fitness equipment and the Personal Trainer Linn Hansen is top notch.
The Spa is a real must. We really recommend it, even if you are not a guest of the hotel.
The hotel’s restaurant, Brunello, is also one of the best places to sample the flavours of Italy in London. The experienced chef uses quality products imported directly from Sicily, Puglia and other Italian regions. Dishes include specialties from different areas around the country including Parmigiana Di Melanzane, a wonderful Wild Mushroom Risotto, burrata and more.
Ultimately, we recommend this hotel because it is luxurious while still remaining comfortable and intimate. It has great facilities which will turn any stay (from a business trip to a romantic getaway) into a highly memorable and pleasant experience. The convenient location of the hotel really adds to its appeal as it is located between Hyde Park and Kensington High Street in one of London’s finest neighbourhoods.
The Baglioni Hotel offers an authentic, luxury experience from staff who truly understand that “luxury” isn’t just about flashing the silverware and raising the price tag, but is really all about offering true value to customers in terms of comfort, enjoyment, flexibility and also taste which, in the case of the excellent restaurant, adds something truly special to the hotel’s Italian theme and heritage.
Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, CDW has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, pop-up exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area. Having just finished it’s 5th year, running 20-22 May 2014, the award-winning* CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events. Do you already know where you will stay? Hotel Interior Design will presents you two amazing boutique hotels.
The Rookery is located in the fashionable area of Clerkenwell, between the West End and London’s central business district, known as The City. It is like Soho in the east, with bustling street life and a plethora of fascinating places to eat and drink.
Quietly located a short distance from the Barbican, St Paul’s, Holborn and The Tate Modern, the only remaining early houses in St Peter’s Lane have been repaired and extended to create their delightful small hotel. Inside, the Rookery is all period charm. Polished wood panelling, stone flagged floors, open fires and genuine antique furniture give the place a warm, homely atmosphere – more private club than hotel.
The rooms are traditionally furnished, with panelled walls and mellow old furniture, pictures and rugs. A comfortable room in elegant surroundings: no wonder the Rookery is such a favourite with stage, film and media people from all over the world. The croissants are baked fresh every morning and a delicious breakfast is served to you in your room or in the Conservatory.
Opened in March 2004, The Zetter is the brainchild of fellow restaurateurs Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury. Having worked together previously on another Clerkenwell stalwart – the highly acclaimed Moro restaurant – 2001 saw them join forces again to buy an old Victorian warehouse building in the heart of the neighbourhood, and embark upon a massive hotel renovation project.
Named The Zetter, as it was once home to the football pools company of the same name, the newly transformed 59-room boutique hotel and restaurant opened three years’ on to instant acclaim. Praised by The Times, Time Out and Wallpaper* among others, The Zetter was also voted one of the world’s ’50 coolest hotels’ by industry bible Conde Nast Traveller.
May Design Series is the most commercially focused interiors trade event in the UK calendar and includes a handpicked selection of British and international brands from 20+ countries. Running between 17-19 May 2015 at ExCeL London, the 2015 event will be the third edition of the May Design Series. If you’re looking for accommodation for your time visiting May Design Series, Hotel Interior Design will help you.
A magnificent five-star yacht hotel moored in an idyllic marina on Western Europe’s southernmost tip, Sunborn Gibraltar introduces a new concept of luxury to this famously exclusive setting. The 142-metre yacht hotel comprises 189 lavishly appointed rooms together with banqueting suites, bars, cocktail lounge and restaurants, plus tranquil pool, spa and sundeck, offering guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate indulgent hotel experience. Inside, the yacht provides all the quality and comfort of a top hotel. Suites are light, spacious and luxurious – with views of the Rock, sea and marina – and guest amenities are immaculate. It’s the ideal base from which to explore Gibraltar – the sunny climate, relaxed international atmosphere and picturesque historical location making it a favoured destination for visitors all year round. Guests will discover panoramic vistas from the summit of the Rock, safe beaches, watersports and ancient limestone caves – all within 15 minutes of the hotel.
Situated on a dramatic waterfront location in the rejuvenated Docklands area of London, the Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands provides excellent guest care and facilities in a contemporary development.
This 4 star Docklands hotel which is near London City Airport (LCY) and adjacent to the ExCeL Centre and the ICC London, has a stunning waterfront position and offers comfortable accommodation.
The hotel also prides itself on its cusine and the popular Stresa restaurante is always worth a visit, which offers a wide choice of menu. Pre or post dinner why not take a relaxing drink or snack in the Oval bar and with complimentary WIFI you can keep in touch with your family and friends. For those who like to keep fit we also have a Fitness Room with cardio machines.
Ramada Hotel & Suites London Docklands looks forward to welcoming you, where you will be assured of professional, attentive and above all friendly service.
The Metropolitan Police commissioned the build of this venue and the architectural design of the 1940’s gained a RIBA Bronze award in 1946.
The redevelopment was undertaken by the new ownership of Lady Delves Broughton overseen by project managers Rees Mellish, architects Asseal and interior designers LSM Design. Many original features of the building have been maintained and the team incorporated a modern contemporary design achieving Greenwich’s first Boutique Hotel, The Greenwich Hotel London.
From the design colour pallet to the finishing touches, the hotel maintains it’s appeal as you walk in the door and work your way through the Bar, Restaurant, standard bedrooms and reach the 8th & 9th floor “Privilege” bedrooms were you can find stunning views of London and Greenwich through the 2 storey glass roof extension.
The quality of the design and build is further enhanced by the commitment to excellence of their professional management and staff. The team are aware of their surroundings & match the feel and ambience with their talent for customer service and hospitality management.
Aloft London Excel is a select-service hotel that provides a sassy, refreshing, ultra effortless alternative for both the independent business and leisure traveler. Fresh, fun, and fulfilling, Aloft is an experience to be discovered and rediscovered.
Breeze into a hotel that offers more than a comfy bed and enjoy a different travel experience with us in East London. Energy flows and personalities mingle in a setting that combines urban-influenced design, fast & free Wi-Fi and a social scene that’s always abuzz.
This haven from the hustle and bustle of London life offers peace and tranquillity in modern surroundings with cutting edge business facilities and personalised service. Whether you want to hide in one of the cosy alcoves to experience the bar’s extensive wine list or take advantage of the heaters on the al fresco terrace this is the location to encounter your perfect urban hideaway.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands offers 4 star accommodation in one of London’s fastest growing districts and the heart of the 2012 iconic sporting victories. The hotel is just minutes from key event locations such as the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, The O2 Arena and Stratford City.
Corporate travellers will find all they need for business success from 8 modern conference rooms with floor to ceiling windows that boast stunning views of the Royal Docks, The O2 and Canary Wharf through to the 210 bedrooms complete with flat screen televisions, high speed internet and air conditioning.
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.