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The Incredible Furnas Boutique Hotel in the Azores

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.

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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.

Furnas Boutique Hotel Azores

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.


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The 10 Best Design Hotels in London

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Blake Hotel"

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.


Charlotte Street Hotel

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Charlotte Street Hotel"

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Boundary Hotel"

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.


Eccleston Hotel

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Eccleston Hotel"

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

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Haymarket Hotel"

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

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - The Knightsbridge Hotel"

Location: Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW3

What’s the edge: The relaxing drawing room and library with a fully stocked honesty bar.


The Pelham

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - The Pelham Hotel"

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.


Sanctum Soho Hotel

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Sanctum Soho Hotel"

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

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 10 best design hotels in London - The Soho Hotel"

Location: Richmond Mews, Soho, W1

What’s the edge: The best afternoon tea in town.

Town Hall hotel & Apartments

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.

"The 10 best design hotels in London - Town Hall hotel & Apartments"

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.

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Top small design hotels in Paris

Top small design hotels in Paris – Designed by the most talented hotel interior designers, those design hotels will awake your senses to an incredible luxury travel and hotel experience in The City of Light.

Hotel de Vendome – Place Vendome

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Many people know about the legendary Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, that glamorous, just-revamped celebrity haunt on the Côte d’Azur, but its little sister, the 29-room Hôtel de Vendôme, situated in the very centre of Paris, is a better-kept secret. In a brilliant location only a short distance from the Tuileries garden, the hotel’s discreet exterior gives little away. Built in 1723 as a private mansion, the hotel still exudes old-school opulence, with oak panelling, elaborate crystal chandeliers, billowing ruched curtains and elegant antiques. Service is equally old-school and the friendly staff go out of their way to be accommodating. The one thing the hotel lacked was a great restaurant, and this has now been addressed. The brilliant new 1 Place Vendôme is tucked away on the first floor and has an exquisite, Dior-inspired black, white and dusky-pink interior by Michele Bonan (one of the most well known hotel interior designers, designer behind JK Place Florence & Capri, Ferragamo’s Lungarno Hotels) and unique, fresh, seasonal French food by the award-winning executive chef from the Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Cap.

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Hotel Pavilion de la Reine – Place de Vosges



The largest of these four hotels, but so intimate that you’d never know it, the 54-room Hôtel Pavilion de la Reine, which dates from the 19th century, is situated on Place des Vosges, the prettiest square in the Marais, if not Paris. Privately owned, family-run and accessed via a leafy private courtyard, the hidden-gem stakes are high, so much so that Jean Paul Gaultier quietly checked in for a year while his place was being redecorated. The hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment, and the result is both cosy and glamorous with a sleek contemporary look that incorporates plum-coloured walls, tactile velvet throws and historic portraits. The foyer feels like a private library and leads into a series of intimate seating areas. It’s the sort of place where people grab a drink from the honesty bar and flop in front of the fire. Other new features include the two-treatment-room Spa de la Reine by Carita, which has a Jacuzzi, hammam and gymnasium, and a series of interconnecting rooms ideal for families.

Hotel Daniel – Rue Frederic Bastiat

"Top small design hotels in Paris - Hotel Daniel"

While the term ‘urban retreat’ is much too liberally used, the 26-room Hotel Daniel in Paris really feels like one. Tucked away between the Champs-Elysées and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, this Relais & Châteaux hotel combines the intimacy of a private townhouse – one feels immediately at home in the reception rooms, which double as tea salons – with the sophistication of an international hotel. The interior designer Tarfa Salam has fused East and West, deliciously atmospheric 19th-century France with the very latest modern technology, decorating interiors with exquisite Asian antiques, bespoke contemporary furniture and vibrant hand-painted chinoiserie-inspired wallpaper. In classic Haussmann style, rooms on the second and the sixth floor have balconies. The hotel also has a gourmet traditional French restaurant whose menu is injected with subtle oriental influences, in keeping with the rest of the hotel (for example, honey-roasted lamb and chickpeas in Sichuan jus; Roquefort soufflé with pear and lemon thyme), and a lounge and bar offering a very good all-day breakfast.

