The Thief

The Thief - Norway - Hotel

Why would any hotel call itself, “The Thief?” Well, when you stand on a little island in the fjord just southwest of downtown Oslo, called the Tjuvholmen, you are on the Thiefs’ Islet, and it earned that name because thieves were brought here and executed in the 18th

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Portrait Firenze

Portrait Firenze - Italy - Lounge

Steeped in the rich culture and affluent history of Florence, “the Athens of the Middle Ages,” Portrait Firenze beckons travellers to luxuriously comfortable rooms that offer stunning views of the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio, one of Italy’s oldest and most charming bridges. One of the jewels in the Lugarno Collection of outstanding

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Hotel Duke’s Palace

Hotel Dukes Palace - Belgium - Hotel

During the medieval era in Flanders, the Dukes of Burgundy regularly made it their business to pay a visit to the province, and ensure that things were going along properly. They decided to stay in the city of Bruges when they made these expeditions, and in the centre of that town they

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The PuLi Hotel Shanghai

The Puli Shanghai - China - Pool

Where the Yangtze River, the great Yellow River of China, flows into the sea, a tributary called the Huangpu joins it, and this confluence is the reason for the life of city of Shanghai. The Yangtze today remains the busiest river in the world, and the city of

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Hotel Caro

hotel-caro-valencia-spain-outdoor

The ancient city of Valencia, which was founded by the Romans in 138 BCE, is a busy harbour and vital town centre filled with history and beauty.  The river Turia once ran through the heart of the city, but regular flash flooding from the mountain rains finally forced the people

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Orania.Berlin

Orania.Berlin Bar Piano

Ideally located in the edgy and vibrant Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin, the Orania.Berlin embodies the spirit of creativity, art and innovation the city is famed for. Occupying a restored century-old building overlooking Oranienplatz, the highlights of this boutique bolthole are the warm but stylish Living Room, which encompasses a

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The Silo

The Silo Hotel Dachpool

Opened in 2017 as part of the Royal Portfolio, the Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, architecture and design. Housed in a former grain silo on Cape Town’s V&A waterfront, it is one of the most exciting new five-star hotels in the city, and shares the building

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11 Mirrors Design Hotel

11 Mirrors Design Hotel, Ukraine, Kiev, lobby of the hotel

The Ukraine’s first Design Hotel and winner of multiple international awards, 11 Mirrors is a haven of contemporary comfort in the heart of historic Kiev. Created by boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko and real estate developer Ruslan Oleksenko, the interior design is a careful composition of glossy, reflective surfaces – glass,

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El Palauet Living Barcelona

el-palauet-living-barcelona-spain-lounge

Originating in the oldest neighbourhood of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, next to the harbour, the Paseo moves through the centre of the town, and at its northerly end, in the middle of the beautiful city, stands El Palauet, a deluxe boutique hotel, offering outstanding service to its guests. El Palauet is within

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