Hotel in the Swiss Alps
The Berggasthaus Aescher hotel is a one-of-a-kind place to stay as the structure is built into one of the cliffs of the Swiss Alps.
This 170-year-old guest house is made for those who love nature as the view from the suites is gorgeous. It is also a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of life as there is no TV or WiFi.
Forgoing modern conveniences, the hotel does not provide conventional showers, so guests have to use the water that comes from the mountains to clean themselves.
To get to this place, visitors take a two hour car ride from Zurich, followed by a hike that allows them to view the gorgeous landscape around them.
The hotel is open from May to October—you can make a reservation only by phone.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:33
Ritz-Carlton debuts signature cake
The Ritz-Carlton hotel has created a signature dessert that will become the edible symbol of the brand around the world.
After a call was put out to the company’s network of hotels, 22 pastry chefs came up with different recipes in line with the mandate: to come up with a dessert that represented the heritage of the brand.
The winning recipe is a triple-layer, dark chocolate cake flavored with orange and citrus. It is available for purchase at all 85 locations around the world.
It’s not uncommon for luxury hotels to try to seduce guests and attract visitors to the restaurant via sweets and desserts.
The Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel teamed up with Mauboussin recently to create a chocolate, blackcurrant and praline dessert inspired by the jeweler’s ‘L’Oeuvre Noire’ signature ring.
And the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong collaborated with shoe designer Jimmy Choo last spring to offer a high tea service that featured dainty, edible shoe cakes and pastries, inspired by the brand’s spring/summer 2013 collection.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:32
Marriott's economy hotel Moxy, to open in Milan
Marriott International is launching Moxy, a new economy-focused brand, in partnership with Inter Hospitality, a division of the Ikea Group. The first Moxy hotel will open near the Milan airport next September.
Designed to appeal to Millennials, the Moxy Milan Malpensa Airport will aim to offer a comfortable and stylish hotel at an affordable price.
Guests at the hotel will be met with a hip and contemporary interior design, and each room will have a unique “art wall” with a design inspired by the city and its surroundings.
The public spaces will be adaptable, allowing guests to enjoy healthy breakfast choices in the morning and taste wines or local beers in the evening.
To cater to Millennials traveling for business, the hotel will offer “Plug and Meet” meeting spaces complete with walls guests can write on. In the lobby, guests will find computers and a 24/7 market for snacks at all hours.
Five additional Moxy hotels are expected to open throughout Europe before the end of 2015. A hotel near the Munich airport (317 rooms) and one near Berlin’s Ostbahnhof train station (190 rooms) will open in the spring of next year. The following summer will see the opening of new Moxy hotels near the Frankfurt airport (305 rooms) and near the Berlin airport (266 rooms).
Finally, in the fall, the Moxy Oslo Exporama (229 rooms) will open 15 minutes from the Norwegian city’s airport and downtown.
The new brand is expected to open 150 new hotels over the coming decade.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 17:39
James Bond inspired hotel suite in Paris
Located at the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris, the boutique hotel “Seven” has a suite that is inspired by the famous fictional spy, James Bond.
Designed by the agency BASTIE, the suite has a retro-futuristic feel, and one can almost imagine being a secret agent in this elegantly furnished room. The accessories that decorate the suite are also a tribute to many of the Bond movies we know and love.
One night’s stay at this suite costs about €447—it looks like a dream come true for any die-hard fan of the franchise.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 13:46
Dusit Fudu opens near Fuxian Lake, China
Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts announces the signing of an agreement with Huaning Grant Tourism Development Co. Ltd to manage a deluxe Dusit Thani Resort as well as a Dusit Residence in Fuxian Lake, Yunnan, comprising 680 guestrooms and apartments in total.
Located by the scenic Fuxian Lake, the third deepest freshwater lake in China, the properties are approximately 90 minutes from Kunming International Airport and 45 minutes from the central business district of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in Southwest China.
Schedule to open in 2017, the Dusit Thani resort and Dusit Residence Fuxian Lake, Yunnan boast spacious guestrooms and serviced apartments respectively.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 13:21
Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans on Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
Expected to open in 2017 as part of the Lisboa Palace luxury development, the Karl Lagerfeld hotel will feature 270 rooms created by the 80-year-old, with a mix of 19th century and more modern design features.
“I have more houses than I need and I don’t want to do any anymore. So I can, how could I say?, get rid of my frustration by doing hotels,” he said.
The deal has been signed with Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM), the company that is also building the upcoming Palazzo Versace Macau, a 20-storey hotel complex in Macau.
The property will also have a a multi-purpose theatre for events, Michelin-starred restaurants and a themed retail mall. The resort will also have up to 700 gaming tables and 1,200 slot machines.
Karl has previously worked with the Sofitel hotel group to design the logo for their 5-star Sofitel So Singapore hotel, and also oversaw the decor of Monte-Carlo’s Hôtel Métropole.
Last Updated on Sunday, 09 March 2014 12:23
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