Hotel and resort blogs. Which ones should you be reading?

The best hotel blogs read more like design and lifestyle magazines, so which ones should you be reading?

The best reads are definitely the boutique hotel blogs. Today’s hottest hipster boutique hotels look to their local neighbourhood and the people to help them to gain their individuality and identity. So it makes sense that their blogs then tend to be filled with the best stories in art, fashion, music, photography and design around them. This is what makes them interesting.

We take look at our top hip boutique hotels and their blogs to see what they’re talking about.

Ace Hotels Blog

Just like their hotels the Ace Blog is an edgy mix of music, art and design. Local stories are taken from around each of the four properties in Portland, New York, Seattle and Palm Springs. They seem to mix events and stories well so you don’t feel like you’re reading a hotel blog. Each of the properties simply act as the hub for what is happening.

Room 100 – Thompson Hotels Blog

Thompson Hotels Room 100 blog is a little more mainstream and diverse than Ace Hotels blog, but that’s to be expected from the brand. It feels bigger with more content, but they are a bigger hotel group with more hotels in more cities so they can tap into more of what’s going on. You’ll find stories on fashion, travel, art, culture, food and city-life but through the lens of the Thompson Hotels writers.

The blog is simply divided into interest sections, so you can choose which posts to read about. There’s an events section to excite you about what is up-coming in each city and also their Instagram feed.

You’d be much better here – Swire Hotels Blog

We recently wrote a post introducing the Swire Hotels blog. Read that post here. For those who missed it, hhe blog not only brings stories related to all the Swire Hotels properties, but it also fuses a mix of art, culture, travel and lifestyle from across china and the UK. An awesome blog with a definite art spin.

GPH Gramercy Park Hotel Blog

Again the GPH blog breaks content up into separate interests Art, Cinema, Food, Culture, Design, Fashion film and more in New York City.

All of the above blogs are available as RSS feed which means the posts are delivered to your reader as they are posted so you don’t have to go to the blog to get them. If you know of a great hotel blog worth reading, let us know.

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