This season indulge yourself with a holiday and escape from the shopping chaos with Design Hotels "Winter Specials". Designhotels.com is my favourite website for contemporary boutique hotel destinations. I have been fortunate enough to stay at many of them and look forward to visiting more. Dip your feet in the warm sea and bake on the sand at the heavenly Casa de la Flora in Thailand. Snuggle up with some red wine and a fire on the slopes of the Hotel Kitzhof in Austria. Or head to Amsterdam for a city break of trouble in the sleek designs of the Conservatorium Hotel.