What makes you want to stay at a hotel? Good food? Sure. Great service? Of course. Photo worthy surroundings? Sold. El Fenn in Marrakech, Morocco is leading the charge in the bespoke, boutique hotel experience, and doing it right.
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Attention Mid-Century Modern aficionados: The Trans World Flight (TWA) Center at JFK International Airport is about to undergo a restoration to evoke the glamour of the jet age. We know, the last thing you would expect in a bustling metropolitan airport like JFK is a swanky hotel—but this place is about to surprise you. The hotel is set to open in early 2019 and its mid-century appeal is what makes it so incredibly unique, making it a living time capsule from the ‘60s.
This former Jazz Age hotel has been revamped and rebranded for today's times, but not without paying homage to its roaring 20's roots. Hotel Ambassador Chicago was once filled with A-list guests, including Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall.
The history of jazz and entertainment has clearly left its imprint on the halls, and Ambassador Chicago combines this sense of nostalgia with touches of modern hospitality. Focused around affordable luxury, Ambassador Chicago provides stylish ambiance and iconic boutique lodging. A little bit 1930s and a little bit 2017, the balance has been found.
Photography by Ambassador Chicago
Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa is more than just a string of luxury treehouses built to assimilate into the expansive and untouched land on which it sits. Singita, meaning "Place of Miracles," lives up to its name with its mission to conserve, preserve and protect the acres of wildlife it calls home.
For you, this means checking into an elegant and private tree house with floor to ceiling windows. As Singita unveils their newly restored Sweni Lodge which lies on the riverbanks in the Kruger National Park, they make it impossible to resist elegant safari living.
In southern Italy’s ancient village of Matera, an underground wine cave has made a big splash in modernizing the local scene. Carved into the mountain, this contemporary wine sipping haven is catching attention from every wine and architecture buff around. Designed to highlight the history of this beautiful town, Enoteca dai Tossi is all the eye candy we can handle.
Photography by Delfino Sisto Legnani