The Design Hotels portfolio (800-337-4685; www.designhotels.com), the darling of travel writers
everywhere, has unveiled its class of 2006. Here are four of the 11
The Park New Delhi , the latest from India’s
Park Hotels chain, supplies plenty of white, open spaces splashed
with bright color.
Hotel Basico, Rafael Micha’s second Playa del
Carmen hotel, is as much a collection of sociopolitical allusions
as it is a hotel. The building houses an industrial site, a market
and a school.
Kube Rooms & Bars, in Paris, embraces the
cube as a design element, to futuristic ends. Both of the
property’s bars are cool; in fact, one, made of 25 tons of ice, is
By combining natural materials in avant-garde style,
Mavida Balance Hotel & Spa in the ski town of
Zell am See, Austria, manages to feel both restorative and