South America

Hotel Awasi Patagonia

This Chilean getaway is surrounded by the breathtaking views of a gorgeous national park, Torres del Paine. Guests not only have an incredible view but access to their own ATV for exploring.  Architect, Felipe Assadi focused on a design that blends in harmony with the natural surrounding.  A network of nature trails links each cabin to common social areas.

This resort is the epitome of blurring the lines between inside and outside. Each cabin is situated in a way that gives guests plenty of their own space and incredible views. The interior focuses on natural colors and textures and uses natural light elements. Thevillas have wooden ceilings and floors to add to the woodsy aura. Windows line the walls revealing actual landscapes more beautiful than any painting.


The Gritti Palace

An Italian legend with 15thCentury Venetian charm and undeniable 19th Century luxury. This aim of this design was to restore the historic building to absolute prestige. The £36.5m renovation job allows guests to experience Victorian Venice, at the peak of its opulence. Each piece of furniture inside the hotel is vintage and has been restored to its original state. Every crystal piece hanging from the chandeliers was removed, cleaned, and repaired. This was a lofty feat for an 82 room hotel.

Designer and architect Chuck Chewing started “We wanted the parts to remain iconic—there’s a theater of entering and arrival that I wanted to keep...But we also wanted to create the illusion of visiting someone’s grand, beautiful home.” The Hotel boast rich details, thick, luxurious materials, gold plated mirror and trim, and an unbelievable view of the most romantic city in the world - Venice.


Iniala Beach House

This gem located in Natai Beach, Thailand is a playful beachside dream. Everything about the hotel is inspired by it surrounding. Even the villas represent shore side seashells.

Lead Russian designer Lana Grineva wanted to create a “refreshing and joyful design of the space will bring the guests, new discoveries each day.” And indeed she did. Refurbished the decks of yachts for living rooms, hanging beds from ceilings, and starfish-shaped couches set the tone. Natural wood and white furniture create the backdrops for exquisite Asian art. The curved roofs and floor-to-ceiling windows practically bring the ocean to your living room floors.

North America

Shutters on the Beach

This hotel in Santa Monica is the definition of luxury, where you and sip cocktails aside the pool and receive the best service of the traditional hotel industry. Walking into shutters on the Beach is like stepping into 1950’s Hollywood. White shutters set the tone from the outside, while the inside is decorated with hand-stitched Indian throws and oak floors.

Like many of Michael Smith’s, Shutters on the beach uses a Cape Cod backdrop of whites and creams with blue accents while the sunset filters through the oversized windows. Over windows let in the ocean breeze. Each room is a mini-beach house awaiting marvel.