Posts tagged Hotel
Lindis Lodge

Surrounded by 2500 hectares of New Zealand's mountains and grasslands, the Lindis Lodge is the cushy way to get your adventure fix. The resort goes nearly undetected. Its wood plank roof blends into the landscape, peaking up from the Ahuriri Valley floor only to reveal walls of glazing. Lined with rich wood, the suites are a contemporary haven to unwind and gaze at the rugged surroundings. Speaking of the surroundings, the pristine lands of Ben Avon station are prime for activities like horse trekking, fly-fishing, and biking. For something a little more extreme, guests can go off-road in a 4WD buggy or take to the skies in a glider, flying around Mt. Cook and Milford Sound. After refueling on high-country Kiwi fare, visitors should head back outside with a glass of local wine and end the night with some world-class stargazing.

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Shinola Hotel

 Set in Downtown Detroit, the Shinola Hotel extends the brand's timeless style to the hospitality business. 129 guest rooms are spread over eight floors, including new construction and spaces that once served as stores. In addition to the expected Shinola products, you'll find marble tubs, terraces, and perhaps even a fireplace among the more than 50 room configurations. Also on-site are a public-accessible "living room", a mezzanine bar — named Saksy's, after the bar owned by partner Dan Gilbert's father — a ballroom, and a conservatory. Part of the company's ongoing investment in Detroit, the hotel is the cornerstone of a new development that is home to multiple eateries and shops, meaning you won't have far to go to find everything you need.

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Chameleon Villa

Just as its name implies, the Chameleon Villa disguises itself to blend into the lush Bali landscape. The home is built on a steep slope. Its concrete facade emerges from the mountainside like an ancient temple. Draped in greenery, its clean lines fade away. The interior draws inspiration from traditional Balinese architecture, comprising itself of multiple pavilions. Each one houses a different function, allowing them to flow freely or be closed off as desired. To further immerse the structure in the natural setting, floor-to-ceiling glazing lets in views of the surrounding forest in while also drawing guest out to a series of balconies and terraces.

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The Yays Crane Apartment is Next Level Accommodation in Amsterdam

Want to stay basically on the water in Amsterdam? You can’t get much better than the latest living space from Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments. Built inside an old crane that operated from 1958 to 1979, this unique apartment puts you right on the Amsterdam waterways. Dutch designer Edward van Vilet is responsible for the odd-ball structure, keeping a bit of the utilitarian feel with exposed steel beams and thick wood floors. The three stacked shipping containers that compose the apartment deliver a total of 430 square feet of space, while windows offer incredible views of Amsterdam. Inside you’ll find two bedrooms, a modern bath, and a fully equipped kitchen.

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Felix Hotel is Here to Shake Up the Airport Hotel Scene

Travellers setting down at Sydney Airport may well want to spend the night, with the opening of the new Felix Hotel that can only be described as first class. Located just seven minutes by foot from the domestic terminal, Felix Hotel by 8Hotels takes its inspiration from the Golden Age of air travel in the 60s — that is, before budget airlines made you pay for water. It starts from the moment you step through the door, with guests checking in not at a ground-floor lobby, but the penthouse on the top level of the hotel. In addition to a view of the runway, the penthouse is home to a rooftop cinema, a 24-hour food shop and a cocktail bar that is surprisingly colourful — making a nice change to the usual drabness of airport hotels.

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Sky Loft Sydney

Sitting above the harbour, Sky Loft Sydney puts you in the heart of Australia's largest cities. The three bedroom sub-penthouse offers a luxurious stay in the Darlinghurst suburb with an open living area featuring a chef's kitchen, two leather-seated lounge rooms, and dining for 12. Along with dark wood finishes, Carrara marble trims the interior found in both the waterfall island and the two ensuite bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling glazing runs throughout the interior, affording views of the impressive cityscape, as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sliding glass doors open every room out to an expansive balcony running the entire length of the apartment. With restaurants, shops, and cafes right outside your doorstep, its location is ideal for exploring the city.

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Svart Powerhouse Hotel

In collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, Snøhetta has designed “Svart” the world’s first Powerhouse hotel, at the foot of the Svartisen glacier that runs through Meløy municipality in northern Norway. The hotel is situated just above the Arctic Circle.

“Svart” is the first building to be built after the energy positive Powerhouse standard in a Northern climate. Not only does this new circular hotel reduces its yearly energy consumption by approximately 85% compared to a modern hotel, but it also produces its own energy - an absolute “must” in this precious arctic environment. Of course, a powerhouse building that looks like a drab office complex wouldn’t really garner attention, so Svart will feature 360° views, blue colors that echo the glacier ice around the hotel, and a wooden support system inspired by structures used to dry fish. Oh, and a great view of the Northern Lights ain’t too shabby either.

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Guntu Hotel

Floating on the waters of the Seto Inland Sea, the Guntu Hotel is the ideal way to experience the islands of Japan. The journey begins at Onomichi. As the vessel makes its way across the water, guest can explore the temples onshore or relax on board in the spa or sauna. A six-seat sushi counter prepares fresh fish caught in the surrounding sea while the main dining room serves local fare. The ship offers 19 cabins. Each room is as serene as the scenery with warm wood interiors and private terraces showcasing the passing landscape.

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