Category Archives: Hotels & Spas

Refuge du Gouter by Group-H

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jun 2013 4:11 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

This state of the art piece of architecture is a refuge on the route toward Mont Blanc and it is located at a height of 12582 feet above the sea level. The project was designed by the architects Thomas Buchi and Herve Dessimoz from Group-H and the owner is the French Alpine Club. Called Refuge du Gouter the refuge is autonomous and was built with pinewood from a local source and equipped with solar panels and wind turbines. There is…

Atalaya Fairways in Marbella

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jun 2013 4:03 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located close to Marbella and Puerto Banus in a spot that offers great views of the Mediterranean and the north side of the African continent, the Atalaya Fairways villas are spread over three floors with a unique design so that each of them is different. There are sixteen villas with a white exterior, each offering its own private swimming pool with underwater illumination to ensure a pleasant swim even during nighttime. All villas overlook an 18 holes golf course and…

Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2013 4:06 pm | Hotels & Spas

This location is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and thus it was called the “Garden of Eden” by the locals. We are talking about the south Nilandhe Atoll in the Maldives where the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort is located. The access to the island is done by seaplane from Male and the resort had 121 luxurious rooms with the lush tropical vegetation surrounding them along with the white sandy beaches. The island also has…

Unbalance Hotel by OOIIO Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jun 2013 6:28 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

This stunning piece of architecture was designed by the Madrid-based practice of OOIIO Architecture and it hosts the Unbalance Hotel, located in Lima, Peru. The owner is a promoter interested in creating a unique building that would require a moderate investment and would be recognized easily and he chose the city of Lima for the project since it is a constantly growing city and the location offers a quiet surrounding on a hanging cliff close to the Andes and the…

The Cheval Blanc in Courchevel

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2013 10:25 am | Hotels & Spas

Located in Courchevel in the French Alps, the Cheval Blanc is an exclusive contemporary hotel designed as a chalet with an interior designed by Sybille de Margerie. The hotel provides a stunning accommodation and it gives access to the Trois Vallees which is the largest ski domain in the world offering more than 600 km of ski slopes. Each room features a unique design with its own style using traditional mountain materials such as cashmere, fur, velvet or leather with…

Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya by Arch Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 May 2013 10:14 am | Hotels & Spas

Transforming a disused building into a new project is something that is quite modern, giving the space a vintage feeling while also giving something useless a new purpose. Thus the Arch Group design studio found such a building in downtown Moscow and created a modular hotel out of it with portable Sleepbox capsules. The capsules meant that the building renovations could be minimal and thus the Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya was born. The hotel is spread over four floors with a…

Hornitos Hotel by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 May 2013 6:16 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Hornitos Hotel was designed by the architectural practice of Gonzalo Mardones Viviani and is located on a plateau that is 32 meters above the sea level in the Atacama Desert in Hornitos, Il Region, in the north of Chile. This area is somewhat privileged due to the small degree of changes that it suffered during the years and the designers tried to maintain its innocence with a project that tried not to be too invasive. They used a semi-buried…

Ses Pitreras Hotel in Ibiza by Joan Lao

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 May 2013 8:18 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Ses Pitreras hotel is a renovation of a 1970s building which brings the space up to date while also preserving the Ibiza specific. The project was created by the interior designer Joan Lao and it is a small and exclusive hotel with only seven rooms but each of them featuring a unique design. There is a terrace as well and the design is also carefully thought of in order to provide the comfort and luxury that only Ibiza can…

Myrkdalen Hotel by JVA

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 May 2013 6:37 am | Hotels & Spas

The Myrkdalen ski resort located near Voss in Myrkdalen, Norway was completed in 2012 and was designed by the practice of JVA (Jarmund Vigsnaes As Arkitekter) after they won the competition for the master plan in 2008. The first project which was completed for the site is the Myrkdalen Hotel, with a capacity of 112 rooms and a surface of 7600 square meters, right next to the ski slope and also next to what will become a new public square…

Old Mac Daddy in Elgin Valley

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 May 2013 7:46 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

The winner of a Gold Loerie Award, the Old Mac Daddy offers an alternative to the traditional hotel with an original setting and design that doesn’t forget about comfort while also aiming at offering you a unique experience. The luxury trailer park is located in the Elgin Valley, Grabouw, South Africa and it tries to tap the childhood memories of the camp or countryside, where everyone was carefree and enjoyed wonderful moments with their friends out into the open nature.…

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