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…

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…