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Julia Himburg, General Manager at Provocateur Hotel Berlin - Copyright Gekko Group
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Provocateur Hotel Berlin has been promising a different and special accommodation experience to all its guests, who have taken the first step into the building dating back to the early 1900s, since the opening in March 2017. I talked to Julia Himburg about Provocateur Hotel Berlin.
by Beren Dere
Takaki Kawatsu, CEO of Kaisu
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Kaisu is located in a building that used to be Ryotei in the past. It has been redesigned with the idea of preserving this historical texture and ensuring it to have a modern atmosphere. Kaisu has been welcoming its guests in Akasaka since 2015. I talked to Takaki Kawatsu about Kaisu and Tokyo.
by Melisa Kaya
Colwen Hotels Opens the First Dual-Branded Hotel in New England
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Colwen Hotels and Marriott International announce the opening of the Dual Brand Residence Inn/Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boston Waltham.
Source : Colwen Hotels
The Barcelona EDITION
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Ian Schrager's rising global influence lands in Spain with the arrival of his newest venture in the growing EDITION empire: The Barcelona EDITION.
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
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Interviews with Hotel General Managers
Raul Palomo Marugan, General Manager at nhow Berlin
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The first fully musical hotel in Europe, the award-winning venue for business events and the spectacular designer hotel that carries the signature look of star designer Karim Rashid. nhow Berlin is the place that you would like to be.
by Beren Dere
Ada Yfanti, Owner and Managing Director of Fresh Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Athens is a city that combines history, culture, and art. Fresh Hotel Athens, with its innovative design and refreshing interiors, offers a design hotel accommodation experience in the heart of this city. I talked with Ada Yfanti, who established Fresh Hotel in 2004, to learn about the concept and details.
by Melisa Kaya
Miguel Barceló
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
NAKAR Hotel is a design hotel located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca. With the Rooftop, SPA and CUIT Restaurant, NAKAR Hotel offers a new experience to modern travellers. I talked to Miguel Barceló about NAKAR Hotel and Palma de Mallorca.
by Melisa Kaya
Marcelo Marinho
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro offers a unique view of both the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer. I talked to Marcelo Marinho about Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro.
by Melisa Kaya
Yutaka Mizuno
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten is located in cultural town Kanda-Ochanomizu in Tokyo. I talked to Yutaka Mizuno about Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten which has 120-years of history.
by Melisa Kaya
Jarle Moen, Thief Executive Officer at THE THIEF from Oslo
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
THE THIEF is a lifestyle boutique hotel that located in Tjuvholmen where used to be a shelter for smugglers and thieves in the past. But now, Tjuvholmen, home of THE THIEF, is an attraction point for contemporary art and modern living. In order to learn more about THE THIEF and Oslo, I talked to Jarle Moen.
by Melisa Kaya
Establishment Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
With the experience of Merivale's 60 years of history, rustic building from the 1930's, and the 21st-century service concept, Establishment Hotel offers sophisticated accommodation experience in the heart of Sydney. I talked to Felicity Arthur about the Establishment Hotel.
by Melisa Kaya
Brendan Carlin, General Manager of Cavallo Point Lodge
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Cavallo Point's history dates back to the 18th century. The complex that was Fort Baker military base in those years is currently housing to the Cavallo Point Lodge with the Golden Gate Bridge view, on the coast of the San Francisco Bay. I talked with Brendan Carlin about Cavallo Point Lodge.
by Melisa Kaya
Julius Anders, Hotel Manager at Max Brown Ku’damm
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Max Brown Hotels has been operating hotels in different countries since 2014. You can find a Max Brown Hotel in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Düsseldorf. Max Brown Ku’damm is located in Berlin and managed by Julius Anders.
by Beren Dere
Santa Maria Unit 1
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
When you wake up in the morning and go out onto the terrace, one side is the ocean that stretches to the horizon, and on the other hand Cape Town, which looks like a pearl in an oyster. I talked to Ellenique Fick about Santa Maria Beach House that offers this view.
by Melisa Kaya
Jeppe Mühlhausen, General Manager at Hotel Alexandra
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Hotel Alexandra is like a museum that you can testify and even live the history of Danish mid-century design and Danish Modern.
by Melisa Kaya
The Weinmeister Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Weinmeister Hotel, when set up in 2010, did not prefer to offer standard rooms to guests, this hotel, located in Berlin-Mitte, has designed private rooms with the aim of providing different experiences to their guests.
by Beren Dere
Hotel Praktik Garden
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Hotel Praktik Garden is like an urban oasis in the heart of the Barcelona. With the historic building and a wonderful outdoor terrace, Hotel Praktik Garden offers unforgettable accommodation to its guests.
