Directors fromPrahran Hotel have committed Doug Maskiell, Andy & Matt Mullins and Tom Birch from Techne Architects to redesign the bar of the hotel. A fully glazed courtyard cuts through the interior, connecting all levels and allowing natural light in. The featuring a facade is constructed out of concrete culverts, linked together in a way that enable the patrons to sit within them to view and interact with the venue and its fellow patrons.
The design intends to add another unique and captivating venue to the ever evolving Melbourne Pub scene. Modern stools have been clustered around bar tables providing a contemporary and welcoming space for an after work drink. The bar extends over three floors and allowing the customer to choose between differente atmospheres.
The footprint is large, but with well-considered spaces that lend a feeling of intimacy. The large vestibule adorned with intricate wall furnishings leads to a contrasted space on the second level complete with a bar that gives ’30s design a modern twist. Ideal for private functions, upstairs is best described as the ‘speakeasy’ environment complete with smaller nooks and crannies for ‘tight talking’.
Tetiaroa atoll of French Polynesia belonging to Marlon Brando, will become the site of a new eco-luxury hotel whose name is The Brando. With 30 fares deluxe villas, it will be the only hotel on Tetiaroa. The project is being overseen by Tahiti Beachcomber SA, whose CEO Richard Bailey, owner of several luxury resorts in French Polynesia, was in contact with the player for many years and has continued to build relationships with the family of Marlon Brando to realize their common vision for a project of high ecological connotation.
The Inflatable Diamond Grid – IDG, offers an emergency stability thanks to the patented Multi Chamber Safety System. In case of a defect the air frame can be repaired easily. The design impresses with a much reduced weight and a small pack size.
Based in Villabuena de Álava, VIURA HOTEL is perfect as a base to discover the Spanish wine area Rioja. The facade is composed of whimsically superimposed cubes that seem to surge forcefully from the centre of the earth; punctuated by French windows that flood the rooms with views of the relaxing scenery.
In addition to its magnificent restaurant, the bar, a fine old wine cellar and a gymnasium, Viura has wonderful terraces on the top floor with panoramic views of the San Andrés Church, built between 1538 and 1728, and of all the mountains of the Sierra de Cantabria.
Published through AirBnB – an online service that allows people to rent spare rooms and other living spaces for short-term. The hotel has converted large beer barrels from the local Pott’s Brewery into single and double beds. The barrels were used for over 100 years to age and transported Pott’s malty beer. An opening is created by cutting a half-circle from one of the end caps, allowing guests to climb up a short ladder to the platform bed installed inside.
According Hammacher Shlemmer this Carry on is the lightest in the world. It weighs 66% less than most 21-inch bags, making it effortless to hoist into an airplane’s overhead bin. The interior is lined with polyester and features four mesh pockets for toiletries or other and two sets of adjustable straps for buckling clothes into place.
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With the arrival of winter is nothing like a getaway in sunny islands of the Caribbean. Escape to St. Martin and discover the best kept secret in the Caribbean. This special offer includes 40% off and daily breakfast for two each day of your stay.
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Poseidon Underwater Sea Resort, near the Fiji Island is world’s first sea floor resort. This resort was developed and conceived by president of U.S. Submarines, L. Bruce Jones. He said that this idea came from his wife. He gifted this resort to his daughter on her 16th anniversary. These resorts are developed up to 40 feet and are linked through the water tunnels.
The resort accommodates its customers’ desired experiences by providing three lodging options: above ground, over the water, and below the ocean’s surface. There are 48 bungalows and villas on Poseidon Mystery Island for those that don’t feel ready to take the plunge and prefer to remain on the beach or just above water.
Alternatively, there are 24 suites underwater for the adventurous types that seek to experience a submerged view of the 5,000-acre Fiji lagoon. It reminds me of the undersea restaurant in Maldives that offered a similar experience to celebrate its five-year anniversary.
Guests gain access to their underwater suites through an elevator that transports them 40 feet undersea. Approximately 70 percent of each room is encased with a 4-inch thick clear acrylic that allows vacationers to look out at the coral gardens that surround their room. Read More…
Fabrics and knitwear wit very colorful geometric patterns are the trademark images of Italian House Missoni. The distinctive style isn’t reserve solely to fashion and has been expanded over various segments, amongst their interior and hotels.
Following the first Missoni Hotel in Edinburgh, they have set off the Middle east and in March of 2011 opened its second hotel in Kuwait city. Inspired by blue skye and by beaches of the Persian Gulf Missoni has filled the interiors with a palette of daring colors where turquoise are combined with Missoni prints.
Pan Pacific Singapore announced today that it will be embarking on the hotel’s biggest transformation in its 25-year history since its opening in 1987. The extensive S$80 million investment for the 790-room property will see guest rooms, restaurants and lobby undergo a major transformation from mid-April. The highlight will be the spectacular 360O view Pacific Club on Level 38, the topmost level of the hotel.
