Cashmere linings, organic cotton linens, specially-printed drapery, personal art collections — when fashion designers work with luxury hotels, the end result is an experience worth indulging in. “Wearing” a room connects a guest with a designer, allowing a deeper look into how luxury weaves palettes of color into experiential stays. The latest designer suite is [...]
In my opinion, luxury hotels and fashion houses go hand-in-hand; they both offer the best in elegant and trendy concepts – whether in the form of fabric or bathroom toiletries. So it’s no wonder more luxury hotels are turning to to designers to create one-of-a-kind experiences for their guests. While some designers are called on [...]
I recently launched a new feature on Boston.com travel column called “Dramatic Designs”. The feature focuses on the unique, extraordinary and completely stunning amenities, artwork and attributes you might find in a hotel. The feature runs every Monday, so tune in to see what I’m highlighting! In the meantime, here’s a sneak-peak from one of [...]
It’s one of life’s simple pleasures… sitting in a fluffy robe, tucked into a cashmere throw and overlooking a picturesque view from your guest room window at a luxury hotel while you dine on room service. Gone are the days when room service is limited to soupy oatmeal and cold pizza. Today’s luxury hotels have [...]
Though it’s been open for only a few months, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s newest Radisson Blu already is making waves in India’s typically laid-back beach town. The 132-room Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach is typical of Blu’s development strategy. While the brand is established in many major cities, it has a history of [...]
When the Ritz-Carlton closed the doors to its original Hong Kong hotel in 2008, it wasn’t long before the hotel group would make one of its biggest announcements in hotel history: the next Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong would be open just three years later and would be the highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa, which opened in March 2010.
The term ‘luxury’ is synonymous with glamour, grandeur and extravagance, and often accompanied by a hefty price tag. But what if you were told you could travel luxuriously without breaking the bank? That’s the concept of Ritz-Carlton’s brand strategy, and more travelers are finding that ‘casual elegance’ means living it up without breaking the bank. [...]