Aman Venice

By |March 17th 2018

In January there is stillness. At sunset of frost and there is silence on the Grand Canal. It seems strange. Venice in winter, without the Carnival and Christmas. The Aman Hotel has been housed in one of Venice’s historic buildings

Suvretta House

By |March 16th 2018

In Saint Moritz, behind the last hill on the water edge, the most beautiful hotel in the world appears in the midst of fir trees: Suvretta. It overlooks the Lake Silvaplana. It soars as stronghold before the Engadine villas

Portrait Firenze

By |March 2nd 2018

A hotel along the Arno overlooks the Ponte Vecchio – the Portrait of Florence. It turns to the east, in the morning the sun enters from a wide open window on the third floor room

Hotel MontChalet

By |January 13th 2018

On Monte Seceda there are secrets to discover: the botanicals. Among those of the Gin 8025, with zero sugar, there are stone and mountain pine cones. Down in the valley, in Ortisei, the last five-star Hotel MontChalet smells of stone pine

Grand Hotel Kronenhof

By |December 7th 2017

A fog river covers the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, the Grand Dame of the valley. The exterior is like a castle in a fairytale and the restaurant has the ambience of a theatre. The Kulm Hotel is in the same group

Postcards for the Duchess

By |October 24th 2017

The Lady asked Piero Lissoni to design the new headquarter of Fantini Rubinetterie: a building of glass, gently surfacing amidst willows and brooms. On the edge of the park of the manor house, there is a small hotel like a diamond

Hotel Raphaël

By |March 30th 2017

I want to talk about the wisteria. It’s blossoming – lilac petals and branches only, the green leaves will appear soon, then they will take over. It’s the prelude of the future that counts, not the memory of the past