In a career that spans almost 60 years, Japanese-Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake has played a pivotal role in shaping the cityscape of his native Sao Paulo, counting more than 300 projects in the city alone. When Ohtake was handed the brief for Hotel Unique he faced one of his career’s greatest challenges: craft a design that will become a landmark.
Mother Nature is astonishing, to say the least. No artist or architect could compete with the flora, fauna and formations she’s dreamt up, so fittingly an alternative list to the classic, human-centric Seven Wonders of the World was created. From sky-high Mount Everest to the undersea Great Barrier Reef, herein are the best ways to see our blue and green globe’s most notable natural wonders.
Whether you’ve steadfastly maintained those resolutions or they’ve been consigned to the scrap heap, 2017 can still be the year to affect positive change. One of the most effective ways to kick start this process is a wellness vacation. Once considered niche, this industry has boomed over the last decade to encompass holistic spas, hiking getaways, weight management programs and even spiritual retreats. We take a look at 10 hotels that help guests cleanse and renew to work toward a new ending.
Traveling nowadays usually involves a roster of gadgets to keep everyone dialed into their daily routines. Picking up on this, hotels are introducing tech to meet guests’ digital needs. We hone in on nine properties that have kept on the cutting edge and their impacts on the travel experience.