The Reason Behind the Struggle of Not Making Money

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October 22, 2014

NadiasCornerMoney is truly an elusive topic for the best of us, and it is a topic whose psychology has always seemed to have fascinated me. Why do some have more than others? Why do we hear some people perpetually struggle ALL their lives, whereas some struggle and after a few years, they’ve “made it”, financially? It’s something the average person does not think about it and it is the very reason they are average.

Firstly, money is neutral however your beliefs towards it aren’t. If you are to make real money, make it an absolute point to surround yourself with people who are already generating it. The law of synchronicity applies here and simply because we are the sum of the five closest people to us. Money itself has it’s own laws, and until you really learn them, understand them and begin to rewire your mindset to always and consistently think like a wealthy person, you will be stuck in the poverty trap FOREVER.

Most people never ever make a substantial amount of money for themselves with freedom attached, simply because they have all sorts of stories going on in the background when it comes to it. money-blogSubconsciously, society demonizes money and it most definitely demonizes being rich as something that is synonymous with being arrogant, snobbish, elitist, proud and those who look down on others. Make no mistake; yes there are rich folk that do indeed behave this way because money is only a magnifier of what is in your heart, on a larger level. It is socially ACCEPTABLE to live in poverty, to struggle and just to “get-by”. When your beliefs are along the lines of “rich people are greedy and dishonest” as well as “money is evil”, your subconscious is going to do EVERYTHING in it’s power to keep you away from “evil” (read: money). It is a challenging position to be in and you will often find, most people will DEFEND their poverty mindset of “it’s never enough” because the broken record playing in their mind, is all they have ever known and should they continue on the path they are, will ever know.

People with a poverty mind-set will complain about literally everything under the sun because complaining is mental masturbation in their mind. It gives them the illusion that something is being done, whereas in actual fact, it’s like being on a rocking horse. Just because it has motion, doesn’t mean it’s going anywhere. If you are to make money, Deciphering-Your-Money-Mindset-04-22-2014you need to address all the ways you are blocking it by having beliefs of greed, avarice and confusing, conflicting beliefs of having it and then not having it. One of the biggest ways we block our abundance flowing to us, is by not keeping track of the money, how much is coming in and going out. Money likes to be adored and appreciated and if you are not doing so, it just won’t show up at your door.

A lot of us have this either or mindset. Like oh “I’d choose love before money” and wonder why they are broke. I chose both. Did you ?

Wow! What an OUTSTANDING article written by the wonderful Nadia Arain!!! We were very impressed with her insight and thoughts. How about you? What did you think? Agree? Disagree? Loved it? Hated it? Share your thoughts below!

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~DHSI

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~About the Author~

Nadia Arain is a Heart Centric Business Woman and Spiritually Conscious Entrepreneur who is a partner in dynamic growth for Spas and Salons by using life and spa liberation to catapult your lifestyle from AVERAGE To AMAZING. She is a previous day spa owner, Published Author, Business Mentor and Copywriter, Founder of The Spapreneur Consulting : For the discerning Spa/Salon owner looking to upgrade into Spapreneurship–a magical land of ever flowing clients, windfall wealth and life liberation. Her published titles include The 21st Century Spartanite, Spa Marketing Success and His Commitment Blueprint.

Discover more of her magic for your spa at http://www.the-spapreneur.com today.

 

The Customer Service Manifesto: 10 Steps to Win Over Customers & Clients

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October 20, 2014

Always wanted to know the secrets to winning over clients and customers? Well want, no more! We have put together an invaluable slide show on just how to do that very thing! It is definitely not rocket science but it does require a self-evaluation.

Check it out….

Are there other tips that could be added to the list? Let us know what you think! Like, share, comment below.

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

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The 10 Best Airport Terminals to Be Delayed In

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October 17, 2014

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Picture this. You’ve been traveling all week and you are soooooo ready to go home, right? You worked hard or you played hard and now it’s time for you to chillax (that’s chill and relax, combined). You get to the airport, only to find out that your flight was either delayed or (GASP!) canceled. How do you feel about being stuck at an airport? Not great, huh?
Well maybe….just maybe……these 10 airports will convince you that it’s not such a bad thing after all!

 

 

 

Have you ever been stuck in an airport and came across an awesome terminal that could have made the list? Share it with us in the comment section below!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

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At Your Service, Madam!

