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W Barcelona is a sail shaped (Hotel Vela) 5-star hotel at the new harbour facilities. World-renowned Barcelona based architect Ricardo Bofill planned the lifestyle hotel as one of numerous new buildings that make up the Barceloneta refurbishment along the beachfront. Come with us, guest relations manager Vera is giving us a tour!

Andaz Amsterdam is a design hotel venue on the elegant Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam’s Jordaan district. Nestled in the former Public Library the hotel boasts 122 rooms, but you wouldn’t tell from outside since it nicely fits in the surrounding historic canal architecture. Inside, though, we are talking a completely different world. Step in and enjoy opulent design at its best!

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge is situated in Northern Chile, hidden at the edge of San Pedro de Atacama’s oasis. The cubic architecture contrasts spectacularly with rugged red mountains in the background.

The rural yet stylish decor and a welcoming staff have you immediately feel at home in one of the driest deserts on this planet…

Las Balsas Gourmet Hotel & Spa — a member of Relais & Châteaux — is located south of Patagonia’s Villa La Angostura; which overlooks the picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi. This exclusive hotel features a private garden, a beach with an adjoining pier and a state-of-the-art spa facility. Chef Lucas Dabrowski further enhances the experience with hands-down the best food we tasted in Patagonia. It is absolutely the perfect place to spend a romantic respite.

Conveniently situated in a calm side street lies a hidden hotel gem. It can only be recognised by the stylish tapas bar. When you look closer you will discover the hotel’s Icon logo in the first floor and a madonna above a historic wooden door. That’s the actual entrance. Many customers or passers-by obviously also make it via the bar’s more inviting entrance. But if you are heading in the hotel’s direction you’ll probably have the address at hand and easily find the door to a whole different inside world…

The chalet-style, four star superior Hotel Matthiol sits in quiet surroundings on the outskirts of Zermatt. Rustic and trendy, traditional and modern or even Alpine chic – the Matthiol is a study in contrasts that blend into a very accomplished whole. And as for the restaurant… Well, read on…

In December 2011 the new 5 star hotel Giardino Mountain in Campfer next to Saint Moritz, Switzerland, opened its doors to discerning guests. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the Giardino Mountain resort boasts alpine chic, a generous spa, luxuriously equipped rooms with a view and excuisite cuisine in three different restaurants.

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