Hotel Lighting can provide unique rooms and add a touch of luxury and modern look to your hotel interior design. They form a crucial aspect of creating an inviting atmosphere but when decorating your hotel interior design your must remember that different spaces need different hotel lighting fixtures.
We think that there is nothing better for your ideas than looking to some of the best luxury hotels where you can check some modern interior design projects inspiration.
Here you can get inspired to give any kind of mood according to the area that you are decorating.
This hotel living area of Kerry Hotel design by Studio N2 with this giant rounded chandelier gives this room an incredible elegance. With round modern chandelier, you can get a cozy ambiance.
This huge bubble hotel lighting that is present in Intercontinental Shangai creates an awesome effect and give an idea of water which is a creative idea.
It’s a restaurant in the Turim Palace Hotel and the suspension lighting makes the most of this amazing dining area.
Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris strikes a balance between a neutral color palette and opulent finishes like an oversized crystal chandelier which is completely breathtaking and it’s for sure one of our favorites modern interior design projects.
In Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Towers you can not notice the presence of this stunning chandelier in one of the best luxury hotels. It represents Bandung’s blue skies and clouds. If you want to give to your area a touch of the country where your hotel is located you can do it through paintings or, of course, the hotel lighting.
In the Mira Hong Kong Hotel, this crystal chandelier wants to tell to their client multi-stories. The presence of this amazing hotel lightingwill revolutionize any part of your interior hotel decoration. The best luxury hotels usually put this big pieces in areas like lobbies and restaurants.
Lifestyle Hotels: Oustanding Pestana CR7 Hotels – Cristiano Ronaldo and Pestana Hotel Group opened the first CR7 hotel on July in Funchal, Madeira Island. The opening marks the ‘kick off’ of the partnership between Dionísio Pestana and Cristiano Ronaldo – who both hail from Madeira. Legendary Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has invested more than $40 million into a range of hotels in Madeira, Lisbon, Madrid and New York called CR7 after his successful underwear, footwear and fragrance companies.
The joint venture, which is co-owned by both Ronaldo and Pestana Hotels, will be managed by The Pestana Hotel Group and will be located in four spectacular destinations; Lisbon (in the Historic Downtown), Madrid (on the Gran Vía) Madeira Funchal (fronting the Cruise Harbor) and New York (steps from Times Square).
Inspired by Ronaldo’s CR7 brand, the boutique hotel in Madeira combines Art Deco with contemporary style and is designed with the modern day millennial traveller in mind, allowing them to stay connected to the world throughout their stay. High-speed Wi-Fi will be available in all indoor and outdoor spaces and each room will include Apple TV as well as Bluetooth audio and HDMI connections.
Pestana CR7 Funchal will feature just 49 keys with 25 CR type rooms, 23 CR superior rooms and one CR7 Suite. In addition to all the facilities of the CR rooms, the CR7 Suite will include a Playstation 4, Virtual Reality Glasses and games, and even equipment for cardio workouts complete with a self-developed workout plan.
For complete relaxation, guests can unwind at the rooftop pool and deck offering fantastic views over the marina and hillside that characterise the city of Funchal. For a more lively experience, the lounge will offer a menu of vibrant cocktails and the restaurant will include an open-oven concept for a unique dining experience.
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Best hotels around the world – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti– The 77-room Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti opened in December 2012 and is particularly well-suited for first-time safari travelers, extended families and groups.
It includes 12 suites with plunge pools, 5 free-standing villas with private swimming pools, a spa with six treatment pavilions, three restaurants, a Kijana Klub for kids and teens and meeting facilities. Two active watering holes on the property allow for magnificent animal viewing at peak times of day and every room has an elevated open-air sundeck providing direct views over the Serengeti. The Lodge is the first of three Four Seasons’ projects to open in Tanzania, with the future development of a luxury tented safari camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar to follow.
Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is acclaimed for the best safari game drives and abundant year-round wildlife. The famous annual migration features more than two million wildebeests and 250,000 zebras. The Serengeti is also a great place for viewing “the Big Five” must-see animals for every African safari: lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinoceroses – with the big cats and elephants in particular abundance.
