Wallpaper*, the world’s most influential design and style magazine, recently launched a shortlist of 39 top urban hotels around the world, chosen for their unique interiors and grand designs.
Best Urban Hotels award is designed to reward hotels which have a real soul, tell a story with a distinctive opinion, and deliver fresh experiences. And to select a worthy winner from their shortlist, the magazine has enlisted the help of an expert panel of design-obsessed judges hailing from all corners of the world.
Realising that the globalisation of hotel brands has meant, perhaps, a standardisation of comfort, style and fun, each new hotel promises an out-of-the-box, paradigm shifting experience or service but it actually adapts to to the fickle whims of the millennial guest, whose tastes and demands seem to morph faster than the turn-down service. Rather, Wallpaper values hotels that cultivates a sense of belonging and community without the starchy formality and fussy five-star frills, focusing on their vibes.
The vibrant boutique hotel Asmundo di Gisira has just been shortlisted as Best Urban Hotels 2018 together with 39 hotels around the globe and, impressively, it is the only italian one! A nomination to be proud of, in Italy and in Sicily.
Asmundo di Gisira is an art market and living boutique on the edge of the famous Pescheria street market of Catania, Sicily’s second largest city.
As Wallpaper mentions Asmundo di Gisira is a fantastically furnished Sicilian palazzo which hides the true beauty of Sicily within.
Converted from an 18th-century noble residence, Asmundo di Gisira takes Sicilian’s legends as inspiration for its decor, but updates them in contemporary design language.
Thanks to its truly unique hospitality concept, Asmundo di Gisira has officially been shortlisted for the Best Urban Hotels 2018 award by the internationally acclaimed Wallpaper magazine.
BEST URBAN HOTELS 2018 – SHORTLIST
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