Diamond Hospitality:

Has this customer service debacle ever happened to you? This is a very hilarious look at a real conversation with a phone representative. Share your story with us in the comment section below….

Originally posted on Peak Perspective:

Welcome to In A Jiffy Internet! You’ve reached repair services. For English, please stay on the line—para Espanol oprima nueve.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

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I have your phone number as 988-042-1414. If you’re calling about the account for that number, say yes, or press one. Otherwise, say no, or press two.

Yes.

Sorry. I didn’t hear that. I have your phone number as 988-042-1414. If you’re—

Yes. YES. YEEEESSSS!!! *1*

–Otherwise, say no, or press two.

*1*   *1*   *1*   *1111111*

If you’re uncertain as to the telephone number for that account, you’ll find it on the top right hand corner of your In A Jiffy Internet bill. Just say or type in the ten-digit number now.

Nine, eight, eight. Zero, four, two. One, four, one, four.

Sorry. I didn’t hear that. Let’s try that again.

*9 8 8 0 4 2 1 4 1 4*

I have your phone number as…

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52 Places to Go in 2014

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October 11, 2014

Witness a city in transformation, glimpse exotic animals, explore the past and enjoy that beach before the crowds. Somewhere within this list, we are SURE you can find somewhere to visit before the end of the year is upon us! Take a look below….

capetown-15641. Cape Town, South Africa

A place to meditate on freedom,
and the creative life that followed.

When Nelson Mandela was incarcerated at Robben Island prison, he found inspiration in Cape Town. “We often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain,” he said in a speech. “To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.”

Cape Town’s importance to Mandela, who made his first address there as a free man, will doubtless draw many visitors in the wake of his death. The country has transformed itself since Mandela’s imprisonment, but there’s still much to be done. Many in Cape Town have been grappling with that challenge, including its creative class, which has been examining whether inspired design can solve some of the issues stemming from years of inequality.

The city formally takes up that issue this year during its turn as World Design Capital. Cape Town is celebrating design in all its forms, putting on fashion shows by students and established designers alike, hosting architecture open houses, welcoming the public into artists’ studios and folding the annual visual arts spectacular Design Indaba conference, which took place in February, into the design capital program. Also part of the lineup are locals seeking to rejuvenate impoverished black-majority townships: The Maboneng Lalela Project turns township homes into galleries and performance spaces; Foodpods constructs sustainable farms, giving residents access to healthy produce; and the Langa Quarter project seeks to make the precinct a cultural tourism destination.

Cape Town is again reinventing itself, and the world is invited to its renaissance. — SARAH KHAN

christchurch-15642. Christchurch, New Zealand

The rebirth of a quake-ravaged city.

Three years after two large earthquakes devastated central Christchurch, the city is experiencing a rebirth with creativity and wit — thanks to the ingenuity of its hardy residents — and is welcoming tourists back again. Though much of the central city has yet to be rebuilt, entrepreneurs and volunteers are finding surprising ways to make temporary use of empty lots and bring life back to the downtown. The Gap Filler program, begun a couple of months after the first quake in September 2010 and expanded after a more destructive second quake in February 2011, has created a dance floor with coin-operated music and lights and even a nine-hole mini-golf course in vacant lots across the city. The Greening the Rubble campaign has since the 2010 quake been planting temporary gardens on the sites of demolished buildings. To replace the badly damaged 19th-century ChristChurch Cathedral, a magnificent transitional church by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban opened in 2013 with sturdy cardboard tubes for the roof. Businesses are also trickling back downtown. One bar, built inside shipping containers, has a name that encapsulates the spirit of the entire city: Revival. —JUSTIN BERGMAN

3. North Coast, California

A glorious new preserve for the public.ncalifornia-900

One hundred and thirty miles north of San Francisco, the moody bluffs of the Mendocino Coast have long been a spectacular place from which to observe marine life: passing humpback whales, sun-happy sea lions, foamy waves strewn with kelp. The incorporation of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands — nearly 1,300 acres — gives hikers new access to a contiguous 12-mile stretch of coastline and fields of wildflowers, cypress forests and cliff areas (some overlooking dramatic blowholes, pinnacles and sea caves), much of it previously off-limits to the public. And Congressional proposals to include the north coast lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument have passed, which means better protection and more funds for maintenance; plans also exist to extend the California Coastal Trail through the new preserve. — BONNIE TSUI

 4. Albanian Coastalbania-1564

On a rugged shore, Europe at its best.

