Boutique Hotels with Stunning Restaurants

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Image: Talung Thai, Paresa Resort

From exceptional locations and enchanting views to an unforgettable gastronomic experience that will have your palates jumping for joy – these hotels have gone above and beyond when it comes to the perfect dining experience.

LA’s Chateau Marmont – headed by celebrated Executive Chef and culinary star, Carolynn Spence – serves up Californian haute cuisine in a classic old-Hollywood setting. Hotel Tugu Bali boasts five dining venues, all of which are decked with remarkable Indonesian interiors, and menus ranging from Chinese Peranakan cuisine to traditional Indonesian fare. Enjoy spectacular sea views (and the sunset if you’re lucky) paired with scrumptious Italian, Mediterranean or Thai cuisine at the outdoor deck of the luxurious Paresa Resort in Phuket.

Hungry for more? Read on to know more about these three boutique hotels with stunning restaurants.

 


 

Chateau Marmont

8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90046

Equal parts charming and captivating, Chateau Marmont is a fusion of rich history and beautiful architecture. Modelled after an elegant Loire Valley castle, the famed Chateau Marmont is a designated cultural monument in the heart of the Sunset strip. The Restaurant at the Chateau Marmont, helmed by executive Chef Carolynn Spence, features an intimate and glamorous indoor dining area as well as an idyllic garden terrace, both of which offer Mediterranean-infused Californian fare.

Perfect for:

A glamorous stay

Noteworthy spot:

The suites

Worth getting out for:

Shopping in West Hollywood

Chateau Marmont | Boutique Hotels with Stunning Restaurants | Travelshopa
Chateau Marmont | Boutique Hotels with Stunning Restaurants | Travelshopa

 

Hotel Tugu Bali

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Bali 80361

Hotel Tugu requests that you leave reality behind. You’ll gladly oblige once you see the lush tropical gardens, crashing waves and red giant sunsets. Standing on the south-west coast of Bali, on a long silky stretch of Canggu Beach, this hotel is the epiphany of nirvana. You’ll never go hungry thanks to the rich mix of five dining venues. Enjoy authentic Indonesian cuisine in the garden, by the quiet beach or at a private dining pavilion by a lotus pond. Choices are endless here.

Perfect for:

Getting lost in Indonesian wonderland

Noteworthy spot:

On-site art collection

Worth getting out for:

Uniquely Indonesian activities arranged by the hotel

Hotel Tugu Bali | Boutique Hotels with Stunning Restaurants | Travelshopa

 

 

WHAT TO PACK


 

Paresa Resort

49 Moo6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala Kathu, Phuket 83150

Perched on the seaside slopes amid tropical forests over blue waters and a scenic vista of the Andaman Sea, Paresa is the heaven of all heavens. The villas and suites are nothing short of expansive sea views, infinity pools and a heightened sense of solitude thanks to its location. Paresa offers two restaurants – Diavolo, a Mediterranean and Italian restaurant with a 270-degree ocean view and Paresea’s signature, Talung Thai serves authentic Thai cuisine in an al fresco setting at the edge of the cliff.

Perfect for:

An idyllic retreat

Noteworthy Spot:

The Spa by Paresa

Worth getting out for:

The magnificent beaches

Paresa Resort | Boutique Hotels with Stunning Restaurants | Travelshopa


 

Boutique Hotels with Stunning Restaurants

Black and White Themed Hotels

Foto Hotel | Black and White Themed Hotels | Travelshopa

Foto Hotel, Phuket

There’s something about the classic combination of black and white that we just can’t get enough of. Perhaps it’s how these monochromatic hues add a dose of sophistication despite a lack of colour – or that little needs to be done to add depth to any room.

This killer combo has become so popular that even hotel chains have adapted this palette throughout their interior. We take a look at black and white themed hotels in three destinations that have aced this classic colour palette.