Hotel Design de la Sorbonne – Rue Victor Cousin

"Top small design hotels in Paris - Hotel Design de la Sorbonne"

One of five chic Left Bank hotels within the forward-thinking Hôtels Paris Rive Gauche group, the 38-room Hôtel de la Sorbonne is right across the street from the university and close to the boutiques of St Germain. After a major refurbishment by the owners, Pascale and Corinne Moncelli, the hotel has emerged bold and vibrant with individually decorated bedrooms, Regency-style chairs upholstered in refreshingly bright peacock blues, lime greens and silver, carpets with excerpts from classic French literature woven in and graphic botanical-print wallpaper. Every bedroom is different – some have claw-foot baths, others lavish four-posters. Each comes with its own iMac computer, which provides free access to the internet and a means to play DVDs. The hotel group has long supported contemporary artists and photographers, and the revamped Design de la Sorbonne provides the perfect gallery space for a whole new set of creatives. Themes of the work currently on display include ‘explorers and great travellers’, ‘Sorbonne University’ and ‘the passing of time’.

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"Top 5 Historic Hotels - a Luxury travel you won't forget - Paris"

Top 5 Historic Hotels: a Luxury travel you won’t forget

If you are looking for a different hotel experience, how about a tour through the world’s most luxurious historic hotels?

These hotels have become icons thanks to their historic connections, being considered the finest hotels of the world. Take a look at our list of historic hotels you should visit at least once in your life. This is luxury travel at its best.

Historic hotel #1 – Houshi, Japan

"Top 5 Historic Hotels - a Luxury travel you won't forget - Japan"

This is the world’s most ancient hotel, it is said. Located in the Japanese island of Honshu, it has been run by the same family for 46 generations! The 1300 year old hotel keeps the experience as authentic as possible by giving each guest a cotton kimono or yukata to wear before and after bathing in the spa and welcoming them with an ancient tea ceremony. Many believe its magical water has divine power to cure illness and relieve modern day stresses. Hoshi’s beautiful garden is another sought after place to relax.

Historic hotel #2 – Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland

"Top 5 Historic Hotels - a Luxury travel you won't forget - Scotland"

Voted one of the world’s best golf resorts, the luxury 209-room resort has also earned as reputation as a meeting point for world’s top financial and political movers and shakers by hosting international events like the G20 summit in 2009. It was within the walls of the Fairmont that the Northern Ireland peace talks were held.

Historic hotel #3 –The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

"Top 5 Historic Hotels - a Luxury travel you won't forget - Montreal"

Princes and pop music icons have been guest in this luxury hotel. It was here that in 1969 (during the Vietnam War)  former Beatle, John Lennon and new wife Yoko Ono held their Bed In for Peace and penned and recorded the lyrics to the song Give Peace a Chance which became the anthem of the American anti-war movement (sung by half a million people on Capitol Hill).

Historic hotel #4 –The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam

"Top 5 Historic Hotels - a Luxury travel you won't forget - Vietnam"

This hotel is part of history for it was a key element during the Vietnam War. Foreign correspondents and diplomats have gathered in the Le Beaulieu restaurant to discuss both war and peace for over a century. No wonder Sofitel have named this hotel as the first of its new Sofitel Legends brand.

Historic hotel #5 – Hotel du Crillon, Paris

"Top 5 Historic Hotels - a Luxury travel you won't forget - Paris"

This former aristocratic residence from the 18th century still boasts all the splendour from the royal era. It was here the French allied with the US during its battle for independence from Britain. It made its mark in history and continues to do so as one of the finest hotels in Paris and Europe since 1909.

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"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings"

The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings

Last month the most luxury hotels in the world opened the doors to offer an amazing hotel experience to their guests. We know that you are a huge fan of hotel interior design novelties and trends so we present you a list with the newest extravagant hotels for your next luxury travel.

Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey

This amazing hotel is located in in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Karaköy on Bankalar Caddesi, Istanbul. It was Restored by the famous Turkish architect Han Tümertekin. The luxurious and modern interiors were designed by Sinan Kafadar who was inspired by its imposing bank vaults, which also gave rise to the hotel’s name. Price: $228 per night/weekdays.

