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We love our guests!

Because Mr. Winter seems to want to stay longer in Europe I decided to get my early sunshine somewhere else. This time my eye fell on the little island Bonaire, one of the Dutch Antilles. 'Armed' with books, my snorkel gear, sunscreen and a new bikini, I was ready for a lazy week on the...

Soundtracks of Summer

Do you recognize the feeling that a specific song brings back sweet memories of a wonderful stay in your most favourite holiday hangout? We love to inspire you with the next seven Soundtracks of Summer! Bebel Gilberto [Putumayo presents Brazilian Lounge] –August Day Song Bill Withers [dance classics Volume 2] – Lovely Day Bob Marley...

Meet our Original

Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 260 independent hotels in 50 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original," someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and...

We love our guests!

Because Mr. Winter seems to want to stay longer in Europe I decided to get my early sunshine somewhere else. This time my eye fell on the little island Bonaire, one of the Dutch Antilles. 'Armed' with books, my snorkel gear, sunscreen and a new bikini, I was ready for a lazy week on the beach, thinking nothing else can be done on this coral island in the Caribbean. How...

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Soundtracks of Summer

Do you recognize the feeling that a specific song brings back sweet memories of a wonderful stay in your most favourite holiday hangout? We love to inspire you with the next seven Soundtracks of Summer! Bebel Gilberto [Putumayo presents Brazilian Lounge] –August Day Song Bill Withers [dance classics Volume 2] – Lovely Day Bob Marley [Legend] – Jamming Cesaria Evoria [The very best of] – Mar Azul Ella Fitzgerald -...

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Meet our Original

Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 260 independent hotels in 50 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original," someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. And our Original, Piet Boon, is surely one of the reasons why they choose...

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Are you ready for a little island life?

Island life Are you ready for a little island life? Let me introduce a very special spot in the Caribbean. Remember a TV commercial with a funky brand of rum in the leading role, palm trees swaying and a colourful hammock waving in the sun? We all long for such dreamy escapes from our busy lives. Is it nostalgia for those far-away days when the world was less crowded and...

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Let us seduce you!

We love to share our little black book on Bonaire with you. Recently we created a LOOKBOOK with visuals of the faces & places on Bonaire. This small rock & sand fringed retreat is the ultimate stay for a relaxing holiday. A summer-state-of-mind, 365 days a year!

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