 


 

Burbury Hotel & Apartments

1 Burbury Close Barton ACT 2600 Australia

Located in the elegant suburb of Barton, on the footsteps of Parliament House, the award winning Burbury Hotel is the perfect hotel for business visitors and discerning travellers alike.

All 152 rooms possess a recurring black and white contemporary theme. Black walls and dim lighting along with slim floor to ceiling windows evokes a cosy feel in the Burbury Room. The studio apartments, apartments and easy access rooms, however, are streamlined with sleek black furniture against white walls.

Perfect for:

Business trips and extended stays

Noteworthy spot:

The Burbury Terrace

Worth getting out for:

Australian Parliament House

Burbury Hotel | Black and White Themed Hotels | Travelshopa


 

Foto Hotel

218/9 Koktanod Road [Kata-Saiyuan], Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

Foto Hotel is a stylish design hotel conveniently located at Kata Beach and the brainchild of four like-minded Thai architects who each possess a passion for photography. What you get is a monochrome world of striking modern design and cool contemporary interiors backed with stunning sea views.

The sleek combination of white and black welcomes you right at the entrance and is also reflected in all 79 rooms. Empty black frames on walls compliment white couches and pendant lamps. Rooms are also adorned with their popular black gingham cushion covers and plush teddy bears that seem to be the hotel’s mascot.

Perfect for:

Luxe for less traveller

Noteworthy Spot:

Rooftop Silhouette Pool and Playground

Worth getting out for:

Island tours around the hotel

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WHAT TO PACK

 


 

Wanderlust Hotel

2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494

Set in the vibrant Little India precinct, this concept hotel is your answer to an alternative stay. The four storey upscale boutique hotel has 29 rooms, featuring the ground breaking works of award-winning Singapore design agencies Asylum, :Phunk Studio and fFurious.

All rooms in each floor carry a theme; varying from capsule-like rooms to whimsical lofts with hints of quirk and colour. Level Two, ‘Eccentricity’, showcases 10 rooms playfully rendered in single Pantone colours, including black. Level Three, ‘Is It Just Black and White?’ has rooms with surreal 2-D furniture drawings inspired by stencilled art installations.

Perfect for:

Arty travellers

Noteworthy Spot:

The lobby

Worth getting out for:

A stroll around Little India

Wanderlust Hotel | Black and White Themed Hotels | Travelshopa


 

Black and White Themed Hotels

Off The Beaten Track Stays

Bernardus Lodge and Spa | Carmel Boutique Hotel | Off The Beaten Track Stays | Travelshopa

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

 

Sometimes we too like to take a break away from the shopping and venture off the beaten track. These under the radar towns are full of interesting things to discover. Whether you are in California, Vietnam or Thailand these three hotels are our favourite places to pull up stomps at the end of a day of adventure.

 

 


 

Carmel, California

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Carmel-by-the-Sea – also as known as Carmel is a quaint village in Northern California. The place makes a splendid getaway for all age groups thanks to its abundance of shops, art galleries, beaches, wineries and sceneries.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel echoes all that is charming, intimate and comfortable. All 73 rooms, suites and villas exude a flair of European elegance with hints of old-world sophistication. Large soaking tubs, fireplaces, and lavish king-size featherbeds make this place hard to leave.

Perfect for:

An all-rounded trip

Noteworthy Spot:

Spa with wine-based treatments

Worth getting out for:

Garland Ranch Regional Park

Bernardus Lodge and Spa | Carmel Boutique Hotel | Off The Beaten Track Stays | Travelshopa


 

Danang, Vietnam

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Danang, Vietnam

Danang, the third largest city in Vietnam is sprawling with pristine and breath-taking beach resorts – thanks to its strategic Eastern Seacoast location.

Perched on a cliff side around the isolated and sparkling Son Tra Peninsula bay, the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is perhaps Vietnam’s most extravagant beach resort. The lush resort holds many amenities that add to its “paradise on earth” guise – think beachfront villas with private pools, fine cuisine by a Michelin-starred chef, the award-winning Harrn Heritage spa, a freeform pool close to an untouched beach and a beach bar.

