Nissan Self-Parking Slippers For ‘Smart’ Hotel

When it comes to hotel amenities, these rank up there with the most unique. Nissan self-parking slippers utilize the automotive brand’s ProPilot Park technology. The slippers are set with tiny wheels in the undersides and were created for a traditional Japanese Inn or Ryokan* in Hakone, Japan. Read more

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This Year’s Ice Hotel Suites Are Better Than Ever. (GALLERY)

This year's Ice Hotel Suites

By now you’ve heard of the Ice Hotel and probably know that each year they hire designers and artists to create the Deluxe and Art Suites for the hotel located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. This year’s Ice Hotel Suites went all out with some super impressive ice and snow sculpting. Read more

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The Chablé Resort and Spa: Equal Parts Stunning and Spiritual (48 Photos)

The Chablé Resort and Spa are located in the Yucatan Peninsula, 25 minutes from the historic city of Méridaan area of Mexico. Perfect for the sophisticated traveler, the area is famous for its rich culture, traditions, ancient history, exquisite cuisine, vegetation and heavenly scenery; with the legendary Mayan ruins located within a 30 to 60 km radius. Read more

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Inside Walled Off: 60 Photos of Banksy’s New Palestine Art Hotel

In stark contrast to yesterday’s hotel post, Banksy has opened a hotel of his own in Palestine and no, it’s not a joke. Walled Off is a legit art hotel complete with fully functioning ensuite facilities; artist-decorated rooms, a palatial presidential suite, scary budget rooms that look like barracks, an independently operated gallery and a museum. Operated by the local community, its meant to offer a warm welcome to everyone from all sides of the conflict and across the world. Read more

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Marcel Wanders Works His Magic on The Mondrian DOHA (38 photos)

Marcel Wanders, the Dutch creative force who seems to design, decorate, create and produce more in a month than most could possibly accomplish in a year, continues his streak with the soon to open Mondrian DOHA hotel in Qatar. Read more

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60 Best 2016 Best Of Lists – from Art to Entertainment to Tech.

When it comes to the things that interest me, I’ve turned to those sites, curators and magazines I feel are the best arbiters of taste for each category – be it products, experiences or services. Take a look at these experts’ picks from such categories as art, architecture, cars, interior design, photography, logo design, packaging, books, podcasts, video games, fashion, food, drink, music, gadgets, travel, websites, television, mobile apps, movies, videos and more for the best of 2016 in everything. Read more

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Inside The New All Year Round Icehotel 365 – UPDATED to Include All Suites

On December 16 the entire Icehotel was finished on the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. With its 35 uniquely designed art and deluxe suites, ice bar, ice chapel and ice gallery,  the guests are welcomed to experience more art than ever in Icehotel’s history. When one part of the hotel melts come spring, the ice bar, ice gallery and 20 suites remain in the permanent part – Icehotel 365. Read more

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40+ Photos The Refurbished and Remodeled Grace Santorini Boutique Hotel

The luxury boutique hotel carved into the cliff face of Santorini’s volcanic caldera has just received a huge makeover by Fifth Element Interior of London and SMK Interiors of Greece and the results are breathtaking. Read more

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Notel Melbourne: Six Airstream Trailers As Rooftop Accommodations

Notel Melbourne has just opened and doesn’t want to be called a hotel or glamping. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s a fun new place to stay in Australia made up of six customized, enhanced and well-appointed vintage chrome Airstream trailers parked on a rooftop in Melbourne. Read more

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The Keemala All Pool Villa Resort Has Me Spellbound (40 photos)

Keemala All Pool Villa Resort

Keemala, the new luxury resort in Phuket, opened to rave reviews that used terms like “Enchanting”, “Magical” and “Romantic.” But it’s the unusual architecture – which celebrates the culture of four fictional clans – of wild villas, each with their own pool, that has me spellbound. Read more

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