Yes, the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge is the epitome of luxury. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t right in the middle of the kind of action you want to experience when you visit one of the world’s premier game reserves.
The property: The 77 guest rooms, suites, and villas feature contemporary African décor along with mosquito netting-draped four-poster beds, air conditioning, and high-speed Internet access. Many of the rooms contain a private, open-air sun deck and a plunge pool overlooking the plains and a watering hole that receives frequent visits from elephants, zebra, giraffe, and lions.
To give some indication of the level of luxury offered here, this is the property where the Tanzanian president, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, stays when he is on vacation.
First impressions by Jo Piazza: I should have locked the door. Everyone working at the lodge had told me to keep the door locked. I didn’t listen to them. So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when I woke to find a medium-sized baboon sitting on my dresser, watching me sleep, and eating the sugar from my coffee tray.
I threw up my arms in fright. He did the same. Two thoughts went through my mind. Would he attack me? And then, I should be taking a video — this could go viral.
My new friend invited his buddies to the party, and as the train of monkeys marched through the door as though they owned the place, I made a command decision. Knowing little about what makes baboons tick, I used an old trick a camp counselor once taught me about what to do if you encounter a bear in the woods. I stood on the bed and made myself as large as possible and emitted a noise — half-roar, half-bellow — that showed I was not going to be held hostage by a gang of monkeys in my luxury hotel room. They looked at me with rightful skepticism. One of them picked up a bag of artisanal, small-batch coffee that I had bought near Mount Kilimanjaro, tucked it under his arm, and sauntered back into the Serengeti.
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Thailand– Thailand is popular because of its vibrant culture, delicious food and stunning islands, a perfect paradise for people that like nature and adventure. Discovering this country is an amazing experience and today I will share with you the top resorts hotels in Thailand.
This beautiful hotel is well known for receiving celebrities, fashionistas and designers, the concept of the interior design, the healthy all day dinner, the wonderful Thai Restaurant Nahm and the wine-dark depths of the Met bar are the main reasons of all the attraction.
This luxury resort is unique because of the modern interior design with high bamboo-clad walls with an incredible river view. All guests can relax in the amazing spa, swimming-pool and enjoy a fine dining restaurant.
This amazing resort is located between Phang Nga Ba and Phuket Island and has all the right to be included in the top 10 resort hotels in Thailand just because of its beauty and activities offered from kayak through the limestone caves or dive the Similan Islands to golf courses and trekking. It was also a choice of vacations from the famous Kardashians family.
This luxury boutique hotel is popular because of the full Moon parties at the beach with the perfect view of the Gulf of Thailand. The modern hotel room interior design is a must featuring king size beds and a direct door to the beach. Guests can participate in activities like yoga and spa sessions.
The stunning resort has one of the best resort hotel design with a beautiful view over Phang Nga Bay´s Island. The décor resembles a tree house built in local reak, topped with a palm-leaf roof, a perfect place for relax.
With a modern architecture this hotel is great for people that are looking for party, having two dazzling beach clubs, and to complement the long nights dancing, guests can recover in the stunning spa.
Incredible hotel lobbies around the world – The lobby is the first thing that you see when you visit a hotel, is the first impression that you have. If you are wondering what should your hotel lobby look like, get inspired with our selection of great lobby décor ideas. Today we´ll share with you incredible hotel lobbies from around the world.
For more ideas you can also take a look at our new video featuring the most beautiful hotels and hotel lobbies!
Planned to be open in 2016, the Zaha Hadid-designed Me Dubai hotel is set to be one of the UAE’s most distinctive properties. Newly released renderings show its centerpiece will be a vast, sinuous lobby. In advance of the hotel’s completion, we look at other hotels around the world with incredible, imposing lobbies.
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Muscat, Oman, welcomes guests with a reception area that is palatial and ornate. Rising 39 metres to the centre of a grand dome – which is three metres longer than the Taj Mahal dome – its centrepiece is a 5.5 tonne crystal chandelier.
