Villegiature Mag

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The magazine made by the Villegiature Awards journalists jury members

Interior Design & Architecture

The fascinating concept of PULLMANN Paris-Centre Bercy

Sebastien Antoine speaks about Pullman Paris-Centre Bercy, a Hotel a hotel fully designed by star architect Tom Dixon.

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By Laith Bazari - 31/03/2020

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3 Questions to Nathalie Ryan (Kirei studio) about Hotel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel

The architect and interior designer Nathalie Ryan who founded KIREI STUDIO speaks about her work for this hotel that has just been referenced among the 31 "palaces" in France.

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By The Publisher - 02/11/2019

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A Relaxing Getaway in Djerba

On a recent trip to Tunisia Sandra Iskander discovered a relaxing haven on the island of Djerba.

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By Sandra Iskander - 07/09/2019

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Alàbriga : the glamour jet set revival of iconic Costa Brava in Spain

Svetlana Scherer for Alàbriga Hotel received the so tough and so coveted "Best service in hotel in Europe" Villégiature Award. She talks about her vision.

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By Andrei Brauns - 04/03/2019

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Maison & Objet : Do not miss Hall 8 !

At this January 2019 edition what strikes the most is the massive presence of portuguese producers displaying impressive new trends.

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 18/01/2019

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Art universe at Villegiature Awards

A new Villegiature Awards category is launched BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION in a HOTEL in EUROPE

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 22/02/2018

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Chenot Palace : Best Resort Spa in Europe. An exclusive interview of ID Michel Jouannet

Michel Jouannet, conceptor developer and interior designer of Chenot Palace in Azerbaïdjan explains to Elke its general philosophy, choices of materials and position regarding artworks projects.

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By Elke Buchter - 12/11/2017

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Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam : an architecture and interior design jewel

Yvonne van der Klaauw and Sophie Janssen talk to Elke Büchter about the unique architecture concept of iconic Amsterdam hotel : The Pulitzer, a Preferred affiliated Hotel.

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By Elke Buchter - 09/11/2017

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IS SANTIAGO DE ALFAMA THE MOST ROMANTIC HOTEL IN LISBON ?

The Satiago de Alfama is the perfect alchemy of indulgence, comfort and romanticism in the new trendy destination of Lisbon. The hotel is nominated at 2017 Villegiature Awards.

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By Ana Diaz-Cano - 03/10/2017

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Afternoon Tea with the Queen

When in London one must enjoy tea with the Queen. The Brown's hotel was awarded with 2008 Villegiature Award Grand prix Best Hotel in Europe. But what really changed since 2008 ?

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By Sandra Iskander - 13/06/2017

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Extraordinary inspiration : Villa d’Este

The mythic Villa d'Este located on the italian lake of Como by Massimo Nava. Villa d'Este won the Grand Prix Villegiature Award of Best Resort in 2007.

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By Massimo Nava - 16/02/2017

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FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE PEACE AND WINE

Another experience of the editor-at-large in Europe of Vogue Mexico and Latin America. This time at Domaine de Fontenille, awarded with Atmosphere at Villégiature Awards 2016

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 02/12/2016

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The world of prestigious hotels terraces speaks spanish

Many nominees and winners hotels at Villegiature Awards are equipped for their outdoor furniture with the Barcelona based Kettal company. A quick view on this phenomenon by Mario de Castro

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By Mario de Castro - 21/11/2016

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A particular souvenir of La Réserve Genève

Abraham writes about his stay last summer in this famous hotel nominated at 2016 Villegiature Awards in 2 categories.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 07/11/2016

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IN FRONT OF SWITZERLAND, AT THE FRENCH ROYAL EVIAN

After two days spent in this Resort, Abraham de Amézaga felt the peace for long time.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 28/09/2016

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One of the best restaurants on the Cote d’Azur

The restaurant La Passagère at Hôtel Belles Rives in Juan Les Pins southern France with Chef Yoric Tièche reveals extraordinary gastronomic experiences

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 27/09/2016

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Week-end à Lisbonne

Abraham passed real good time at nominated Valverde Hotel in Lisbon few days ago. He reports for the VillegMag

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 02/09/2016

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Le Casadelmar en Corse : un succès qui passe aussi par le web

A successful work by the Api & You studio since Casadelmar just got a nomination at 2016 Villegiature Awards edition for its website

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By Mario de Castro - 26/08/2016

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THE RENOVATED HOTEL MEURICE GROUND FLOOR, AND CHEF JOCELYN HERLAND FOR RESTAURANTS LE MEURICE ALAIN DUCASSE AND LE DALI

Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, Restaurant Le Dali, Le Bar 228 have been renovated, and Galerie Pompadour is now a new elegant space by Philippe Starck. Le Meurice entrusts two restaurants to Jocelyn Herland. Even Noa, the mascot dog of Villegiature Awards, tried the palace motto as “Animal Friendly”and “V.I.P. = Very Important Pet” !

