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…

Basecamp Tahoe City

When Christian Strobel launched Basecamp with the Tahoe South, California location in 2012, he developed a brand that was more than your average boutique concept. He created a summer camp for adults. “It’s a base for exploration that looks to bring the spirit of adventure back into hospitality,” the founder and CEO of the brand explains….

New Algarve charmhotelsweb member!

A 10-minute drive from the centre of Portimão, Rio Arade Manor House is a charming guesthouse set in a typical Algarvian house from the 18th century. It is located in the quaint riverside fishing village of Mexilhoeira da Carregação, near Estômbar. Guests can move freely around the house which has no restricted spaces. Within a…

First location for Accor’s Jo&Joe

The first Jo&Joe from AccorHotels is preparing for a May 29 unveiling in Hossegor, France, and some of the first images have surfaced for sharing. Known as a surfer’s destination, the 145-bed property that blends hotel, hostel and private rental formats, has teamed up with Quiksilver and Roxy surfwear brands to help define the experience…

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,…