Getaway Minxes

Palihouse: Boutique Style Meets Residential Luxury

On Friday, September 10th, 2010
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Located in LA’s prolific West Hollywod district, Palihouse Holloway is an innovative urban lodge, which combines the eclectic vibe of a boutique hotel with the elegance and comfort of a luxury residential dwelling. The venue touts itself as a luxury long-stay property, catering exclusively to sophisticated, in-the-know individuals, who desire to feel at home when they are away from it. Palihouse’s unique combination of liberated individuality, cosmopolitan style, and residential comfort makes it a lodging destination unlike any other in Tinseltown.

With Thirty- Six studio, one-and-two-bedroom guest suites and lofts, a roof deck for private functions, a courtyard brasserie, and an intimate lounge in the lobby, Palihouse boasts plenty of swank. The hotel’s suites feature stylish white chesterfield sofas, ...

Prague: The ICON Hotel Reinvents the Industry

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
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The ICON Hotel has quickly established itself as Prague’s preeminent getaway destination for the avant-garde and discriminating traveler.

As its assertive namesake suggests, the ICON Hotel has itself become an icon for architectural ingenuity, Czech artistry, and cutting-edge style, placing it in an elite category apart that is ideal for every minx. Centrally located in the heart of the city, just one block away from Prague’s famed Wenceslas Square, the ICON embodies this dynamic urban nexus, where commerce, fashion, and entertainment coalesce as one.

The ICON hotel is the product of an intensive restoration effort, which transformed a nineteenth century building into a sleek and sophisticated modern space. Combining traditional Czech design elements with ...


Hollywood & Vine: Keeps getting better

On Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
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This is the Redbury: a hip, yet homey new hotel setting up shop in that big red building on the corner of Hollywood and Vine (neighboring the Avalon & Bardot, walking distance to Beso, Katsuya, The W Hollywood).

The owners of the hotel, CIM Group — Hollywood's biggest commercial landlord, its manager — nightlife impresario/genius, Sam Nazarian of SBE, and its interior designer — celebrity photographer and music video director Matthew Rolston, have managed to transform the space into a 57-room hotel of Hollywood Heaven.

The place goes over the top and beyond, with splashes of bohemian, 1960s flower power and old Hollywood everywhere. Featuring top-of-the-line kitchens, paisley throw pillows, washer/dryers, floor to ceiling windows, ...


The London West Hollywood

On Monday, May 24th, 2010
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It’s nice to know that you can get all the benefits of a vacation without having to hop on a plane. The London West Hollywood is a 200-room oasis, where you can hang your hat in their spacious digs (the smallest room checks in at 750 square feet), lounge by the glassed-in rooftop pool, and dine at celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant.

Located just off of the Sunset Strip, the stucco exterior doesn’t quite prepare you for the glam factor inside. Lavish touches like gold lame leather couches, large framed mirrors, and the lobby’s glittering mosaic floor add to the posh atmosphere. The attentive staff caters to the beautiful guests that stay here. And with ...


SANDERSON LONDON

On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
sanderson Boston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and South Beach all have one thing in common: magnificent hotels created for your pleasure by the Morgans Hotel Group. Their Sanderson Hotel in London is a luxury defined with eclectic modern, classic and ethnic furniture that surprises the senses while acting as a comforting space for […] ...

New Hollywood at the SLS Hotel

On Monday, February 22nd, 2010
sls1 If you prefer an aesthetic that leans toward the distinctively whimsical—and who in LA doesn’t? —then proceed immediately to check-in at the SLS Hotel. Located on La Cienega Blvd., intersecting the shiny veneer of Beverly Hills and the frolic of West Hollywood, the hotel strikes a beguiling balance between both.   It all begins with a […] ...

Reports from Sundance

On Sunday, January 31st, 2010
sundance08IMG The Sundance Film Festival has officially come to a close, and in Park City, Utah films with a darker edge swept the Festival this Saturday night. Director Debra Granik’s film “Winter’s Bone” won the grand jury prize U.S. dramatic category and the prestigious Waldo Salt screenwriting award. The film follows the journey of Ree Dolly […] ...


Heaven in Bulgaria: Varna

On Thursday, November 19th, 2009
varna It is just about time to begin thinking about summer 2010!  Instead of taking your rendezvous to generic summer locations (Mexico, various islands, western Europe), consider a less common destination: Varna, Bulgaria.  Long discarded as a mysterious chunk of land in the Balkans, Bulgaria is actually a quite modern country frequented by vacationers from other […] ...