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Star Light, Star Bright

Good lighting creates an atmosphere that warms us from within. Great lighting not only makes us feel good but also defines the space it occupies. Here is our long list of standout lights from our hotels around the world.

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Weaving Myth and Tradition in Crete

How are the personal, myth, tradition, and creativity woven into a piece of textile? We spoke with Katerina Nikolaou, the curator of Cretan Malia Park’s exhibition “Womanhood: Threads and Traces,” to find out.

Jeff Koons Takes On a Greek Slaughterhouse

We spoke with art collector, industrialist, and hotelier Dakis Joannou about the latest exhibition at his DESTE Project Space Slaughterhouse on the Greek island of Hydra.

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Champions of the Creative Female Voice

María Baños and Ida Johansson are the duo behind Muses of Now, a creative women’s movement that only connects 10,000 women worldwide but works with artists of the now for the now.

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The Art Prints Series

The second edition honors the rich, layered stories that simple ingredients can tell.

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Seven of the Best Pools

Dive headfirst into these seven stunning aqueous spots, from horizon-edge infinity views, a lake-like oasis, to an iconic rooftop, and beyond, and you will stay chilled while the temperatures soar.

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Finding Limits with Berlin Sound Artist Rampa

We chatted to the man behind the genre-defying electronic music label Keinemusik on his evolution as an artist, among other things.

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Celebrating the Forgotten with Vivek Vadoliya

We spotlight the British-Asian photographer and director—a firm favorite at Design Hotels—who talks to us about his upcoming book Mallakhamb, celebrating marginalized or niche communities, and more.

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Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book

Introducing Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book. In a first for us, we have used our annual anthology to undertake a broad and inclusive exploration of a single topic: food.

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Kelly Wearstler and Her Artists Take Us Inside Downtown L.A. Proper

“Artists’ works truly make my projects shine,” Wearstler tells us. Here, we take a walk though the hotel with the designer and the L.A. creators who brought her vision to life.

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How Very Peri

Wonder what Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022 Veri Peri looks like in interiors? These eight hotels from around the globe might induce some serious design envy.

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My Own Private Odyssey

What happens in the mind while walking? In the case of our invited wayfarers, they returned with a wealth of treasures: a true collection of odysseys filled with revelations, adventures, and omens.

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Unlock Your Deep Sleep Potential

We’ve all lived through a global pandemic, emerging on the other side with a distinct longing for hotel rooms and, as studies have shown, more deprived of quality sleep than ever. Enter Dr. Sophie Bostock, aka the sleep scientist, who is a tired person's dream come true.

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Antoine Faeh

“We want our guests to feel connected and inspired, and few things do that on such a deep, emotional level as art.”