WHERE TO SLEEP: "THE SUITE LIFE" by leo

Inspiration

“Tell me where you sleep and I will tell you who you are,” Ian Schrager once said at the height of the 5 star boutique hotel craze that he helped define and then left when he ended his partnership with Philippe Starck.

Putting his arrogance aside, there is an underlying truth to his claim.

So my response? I will tell you where I sleep and you will tell me that I am one who lives, loves, and breathes, The Suite Life lifestyle.

Sleeping around in Boutique Hotels has been an avid passion of mine since starting my career as a designer. However, the definition of “Boutique Hotel” have evolved overtime and the arena now hosts corporate hospitality groups that are spending millions in consumer behavior research to figure out what kind of boutique-y design, amenities and advertising campaigns will appeal to the Gen X and Millennial Generations. Yet, no matter what, their take on the “new Boutique hotel concept” is always going to smell corporate, as once noted by Chris Penn, GM of the ACE Hotel London at the Boutique Hotel Summit.

So, regardless of size, ownership, common perceptions and price, I have pulled together my list of favorite places to stay in the cities where I enjoy The Suite Life.

Click on each image to read my thoughts on each:

ACE HOTEL PALM SPRINGS

CANAVES OIA, SANTORINI

OMM HOTEL, BARCELONA

HOTEL BEL AMI, PARIS

NOBIS HOTEL, STOCKHOLM

CORTIINA HOTEL, MUNICH

VILLA MAGIA , POSITANO

 

THE STANDARD HOTEL, MIAMI

 

Hôtel Hameau Albert 1er, CHAMONIX MONT BLANC

 

HOTEL COSTES, PARIS

 

ACE HOTEL, LONDON & NEW YORK

NOTOS THERMES & SPA HOTEL, SANTORINI

CHATEAU MARMONT, LOS ANGELES

PARAISO DE LOS PINOS, FORMENTERA

SOHO HOUSE, BERLIN

SURF LODGE, MONTAUK

VIENTO DEL MAR, TULUM

 

 

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