Design Hotels Adds Rotterdam’s Mainport To Portfolio

A new boutique hotel has opened in Rotterdam’s central district of Leuvehaven. Characterized by a futuristic black glass and aluminium facade designed by MAS Architectuur, Mainport is the latest addition to the Dutch city’s modern harbor skyline and is situated next to the historic Maritime Museum and the asymmetric Erasmus Bridge. Architecturally, the step-like facade … Continue reading

Design Hotels Adds Penang’s Macalister Mansion

Penang’s Macalister Mansion has opened as the newest member of Design Hotels. Housed in a 100-year-old restored colonial mansion in the heart of Georgetown, the property pays tribute to Sir Norman Macalister, the state’s first British Governor in the 1800s. The design revolves around the idea of an old English mansion, with each space intended to … Continue reading

The Surin Phuket Reopens After Renovation

Thai luxury beach resort The Surin Phuket has reopened after an extensive renovation that saw it redesigned by Paris-based architect and interior designer Ed Tuttle. Nestled along the coast on Pansea Beach, the 108-cottage retreat now boasts larger and brighter spaces, a revamped lounge and restaurant, as well as a new beach bar and gym. … Continue reading

Grupo Habita Opens Hotel Americano

2 decades after opening their first boutique hotel in Mexico, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have expanded Grupo Habita into the USA with the new Hotel Americano. Located in the middle of Chelsea’s art gallery district, the 56-room hotel was fashioned out of a former parking garage by award-winning Mexico City-based architect Enrique Norten into a … Continue reading

Eccleston Square Hotel Opens In London

One of London’s highly-anticipated hotels opened earlier this week in the city’s Belgravia district. Set behind a striking late Georgian facade, the 39-room Eccleston Square Hotel is touted to be Europe’s most high-tech hotel and joins the portfolio of boutique hotel collection Design Hotels. Expert planners Woods Bagot equipped the property with revolutionary gadgets, underfloor … Continue reading