Portland’s newest boutique hotel -The Deuce Hotel. Amazing!

Portland’s newest boutique hotel -The Deuce Hotel. Amazing!

___

Related Posts

– Creative collaboration is the secret to the unique aesthetic of Ace Hotels.

– RoomCritic Instagram Gallery Feature |  Ace Hotels – New York, Palm Springs, Portland, Seattle

– The best hotel sign porn on the internet.

 For more of the best travel stories, tips and places to stay around the world, follow the blog by email or ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page. You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram as @roomcritic and Pinterest. Share your hotel stories or reviews with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get all the glory.
Advertisements

RoomCritic Instagram Gallery Feature | Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Rooftop

RoomCritic Instagram Gallery Feature |  Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Rooftop

This week in the RoomCritic Instagram Gallery, we take you to the South American city, Panama City. (Not Panama City, Florida) to visit the small, art centric, boutique Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Rooftop. There is so much we love about this hotel, the stunning interior design of the lobby and public spaces, the 13 unique rooms all individually painted by local artists, the ‘living-wall’ in the lobby and the rooftop bar with a view of Panama City that is simply awesome.

Most of the 150+ images of the hotel currently in the gallery, show the process of renovating and opening the hotel. Throughout the week we’ll be getting the guys to add more photos of the rooms and spaces so watch out as more photos are uploaded. To check out more of this amazing country, use the drop down menu and select the #panama tag. There are over 10,000 photos that show the beauty of Panama.

by @sumo_world

by @sumo_world

by @silvang

by @myochaos

by @misseclectica

by @misseclectica

For more of the best travel stories, tips and places to stay around the world, follow the blog by email or ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page. You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram as @roomcritic and Pinterest. Share your hotel stories or reviews with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get all the glory.

RoomCritic Instagram Gallery Feature | The Racha, Phuket Thailand

RoomCritic Instagram Gallery Feature | The Racha, Phuket Thailand

This week on the RoomCritic Instagram Gallery Page, we’re featuring the stunning Phuket resort The Racha. Photos are streamed from the #theracha tag on Instagram and taken by people who have stayed there, so you get a real sense of what the resort is like. It seems the resort wedding, is popular this time of year, relaxing with cocktails by the pool and the beautiful scenery of Phuket is simply breathtaking.

Use the drop down menu and select the #phuket tag and experience everything this iconic part of Thailand has to offer through the 20,000+ stunning photos.

by @w00da_

by @villelr

by @vareynick

by @pa_parn

by @jillvintage

For more of the best travel stories, tips and places to stay around the world, follow the blog by email or ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page. You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram as @roomcritic and Pinterest. Share your hotel stories or reviews with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get all the glory.

Relaxing at The Racha, Phuket, Thailand

Relaxing at The Racha, Phuket, Thailand

This week on the RoomCritic Instagram Gallery App on Facebook we are featuring one of the most stunning holiday destinations Phuket has to offer, The Racha, Phuket Thailand.

We came across across this fantastic video by John Daugherty from his visit to The Racha last October. It captures the experience of travelling to the island and the incredible facilities the resort has to offer. We loved the time lapse effect as the sun goes down over the pool and how he captured the natural beauty of the resort.

The Racha, Phuket, Thailand from John Daugherty on Vimeo.

For more of the best travel stories, tips and places to stay around the world, follow the blog by email or ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page. You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram as @roomcritic and Pinterest. Share your hotel stories or reviews with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get all the glory.

Insider Guide | Where to stay in Bali

Insider Guide | Where to stay in Bali

CNNGO recently published their Insider Guide: What to do in Bali. It was full of fantastic tips on hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and attractions from Charlene Fang. Below are their hotel recommendations with great pictures from our Instagram friends.

W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak 

The new rock star on the island, there’s no denying the high-octane glamour that comes with this beachfront property. 

It’s large by Bali standards, but exudes its own sense of cool and calm. 

A room in the main building gets you close to the action. Back from the beach are the hotel’s brilliant, and affordable, private villas and pools.

Very useful is the best of Bali AWAY spa, which remains open 24/7. That’s great news for late-night revelers in need of a foot massage after stumbling in from a night at Woo Bar – Bali’s newest hot spot. 

Equally useful is the hidden sliding door that conceals and reveals bathroom and bedroom areas, and the three-tier main swimming pool for ample lounging and photo opportunities.  

The hotel is far enough from the main array of hotels to keep the beach quiet, while further north is the even quieter Canggu beach. 

The hotel can arrange a motorbike rental for US$5 a day.

Photo by ipii

Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
+62 361 4738106
www.whotels.com/baliseminyak 

The Colony Hotel

There’s one big plus point about staying at The Colony Hotel: no children under the age of 16 allowed. 

Another bonus is the on-site Jari Menari massage facility. 

Not to be overlooked are the 20 rooms done up in a pretty but minimalist decor. The junior suite comes with a spacious balcony that overlooks the 16-meter pool. 

Photo courtesy of Colony Hotel Bali

Jalan Laksmana 22, Seminyak
+62 361 736160
www.thecolonyhotelbali.com

Amankila

Located on a headland in Candidasa, high heels are not recommended while staying at the Amankila, as there are plenty of stairs to navigate. 

Luckily, golf carts are readily available to transport you down to the beach club where a generous strip of black sand beach remains tout-free. 

If you’re tired of the sand and wanting to know what to do in Bali come sunset, try watching the changing color of the sky from the hotel’s signature triple-stepped swimming pool. 

Early bookers, try to get upgraded to villa 37 – reportedly the resort’s most requested villa – which enjoys the best view of the ocean. 

