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Berlin Boutique Hotels

By Xavier Dominguez and Elicia Sacharow has a new addition to the family: Berlin! Nothing brings us greater pride than bridging that gap between a fantastic trip and memorable stay. We’ve been working hard here at to provide our customers with nothing but the best boutique properties in[…]

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The Best Summer Spots in Miami

by Xavier Dominguez Your Miami Summer Handbook Summer is officially here, folks! The sun is out, the weather is warm and Miami is the place to be. But with all these great spots around town, where does one start? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! The list below highlights a[…]

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Summer Festivals in London 2014

By Elicia Sacharow Summer in London is—simply put—spectacular.  The weather is sunny, beautiful, and the days are delightfully long. What better way to see London than to celebrate with its people? Here’s our pick of London’s summer festivals and goings-on in 2014! Somserset House Summer Series Historic Somerset House puts[…]

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Boutique Hotels in Paris: a Primer

By Elicia Sacharow Boutique hotels exist just about everywhere hotels exist, and for good reason: they reflect the area they’re in, take great care of their customers, and have a unique story to tell. They’re all-around inspiring places to stay when curious people travel. Paris is a natural home to[…]

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Miami Beach Neighborhood Guide

Staying Boutique in Miami

By Elicia Sacharow Perhaps more than other cities, Miami’s iconic Miami Beach is perceived to embody the essence of the entire metropolitan area. It thrives on a vibrant joie de vivre that’s certainly present throughout the rest of Miami but nowhere else so ever-present and strong. Its neighborhoods, though small[…]

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Why Go and Where to Stay at Roland-Garros 2014

By Felipe Hofstatter Roland-Garros 2014 There are always a number of good reasons to go to Paris—the sights, the food, the romance…but there are also other not-so-obvious ones such as Roland-Garros, the oh-so-glamorous tennis tournament that takes place on the outskirts of the city every May. And by May I[…]

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By Elicia Sacharow has launched London! We’re a lot like proud parents; we’ve worked really hard to build into not just a beautiful website but also to work with inspiring boutique properties in the world’s best-loved cities. As such, we’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve launched our[…]

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La Maison Favart Paris

What is a boutique hotel?

By Elicia Sacharow Boutique hotels are officially the latest buzzphrase in travel. It’s still a good way to get noticed in the market—even large chains are putting out their versions of these hotels—but really, what are boutique hotels? Someone’s got to define this burgeoning category of hotels, so here’s how[…]

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Juliette Recamier by Jacques Louis David

An Italian Love Affair

By Nathalie Salas How often do you meet someone that makes you wobble at the knees or feel mesmerised by their presence? Meeting Juliette Récamier would have definitely been a knee-trembling moment. It was as natural for Juliette to charm as it was to breathe, winning her countless admirers including[…]

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