Hotel of the Day: Public Hotel Chicago

Public Hotel Chicago

Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager visionary of Public Hotel Chicago offers a good marriage between upscale luxury travel with affordable prices. Schrager gave a new life and transformed the old space of the Ambassador East Hotel and its classic restaurant Pump Room. The boutique hotel offers 285 rooms that are individually furnished with an uber-clean decor aesthetics that caters to varying tastes defines its own brand of luxury in the simplicity, efficiency and convenience that the hotel offers. Continue reading

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Hotel of the Day: Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

Belgraves, Thompson Hotels

Thompson’s latest project, Belgraves is located in Belgravia, a neighborhood in London where stylish shops, restaurants and home to many of the capital’s diplomats and notable public figures. The hotel sets the perfect marriage between its upscale ambiance with a downtown attitude with its communal space is designed to maintain an air of comfort and seclusion. Continue reading

Hotel of the Day: Blue on Water

Blue on Water

Blue on Water is Newfoundland’s premier boutique hotel. Located in the heart of St. John’s, on North America’s oldest street George Street just steps from the Atlantic. The hotel offers 12-room with an on-site restaurant and bar combine world-class style with the province’s legendary personality

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Hotel of the Day: Auberge Du Soleil

Auberge Du Soleil

Originally opened as a restaurant in 1981 by French restaurateur Claude Rouas and his partner Robert Harmon have created Auberge Du Soleil, one of the premier resorts in Napa Valley hidden amongst a grove of olive trees that evokes a love of Provence and the South of France. With its amazing views, the resort offers spacious “maisons” perched on the hillside Continue reading

Hotel of the Day: Jumbo Stay

Jumbo Stay

Built inside a decommisioned 747 jumbo jets parked permanently at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, Jumbo Stay offers guests 27 rooms with three beds in each and its more expensive “cockpit suite” located on the upper deck ,some that have a private washroom, some shared access shower and toilet facilities. All rooms have a flat screen television where guests can watch the times of departure for all flights. Throughout the jetliner guests have access to wireless broadband. All rooms share a shower and toilet in the corridor, except for the cockpit suite and a single person room which features their own.

Jumbo Stay Jumbovägen 4, 190 47 Stockholm-arlanda, Sweden Facebook

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Hotel of the Day: Ace Hotel Seattle

Ace Hotel Seattle is a 28 room hotel located in the heart of Belltown. It’s near downtown and within walking distance of lots of popular destinations like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront. The pet-friendly boutique hotel design has been described as bohemian, organic and hip that offer simple luxury such as free wi-fi and two food and beverage options, Cyclops Café and the Panther Room bar. Ace Hotel sets the hospitality standard by offering great experiences more than hospitality clichés Continue reading

A License to Thrill: The Hotels of James Bond

With the recent opening of Skyfall on November 9 and the celebration of  the 50 year anniversary of the James Bond spy franchise, one of the many things that I find intriguing is the many fantastic hotels that this secret agent 007 stays at for whichever reason it may be whether for romantic, leisure or even violent. Perfect time to look at how to travel 007-style. Think of this list, then, as a licence to thrill. Continue reading