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    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 […]

    The Maldives’ first immersive art resort opens

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    Joali in The Maldives has unveiled a full immersive array of ec0-inspired artworks and high-concept sustainable design throughout…  Conceived as an immersive island retreat, Joali Maldives has opened with an array of original, experiential works of art and dynamic design, reflecting the beauty of nature, and with sustainability at their core. Situated on the idyllic […]

    Hotel Elephant Weimar reopens to capture the property’s artistic and architectural heritage

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    Following an Extensive Renovation, Hotel Elephant Weimer Joins The brand’s portfolio of four independent hotels in Germany… Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, has revealed the latest addition to its portfolio with the reopening of Hotel Elephant Weimar following a nine month full renovation. The boutique hotel offers 99 guestrooms, all of which […]

    Marriott Hotels partner with LIFEWTR® in search for art and innovation

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    With a new app, guests checking in to Marriott Hotels will be able to customise their rooms virtually with art and they will be able to share their AR rooms on social media…   LIFEWTR® and Marriott Hotels have collaborated with the aim to bring more inspiration into the world through art and innovation, via new augmented […]

    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 […]

    Spotlight On: 5 inspirng art and photography hotels from around the world (part 2)

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    Following the success of our article on 7 inspiring art and photography hotels from around the world, and to end our Spotlight On feature focusing around Art and Photography, here is part two…  It’s official: art and photography is taking over Hotel Designs, and it is doing so in some serious style, highlight major accents […]

    Redefining luxury hotels in India with clever injection of design and art

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    Following THE Park Hotels celebrating 50 years of being unlike any other Indian hotel group, Priya Paul sat down with editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn to discuss the role of art in the hotel brand…  Just months ago, I was catching up with who I consider the businesswoman of the year (certainly in the hotel design […]

    Top five stories of the week: Brit List success, artistic talents and a hotel unlike any other

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    Following last night’s The Brit List, here are the top five stories of the week, as selected by editor Hamish Kilburn…  In my editor’s letter in The Brit List 2018, which can be read here, I ask why it is that a tiny spec of land in the Northern Hemisphere could have such a large […]

    IN CONVERSATION WITH: Patrick McCrae, Co-founder and CEO of art consultancy ARTIQ

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    As our ‘Spotlight On’ feature on Art and Photography becomes even more colourful, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn caught up with the charming, and equally talented, visionary who is ARTIQ‘s co-founder and CEO Patrick McCrae. Together the pair discuss talent searching and how the art consultancy firm is leading art in hotels into uncharted waters… Earlier this month, […]

    FIRST LOOK: London’s Belmond Cadogan Hotel to open in February 2019

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    The luxury hotel, which is ideally located in the heart of London, will open its decadent doors in February 2019…  With luxury brands and high-end retailers of Knightsbridge just off the main entrance and the artistic heart of Chelsea just off the side entrance, the 54-key Belmond Cadogan Hotel, which will open in February 2019, […]