New charmhotelsweb member! Penafiel, Portugal

Located near Penafiel, Hotel Rural Quinta das Quintães is a charming hotel located between the vineyards of the Douro wine region, just 40 minutes from downtown (O)Porto. The history of the original farm house is long and for many years several agricultural products, including wine have been produced here on the 4-hectare estate. The restored building…

Tel Aviv’s one-month beach suite

In collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Tourism and the city of Tel Aviv, Brown Hotels unveiled March 15 the Lifeguard Tower Hotel, located on Tel Aviv’s popular Frishman Beach on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded in 2003 by Hotelier Leon Avigad, Brown Hotels has five boutique hotels – four in Israel and one in Croatia….

Sweden’s Treehotel new suite

Northern Sweden’s Treehotel features this Snøhetta-designed Nordic cabin, which hovers 10 meters (33 feet) above the forest floor. Positioned in the treetops to maximize views of the Swedish Lapland and the aurora borealis, the two-floor accommodation blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces with simple materials and a stunning backdrop. Designed by Snøhetta, the 7th…

New design hotel by Jaime Hayón

Barceló Torre de Madrid is a luxury design hotel, set in Madrid’s iconic Torre de Madrid at the end of the Gran Vía on Plaza de España. Stylish and elegant, rooms and suites come with air conditioning, king-size beds, a 42″ flat-screen TV, and a laptop safe. Bathrooms have walk-in showers and a hairdryer. Somos Restaurant offers…

New charmhotelsweb member! Schoone Oordt Country House, South Africa

Set in a much-photographed Victorian landmark dating from 1853, the charming Schoone Oordt Country House is surrounded by rolling fields and the majestic Langeberg Mountain range in the picturesque village of Swellendam. It has been lovingly restored over many years by Richard and Alison Walker and is tucked away on over 5000m² of lush grounds,…

New DNA Hotels find: Dona Emília, Viana do Castelo – Portugal

Dona Emília is a boutique guest house located in the heart of Viana do Castelo overlooking Praça da República. Set within a century-old building, the central staircase is the focal point and access point between the three floors that are filled with art, contemporary furnishings, vintage finds and precious curiosities. Common areas include a kitchen which…

Hot new hotels: Sir Adam, Amsterdam

Overlooking the IJ-river and Amsterdam’s historic city centre, Sir Adam Hotel is set on the lower floors of the iconic 1971 former Shell office tower. Renamed the A’DAM tower it houses several companies from the music and entertainment industry. Rooms come with bare concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that hold floating desks and window benches giving…

New DNA Hotels member! Cooking and Nature – Emotional Hotel, Portugal

Roughly midway from Lisbon and Porto, in a beautiful valley in the heart of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park is Cooking and Nature – Emotional Hotel, a small boutique hotel with 12 eclectially designed rooms, inspired by emotions like surprise, passion, meditation and destiny. Three UNESCO World Heritage sites can be found within…

Hot new hotels: The Robey & The Hollander, Chicago

Grupo Habita has opened The Robey and The Hollander ho(s)tels in Chicago’s hip Wicker Park neighborhood. Which do you like best? The Robey (main picture) is a design boutique hotel situated in the heart of Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. The light-filled rooms and suites (20-63m2) feature hardwood floors, 400-thread count sheets, a flat-screen…

New on DNA Hotels: Farmhouse of the Palms

Farmhouse of the Palms is a design b&b located near São Brás de Alportel in the Algarve, Portugal. The distintive minimalist interiors complement this 200 year old “monte”, or Portuguese farmhouse. It offers spectacular views of the valley and comes with 5 ultra stylish, spacious (32-65m2) rooms with private terraces. Rooms feature original details and each…

Hot new hotels: Hotel Indigo Savannah

Overlooking the historic Ellis Square, the Hotel Indigo Savannah—housed within the iconic Guckenheimer building—revels in the rich legacy of the city through a blend of classic and modern influences thanks to the design from CJMW Architecture. “The overall design has vintage tones, but also lots of whimsy, with materials and texture overlaying each other to…

Tulum resort adds treehouse

For those looking to experience a more rugged side of the popular Yucatán coastline, Design Hotels has opened the Treehouse, an addition to its existing resort in Tulum, Mexico. Part of the 85-room Papaya Playa Beach Resort – which sits on a 900-meter stretch of Caribbean coast about 80 miles south of Cancun – the…