Hidden in the hills that surround Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, Veranda is designed to allow guests a relaxing, rejuvenating escape. The experience begins when visitors check in at the property’s open-air reception, before passing a tranquil pool to access their rooms.
The lobby of the Four Seasons George V in Paris lacks the scale of many other luxury hotels’, but it draws admirers from around the world. They come to see the bountiful and continually refreshed floral displays that decorate the space – the hotel spends approximately £1 million per year on flowers, and the lobby is a showcase for this investment.
Admittedly the lobby of the ITC Grand Chola hotel in Chennai would look less impressive without a procession of elegant, sari-clad staff members lined in greeting, but it is an imposing space nonetheless. Gleaming marble abounds in the lobby, and the hotel as a whole features one million square feet of hand-carved marble.
The Norman Foster-designed Me London offers one of the most immersive, interesting check-in experiences you’re likely to have anywhere. The reception area is contained within a pyramid-like space that is capped by a glass roof. Each night different graphics are projected onto the walls.
Guests at The Royal Livingstone in Zambia have an unconventional start to their stay at the hotel. Rather than checking in as normal, they’re taken to the property by water taxi and check in at the hotel’s jetty where they’re treated to hand massages and a fruit cocktail.
In Kowloon in Hong Kong, Hotel Icon houses Asia’s largest indoor vertical garden within its lobby. French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc designed the feature, which measures 18 metres in height and covers 230 square meters. Consisting of numerous native plants, the vertical garden functions as a welcome natural sight within the congested city center.
The lobby at Barceló La Bobadilla looks especially bright and airy on fresh, sunny days – luckily they’re plentiful in Granada where the hotel is located. Although the lobby’s design may seem unusual to tourists, it is actually inspired by the Palatial architecture of Granada and nearby Cordoba, when they were under the Nazrid Dynasty in the 14th century.
The Burj Al Arab is the distinctive sail-shaped hotel off the coast of Dubai. Those staying in the property begin their lavish experience at the property upon entering the soaring atrium that houses its lobby and check-in area.
Top 10 Business Hotels in New York City – Not every hotel is equipped to handle the needs of 21st-century business travelers. Fast and reliable in-room wireless Internet connection is only a baseline requirement these days. To make our list of the best New York City business hotels, a property needed to offer a comfortable and well-equipped business center, a professional staff used to handling business-oriented requests, and a quiet location convenient to the Wall Street or the midtown business district.
Step through a gleaming entryway into a soaring Midtown East luxury hotel lobby steeped in grand tradition, highlighted with art deco lamps and a backlit onyx ceiling. At Four Seasons Seasons Hotel New York in Midtown Manhattan, there’s something for everyone, from a 24-hour gym and a world-class spa to an exciting menu of attractions for kids.
Inside New York’s tallest five-star luxury hotel are 368 ultra-spacious Manhattan hotel rooms and luxury suites off Park Avenue. Many feature dazzling Central Park views, while others present the city’s iconic skyline. A few of the Midtown East hotel rooms and suites even offer both. Whether you stay in a Deluxe Room or opt for a Presidential Suite, you’ll enjoy the delightful touches they all share, such as handcrafted furniture, a full marble bathroom and bedside controls that open your drapes at a touch of a button to reveal the dynamic, world-class city spread out before you.
Among the townhouses of the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan, on a quiet, tree-lined street, stands the Hotel Plaza Athenee is another example among business hotels. The hotel is just a stroll away from Central Park, Madison Avenue shops, and Midtown. This charming hotel offers 114 guest rooms and 28 suites, some with balconies and glass-enclosed terraces. All suites and select rooms feature iPod docking stations, DVD players, and 42′ plasma TVs. As noted by top travel publications, the hotel is well known for providing excellent service.