Perfect for:

An adults-only getaway

Noteworthy spot:

700-metre private beach

Worth getting out for:

3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort | Chiang Mai Boutique Hotel | Off The Beaten Track Stays | Travelshopa

What to Pack


 

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tamarind Village

50/1 Rajdamnoen Road, Tambon Sri Pum Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

Away from the frenzy of Bangkok is Chiang Mai, an urban idyll and cultural pocket in northern Thailand. The ancient city is sprawling with elaborate Buddhist temples, national parks and museums making it a cultural and religious centre.

To make the most of this oasis of cool and calm, secure a stay at Tamarind Village. Built around the 200-year old tamarind tree, the garden courtyard village is designed with a nod to tribal accents and the ethnic diversity of northern Thailand. Guests enter through a majestic bamboo arch and rooms and suites are adorned with fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region.

Perfect for:

A calm and atmospheric stay

Noteworthy Spot:

The Spa Suite

Worth getting out for:

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar market

Tamarind Village | Chiang Mai Boutique Hotel | Off The Beaten Track Stays | Travelshopa

Postcards From: Waikiki, Honolulu

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu | Travelshopa

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is an exhilarating mélange of natural and manmade charms with a juxtaposition of Pacific, Asian and European influences.

The boisterous Hawaiian capital is heavily drenched with never-ending beaches. Waikiki being the most popular of the lot. Glistening ombré waters are adorned with dollops of vivid surfboards and beach umbrellas.

Majestically perched in the distance is Diamond Head, an extinct volcano and one of Hawaii’s most renowned icons. Climb the summit trail and be greatly rewarded with pristine views of the sunshine state. It’s just like living out of a postcard, in a state of nirvana.

 

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu | Travelshopa

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu | Travelshopa

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu | Travelshopa

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu | Travelshopa

Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Paris

 THIS WEEK’S DREAM DESTINATION AND WHAT TO PACK

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It’s no question that the most romantic cities in the world is brimming with a plethora of hotels – but which one to pick? We sieve through the thousands and bring you three luxurious boutique hotels in Paris to suit every visitor – plus key pieces to pack.

From contemporary to eccentric, artsy to modern mid-century, these design-heavy boutique hotels are perfect for the ultimate Parisian getaway. So, which of these options will you pick for your next trip?

 


 

Le Pigalle Paris

9 Rue Frochot, Paris 75009

Occupying a spot in a dreamy neoclassical building, Le Pigalle is a new addition to the frisky neighbourhood of the Pigalle district. The interior of this neighbourhood hotel is deeply inspired by the area’s risqué vibes, musical scene, and hip nightlife.

All 42 sunlit and homey rooms encompass a modern mid-century vibe. White walls are lined with artwork of local artists and photographers, iPads and turntables featuring a rare collection of vinyl are available for groovy nights as well as vintage furniture, a collection of books and magazines, and subtle marble touches can be found in the room.

The hilly Montmartre and infamous Moulin Rouge, are just steps away from this modern eclectic ensemble. Families with young tots should be cautious as the area draws a different crowd towards dusk being so close to the red-light district.

 Perfect for:

An adventurous Parisian stay

Noteworthy Spot:

The ground floor

Worth getting out for:

The hopeless romantic Montmartre

Le Pigalle | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Paris | Travelshopa

WHAT TO PACK

 


 

Hotel Providence Paris

90 Rue René Boulanger, Paris 75010

Amidst Paris’s coolest neighbourhoods and just a stones throw away from the Porte Saint-Martin sits Hotel Providence Paris, a lavish boutique hotel fit for the bon vivant. In this 19th century Haussmannian building resides 18 rooms and three suites. Decked in a heavy dose of maximalist allure – think printed velvet fabrics, House of Hackney wallpaper adorn with exotic foliage, rich, decadent walls, vintage furnishing in dark hues and unique objets d’art.

