On a recent trip north to the majestic Whistler Blackcomb ski resort we stopped over in Vancouver for the night and stayed at the super stylish Opus Hotel. Located in Vancouver's hip Yaletown neighborhood, you really can't ask for a better locale to soak in all that this beautiful coastal seaport city has to offer. Sleek and vibrant rooms feature all the amenities the discerning traveler would expect including free WiFi, guest iPads, flat screen TVs and designer furniture. My personal favorite element, you know you're in for a treat with Malin + Goetz as your toiletry offering. Also on site at Opus is the Northern Italian inspired La Pentola along with a festive bar scene for your going out drink or the necessary night cap. Plain and simple, if you're looking to plan a trip to Vancouver, BC look no further than Opus to rest your head. For more information check out http://vancouver.opushotel.com/ and of course take a look at some photos after the break.
We're as excited to write this post as we are that a new hotel has finally cropped up in San Francisco's SoMa district. Hotel Zetta, the newest sibling to the Viceroy Group's Urban Retreat collection, boasts everything the modern day creative class could ever ask for and beyond. Sustainable architecture at the forefront, you'll also find wireless streaming via Obsess G-Link Connect in all guest rooms and a mezzanine level "playroom" replete with a shuffleboard table and the latest innovations in gaming. The most enticing asset, the mezzanine offers up the perfect spot for locals and visitors to mix and mingle in a creative and inspiring atmosphere. To add a little San Francisco touch, look no further than the ornate chandeliers crafted from recycled eyeglasses. We see your next vacation and it's at Hotel Zetta. Pun absolutely intended. "Effortlessly fusing sophisticated and cutting-edge aesthetics with state-of-the-art amenities, Hotel Zetta is an urban retreat, ideally located for connection authentically with San Francisco's leading cultural, entrepreneurial and tech-savvy communities." - Hotel Zetta For more information or to book your visit check out: http://www.viceroyhotelgroup.com/en/zetta/overview
Mama Shelter, a whimsical brand of French hotels designed by the incomparable Philippe Starck, welcomes its fourth sibling with Mama Shelter Istanbul. I've had the opportunity to stay in the chain's chic Paris outpost and was overjoyed at every turn with the mix of wit and humor in the overall design. Mama Shelter Istanbul leaves no stone unturned and looks to be just as cool if not cooler than its 3 older sibs. If you have an upcoming trip to Istanbul on the docket I recommend you book your stay at this hip haven immediately if not sooner. The most enticing detail, uber cool comfort that isn't going to wipe out your entire travel budget. Check out a glimpse inside and get inspired to plan your journey after the jump. Like the other properties, Mama Shelter Istanbul is designed by Philippe Starck and features guest rooms with whitewashed walls stippled with pops of orange. The communal bar hosts a programme of hip DJ parties to attract young Turks, who begin the evening at the restaurant. The menu offers a mix of local and European fare by Michelin three-star chef Alain Senderens and features his special boeuf bourguignon with mashed potatoes. A roof terrace, serving an equally delectable menu of cocktails, is bound to be a summer hit. - Wallpaper For more information visit http://www.mamashelter.com/en/istanbul/rooms/