Built by Benetti in 2012, Ulysses is a 183.73ft / 56m luxurious motor yacht with sumptuous interiors, bold exterior styling by esteemed naval architect Stefano Natucci, and high-end amenities that range from water toys to deck Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, and outdoor cinema. Designed to accommodate up to 12 guests, the vessel features lavishly furnished living and dining areas as well as 6 luxurious staterooms decorated in a grand, classic style. The yacht is currently available for charter in the Caribbean during the winter and Western Mediterranean in the summer months with Fraser Yachts.
Le Méridien Taipei - Taiwan
Ideally located in the bustling Xinyi District, Le Méridien Taipei oozes contemporary sophistication with its classy, art-infused interiors, exquisite dining scene, and upscale amenities. Refined custom-made furnishings along with unique textiles and subtle, earth-inspired shades bring a sense of timeless elegance to the beautifully decorated rooms, while the high-tech amenities provide the utmost comfort and convenience for the guests. Dining options range from chocolate indulgence to Le Méridien Signature Breakfast.
Praktik Bakery Hotel - Barcelona, Spain
Situated in the Eixample district of Barcelona, in a beautiful, traditional building, the one-of-a-kind Hotel Praktik Bakery has all the perks you’d expect to find in one of Europe’s most creative cities. A unique and innovative concept, the property is themed around an esteemed, traditional bakery and welcomes its guests with modern, impeccable interiors designed by award-winning Lazaro Rosa-Violán. Accommodation is offered in crisp, white rooms with sleek bathrooms and statement light fittings.
Stora Hotellet - Umeå, Sweden
Situated in the northern Swedish town of Umeå, Stora Hotellet welcomes guests with exquisite, nautical-inspired interiors, a handsome restaurant, and two cultured public spaces where guests can meet, party, and socialize while surrounded by rare collectibles and precious handicrafts. Ranging from seaman’s cabins to lavish suites, the hotel’s 82 rooms are strikingly designed in a haunting mix of rough, arty, and glamorous, celebrating the history and seafaring heritage of the building.
Gigli d’Oro Suite - Rome, Italy
With its romantic, design-forward interiors and enviable location in the historic center of Rome, right next to Piazza Navona, Gigli d’Oro Suite is a gem of a hotel. Rooms are equipped with modern, luxurious bathrooms and each of them is individually decorated in a poetic mix of designer furnishings, antiques, exposed beams, and exquisite fabrics.
memmo Alfama - Lisbon, Portugal
Situated in Lisbon’s most charming and historic district, memmo Alfama is a stylish design boutique hotel with 42 sleek, contemporary rooms and a magnificent rooftop bar terrace with a red infinity swimming pool and gorgeous views of Alfama and the Tagus River. Housed in a 19th century building, the hotel retains much of the original architecture, while its modern interiors combine clean lines and high-tech innovations with hints of the neighborhood’s rich culture and heritage.
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