• Greydon House: Roman & Williams Design a New Hotel in Nantucket

    By Sara Bliss on February 26, 2017
    There is something moody and magical about the spaces designed by Roman & Williams. The husband and wife design duo Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer are behind some of the world’s coolest hotels including Viceroy Central Park or the Ace hotels in New York and New Orleans, or the Hotel Emma. Even when their spaces are set in new backdrops like the Viceroy, […]
  • The Grooviest New Hotel in DC

    By Sara Bliss on December 28, 2016
    If you haven’t been to D.C. recently, GO. The city is buzzing. You’ll find cool indie shops like GoodWood filled with well-priced one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry, furniture, and emerging fashion designers. The food scene is blowing up with 12 restaurants earning Michelin stars this year (check out The Dabney in Blagden Alley). Neighborhoods like Shaw and Logan Circle are buzzing with great cocktail bars, amazing […]
  • The Hotel Chic Book Launches!

    By Sara Bliss on October 25, 2016
    The Hotel Chic book hits stores November 8th! Given that it is election day, think of Hotel Chic at Home  as a fun distraction from the complete insanity that is politics at the moment. Design and travel are two subjects that are definitely nice to get lost in. The book features over 130 of the coolest hotels around the globe and tells readers how […]
  • Fiji’s Turtle Island: Heaven in the South Pacific

    By Sara Bliss on September 16, 2016
    About eleven years ago,  I got the travel assignment of a lifetime. Turtle Island in Fiji was getting a lot of publicity for hosting a number of celebrities, and my amazing editor at Gotham Jason Nixon thought I should check out what all the fuss was about (read the article here). I went on assignment for a week with my husband and had what […]
  • The Ritz Paris Revamp: What’s Old Is New Again

    By Sara Bliss on August 20, 2016
    I’m all for cool hotels with innovative design ideas, but there is something so transporting about stepping into a classic grand hotel. Take the unrivaled Ritz Paris. Originally a private palace, it opened as a hotel in 1898 and became one of the world’s most legendary hotels. A celebration of French 18th century design with lots of Louis furniture, silk […]
  • Paradise Beach: A New Escape in Nevis

    By Sara Bliss on November 29, 2015
    If you’re looking for a glamorous escape that’s a hybrid of house and hotel, check out Paradise Beach in Nevis. The boutique resort features seven two to four-bedroom beachfront villas. With the benefits of a hotel, a butler and concierge arrange meals, water sports, spa treatments, or local adventures. However, the roomy villas boast kitchens, lap pools, grills, and outdoor […]