The Mark: Craft of the Urban Rooftop Garden

A distinctive rooftop garden nestled in the heart of Westminster where an apiary takes center stage.

THE MARK at St. Ermin’s Hotel – Hotel No. 42 The rooftop at St. Ermin’s Hotel in London showcases a distinctive urban garden where the extraordinary botanicals play second fiddle to a working apiary, where millions of bees create delicate and delectable honey. The honey and botanicals harvested from the roof are used to deliver a …

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The House A Duke Built

In a stroke of genius (and a little bit of nostalgia), the hotel chose to leave much of the old palace’s social spaces intact.

AC Santo Mauro – Hotel No. 15 One hundred years ago, it was a folly: a residence for entertaining titled relatives and visiting heads of state. The palace of the Duke of Santo Mauro and the Marques of Santa Cruz occupied a prominent spot in Chamberí, the cosmopolitan heart of Madrid. Built in 1894 by …

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Material Gain

The designer of the Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona on creating a home-from-home in the heart of Spain’s most sophisticated city

Cotton House, Barcelona – Hotel No. 78 Acclaimed Catalan artist and designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has worked on many projects, but his refurbishment of the Cotton House Hotel has a more personal significance: “Our studio is here, my house is here, I walk my dogs around here.” His local eye for detail has given the Cotton House a …

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Natural Selection

It’s paradise regained at Punta Islita

Punta Islita, Costa Rica – Hotel No. 50 It’s paradise regained at Punta Islita, a hotel where sustainability is the way of life. Hotel Punta Islita has everything to create an unforgettable tropical resort vacation: a stunning location in a secluded cove, a crystal-clear infinity pool, and luxurious rooms and villas in the beating heart …

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