Edition three in our style series of travel magazines is titled: Blueprint Beauts. Bound in a soft cover with 130 pages, this new edition is your design compilation, a celebration of those hoteliers that are not afraid to explore the past and reinvent for the future. Who bravely distil design dialogues into a reconsidered style, spliced with modernity, engineered by nature and created with love.

A fallen tree, a volcanic outcrop and the inheritance of an aged house were just some of the touchpoints that put these hotel outposts on the serious design map; our Blueprint Beauts. The magazine from The Aficionados, tells the stories of how these Blueprint Beauts transfigured from reams of architectural plans to the structures they are today.

From the lone mountaintop retreats, lakeside charmers and clifftop style dens, all our Blueprint Beauts have a strong accent of architecture and design. Found in the wilds of Poland, the glamour of Italian lakes, perched in the Alps, clinging to volcanic rocks and camouflaged in woodland, this edit shows a style genre that anchors to the past yet leaps to the future with bold new designs.

Read about the narrative of design in our clutch of architeriors.

editors PICK

The Aficionados - Design Hotel in the wilderness, Juvet Hotel, Norway
Alstad, Norway

Juvet Landscape Hotel

An unfussy architectural gem that floats above a bed of the greenest and most delicate fauna like a scene from the latest Hobbit epic, this is total immersion in nature from your spectacular viewing pods – here, less is definitely more.

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Hotel Milla Montis | Maranza, South Tyrol, Italy | The Aficionados
Maranza/Meransen, discover SOUTH TYROL

Hotel Milla Montis

Rising up like delicate meringue-whipped peaks, mirroring the Dolomites panorama that surrounds it, the architecture and design of Hotel Milla Montis create an impact.

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Modern design hotel & spa, Forsthofgut in Leogang Austria - spa relaxation zones in wood
Leogang, Austria


A lair of nature wrapped by the mountains and forests with perhaps one of the best nature-inspired spas in Austria, all overlooking the Leogang Rockies. This design hotel hugs smooth modern interiors that brush up to loveliness of the Alps, complete with its own lake.

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Galery69 Design Hotel overlooks the Wulpinskie Lakes of Warmia & Masuria, placid lakes of Poland, creative retreats, chill time on the water
Masuria, Poland

Hotel Galery69

A crafted narrative of art, design and nature that sits lakeside wrapped in a dense forest cloak of the Polish Lake Districts of Warmia and Masuria. A decidedly laid-back designer escape, Galery69 is a working creative hub for artisans, a nature-loving nest for adventurists and a bolthole for urbanites seeking lush downtime on Lake Wulpinskie.

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