Provoking travelers to be in permanent connection with the city they are visiting, this new hospitality concept seen in the Town @ House Street boutique hotel in Milan merges visuals of the streets in a vivid, hard to ignore collection of spaces. The creator of this unique concept, Alessandro Rosso, describes his vision: “The city becomes your fellow traveler. TownHouse Street is home with all the plus of a hotel, it is a house with the services of a hotel that you can have as at your own place.” He collaborated with Italian architect Simone Michelito design a set of four PHS (Permanent hospitality spaces) with independent access and electronically controlled by an alphanumeric keyboard.
Guests access the rooms by introducing their reservation code received when booking the room on the web site. The four adjacent spaces compose a private suite of rooms – three of them spread over 35 square meters, while the fourth occupies 50 square meters. Each suite benefits from its own wardrobe, bathroom and kitchen. The Green Suite, the Orange Suite, the Red Suite and the Yellow Suite are not only comfortable, but they complement the impression left by the city itself. Turning a commercial space on the ground floor of a building in Milan proved to be a stunning example of how hospitality joins creativity in a successful project.
As winter approaches, there’s nothing like the warmth and ambiance a fire creates. For many, a wood-burning fireplace isn’t always an option. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a collection of the best electric fireplaces (as well as some bioethanol options) on the market in every size, style and price range so you can enjoy the warm glow and even the crackling sound of a real fire. The fireplaces featured below offer more than just a pretty image. Most have built-in heaters and blowers to circulate heat in a room. Some use state-of-the-art infrared heat, which is a less drying, more efficient heating system. And they come with a remote so you can control the heat, the flame or both from anywhere in the room.
We delved into the interior design, looking for features such as hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, balconies and other modern features. We also placed strong consideration on Walk Scores and accessibility to their respective neighborhoods, all to make confident decisions to determine the best of the best. From the wealthy enclaves of La Jolla to the bustling bars of Pacific Beach, we explored 10 of the most popular San Diego neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking to move to the city or just checking out the hot spots, we hope this apartment guide helps steer you to your next home.