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Vault Karakoy"

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Vault Karakoy - lobby"

The Epiphany Hotel – California, USA

This luxurious hotel is located in Palo Alto, California.This hotel is surrounded by the hottest VC firms, the fastest-growing companies and the creative dynamism of Stanford University. This hotel has 86 rooms and only one restaurant. Price: $550 per night/weekdays.

The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Epiphany Hotel

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Aloft Atlanta Downtown – Atlanta, USA

This new hotel is located in Atlanta, Georgia and Celebrate style at Aloft Atlanta Downtown, is a hip new hotel where you’ll be steps away from the city’s major attractions. The hotel has 254 rooms with feature ultra-comfortable signature beds, walk-in showers, custom amenities by Bliss® Spa.

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Aloft Atlant Downtown room"

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Aloft Atlant Downtown"

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem – Jerusalem, Israel

This Luxurious hotel is inspired by Greco-Roman decoration, Gothic and Ottoman architecture into the preserved 80-year-old façade. Stay at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem and capture traditional and modern Middle Eastern culture. This Hotel has a privileged location, is a few steps from the Jaffa Gate, the majestic entrance to Jerusalem’s captivating Old City. The hotel has 226 rooms and next year will open a spa.

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem"

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Hilton Foshan – Foshan, China

Hilton Foshan is a luxurious unique hotel located in Chancheng District of Foshan, China. The Hilton Foshan hotel is part of a dynamic, mixed-use development in the rapidly expanding CBD of Dongping New Town. All the rooms  are equipped with modern amenities including an ergonomic desk, Wi-Fi, a 42-inch LCD TV and a plush Serenity bed. Price: $115 per night/weekdays.

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings  - Hilton Foshan"

"The Latest Luxury Hotels Openings - Hilton Foshan - Lobby"

Hilton Kyiv – Ukraine

The Hilton Kyiv hotel has a convenient location within walking distance of many major Kyiv attractions such as Shevchenko Boulevard and the Old Botanical Gardens. View famous monuments on Sophia Square, shop along Khreschatyk or take-in a performance at the Opera House. Price: $570 per night/weekdays

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Top 5 Best Design Hotels in New York

Top 5 Best Design Hotels in New York

If you are planning a travel to New York City, that’s a good time to do it: ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) is arriving with a plent of other design events.

Take this opportunity to offer yourself an unforgettable hotel experience by staying in one of the best design hotels in New York City. Luxurious and trendy hotel interior designs.

Enjoy this luxury travel and book now:


Crosby Street Hotel

Luxurious and unique, this hotel makes you dream of design.

"Top 5 Best Design Hotels in New York - Crosby-Street-Hotel"


Gramercy Park Hotel

Do you like fairy tales? Well, at the rooftop of this hotel you can dream of it… amazing!

"Top 5 Best Design Hotels in New York - Gramercy-Park-Hotel"


Hôtel Americano

Latin soul and industrial touch make this hotel a really nice choise.

"Top 5 Best Design Hotels in New York - Hôtel-Americano"


The Standard, East Village

Go to this trendy neighborhood of New York and get into the cultural vibe.

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The Standard, High Line

So unique that Beyoncé just shoot her video Rocket here… do you need more than that?

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Enjoy your stay a tell us your experience!

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The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Jamaica Inn

The 10 most haunted hotels in UK

Dear Hotel Lovers,

Today we’re going to travel to the enchanted United Kingdom and see some of the most haunted hotels you can check in and be amazed. They will make you shiver in fright! Or just arouse your curiosity to try a different kind of hotel experience! Most of those most haunted hotels are castel hotels and can make us travel in time. Get to know these creepy hotel stories and find this kind of luxury travel available at the following spots:

1. Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

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Yes, it’s that Jamaica Inn, of Daphne Du Maurier fame. Unsurprisingly, the 250-year-old tavern hosts an extensive collection of smuggling paraphernalia. Less well known is its collection of other-worldly goings on: the inexplicable noises of cartwheels and horses’ hooves in the cobbled courtyard; footsteps in empty corridors; a gentleman in a tricorn hat who walks through walls; and a murder victim who calmly sits outside musing on something. For a guaranteed sleepless night, ask for bedroom four.