Astarte Suites is a spectacular 9-suite complex designed by Aygoustis Krousis and located on a cliff on the beautiful Santorini island in greece. small, but with impeccable services, infinity pool, and unforgettable views, the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. here is an excerpt from the official description from the architects: “magic is in the details at Astarte Suites, beginning with the twinkling Swarovski stones that adorn the ceiling above each suite’s jacuzzi pool, ending with the personalized service each guest enjoys.
Designed by Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat Architecture, the Saguaro Hotel based in Scottsdale, Arizona is a desert oasis, a vibrant escape set dramatically against the beiges and sands of Old Town Scottsdale. The design is meant to channel the palette of 12 indigenous wildflowers of Arizona, which both grounds the hotel and sets it apart from the landscape. This is a beautiful and classy resort you must see for yourself!
All of the 194 guest rooms include outdoor patios or balconies, iPod docking station, work desk, flat screen TV and free Internet for Joy of Life members, while you’ll find soaker tubs and walk-in closets in the suites.
Tec Architecture and interior designer, Marcel Wanders, have teamed up again to create Kameha Bay Portals, a high-style luxury resort hotel in Mallorca, Spain. A little over a full year away from completion, Kameha Bay Portals has recently been admitted by the Leading Hotels of the World into its exclusive hotel association – and I thought you might be interested in taking a peek.
Located on the south coast of the sunny Spanish isle, and within walking distance of the exclusive yacht harbour Puerto Portals, this resort will offer its guests warm service, exclusivity, and a truly unique ambience when it opens its doors in early 2013. Be sure to check Expedia for deals on this once completed, so you can be one of the first guests to arrive at this brand new truly one of a kind hotel. The interplay of hotel and nature paired with the highest standards of ecological sustainability and energy efficiency are particularly important in the resort’s design. Because of this, the development of the Kameha Bay Portals will involve a ‘green building’, which, with its own sandy beach and access to a small bay, will blend perfectly into the natural surroundings.
Living Architecture and Dutch firm MVRDV, present the design for the Balancing Barn, a cantilevered holiday home near the village of Thorington in Suffolk.
From the road, the barnisalmost invisible; the front being only 7 metres wide, with a pitched roof, faces the long straight driveway approach, suggesting a small house with a traditional shape. The volume, however, has a length of 30 metres. At the midpoint it starts to cantilever over the descending slope; a balancing act made possible by the rigid structure of the building; resulting in 50% of the barn being in free space, and giving a wide view over the Suffolk landscape, adjacent lake and surrounding gardens. The long sides of the structure are well hidden by trees allowing privacy inside and around the barn. The exterior is covered in a reflective material, resulting in the barn changing its exterior by reflecting the seasons.
This Expedition Tent by Nomad is a great thing for adventure motorcycle travelers. The Nomad tent, offers 30 square feet of interior room, weighs just 13 lbs, fits 2 people and the main thing, your bike. Made from coated ripstop nylon with a polyester floor, the Nomad. Read More…
The tiny hotel is nestled in the shadow of the ancient Aravali mountains, an hour’s drive from Jaipur,Radjasthan. There are just two bedrooms within the main thatched house in addition to a romantic Rajasthani-tented bedroom in the garden, surrounded by swathes of lush free farmland.
This is a side to India that most tourists never have the opportunity to see; a glimpse of rural life that has not changed for many centuries. Expedia flights makes it easy and affordable to be able to see this one of a kind diamond in the rough. Anopura was created by Belgian- born Philippe de Villegas-ex-Honorary consul to Belgium in Marakech and a man to whom the beautiful things in life truly matter. As such, the rooms are all supplied with super king-size beds, superb mattresses and the finest locally sourced linens. Ceiling fans air conditioning as well as plenty of inspirational reading matter help guests to fell more at home.
‘Maison Champs-Elysées’ hotel is located at 8 Jean Goujon in the eighth district has commissioned Maison Martin Margiela redecorates the suites, restaurant, smoking room, bar and reception area into a surreal atmosphere.
La Maison Champs-Elysees combines modern and traditional aesthetics. One of the two buildings of the hotel was built in Napoleon era, formerly a private residence shared by the French Emperor and his wife Eugénie de Montijo’s from 1864 to 1989.
Designed by T3arc, TuboHotel is located in the Magic Village of Tepoztlan, Morelos about 45 minutes south of Mexico City on the other side of the mountain range.
The recycled concrete tubes are stacked in a pyramid-style adding visually interest and allow the spectacular views to be showcased. The rooms include stairs for the upper units, a queen size bed, curtains and even glass windows.