In the market for a Bentley sports car, a Jean Paul Gaultier dress or a cell phone, but don’t feel like dealing with a pesky salesperson?
Literally at the touch of a button, visitors to the Mondrian South Beach can buy those items — as well as more prosaic hotel gift-shop staples like toothbrushes — from a new lobby vending machine called a Semi-Automatic.
on 2nd April 2009 | 3 Comments »
D Pet Hotels is an exclusive resort and spa, in Los Angeles, that offers an unique experience from high-end luxury boarding to amazing relax services, which entice even the most discerning of dogs.
There are standard bowWOW suites which include doggie beds and flat screen TVs and there is also the Uber double suite: 22ft x 17ft of pure elegance and comfort, including modern queen size beds, extensive room decor and 42″ flat screen TV’s for your dog’s viewing pleasure.
D Pet Hotels offers the very best in doggie daycare consisting of three spectacular dog parks spanning 6,000sq ft of the hotel’s grounds.
Designed by Mari Balestrazzi, the Semi-Automatic is a vending machine designed for the Morgans Hotel Group.
The design deals with the idea of a hotel gift shop, but instead of selling souveniers like a gift shop, or soda and candy like a vending machine, it sells a variety of luxe items curated by Kim Walker, the hotel group’s creative director.
The unique products range from 24-karat gold handcuffs from Kiki de Montparnasse, luxury cars for rent (a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow or 2000 Bentley Azure convertible), Fred Flare heart sunglasses, a 14-karat gold necklace by Kiel Mead, and Atari classics for Playstation.
Earlier in the year, The Monarch Dubai was named Middle East’s leading new business hotel and its exclusive Monarch Suite was named as the Middle East’s leading suite, before going on to be named the leading suite in the world.
At 1,130 Sqm, the Monarch Suite, conceptually designed and a project managed by Roya International Hospitality Consultants, is the largest suite available to the public in the Middle East and is The Monarch Dubai’s crowning glory.
on 27th October 2008 | 2 Comments »
A luxury Â£2.5 million Pet Hotel, called Elmtree, has opened its doors as London’s first luxury boarding kennels and cattery and is offering pampered pooches and frisky felines somewhere to stay when their owners go away.
The Enfield establishment was designed by property developer and pet fanatic Ray Fawehimi on the edge of green belt land in the London borough.
Mr Fawehimi, who owns both a cat and dog himself, said he has a vision of opening a guest house for pets so he demolished his house which stood on the site and built the animal hotel.
on 24th August 2008 | 1 Comment »
Luxury hotels are still fighting for customers; creative, high-end amenities and services help them stand out.
At The Lowell New York hotel, four-legged guests can now dine on freshly-made meals ordered through room service without having to lift a paw.
The new Pet Room Service Menu provides a choice of meals prepared a la minute as well as a selection of canine snacks, amenities and accessories so posh pets are not only healthy and comfortable, but also fashionable.”