Banyan Tree Puebla, already among Puebla’s most popular hotels, has been given a light refresh and is the latest selection for our series on exciting new properties, Room Key.
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Upon arriving in the capital to assume the presidency, he said of the White House, “I will not live in a house like this.”
From a haunting metallic lobby to futuristic spa, this hotel is a modern visual feast.
Riding aboard Nour el Nil is rented elegance, lounging about on a deck as temples, reed-covered banks, and the dunes of the Sahara float by.
You will gasp, cringe, learn, and perhaps feel a bit of envy.
Will Bruder is the architect of the mesa-like central library in Phoenix that just won a huge architecture award. Both the man and the building are full of surprises.
Along the way you will be immersed in dramatic desert landscapes, careen around mountains plunging into the sea, rest in palm tree-lined oasis towns, and marvel at the marine life.
It’s a home that pulls from every thread of design history, a stark contrast to the anti-history ideas about to take over architecture.
It was the crowning achievement of the ideas of one history's greatest architects.
While the sun and affordability have been bringing droves of people here for decades, there’s a lot of incredible stuff keeping them around.