2. Chillingham Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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Chillingham is famous for its moaning and whimpering Blue Boy. His bones and some scraps of blue clothing were discovered behind a wall where his cries have been heard, suggesting he may have been immured there. In the meantime, the rustle of a dress on the turret stairs heralds the passage of the restless spirit of Lady Mary Berkeley as she searches in vain for her husband (he ran off with her sister). Then of course there’s the white lady in the pantry, the voices in the chapel etc.

3. Talbot Hotel, Oundle, Northamptonshire, England

"The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Talbot Hotel"

If celebrity ghost hunting is your game, head for the Talbot Hotel which, ironically for a fine Elizabethan house, is said to be haunted by Mary Queen of Scots. The hotel’s staircase used to adorn Fotheringhay Castle and Mary passed down it on her final walk to the executioner’s block. As you might expect in a 16th-century building, there are oak beams and transom windows abounding, and open fires to warm your chilled spine when you witness the doomed conspirator reliving her final steps.

4. Elvey Farm, Pluckley, Kent, England

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Pluckley may look familiar as the setting for The Darling Buds of May but, according to the Guinness Book of Records, it’s also England’s most haunted village. Mediaeval Elvey Farm is slap bang in the middle of it and boasts beautiful bedrooms with ancient rafters and, if you’re lucky, a “weeping wanderer”. In the vicinity you might also encounter the unhappy wraiths of a schoolmaster, a soldier, a highwayman, a screaming man, a miller, Red Lady Derring, a white dog and many others besides, so don’t forget to pack a camera.

5. The Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

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In need of an exceptionally grisly night? Try room six, where it is claimed the spectre of a hanging woman can often be seen. If that’s a little too much, you might prefer one of the other rooms in which visitors have merely reported the unexplained movement of objects. As the name suggests, the hotel used to be the home of Prince Rupert though guests can choose to plunge even further back in time in suites decked out in the manner of gracious 12th or 15th-century living.

6. Ruthin Castle, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

"The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Ruthin Castle, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales"

Any castle that sports a Drowning Pit, a Whipping Pit and dungeons is asking to be haunted, frankly. Add the execution of a jealous wife who had murdered her husband’s lover with an axe and the chances of the place not teeming with ghostly goings on is practically nil. At Ruthin – a brilliant red fort with over 400 years of grim history behind it – the Grey Lady can be seen roaming the battlements and chapel (sans axe, regrettably) whilst other areas of the castle are prone to mysterious noises, footsteps, inexplicable changes in temperature and the appearance of a spectral soldier.

7. Maes-y-Neuadd Talsarnau, Gwynedd, Wales

"The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Maes-y-Neuadd Talsarnau, Gwynedd, Wales"

Not all apparitions aim to frighten, of course – this 14th-century granite manor house is home to a ghost who is really quite friendly. Maes-y-Neuadd’s Morfa Suite is the scene of many sightings of a woman thought to have been a children’s nursemaid. Rather than being terrified, guests claim they became very calm in her presence and found themselves drifting pleasantly off to sleep. If you don’t receive a visitation, you can at least console yourself the next morning with the hotel’s eye-easing views of Snowdonia.

8. Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

"The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland"

Not one for the faint hearted, this – one guest reported waking up to feel two ghostly girls sitting on his chest in an apparent attempt to suffocate him. Others have seen figures at the foot of their bed and experienced nights disturbed by rattling door handles and other noises. There’s also a Green Lady who mopes about, having died falling down a spiral staircase. If this were not enough, the former castle, dating from the 12th century, also contains secret passages, a secret door and a secret tunnel to Dingwall Castle. Hard core paranormalists should ask for room eight.