Having first opened its doors in 1931 in a prestigious Central Park South hotel address, the JW Marriott Essex House New York (formerly the Jumeirah Essex House) continues to deliver exceptional experiences for its guests. This New York luxury hotel welcomes you with Art Deco inspired guestrooms and suites – many affording views of Central Park – that offer distinctive amenities and the latest in technology. The inspiring location is in the cultural heart of New York City. The Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle, the Theater District and world-class shopping along 5th Avenue are all within a few minutes stroll.
Part of the National Trust, this luxury New York hotel is a work of art where guests may admire ornate gilded doors, rich wood paneling and a Beaux Arts Grand Salon that has hosted numerous dignitaries. Enjoy fine dining at South Gate, a cocktail from the Tavern, or a relaxing afternoon at the Spa. For an effortless visit to the Big Apple where every need is anticipated, let the JW Marriott Essex House welcome you home.
Located in one of the most revered sections of Manhattan, the Loews Regency Hotel is situated on a tree-lined avenue and neighbors upscale boutiques, antique shops and museums. A recent multi-million dollar renovation has turned this hotel into a closely guarded secret getaway with some armchairs and sofas by BRABBU.
The luxurious fabrics that grace the contemporary accommodations are enhanced with gold and wood accents. Sheets of the 200-thread variety and premier mattresses ensure that you will sleep deeply even if the city doesn’t. The polish and flair of the hotel isn’t purely cosmetic. An impeccably attentive staff ensures that The Regency lives up to its refined Park Avenue address. Distinctive services range from individually designed workouts with personal trainers to the simple, welcoming gesture of a doorman that remembers and refers to you by name throughout your visit.
Contemporary in design, yet with stylish oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York redefines luxury as New York City’s most striking and sophisticated hotel. The 251 room property includes 48 luxurious suites and is situated at the union of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Mandarin Oriental, New York’s floor-to-ceiling windows captivate guests with commanding views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Each guestroom features state-of-the-art technology; from a highly personalized home theater experience providing surround-sound stereo including CD and DVD options, digitally delivered high-definition video on large flat panel LCD televisions, laptop connections to the in-room LCD television, high speed internet access and more. To further enhance the guest experience, the hotel offers Asiate- an exciting, trend-setting restaurant presenting an artistic and modern approach to French and Japanese cuisine; extensive meeting and catering facilities, as well as The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York- a 14,500 square foot spa with a fitness center and 75-foot naturally-lit lap pool.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park offers all the elegance and charm of a private home in the heart of New York City. This award-winning luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan features 259 lavishly-appointed guestrooms, including 47 suites, and The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge experience for guests seeking a heightened level of luxury and privacy. In addition to superlative service and intimate surroundings, The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge serves five delectable culinary offerings throughout the day.
Discover The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park suites and guestrooms that feature the ambiance of a private home. In addition to exceptional Central Park hotel suites and guestrooms, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park features The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge for guests seeking a heightened level of luxury and privacy.
A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society, entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue, it is a true New York landmark — a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a sanctuary of refined taste. Guests feel truly ensconced in an elegant private residential atmosphere, which includes a discreet and polished staff as well as world-class dining and entertainment. Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Carlyle offers sweeping views of Central Park and easy access to the encircling Upper East Side galleries and boutiques, as well as the nearby “Museum Mile.” Each of the Carlyle’s 180 rooms and suites have been individually decorated and appointed with the finest fabrics, rugs, boudoir chairs and Frette linens. The walls are adorned with original Audubon prints, architectural renderings by Piranesi and English country scenes by Kips. Some accommodations feature private terraces, grand pianos and spectacular views of the city’s skyline. Suites, priced by size, space and exposure, offer separate sitting rooms with powder room.
The New York Palace Hotel is known for spectacular views, attention to detail, and impeccable service. With Manhattan’s most captivating courtyard, a majestic lobby, and the historic Villard Mansion, The Palace is New York’s premier location for distinguished business and social events.
The hotel boasts 813 guest rooms and 86 suites, including the prominent Towers accommodations, showcasing exceptional views of the city skyline, elegant furnishings and enhanced features. In addition to full concierge services and a lengthy list of in-room amenities, The Palace is proud to offer on-site dining at GILT, Istana and the Madison Room; a fitness center and spa; and a convenient location that positions us as the ideal choice among Midtown luxury hotels for business or leisure guests.