by Beren Dere
Thomas Goval, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Berlin Ku'damm. Photo by Maxime Dufour Photographies
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Hotel Indigo Berlin Ku'damm is located near Ku'damm with its fully personalised services and the texture that reflects Berlin and Ku'damm cultures.
by Beren Dere
Peter Schattauer, Cluster Manager Vienna at Ruby Hotels
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
You are welcoming with a different service concept in Ruby Marie Hotel Vienna. Lean Luxury is their philosophy.
by Melisa Kaya
Princess Street Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
I asked Jane O’Mahony, General Manager of Princess Street Hotel, what topics I am curious about a prize-winning city hotel, and the city of Manchester.
by Melisa Kaya
Hotel Praktik Rambla
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Casa Climent Arola, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Catalan architect Francesc de P. Villar i Carmona, has been hosted Hotel Praktik Rambla since 2009.
by Beren Dere
Liutauras Vaitkevicius, General Manager at Good Hotel London
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
An unusual construction process, a very different location, a problem-solving approach on a local basis, a comprehensive social responsibility project on the international scene, and a dedicated team that accomplishes them.
by Beren Dere
Antoine Volant, Hotel Manager at Hotel Ozz by HappyCulture from Nice, France
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Founded in 2016, Hotel OZZ is the first sharing hotel of HappyCulture. They offer a different experience to their guests. In Hotel OZZ, guests can stay in single rooms according to their preferences, or share their rooms with other guests in the same comfort.
by Melisa Kaya
Mrs. Marianne Bergseng, General Manager at First Hotel Grims Grenka
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
First Hotel Grims Grenka is the first Design Hotel in Oslo. The design concept of First Hotel Grims Grenka has been bearing the signature of architect Kristin Jarmund who combined both International and Norwegian elements in a new context.
by Melisa Kaya
Ronald Ndoro, Founder of LIBRARY Private Members Club London
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
LIBRARY is created for members to be able to stay the whole day without having to leave for anything.
by Beren Dere
Scandic Vulkan Lobby
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
We are traveling all around the world as a tourist, but we do not always care about our planet. But some hotels that host us are aware of this. Scandic Vulkan, Norway's first energy class A hotel, is one of these hotels. I talked with Monica Egeberg, General Manager at Scandic Vulkan, about their special features and Oslo
by Melisa Kaya
The Weinmeister Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Weinmeister Hotel, when set up in 2010, did not prefer to offer standard rooms to guests, this hotel, located in Berlin-Mitte, has designed private rooms with the aim of providing different experiences to their guests.
by Beren Dere
Hotel Daniel Vienna Urban Stay - Copyright Hotel Daniel Vienna
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
You can purchase honey that comes from beehives on the loft, or you can see apple trees on the rooftop, you can marvel at a yacht that fixed to the edge of building, and more in here.
by Melisa Kaya
Hotel Zetta San Francisco
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Hotel Zetta San Francisco is founded in 1999 as the Viceroy Hotel Group brand in SoMa (South of Market Street), San Francisco. Hotel Zetta has a concept of being a lifestyle hotel that reflects art, comfort, tech and quality.
by Melisa Kaya
Andersen Hotel Wonderful Room
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Andersen Hotel is located in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. Concept 24 is the most distinguishing feature of the award-winning Luxury Boutique Hotel. I asked Karen Nedergaard about Andersen Hotel and their services.
by Melisa Kaya
Interviews with Boutique Hotel Owners
Saša Čubrić, Hotel Manager at Hotel Jägerhorn
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
As the oldest standing hotel in Zagreb, Hotel Jägerhorn is a social and cultural icon of the city since 1827. I asked Saša Čubrić about Hotel Jägerhorn and Zagreb.
by Melisa Kaya
Valérie Janczewski, Owner of RiadAnata
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
In order to get more information about RiadAnata, which is full of differences with its' interior design to service concept, from cooking class to full renting option, I asked Valérie Janczewski, Owner of RiadAnata.
by Melisa Kaya
Magdalena Ponagajbo, Art Director and Owner of Autor Rooms
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Autor Rooms is the first hospitality concept in Poland built entirely from local products in collaboration with local designers and producers. I talked to Magdalena Ponagajbo about this concept and she told me about the concept, history, and features of Autor Rooms.
by Melisa Kaya
Rarity Suites - Ripetta Attic Rome Italy - Suite Pincio
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Rarity Suites offers different experiences to its guests since 2015 with five different suites option on the top floor of a 19th-century building in the center of Rome. I talked to Bruno Molaioli about Rarity Suites and Rome.
by Beren Dere
The Rose Hotel
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Rose Hotel, with a history of 108 years, is one of these iconic buildings of Venice. With its dedicated team, history, design, and colors that reflect the Venice spirit, The Rose Hotel is waiting for guests who want to live Venice spirit all day long.
