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…

Almanac Hotels – new luxury chain

Almanac Hotels is destined to be a new luxury hospitality tastemaker recognized for developing iconic hotels in landmark locations that are rooted in rich histories. All of the properties are architecturally significant and located in the heart of each city where the cultural junction meets the urban landscape. This dynamic brand is inspired by locals yet…

25hours Hotel for Paris

Invesco Global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate will reposition the Terminus Nord Hotel (now a Mercure branded hotel) in Paris to the lifestyle brand 25hours. A 24-month refurbishment, including all 236 rooms as well as the restaurant and bar, will take place to reconfigure the property as the first 25hours branded hotel outside…

New on DNA Hotels: Pure Hotel, Flanders

Pure Hotel is a small design hotel located in the town of Diksmuide, West Flanders. The spacious (32-45m2) rooms are located in a cutting-edge annex situated at the rear of the hotel’s restaurant, which is set in a formal mansion. The minimalist interiors feature floor-to-ceiling windows and furniture from well-known designers. Room facilities include a…

New bedrooms at Negresco, Nice

Studio Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet has designed seven new bedrooms for the Hotel Negresco in Nice, France. The hotel on the city’s Promenade des Anglais overlook the grounds of the Palais Massena. The pair employed primary color palettes for contrast, including rose red with golden yellow finishes, bright yellows and royal blue, and teals…

W Budapest opening 2020

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the hotel will be situated on the city’s most luxurious shopping…

RIU to operate hotel in Madrid’s iconic Edificio España

RIU Hotels & Resorts has signed a strategic partnership with the Baraka business group to take part in the ownership and renovation of the emblematic Edificio España on Madrid’s Plaza de España, to open a hotel of the Riu Plaza line. The hotel chain from Mallorca and Baraka have created a joint venture in which…

Hot new hotels: The Beekman, New York

Set in an architectural gem from 1883, and hailed for its iconic nine-story atrium and pyramidal skylight, The Beekman is a unique luxury lifestyle hotel located in New York’s downtown. Featuring vintage furnishings and oak floors, the chic rooms come with a smart TV, a USB charging port, a minibar (crafted from antique tables with…