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Ignacio Peñalver
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
With its historical importance and cultural heritage, Santo Domingo is one of the most beautiful cities you can spend your holiday. I talked with Ignacio Peñalver, General Manager at Casas del XVI, about Santo Domingo and Casas del XVI.
by Melisa Kaya
Hotel Milu
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
When you enter through the doorway between the Fendi and Giorgio Armani stores in Via de Tornabuoni, which is the most beautiful and luxurious street in Florance, Hotel Milu welcoming you. I talked with Ido Gelber about Hotel Milu.
by Melisa Kaya
ITC Grand Goa
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Marks Another Milestone for the Long-Standing Relationship with ITC Hotels in India
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
The Royal Suite, Master Bedroom at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
The transformed New York City landmark hotel debuts new guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and La Prairie Spa for the fall season
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
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Shinichi Koshikawa, General Manager of Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo
Residence - Tokyo
Arturo Zavala Haag
Hotel - Tulum
Julia Himburg, General Manager at Provocateur Berlin - Copyright Gekko Group
Hotel - Berlin
Brendan Carlin, General Manager of Cavallo Point Lodge
Hotel - San Francisco
Shoryu Ramen Manchester
Restaurant - Manchester
Chef Daniel Rueda - Restaurante TAPEO
Restaurant - Barcelona
Raul Palomo Marugan, General Manager at nhow Berlin
Hotel - Berlin
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Interviews with Hotel General Managers
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
If you are dreaming about a holiday that away from the crowds of the city and staying in a place surrounded by forests and beach, Punta Cana may be the right place. I talked with Garivaldy Ubiera about Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.
by Melisa Kaya
The Robey Chicago - Photo by Adrian Gaut
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
When you go to Chicago, if you want to stay in a historic building from the 1920s in the Wicker Park District, your choice may be The Robey Chicago. I talked with Santiago Leon about The Robey Chicago.
by Melisa Kaya
Gabriel Zanelli - copyright explora
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Patagonia is one of the best destinations for travelers who think that getting away from their surroundings is the best vacation option. I talked with Gabriel Zanelli about explora Patagonia and the beauty of Patagonia.
by Melisa Kaya
Julia Himburg, General Manager at Provocateur Berlin - Copyright Gekko Group
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Provocateur 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 Berlin.
by Beren Dere
Jeroen Meijer, General Manager at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour is located in the heart of Sydney. I talked with Jeroen Meijer about PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, the award-winning ABODE Bar & Bistro, and their services for both business and leisure travellers.
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
Interviews with Boutique Hotel Owners
Marcos Fortunato
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
Marcos and his family have decided to establish their own boutique hotel in Villa La Angostura, where they had spent their vacations for nearly 20 years. Since 2009, they have been welcoming their guests from all over the world. I talked with Marcos Fortunato about the LUMA Casa de Montaña and Villa la Angostura.
by Melisa Kaya
Arturo Zavala Haag
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
In the middle of the jungle in Holistika, there is a building that looks like a Hollywood star's mansion from the 1950's. This building has been hosting Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum since 2016. I talked with Arturo Zavala Haag, Owner of the Hotel Tiki Tiki, about Hotel Tiki Tiki and Tulum Town.
by Melisa Kaya
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
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
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
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
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
More in Hotels
Jose Arreola, Branding and Marketing Director of Coco Village Tulum
TRAVEL - INTERVIEW
When you plan to vacation in Tulum, you have two options, you can prefer to stay at a hotel on the beach or downtown. Coco Hotels offers solutions for both options with its hotels in different locations. I talked to Jose Arreola about the Coco Village located in Tulum downtown.
by Melisa Kaya
Exterior view of the terrace at the Marriott AC Escazú. Costa Rica.
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
Located in Avenida Escazú in San José, this is the first AC Hotel by Marriott in Costa Rica and fourth in Central America
Source : Marriott International, Inc.
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.
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
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
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.
PRNewsfoto/Millennium Hotels and Resorts
TRAVEL - COMPANY NEWS
The new hospitality and residential project will be the first hotel in California designed with 5G wireless technology from the start
Source : Millennium Hotels and Resorts
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

With its historical importance and cultural heritage, Santo Domingo is one of the most beautiful cities you can spend your holiday. I talked with Ignacio Peñalver, General Manager at Casas del XVI, about Santo Domingo and Casas del XVI.
by Melisa Kaya
When you enter through the doorway between the Fendi and Giorgio Armani stores in Via de Tornabuoni, which is the most beautiful and luxurious street in Florance, Hotel Milu welcoming you. I talked with Ido Gelber about Hotel Milu.
by Melisa Kaya
When you go to Chicago, if you want to stay in a historic building from the 1920s in the Wicker Park District, your choice may be The Robey Chicago. I talked with Santiago Leon about The Robey Chicago.
by Melisa Kaya
If you are dreaming about a holiday that away from the crowds of the city and staying in a place surrounded by forests and beach, Punta Cana may be the right place. I talked with Garivaldy Ubiera about Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.
by Melisa Kaya
Marcos and his family have decided to establish their own boutique hotel in Villa La Angostura, where they had spent their vacations for nearly 20 years. Since 2009, they have been welcoming their guests from all over the world. I talked with Marcos Fortunato about the LUMA Casa de Montaña and Villa la Angostura.
by Melisa Kaya
Patagonia is one of the best destinations for travelers who think that getting away from their surroundings is the best vacation option. I talked with Gabriel Zanelli about explora Patagonia and the beauty of Patagonia.
by Melisa Kaya
When you plan to vacation in Tulum, you have two options, you can prefer to stay at a hotel on the beach or downtown. Coco Hotels offers solutions for both options with its hotels in different locations. I talked to Jose Arreola about the Coco Village located in Tulum downtown.
by Melisa Kaya
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour is located in the heart of Sydney. I talked with Jeroen Meijer about PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, the award-winning ABODE Bar & Bistro, and their services for both business and leisure travellers.
by Melisa Kaya
Azur Real Hotel Boutique is a hidden hotel in the heart of Córdoba. I talked with Diego García, about Azur Real Hotel Boutique that offers new experiences to its guests with uniquely designed rooms and the beauty of Córdoba.
by Melisa Kaya
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is a Luxury Serviced Residence that located in the Marunouchi-Otemachi area. They have been offering the benefits of their unique location and their exclusive services to both business and leisure travellers. I talked to Deputy Country General Manager Shinichi Koshikawa about Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo.
by Melisa Kaya
In the middle of the jungle in Holistika, there is a building that looks like a Hollywood star's mansion from the 1950's. This building has been hosting Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum since 2016. I talked with Arturo Zavala Haag, Owner of the Hotel Tiki Tiki, about Hotel Tiki Tiki and Tulum Town.
by Melisa Kaya
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 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 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
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