We believe that beauty without heart is meaningless. This is why our hotels bring a thoughtfulness and purpose to their design. In each of our chosen boutiques, these elements come together to tell the story of the hotel. The end result is design that not only looks good – but has a tactile and emotional satisfaction about it too. The series of articles below allow you to step inside our properties and explore their take on design.

When Berlin Became an Enchanted Forest

Hotel am Steinplatz's transformation into an “enchanted forest”

Hotel am Steinplatz – Hotel No. 55 Our first property in Berlin had just officially opened – and we could hardly believe our eyes when we saw what Hotel am Steinplatz had in store for party guests. After throwing a secret opening VIPs just after they put the finishign touches on an extraordinary renovation, our …

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A Story of Cotton

A design study of the hotel which expresses the true essence of Barcelona

Exactly Like Nothing Else: The Cotton House Hotel Barcelona’s Cotton House occupies the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation, a landmark neoclassical 19th-century building. Great care has been taken to preserve unique features, such as the stunning spiral staircase suspended from the ceiling. From the spectacular library to the serene rooftop terrace, every detail …

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Grand Designs

With interiors inspired by clocks, cowbells, chocolate, and coins, the Kameha Grand is Swiss bliss

To Revel in All Things Swiss As the designer Marcel Wanders says of his idiosyncratic hotel, Kameha Grand Zurich, in Glattpark, Zurich’s new business district: “Others offer an interior design, but we offer a reason for a visit – we create a destination.” And the reason to visit this destination? To revel in all things Swiss. …

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Masterpiece Theater

Every picture tells a story at Savannah’s Mansion on Forsyth Park

Mansion on Forsyth Park, Georgia – Hotel No. 06 The historic Savannah of John Berendt’s classic book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is embodied in this grand, 125-room Victorian Romanesque mansion set on the edge of Forsyth Park. The redbrick and terra-cotta exterior gives way to a lobby bedecked with onyx and …

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