The weather in New York at present is horrendous. There – I said it. And while the city looks beautiful under a fresh blanket of snow [etc. etc.], I can't help but notice that my winter coats are taking up too much closet space and the combination of snow/sleet/rain does not a good hair day make. In the spirit of pretending the temperature outside my office is not in danger of dropping into the single digits, I present my new hotel crush straight from non-snowy, absolutely warm and lovely Nicaragua.
Perennially cool NYC restauranteur Jean-Marc Houmarc, owner of downtown's Indochine, Acme and Tijuana Picnic, partnered with his longtime friend Yvan Cussigh to co-found a gorgeous little number that is taking the hospitality scene by storm. Tribal Hotel is a stunning boutique property in Granada and is taking luxury to unprecedented levels in the city. With only five guest rooms and two suites available, the hotel oozes exclusivity and has already played host to a number of movers and shakers – including Hollywood elite. All of the rooms have private terraces serving as breezy outdoor living rooms – breakfast is served in the morning overlooking the lush garden and colorfully tiled pool, while nighttime brings candles and a more intimate vibe.
But to be perfectly honest, my favorite part about the hotel is that it looks like the summer home of your chicest and most artistic friend, whose every piece of décor has a story behind it. "Ah yes, that hand painted ceramic prayer bowl was given to me by a monk on the side of the road whilst trekking through Tibet." I'm booking tickets now – after all, Nicaragua is the new black.
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