A day in the life of La Granja Ibiza

Wildly enveloped by the pastoral verdure of Ibiza’s heartland and anchored by a centuries-old farmhouse, La Granja is a 10-hectare farmstead that also functions as a members-only retreat—the first such experiment by Design Hotels™ for its community. This new video depicts some of La Granja’s key makers at work on the farm, from master farmer Andy Szymanowicz, an expert in biodynamic agriculture who oversees 20 tiered acres of pine and citrus forests and fertile gardens, to José Catrimán, a lifelong proponent of simple, farm-to-table cuisine. As La Granja’s kitchen master, José works in close collaboration with Andy, as well as with small producers from Ibiza and greater Spain, to prepare a delicious menu of healthy, fresh slow food for the communal table. Continue reading “A day in the life of La Granja Ibiza”

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Sneak Peek: Hotel St. George


Many hotels talk a big game about contemporary art, but Helsinki’s Hotel St. George, opening this September, is the real deal. Set in a landmarked building, the hotel includes a street-facing gallery, which, in its opening months, will feature a large-scale sculpture of a feather light dragon by the iconic Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Hotel St. George”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Explore Stockholm with @Whatalexloves

The intrepid London-based Swiss photographer Alexandra Lhermite-Schwass, better known by her Instagram handle @whatalexloves, recently touched down in Stockholm. Alex was kind enough to share with us some of her evocative photos of the Swedish capital, from the peach-hued facades of Slottsbacken to the Linderothska Kalenderuret, a 19th-century clock housed on the third floor of Nobis Hotel. Continue reading “Explore Stockholm with @Whatalexloves”

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Lifestyle Temple Les Bains


Not content resting on its legendary laurels, Les Bains in Paris has launched an e-commerce shop, as well as the brick and mortar concept store, La Boutique Les Bains. More than simply a hotel, the new incarnation of Les Bains has established itself in the French capital as a social hub where international innovators, creatives, and artists come together. First created in 1885, Les Bains Guerbois fast became the most renowned and prestigious private bathhouse, and reached iconic status in the 70’s as the famed club Les Bains Douches. With the new retail additions, this cultural destination has cemented its reputation as a modern-day lifestyle temple. Ooooh la la!  Continue reading “Lifestyle Temple Les Bains”

Friday, March 3rd, 2017