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Experience Warmth and Welcome with Every Stay

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February 11th 2024

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Hello Dreamer, At Dreamers Welcome, we pride ourselves on creating spaces where every guest feels truly welcome. Our properties are designed with inclusivity at their core, offering a sanctuary for LGBTQIA guests and diverse travelers from all walks of life.

Paws & Relax: Discover Pet-Friendly Paradise

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February 3rd 2024

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Hello Dreamer, At Dreamers Welcome, we believe your best friend deserves a vacation too! That's why we're dedicated to providing pet-friendly stays that cater to both you and your furry friend. Get ready to embark on a journey filled with wagging tails and endless smiles.

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER: 16 Best Puerto Rico Airbnbs, From San Juan to El Yunque

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January 28th 2024

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Nature-focused rainforest refuge Bed & bath: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths Top amenities: Private hiking trail, heated saltwater pool Rainforest or beach? Why not both? Enjoy the tropical flora and fauna of the world-renowned El Yunque rainforest—and avoid the crowds—via your own private hiking trail that extends from the property of this brutalist retreat. After a trek, take an alfresco shower or dip into the heated saltwater pool while taking in the sumptuous mountain and beach views. If the beach tempts, the sands and snack kiosks of Luquillo are just a 20-minute drive down the mountain. With three bedrooms, an expansive deck, a gazebo, and more, this space aims to amaze.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Dreamy Escape at Dreamers Welcome

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January 22nd 2024

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Hello Dreamer, This Valentine’s Day, let love bloom in the most enchanting settings at Dreamers Welcome. We're here to make your celebration of love extraordinary with our romantic activities and idyllic escapes designed especially for couples.

Your Dream Vacation is Closer Than You Think

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January 13th 2024

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Hello Dreamer, Embark on a journey of discovery with Dreamers Welcome, where every visit is more than a stay – it's an experience.

DEZEEN: Puerto Rico guesthouse by Dreamers Welcome features retro-modern interiors

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January 9th 2024

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Four vacation rental apartments within a green-painted building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are each designed with a slightly different take on "minimalism meets retro-chic". Verde contains four minimalist apartments: two studios and two one-bedroom apartments, all a 10-minute walk to Ocean Park Beach. The units were designed and are operated by LGBTQIA-owned hospitality group Dreamers Welcome, which manages over 60 rentable rooms across hotels, multi-unit properties and single-family dwellings in Puerto Rico and North Carolina.

Reflecting on an Unforgettable 2023

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December 30th 2023

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As the year draws to a close, we invite you to join us on a reflective journey through 2023, celebrating our growth, community moments, and a sneak peek into the excitement of 2024.

12 Days, 12 Gifts: Unwrap a New Surprise Every Day

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December 12th 2023

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As the festive season unfolds, we're excited to bring you a special celebration. From December 13th to 24th, join us on Instagram for '12 Days of Dreamers Welcome'. Each day, we're unveiling a unique gift, specially curated for your stay with us in 2024.

Winter Blues? Puerto Rico's Vibrant Charm is Calling

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December 10th 2023

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Hello Dreamer! Are you ready to trade snowflakes for sand grains? It's time for a Winter Escape to Sunny Puerto Rico!

You Missed the Sale

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November 28th 2023

Categories: News, Promotions

Just kidding, we just didn't want you to actually miss out! We know that life can get busy, and sometimes even the best deals can slip through the cracks. So, here's our friendly fe not too late!

Your Mystery Gift is Here! Open to Claim

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November 24th 2023

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Your exclusive BLACK FRIDAY gift. Today, we're excited to unveil a special gift, exclusively for you. A $200 HOLIDAY CREDIT to elevate your Dreamers Welcome experience!

Your Dream Holiday Gift at 10% OFF

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November 19th 2023

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Dear Dreamer, As the festive season twinkles on the horizon, it's time to think about the perfect gifts for your loved ones. At Dreamers Welcome, we believe the most memorable presents are not just wrapped in paper, but in experiences and dreams.

IN MAGAZINE: Welcome To San Juan

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November 13th 2023

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LGBTQ+-owned and operated Dreamers Welcome works stylish, sustainable design and thoughtful amenities into cool holiday hideaways. We can barely see the hotel entrance for all the tropical foliage, but I spy an attendant with “Dream Team” in big letters on her T-shirt, so I know we’re in the right place. Walking into the courtyards of the Dreamcatcher by DW in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is like entering a secret garden – greenery and filament lights everywhere, a couple of fountains bubbling away, stained glass, wrought-iron chairs angled around a glass table, a Buddha shrine. A few cool people are just chilling, which automatically makes me cool by association.

