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CasasNaAreia in Portugal.

If you’ve been aching for a peaceful escape that’s both eco and modern, we couldn’t think of a more stunning place to sit back and relax than Casas na Areia in Comporta, Portugal. Designed by architects Aires Mateus, this gorgeous retreat takes old masonry buildings and turns them into new, contemporary structures set upon the sand. Creating a delicate balance between the natural landscape and modern architecture, Aires Mateus’ design is able to evoke a poetic visual and visceral experience from its inhabitants.

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Canvas hotel 2012 Season.

The Canvas Hotel is situated in Nissedal Kommune in Telemark, two kilometres from the nearest road.  The main dining, bar and utility area is located in the center of the small collection of 9 yurts spread out on the island. The total capacity is 20 guests in yurts with 2 or 4 beds. The yurts Each yurt has wooden flooring, a wood stove and very comfortable beds. The showers are situated next to the sauna yurt. Leave two coffee cups on the steps in front of the yurt in the evening before you go to bed, and and you will be woken up with fresh coffee in the morning.

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Torre di Moravola, medieval modernism.

Torre di Moravola is a 12th C retreat created from a medieval watchtower situated on a mountainside overlooking the Carpini valley in Umbria, Italy.

Outbuildings, gardens, terraces and a 25 metre infinity pool are aligned on an axis with the tower to maximise the dramatic 360 degree views over secluded valleys, unchanged for centuries, giving the sensation of being totally removed from the modern world.

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Palazzo barocco, Positano, Italy.

This stunning Baroque style Palace is one of a kind. It is located high in Positano, about 10 – 15 minutes walk up from the town and beach and has the most impressive views over the town, the typical Amalfi coastline and the Mediteranean sea. Its uphill position and property location makes it difficult to reach and is not advisable for guests with limited mobility. This palace is for rent by Leo Trippi Luxury Travel.

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Le Crete, Tuscany, Italy.

Le Crete Senese, the most suggestive Tuscan scenery, known all over the word for its golden rolling hills, winding roads with lined up cypresses leading to castles and villas. If this is the Tuscany you are looking for, search no more. Close to Siena, Montalcino, Montepulciano, imposing Villa Le Crete is pure Tuscan style. Its owners have put a lot of passion, taste and experience (one of them is an architect) in its renovation to reach excellence, a mix of tradition to satisfy the historical monuments, that supervised the renovation of this piece of history, and modernity. Each room is different, with rich silky fabrics and antic furniture, as well as marble stones for modern and unique bathrooms, where originality and functionality meet for a stunning result.

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Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

High upon a majestic clif fside overlooking the azure Pacific is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty. Time slows to the rhythm of waves against rocky spires. Sea breezes whisper through tropical groves. Welcome to Capella Ixtapa. Intimate in scale, discreet in every respect, Capella Ixtapa envelops you in tranquil seclusion. From the open sea just beyond, the resort’s interior spaces f low organically, an extension of their natural surroundings. Sweeping Pacific views, a private balcony and plunge pool g race each guestroom. Our Personal Assistants, always within reach, see that your every preference is met and every wish, fulfilled. It’s the Capella custom. All around you, endless ocean vistas cast their spell. Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

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Castello di Semivicoli by Oriano Associati Architetti.

 Castello di Semivicoli houses hotel is located in Casacanditella (Italy), originally built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the ancient baronial palace underwent an extensive renovation in 2005-2010 led by the Montesilvano-based Oriano Associati Architetti.

The exclusive atmosphere of this haven of quietness and meditation, the fascination of the antique combined with modern design furniture and the perfect service will make your stay at the Castello unforgettable.

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Hotel Leela Goa, India.

Hotel Leela Goa Combine the opulence and luxury of The Leela with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair.

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The Cambrian Hotel Adelboden, Swiss Alps.

Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps, and with stunning mountain views in every direction, The Cambrian offers the kind of location that tense desk huggers the world over spend their days dreaming about. Whether you’re here for the unsurpassed skiing on the slopes of the Bernese Oberland, to fill your lungs with all that clear, snow-tinged air in the forests and cow-flecked pastures of the surrounding hillsides, or simply to indulge in the hotel’s high-end dining or unwind in its award-winning spa, you’re sure to leave Adelboden in a relaxed and rejuvenated state. Just look at the cows reclining in the meadows outside.

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Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, Maldives.

Cheval Blanc Randheli features a contemporary vision of the Maldives. Architect Jean-Michel Gathy has conceived one-of-a-kind spaces skillfully combining local traditions and finest materials to create a stunning experience, in complete harmony with its pristine natural surroundings.

Bathed by the turquoise waters of Noonu atoll, Randheli is a true haven of lush vegetation. Here, century-old palm trees shelter delicate ephemeral flowers creating a luxuriantly verdant décor which changes with every season to provide a renewed sense of discovery time and over again.

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Hotel Deseo Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

DESEO [Hotel+Lounge] located in Playa del Carmen, has become the favorite refuge of young cosmopolitan people and couples that seek a relaxed atmosphere with unique weather and personalized service; with a special emphasis in contemporary design.

