HOW HOTELS ARE HARNESSING THE POWER OF HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE

From storytelling to dumbfounding, Emma Tucker delves into the five-star concepts behind the playful architectural games of hotels who're making the most of the historical functionality of existing buildings.

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BE GOOD: THE STUDIO USING DESIGN AND MARKETING TO TACKLE CRUCIAL FOOD ISSUES

In a world emotionally unresponsive to the preconceived ideas of sustainability-obsessed hippies, Food Cabinet is a studio using sexed-up marketing language and design-led collaborations to successfully voice food sustainability issues.

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LOST IN TRANSLATION? THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG VISUAL LANGUAGE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

Visual language: it's the brain-ache of high-end travel brands. James Davidson explores the importance of meaning and purpose behind a brand's aesthetic.

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DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN

Simply being in a garden can make you feel good, which is why, for many hotels, having a well-designed outside space can be as important as the food served in the restaurant and the linens on the bed.

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ON THE SCENE IN SRI LANKA

When it's hot and hectic outside, more than ever hotels need to be a welcoming place of respite. These hotels in Sri Lanka achieve that by combining locally inspired craft with a contemporary design sensibility.

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LIVE LIKE A GLOCAL WITH AMAN

COO of Aman, Roland Fasel, reveals how selecting architects who understand the Aman philosophy enables them to create properties that are in line with their vision, while incorporating local materials and techniques.

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FIND A SENSE OF PLACE WITH THESE MINDFUL HOTEL DESIGNS

Here are four mindful hotel designs weaving together architecture, traditional materials and local artisans to tell the story of both hotel and location.

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OUT IN THE WOPS: THE ARCHITECTS SHOWCASING NEW ZEALAND’S REMOTE LANDSCAPES

New Zealand's most luxury lodges come with jaw-dropping natural backdrops; but how do such outlying locations impact on the materials and design? We talked to three architects to find out.

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5 OF THE MOST STYLISHLY SUSTAINABLE HOTELS

The best luxury hotels have a sustainable ethos at the heart of their design, proving that putting the environment first doesn’t mean scrimping on style.

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HIGH-END DESIGN MEETS NATURE IN CHILEAN PATAGONIA

Thanks to some exceptional properties, the humbling panoramas of Patagonia can now be coupled with creature comforts. It’s a match made in Chile.

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NATURE’S DESIGN: 5 SLEEK SAFARI LODGES

After an epic day of game drives out in the bush, sometimes sleeping in a tent just won't do. Here we round up a bunch of sensational retreats where well-considered design comes first.

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A DESIGN STATE OF MIND

Design is just a state of mind according to Yatzer’s Costas Voyatzis, as he takes us through the true meaning of mindfulness when applied to travel experiences.

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TRAVEL FOR THREADS

Marcella Echavarria meets the textile junkies committed to working with artisan communities around the world through design, development, culture and commerce.

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