The Peninsula New York is ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the heart of New York City’s most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood, in Mid-town Manhattan. A 23-story, 1905 landmark building, many of the hotel’s original Beaux Arts architectural features, designed by Hiss and Weekes, have been retained throughout The Peninsula New York. The result is one of modern accents on old-world elegance. The Peninsula New York features 185 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and 54 suites, recently refurbished and decorated in a classic, contemporary style. Specifically designed for the needs of the executive traveler, all of the hotel rooms incorporate state-of-the-art technology, with an electronic system that allows guests to control their environment with the touch of a fingertip.
The Pierre, the iconic U.S. flagship of Taj Hotels on New York’s Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park is re-open following an impressive $100 million renovation debuting new guestroom and bath interiors.
Even in a city where exclusive luxuries are the norm, there is one hotel that is far more rare and special than the rest. Possessing a fabled Central Park location in Midtown Manhattan and legendary history, The Pierre continues to set the standard for elegance and unrivalled hospitality.
The latest in modern conveniences include interactive flat panel televisions in bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms, the Bose Home Theatre system with iPod docking stations, high speed wired and wireless Internet access, executive desks with built-in data and power outlets, and electronic safes with power outlets that accommodate laptops.
All guestrooms and suites have been transformed to feature a warm, inviting residential-style décor with a feeling of quiet luxury. High ceilings and abundant natural light evoke a gracious, airy experience that enhances the new interiors. Color palettes, comprised of soft neutrals in pale ivory and taupe with tones or corals or blues, are contrasted with rich woods, tufted leather headboards and matching benches. Richly textured silk and brocade fabrics in elegant neutrals with tasteful accents of color adorn upholstery, pillows, draperies and bed throws. Hand-carved carpets ensure comfort and superb acoustical sound control.
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Interior Design: The Nolitan Hotel – The Nolitan Hotel is the first luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan to open in this authentic New York City neighborhood.
If you have not yet stopped by The Nolitan Hotel, you should definitely check it out: it features 55 New York City hotel rooms in Manhattan NY. Their accommodations are sophisticated in design yet comfortable so that you feel at home. When you stay there, you’ll live life like a Nolitan.
Whether you’re on business and need easy access to the NYC Financial District and Midtown Manhattan, or on holiday to explore the numerous galleries, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife of Nolita, SoHo, Little Italy, and New York City’s historic Lower East Side – stay in Nolitan. Settle in and revel in the charm and character that define the Manhattan streets of Nolita neighborhood.
Top 5 hotels in London – London has held on to its reputation as one of Europe’s hippest capitals with new landmarks and trendy hotels, restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. The hotel scene is ever expanding with recent openings including boutique hotels and stylish B&B accommodation in the pretty neighbourhoods of Notting Hill and Chelsea as well as more centrally in Bloomsbury and Mayfair. Steeped in history and architecture, with prominent sights at every turn, from Big Ben to the London Eye, the National Gallery to the Tate Modern, London is a timeless city offering a fascinating mix of old and new. Find out more about the top 5 hotels in London and plan your travel!
There are 5 star luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair: an icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms, including 12 of the capital’s most memorable hotel suites, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino.
The spirit of surrounding Mayfair is captured beautifully, especially in our destination May Fair Bar, breathtaking Crystal Room and opulent Danziger Suite, which between them have played host to some of London’s most extravagant society events.
Located at 1 Park Lane between the famous shopping districts of Knightsbridge and Mayfair, the renamed InterContinental London Park Lane overlooks two Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace. The hotel has recently completed a 76 million refurbishment to reinvigorate one of London’s finest hotels and to position it as a global flagship for InterContinental. The hotel now boasts elegant new guest rooms and spectacular suites, including the split level loft style London Suite and a stunning Club InterContinental lounge.
