Editorial

A Room With A Fireplace

A Room With A Fireplace

Relaxing and warming up in front of a crackling fireplace is not a cliché, but one of the most pleasant experiences that autumn has to offer. And if you have got no fireplace, maybe you could find one in some of the world’s most charming hotels

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utumn is a season to sip on slowly. Winter sports must wait for the snow to fall, the cheerful frenzy of summer is gone and so leisure is all about roasting chestnuts, reading and enjoying long walks. The changing colors of nature are a constant invitation to leave the city and head to the woods or the countryside, but the world’s big cities themselves become very desirable destinations in autumn, with the museums and art spaces launching their new seasons and the cafes and bars supplying for tea or a hot fruit punch to beat the cold on the occasional stopover. What more could we ask for? Well, maybe a huge crackling fireplace awaiting us upon our return to the hotel.

Ham Yard Hotel

London
Designed by interior designer Kit Kemp, who also owns the property with her husband, this Soho hotel is rich in colors, prints and drawings that make its wallpapers and tapestries exquisitely British by blending eccentricity and sophistication. Ham Yard has three fireplaces: one in the lobby, one in the drawing room and one in the library.

Ham Yard Hotel

Hotel Providence

Paris
Built in 1854, this historic hotel offers the essence of Parisian décor. Surrounded by beautiful wallpapers and tasteful furniture, the fireplace in the foyer is an invitation to take your time for enjoying the beauty all around you. Located in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of contemporary Paris, between the Haut-Marais and Canal Saint-Martin, the Providence is not short of classic Parisian views, such as that of Montmartre from the luxurious penthouse.
Hotel Providence

Ett Hem

Stockholm
In this small 12-room hotel housed inside a 1910 townhouse, the fireplace is there to remind us of where the family used to gather to eat and converse. A modern black and white striped sofa and soft lighting add a contemporary touch to this Swedish house (Ett Hem literally means ‘home’) that has been turned into a boutique hotel without giving up the sense of ‘being in the family’.
Ett Hem

Gritti Palace

Venice
When you are surrounded by the beauty of Venice and enjoying the view of San Giorgio Maggiore, Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, the idea of staying at Gritti Palace, perhaps the most famous and luxurious hotel in the city, does not seem out of place. Housed in an ancient palace dating back to 1475, Gritti also has its own fireplace, not really intimate but certainly remarkable, sitting in the so-called "Explorers’ Library".

Gritti Palace

Cervo

Zermatt
In the Swiss Alps, Cervo includes suites and chalets all with a fireplace, to feel all the warmth of mountain hospitality. Wood, stone and glass are the recurring elements of the essential and contemporary interiors, in balance with the disruptive beauty of the surrounding nature.

The Bath Priory

Bath
This huge stone building covered in vines and surrounded by a large park exudes all the nobility of the British countryside. The large fireplaces in the common areas, which were a must in the old times, are now a sign of the warm hospitality of this place whose long history is depicted the beautiful paintings from the colonial era.

The Ludlow

New York
In Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the setting for the battles featured in Martin Scorsese’s in Gangs of New York, the home of Andy Warhol, the cradle of pop art and of the hip-hop, punk and rock music scenes of the 1980s, The Ludlow is a time machine where the history of the neighborhood is reflected the hotel’s post-industrial aesthetics, elevated by large chandeliers, oak panels and the beautiful fireplace in the lounge, where you can quietly enjoy a cocktail by the fire.

The Ludlow
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