Q: What is it? A: Somebody put a palazzo built in the 15th century on a hilltop in Chianti furnished it with a lot of modern stuff and added a pool and an ambitious kitchen! You arrive at the villa and the first person you meet is… Dr. Evil? From a distance he may resemble [...]
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Q: What is it? A: A quite affordable design-y Berlin hotel where the clock stopped in 1995. ”In a design hotel the year is always 1998.” That was the headline of an article in a Swedish daily the other day. And sure enough, quite a few design-y hotels got stuck in a moment just prior [...]
Q: What is it? A: The location for this hotel is kinda off, but as a budget alternative in Berlin it works very OK. Clean and rather modern, although not particularly exciting. So you want to go shopping, don’t you? Tourist guides often praise the Kurfürstendamm as being the place for ”Some of the best [...]
Q: What is it? A: This establishment is run by some of the most competent restaurant people in Sweden. Apparently, they need a little more training before they will be able to turn their hotel into an equally flawless operation. In theory they have everything going for them… First, the location is crazy. It’s a [...]
Q: What is it? A: An institution. The Stockholm nightlife is not complete without Berns. The weekend brunch is also well established among city slickers who want to escape cooking on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead of scrambled eggs and bacon for brunch… The brunch must be a restaurateur’s dream; hordes of guests coming in with [...]
Q: What is it? A: A fairly well designed hotel on the southern tip of Manhattan. Nice rooms, comfy beds, free internet and… antlers. There’s something about all those antlers. I admit it, I was intrigued by the antler chandeliers… The images showed a different approach to hotel design. It also seemed like an interesting [...]