There are also two exciting new restaurants, Theo Randall at The InterContinental featuring Theo Randall, the former head chef of Michelin star River Cafe and the Cookbook Cafe, where our chef’s showcase their passion for cooking in an informal setting. Spa InterContinental is a chic urban spa that is run in partnership with Elemis. The warm contemporary event space has a magnificent ballroom for up to 750 guests and 12 meeting rooms all with wonderful views of The Royal Parks. With a passionate team and an ‘in the know’ service culture; they ensure that their guests enjoy a truly authentic experience.
The Langham, London has been delighting guests with enchanting encounters since she opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. Now she has completed an exciting 80 million pound transformation, exuding a graceful and timeless elegance, blending a sense of the past with the style of today. Perfectly located in the heart of the West End, theatreland and London’s luxury shopping including Bond Street are on her door step.
Choose from newly designed Grand rooms in a modern classic style with lavish furnishings and fabrics, or a traditionally styled Classic room. Both offer extensive facilities that include a minibar, air conditioning, broadband Internet and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The Langham Club rooms offer an exclusive and peaceful oasis of just 47 rooms and suites. Club guests have access to The Langham Club lounges which serves complimentary all day light meals and refreshments, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, guests can also enjoy an extended check-out time until 3:00 p.m.
The dazzling new Palm Court is where the tradition of afternoon tea was born 140 years ago and it continues on today as the place to see and be seen. Celebrity designer David Collins and his team have converted bar and restaurant to an oasis of style. The Landau offers a Contemporary European menu using the best British ingredients with a few surprising twists. Special features include an atmospheric vaulted wine corridor, where the restaurant’s extensive world-class wine collection is displayed.
Artesian, the chic and deeply glamorous cocktail bar combines exotic Orientalism with the romance of new nostalgia and contemporary touches. With over 70 varieties, Artesian specializes in rum as well as offering a fantastic list of cocktails, spirits and champagnes.
Chuan Spa offers a luxury haven in the heart of the London, with a philosophy steeped in the values of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where guests transcend into ultimate relaxation through an individually planned holistic journey with therapies designed to re-balance and revitalize the body and soul.
The Berkeley is a stylish oasis in fashionable Knightsbridge, with 214 rooms and suites, each with a contemporary feel. All are fitted with an assortment of creature comforts and in-room entertainment systems featuring digital quality films and music.
The hotel offers two of London’s finest dining experiences, Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley and Koffmann’s, celebrating Pierre Koffmann’s long-awaited return to London’s gastronomic scene. The Blue Bar is one of London’s hottest nightspots. The Caramel Room, dispenses London’s most stylish afternoon tea, Pret-à-Portea, featuring cakes and pastries echoing the very latest fashion trends. The Berkeley Health Club and Spa offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and health and beauty treatments.
The Draycott Hotel is a hotel with pedigree, and that pedigree is nowhere more apparent than in its 35 beautifully appointed and individually decorated rooms. Steeped in Edwardian splendour; with high ceilings and fireplaces; each room is theatrically themed and adorned with Victorian antiques. Each room contains something of its theatrical namesake – be it Sheridan, Coward, Grenfell, or Ashcroft – such as prints, posters, photographs and a miniature biography of the impressario in question. And each room comes with ensuite bathroom containing a well-proportioned bath and a power shower.
Rooms and suites at the back of the property benefit from glorious views over the private garden square below – particularly beautiful when the cherry trees are in blossom. And, at the end of the day there is the indulgence of sleeping between finest Sea Island cotton in a luxuriously large bed, especially made to Draycott Hotel’s own specification and designed for perfect rest.
Whether you are staying in a single room or a deluxe suite, all rooms feature the modern amenities you’d expect, such as air conditioning, satellite television and CD music system. Where better than The Draycott Hotel to combine the grandeur of the past with the luxuries and convenience of today?
Interior Design Trends for 2016– Although the new 2016 is approaching rapidly the designer’s trends and specific stylistic of this year are so distinctive and with such richness of expressions, that no matter how many articles about the trends we research and publish there always will be something more to be said. And keep in mind – a lot of this style flows will transfuse into the next year’s trends.
