From Italy with Love: No Cabin Fever Here.

Hotel Il Sereno is the first hotel built on Lake Como in several decades, and the Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has had a handĀ in everything from architecture and furniture, to staff uniforms and pool design. She even designed the interiorsĀ of the hotel boats that shuttle guests across Lake Como.

From Europe with Love: A Concrete Hotel in Portugal

As a fresh start on the new year, and to feed the minimalists in us, I wanted to show you a very special hotel in Porto, Portugal called Casa do Conto (House of Tales).   A Celebration of Light and Concrete The architecture and interior design of this Portuguese hotel is so perfectly minimalist