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    MINIVIEW: Lough Eske Castle Hotel, County Donegal, Ireland

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    Guest reviewer Stuart O’Brian checks in to the only five-star hotel in County Donegal… The first indication of the attention to aesthetic detail that runs through the entire Lough Eske Castle hotel site is the six-foot bronze dragon that greets visitors at the top of its long, winding, forest driveway entrance. The hotel has experienced a […]

    Technology expert Jason Bradbury reviews Eccleston Square Hotel in the future

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    Healing heating, holographic entertainment and a toilet that tells you your food printer what snacks to make, technology expert and futurist Jason Bradbury spent a night future gazing in the technologically enhanced 19th Century luxury of Eccleston Square Hotel, London… We’re living back to front. As technology marches inexorably forward, gaining speed at an exponential rate, […]

    Checking in to Hotel X – the luxury Canadian hotel that stands alone

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    Situated adjacent to Lake Ontario, a shimmering glass tower shelters a new kind of luxury in Toronto. Edited by Hamish Kilburn, Vincenzo Ferrara reviews Hotel X… Juxtaposing the neighbouring buildings in the Liberty Village area, which were once cut off from the rest of the city of Toronto, Hotel X Toronto is the new sought-after boutique kid on […]

    MINIVIEW: The Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4, Jct.4

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    Taking the next junction in modern hotel design, the design team at IHG has recently unveiled new interiors at The Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4, Jct.4… The days of the The Holiday Inn brand being perceived as a cheap and rather basic night away are long gone, as IHG has unveiled a new design era […]

    MINI VIEW: CANVAS Dallas Hotel reopens

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    The newly branded CANVAS has been reimagined by Studio 11 Design to paint a fresh industrial-chic perspective on the boutique hotel in Dallas that previously lacked colour and character…  Guests checking in to the newly launched CANVAS Hotel Dallas should expect color outside the lines as they enter into a space where art and hospitality collide […]

    Checking in to Matetsi Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe’s answer to luxury

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    Travelling 7,500 miles to Zimbabwe, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn learns more about the design direction of one of the country’s most luxurious hotel offerings, the award-winning Matetsi Victoria Falls… Beyond the baobab trees – which are said to be sacred among the locals because of the natural healing powers they lock within their […]

    Checking in to Hotel Gotham, Manchester’s decadent playground

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    As Manchester continues to turn heads on the hotel design scene, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checked in to check out Hotel Gotham’s bold and decadent interiors – all sheltered within a former bank… Ever since its bold entrance onto the unapologetically loud Manchester scene in 2015, Hotel Gotham’s alluring charm has tantalised many […]

    MINIVIEW: New-look Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

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    Design firm Goddard Littlefair injects golden-age glam into the former The Grand Hotel Imperial… Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, situated just above Dubrovnik old town, was originally built in the 1890s and went on to serve the great Mediterranean cruise liners docking in the city in the early 20th century. Then called ‘The Grand Hotel Imperial’, with […]

    From textiles factory to New Road Hotel

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    Being the ‘first’ in international hotel design is a daring move, but one that carries ample rewards if conceived well. Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checks in to the newly opened New Road Hotel to explore what’s underneath the fossil that is a former textiles factory in London’s said-to-be up and coming neighbourhood of […]

    MINIVIEW: The Academy, London

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    Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn joins Alexandra Champalimaud herself to take a closer look of the new London boutique hotel that is on everyone’s lips at the moment… Located in London’s more literary neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, The Academy Hotel, has revealed details of its million-pound interior design refurbishment. The hotel, which is part of YTL Hotels’ […]