9. Comlongon Castle, Clarencefield, Dumfries, Scotland

"The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Comlongon Castle, Clarencefield, Dumfries, Scotland"

It was reported on September 25 1570 that the Lady Marion Carruthers “did willfully take her own life by leaping from the lookout tower of Comlongon Castle and did break her head and bones”. It’s no surprise to learn that grass refused to grow on the spot where the cruelly imprisoned wife struck the ground or that her sorrowful spirit still stalks this luxurious mediaeval castle on the Scottish borders. The fact that her ghost is green, smells of apples and moves jewellery around rooms is perhaps a little bit special. Marion hunters should request the Carruthers suite, her centre of operations.

10. Dobbins Inn, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

"The 10 most haunted hotels in UK - Dobbins Inn Hotel"

Built in the 13th century and one of Northern Ireland’s oldest pubs, the Dobbins has served as a gaol, an armoury, a post office and a safe haven for Catholics (the priest hole can still be seen in the reception area). However, none of this will be any consolation to Maude and Buttoncap. The former, the wife of Hugh Dobbins, fell for the latter, a soldier garrisoned in the castle across the road, and they would meet up via a secret tunnel. When Dobbins discovered them, he killed them both with a sword, though it’s only Maude who comes back to caress sleeping guests with her hand.

If you are into castels transformed into hotels, just take a look at our Top 5 Castles in Tuscany transformed into hotels.

Enjoy your stay!

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Top 2014 new Hotels: Naumi Hotel in Singapore

Always in the research of the most incredible hotels around the world, here you go: one of the best places to stay – Naumi Hotel in Singapore.

A Singapore partner of Small Luxury Hotels, Naumi is a luxurious, state-of-the-art boutique hotel that presents a selection of 73 elegantly-appointed rooms to cocoon you in comfort. Updated with the most impressive new trends of hotel interior design, be amazed with this hotel experience and invest in this luxury travel.

"Top 2014 new Hotels"

Set in the heart of the Singapore’s Central Business District, Naumi Hotel is within walking distance to a host of art, shopping, dining, and entertainment spaces. The Marina Bay Financial Centre is also a 5-minute drive away, making it one of the best located options in central Singapore.

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At your arrival, you will be received as if you’re at home, by the always attentive Naumi Aides, who are always there to anticipate and satisfy your every need. The goal of Naumi Hotel is to bridge the gap between residence and hotel; to ensure that you receive the best of home life in the most covetable boutique environment away from home. You want it, Naumi will make sure to provide it!

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From the moment you walk in the door, it is excellence at every touch point; designer furnishings, Apple TVs, seven layer bedding in 400 thread-count Egyptian Cotton, premium bath amenities from Malin + Goetz. All these, coupled with our high-speed WiFi connection, and AirPlay Mirroring, which allows you to screen what’s on your Macbook to an Apple TV, will make you feel right at home.

If you are a videogame fan, you can also take your pick between the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii gaming consoles available for loan on a complimentary basis.

There is even a floor with guest rooms just for ladies! This floor was created with the solo female travellers privacy in mind. These rooms are topped with special products and complimentary benefits so all female travellers will find plenty of ways to get prettied up or unwind.


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Habitat rooms are brimming with style, comfort, and luxury. From the warm earthy tones, exotic woods, to the carefully thought lighting, Habitat rooms are the ideal getaway in an urban environment.

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Oasis rooms are furnished and decorated according to the theme, in colours close to nature or refreshing shades of black and white.

A modern take on stylish living, each room is a sanctuary of chic and tranquillity.

The luxurious bathroom also features a soaking bath tub where you can relax and rejuvenate after a tiring day out.

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This is the epitome of luxury. Patio has a private deck, which makes it a perfect option for unwinding over a glass of your favourite drink.

Combined with soft earthy tones, the Patio is the emblem of clean, crisp, and classy living; exactly the kind of place you want to be under the stars.

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Gabrielle and Camellia

Have you ever wanted to live like the rich and famous? In Gabrielle and Camellia room.

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Inspired by Naumi’s favourite fashion designer, Coco Chanel. According to Coco, “A girl [room] should always be two things: Classy and fabulous.”

Furnished with designer items in monotones, and artwork of Coco Chanel’s iconic flower, the Camellia, Gabrielle and Camellia certainly makes every stay as indulgent and luxurious as possible.

