the stars who’ve called a luxury hotel home

Marilyn Monroe outside Bungalow 7 at the Beverly Hill Hotel - 'The Beverly Hills Hotel: The First 100 Years' by Robert Anderson
Marilyn Monroe outside Bungalow 7 at the Beverly Hill Hotel – ‘The Beverly Hills Hotel: The First 100 Years’ by Robert Anderson

While there may be some trepidation about what it will feel like to stay in a hotel – grand or otherwise – post-pandemic, there is also a palpable excitement that finally, for the first time, we can actually consider doing so. Because nothing beats a few nights in a really good one, where you feel welcomed, cared for, and cosseted, in an unapologetically no-strings-attached way.

This can’t have escaped Liz Hurley’s ex, Steve Bing, the enigmatic multi-millionaire real estate tycoon, film-maker and political donor who fell to his death from his 27th floor apartment in Century City, Los Angeles earlier this week. Famously commitment-shy, Bing checked into the Hotel Bel-Air for a night in the early 1990s and stayed for nine years.

Grace Kelly had already paved

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This 193-square-foot prefab ‘cocoon’ tiny home with a 180-degree window was inspired by luxury hotels and can be put together in 2 days

Louetta R. Clark

Kevin Dolmaire

  • French company Lumicene revealed its prefab tiny cabin in the woods.

  • Lumipod is a minimal luxury structure available in three sizes, with a glass window exterior.

  • The first Lumipod was installed in the French Alps, with plans to ship to the US and Australia in the works. 

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Lumicene, a French company known for its reversible, circular window design, has revealed its new Lumipod in the French Alps.

The Lumipod is a minimalist cabin-like structure designed as a “cocoon of simplicity” for people to escape the city for a weekend. The first one was installed in the French Alps for a client, giving 180 degree forest views while blending into the scenery. The tiny hotel has a minimal environmental impact, sitting on screw piles and able to be removed “without a trace.”

Lumicene’s designs extend beyong the Lumipod, too. They

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