Daily Archives: August 12, 2009

Sleek & Chic ~ The Gray Hotel, Milan, Italy

By Dian Hasan | August 12, 2009

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It’s quite surprising that until recently Milan was void of designer hotels that befit its status as fashion capital, a title it shared with fellow cities of Paris, New York and London, each with a myriad of designer stay offerings. Accommodations were limited to a choice of either over-the-top opulence resembling Palazzos, or the dull blandness of international chains. The Gray is representative of a new breed of hotels, one that leans toward modern, daringly designed hotels.

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Sleek & Chic ~ Hillside Su Hotel, Anatalya, Turkey

By Dian Hasan | August 12, 2009

Hillside Su Hotel_Antalya_TURKEY_hillsidesu._ds_4_0Hillside Su is a welcome departure to the often “been-there-done-that” type of hotel look, taking a decidedly avant-garde approach to design. Perfectly describing not just the hotel, but the city of Antalya as well — this south coast resort town clings to the cliffs above the Mediterranean, and it seems everyone’s got an elevated sea view. Most rooms have balconies facing the water, complete with day beds (turning them into night beds is – of course – your prerogative).

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