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By Masae Hara - 30/07/2016

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Three looks for three destinations (3/3)

What to wear when we visit a hotel ? It depends the destination. Abraham de Amézaga continues like our model.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 26/07/2016

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UPON TO YOU, WHAT’S THE MOST ASTOUNDING HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE-EAST ?

Spangles of gold, silver and platinum, rare marbles are one thing many do like, as I do – sometimes - but at the end of the day, is this really what we look for ?

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By The Publisher - 10/06/2016

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Upon to you, what’s the most astounding hotel in the Middle-East ?

Spangles of gold, silver and platinum, rare marbles are one thing many do like, as I do - sometimes !!! - but at the end of the day, is this really what we look for ?

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 10/06/2016

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THE ONE-OF-A-KIND SPRING MENU AT PARIS “L’ABEILLE” RESTAURANT

The Shangri-La Hotel Paris honours Napoleon’s spirit through an incredible menu with yellow fowers and...honey. Awesome. The hotel got twice the Best interior design Villegiature Award. It deserves the trip !

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By Masae Hara - 10/06/2016

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DISCLOSURE : THE NEW MONTALEMBERT IN PARIS

Next Thursday June 7th, The Montalembert Paris reveals its secrets

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 06/06/2016

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DRINKING IN SECRET

Chiltern Firehouse may be a celebrity haven but it also hides the best kept secret in town, a fabulous speakeasy.

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By Sandra Iskander - 18/05/2016

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Park Hyatt Vienna, Imperial Luxe

The Parisian fashion invaded the historic district of Hofburg now called « Golden Quarter ». Elegant clones of the “Made in France” boutiques as if we were in Paris, avenue Montaigne or Faubourg Saint Honoré. The Park Hyatt Vienna : Winner at Villegiature Awards 2015.

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By Eva Morletto - 07/04/2016

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AU PLAZA ATHÉNÉE : LE RENOUVEAU DU DIOR INSTITUT

At Plaza Athénee Palace Hotel, avenue Montaigne in Paris, The Dior Institut has just been completely restructured.

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By Mario de Castro - 04/04/2016

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Four Seasons Hotel – The Ritz Lisbon – A rare work of art !

In Lisbon, the Ritz Four Seasons is without a doubt an must-go hotel. In 2016, the Ritz celebrates its 57 years old anniversary. One of its main characteristics is its collection of works of art created willfully by renowned Portuguese artists.

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By Mario de Castro - 04/02/2016

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The Hôtel de la Cité in winter

In December, there is no sign of troops of tourists that invade Carcassonne during the summer. A report about the Hotel de la Cité (a Villegiature Awards 2013 and 2014 nominee).

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By Isabel Junqueira - 02/02/2016

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The Fuchun Resort, a Chinese ink painting

Fuchun Resort (The best hotel in Asia 2014 at Villegiature Awards) has been designed by the famous architect Jean-Michel Gathy

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 27/11/2015

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Peninsula Paris : the rooftop of the summer

The “watchword” is « rooftop ». Nothing better than pursuing the sun on the Parisian terraces dreaming of the tropics, a cocktail in the hand, a lounge music as a background sound at the edge of the ocean constituted by the Parisian roofs and its monuments. The Peninsula Paris is the grand winner of the Best Spa in a hotel in Europe 2015.

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By Eva Morletto - 25/09/2015

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My art travelling by painting a meeting with Jan Dilenschneider

Early in this spring 2015 I found myself being invited for lunch at Jan and Bob Dilenschneider’s mansion in Darien, Connecticut. Before experiencing the famous Maine Lobster, Jan drove me to her ‘Atelier’ as she revealed to me that she ‘inherited’ her passion for painting from her mother, Betty Ellen Hennessey.

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By Mario de Castro - 23/09/2015

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The discovery

The one who knows how to appreciate the time is an intelligent person. It is not useful to go very far to discover a dream place ; it maybe just a step from home, near the family country house or even if it is a small 4 rooms hotel but with beds on which we would like to remain whole weeks !

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 20/06/2015

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