Casa del Coliseo - Cartagena, Colombia
A lovely boutique hotel in the UNESCO-listed Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, Casa del Coliseo combines today’s modern comforts with the original charm of the beautiful colonial building where it resides. Designed by local talent Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque, the hotel’s distinctive rooms, suites and spacious apartments are handsomely decorated with high-quality fabrics and Latin American influences. A special feature is the rooftop terrace with its shaded pergola, rewarding swimming pool, and superb views of Cartagena Old Town.
Domus Mare - Vina del Mar, Chile
Ideally located in lively Vina del Mar, in the heart of Chile’s Valparaíso Region, Domus Mare is an enchanting boutique hotel with 10 individually designed rooms, most of them with balconies or sprawling terraces overlooking the glistening Pacific Ocean. Housed in a beautiful historic building, the lovingly decorated accommodation units combine modernity with the structure’s original features, in both décor and character. Accordingly, guests will be able to enjoy the luxury of an indoor Jacuzzi, relax in plush bedding, and take advantage of all of today’s modern conveniences, from free Wi-Fi to flat-screen TVs.
Inn and Spa at Loretto - Santa Fe, NM, USA
Combining local adobe-style architecture and charming ethnic-inspired décor with modern luxuries, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is a one-of-a kind New Mexico boutique hotel. Located at the end of Old Santa Fe Trail right next to the illustrious Loretto Chapel, the property features 136 beautiful rooms and suites, all of them adorned with artisan wall decorations, bold colors, and original artwork in order to reflect the culture of the native Pueblo Indian tribe. The onsite restaurant focuses on organic Santa Fe cuisine and the wonderful spa offers holistic treatments in 6 luxuriously appointed suites.
The Aubrey - Santiago, Chile
Situated in the bohemian Barrio Bellavista of Santiago, Chile, The Aubrey is an intimate and characterful boutique hotel with a designer streak. Housed in a flawlessly restored old mansion, it boasts 15 distinctively designed rooms, each with its own atmosphere, decoration style, and wide array of modern comforts. Some of the units are loft-like spaces with colorful touches and a cozy home flair, others come complete with private alfresco patios, while the lavishly appointed suites feature open-plan design accented with all kinds of arty details. Offerings include a heated swimming pool and a stylish restaurant & piano lounge.
Marcel’s Creative Exchange - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Featuring a funky contemporary design with a 70’s influence, Marcel’s Creative Exchange is a smart accommodation choice for the hip and cool. Centrally located in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein (Leiden Square), this intimate boutique hotel boasts three beautiful guestrooms, each with its own character and decoration theme. Sleek designer furniture and original art objects are on display in every unit, and all come complete with modern conveniences such as WiFi and flat screen TVs.
URBN Hotel Shanghai - China
Snuggled in the heart of Shanghai’s shopping and nightlife hub, China’s first carbon neutral hotel is a sleek and smart boutique establishment with 26 distinctive rooms fashioned from the industrial spaces of a former factory warehouse. Elaborated by New York-based Jay Godfrey, the design is a mix of recycled wood materials and contemporary, minimalist styling with sharp lines and soothing colors. The hotel’s beautiful rooms are appointed with stone bathtubs and the latest gadgetry, while the stylish Downstairs restaurant offers global cuisine both indoor and alfresco.
Palacio Astoreca Hotel - Chile
Located in the UNESCO-designated city of Valparaiso, Chile, the newly renovated Palacio Astoreca Hotel features 23 individually designed rooms, each with its own antique-meets-modern décor and superb views over the bay. Special features include a sleek spa with swimming pool, and the refined Alegre Restaurant, led by Francisco Araya, a talented chef whose experience includes stints at Ferrán Adria’s El Bulli and Luis Andoni Aduriz’s Mugaritz, as well as co-founding the Michelin- starred restaurant 81 in Tokyo.