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Is it the sun or the great air ? There is not only senior people rejuvenation in Palm Springs, but also economy hotels rejuvenation all around. The three last remarkable hotel renovations in the city are full rejuvenation. Old hotels have been given a second youth through design innovation, trendiness or brand integration. The most advertised hotel in Palm Springs lately for its innovative visual transformation, the Saguaro Hotel is a former… Lire la Suite

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This trend Trip to Las Vegas has been a great occasion to understand how entertainment has evolved  in this city. After being through several hotels, casinos, restaurants and clubs, it seems to me that Las Vegas has experienced three different ages, establishing now a fourth age in the entertainment business. First age – Desert Casinos hideaways Las Vegas started at the beginning of the 20th century, with a petrol station along the… Lire la Suite

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I have already posted some example of inserted architecture (see the Italian winery or the Swiss fire station) as it is one of the greatest latest trends in experiential places. Another way to integrate naturally a place in a location is to make it an  invisible part of its environment. Exactly what architects have decided to do with this lake cottage, inserting it into the landscape, thanks to its mirror facade. The… Lire la Suite

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In hip Santa Monica, there is an alternative to modern, trendy, busy hotels: the Palihouse. The Palihouse is nicely situated two blocks from the Third Street promenade, in a spanish-inspired century old building. Entering the grounds, you feel welcome thanks to great taste furniture and materials. Comfortable seating, nice terrace, bright decoration create a strong personality that you can also experiment in the rooms. Large spacious rooms are in the same atmosphere…. Lire la Suite

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When tourist guides indicated « Conservatory & Botanical Gardens » at the Bellagio, we definitely needed to see it. The desert around Las Vegas is a living natural space and there is a lot for people to discover, if properly presented. We had high hopes as the Bellagio is one of the classier, most sophisticated offer in Vegas. Well, don’t be fooled by the name as there are no conservation and no botanic around…. Lire la Suite

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France is known all over the world for the quality of its food and patisserie. So no surprise to see a french patisserie in the Bellagio, with a french « best pâtissier »operating there. And after tasting several options, we can confirm that french quality is there. What makes the place a bit awkward is the american adaptation of french savoir-faire through decor and cakes. Enjoy the Grinch and the chocolate fountain (highest fall… Lire la Suite

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Ever thought of mixing mexican spicy tacos with chinese dim sum ? Well, the spanish chef José Andres gave it a try, and the results is interesting, both in terms of restaurant atmosphere and in terms of food. The restaurant mixes chinese and mexican icons (colors, masks, images) in a harmonious fashion, creating bonds between the two cultures that were not that obvious at first. Two visually separated kitchens operate in the… Lire la Suite

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Missing Bavaria  ? There is a place for you in Vegas: The Hofbräuhaus, just in front of the Hard Rock Hotel! The same great beer, the same wood banks and tables, the same smiling blond waitresses, the same sausages and the same – incredible – music. If you are not missing Bavaria, forget it or you will stay longer in Vegas, for sure. A summary presentation of all the trends is available… Lire la Suite

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Another new hotel in Las Vegas is the very secretive Nobu Hotel. It sits on Nobu way, inside the Caesar Palace. A very discreet entry, with a sophistication in lights and materials that contrasts dramatically with the casino surroundings. So discreet, we could not get inside … So the pictures you have below come from their presentation brochure. Setting a 130 rooms and suites (only) Boutique Hotel inside the gigantic Ceasar Palace,… Lire la Suite

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Crisis in Europe has led to some new concepts in France, especially created towards needing communities. University students are among those communities and the universities have started expanding their usual service offer to other basic needs, such as helping student getting quality, healthy everyday food. This Mini-M (for mini-market) provides the students of the Toulouse university with everything they could need at very affordable prices. And the design of the place (minimalist… Lire la Suite

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