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Eden and Nirwana

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The Eden and Nirwana room is a Andy Warhol-inspired suite stylised with bold shapes and dramatic colours. In the suite, specially commissioned art of the Singapore skyline makes it a stay that will make any pop art mogul jealous.

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ROOFTOP: Swim among skyscrapers in the infinity pool!

If you are not down for some casino action at the Marina Bay Sands or Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, you may want to visit this tranquil oasis where you can just sit back, soak up, and get away from it all. Definitely a place where anything and everyone goes!

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Table by Rang Mahal

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Nestled in the heart of Singapore at Naumi Hotel, step into Table by Rang Mahal with style and get ready to be transported to the streets of India where we serve authentic timeless Indian gastronomy to the table, delighting your senses with a contemporary touch. Freshly launched in 2013, Table by Rang Mahal extends a holistic dining experience that Rang Mahal Restaurants is best known for, where the same service and dedication await you.

Work out and keep in shape!

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If you’re the kind of person that loves working out, Naumi has 3 gyms dedicated to cardio and weights for you. All gym rooms are thoughtfully fitted with towels, bottled water, iPod docking stations, and televisions to make your workout routines even more enjoyable.

Meeting spaces

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At Naumi, carefully designed meeting spaces inspired by opulent cigar lounges with masculine shades of blue, comfortable furniture, and chandelier lighting make for the ultimate gathering outside the office. All meeting rooms are wired with high-tech audio-visual facilities, high-speed WiFi internet, and Nespresso coffee-making machines. Here you will have everything you need to get your job done without having to compromise on style.

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Hotel Awards

A Singapore partner of Small Luxury Hotels, the range of awards this boutique hotel has garnered since its establishment in 2007 bears testament to their pursuit of the ultimate staying experience in Singapore. Here’s a list of some of the awards Naumi earned so far:

1. Travellers’ Choice-Top Hotels, Luxury Hotels, Hotels for Service – TripAdvisor

2. “One of the Best New Places to Stay in the World” Conde Nast

3. Best Small Luxury Hotel Singapore – CNBC

4. The Best Boutique Hotel – Time Out Singapore

5. The Best Independent Hotel in Singapore – Monocle

6. The Best Boutique Hotel – The Singapore Tatler

“If what you’re looking for is tranquillity and indulgence amidst designer dwellings, Singapore’s best kept secret, Naumi Hotel, is definitely your place to stay in Singapore.” Cit. in Best Design Guides

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10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World – From Bangkok to Cannes, many of the world’s top hotels have recently transformed their rooftops into hip lounges. Celebrate the spring arrival with a refreshing cocktail in hand (and culinary treats in the other) while getting a bird’s-eye view of cityscapes, mountains, rivers, or coastlines. It’s like having a luxury travel for a few moments. Stick around to enjoy the sunset views in London, Miami, and more must-visit cities around the world. Take a look on those incredible hotel rooftop bars and refresh your hotel experience. Some of these hotel rooftop bars stay open year-round. Unless otherwise indicated, these hotel rooftop bars are open to nonguests without a cover charge.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London, England

Given that Mint Hotel Tower of London debuted last winter, this summer marked the first time the Skylounge was finally able to show off its outdoor terrace.

Cozy up in a blood-orange, cream, or copper leather chair and order traditional British pub fare — try Ploughman’s, a platter with ham, scotch egg, Duddleswell cheddar, onion chutney, hedgerow berry compote, and pickled onions — or a contemporary dessert (roasted coconut and meringue balls, anyone?)Missed your chance to travel to London in the summer? Skylounge is open year-round, thanks to an indoor bar area. You may be distracted by the views of London’s skyline, including the iconic Tower Bridge.

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What to Order: Chilean Dream (Bauza Chilean Pisco shaken with fresh redcurrants, Grand Marnier liqueur, and Peychaud bitters, with lemon juice, sugar, and egg white too)

More Info: www.doubletree3.hilton.com


Highbar at Dream South Beach, Miami, Florida

Fresh off its July opening, Highbar — Dream South Beach’s brand-new rooftop bar — features 1970s-inspired décor, but with modern amenities (like a custom infinity-edge pool that glows with blue and purple lights at night) and food from the downstairs restaurant (Tudor House by celeb chef Geoffrey Zakarian).

