Bunnag Duangrit

15 Nov 2010

Exotic Retreat in Ancient TownDesign HotelsTM announces its new member in Laos: the Alila Luang Prabang which opened on 1 October 2010. The all-suite resort is located in the UNESCO World Heritage town Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos. Architect Bunnag Duangrit created a contemporary hotel, while conserving the site's architectural heritage. The hotel's design is also of historical

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Buro Happold

08 Nov 2010

Barbootel Ahoi in Belgium. Moored at the Buda Island on the Leie, which is situated in Heandelskaai the trading Quay of downtown Kortrijk, is a tiny hotel created in a converted boat. A dynamic city of about 80.000 inhabitants, Kortrijk lies in the Belgian Province of West Flanders. Barbootel Ahoi has been converted into an unusual hotel and cafeteria serving drinks and snacks to attract the

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Anouska Hempel Design

11 Oct 2010

New Chapter For Iconic Blakes Hotel Anouska Hempel, backed by a consortium of investors, has re-purchased Blakes Hotel and will shortly unveil a two-year programme of complete refurbishment. "Blakes is widely recognised as the forerunner to the luxury ‘boutique hotel' concept and we are looking forward to restoring it to its former glory" said a spokesperson for Blakes Hotel. The iconic

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Michael Graves & Associates

01 Oct 2010

Hotel Michael, a 470-room boutique hotel named after world renowned designer Michael Graves, has just opened to the public at Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa - a hospitality mega-project planned and designed by Graves' firms Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) and Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG) under the direction of Principal Patrick Burke, AIA. Fully outfitted with Graves homewares and

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16 Sep 2010

Hotel Sorella is the “jewel” of CITYCENTRE, a pedestrian-oriented mixed-use development that replaces an obsolete Houston shopping mall. The 244-key hotel is situated at the intersection of pedestrian paths and vistas and serves as the backdrop to a new urban park, providing a destination and hub of activity for residents and visitors. The hotel opened in 2009 in the midst of the economic

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