The highlight of this hotel lies in the attention to detail. Indulge in pre-dinner drinks with a fully stocked cocktail bar and a visual bartending guide. You’ll also find scented candles, French country flea market finds, a clawfoot bathtub and lampshades that match the room’s wallpaper.

Perfect for:

A romantic urban getaway

Noteworthy Spot:

Free standing bathtub in the penthouse suite

Worth Getting out for:

Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin

Providence Hotel | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Paris | Travelshopa

Providence Hotel | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Paris | Travelshopa


 

Hotel Panache

1, Rue Geoffroy-Marie, Paris 75009

Located in the heart of the happening 9th district of Paris, the Hotel Panache is a league of its own. The hotel evokes a cool vibe with a touch of quirky Parisian soul – thanks for its peculiar structure.

The rooms adopt a sophisticated soft contemporary theme – complete with clean lines, soft pastel tones with a mix of subtle textures and surprising slivers of gold accents. All rooms also come with different wallpapers behind the bed that balances the sleek and clean lines of the furnishings.

The cosy rooms are embellished with other prominent details like knotted wrought iron headboards, vintage phones, pendant lamps, marble side tables and a great selection of books. Adorable teepees for kids are also made available upon request.

Perfect for:

A fun family vacay

Noteworthy Spot:

French breakfast on the terrace balcony

Worth Getting Out For:

Notable restaurants like Racines, Bouillon Chartier & A la mère de Famille

Hotel Panache | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Paris | Travelshopa


Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Paris

My Summer Style

What's the summer style of those who live in perennial summer? Some of Singapore's local luminaries share their tips for their forthcoming summer vacations.

Nicole Wong Summer Style

Leila Rossi

Interior Designer

Summer is all about relaxing, recharging, a great burst of energy encouraging positive thinking, well-being and joie de vivre.

The French Riviera is my inspiration for both the interiors I create and my own personal style. White and blues in different shades and texture help to create a casual chic style, perfect for the beach, summer parties, or entertaining. I always introduce a touch of gold to add glamour and create a more sophisticated look.”

@leilarossiinteriordesign

 

Anita Kapoor | My Summer Style | Travelshopa

Nina Beale

Homewares Retailer, Bungalow 55

Every year our family heads to Mykonos, Greece for our summer break. The simplicity of the blue and white colour scheme, mixed with pink Bouganvilea always makes me the happiest and most relaxed. It is understated, cool and timeless. As a result I tend to mix this in to my entertaining scheme over the summer holidays. Mix prints, patterns and blooms.

@bungalow55

Lyn Rosmarin Summer Style

Kaitie Manani

Fashion Designer, vamastyle

I’m a summer girl through and through. I love to wear as much colour and print as I can on the beach and by the bar. I’m obsessed with the current global artisan trend; my tassel slides and textured heels from Brazil, Pom Pom straw bags from Bali and colourful earrings from Mexico add that ‘I’m a citizen of the world’ vibe. My motto for accessories is ‘never enough’; pack as much as you can. Because playful hoops and statement necklaces can be worn with anything (even your one piece) and they make any simple out fit POP. My favourite scent to pack on holiday (and wear when I’m not so I pretend I am on holiday) is Cocobello by James Heeley. Everyone always comments when I wear it. It’s a heady mix of gardenia, dark rum and ylang ylang.

@kaitiemanani

Nicole Wong

Fashion Writer

“Being base in Singapore, we are bless in a sense to have summer all year round. It is always easy to get dress during overseas trips when its cold as it is something that we lack and we embrace the colder weather. That being said, with 365 days of summer, we have become the master of summer dressing. This year, I am gearing towards more skirts thats are structured which could be dolled up with a crop top and a statement necklace. Pleats are also my new love, with it giving a great flow in the wind and an interesting texture to the overall outfit.”

@ncwong

Leila Rossi Summer Style

Anita Kapoor

TV Host

“Bare legs, solid nude polish, pretty toes, wedges, little dresses, Quay sunnies, white, high waisted shorts, shoulders, skin, and insouciance. Living in the tropics means my Summer game is honed 24/7, 365..”

