A High End, Newly Opened Mountain Retreat

Hacienda Santa Ines is an unusual combination of high end resort/sanctuary and working ranch. Set on 300 acres of farmland, it is hidden in the Tres Rios Mountains that loom 6,000 feet high over Cartago, Costa Rica’s old capital city. The Hacienda is new, as it just opened for business in February. iPad and iPod docks as well as wi-fi, …

Victoria Scott-RichardsA High End, Newly Opened Mountain Retreat

The Hotel Remixed, MODO

“The Hotel, Remixed,” MODO has a ‘Bauhaus loft design’ with high ceilings, exposed beams and polished concrete walls. The hotel has the standard chic amenities including free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, large flat-screen TVs and indie music on demand. What makes the concept intriguing is that the music is the unifying theme of the brand.The properties will offer thousands of tracks …

Victoria Scott-RichardsThe Hotel Remixed, MODO

Boutique Hotel in a Resurrected Estate in Santiago

The Aubrey is one of the rare boutique hotels in Santiago. The estate on which it is built has a lot of historical references. The main actors of the Chile’s artistic and political movement frequented the estate which was built in the 1920s. Statesman-Poet Pablo Neruda was a frequent house guest. The owner Domingo Durán Morales organized weekly lunches, for …

Victoria Scott-RichardsBoutique Hotel in a Resurrected Estate in Santiago

Suite 007 at the Seven Hotel, Paris does Complete Justification to its Number

James Bond fans who are planning a trip to Paris should lodge in Suite 007 of Seven Hotel in the Latin Quarter. The hotel has come up with 28 themed suites and each one of them is as luxurious as the other. The Suite 007 offers its guests a modern, masculine retreat with a combination of retro-chic and futuristic design. …

Victoria Scott-RichardsSuite 007 at the Seven Hotel, Paris does Complete Justification to its Number

The street car Formula 1 – MP4-12C

The MP4-12C, designed to be a street car Formula 1, will be unveiled at the McLaren Technology Centre before being marketed (to be launched across 19 countries in spring of 2011) for $250,000. The McLaren two-seat MP4-12C integrates a 3.8 liter V8 engine that can deliver up to 600-hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, lightweight one-piece carbon fiber “MonoCell” chassis, …

Victoria Scott-RichardsThe street car Formula 1 – MP4-12C