Hotel Review: 18th Century Chic at Hotel des Grands Boulevards

Through a wrought-iron gate and down a small tree-lined alley, you’ll discover Hôtel des Grand Boulevards. What used to be a grand hôtel particulier in the 1700’s is now a stylish 50-room boutique hotel that’s equal parts regal, romantic and relaxing. It has all the dreamy design you would expect from designer Dorothée Meilichzon; she’sContinue reading “Hotel Review: 18th Century Chic at Hotel des Grands Boulevards”

Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris

On a quiet side street in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, there’s a retro-chic boutique hotel in a neighborhood just far enough from the city center to taste the less touristic Paris. (Food tip: the 13th arrondissement is known for its Asian restaurants.) C.O.Q Hotel is an acronym for Community of Quality, a philosophy of high-qualityContinue reading “Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris”

Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th

My latest hotel hunting assignment took me to my favorite city in the world, Paris! After a phenomenal stay at 25 Hours Hotel Bikini in Berlin earlier this month, I was eager to stay at this anything-but-standard hotel chain’s newly opened location in the beating heart of the French capital: 25Hours Hotel Terminus Nord. As youContinue reading “Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th”

25Hours Hotel Review: City Meets Jungle in West Berlin

Wild like the jungle, multifaceted like the city. After years of traveling and being away from home, I’ve come to love the vacation feeling of showing up in a entirely different environment, settling in, and playing local if even only for a few days or weeks. From Europe to Asia, I’ve been lucky to stayContinue reading “25Hours Hotel Review: City Meets Jungle in West Berlin”