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BOUTIQUE HOTELS, LUXURY HOTELS, Pool, Spa & Gym

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.

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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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Bill Bensley – The best resort hotel interior designer

Bill Bensley – The best resort hotel interior designer – Bangkok-based, Harvard-educated architect and landscape designer Bensley is known as the king of exotic luxury resorts; his properties number more than 100 in 26 countries.

With his firm, Bensley Design Studios, he transforms wild landscapes into sophisticated environments. One of his recent projects is the Anantara Resort & Spa Koh Samui in Thailand, an exotic luxury resort.

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“I consider myself a designer of environments. There are no boundaries. As a landscape architect I’ve been taught to protect the earth and environment, and as an architect I want to do the same.”

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Bill Bensley was born a stone’s throw from Disneyland in Orange California at a time when orange groves actually thrived mile after mile.  Of English parentage, Bensley, a tail end baby boomer, enjoyed his childhood tending the local farms and fruit orchards, as one did in those good days.  Bill’s english sister, Ann, remains best friends and often vacation together.

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Since 1984, Bensley has been designing resorts throughout Asia and the world.  From 1984 to ‘89 Bensley was the lead designer and MD for an American company and was happily based in Singapore and Hong Kong.  He then, at the young age of 30, hung up his own signboard in a parking lot in Bangkok and Bensley Design Studios was born.  1989 was a great year as he also met Jirachai, his long term guiding light. The Bali Branch of Bensley Design Studios opened shortly afterwards in 1990.

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Bensley’s work has earned him numerous titles such as “1 Spa Designer in Asia” and “King of Exotic Luxury Resorts”. He has been mentioned as one of the world’s top 100 designers by both Time Magazine and Architectural Digest, but the title Bensley values most is philanthropist. Six years ago, he developed Shinta Mani, a hotel school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where underprivileged students from surrounding villages are offered a one-year education in hospitality completely free of charge.

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Despite the notion that Bensley and team are now considered firm leaders in the field of hospitality design, Bill still believes that nothing they have done is that good and that their best work is yet to appear!

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Resort hotel design architecture – JORGE GARCIA |ENDEMICO HOTEL | CALIFORNIA

Perched high on a hill in the rustic wine country of Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California,  20 luxury cabins has unobstructed views of the valley. On the private wooden terraces, guests can sit under a blanket of stars and sip regional wines while being warmed by a roaring fire. Minimal and understated the cabins may be, but modern comforts and deluxe touches have not been overlooked. Monochromatic and with an edited selection of furnishings, they provide comfortable spaces for retreat. From the pool, guests can soak up the calming solitude, while gazing out over the vast expanse. And although the location is remote, the onsite restaurant and bar ensure every comfort is met.

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The resort hotel interior design was created by architect Jorge Garcia. The resort’s EcoLofts sit on stilts and offer panoramic views of sun, sand and surf. Each EcoLoft is made with a Corten steel facade, which will rust over time to blend in beautifully with its natural surroundings. Amenities include a bathroom, terrace, traditional clay chiminea (fire pit), and views of the mountain wineries below.

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The resort offers an onsite restaurant and bar, a communal pool and hot tub, and guests have access to slow food events, wine tours, and the Culinary Arts School of Tijuana, among many other activities. But what more do you need than a glass of local wine at sunset every night in a place like that? Reservations can now be made online at their website.

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