With it’s unusual shape the Iglesia El Rosario in San Salvador, El Salvador, looks more like an aircraft hangar than a place of worship. In fact, if it weren’t for the wrought iron gates and the signage, you wouldn’t realise it’s a church at all.
The duchess was not in. She hardly ever is these days as she only returns to her former estate rather seldomly. And since she sold it, Duchess Rosa D’Ferrari’s 50 acre beachfront property has become Esencia, a secluded and exclusive hideaway, a place of its own.
We have all heard about pop-ups by now, how could we have not. Ten years since this trend first appeared it has virtually taken over every industry, whether it’s pop-up retail shops or entire malls, pop-up restaurants, art galleries, bars or night clubs. So why not a pop-up hotel? That must have been the question Claus Sendlinger, CEO of Berlin based hotel affiliation Design Hotels™ was asking himself one morning in 2010 while swimming in Tulum Bay in Mexico.