You need to check out the wonderful property, Su Gologone, on the island paradise of Sardinia.  Surrounded by geraniums, hydrangeas, bougainvillea and prickly pears, the hotel is a magical getaway.

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Su Gologone is all about the tradition, art and culture of this distinctive part of the world – every detail expresses the authenticity of this land: the furnishings and materials used are as Sardinian as they come, including juniper wood, ancient ceramics, terracotta and white plaster with periwinkle inlays – the same blue that is used to dye the traditional costumes of the Oliena region.

Each of the 23 rooms at Su Gologone is decorated in tones of the island with white washed walls, exposed rustic beams, and colorful textiles.  Each one is a unique surprise and dedicated to a unique Sardinian artist.

The best parts of Su Gologone are its stunning gardens and gorgeous terrace with view of Mount Corrasi.  Enjoy the amazing flavors of Sardinia while enjoying the exquisite view.  Food at Su Gologone follows the Sardinian tradition of rustic deliciousness – fresh, simple flavors that will leave lasting memories.

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Tbilisi, Georgia may not be on everyone’s tourist radar, but after an article in Monocle a few years back, it’s had me intrigued.  When I came across the Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, I thought that a visit might be in order.  Tbilisi is a cultural city, brimming with museums, galleries, and eastern history.  It’s hearty food is definitely worth checking out.

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Located in the artsy neighborhood of Vera, the Rooms Hotel Tbilisi cleverly incorporates its building’s history as a publishing house into its design elements, while also honoring its cultural past with many art and music events. The impressively decorated 8-floor property boasts 140 rooms and suites, combining distinct 1930s New York vibes with old-world Tbilisi charm.

Rich finishes, playful colors, mood lighting, velvety textures, and carefully selected sounds fill the spacious fireplace lounge and cocktail bar—home to international guests and fashionable Georgians alike. With an emphasis on local ingredients, executive chef Francesco Manalo and a team of mixologists, of the nouveau American restaurant “The Kitchen,” concoct a delectable menu that changes weekly.

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Watch your step, because you’re going to want to run to East London’s Town Hall Hotel! Located in London’s edgy neighborhood of Bethnal Green, Town Hall Hotel is in a lavishly decorated historic municipal building mixing traditional and Deco styles.

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The property features stately sweeping staircases, marble floors, towering ceilings, apartment-style rooms and a stunning brass, marble-clad swimming pool.  Town Hall Hotel is an incredibly unusual property and fitting for a visit.

The property is full of surprises residing behind its stately Edwardian façade; lavish chandeliers, incredible contemporary art, and gorgeous Scandinavian furniture will surprise and delight you.

Moreover, Town Hall has massive rooms, styled in a sparse, contemporary style, which in this case, creates a wonderfully comfortable respite. There’s no shortage of culture in this part of town with galleries and hip weekend markets.

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The Art Nouveau Miss Clara – A Stockholm Treat

August 13, 2014

In the magical center of Stockholm, one of my favorite cities of the world, sits the wonderful Miss Clara Hotel.  Resident in one of Stockholm’s most delightful Art Nouveau buildings, Miss Clara amazes with her architectural turns and elements of beauty, but she also impresses as a top class hotel. Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe […]

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Etihad Unveils Game Changing First Class Suites

May 5, 2014

I’ve had the good fortune to fly on Etihad’s fantastic first class product a number of times.  The airline’s hard product is arguable the best first class suite currently in the air – spacious, elegant without being over the top, and supremely private. Well, that’s all about to change. Yesterday, Etihad unveiled the much anticipated product […]

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Bon Ton and Temple Tree Resorts, Langkawi Island, Malaysia’s Most Interesting Hotels

April 30, 2014

I am writing this on my second night at Bon Ton and Temple Tree, two connected, very eclectic, boutique properties on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia, and I am still not quite sure what to make of them. Both properties are collections of antique houses from Malaysia that were disassembled, transported to Langkawi, and rebuilt on […]

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Georgetown, Malaysia’s Famed Eastern and Oriental Hotel

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I checked into the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Penang, Malaysia after a long overnight journey from Colombo.  A weary traveler, I was immediately put at ease by one of the most comfortable and well-appointed suites in which I have ever stayed. The Eastern and Oriental, or E&O as it is more popularly known, dates […]

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Bangkok’s Delightful Oriental Residence

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The moment I stepped into my suite at the Oriental Residence in Bangkok, I felt like I was home, and that’s exactly what this hotel is hoping for.  Part residences, part luxury hotel, the Oriental Residence offers apartment-like suites for short and long term visitors to Bangkok. The sleek, curving, glass and steel building sits […]

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Explore the Wonderful Hansar Samui

February 26, 2014

After staying in the Hansar Hotel in Bangkok, I knew that its sister property, the Hansar Samui, on the beautiful island of Koh Samui would impress and delight me – and it did.  The 75-room boutique resort is located in the Bophut area of Koh Samui, in a cute section known as Fisherman’s Village. What’s […]

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