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April 10, 2016
Domaine des Étangs

Domaine des Étangs

The French countryside is not short on château hotels with magnificent gardens. But the Domaine des Étangs, in the pastoral Charentes département, takes the conceit to a whole new level. This restful retreat, once the vacation home of the Primat-Schlumberger family, is set on 2,500 practically virgin acres. And it’s all yours to roam in total freedom, be it on horseback, mountain bike, or in an electric car. As for the main house, rising design star Isabelle Stanislas restored the 11th-century building’s great bones, mixing in chic contemporary furniture and fixtures by Philippe Nigro and Michael Anastassiades (along with some pieces of her own design), and photography and art by the likes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hans-Peter Feldmann. Six old stone cabins are also bookable for families, a rare consideration in the French five-star universe. Visit Hotel Page

April 6, 2016
Domaine des Étangs in Massignac, France

Domaine des Étangs in Massignac, France

The French countryside is not short on château hotels with magnificent gardens. But the Domaine des Étangs, in the pastoral Charentes département, takes the conceit to a whole new level. This restful retreat, once the vacation home of the Primat-Schlumberger family, is set on 2,500 practically virgin acres. And it’s all yours to roam in total freedom, be it on horseback, mountain bike, or in an electric car. View Full Article

October 16, 2014
Joie de Vivre in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

Joie de Vivre in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris, 4 Rue d’Anjou, Paris, France.

Joie de Vivre in Paris’ Fashionable 8th Arrondissement.

8th ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, FRANCE (October 2014) – Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is an exotic haven on Paris’ Right Bank, north of the River Seine. In the 8th arrondissement, the Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is surrounded by elegance and sophistication. From l’Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde, from Grand Palais to Park Monceau, the 8th arrondissement is one of Paris’ finest. 

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October 16, 2014
Capturing the Design Legacy of 1930s Shanghai

Capturing the Design Legacy of 1930s Shanghai

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris, 4 Rue d’Anjou, Paris, France.

A contemporary fusion of time and place that captures the design legacy of 1930s Shanghai.

8th ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, FRANCE (October 2014) – Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is a sanctuary devoted to sophisticated comfort and exotic wonder in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. Conceived by the George V Entertainment Group, with interiors designed by Francois Wapler of Design Wapler & Associés, Buddha Bar Hotel Paris draws on the design legacy of 1930s Shanghai with glittering gold silks, glossy black lacquers, opulent red lanterns, and a watchful dragon. 

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