by Melisa Kaya
Interviews about Guest Houses & Apartments
Akers Have Apartments 1-bedroom Apartment
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
I talked to Shaun Leon-Guerrero to get more detailed information about Akers Have Apartments, which offers different apartment options and services for guests who come to Oslo for business or leisure travel and plan to stay for a long time.
by Melisa Kaya
STAY Copenhagen
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Whether you are visiting Copenhagen for business or leisure, STAY Copenhagen is ready to welcome you with 172 design apartments with 8 different style which offers award-winning comfortable Scandinavian minimalism, designed by Danish HAY-Design.
by Melisa Kaya
Milou Staub, General Manager at The B.I.G Backpackers Cape Town
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
The Backpackers in Green Point offers a completely different alternative accommodation option for its guests with its location, range of rooms and price policy.
by Melisa Kaya
Recent News
With its neon coating shining each night, W Xi’an has becomes an iconic feature adjacent to the Qujiang Pool Park and on the Xi’an city skyline
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
W Hotels Set to Dazzle the Dynasty with the Debut of Flagship Hotel in Northwest China, W Xi’an
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
Set against the backdrop of Wailea's stunning coastline, Four Seasons Resort Maui announces Couples Season, Sept 1 - Dec 15.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Four Seasons Maui, the island's only five-star, five-diamond resort, has unveiled a full calendar of thoughtfully tailored programming in anticipation of this fall's popular Couples Season.
Source : Four Seasons Resort Maui
New Luxury Type Universal Design Room (47.0sqm) will be added to increase the flexibility of accommodation options for guests. (Photo: Business Wire)
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will renovate 10 current universal design rooms and open 3 new luxury type universal rooms in December, 2018 by spending JPY400 million.
Source : Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
A view of the infinity pool near the oceanfront Kaiholo residence building.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Boutique Developer Opens Highly Anticipated Addition to Timbers Collection Featuring an Array of Exquisite Ownership Opportunities, Luxury Vacation Rentals, Premier Location and Exclusive Amenities
Source : Timbers Resorts
W Nashville
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
The Iconic, Music-Loving Brand Set to Debut in Music City in 2020; W Nashville to Have its Own Music Venue and an Electric Nightlife Scene
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
Excellence Oyster Bay
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Excellence Oyster Bay, the latest venture from the all-inclusive luxury hospitality leaders, Excellence Group, has officially opened its doors in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Source : Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts
(PRNewsfoto/Choice Hotels)
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
the Ascend Hotel Collection is the first and largest global soft brand, featuring best-in-class, boutique, unique, and historic hotels and resorts.
Source : Choice Hotels
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Scandic Hotels
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Bane NOR Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom to operate a new hotel in the Nyhavna area of Trondheim.
Source : Scandic Hotels
The Mayfair Hotel’s lobby lounge with M Bar and “The Mayfair Flower” sculpture taking center stage
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
The Mayfair offers a boutique experience for guests who appreciate good food and drink, rich historic character and vibrant creativity.
Source : The Mayfair Hotel
Au Soleil: a Summer Soirée by Le Méridien will feature Petit Plates, rosé spritzers and a modern twist to the iconic seaside pastime of backgammon at the brand’s hotels around the world, from Nice to New Orleans.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Backgammon Reborn; Rosé Reimagined; and a Sun-kissed Soundtrack by Nouvelle Vague; Le Méridien Transports Travellers to Experience the Iconic 1960s Beach Club Culture of the Mediterranean
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
RENAISSANCE HOTELS DEBUTS IN INDONESIA WITH THE OPENING OF RENAISSANCE BALI ULUWATU RESORT & SPA
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Owned by PT. Alam Bali International, the hotel is the southernmost Marriott hotel on the island and overlooks Bali's Bukit peninsula, best known for the cliff-fringed coastlines.
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Following a Dramatic Multi-Million Dollar Renovation, Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Debuts with a Playful Irreverence
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort will Mark the Brand's Sixth Hotel in Hawaii, Signaling a New Wave of Well-being among Global Travelers
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
Site of the new Rosewood Hotel in Houston's Uptown District
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Ideally located in the city's exclusive Uptown District, the hotel will be near several of Houston's most popular sites including The Galleria, Texas' largest luxury shopping destination, and the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.
Source : Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
The Blackburn Inn officially opens in Staunton, VA.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Local Developer Robin Miller of The Blackburn Inn, LLC, along with Retro Hospitality, Transformed a Historic Building into a 49-room Luxury Hotel
Source : The Blackburn Inn
W Brisbane Living Room Bar
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
W Brisbane Rises in the Sunshine State as the Iconic Brand Continues to Trailblaze its Way Around the World
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
Okemo Mountain Resort. Credit: Rob Bossi.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Vail Resorts will acquire Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, In a separate transaction, Vail Resorts will acquire Stevens Pass Resort in Washington State.
Source : Vail Resorts, Inc.
