design hotels launches the spring/summer edition of DIRECTIONS. With this fourth issue the biannual publication has become an established medium for design hotels to present ideas that engage and inspire. In addition to 100 pages of thought-provoking editorial, the magazine also includes a convenient “Locator” with over 150 member hotels around the globe.
Whereas past issues have highlighted topics such as mobile living, the merging of art and life and knowledge transfer - just to name a few - the focus of this edition of DIRECTIONS is “Beyond Green”. Substance and authenticity have always been core values at design hotels(tm) and thus the magazine delves into diverse concepts that are not only eco-conscious but also have staying power. A few highlights from the 9 destinations and topics presented:
Barcelona. FROM THE GROUND UP - In the midst of climate chao, new kinds of consumers are impacting big business and the big picture.
Minneapolis. BUILDING MILL CITY - A cool middle-American metropolis get a new collection of jewel-boxes to house its artistic assets.
Raglan. DESIGNING THE WAVE - New Zealand-based ASR creates artificial reefs that preserve delicate coastlines, and make maves.
Singapore. URBAN JUNGLE - Architect Richard Hassell discusses the leafier sides of sustainability in tropical climes
THE HOTEL LOCATOR
The “Locator” is a separate section featuring all current members of design hotels(tm). Organised geographically, the Locator is a compact and easy reference tool. Each hotel is included with images, an introductory text, rate information, and the website address for more details and the possibility to book online.
DIRECTIONS was conceived as a value-added service for guests and is available gratis in member hotels worldwide. It can also be ordered through the design hotels(tm)’ website at: http://www.designhotels.com/directions