*Written by: Miguel Costa
Amongst the many inspired changes inside and outside the houses that come this season some are very distinctive – first the strong vital, even playful colors make a huge come back, second the emphasis on environment and nature in unusual spaces – like the bathroom or kitchens – comes in addition to the strong presence of gardens and parks. But the innovations go far beyond. In the richness of the accessories, in the functionality and minimalistic of space arrangement and none the less in the nobility and glamor of the materials used – just a few hints – copper, brass and marble. But let’s take deeper and more detailed look into this trends development.
Colors and Materials
The color palette for this year is filled with shades of pink, red “meat” and peach. The designers do not hesitate to bet on colors that mark the new trends. The famous ‘pink mouth’ of makeup, without the gloss, invades the decor – the advantage of such colors is the possibility of being used in any room of the house in multiple combinations.
Accessories and objects will be marked and singled out by shades of green oil, navy, and deep blue – they convey calm and coolness into the premises. Like for example in the color composition project of Guilherme Torres Architects. The deep moody colors like black and purple (as we have mentioned in previous articles) are very cleverly combined with the shining surfaces of copper and brass defiles.
In this line of thought, a strong trend for 2016 is the visibility of materials such as brass, copper, wood and marble compounds in the design projects. The multiple usages of the glamorous copper and brass, their plasticity, and friendly characteristic make a rich field for art exploitation.
The decor projects for this year are filled with natural materials – for example as coatings cork and marble are coming back strongly, wood, stone, and raw concrete are also here with their timeless presence. Check out this beautiful “river and stream” inspired furniture of designer Enzo Berti. This exploration of what nature has to offer and its entwining in the house construct is a strong trend visible also in the wide usage of plant life and garden elements into the interior decor – a tendency we will examine further on.
The Arrangement of Space and Functionalism of Accessories
Another major change in the look of the houses is the presence of functional decorative objects. Soon there will be no room for useless items. It will become increasingly important to acquire objects that can be processed according to the time and space of the person’s life.
The minimalistic and clever usage and arrangement of spaces is also extremely important for the today dynamic lifestyle: The kitchen, for example, can be completely hidden to open additional space for entertainment or to pop-out present when needed. Nowadays we are moving towards a minimalistic model, whose quiet aesthetic allows us to escape the rush of the city. Playing with optical illusion in environments such as kitchen and bathroom, using wallpapers or green walls – everything is allowed to gain space and add charm.
The Taiwanese architects from Ganna Design Studio, for example, are great in functionalizing space and cleverly hiding the unnecessary.
The big change, however, is in the home environment that has gained an air of spa: the bathroom. It tends to turn into a relaxation area. Will be common to have benches and seats inside the bathrooms because – if you think about it – a lot of people see the bathroom as an intimate and functional setting – the truth is that we listen to music, read and relax in it.
So way not to turn it into a beautiful and welcoming garden? Ukrainian designer Olga Akulova has some very good hits in this sphere.
The abundance of lush vegetation is definitely a trend but not only in bathrooms – in the focus of designers is the increased introduction of green plants and environmentally-friendly residences altogether. Urban gardens in the areas outside of the buildings and even inside of the living premises are strong presence lately. This is happening because in the focus of architects and designers is the welfare of the residents and the healthiest and most naturally suited house arrangement. Bring nature closer to the residents is not only beautiful, calming and enriching the spiritual life of the inhabitants experience but is also a practical solution to some problems.
Helping the natural house ventilation, humid control, and fresh air provides the natural plant life, green walls or simply lush pots decoration can bee also a lot of fun. Cultivating a vegetable garden, for example, is not only a great source of herbs, spices, and food ingredients but also a great learning experience for adults and children alike. And of course, the aesthetic and artistic value of a well-arranged garden is well known to humanity from the dawn of age. Some great examples of this entwining between architecture, design and gardening can be found in the works of O’Neill Rose Architects or Singapore design studio Park + Associates.
