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    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 […]

    Editor checks in: November 2018

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    And that’s a wrap! Show Season 2018 was a delicious cocktail of all the freshest, and tastiest, ingredients. Served up in a number of containers, each event unique in its structure, content and general look and feel. Sheltering insights of the future as well as game-changing product launches, the whole season has been one to […]

    Top stories of the week: MOB talks, Brit List countdown and celebrating Manchester’s decadent playground

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    With less than a week until interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers descend on BEAT London for The Brit List 2018, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn breaks down the top five stories of the week…  There seems to be a lot of uncertainty in the air at the moment – mainly around the political situation […]

    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: 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’ […]

    Checking in to The Gainsborough Bath and Spa

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    Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checks in to the only hotel in Bath that taps into the natural thermal springs of the city, designed by the one and only Alexandra Champalimaud… “First and foremost, the location is what really sets this project apart,” says Alexandra Champalimaud who, to me, looks far too composed and […]

    Checking in to King Street Townhouse, Manchester

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    With hotel design in the north enjoying a major moment, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checked in to the design-led King Street Townhouse, to marvel over Manchester from a totally unique perspective… “Manchester is a shrinking violet,” said no designer, ever! It’s impossible to ignore the scale of construction that is happening right now in the UK’s third […]

    Opposites attract at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

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    Nestled behind vibrant streets, where thousands of Gap-Year backpackers find shelter in cheap hostels, rises a luxury hotel with personality, style and unmatched ocean views. Editor Hamish Kilburn checks in to the Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay to see for himself how opposites in South East Asia can attract after all… Perched on a hilltop facing south, […]

    Checking in to Gleneagles, Scotland

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    Intrigued to find out to what extent the power of interior design can lift a building, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checked in to review the one and only Gleneagles… Positioned in 344 hectares of land, under Perthshire’s Ochil Hills, is a Scottish jewel. The ever-majestic Gleneagles first soared to be a natural star in the […]

    MINIVIEW: HBA London completes a new jewel in Jerusalem

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    We took a closer look at the timeless details that make up the new hotel on the block, The Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Exclusive Collection… Following Hotel Designs exclusive discussion with the design firm’s senior designer Constantina Tsoutsikou, HBA London has completed the interiors of The Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Exclusive Collection. Beginning with the cherished Song of Jerusalem ‘A […]


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