What if you could combine the rugged beauty you’d find on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast with the ruins of an undiscovered Turkey or Greece, all wrapped in the easygoing nature characteristic of rural Italy — at a fraction of the cost? Turns out you can, on the coast of Albania. The roughly Maryland-size country, between Greece and Montenegro, sits about 45 miles east of Italy on the eastern shores of the Adriatic and has limestone-ringed beaches, ancient ruins like Butrint and waterfront inns where you can stay for less than $50 a night. Rampant development threatened to turn it all to concrete in the years after Communism, but a new government took office in 2013 on promises of keeping the coast authentic. Head to villages like Qeparo, within sight of Corfu, where you can kayak past Cold War submarine tunnels, swim by abandoned forts and watch the tide rise during a dinner of fresh fish at an inn called the Riviera. This is Europe when it was fresh and cheap. — TIM NEVILLE

5. Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown? Really? Yes, thanks to a thriving food scene.

Gone is the musty, lifeless, only-open-for-Kings-hockey-games reputation of losangeles-900downtown Los Angeles. While the museums in this corner of the city are thriving (the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art is nearby), the growing dynamism of downtown is the food scene. Most notable is the Grand Central Market, an arcade of over 30 of the best food vendors in the city. Originally built in 1917, the market has been redone in the past year, attracting popular purveyors like G&B Coffee and, soon, Belcampo Meat Co. Just down the street is Alma, which was named the best new restaurant in the country by Bon Appétit magazine. And where there is good food there is good shopping. Stores have added cachet to the neighborhood; an outlet of the fashion label Acne Studios opened in December, and Aesop, a skin-care specialist, in May. Diners and shoppers alike also have a hip place to stay: An Ace Hotel opened early this year. — DANIELLE PERGAMENT

namibia-15646. Namibia

Africa’s latest conservation success story is a boon for travelers.

Namibia’s communal conservancy movement, which pairs sustainable tourism with rural community outreach, has been a much-heralded success: In 2013, the country’s 79 conservancies received the prestigious Gift to the Earth Award from the World Wildlife Fund, and the stunning Namib Sand Sea Desert joined Unesco’s World Heritage list. Options abound for travelers who want to help the effort, including the Desert Rhino Camp, which Wilderness Safaris runs in partnership with the Save the Rhino Trust; the camp directly supports the conservancy, which has reversed dwindling rhino populations. Wilderness Safaris also plans to open the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, on the Hoanib River in the north. And Namibia’s Tourism Board introduced three self-drive routes this year to point visitors toward less-visited parts of the country. — ADAM H. GRAHAM

See the rest of this awesome list here.

Have you been somewhere that you feel should have made the list of places to go in 2014? By all means, share them in the comment section below. We are always looking for new adventure locations!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

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Seasons change. And so will you.

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October 8, 2014

Welcome to Nadia’s Corner! Nadia Arain writes for Diamond Hospitality’s blog on a monthly basis and we’re sure she will delight you (as she’s delighted us!) with her charm, wit, intelligence, and knowledge. See at the end for her bio and be sure to visit her website. Please enjoy this latest article! ~DHSI

NadiasCornerMost of us seem to forget that in everyday life, and throughout the month, seasons change. We enjoy a long, hot summer filled with cold drinks and sleeveless vests, promptly arriving into autumn when the weather starts to turn chilly and crisp. Suddenly, we are reminded of our jackets, scarves and boots and hide away in warm coffee shops. We don’t get announcements that the weather is changing (aside the weather channel!), however we start to “feel” it.

We go out in our t-shirts and start to feel cold and think “Wish I had brought a jumper along…” and stuff along those lines. Eventually, conditions change and you dress accordingly. You really wouldn’t go out in a thick coat in the height of summer and in a strappy top when it is snowing, yet many of us do not seem to be fluid, flexible and ever changing attitudes when it comes to our own lives and especially in the arenas of romance and finance.

Financially, almost everyone including myself has experienced a lack, a dip or a flat out winter freeze, as I like to refer to it as—at some point of their life. And when we are in this mess laced with late bills, eviction notices and don’t even know where the next meal is coming from, it is normal to think that this is what life is and has become. However, one of the most important things to realise is that just like jackets come on and off during the year, there must be a season of hardship, adversity and challenges that shape us into what God desires us to become for the future.

