In a setting that sees Nordic minimalism meet New York cool, 11 Howard is quickly becoming the place to be for SoHo´s creatives. The Aegean shores see renewal in Coco-Mat Eco Residences Serifos, a historic building once home to miners, now reborn as a Greek beachfront haven. And to round things off Mauritius’ Shanti Maurice – A Nira Resort, is a paradisiacal hotel and spa on the Indian Ocean, bordered by pristine waters and sublime white beaches.

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11 HOWARD — New York City, United States

Newly opened in April 2016, 11 Howard´s raison d´être is “conscious hospitality.” This idea is omnipresent throughout the 221-room hotel, starting with its interior design — a collaboration between Anda Andrei Design and influential Danish firm Space Copenhagen — and extending to its co-working space 11H Collective, its cooperation with local artists, and involvement with a number of nonprofit organizations.



The hotel not only plays host to the just-opened French haute-cuisine restaurant Le Coucou, but boasts one of the neighborhood’s hippest bars, The Blond, which attracts an eclectic crowd of creatives and further-afield guests in the depths of downtown New York. 11 Howard is SoHo´s new wonder: cool, socially conscious, and a showcase of Scandic design characterized by an abundance of natural light, marble and oak furnishings, and a curated art collection. Doubles start from USD 270.


Set on a lush sandy beach along the shores of the Greek island, Serifos, in a former 1900s-era miner’s house, Coco-Mat Eco Residences Serifos takes luxury to an expansive level. Here, guests are welcomed into one of the 13 spacious two-story apartments crafted with an eye toward unifying nature, simplicity, and elegance.


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Recently renovated, the beachfront retreat not only stands out for its welcoming mindset but also for its respect for traditional local architecture and sustainable practices. Here, authentic Cycladic design merges with an unadorned industrial order and an eco-friendly ethos that defines a unique new style. The hotel’s ultimate goal is to have their guests experience Filoxenia — the ancient notion of Greek hospitality — first-hand. Rates start from EUR 306 for One Bedroom Residence.

SHANTI MAURICE – A NIRA RESORT – Chemin Grenier, Mauritius

Turquoise waters, snow-white beaches, year-round sun, and dramatic mountains are the backdrop for Shanti Maurice – A Nira Resort. Built with locally sourced materials, each of the 61 ocean-facing villas have their very own private pool and garden, offering unrivalled space and unsurpassed privacy.

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The world class Nira Spa is unashamedly indulgent, orchestrated to promote a holistic lifestyle and wellbeing with spa stations inspired by India and the Orient. A bountiful herb and vegetable garden within the 36 acres of lush landscape provides the hotel’s chef with fresh produce to fashion Mauritian gourmet masterpieces at the flagship restaurant, Stars. Once again, Design Hotels™ Original and award-winning hotelier Puri — the man behind Nira Alpina and Nira Montana in the Swiss and Italian Alps, respectively — has drawn upon his wealth of experience to create a culturally immersive retreat, this time on the tropical island of Mauritius. Rates start from EUR 325 per night.

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