30 Sep '14, 1pm

These are the best tiny hotels around the world

When Stephen di Renza, a former fashion director for the Neiman Marcus group, decided to turn his holiday home into a three-suite B&B - an experiment to test his hospitality skills - he quickly realised that small is magical. 'I think guests relate to all the personal details,' he says. Among the eye-popping 18th-century mosaics, zellige tiling, hand-carved plaster and painted wood are irreverent additions such as a sunken Japanese table and fish pond in the courtyard. Elsewhere, di Renza has mixed in vintage finds and prototypes of his own design: revamped barbers' chairs, stools carved from tree trunks and soft, woven leather blankets. He recently opened a monochromatic restaurant space too, where visiting high-profile chefs can showcase their craft. Guests, who tend to be similar souls from the worlds of design, architecture and visual arts, come together in the evening...

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