Visionaries obsess about detail, work painstakingly hard to achieve perfection, and sacrifice everything to realize their vision. So, even the littlest of things are considered. They create hotels with a story. That have soul. You can feel the devotion in every sinew of the experience. In this series of articles you'll find the vision, dedication, and stories brought to life.

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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Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly

An interview with Mark Wyant of the Saint Hotel in New Orleans

The Saint Hotel – No. 29 When commercial pilot Mark Wyant got stuck in New Orleans en route to his home in Dallas, he never dreamed of leaving town as the owner of the historic Audubon Building. He’s since converted it into The Saint Hotel, become part of our collection, and is now celebrating the …

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Making Headlines In Portland, Maine

Housed in the former offices of the Portland Press Herald, the Press Hotel is both a homage and a love letter to the golden age of print journalism.

The Press Hotel – Hotel No. 82 The Gannett Building, former home to the offices and printing plant of the Portland Press Herald – Maine’s largest newspaper – has now turned a new leaf with the opening of The Press Hotel. The journalistic DNA, however, lives on in the fabric of this boutique hotel’s design. …

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