It is futile to think that summer will never come because it’s currently December seasons-change1and your car is stuck in a mountain of snow. You know that as the months go by, spring shows up, trees start to bloom and then summer hits. You should have the same faith that when you surrender your shortcomings and painful experiences to God, He will never let you down. Your winter might be a little longer than others and really—everyone’s journey is different to the next person, however your winter will end. How do I know this?

Because for years, I was permanently stuck in winter, spinning my wheels. God sent the right people to me in order to help me overcome the adversity that I endured and undoubtedly, the same will happen for you.

Romantically, we can go year after year—relationship after the next without finding the right person however what we don’t realise that we have no failed relationships. We have life lessons when we look back in our retrospective silence, we would have never learned if that very person hadn’t done what they did. A lot of people give up hope on finding the right person, perhaps even months before they meet them. It has often been said that people give up and simply surrender by settling when they are closest to their biggest breakthrough in life.

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Just remember, winter definitely does not last forever. It is when we are tested the most to prepare us for our blessings.

Feel free to share your thoughts on this article in the comment section below. Like, share, comment, subscribe!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as motivating, uplifting & inspiring posts. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

About the Author

Nadia Arain is a Heart Centric Business Woman and Spiritually Conscious Entrepreneur who is a partner in dynamic growth for Spas and Salons by using life and spa liberation to catapult your lifestyle from AVERAGE To AMAZING. She is a previous day spa owner, Published Author, Business Mentor and Copywriter, Founder of The Spapreneur Consulting : For the discerning Spa/Salon owner looking to upgrade into Spapreneurship–a magical land of ever flowing clients, windfall wealth and life liberation. Her published titles include The 21st Century Spartanite, Spa Marketing Success and His Commitment Blueprint.

Discover more of her magic for your spa at http://www.the-spapreneur.com today.

Top 10 Unusual Hotels {Video}

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October 3, 2014

Looking for a unique get away this weekend…or soon? Check out this list of unique hotels. We already have a favorite! #7 is at the top of our list but #4 is kind of creepy!

What do you think? Would you stay at any of these hotels? Let us know your thoughts!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone.

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

The importance of time management to an Entrepreneur

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October 1, 2014

Welcome to Nadia’s Corner! Nadia Arain writes for Diamond Hospitality’s blog on a monthly basis and we’re sure she will delight you (as she’s delighted us!) with her charm, wit, intelligence, and knowledge. See at the end for her bio and be sure to visit her website.

Please enjoy this latest article!

Note: Although this article is aimed at the Entrepreneur, there are a lot of good points that can be learned for those who have 9-to-5 jobs. ~DHSI

NadiasCornerThe one secret that most seasoned entrepreneurs tell those who start to climb the ladder is to be mindful of their time. Of course, starting out as a rookie in the business world often means that we are often too busy mentally masturbating to motivational videos and self-help books, than actually having the real deal, which is executing business.

So why is time management so damn important to us ? Simply put, because now you own your time. As an employee, your employer owns your time (hence owns you). Anyone that owns your time, owns you and that is the cold, hard truth everyone knows however it takes a strong heart to accept it. As an employee, you can mess around at work, coast by the bare minimum and get paid at the end of the month. As an Entrepreneur, that is off the cards. Unless your business is built on rock solid foundations, it is often impossible to determine when the next time money will hit your account will come and where from. Which is why your time is all you have in this world. I have a favourite saying by Honore de Balzac, French Author and Playwright in which he says “Time is the sole capital of those who only have intelligence as their fortune”. A lot of the time, people will be content to waste your time, because they are content to waste their own. This is something you need to put a stop towards. There are two major instances where you need to regulate time as follows.

StopCheckingPhoneLimit your phone time. Thanks to social media, whatsapp, texts and the phone ringing for a friend looking for a “catch up”, there are a gazillion distractions in an Entrepreneurs day that prevent them from completing the work they are supposed to. Switch off your phone whilst doing work, in client meetings and anything that requires your full attention. If you need to take an urgent call, at the start of the call, let the person know you have X amount of minutes and tell them you will be ending the call promptly. That way you have absolutely no room to negotiate more of your time to waste.

