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Brody House's Complete and Comfortable Creatives' Commons...

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When one enters the Brody House for the first time, it becomes obvious that there are layers to the place. Down one hallway is a sitting area, complete with a small bar. In the foyer and the space one enters to the left, walls and tables are covered with creative and scholarly works. There are announcements for parties, receptions and hosted speakers.

To call the Brody House a creative space is a gross oversimplification. The house itself was once home to prime ministers, then a doctor, and now to a club, hotel and studios serving intelligentsia spanning the creative milieu. It boasts accommodations tailored to the needs of intellectual and creative visitors and their adherents, offering both the highest levels of concierge service and social connection for their guests.

Musicians, composers, photographers, painters, authors, scholars, wine tastings, debate dinners, and intimate concerts all have a place here and play a role in the shaping of a new take on intellectualism. It does not stand alone, but rather within a collaborative network of kindred spaces in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and (when requested) Stockholm and New York. The Brody House is a doorway as much as it is a house, and refuge to the higher mind and creative spirit.


Brody House, VIII. Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 10, Tel: (+36 70) 931 1402, www.brodyhouse.com
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Escape to budapest whether a visitor or a resident, every now and then you just need to get out of your house and enjoy the good life...

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Everyone needs and escape, and staying in a boutique hotel offers customers the chance to spend the night in a place with its own unique character and the best levels of service, often so good that you don’t even have to travel to another city to enjoy it.

One such lovely place here in Budapest is located on Karoly Kamermayer, a very old square in the historical downtown, named after the first mayor of Budapest.

The building has a lot of character, being built in 1892, and there are a total of just 15 rooms, making them the perfect escape for lovebirds and those hosting illicit liaisons. The Gerlóczy rooms have a historical feel with luxurious accommodation, being newly renovated, be sure to request a room with a clawfoot tub for maximum enjoyment.

When not enjoying the comforts of very nicely furnished rooms, you can play the Budapester downstairs at the Gerloczy Café, a very popular meeting place among people of Budapest, so if you're looking to spend a weekend away from work, or just want to take time out and see somewhere else and relax, then a stay at the Gerlóczy Hotel might be just what you need, and at 80 Euros a night, you don’t have to bust the bank to enjoy your escape.


— Gerlóczy Hotel, 1052 Budapest, V. Gerlóczy u. 1, T: (36) (1) 501-4000, F: (36) (1) 501-400, email: info@gerloczy.hu, Reservation: reservation@gerloczy.hu, www.gerloczy.hu
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The Hyatt Carmel Highlands has long been known as a destination for those who would like to feel a million miles away from their ordinary lives. Perched atop Highlands Drive with cascading birds-eye views of the ocean surf and its dramatic capes, Highlands Inn continues to etch itself into the hearts of local vacationers and travelers alike.

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In celebration of the Highlands Inn’s luxury accommodations and unique location, the resort has made some exciting improvements, including a renovation project for its guest rooms. Beatrice Girelli is the Principal Designer of Indidesign, the luxury hospitality and high-end commercial interiors designer that is heading the renovation. “Because of the size of the rooms and configuration of the hotel, it was important to provide a cozy residential identity for the guest rooms and suites,” said Girelli.
Taking inspiration from the natural landscape and colors of the area, Indidesign used a palate of light taupe, steel blue accents, and rich browns highlighted with deep caramel tones. The rooms were re-conceptualized with a comfortable contemporary style. Particular attention has been given to the use of renewable, sustainable, and recyclable products. The eco-friendly choices include water efficient faucets and energy efficient lighting, as well as sustainable textiles made of fibers obtained from recycled products.

The resort’s restaurants and lounge have undergone some exciting changes as well. Pascal Castiau, Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Highlands, says the new menus for Pacifics’s Edge and Sunset Lounge feature seasonal, local produce, and are drawing attention. “We’ve created very approachable menus. People used to think that Pacific’s Edge was only for special occasions. Iif the day ends in a “Y” it’s the perfect day to dine here,” said Castiau.

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In addition to bringing back house favorites such as the tender 20 oz. Bone-In .Rib Eye, Executive Chef Mark Ayers has included exotic choices such as succulent Monterey Bay Red Abalone with Garlic Flan and Lemon Coulis. The menu also features edible indulgences by Pastry Chef George Fritzsche, kid-friendly portions, and an extensive Under $70 wine list. Sommelier Don Mallery provides choice pairing options for dinner. For a more casual experience, Sunset Lounge is a comfortable spot to grab a mid-afternoon or evening cocktail—perhaps Sunset Lounge’s signature Kiwi Lemon Drop—features a family-friendly menu, and music on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Highlands Inn’s new Resort Manager, Jonathan P. Doepke, has been with Hyatt for eight years, and enjoys Highlands’ unrivaled characteristics. “This is a very unique destination. There is no resort like it, and it’s only getting better.”


Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast & Highlands Inn, 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, California, USA, 93923, Tel: +1 831 620 1234, Fax: +1 831 626 1574
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Central location, Fun Staff Hip design... This is real adventure... This is AVENTURA!

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