Meet the designers behind some of the world’s most beautiful hotels

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The dazzling mosaic-bar of Bar Trigona at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the Italian-chic, cinema-themed Paper Moon Giardino restaurant in Milan, the beach resort chic of the Rosewood Sanya in China.

They’re all the work of a Hong Kong duo, interior designer Ed Ng and architect Terence Ngan, who founded their business AB Concept 20 years ago and have forged a career creating some of the swankiest hotel spaces around the globe

To celebrate two decades of work, the pair’s greatest hits have been compiled into a new book, “AB Concept: A cultural journey through light, form and space,” published by Assouline.

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What are luxury hotels doing to save the environment?

London’s Kit Kemp-designed Ham Yard Hotel has been replacing plastic items with plant-based alternatives.

With their beautiful amenities and extravagant goodies, luxury hotels do not immediately conjure up visions of sustainability. But the fact is that luxury hotels have been adopting sustainable measures for the last 15 years or so. With environmental issues surging globally, some luxury hotels are making their efforts more visible, communicable, effective and relevant.

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13 Best Hotels in Boston

Whether it’s for business, for college, for foodies, or for history-loving travelers, Boston plays host to countless visitors every year. Much like so many other aspects of the city, the hotel offerings are a delightful, ever-evolving mix of old meets new. From exclusive Back Bay addresses, to converted prisons (trust us on that one), to charming Cambridge boutique properties, there are so many options to explore. Here, a selection of our favorite places for where to stay in Boston.

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24 Hours Inside San Francisco’s Hotel Zeppelin

While the rest of the country is happily ensconced in the depths of summer, San Francisco is sticking to its on-brand misery, stubbornly abstaining from sun and happiness with its torturous mix of rain, pre-winter temperatures, and gale-force winds. Visiting San Francisco in summer is a near pointless exercise.

Some of the city’s hospitality providers are more aware of this fact than others. See, a hotel in this weather-challenged city has to take into account sometimes, guests may prefer to hang out in the hotel itself rather than face whatever godawful fate awaits them outside the door. And so, a hotel must provide not just sustenance but entertainment as well, in tasteful, well-designed surrounds that make one’s incarceration as appealing as possible.

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Six Senses Fiji wellness resort offers a solution for stressed out insomniacs

Send me here … and I’ll never come home.

 

Get some sleep-inducing exercise in the villas' private pools.

It was one of those minor issues that had become so woven into my life, I simply accepted rather than fight it.

Sleep. As in, getting a good night’s sleep. A sleep that goes all the way through the night without interruption.

What I had was sleep I’d regularly wake from. It was hard to tell how long this had been going on. I reckoned it was only a few months; my beloved pointed out it had been a recurring theme of our decade-plus together.

Either way, it doesn’t occur to me when I accept a short stay at the newly unveiled luxury wellness resort wellness resort Six Senses Fiji that I might find the start of a solution.

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4 Hotels That Will Improve Your Sleep

Going to sleep should be one of the easiest things we do, but for many of us getting enough shuteye is a struggle. With our always-on culture, constant mobile device usage, work stress and frequent travels it can be difficult to fall asleep. Getting a full night’s rest feels like a luxury to many. That’s why several high-end hotels have zoned in on exactly this issue and promise to provide the rest you’re looking for through sleep concierges, special nightcaps, pillow menus and aromatherapy. These are the properties you should visit if you want to get the Zzzs you need in your life.

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