Hotel to Heart: The Caro Hotel in Valencia

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During my city trip to Valencia, I stayed in a very distinctive design hotel: the Caro Hotel. This monumental hotel is located right in the historical center, a stone throw away from the Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica. Interior designer Francesc Rifé has cleverly integrated the historical details and elements of the monument, with 21st century design and furniture, making it an interesting juxtaposition of heritage and present. Contemporary clean, geometric lines are merged with the … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hotel de Nell in Paris

Hotel de Nell

Earlier this month I went to Paris for the Paris Design week. And as always I stayed in a design hotel that exceeded my expectations. I stayed at Hôtel de Nell, located just a 5-minute walk from Grand Boulevard. The 5-star design hotel is the sister hotel of the Benkiraï hotel where I stayed in Saint Tropez. And like the Benkiraï you can expect top-end service, discreet luxury and a chic but very relaxed atmosphere. Intimate and quiet atmosphere Hôtel de Nell counts 33 rooms, which is … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Greco Philia Hotel Boutique in Mykonos

Greco Philia Mykonos

During my vacation on Mykonos, in the first week of June, I stayed at the Greco Philia Hotel Boutique on Elia Beach. Perched on a steep hill overlooking the sunkissed waters of the Aegean Sea, it is the perfect luxury escape. The hotel consists of 30 luxury suites and villas, some with private pools or jacuzzi. All suites and villas have unique interior designs. The main theme of the boutique hotel is art. Each accommodation is named after a painter and you'll see beautiful art and statues … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Kapari Natural Resort on Santorini

Kapari Natural Resort poolside

  Santorini has always been in my top 10 of travel destinations. After visiting Mykonos, my desire to visit the most famous Greek island only grew more. Last month, my dream came true. My trip to Santorini was one of my most memorable holidays; not only because of the heavenly infinite blues of the sea and pastel and white washed houses that are ingrained in my memory, but also because of the incomparable luxury experience I was treated to at the Kapari Natural Resort. A stay at the … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: The Peninsula Paris

Peninsula Paris hotel

One of the most beautiful hotels in Paris, is The Peninsula Paris. The high-end luxury hotel is part of the Peninsula 5-star luxury hotel group that dates back to 1866 with its origin in China. In fact, the Peninsula in Hong Kong is the oldest luxury hotel. Following an extensive four-year restoration of the former legendary belle epoque Hotel Majestic, and marking the debut of The Peninsula Hotels into Europe, the newest hotel in The Peninsula Hotels’ portfolio, The Peninsula Paris, opened in … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hotel Sezz Saint Tropez

If you're travelling to Saint Tropez this summer, I highly recommend staying at the über stylish and en vogue design hotel: Hotel Sezz Saint Tropez. The name might ring a bell if you are a regular reader of the blog, since I also stayed at the Hotel Sezz in Paris last year December (see my review about Hotel Sezz Paris here). The Saint Tropez boutique hotel was everything I expected, and more. Impeccable service and hospitality, a spot on interior design, and a relaxed unpretentious atmosphere, … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hotel Vernet in Paris

Hi everyone, I'm finally back from my blog break. As it turned out, I needed a longer break than expected to rest and refuel. I'm happy to be back on the block and blog because I have a lot to share. I'm kicking off with one of my new favourite hotels in Paris: Hotel Vernet. The five-star luxury hotel is only steps away from the iconic Arc de Triomphe and the always bustling Champs Elysees. Apart from the perfect location, it is also a real design gem with a mix of modern furniture in a … [Read more...]