Described as a contemporary take on the famed discotheque Studio 54 in New York City, the Lucite and glass tiles help promote a vintage vibe but the all-white structures (and two bed-size cabanas with flat-screen TVs) remind you that this is South Beach. In addition to drinks, food can be brought to you from Tudor House, ranging from upscale poolside snacks (poached tuna in a jar) to meatier options like organic buttermilk fried chicken or a Cuban-style pressed sandwich.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: Peggy’s Punch (Grey Goose Vodka, fresh watermelon, lime juice, and basil)

More info: www.dreamsouthbeach.com


Level 3 at Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City’s latest high-altitude attraction — a third-story rooftop terrace with a pool — was revealed just before Memorial Day weekend. Outfitted with lounge chairs and beds with sun shields, Level 3 is typically reserved for hotel guests, except for Thursday nights when it’s a scene with 300 to 500 people.

A special menu from EDGE, the hotel’s steakhouse, includes lighter items such as spiked frozen “push-pops,” ceviche, grilled fish tacos, and key-lime tarts. During the day, complimentary flavored tea lollipops and smoothie shots are available poolside.

Because this rooftop bar is weather-dependent, the fun is not expected to last beyond Sept. 15 — so you better get to Denver soon.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: Clocktower Cooler (Patron Silver Tequila, lime juice, cucumber, agave nectar, Sprite, and mint), named after the views of Denver’s historic D&F Clocktower

More Info: www.fourseasons.com/denver; open to nonguests on Thursday nights only


Three Sixty Rooftop Bar at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Missouri

Could this be the new premiere seating area to watch St. Louis Cardinals’ home games? (Busch Stadium is across the street.)

This 275-seat rooftop bar (with a wine wall and flat-screen TVs) is predicted to be the new hot spot in St. Louis — and not just in summer. When it’s too cold to even hang out next to Three Sixty’s fire pits, portions of the 6,000-square-foot space remain open as indoor bar areas are protected from the harsh winter.

Snacks are better than typical sports-bar fare: think truffle popcorn, roasted BBQ oysters, and local artisanal cheeses.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: The Big Canoe (Citrus vodka, honeydew melon, housemade orgeat, lime and basil)

More Info: www.360-stl.com.com


Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

While this 107-room hotel opened near Albuquerque’s Old Town in 2009, the rooftop bar didn’t reveal itself until April 2010. Named after the nightlife-centric island in Spain, Ibiza boasts a view of Albuquerque’s skyline — and the Sandia Mountains.

On weekdays, appetizers served at Ibiza during happy hour include flatbreads topped with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients; paella with black mussels, chorizo, pork loin, clams, rock shrimp and bay scallops; and a Croque Star sandwich with Spanish sweet-potato fries.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: White Wine Sangria

More Info: www.hotelandaluz.com


Le 360 at Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes, France

Cannes gets a new sort of glitz with Le 360 at Radisson Blu, wedged between the city’s yacht harbor and a beach. An express elevator takes guests (including those not staying at the hotel) right up to the seventh floor where a rooftop terrace awaits.

Although this rooftop bar has been open since January when the hotel was rebranded, it wasn’t until this summer that a panoramic view of the bay of Cannes looked this good. After a day of touring local vineyards or chilling on the beach, Le 360 is the perfect place for a nightcap.

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What to Order: a glass of Champagne Rosé

More Info: www.radissonblu.com


Blue Sky at Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok, Thailand

This 565-room hotel houses many cool spots — eight restaurants and two bars to be precise. But the hippest place for a drink is Blue Sky, its rooftop lounge on the 24th floor that debuted in December 2010. In addition to specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and a full bar, you can order tapas that range from grain-fed beef to desserts like Black Forest cake.

