Turkish Hayri Atak Studio has designed the proposed Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel to be embedded into Preikestolen, a cliff in southern Norway.
The proposed Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel features a swimming pool with a see-through bottom that juts out from the side of the cliff face and gives swimmers a chance to look at the spine-tingling drop beneath them
There’s a reason the novel The Talented Mr. Ripley occurs on the Amalfi Coast and that the film adaptation was filmed in Positano. The entire storyhinges upon the prodigal (and privileged) son who refuses to return home to “subways and taxis and starched collars and a nine-to five job,” preferring to stay within the endless summer of the Amalfi Coast: “It isn’t as much fun as sailing a boat in old clothes and being answerable to nobody.”
Madrid is full of jewel-box, design-forward hotels. Better still, they practice hands-on hospitality, ensuring that their guests feel at home.
Here are the best boutique hotels in the Spanish capital:
In Madrid, people understand hospitality. The best hotels—often in grand historic building—hit the trifecta. They have great design, attentive service and tasty food. No matter how you prefer to travel, Madrid knows how to cater to guests.
Here are the best hotels in the Spanish capital:
Source: The Best Hotels in Madrid
There’s a reason people fall in love with Chiang Mai. Northern Thailand’s largest city is home to buzzing night markets, ornate temples and delectable (albeit spicy) regional cuisine. And its cooler climate and more laid-back atmosphere is the perfect contrast to lively Bangkok—and certainly a great option to round out any trip to the Southeast Asian country.
But where does one stay? For first-timers, staying in—or near—the Old City (also referred to as “the square” as it’s boxed in by a moat) is often preferred. But repeat visitors find the bucolic countryside the best way to experience the destination.
Here are some of the best hotels in Chiang Mai—from budget-friendly boutique properties to luxurious resorts.
Source: Where To Stay In Chiang Mai
The weeks leading up to a vacation can be stressful, what with flights and hotels to book, dinners to reserve, and excursions to plan—plus, everything needs to be in order back home or in the office before you can jet off with true peace of mind. So while it can be tempting to pack every minute full of activities, it’s worth leaving one day of your trip to truly relax, and perhaps treat yourself to a spa day.
But what better way to relax and sight-see at the same time than visiting a hotel spa that’s got breathtaking views of its surroundings? While quality treatments and high-end products are essential for spa day magic, some of the best hotel spas also employ a strong sense of place—whether perched atop a mountain or set on a beach—to fully immerse guests in the moment.