Tag Archive: Hotels


Santorini, Greece

Posted on June 4th, 2013

Katikies Hotel
Oia (Ia), Santorini 84702, Cyclades Islands, Greece

Among the many islands in Greece, Santorini is one of the most picturesque and unique. It is a natural wonder – shaped like a crescent moon from a volcanic eruption, the formed caldera provides stunning 180 degree views of the Aegean sea from almost anywhere on … (More →)


Bar Oppenheimer

Posted on May 10th, 2013

Since working on the Grand Hotel exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, I’ve become really interested in pop-up projects and artist collaborations in hotel spaces. The hotel is such a unique building type — a liminal space that is both public and private and neither home nor away — and it presents a unique environment … (More →)


Wynn Las Vegas

Posted on February 19th, 2013

When you’re looking to escape from everything sensible, there’s only one place to go: Las Vegas, Nevada. Open 24 hours and offering no end of entertainment, Vegas has been completely rehabilitated in the past decade and a half – once the land of the downtrodden and known for its pawn shops, $9.99 steak dinners and … (More →)


Freehand Miami

Posted on November 19th, 2012

I’m a huge fan of designers Roman & Williams and love how they’ve worked to redefine public spaces in hotels, infusing the properties with an intriguing narrative quality reminiscent of film sets. I was interested to find out that they were involved in the design of Freehand Miami — a new boutique hostel in Miami … (More →)


Hotel Le Bellechasse, Paris, by Lacroix

Posted on November 9th, 2012

I haven’t been to Paris in ages and desperately want to go back. I received an email the other day from Jetsetter flaunting great potential rates at Hotel Le Bellechasse, a stone’s throw away from the Musée d’Orsay and was immediately taken by the images of its unapologetically over-the-top décor – only to learn … (More →)


The Alcazar, Palm Springs

Posted on October 25th, 2012

The seemingly interminable rain has started in Vancouver and I’m already wishing I were back in Palm Springs. On my last trip, just two weeks ago, we stayed at the lovely Alcazar, a 34-room boutique hotel that opened in 2011. We were already veterans of owner Tara Lazar’s other ventures – Cheeky’s her incredibly … (More →)


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Posted on October 11th, 2012

I like to travel as often as my bank balance and job will allow so fancy hotels are not often in the forecast since they would gobble up my entire budget. Still, every once in awhile, fortune smiles upon me and I end up somewhere posh. On my recent trip to San Francisco, I was … (More →)


Hôtel Droog

Posted on September 17th, 2012

The Dining Room ©Thijs Wolzak

I first heard rumblings about the prospect of Hôtel Droog a few years ago while doing research for my day job at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I was initially drawn to the project because of Atelier Bow-Wow’s involvement; I’m always interested in seeing what this innovative Japanese architectural firm is … (More →)

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