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Mercer Hotel Barcelona by Rafael Moneo.

Mercer Hotels is proud to present the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, an exclusive five star “Grand Luxe” hotel and listed historical monument in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.Located at number 7 on Calle Lledó, the building incorporates part of the Roman walls of the ancient city of Barcino, some of which date back to the 1st century A.D. Hotel guests have exclusive access to the medieval paintings of the 28th defence tower in an establishment whose core element is stone and whose renovation was carried out by the prestigious architect Rafael Moneo, who was awarded the Prince of Asturias prize in 2012.

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Hotel Encanto in Acapulco by Taller Aragones.

The Encanto Hotel was built in Acapulco with few resources, economic materials, and local labor. The building tries to retain a human scale. Occa- sionally narrow, even small compared to or in contrast with its great heights; it has corners where only two people fit, intimate spaces that shelter and protect its guests. In this hotel, the potential for amazement is con- stant. One cannot help but observe each place, there is no room for distraction: common areas, private spaces, all designed for concentration and relaxation. Encanto is also a great labyrinth whose exits open out onto and are completed by the ocean. Everything was playfully created to generate continual momentum from the sea, to compel those staying there to seek and find a way out, arriving at it always and capturing it with their gazes.

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Country House in Mallorca Designed by Mestre Paco.

This Mediterranean villa, was designed by Mestre Paco and it reveals the concept of living without borders in a natural, comfortable environment. The stone facade, punctuated by wooden shutters, creates a picture-perfect exterior, accentuated by the use of simple patio furniture in the garden. Interior spaces are defined by the white beams hovering over the serene arrangements accentuated by natural stone walls. The existing flooring at the entrance and living room is used as a way to detach the interior design from over-exposure to modern design and keep the balance of the overall look. A raised dining area, separated from the living room by a creative shelving system shelters the owners’ meal times from distractions. Salvaged items and industrial elements found their place in a house that displays a melting pot of styles.

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Sextantio Albergo Diffuso Santo Stefano, Italy.

A medieval mountain hamlet where history and designer fittings meet to create a unique cultural experience. There’s nothing quite like this albergo diffuso – meaning something like “scattered lodgings” – anywhere else in the world. Put together by a team passionate about conservation, the hotel is a collection of restored houses and suites dotted around a crumbling hilltop village in the Gran Sasso mountains of central Italy. Thanks to their efforts, the village has been saved from extinction, and its remit now is to pay reverence to its peasant past. This is not a typical hotel: it’s a step back in time, and like its sister project Grotte della Civita, it’s quite unique.

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Chalet K2 in Courchevel, France.

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The exclusive chalets provide the perfect balance between tradition and modern functionality. They enjoy the luxury of the highest quality finishes and unique unconventional equipment and services. Large bay windows brighten the interior and there are wide terraces on several levels for relaxation.  Each chalet has a spacious living room with a fireplace, a contemporary dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The lounge area includes a home cinema and bar.  Every chalet has 5 or 6 bedrooms with dressing rooms. The elegant bathrooms are architectural masterpieces in glass, chrome and Zimbabwean black stone. An iPad, iPod station and LED-screen TV complete the picture of perfection.

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Bergwelt Chalets, Grindelwald, Switzerland.

These exclusive apartments are situated in the best location in a beautiful valley, right in the centre of the village, with a magnificent view of an unparalleled mountain panorama. Your apartment will stand in an Alpine meadow of more than 15’000 square metres, lying directly beside the new ski slope. This magnificent development comprises a boutique hotel, 7 chalets and these exclusive apartments ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms. Choose from 2 apartment buildings; Chalet Ingrid and also Chalet Karin which are already in their first stages of construction, and soon to be followed by 2 more. Behind the beautifully designed, traditional wood facades you will find a cosy, romantic home.

The chalets are for sale ranging from $5 to $5.8 million.

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Viceroy Maldives Resort & Spa.

A constellation of islands lay in the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean, where the last true vision of paradise can be found. Less than a one hour flight from Malé, up to the Maldives’ uncharted northern edge, beckons an island of singular beauty. Over 17 acres of palm-edged, pristine sand rises Viceroy Maldives, where only 61 villas encircle a lagoon of startling blue.
No detail remains unanswered, with Viceroy’s unparalleled service enriching the resort’s soaring interiors and elemental lounge areas. Five diverse dining venues, including the Treehouse, offer everything from casual beachside cuisine to elegant fare while incorporating Middle Eastern, Asian and European influences. Treatments and yoga at the Ayurvedic spa are balanced by the island’s wealth of outdoor activities accessible from the Dive & Water Sports Center.

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HOTEL ANTEROOM, KYOTO

“HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO” is divided into two parts; a hotel for people visiting Kyoto from around the world, and apartments for those who made the city their home. The hotel provides the guests with the comforts of gathering of friends, while also functioning as an anteroom where they can ready themselves for a trip into Kyoto’s city center. The apartments provide a living space in which residents can enjoy an exciting lifestyle with like-minded individuals.

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