The Trafalgar St. James joins Curio Collection

Overlooking the world-famous Trafalgar Square, The Trafalgar St. James, Curio Collection by Hilton, has officially joined the exclusive collection of more than 35 hotels and resorts. As the first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in the UK, the hotel was hand-picked to be a part of the global, upper upscale collection of one-of-a-kind independent properties…

New member: Torel Cliff, Óbidos, Portugal

Welcome to Torel Cliff Surf & Golf in Óbidos – an exceptional place incorporating a cosy boutique b&b and two self-catering villas. Come in and leave your everyday worries outside, relax in the gardens & pools, and enjoy the stunning scenery that Portugal’s Costa de Prata has to offer – be it golfing on some of Europe’s best courses; and…

New member! Santiago de Chile

Located in the Santiago de Chile’s hip Barrio Italia, Maison Italia 1029 is a design boutique hotel offering just 5 luxury rooms. Behind the original Republican-style façade is a total new building fusing minimalist design with warm, native materials. Rooms come with a splendid terrace overlooking the mountains. Room facilities include air conditioning, a flat-screen…

New charmhotelsweb member! Costa Rica

Clandestino Beach Resort is a charming hotel located in the jungle on the beautiful Palo Seco Beach, a 14 km stretch of coconut palms, backed by mangrove swamps known for its large variety of birds, which can be explored by jet ski and boat tours. A 40-minute drive takes guests to the breathtaking Manuel Antonio…

New on DNA Hotels: Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Portugal

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel is a design hotel set on the Quinta da Lixa estate, near the city of Amarantes – under an hour’s drive from Porto. The 30 hectares estate, of which 22 are vineyards, are dedicated to the production of grapes for green and sparkling wines. The stylish, minimalist decorated rooms are located…

New DNA Hotels member! São Lourenço do Barrocal, Alentejo | Portugal

Offering understated luxury, São Lourenço do Barrocal is a five star country hotel located set in Portugal’s wild and beautiful Alentejo. Incorporated in a 780-hectare estate that has been in the same family for two hundred years, the village buildings are set amongst ancient oaks, olive groves and rolling vineyards. The beautiful medieval hilltop village of…

New on DNA Hotels: Palazzetto Rosso, Siena

Palazzetto Rosso is a luxury design boutique hotel located in the heart of Siena’s medieval center. Set in an inn from the 13th-century, it has been hosting travelers for eight centuries. The original façade, decorated with traditional wrought-iron ensigns and flares, remains the same. Inside, the majestic arched hall, high vaulted ceilings, curving archways, red brick…

The Golden Tulip revamp

Many moons ago, when I lived in The Netherlands Golden Tulip was a national brand holding most of the prestigious hotels in the country. Tracing back roots to the early 1960s the chain went through many different incarnations, being part of the NH/Krasnapolsky merger (many Golden Tulip Hotels are now NH Hotels) after finally being…

New on DNA Hotels: Rum Budapest

Hotel Rum Budapest is a super stylish boutique set in a historical building in the city centre. Rooms and common spaces have been designed by Budapest-based designers and architects (like Bara Studio, Position Collective, Zsuzsa Kertész), blending the authentic and contemporary. Individually designed rooms (15-30m2) come with air-conditioning, queen or king-sized beds, high-quality cotton sheets, and walk-in…

New charmhotelsweb member: Quinta do Marco, Algarve

Quinta do Marco is a modern country hotel, set amongst 18 hectares of farmland in the hills of the Algarve hinterland, nearby the historic town of Tavira. The premises can be covered by foot or exercising (on request with a guide) or participate in many ecological activities and sports. Or simply rest by the beautiful heated swimming pool in…

New member hotel: Torel Palace, Lisbon 😍

Located on top one of Lisbon’s seven hills, Torel Palace is a unique boutique hotel with a singular style of Portuguese antiques and modern furniture. It is set in 2 traditional city palaces, one pink dating from 1902 and one striking blue (the former guesthouse of the Bishop of Lisbon) – from 1904. Surrounded by…