The Bodrum EDITION
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
The Bodrum EDITION. Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, acts to redefine the contemporary luxury hotel experience with his expanding global influence.
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
The beachfront Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar resort
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar opens for vacation guests with 20 percent discount
Source : Wyndham Extra Holidays
Autograph Collection Hotels today announced the opening of RYSE in Hongdae, Seoul.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Designed by Visionary Firm Michaelis Boyd, RYSE is Exactly Like Nothing Else
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
The 5 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Marakkesh
TRAVEL - LISTING
When you approach Marrakesh at the end of a long flight, the landscape from above is like a giant red city.
by Mehmet Kaplan
View from Jinmao Hotel Lijiang. (Photo: Business Wire)
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Jinmao Hotel Lijiang joins new hotel brand in China: Renewal of long term management agreement for Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel strengthens collaboration with the Jinmao Group
Source : Hyatt
Editors' Picks

Kaisu is located in a building that used to be Ryotei in the past. It has been redesigned with the idea of preserving this historical texture and ensuring it to have a modern atmosphere. Kaisu has been welcoming its guests in Akasaka since 2015. I talked to Takaki Kawatsu about Kaisu and Tokyo.
by Melisa Kaya
Provocateur Hotel Berlin has been promising a different and special accommodation experience to all its guests, who have taken the first step into the building dating back to the early 1900s, since the opening in March 2017. I talked to Julia Himburg about Provocateur Hotel Berlin.
by Beren Dere
With the experience of Merivale's 60 years of history, rustic building from the 1930's, and the 21st-century service concept, Establishment Hotel offers sophisticated accommodation experience in the heart of Sydney. I talked to Felicity Arthur about the Establishment Hotel.
by Melisa Kaya
NAKAR Hotel is a design hotel located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca. With the Rooftop, SPA and CUIT Restaurant, NAKAR Hotel offers a new experience to modern travellers. I talked to Miguel Barceló about NAKAR Hotel and Palma de Mallorca.
by Melisa Kaya
The Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro offers a unique view of both the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer. I talked to Marcelo Marinho about Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro.
by Melisa Kaya
Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten is located in cultural town Kanda-Ochanomizu in Tokyo. I talked to Yutaka Mizuno about Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Honten which has 120-years of history.
by Melisa Kaya
When you wake up in the morning and go out onto the terrace, one side is the ocean that stretches to the horizon, and on the other hand Cape Town, which looks like a pearl in an oyster. I talked to Ellenique Fick about Santa Maria Beach House that offers this view.
by Melisa Kaya
As the oldest standing hotel in Zagreb, Hotel Jägerhorn is a social and cultural icon of the city since 1827. I asked Saša Čubrić about Hotel Jägerhorn and Zagreb.
by Melisa Kaya
Cavallo Point's history dates back to the 18th century. The complex that was Fort Baker military base in those years is currently housing to the Cavallo Point Lodge with the Golden Gate Bridge view, on the coast of the San Francisco Bay. I talked with Brendan Carlin about Cavallo Point Lodge.
by Melisa Kaya
Autor Rooms is the first hospitality concept in Poland built entirely from local products in collaboration with local designers and producers. I talked to Magdalena Ponagajbo about this concept and she told me about the concept, history, and features of Autor Rooms.
by Melisa Kaya
Athens is a city that combines history, culture, and art. Fresh Hotel Athens, with its innovative design and refreshing interiors, offers a design hotel accommodation experience in the heart of this city. I talked with Ada Yfanti, who established Fresh Hotel in 2004, to learn about the concept and details.
by Melisa Kaya
We are traveling all around the world as a tourist, but we do not always care about our planet. But some hotels that host us are aware of this. Scandic Vulkan, Norway's first energy class A hotel, is one of these hotels. I talked with Monica Egeberg, General Manager at Scandic Vulkan, about their special features and Oslo
by Melisa Kaya
Max Brown Hotels has been operating hotels in different countries since 2014. You can find a Max Brown Hotel in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Düsseldorf. Max Brown Ku’damm is located in Berlin and managed by Julius Anders.
by Beren Dere
The Weinmeister Hotel, when set up in 2010, did not prefer to offer standard rooms to guests, this hotel, located in Berlin-Mitte, has designed private rooms with the aim of providing different experiences to their guests.
by Beren Dere
THE THIEF is a lifestyle boutique hotel that located in Tjuvholmen where used to be a shelter for smugglers and thieves in the past. But now, Tjuvholmen, home of THE THIEF, is an attraction point for contemporary art and modern living. In order to learn more about THE THIEF and Oslo, I talked to Jarle Moen.
by Melisa Kaya
Rarity Suites offers different experiences to its guests since 2015 with five different suites option on the top floor of a 19th-century building in the center of Rome. I talked to Bruno Molaioli about Rarity Suites and Rome.
by Beren Dere
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