Decorated with cherry-red oval tables and art installations with a bluish glow, this outdoor bar is the best-kept secret in Bangkok — for the moment. Fortunately, during rain or cooler temperatures, the inside portion of Blue Sky remains open.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: Blue Sky (Blue Curaçao, vodka, lime, and lychee)

More Info: www.centarahotelsresorts.com


Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Even as Lantern’s second summer draws to a close, the city’s pulse continues to throb up on the hotel roof  top – The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, in the Marina Bay waterfront area. Sample tapas (like mini Wagyu beef burgers), and enjoy live Latin music and DJ-spun tunes.

Orchestrated by a well-known designer in Asia (Andre Fu), Lantern has a swimming pool, a mixologist at the ready, vintage-inspired furnishings, and tropical-inspired landscaping. But it’s the 360-degree view of the city that sets this bar apart from the rest.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: Red Lantern (Don Julio Blanco Tequila, watermelon, cucumber, and lemon)

More Info: www.fullertonbayhotel.com


The Pike Long Beach Hyatt, California

L.A.’s nightlife scene keeps getting hotter, extending even all the way out to the Pike Long Beach. The rooftop bar — complete with a swimming pool and views of the Queen Mary — is fast becoming the It spot to hang out in Long Beach

In town to catch a cruise? On weekdays, it’s all about the afternoon cabana rentals. On weekends, the space transforms into a lounge with cocktails, food, and music. In addition to martinis and mojitos, the menu evokes California cool with favorites like a halibut fish taco or frozen chocolate-milk drinks. Every third Sunday of the month features live entertainment.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

What to Order: Mango Bellini (Ketel One Vodka and Island Oasis Mango Puree topped with sparkling wine)

More Info: www.thepikelongbeach.hyatt.com


Rooftop Lounge at Thompson Toronto, Canada

Since opening in June 2010, the lounge has had two personalities: a poolside club during the day (complete with cabanas and an infinity-edge pool) and a nightclub vibe after dark. No matter what time of day or night you swing by, enjoy panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline.

Even when autumn arrives, this lounge is worth a visit: An indoor bar area is decked out with lots of windows and sleek décor (think black-and-white-striped couches and a black granite bar). Above all, exclusivity is flaunted here; you must be a hotel guest or member to enter.

10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World
 What to Order: Thompson Toddy (cinnamon, anise, and cloves infused in Belvedere vodka, plus Grand Marnier, Marmalade English Breakfast tea, and squeezed lemon)

More info: www.thompsonhotels.com; open to hotel guests and members only.

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 10 Incredible Hotel Rooftop Bars Around the World

Enjoy your stay and have fun!

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Top Luxury Hotels of the World

Top Luxury Hotels of the World – Top Luxury Hotels of the WorldChecking the novelties of our partner Best Design Projects blog, we’ve just found the best luxury hotels around the world. Made of great sense of design, these hotels include all the facilities to provide their guest the best hotel experience and luxury travel they’ve ever had. With high-end hotel decor, these hotels were very popular in 2013 and we have no doubt is one “to be continued” story. Check these exemples of hotel interior design and be amazed.

Ritz-Carlton Aruba

The 320-room Ritz-Carlton Aruba include four restaurants, spa, two pools and 24-hour casino. Each guest room and suite features a private balcony.

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WestHouse Hotel New York
Intended to provide the feel of a private club, WestHouse Hotel New York has been inspired by the 1920s.

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Naumi Hotel

Naumi Hotel features 73 rooms, an infinity pool with city views and an entire floor specifically for female guests – rooms there will have additional features such as hair straighteners, extra sanitary products and yoga mats.

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Malmaison London

The 97-room hotel has taken inspiration from New York properties to present an urbane environment featuring murals by street artist Xenz and the basement Strip Bar & Steak restaurant.

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Iniala Beach House

Located in Phuket, Iniala Beach House is composed of 10 bedrooms in three villas and a single penthouse residence. All different in design, each villa has its own private spa and the entire compound can be rented out for exclusive use.

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Armaggan Bosporus Suites

Located in Istanbul, Armaggan Bosporus Suites is housed in three converted yalis – waterfront mansion.

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Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa

With just 39 rooms and suites, Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa is an intimate new resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The property includes a spa, terrazzo-tiled pool and rooms decorated with locally produced art and custom-made furniture.

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Enjoy your stay and let us know about your hotel experience.

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