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St. Regis Bali ~ Raising the Ultra-Luxe bar

St-Regis-Bali-facadeWe check into the swanky St. Regis Bali Resort and are quickly seduced by her sophisticated style.
Nowhere in the world has, kilometer for kilometer, more luxury resorts than Bali. Nusa Dua, on the southern tip of the Bukit Peninsula, is an upmarket tourist enclave and has become the favored haunt of the hip. In the face of a glut of new resort developments, any newcomers would have at least have to be magnificent enough to make an impression. And impress, the St. Regis does, in more ways than one.

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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 ~ La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico

La Purificadora_Puebla_MX_www.designhotels.com_purity_hotel_200When discussing style and Mexico in one sentence, one name immediately comes to mind, and it’s not even from the rag trade. Grupo Habita, purveyor of stylish hotels that have put Mexico on the design map – one destination at a time. The latest addition to Habita’s brood of chic hotels comes La Purificadora, in the little colonial city of Puebla (on the road from Mexico City to Oaxaca) that is now firmly on the fashionistas travel radar.

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