Your Next Adventure is Just a Click Away

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November 12th 2023

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At Dreamers Welcome, we're more than just a place to stay; we're your gateway to unforgettable experiences. Whether you're soaking up the vibrant culture of Puerto Rico or exploring the natural wonders of North Carolina, our curated experiences are designed to create lasting memories.

TRAZEE TRAVEL: 10 Budget-Friendly, High-Design Airbnbs In San Juan, Puerto Rico

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November 9th 2023

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Planning a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, but aren’t really keen on staying in a hotel? Go for the more immersive and unique stay at one of these 10 Airbnbs under DREAMERS WELCOME, a boutique hospitality group with curated, professionally managed Superhost properties. Each property comes with that extra little something sure to make your time in the Caribbean city memorable. Even more? All San Juan rental guests have access to amenities at Dreamcatcher by DW, an award-winning vegetarian boutique hotel.

A Tropical Escape Awaits at APT by DW

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October 28th 2023

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Casual sophistication meets beachside bliss. At APT by DW, choose from a variety of charming rentals, from cool studios to industrial lofts, all just three blocks from the beautiful sands of Puerto Rico's colorful Santurce.

Fall Into Savings: 15% Off Your Dream Getaway!

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October 21st 2023

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The leaves are falling, and so are our prices! Save 15% on all bookings made now through December 15, 2023.

REVISTA ALTERNATIVA: Así son los lugares más originales para alojarse en Puerto Rico

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October 16th 2023

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Si la vibrante y artística cultura de Puerto Rico fuera un hotel, sería Mood Haus. Un ecléctico hotel boutique inspirado en los años 70, situado en el corazón del Distrito de Comida y Arte de San Juan, un paraíso de decoración retro, bolas de espejo centelleantes y ritmos de discoteca, oculto en el centro de Puerto Rico.

Discover a hidden Warhol room at the NEW Verde by DW

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October 11th 2023

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Meet San Juan's new VERDE by DW featuring four eclectically curated loft studiosand one-bedroom apartments each with its own showstopping design details. Discover a fun photo-ready feature; a clandestine door leading to a secret room inspired by Andy Warhol's Factory that's accessible from only two undisclosed units. Could your unit be the one with access to this secret Warhol Factory room? You'll have to see for yourself...

Welcome to Paz: New Airy Lofts in San Juan

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October 4th 2023

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Introducing PAZ by DW, three airy studio lofts in San Juan transporting you to an urban oasis just steps from the beach. Think floor-to-ceiling windows, vedrant terraces with oversized soaking tubs, vintage accents, and statement wall hangings adding glamour and an artsy edge.

We Couldn’t Have Done it Without You

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September 20th 2023

Categories: News, Promotions

From our dedicated team to our amazing guests who return again and again, you make Dreamcatcher by DW what it is today… a welcoming safe haven of inquisitive travelers and like-minded soul seekers.

Win a Stay at Dreamcatcher by DW

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September 14th 2023

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As we reminisce over 10 years of unforgettable memories, we invite you to share your favorite moments with us, and stand a chance to create new memories with a luxurious 3-night stay!⁠

GREEN MATTERS: Sustainable Travel in Puerto Rico - Our Favorite Places to Stay, Eat and Explore

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September 13th 2023

Categories: Press, News

Immerse yourself in the local community and cultural experiences in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Following Hurricane Maria's devastation and COVID-19, the Caribbean island is making a bigger push toward responsible and sustainable tourism to help the economy and small businesses flourish.

Turning 10: Dreamcatcher Hits a Milestone

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September 13th 2023

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It’s been a decade of Dreamcatcher by DW, and we’d love to share our story! We've evolved over the years from a modest boho guesthouse to a trailblazing boutique hotel that nurtures inclusivity, diversity, and the dreamer in all of us.

The gift card you wanted!

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September 11th 2023

Categories: News, Promotions

Level up your gifting game with the new Dreamers Welcome Gift Cards. Not only share the magic of travel and make a “wow” impression, but your good karma gets you a special gift, too.

PURSUITIST: 4 Reasons to Visit Eco-Friendly Puerto Rico

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September 5th 2023

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Going eco-friendly doesn’t mean you have to give up the luxuries of a resort-like experience. From lavish hotels nestled in nature to chic treehouses, Puerto Rico offers various accommodations to fit your style.

