Tag Archives: unusual hotels

art deco interiors in india

art deco interiors marble-bathroom-Umaid-Bhawan-Palace

The art deco interiors of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur – in the heart of Rajasthan – are an unexpected treasure. I was fortunate enough to visit on my last trip to India and can attest to the enduring … Continue reading

grand luxury hotels: vienna

It seems that every week I hear of yet another name to add to the growing list of grand luxury hotels of the world. And often it’s a celebrity designer colleague or starquitect who has been asked to stamp their … Continue reading

tarting up the old king cole mural of the st. regis hotel new york

St.Regis-Old King Cole mural-removal

Recently I was walking by the St. Regis Hotel on 5th avenue and 55th street in New York, when it occurred to me to go in and look at the “Old King Cole” mural that was the cover for Joshua … Continue reading

Norway: hugging a fjord in a small hotel with the tiniest of rooms (5/5)

The Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway (about 300 miles northwest of Oslo) is a tiny modern design hotel in Norway.  The 7 – 290 sq. foot | 27 sq. meter – cabins that make up the property are inspired … Continue reading

México: perched on the hills overlooking a wine valley is a small hotel with pocket-sized rooms (4/5)

Hotel Endémico, no more than 2 hours south from San Diego, is a tiny modern design hotel in Mexico Baja California’s wine region.  It’s a diminutive 20-cabin retreat (each 240 sq. feet | 22.3 sq. meters) that offers the warmth … Continue reading

Switzerland: a small hotel with diminutive rooms in the Alps (3/5)

May I introduce the PodHotel Flims, a tiny modern design hotel with its cozy cabins measuring approx. 29 square meters | 312 square feet. Snuggled in a gorgeous valley on the road between Lugano and the border with Lichtenstein, and a … Continue reading

Chile: viewing the expansive cosmos in a small hotel with even smaller rooms (2/5)

Like all the other properties I’ve featured this week, the Elqui Domos Hotel has its grace – its a tiny modern design hotel in Chile.  While the other properties boast their wonderful terrestrial views, the Elqui is different.  It boasts … Continue reading