Owned by Jasper Conran, L’Hôtel Marrakech is without a doubt one of the most stylish hotels in Morocco. This historic 19th Century Riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of Jasper’s antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art – some of which were acquired from the personal collections of Bill Willis and Yves Saint Laurent.
Originally the central part of a Caidal palace, L’Hôtel Marrakech comprises five spacious suites surrounding a uniquely wide courtyard garden and swimming pool. This charming retreat combines delicious food, great comfort and service whilst capturing the elegance of hotels of the1930s.
Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels have now opened The Whitby, their second New York hotel.
Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street near 5th Avenue, The Whitby is just two blocks from Central Park and on the doorstep of some of New York’s leading restaurants, galleries and museums, including MoMA. It is surrounded by world-class department stores, luxury designer boutiques and Broadway is just a short walk away.
The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design. There are 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites, each with floor to ceiling windows, many with a private terrace and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Interiors have been designed by Kit Kemp, acclaimed for her individual and unique way of arranging spaces with a colourful and carefree spirit. There is also The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, book-lined Drawing Room, private outdoor terrace as well as three beautifully designed private event rooms, a 130 seat state-of-the-art cinema and a fully equipped gym.
Reservations are now open.
18 W 56th Street
T: +1 212 586 5656
Cindy Sherman Hamptons home defines the photographer to perfection: playful, artsy and chic with a dash of eccentricity.
With the help of designer Billy Cotton and the advice of architect Annabelle Selldorf the artist mixed styles through the 19-th century farmhouse with a creative result that is also cosy and functional.
And yes, you can put an Isamu Noguchi lamp next to Pakistani fabrics and an antique french campaign bed and it all can look perfect together.