HOTELS ABOVE PAR: The Best Boutique Hotels in North Carolina

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July 10th 2023

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We’ve all been asked to pick between the mountains and the beach. It’s an age-old question that is not only frustrating, but makes picking your next travel destination a lot harder than it needs to be. Well, we’ve got you covered. From hiking trails to waterfalls, North Carolina doesn’t make you choose – it has it all. Now we can help you with the easier part and give you a curated selection of boutique hotels that will make you want to keep coming back.

HOTEL BUSINESS: DW offers inclusivity and authenticity

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May 24th 2023

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Dreamers Welcome was founded by German-born real estate entrepreneur Stephan Watts and Puerto Rican-born artist/partner Roy Delgado, a film/photography set and hospitality interior designer. Their mission was to create a hospitality product that provided highly curated environments that evoke luxury sensibility through unexpected yet elevated art and design, while also providing thoughtful amenities and services for modern travelers’ needs.

TRIPADVISOR: BEST OF THE BEST

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April 1st 2023

Categories: Awards, News

DREAMCATCHER by DW Recognized Among Best in the Caribbean, Thanks to Outstanding Traveler Reviews and Ratings.

HOTELS ABOVE PAR: The Coolest Affordable Boutique Hotels in Puerto Rico

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March 14th 2023

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Beyond San Juan’s sprawling beachfront properties lie intimately designed boutique properties throughout this U.S. territory. From a Vieques farm that showcases finer living to a cute inn a block from the beach in San Juan, here are six hotels and inns providing an authentic glimpse into local culture. For beach bathers and culture seekers, Puerto Rico’s the ideal destination. In this “Affordable and Adorable” article below, we selected the best boutique hotels in Puerto Rico with starting nightly rates of $250 per night. Read on below.

LONELY PLANET: 8 great weekend getaways for couples in the USA

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February 9th 2023

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Looking to escape the everyday grind with a picture-perfect getaway for two? Look no further. From mountains to beaches, big cities to small towns, sprawling national parks to epic West Coast drives, these eight destinations all over the USA will help you escape from it all. And maybe kindle a little romance, as well.

TRAVEL + LEISURE: 25 Best Weekend Getaways in the South

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January 28th 2023

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Dawson’s Creek and other TV and film productions may have put Wilmington on the map, but there’s so much more to this lively riverfront city than Hollywood ties. Stroll the Riverwalk to the skylit Old Wilmington City Market and the rambling Cotton Exchange, a shopping and dining complex spread over several historic buildings. Get Airlie Gardens tickets in advance to see 100,000 azalea trees and a live oak dating back to the 1500s. Wrightsville Beach is 10 minutes away by car, and many other powdery island options are just a bit further. We recommend staying at Dreamers Welcome, a darling design-forward boutique hotel and vacation home.

BRIT + CO: The Best Places To Visit In 2023

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January 11th 2023

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We’re here to help you plan the most unforgettable visits, whether you need to explore on a budget or need advice on traveling solo. Hopefully these destinations will encourage you to look past the planning and focus on just living your best life! If you’re itching to see something new, here are a few of the best (and coolest!) places to visit in 2023. What are you waiting for? The world is out there waiting for you.

THE TRAVEL: More Bang For Your Buck: Book These 10 Budget-Friendly Hotels In Puerto Rico

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December 26th 2022

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Travelers wishing to leave the snow and cold behind should consider visiting warm and beautiful Puerto Rico. This US territory features 10 must-visit islands, as well as the popular capital of San Juan. Aside from the weather, the stunning flora and fauna are another reason to visit Puerto Rico. The US’s only tropical rainforest can be found in Puerto Rico, and the sandy beaches are the perfect spot to unwind.

DRIFT: San Juan City Guide

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December 5th 2022

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If Puerto Rico’s vibrant and artistic culture was a hotel, it would be Mood Haus. An eclectic, 70s, inspired, boutique hotel, situated in the heart of San Juan’s Food and Art District. Mood Haus is a wonderland of retro-inspired decor, glittering mirror balls and disco beats, hidden within the centre of Puerto Rico.

INSIDER: 10 of the best hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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August 30th 2022

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Located a block away from the ocean and enmeshed in lush greenery, the DREAMCATCHER by DW is a tranquil oasis in the middle of a busy city. They have yoga on the beach or under the stars, and select rooms have outdoor showers.