Be selective of who you associate with. If you are an Entrepreneur, it is often wise to associate with other entrepreneurs for the very reason, that they respect and SurroundYourselfhonour your time. They are also productive, busy folk who will understand when client meetings come before a dinner and won’t whinge and moan that you “work too hard”. The type of people you keep around you directly affects how far you get in life. Yes, as you ascend, you will by default leave people behind. That is modus operandi when it comes to Success. If that makes you uncomfortable, then perhaps you should reconsider your path on Entrepreneurship.

When you are building and running your business, the last thing on your mind is “free time”. The only free time you will be having is perhaps a nice day off to catch up with relaxing and resting as well as sleeping. Please do not let people who don’t respect your time, into your life.

What do you think? Great advice, or what? Do you have any tips about time management that you want to share? Use the comment section below. Feedback is greatly appreciated!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as motivating, uplifting & inspiring posts. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

About the Author

Nadia Arain is a Heart Centric Business Woman and Spiritually Conscious Entrepreneur who is a partner in dynamic growth for Spas and Salons by using life and spa liberation to catapult your lifestyle from AVERAGE To AMAZING. She is a previous day spa owner, Published Author, Business Mentor and Copywriter, She is the current Founder and CEO of The Spapreneur Consulting and her niche is Marketing and Cash Flow systems to have spas running smoothly at all times as well as being Co-Founder of HUSTLE AND FIRE : Unleash Your Passion. Her published titles include The 21st Century *Spartanite, Spa Marketing Success and His Commitment Blueprint.

Discover more of her magic for your spa at http://www.the-spapreneur.com today.

A Customer is the Most Important Visitor….5 Valuable Points to Remember

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September 29, 2014

By: E. Rucker

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Let’s break this quote down, shall we?

*A customer is the most important visitor, on our premises. How many of you understand that, without your customers, you have nothing? The customer, or guest (if you work in a hotel, but we will use customer here on out), is the most important person at your job. Why would you treat them as if they do not matter? As if they do not count? Do you want them to return? Isn’t that your goal…repeat customers? You should act accordingly because PERCEPTION is in the eye of the customer! Their PERCEPTION is your REALITY.

*He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. Re-read this statement. When it comes to spending their money, a customer has various choices. They can choose to shop with you or they can go elsewhere. Why? Because they really do not need you. BUT…..guess what? YOU NEED THEM!!! You need them so that your employer (or your business, if you are a business owner) can stay in business and for you to continue to have a paycheck. Get it?

*He is not an interruption on work. He is the purpose of it. How many times have you gone to a place of business and encountered a customer service representative and you felt as if you were in their way…that you were “bothering” them and preventing them from doing their job? Really? I’m sure you’ve felt the way that others have felt: “It’s your JOB to assist me when I need assistance. If you don’t like dealing with customers and want to help, you are in the wrong line of work.” If you are an introvert, extremely shy, aren’t people-friendly or customer-oriented, you might want to think about finding employment elsewhere. Why? Because customers can tell when an employee is not really “feeling” their job. It shows through. You must ALWAYS remember that you are there to help the customer and nothing is more important than that.

*He is not an outsider to our business. He is a part of it. We can’t stress this enough. Your customer is NOT an outsider. The customer is a BIG part of your business and you should treat them as such. Show them that you appreciate their business. Treat them like a part of the family that you call your place of employment. It’s almost a guarantee that they will keep returning.

*We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do it. Having the attitude that you are doing the customer a favor is simply the worst attitude to have, no matter what industry you work in. We recently came across an employee who displayed this very attitude…that he was doing the customers a favor by being on duty. Remember: the customer’s perception is your reality! The customer felt that this was how the employee felt. Can you imagine how many other customers were feeling this way but chose to remain silent? Huge mistake! That is no way to treat someone who is extremely valuable to the company. Always remember that they have options. Guess what one of their options are….to take their business (and money) elsewhere!

CustomerServiceGlobeSo, the next time you are waiting on a customers, smile at them and let your smile flow through your every being as you be of service to THEM!

