Archive for July, 2011
Expect a stay filled with colour in this latest offering from Pantone, the colour company. Against a largely white canvas the unique Pantone colours pack a highly colourful punch
Architecture: Olivier Hannaert
Interior designer: Michel Penneman
Interior designer Olivier Hannaert and architect Michel Penneman (both Belgian) have completed a hotel in the centre of Brussels for colour company Pantone. A daring addition to the ever-expanding Pantone Universe – an expanding line of colourful products – the hotel has seven floors, each decorated with a different, rainbow-bright colour palette. For hotel owners Avi and Ilan Haim, it’s an imaginative addition to one of the city’s more glamorous districts, popular for shopping as well as being one of the city’s key business areas. (continue reading…)
Ancient meets high contemporary in Jerusalem, where the new-build Mamilla hotel sits alongside historic buildings – and has created its own ‘Jerusalem aesthetic’
Architect: Moshe Safdie
Interior designer: Piero Lissoni
The Mamilla Hotel is billed as ‘the first luxury lifestyle hotel’ in Jerusalem and coming hot on the heels of several other visionary new schemes in the city, including the Ron Araddesigned Museum in Holon, owner Alrov Luxury Hotels Holding can certainly be credited with a good sense of timing.
With Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie at the helm they set out to create ‘one of the most important and visually arresting buildings in the world’ and noted Jerusalem law which, in protecting and respecting the city’s precious architectural beauty, dictates that all new construction uses Jerusalem Stone (a local limestone with a distinctive, light hue). (continue reading…)
Surf’s up for Ian Schrager’s latest hotel offering, this time Teaming up with Marriott international to create an interpretation of what many think of as Waikiki: an Island Paradise
Creative Director: Ian schrager
Interior Designer: Yabu Pushelberg
Landscape Designer: Deborah Nevins
The new Edition hospitality brand is a joint venture by Marriott International and entrepreneur-turned-hotelier Ian Schrager, and by the look of this, the first hotel of several planned, they make the perfect bedfellows.
Location wise The Waikiki Edition couldn’t fail. The hotel occupies a glorious spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean and with white walls and whitewashed floors throughout, it gives out an appropriately beach-fresh vibe. (continue reading…)
The luxury hotel experience from the turn of the 20th century has been brought bang up to date in the reworking and redesign of this classic alpine destination
Architect: Herbert Gnägi
Interior Designer: Federica Palacios
The first luxury hotel to open in the chic resort of Gstaad has just celebrated its 100th anniversary with a multimillion euro renovation.
The Grand Hotel Park, which was opened in 1910 to accommodate tourists who were making their way into the region with the newly opened railway, quickly established itself as a destination for society’s elite, boasting such rare amenities as central heating, electricity, a lift and round-theclock guest services. (continue reading…)
With the business traveller in mind, the interiors of this new Hong Kong hotel are simple and efficient while fulfilling the brief of being ‘something different’ and adding a bit of the vibrancy of the city. ‘we wanted a touch of Hong Kong without it being too Suzie Wong’ say the designers…
Interior Designer: Cl3 Architects
Island East, one of Hong Kong’s most talked-about business addresses, is the home of another ground-breaking hotel from Swire Hotels Group.
East is described by Swire Hotels as a ‘lifestyle business hotel’ that ‘sets a dynamic benchmark for travelling executives,’ largely thanks to an ‘intelligent and efficient’ interior design scheme by Hong Kong-based design team CL3 Architects. (continue reading…)