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Mandarin Oriental Milan is Finally Open

Where: Milan, Italy
July 31, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

One door closes, another opens. Word reaches us on HotelChatter’s last day that the long-awaited Mandarin Oriental Milan is now open.

104 rooms (of which 31 are suites) are spread over four 18th-century buildings round the corner from La Scala. The design, by Milan-based Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors, is every bit as sleek, classic and chic as you'd imagine. From the above picture, it looks like there might be the odd snatch of Duomo view from higher floors. But who needs views when you have rooms like this? Just look at this bathroom from what we assume is a suite:

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England's Southernmost Town Gets This Beautiful New Hotel

July 20, 2015 at 10:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

As possibly the UK’s main summer destination, Cornwall has a lot of lovely hotels, but not so many in Penzance, England’s piratey spell-binding southernmost town.

Now, though, you have a rather nice new option: Chapel House PZ, which has just opened in a 1790 Georgian townhouse a few blocks from the harbor and beautiful Mount’s Bay.

It’s a small place with just six bedrooms, each with a super-subtle nautical feel - palettes of greens, blues and greys to fit in with the sea, which they all look out onto. All have handmade oak beds (to go with those beams!), smart TVs, iPads and bathrooms with your choice of giant tub or waterfall shower.

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The Posh Six Senses Douro Valley Hotel Opens Today

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  Site Where: Quinta de Vale Abraão , Samodães, Lamego, Portugal, 5100-758
July 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

Six Senses Resorts and Hotels’ mantra is “to create unique properties in places of natural beauty with a focus on sustainability and wellness.” Well it seems that the Six Senses Douro Valley, set on a 19th-century wine estate spread out over 19 acres, has taken that to heart, gotten on the bandwagon, and even drunk the communal wine.

Today's the big official unveiling of this stylin' boutique property with only 57 rooms, suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom villas – some with private pools and gardens. Designed by NY-based Clodagh Design (after consulting with a Feng Shui master, of course), the hotel has a rustic chic thing going on that fits in well with its surroundings in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley (the oldest wine-producing region in the world – yeah, we didn’t know that either).

Quinta Deluxe Room

Rooms come with the expected king or twin beds, tea and coffee facilities, free WiFi, minibar and flat-panel television, but, really, it’s the organic design that stands out: earth tones of gray and sand with floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of space to boot.

Get a feel for the rest of the place below!

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The Only London Hotel with a Thameside Pier Is... A Doubletree

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  Site Where: 265 Rotherhithe St, London, United Kingdom, SE16 5HW
July 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you find a room in London – the most expensive city in Europe – for around £150, you tend to run the risk of it coming with added extras like bedbugs or in-a-bad-way floral décor. Not so at the new Doubletree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside – the 11th Doubletree in London – which has just opened in the Docklands area (after an extensive renovation of what was the Hilton London Docklands Riverside).

Or, to be precise, south of Docklands, south of the river to the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf, and way out east compared to everywhere else. That’ll explain the affordable prices, but don’t write it off. Even if you’re not in town for meetings, Docklands is exceptionally well connected to the rest of the city. The downside is that it’s probably too expensive for a taxi so you’d have to rely on public transport, and although there are restaurants and bars, it’s creepily empty at night.

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Too Cool for School: Graduate Charlottesville Makes Its Debut

June 30, 2015 at 8:56 AM | by | Comment (1)

More college fun in a hotel setting, as another location from Graduate Hotels is now open for business. As is the case with most of their properties this one is located in close proximity to a center of higher education. This time it’s the University of Virginia, as Graduate Charlottesville is now open for business—Thomas Jefferson would be proud.

It’s quite an upgrade if you ask us, as it’s replacing a former Red Roof Inn. There’s 135 rooms in all, and it’s just blocks away from the school and The Rotunda. The location sets it in walking distance to great shops and restaurants, but if you’re looking to stay on campus—of the hotel that is—they have you covered as well. Sheepdog Coffee will open this fall along with a rooftop bar just in time for the kids to return back to class.

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The Temple House Chengdu Will Open Next Month

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  Site Where: No. 81 Bitieshi Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, China, 610021
June 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

When we heard about Swire Hotels expanding its House Collective to include The Temple House Chengdu, we said we really wanted a House to open nearer to home. The closest we will get so far is East Miami, which we just peeked into, but if our travels take us to China again, Chengdu will have to be on our itinerary: The Temple House should open next month.

