city hotels

Boutique hotels in Istanbul

Boutique hotels in Istanbul: From hip to historic

By Janice and George

From historic to hip: Pera Palace, TomTom Suites and Sumahan on the Water are among the top boutique hotels in Istanbul.

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Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

Colonial living at Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

By Janice and George

Don’t look for a cookie-cutter hotel at Casa de Sierra Nevada. Rooms and suites are sprinkled in colonial mansions in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Hotel Havnekontoret

A luxury place to stay on Bergen’s historic waterfront

By Janice and George

On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.

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Global Hotel Panama

Why stay at the Global Hotel Panama? For bubbly and boutique style!

By Janice and George

Why pick the Global Hotel Panama in Panama City? How about five-star luxury, free bubbly and friendly service? Rates are really easy on the wallet too.

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red tree house mexico city

Best B&B in Mexico City? The Red Tree House is hard to beat

By Janice and George

The Red Tree House is consistently rated the best B&B in Mexico City. We know why! Its tasteful rooms, yummy hot breakfast, free “wine hour” and friendly staff are hard to beat.

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Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Dig the shipyard history at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

By Janice and George

See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.

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Grand Hyatt Singapore review

Grand Hyatt Singapore Review: An oasis of calm in the glitzy shopping city

By Janice and George

The Grand Hyatt Singapore places you smack-dab in the midst of Orchard Road’s shopping; when you’ve exhausted your credit cards, cool off in the rooftop pool.

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SoHo Toronto

A cold winter’s visit… and a warm stay at SoHo Toronto

By Janice and George

Smack-dab in Toronto’s buzzing entertainment district, the SoHo Toronto (aka SoHo Metropolitan Hotel) is a cool mix of urban hipster and luxury chic.

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fullerton bay hotel

Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel: Stylish glamor in the Lion City

By Janice and George

It’s a “wow” experience inside Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel. Built over water, the hotel has gob-smacking city views. A rooftop pool and heritage brasserie add to its pizzazz.

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Take a peek at 10 of the world’s best hotel bathrooms!

By Janice and George

Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai – the world’s best hotel bathrooms are absolute stunners.

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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City grand staircase

7 reasons you’ll love the newly renovated Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

By Janice and George

How to go from fusty to fabulous! We love the new Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City renovation, especially the cool lobby (with its bold orange-and-red mural) and bright chic guestrooms.

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Savoy Hotel Yangon

Where to stay in Yangon? The Savoy Hotel oozes colonial charm

By Janice and George

You’re forgiven if the Savoy Hotel takes you back to the days of the British Raj. With overhead fans, teakwood floors and antiques, this boutique hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, oozes colonial charm.

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Quinta Las Acacias

Old world elegance at Quinta Las Acacias, Guanajuato

By Janice and George

Built in the 19th century as a French-style mansion, Quinta Las Acacias is the picture of old-world elegance – mixing European antiques with colorful Mexican touches and hospitality.

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Villa Ganz

Guadalajara Gem: The Villa Ganz boutique hotel

By Janice and George

Turning off onto a leafy side-street in Guadalajara, our taxi deposited us at the Villa Ganz boutique hotel. And what a gem it is!

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