Photo by scottawoodward

Manggis, Bali
+62 361 341333
www.amanresorts.com/amankila

Anantara Resort Seminyak

Bali has a quirky local rule stating that buildings should not be higher than a palm tree. This five-story property just makes the cut. 

Sitting front and center on Seminyak beach, all 59 suites (and one penthouse) come with ocean views. 

Penthouse suites come with attached outdoor lounge space and a terrazzo bath, so you can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves. 

Photo by threeayu

Jalan Abimanyu (dhyana Pura), Seminyak
+62 361 737773
bali.anantara.com/

Michi Retreat 

Ubud is where artists flock, so if you’re staying here, it makes sense to put up at a property with artistic inclinations. 

Michi is a work in progress, and its creator, the septuagenarian Professor Kung, calls himself a nomad. Hence, the resort near Jukut Paku is an eclectic collection of rooms that are always changing. 

Adding another dimension to the experience are mosaic grottos that overlook a particularly spectacular stretch of the River Wos.

Photo courtesy of Michi Retreat

Jukut Paku Village, Ubud
+62 361 8987021
www.michiretreat.com

Harmony Hotel 

Cheap and cheerful, and located just minutes walk from Seminyak beach, this is one of the best values in Seminyak. 

The rooms are decent sized and come with Wi-Fi and a TV.  

All rooms are located around a common mosaic pool. Breakfast included.

Photo courtesy of Harmony Hotel

Jalan Drupadi 234, Seminyak
+62 361 737711 
www.theharmonyseminyakbali.com

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Away from the coast, amid dense bamboo jungle and perched looking over the sacred Ayung River is this wonderful, peaceful retreat.  

Jungle wildlife and the occasional screams of rafters thrusting along the river are the only sounds to intrude upon the privacy of each villa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

All 42 thatched maxi-huts/villas come with an outdoor shower that overlooks the river valley and a plunge pool that releases itself endlessly into the jungle’s steamy abyss. There are also 18 suites.

You are far from the maddening crowds and if a non-beach stay is what you are looking for, your budget is well spent here.

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Sayan

Sayan, Ubud, 80571 Gianyar, Bali
+62 (361) 977577
fourseasons.com

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

Since it relaunched in 2009 as AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, this hotel has bagged a whole slew of significant awards for its bar (see below), its accommodations and the spa. And it is clear why.

Despite the size of the place (there are over 350 rooms, suites and villas — some on the cliff with staggering sunset views) there is still a sense of privacy and space. The rooms and hotel design are very well done — well appointed without the over the top ‘luxury flourishes.’

The hotel sits high above the Indian Ocean near Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s south-western peninsula so it is a bit of a schlep from the busier Seminyak, Kuta, Legian stretch. Not a bad thing, but it is harder to pop away should, for some reason, you want to escape. 

The above are some of the reasons the hotel is also proving a popular wedding (and honeymoon) destination.

Photo by raniiputii

Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali 80364
+62-361 702222
www.ayanaresort.com

W Singapore Sentosa opening soon…

W Singapore Sentosa opening soon

Starwood has unveiled images of the W Singapore Sentosa Cove, which is due to open in August 2012.

Designed by New York-based Rockwell Group, the new hotel will be located at Quayside Isle, and will include 240 hotel rooms and suites as well as a retail component with waterfront restaurants and shops. Other facilities include a fitness centre, outdoor heated pool and a spa with nine treatment rooms.

The design will include a waterfall at the hotel’s entrance, and an outdoor terrace featuring glowing grass, rock-shaped daybeds, and a large rock garden.

“Taking the W brand into Singapore… will mark a true milestone in W’s global expansion into the world’s most exciting and vibrant destinations,” said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader of W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. “Unique programming within a cutting-edge designed environment by David Rockwell will bring a new and distinctive experience to Sentosa Cove, one of Singapore’s most exclusive islands.”

From TravelDailyAsia.com

For more of the best travel stories, tips and places to stay around the world, follow the blog by email or ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page. You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram as @roomcritic and Pinterest. Share your hotel stories or reviews with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get all the glory.

12 more stunning photos of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora you didn’t want to see.

12 more stunning photos of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora you didn’t want to see.

Sorry, we know showing you more amazing photographs of the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is cruel. But as this time of year is perfect for planning your next luxury escape, and this one of the hottest travel destinations right now, we thought we’d give you plenty to pin about.

View of Mt Otemanu

View of Mt Otemanu from our Overwater Bungalow

Sunset Bar

Shark and Ray Feeding Tour

Picture. Postcard. Perfect

Otemanu Overwater Bungalow with plunge pool

Mt Otemanu and Arrival Pavilion

Lagoon Bora Bora

Stunning

East Overwater bungalows

Clouds and bungalows

Beautiful Matira Point Bora Bora

Many thanks again to Mel M. for letting us publish more of her gorgeous Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora photos. You can follow Mel photographing her travels on Instagram: @melmc4

For more of the best travel stories, tips and places to stay around the world, follow the blog by email or ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page. You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram as @roomcritic and Pinterest. Share your hotel stories or reviews with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get all the glory.

How do you truly capture the feeling of staying in a hotel? Watch this!

How do you truly capture what it feels like to stay in a hotel? Watch this!

Westin Hotels and Resorts have created a series beautifully shot short films. The videos go beyond a photograph or review and capture the experience of staying at one of their properties.

Please follow our RoomCritic blog for more information about the best places to stay around the world. Receive our travel stories and hotel links direct to your own Facebook wall, just ‘like’ our RoomCritic Facebook page or follow RoomCritic: @roomcritic on Twitter. If you have a hotel review you’d like to share with us: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on the blog, we’ll make sure you get the glory.