So in conclusion we may say that all these changes and trends in the interior design bring us closer to one more sophisticated, warmer and well-balanced place to inhabit where the colors (Gold and Pink, Orchid and Marsala) are playful, easygoing and artistic. Where the materials are noble and natural, the space arrangement and details are functional and minimalistic and of course the strong presence of plant life and green innovations bring our home closer to Nature in artistic and thoughtful way.
The iconic London hotel will transform into an Ode to Amsterdam, with Dutch film screenings, food and cocktail menu and an immersive design takeover
Ahead of the hotly anticipated opening of W Amsterdam (the city’s newest hotspot from global design powerhouse W Hotels Worldwide) W London – Leicester Square will ‘go Dutch’ with a themed takeover to celebrate the launch in style. Guests of the hotel will be transported to the heart of the Netherlands for a two-week long period with immersive design, a remixed Dutch menu, Dutch-inspired cocktails, film screenings and a number of Dutch bikes up for grabs.
From 9th to 23rd October, the public areas of W London will be restyled into an ‘Ode to Amsterdam’, offering guests a sneak peek into the city that plays host to the brand new state of the art W Hotel. Taking inspiration from Amsterdam’s iconic canals, buildings and cultural emblems such as tulips, Dutch bikes and windmills, the two-week takeover will feature screenings of cult Dutch films in the luxury 39-seater screening room, including Control by Anton Corbijn (showing on 13th October) The Vanishing by George Sluizer (showing on 16th October) and Black Book by Paul Verhoeven (showing on 18th October).
W London’s resident mixologist, will be serving up a cocktail menu, featuring Dutch liqueurs and flavours, including the Dutch Courage Cocktail, a collaboration with Sloane’s Gin (available on 13th October), as well as a reimagined Dutch platter, with dishes including Gouda Kaassouffle (deep fried gouda parcels), Short Rib Bitterballen (a popular dutch snack) and Patatje Oorlog (also known as ‘war fries’).
In addition to the above, visitors will also be in for a chance to win a brand new and personalised Bobbin ‘Dutch’ style bike in a two-week competition. Displayed throughout the W Lounge and in the lobby, there will be colorful bikes available for 10 lucky winners. To be in with a chance, visit W London and check the hotel’s social channels.
With photo moments galore, guests will be immersed in the world of Amsterdam as W London’s modern interior takes playful inspiration from the city’s dynamic and energetic cultural scene. Features will include a refashioned ‘IWamsterdam’ sign in the lobby, iconic canal-side scenes and Amsterdam buildings filling the W Lounge walls, a DJ booth on a Dutch bike at the hotel’s night hotspot Wyld, along with dutch sounds from Deep House Amsterdam (October 9th and 10th). Partygoers who present a Dutch passport will also get the first drink gratis.
As an echo to W Amsterdam’s location, opening in a former Telephone Exchange building, you will find a modern telephone installation in the W Lounge. Plug and play with the brightly coloured phones and listen to tips from the W Insider in Amsterdam, hearing about the coolest, most underground happenings in the City.
W AWAY Spa will offer a limited edition AmsterTAN, created by renowned spray tan artist James Harknett; a subtle tanning treatment that will give guests the perfect glow as the winter nights draw in.
Opening on 9th October, W Amsterdam will mark W Hotels’ debut in the Netherlands, and is set to transform the Dutch hotel scene with its cutting edge design and signature ‘Whatever/Whenever’ service. Housed across two iconic properties – the ‘Exchange’, the former Telephone Exchange building, and the ‘Bank’, originally the KAS Bank – W Amsterdam will mix the individual personalities of both buildings, bringing the historical structures back to their original state whilst incorporating contemporary and luxurious features.
W Amsterdam is the city’s most buzzed-about arrival with a rooftop bar offering 360̊ views of the city; two restaurants – The Duchess and Mr Porter – an AWAY Spa; FIT a state of the art fitness centre; and X Bank, an immersive creative incubator concept space that connects local design, fashion and music talents.