Design Destinations

Recommended Design Stays Around the Globe

If, like us, you permanently have a severe case of travel bug, then we think our travel features may just give you the shot in the arm of inspiration that you need. The team at est living can often be found day dreaming or discussing the essentials for the perfect trip planner. Whether you’re looking to adventure to far away places or take a vacation a little closer to home, est will share all of our top holiday destinations to ignite your very own travel ideas just so you’ll always be in the-know on where to go on holiday – no matter what time of year.

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Design Destination | Hotel Morris by Tom Mark Henry

Hotel Morris has been carefully restored by Tom Mark Henry to pay homage to the opulent legacy of the Italian Renaissance building that it occupies.

Design Destination | The Great Dane House

Discover Great Dane House: a new, immersive design stay by Melbourne retailer Great Dane Furniture in Point Lonsdale, Victoria.

Design Destination | Câlin Valreas by Contekst

A secluded and unhurried hospitality experience unfolds within a centuries-old French estate.

Design Destination | MANNA by K-Studio

Designed by K-STUDIO, MANNA is a new mountain retreat in the forest of Arcadia in Greece’s Peloponnese region.

“The Akari UF3-Q light is nearly human in its size. It is sturdy and fragile all at once – it makes me think Noguchi had a sense of humour…”

Architect Rachel Nolan

Design Destination | Shearer’s Quarters by Wardle Studio

Situated on Tasmania’s Bruny Island, Wardle Studio’s award-winning ‘Shearer’s Quarters’ is now open to the public as a holiday destination.

Design Destination | Villa Copenhagen’s New Residential Suite

Villa Copenhagen unveils its new Residential Suite, designed by Danish furniture and accessories designers Ferm Living.

Design Destination | Capella Hotel Sydney by Make Architects

Located in Sydney’s historic Sandstone precinct, the Capella Hotel sets a new standard for hotel design and heritage transformation.

Design Destination | The Hotel Britomart by Cheshire Architects

The Hotel Britomart designed by Cheshire Architects is the cornerstone of Auckland’s vibrant waterfront precinct.

Design Destination | Villa D by Studio KO

Studio KO's first Moroccan project – a private villa located just outside of Marrakech – enters its next chapter as a captivating guest house.

Design Destination | Casa Quatro by The Addresses

We explore a a boutique holiday house in the quiet Portuguese town of São Brás de Alportel, designed by The Addresses.

Design Destination | Maison Brummell by Bergendy Cooke

Bergendy Cooke's latest project, a boutique hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, pays homage to the city's centuries-old architecture and artisanship.

Design Destination | NICO Sayulita by HYBRID and Palma

Nestled in the jungle-lined coast of Sayulita, Mexico, NICO is a boutique, Brutalist-style hotel crafted by HYBRID and Palma. 

Exclusive Film | Santa Clara 1728 by Aires Mateus Architects

For Silent Living Hotels, Aires Mateus Architects have restored an ancient Lisbon building and instilled in it the values of slow living.

Design Destination | Casa Soleto by Studio Andrew Trotter

Studio Andrew Trotter’s most recent project Casa Soleto is housed within a 17th-century palazzo in a quiet village in the heart of Puglia.

Design Destination | Vipp Palazzo Monti

est editor Sophie Lewis reflects on a memorable stay at Vipp’s most recent hotel experience, Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Northern Italy. 

Design Destination | Inside the New Bellustar Tokyo

The Bellustar Tokyo, a Pan Pacific Hotel at the Tokyo Kabukicho Tower, is the coming together of Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects.

Design Destination | The Drift House Port Fairy Reimagined

A new chapter for multi-award winning luxury hotel and dining room, Drift House Port Fairy, reveals a commitment to quality design details.

Design Destination | BOS COS by Febrero Studio

BOS COS Sevilla by Febrero Studio is a refreshing take on boutique holiday accommodation in the Andalusian city of Seville.

Design Destination | Downtown L.A. Proper by Kelly Wearstler

The Downtown LA Proper hotel by Kelly Wearstler sees the soulful rendition of a 13-story Renaissance Revival-style building in Los Angeles.

Pa.te.os by Manuel Aires Mateus

Pa.te.os sees four architecturally designed houses by acclaimed Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus near the Portuguese village of Melides.

Design Stays to Visit in 2023

We pinpoint five new stays for the design-discerning traveller, from Sydney’s Surry Hills to the Puglian countryside.


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