Devi Garh Palace Resort in Delwara near Udaipur, Rajasthan, India is a luxury boutique hotel in an 18th century palace. Interior designer Rajeev Saini thoughtfully combined the Indian spirit with contemporary flair. All the rooms have marble bed base and background primarily in white with a single colour scheme featured like a jewel. In some rooms, designs of trees are carved out in marble. Such dramatic decorations on a minimalist canvas along with the preservation of traditional Indian architecture provide an impressive fusion of traditional and modern design.
Cavo Tagoo Hotel in Mykonos, Greece is a cliffside paradise with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. This luxury boutique hotel with Mykonos architecture has an island aesthetic that is a natural extension of its surroundings. The contemporary minimalist interior design blends modern chic with Greek-Mediterranean traditional elements. Whitewashed walls with splashes of colour provide a cool, calming effect that makes it a perfect escape.
Hotel Tropico Latino is a small beach side resort in Malpaís, Puntarenas, Costa Rica on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. This cozy retreat of beachfront bungalows and garden view rooms is tastefully decorated with modern interior design using local materials. Exotic hardwoods and artistically designed bathrooms provide the feeling of being in paradise. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens located on Santa Teresa Beach which has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
The Scots Hotel Tiberias is a boutique hotel situated in an 120-year-old historical compound on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias, Israel. This former hospital was later transformed into a luxury boutique hotel by the Church of Scotland. 19th century basalt stone buildings and a newer building form the hotel which produces a synergy between old and new. The interior decoration combines the historical character of the buildings with modern comfort. Rooms in the old buildings are constructed from basalt rock. The original architectural style is carefully preserved which provides an atmosphere of serenity and mystery.
Experience ornate grandeur at The Villa By Barton G., which has been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel by restaurateur and events impresario Barton G. Weiss. Located in Miami Beach, Florida, this former mansion of fashion designer Gianni Versace is an Italian-style palace with a mix of Persian, Egyptian and Baroque interior decor thrown in. The villa was originally built in 1930 and was subsequently purchased by Versace in 1992 who expanded and decorated the property with his signature design style, including the stunning Thousand Mosaic Pool. Minimalists be warned, the villa is a monument to excess and makes no apology for its opulent.
The interior design of Viceroy Palm Springs Hotel in California recaptures the Hollywood Regency decor with a refreshing white, black and citrus colour palette. Designed by Kelly Wearstler, this theatrical version of old European aristocratic decor is a stunning display of glamour and glitz. The sophisticated elegance in a relaxed setting provide contemporary luxury under the sun.
Saffire Freycinet is a stunning new resort located on the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania, Australia. This boutique hotel overlooks Great Oyster Bay, and close-by is the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. The resort’s interesting architecture was designed by Morris Nunn and Associates. The building’s roof line resembles the Hazards Mountains in the background and the suites below are like waves peeling on the shores. The simple contemporary interior design by Chhada Siembieda (CHADA) harmonizes with the pristine environment. The use of timber and stone creates a seamless feel between the inside and outside.
Casa Turquesa in the colonial town of Paraty in the province of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a serene and modern boutique hotel. Each room has it own theme colour — Turquoise, Yellow, Red, Green, Pink, White, Brown and Royal. The vibrant interior design of this charming and colourful hotel celebrates the local culture, and the exterior of the hotel — designed by Renato Tavolaro — replicates the colonial architecture of an 18th-century town house. The coastal port of Paraty with lush forested mountains as a backdrop is also known for its cobblestone-paved streets throughout the Historic Centre District.