@anitakapoor

Nina Beale Summer Style

Lyn Rosmarin

Fashion Designer, K.BLU Swim

I personally like to wear long maxi dresses and rompers, especially when I want to feel that I am all about sun, salt and play. Maxi dresses make me feel comfortable yet elegant whilst playsuits tend to make me feel chic and sexy. This summer, I have created a collection using heather fabric with a stylish slubbed deep-denim effect, on some new resort styles like body con dress and playsuit. Playsuits in general are really fun to wear and easy to dress it up with a jacket when I need to look chic. I can also match it with bangles, dangling earrings, espadrilles wedged sandals or nice heels to suit the different occasions. Voila! Beach to bar too.

@kbluswim

Kaitie Manani Summer Style
Nicole Wong Summer Style

Nicole Wong

Fashion Writer

“Being base in Singapore, we are bless in a sense to have summer all year round. It is always easy to get dress during overseas trips when its cold as it is something that we lack and we embrace the colder weather. That being said, with 365 days of summer, we have become the master of summer dressing. This year, I am gearing towards more skirts thats are structured which could be dolled up with a crop top and a statement necklace. Pleats are also my new love, with it giving a great flow in the wind and an interesting texture to the overall outfit.”

@ncwong

Leila Rossi Summer Style

Leila Rossi

Interior Designer

Summer is all about relaxing, recharging, a great burst of energy encouraging positive thinking, well-being and joie de vivre.

The French Riviera is my inspiration for both the interiors I create and my own personal style. White and blues in different shades and texture help to create a casual chic style, perfect for the beach, summer parties, or entertaining. I always introduce a touch of gold to add glamour and create a more sophisticated look.”

@leilarossiinteriordesign

 

Anita Kapoor Summer Style

Anita Kapoor

TV Host

“Bare legs, solid nude polish, pretty toes, wedges, little dresses, Quay sunnies, white, high waisted shorts, shoulders, skin, and insouciance. Living in the tropics means my Summer game is honed 24/7, 365..”

@anitakapoor

Nina Beale Summer Style

Nina Beale

Homewares Retailer

Every year our family heads to Mykonos, Greece for our summer break. The simplicity of the blue and white colour scheme, mixed with pink Bouganvilea always makes me the happiest and most relaxed. It is understated, cool and timeless. As a result I tend to mix this in to my entertaining scheme over the summer holidays. Mix prints, patterns and blooms.

@bungalow55

Lyn Rosmarin Summer Style

Lyn Rosmarin

Fashion Designer

I personally like to wear long maxi dresses and rompers, especially when I want to feel that I am all about sun, salt and play. Maxi dresses make me feel comfortable yet elegant whilst playsuits tend to make me feel chic and sexy. This summer, I have created a collection using heather fabric with a stylish slubbed deep-denim effect, on some new resort styles like body con dress and playsuit. Playsuits in general are really fun to wear and easy to dress it up with a jacket when I need to look chic. I can also match it with bangles, dangling earrings, espadrilles wedged sandals or nice heels to suit the different occasions. Voila! Beach to bar too.

@kbluswim

Kaitie Manani Summer Style

Kaitie Manani

Fashion Designer

I’m a summer girl through and through. I love to wear as much colour and print as I can on the beach and by the bar. I’m obsessed with the current global artisan trend; my tassel slides and textured heels from Brazil, Pom Pom straw bags from Bali and colourful earrings from Mexico add that ‘I’m a citizen of the world’ vibe. My motto for accessories is ‘never enough’; pack as much as you can. Because playful hoops and statement necklaces can be worn with anything (even your one piece) and they make any simple out fit POP. My favourite scent to pack on holiday (and wear when I’m not so I pretend I am on holiday) is Cocobello by James Heeley. Everyone always comments when I wear it. It’s a heady mix of gardenia, dark rum and ylang ylang.

@kaitiemanani

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