Winter Specials… In Style

You should be able to tell by now that Design Hotels are our jam. What can we say? We like to travel in style. And, even if we’re looking for a steal, it’s the little touches of style that make us feel chic and in-the-know. So, while the gentle breezes of summer change to the bone-chilling winds of winter, this means getting yourself to the mountains faster than one can say Kitzbüheler Horn or flying south or east to warmer climes, Design Hotels™ has both fantastic properties to choose from as well as great deals to make the holidays sweeter. You can choose to extend your stay in the 3-for-2 nights or 7-for-5 nights deals; treat yourself to a complimentary upgrade or get value with discounted rates. Savor the holiday spirit in one of Europe’s grandest capitals with Hotel Sezz Paris, a renovated Art Nouveau building by celebrated French designer Christophe Pillet or enjoy winter’s bounty at The Cambrian with the best slopes just outside the door, a Finnish sauna and spa treatments for recuperation and authentic regional cuisine at the restaurant.

Luna2 Private Hotel - Bali
Luna2 Private Hotel – Bali

Skip over to the intimate five-room Luna2 Private Hotel in Bali to experience Asian hospitality at its best, and get that enviable winter tan. The easiest way is to blindfold yourself and pick a point on the map.

The four different options are:

–  3 for 2: one complimentary overnight stay (minimum length of stay three nights)
–  7 for 5: two complimentary overnight stays (minimum length of stay seven nights)
–  Upgrade: free upgrade to the next available room category (minimum length of stay two nights)
–  Value: save up to 14 percent off the best available rate (minimum length of stay two nights)
Design Hotels™ Winter Specials
October 29, 2012 – March 17, 2013

The Hottest Apres Ski Party On the Slopes

Le Folie Douce Meribel Dance Floor
Le Folie Douce Meribel Dance Floor

Who doesn’t like a good après ski party in the French Alps? I know I do. Well now, the LOV Hotel Collection debuts La Folie Douce in Meribel this December. More than six million euro have been poured into this exclusive nightlife Mecca offering skiers fine dining, multiple bars, boutiques, and a 360° stage and dance floor that can hold up to 2,000 partiers all set to pulsating electro beats from international DJs. Man, that’s chic. La Folie Douce is what you’d call “a unique concept.” Created over 30 years ago by Luc Reversade, well known as a pioneer of this scene with his success in ski havens like Val d’Isère and Val Thorens. This hip destination for snow sports enthusiasts, gourmands, and club music lovers, will open its doors mid-December 2012 and is the perfect après ski sojourn in the French Alps. The open-air club is the highest altitude cabaret in the world, and the bar serves plenty of libations, letting the après ski continue long after normal hours. For VIPs, an exclusive area allows guests to warm up with blankets on oversized cushions and beds. Additional amenities include ski valets and WiFi for those who need to stay connected. Also a foodie paradise, La Folie Douce boasts two gourmet restaurants, La Fruitière and Le Nuvo Self, featuring farm-to-table ingredients from local artisans thoughtfully prepared by Chef Franck Mischler. An exceptionally stocked wine cellar along with a young, attractive and friendly staff round out the experience.

So who’s taking me to the Alps?


Reviving in Istanbul

Witt Istanbul Hotels
Witt Istanbul Hotels
In the old quarter of Cihangir, hotelier Tuncel Toprak built Witt Istanbul because it reminded him of how streets looked in his childhood. The hotel takes its cue from this sentimentality in the custom-made furnishings by local artisans that you see above. Add to that, a familiar sandstone façade and homemade breakfast. It also heeds the future with Ross Lovegrove designed bathroom fixtures in the spacious guestrooms. But that’s not all… move from the old and new with traditional hammam rejuvenation in Tuncel’s favorite place, savoring Turkish cheese from local boutique Antre Gourmet and sipping on the best wines selected by the renowned sommelier of La Cave wine shop.
Rooms from @ $200/night