AXIOS: Definitive guide to a weekend visiting Wilmington

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August 19th 2022

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With a buzzing food scene and beautiful beaches just two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is worthy of a roadtrip. Here's where to stay and what to eat, drink and do once you're there.

ELUXE: 12 of the best Vegan hotels from around the world

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July 31st 2022

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If you had asked me about fully vegan hotels only a few years back, I wouldn’t have even imagined they existed. Hotels with vegan items on the menu, sure. But fully vegan? In terms of decor, services and meals? Ha! But since veganism is on the rise, more and more fully vegan hotels are opening around the world.

LLM: 5 Top Luxury Hotels And Resorts In Puerto Rico To Book Right Now

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June 26th 2022

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With glistening turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and streets teeming with vibrant music and art, the island of Puerto Rico is renowned for being the characterful hidden-gem of the Caribbean. From the colourful streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, to the lush greenery in El Yunque Rainforest, Discover Puerto Rico rounds up five of the best hotels the island has to offer.

VEG NEWS: 7 Best Hotels for Vegans in America

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May 24th 2022

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This art-filled, cozy oasis in the historic Wilmington downtown area functions as a B&B that goes above and beyond for vegans and their dogs. All of the furnishings and bedding are vegan, as are the hand soaps (black charcoal made in Puerto Rico) and toiletries (vegan Castile soap products). When you arrive, you’ll receive a map with staff recommendations for vegan-friendly establishments in the neighborhood, and every morning, guests enjoy a complimentary vegan breakfast with dishes such as quinoa porridge and cherry pistachio scones.

CBS NEWS: Great new hotels to book in 2022

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February 17th 2022

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Puerto Rico might be the most exotic place to travel without a passport. Budget travelers should check out one of the island's newest digs, The Mood Haus, a 70's inspired house with different moods in the heart of San Juan's Food & Art District.

LONELY PLANET: A guide to San Juan’s best LGBTIQ+ spots to stay, eat and party

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January 28th 2022

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As Puerto Rico’s only vegetarian, gay-owned and -operated hotel, a stay at this impeccable boutique property is an immersion into health, wellness and diversity. Created by partners Stephan Watts and Roy Delgado, it's a sublime respite in the heart of Ocean Park, just minutes from the beach.

CULTURED: A Self-Made Spirit and a Hefty Dose of Creativity Have Made San Juan a Must-See Art Destination

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January 25th 2022

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Despite the local challenges, culture in San Juan has thrived thanks to the boundless talent and the fiercely independent spirit of local artists, curators and cultural workers. Over the years, the neighborhood of Santurce—a 10-minute ride from Old San Juan—has developed into an arts district boasting galleries, alternative art spaces, artist studios, museums and endless murals.

INSIDER: 16 stunning hotel bathrooms that are the best part of the room

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July 27th 2021

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You can tell a lot about a hotel room by its bathroom. It's one of the true giveaways of a luxury hotel as it will likely showcase pampering perks like large walk-in rainfall showers, deep soaking tubs, aromatherapy products, and a design that can easily upstage the rest of the room. In other words, indulgent high-end offerings that go far beyond good water pressure.

INSIDER: 15 of the best hotels you can book in Puerto Rico for a stunning island escape

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June 17th 2021

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This bohemian chic charmer is like a little slice of Tulum in San Juan. The rooms are homey and comfortable, decorated with assorted art and antiques, but nothing too precious to make guests worry about jostling them. Think midcentury modern chairs next to Buddha statues with handmade wall hangings and a gentle whiff of incense in the air.

AD: The 7 Most Satisfying Renovation IG Accounts to Follow Right Now

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March 27th 2021

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Beyond the retro-cool rooms graced with Grace Jones images and other icons of the era, this dynamic duo have completed two of the four motel room remodels, with another two nearing completion any day. And with another property undergoing renovations, tune in to check out their funky decor transformations.

DOMINO: 6 Budget-Friendly Decor Tricks Hiding in a Playful New Hotel

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September 20th 2019

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When Stephan Watts first landed in Wilmington, North Carolina, it was peppered with traditional bed-and-breakfasts in stately Victorian homes. Many were a little stuffy and hadn’t been renovated since the 1990s. Still, he fell in love with the historic coastal town and went house shopping on a whim. That’s when he stumbled upon what is now DREAMERS by DW, a whimsical, light-filled boutique hotel.

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