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Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

7 Hotels That Are So Cool, They’re Their Own Destination

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September 26, 2014

MiraIt’s typical for four- and five-star hotels to offer the very best in luxe amenities, accommodations and services. More than likely when you’re a guest, you’re guaranteed the kind of upscale experience that you’ve grown accustomed to. But maybe, just maybe, instead of booking your normal go-to hotel on your next trip, maybe it’s time to get more creative with your stay. We’ll even get you started with our list of eye-catching hotels that range from fashionable designer-owned properties to incredibly decked out resorts and superbly inventive designs. (Photo Courtesy of The Mira Hong Kong)

Hotel Habita Monterrey – Monterrey, Mexico

HotelHabitaBlack, white, grey and nothing more; Hotel Habita is minimalistic (to say the least). Inside a massive concrete circular structure, Hotel Habita features jaw-dropping 360-degree views and twin rooftop pools. Clean lines abound and a Japanese-style encompasses the property with beds resting on the floor. Since it sits in the middle of the city’s social hot spots, it’s a great place to experience Mexico’s nightlife. Can you imagine walking into this hotel in a red dress? Sounds like a good idea to me. (Photo Courtesy of Hotel Habita Monterrey)
Hotel Le Belleschasse – Paris, France
BelleschasseIt’s been described as a whimsical hotel with a flamboyant and bohemian spirit. How can you pass that up? Designed around Couturier Christian Lacroix’s vision for a Parisian boutique hotel, Hotel Le Belleschasse was born. Wander through the halls and get inside Lacroix’s imaginative head as you discover this psychedelic property dressed in baroque overtones. Eclectic and modern, the mismatched velour, lime green bathrooms, leather armchairs and quasi-neoclassic art create an atmosphere that is anything but traditional. (Photo Courtesy of Hotel Le Belleschasse)
Palazzo Versace – Queensland, Australia
PalazzoVersace is a household name among those who know fashion; and its luxurious and opulent styles made their way onto the hotel scene in 2000 with the world’s first fashion-branded hotel. Expect glitz and glamour at every turn with every detail shouting Versace. A waterfront setting, marble and mosaic, vaulted ceilings (hand-detailed in gold) and antique chandeliers, Palazzo Versace is exuberant and beautifully showy. It has also have host to celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson and The Rolling Stones. (Photo Courtesy of Palazzo Versace)
The Mira Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China
TheMiraThe edgy Mira Hong Kong is iconoclastic and distinct; boasting a hotel for the young-at-heart modern traveler. Trendy meets innovative at the seductive open-air Room One lounge where guests can sip on cocktails on scattered cabanas. Guestrooms and suites come furnished with Arne Jacobsen egg chairs and unique themes in each option. Notably, Suite 507 is designed by Miami-based Charles Allem and offers a private garden terrace. The best part? Accommodations come with a mobile phone that works throughout the city. (Photo Courtesy of The Mira Hong Kong)
Hotel Marqués de Riscal – Elciego, Spain
HotelMarquesThe renowned architect Frank Gehry has done it again. Underneath a jumbled mix of silver, gold, and pink metals, Hotel Marqués de Riscal emerges as one of the most avant-garde hotels around. Gehry’s signature flashy style is imprinted onto the hotel, so much so that guests have to walk through a glass-enclosed bridge inside a hill before reaching guestrooms. Situated in the middle of Spain’s wine country La Rioja, daily wine tours and activities are available, including spa treatments utilizing grape juice.
(Photo Courtesy of Hotel Marqués de Riscal)
Uxua Casa Hotel – Trancoso, Brazil
UxuaAlong the shores of the Bahia Coast, Diesel’s creative director designed 10 private bungalows constructed from organic and recycled materials to encapsulate the characteristics of its surrounding fishing village. Originally fishermen’s cottages, the converted Uxua Casa Hotel makes its destination the focal point with the use of local products and cultural design elements. Guests can choose to stay in the romantic Tree-House or opt for one of the six casas in the secluded lush gardens. Rustic elements mix with contemporary design while breezy outdoor spaces easily merge into indoor spaces; creating an ambiance that has been coined ‘rustic modernism.’ (Photo Courtesy of Uxua Casa Hotel)
Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
EmiratesPalaceFirst off, it’s a palace. So there’s that. Covered in marble and gold from end to end and boasting a cupola, 1,001 Swarovski crystal chandeliers and sitting on a 1,100-yard property, you could say Emirate Palaces is awe-inspiring. The $3 billion hotel takes the cake for over-the-top accommodations, but that’s to be expected in a place where five-star camel rides are offered. The Moroccan décor inside the rooms is brought to life with bright mosaics, buttery wood and richly decorated duvets. If you’re hungry, stop in for an edible gold dessert or grab a gold bar in the vending machine, because, why not? (Photo Courtesy of Emirates Palace)
Are these AMAZING or what?! Ever been to these locations? After seeing these, do you think you MIGHT want to go? We sure would!
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~DHSI
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