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  1. Bonnie Bathory

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    Hotel Des Arts SF

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    "Welcome to the Hotel des Arts, San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel. Located in the French Quarter, the Hotel des Arts is at the crossroads of Union Square, the Financial District and the Chinatown Gate; perfectly situated for business or pleasure.

    The Hotel des Arts presents the contemporary work of local artists. Our gallery is complemented by the neutral simplicity, modern lightings and clean lines of the hotel furnishings. The result is not simply art as a decoration, but art as an interactive experience.

    Take time to sip tea or coffee at our complementary continental breakfast or dine in Le Central, a French Brasserie right downstairs.

    Artists:

    Anthony Skirvin, Apex, Bask and Tes One , Bloum Cardenas + Regis Silva, Brad Alder, Brian Barneclo, Brian Ermanski, Buff Monster, Casey O’Connell, Chaz - London Police, Chor Boogie + Maya, Hayuk, Chris Pastras + Josh Feldman, Chris Ybarra, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Choe, David DeRosa, Eric Orr, Jeremy Fish, Jeremyville, Jet Martinez, Kate Durkin, Kelly Ording, Kelly Tunstall, MATSU-MTP + MISK, Nome Edonna, Owen Maigret, Peat Wolleager, Plasticgod, Punkadelik, Sam Flores, Scatha Allison, Shepard Fairy + Tricia Choi, Sugarluxe, Terrance Hughes, Tim Gaskin, Vinyl Killer."
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    Ice Hotel - Sweden

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    ICEHOTEL is the best experience in Sweden. This according to French, German, British, Dutch and Italian tour operators who rewarded ICEHOTEL with the "Best Experience in Sweden" award on 23 October. "We are very pleased and honored to receive this award. We have worked hard to create inspiring and unique experiences with the Torne River and Jukkasjärvi as basis, and will continue to do so many years to come. We're happy that our customers appreciate the work we do." says Yngve Bergqvist, founder and CEO at ICEHOTEL.

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    Hôtel de Glace - Quebec (Ice Hotel)

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    The Hôtel de Glace is a nordic event that brings to life a one-of-a-kind experience combining fun and learning, with a focus on the magic of nature and the great outdoors.

    Set off on a journey of discovery

    Enter a magical world where snow and ice are transformed into fabulous decors. Since it opened its doors in 2001, the Hôtel de Glace has wowed over half a million visitors! With snow archways towering over 5 meters tall and crystal ice sculptures standing by the warmth of the fire, North America's only ice hotel has made a name for itself not only through its architecture and artistry, but also its warm hospitality.

    Every year, the Hôtel de Glace is redesigned and rebuilt in its entirety. With time, it has evolved with the technical and artistic wizardry of its creators. Our team pulls out all the stops to amaze you, winter after winter.

    A whole new way to experience winter

    The Hôtel de Glace offers a contemporary twist to life in the Far North. Inspired by Inuit igloos and the snow forts of our childhood, it brings together nature and city living.

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    One By The Five - Paris

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    Rooms : 1, Luxurious single-suite hotel, Perfect alliance of boutique hotel atmosphere with cutting-edge design.
    An indulgent love-nest in the fascinating Latin Quarter, this intimate hotel made up of just one suite has been specifically designed to be the base for the ultimate romantic weekend. Elaborated around the concept of delivering a dreamy and romantic experience in Paris, One by the Five is a luxurious single-suite hotel which has achieved the perfect alliance between the cosiness of a boutique hotel atmosphere, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design. A gorgeous bedroom whose handmade double bed is tickled by satin bedding and mood lighting; a sumptuous foyer with ruby red curtains, exquisite chandeliers and iPod docking station; a steamy shower room, and a sleek brown-hued lounge with comfy leather sofa make the hideaway complete.

    Everything in this 45m² space has been designed to guarantee a memorable, romantic stay for couples. Attention-to-detail is present all about, enticing all of your senses: exclusive music composed solely for this suite, lighting effects which dance on the ceiling and in the shower, as well as other surprises that will make your stay a genuinely enchanting experience.

    Founded by the hip Five Hotel in Paris, One by the Five is situated just opposite its parent hotel in the 5th Arrondissement or Latin Quarter. Bordering the Seine, this neighbourhood is the intellectual heart and soul of Paris. A popular pursuit is to stroll along the Montebello quai, inspecting the inventories of the bouquinistes (secondhand-book dealers) in the shadow of Notre-Dame. The 5th Arrondissement also features the Panthéon and is known for its lively atmosphere and bistros.
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    Hotel Puerta América - Spain

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    Every floor a different design adventure

    With 12 floors and communal spaces providing a unique style designed by 19 design agencies, your choice of room is critical at Hotel Puerta América. Thankfully the front desk staff anticipate guests changing rooms. A menu of design choices for the different floors is provided at check-in and you are recommended to study closely, or to review the website in advance.

    Designer Overview

    Some floors are a triumph of style over substance and there are stories of guests whose frustration to dim the walls, or use hi-tech appliances forced them to change rooms. Although floors have a similar layout, when you exit the elevator on each floor you feel in altogether different worlds – from futuristic red plastic to black marble through to traditional leather and wood. With every floor a different artistic design, this hotel challenges the senses in an architectural assault course of design.

    First Floor Example
    The first floor by Zaha Hadid, where everything seems to come out from the wall. The bathroom is a single structure from floor to ceiling which changes colour according to the room. Most frustratingly the waste basket is intended as a challenge for guests, because it is not so easy to find. Or you can just drop your rubbish on the floor with frustration.

    Eighth Floor Example
    The eighth floor by Kathryn Findlay titled “Light in motion” intends to suggest a feminine touch. Refusing to consider walls or doors, Findley provided for sweeping white curtains that separate the bathroom from the room. The entire room is white and forms a single space.

    Ninth Floor Example
    Patience is required on the ninth floor of Richard Gluckman with his ‘Boxes of colours’ concept as you need to find everything in the room and bathroom, because it is hidden in a box. The biggest box, in the middle of the room, houses the television. In the bathroom, the first thing you see when you enter the room, is a large glass box containing the shower, with a sliding door separating it from the bedroom by means of a white metal curtain. Contrasting a raw industrial look with back-lit illumination, it is critical for guests to ask how to turn off the lights, otherwise you’ll struggle to get to sleep.

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    Dream Hotel - New York

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    A haute couture boutique hotel combining the vision of hotelier Vikram Chatwal, lavish lobby, bars and an exclusive subterranean lounge: Subconscious. Dream Hotel New YOrk also features an Ayurvedic healing center from Deepak Chopra. Dream’s luxuriously appointed guest rooms are whimsically modern and adorned with the latest in technological delights, which include an Ipod and a huge plasma TV. Restaurant Serafina: offering an eclectic mix of Italian fare served up in a theatrical, Fellini-inspired space designed by The Rockwell Group. This New York Hotel is the ideal place for whom is looking for a trendy and hip experience. Dream Hotel NY , making room for your dreams.

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  7. That Nigga

    That Nigga aka Hot Shyt

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    i'm guessing these are just for show?
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  8. Bonnie Bathory

    Bonnie Bathory New Member

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    hrm? you can reserve rooms in all these hotels
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  9. That Nigga

    That Nigga aka Hot Shyt

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    why would someone stay in ice?
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  10. Bonnie Bathory

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    because its "cool" lol...
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