Fontainebleau Miami Beach

This Easter I’m going to be celebrating it by the pool of a 5-star resort. The Fontainebleau is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in Miami Beach, Florida. Opened in 1954 and designed by Morris Lapidus, it was arguably the most luxurious hotel in Miami Beach, and is thought to be the most significant building of Lapidus’s career. In 2007, the Fontainebleau Hotel was ranked ninety-third in the American Institute of Architects list of “America’s Favorite Architecture”. On April 18, 2012, the AIA’s Florida Chapter ranked the Fontainebleau first on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

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The Cranberry Resort…don’t stay there

Ever year, we have a girls week and go to Blue Mountain to enjoy the winter season. Last year, we stayed at the Living Water and got a really good package…but felt we may have paid too high for all the bells and whistles. Continue reading “The Cranberry Resort…don’t stay there”

Pop-Up Hotel

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Dutch firm pink cloud has proposed a solution to the existing vacant office space located in high urban areas as a result of the recession. Using a kit of parts, the infrastructure of old towers can be transformed into a series Pop-Up hotels providing tourist with a diverse set of accommodations across the urban metropolitan. Based on a scalable system, the concept takes advantage of the growing Millenials and their desire for space that is multifunctional and social.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

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Located in the heart of Toronto is Shangri-La, a luxury hotel based on the legendary land featured in James Hilton‘s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon. The 202 spacious guest rooms are among the largest in Canada, starting at 490 square feet. Incorporated work areas and bedrooms are designed to enhance the sleep experience with generous bathrooms fitted in an Asian-inspired decor. Furniture, finishings and amenities are residential in feel and function.

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The ultimate in luxury, Shangri-La Suite, located on the 17th floor, offers Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto’s most impressive accommodation.  Open and airy, it makes use of distinct Asian furnishings, Japanese lattice screens, oak wood moulding and pewter marble.

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A dark and dramatic suite with wood panelling, a library-like entrance and open living area.

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Modern marble bathroom with separate glass-enclosed shower, deep soaking tub and heated floors.