That’s two years after we saw that first rendering of the hotel that includes 100 hotel rooms and 42 serviced residences, part of a conservation project surrounding the thousand-year-old Daci Temple. There is a new website up and running now, which includes only a few full images, like the above impression of the guestrooms.

They start with Studio 60, which kick in at a very large 60+ sq m / nearly 700 sq ft, and run up in various steps to Courtyard Suites and a Penthouse. We like the design – it feels very House-like, but with the addition of darker wood in comparison to Upper House (Hong Kong) and Opposite House (Beijing). It’s not quite as masculine as Rosewood Beijing, which we’ve said more than once we love, but very stylish. What we’re really onboard with, though, is the bathroom – check it out below.

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Check Out the Views From the New Boro Hotel in Long Island City

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  Site Where: 38-28 27th St [map], Long Island City, NY, United States
June 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Those views though

Long Island City is an often overlooked place to stay in New York – why? It can’t be the location – the views of Manhattan are spectacular. Maybe it’s the fact that there aren’t many boutique options over there?

You can’t use that excuse for long, though, because the Boro Hotel is now in soft opening, due to open officially June 28.

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La Fiermontina Is Bringing the Country to the City in Puglia

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  Site Where: Piazzetta Scipione de summa, 4, Lecce, Puglia, Italy
June 19, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

Puglia is the place where all the rich cool kids of Italy spend their summers. The weather down south in the heel of the boot is hot, the beaches are beautiful and the food is spectacular.

Puglia is full of masserias – country estates – but here’s something a little different that has just opened. La Fiermontina is an ‘urban estate’ in Lecce, a city full of baroque architecture.

The idea is to bring the masseria to the city, so it’s a big old building from the 17th century surrounded by grounds – including gardens, olive trees and even a pool!!! – in the city center. Since Lecce has been a built-up kind of place for centuries, if not thousands of years, this is nothing short of a hotel coup.

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China (And Asia Pacific) Gets Its First Element

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  Site Where: #77 Wuyishan Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215163
June 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (6)

China is of course the market to watch, and the one every hotel chain wants to crack. Hands together, then, for Starwood, which has just hit China (and Asia Pacific) with its first ever Element.

The Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town (which we first heard about in 2013) is in Suzhou, Jiangsu province (the Science and Technology Town is, fittingly, an “eco city” in the industrial tech zone. There are 188 rooms and suites, all with energy-efficient kitchen and oversized windows (less claustrophobic but also means you’ll light the room less). The decor is typical Element - slightly bland, definitely inoffensive but overall mildly pleasant. It looks like there are decent views, too.

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Generator Rome is Open But Won't Fully Regenerate Until Next Year

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  Site Where: Via Principe Amedeo, Rome, Italy, 00185
June 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

The good news: Generator Rome is open! The bad: it’s not a proper Generator yet.

We weren’t expecting it for a while, so we were amazed to find the Generator site allowing bookings for stays in Rome. We like the look, too – less modern than the other Generators we’ve seen lately – think Generator crossed with G-Rough.

But don’t get too excited yet – we asked Generator why they’d been hiding their light under a bushel, and they told us that the hostel has had a “light refresh” and is operating, but isn’t a proper Generator yet.

The public spaces will be renovated “later this year” and the place will officially open early 2016.

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There's a New Boutique Hotel in the DR, The AlSol Tiara Cap Cana

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  Site Where: Luxury Village Avenue, Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 23000
June 2, 2015 at 10:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

Luxury Master Suite

While the northerner mass exodus to the Caribbean may be behind us, it doesn’t mean that hotels are now closed for the season. Oh no. In fact, the new AlSol Tiara Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic opened its doors for the first time yesterday, all ready for the family fun summer vacay.

Operated by Mexican-based AlSol Hotels & Resorts, the 112-room AlSol Tiara Cap Cana is located in Punta Cana between the ocean and Marina Cap Cana, so you’ll see lots of pretty yachts as you gaze out of your suite’s panoramic windows. It falls under the company’s luxury, family-focused AlSol brand (they also have the Azalea collection – luxury adult-focused hotels; All Ritmo – four-star family properties; and the Urban Collection, which are five-star hotels in major city centers.

Lobby bar

The hotel is going for a Mediterranean, laidback chic sort of feel with a crisp white façade accented with cobalt blue and coral complements.

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Soho Farmhouse Will Now Open August, Though We're Hoping July

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  Site Where: Great Tew, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
May 19, 2015 at 9:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

The time is nigh: Soho Farmhouse is nearly upon us. We now have a website, new renderings, and a few more juicy details.

That’s the good news. The bad: Opening has been pushed back to August.

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