Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica Benavides Canepa

Travel, Food and Culture Journalist

American journalist and content strategist focusing on luxe travel, fashion, food, beauty, health + eco culture. Lifestyle expert for Spain, Sweden, France and Portugal

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Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery (Lyon, France) - Jetsetter

La Vie en Rouge. The Art Deco lobby of this former 19th-century petit palace is dominated by vibrant shades of red. Arched doorways, magnificently painted mural ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, plush velvet chairs, stained glass windows and an authentic 1930s gilded cage elevator create a sense of decadent grandeur. Add impeccable service and an elegant bar to the mix, and it's as if you’ve just stepped into a bygone era.

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Internacional Design Hotel

Quirky design hotel with colorful artworks and a whimsical bar on one of Lisbon's prettiest squares Dating back to 1910, the Internacional Design Hotel underwent a head-to-toe revamp in 2009, transforming the property into a sleek 55-room retreat on one of Lisbon's prettiest squares. The carefully conceptualized guestrooms follow four...

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Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

An eco-friendly retreat that fuses Old World charm with contemporary design in the heart of Lisbon From the outside, the 89-room Inspira Santa Marta is demure and traditional (think wrought iron balconies and black awnings). Inside it’s rather funky, especially in the lobby lounge, with its hot pink sofas, mod...