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ESO Hotel by Auer + Weber + Assoziierte

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 6:36 pm | Hotels & Spas

The European Southern Observatory Hotel was designed by the architectural practice of Auer + Weber + Assoziierte in the Atacama Desert of Chile after winning an international competition in 1998. The ESO operates a Very Large Telescope, one of the largest in the world and is located in extreme climate conditions so the scientists needed appropriate lodging to relax between working shifts. The designers created a literal oasis in the middle of the desert with landscaped courtyards, a swimming pool,…

Adelphi Hotel by Fady Hachem

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 11:18 am | Hotels & Spas

The Adelphi Hotel located in Melbourne, Australia was recently redesigned by the architectural practice of Fady Hachem with a dazzling interior that is both bold and original. The hotel was repurchased in 2013 and this is when Fady Hachem were commissioned to refurbish it with an aesthetic that would make an impact while also ensuring the overall functionality of the project. The designers began from the idea of creating the first dessert themed hotel in the world and this led…

Hotel Golden Holiday in Nha Trang by Tranhiveta-Architects

By : lau | 6 Oct 2014 11:14 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Grand Holiday Hotel was designed by the practice of Tranhiveta-Architects and it is located in the most crowded area of Nha Trang, Vietnam featuring an aesthetic that wants to be a model for tropical hospitality, with a combination of seaside weather and botanical environment. The floors have the typical commercial proportions, with a layout of 8.5×22 meters and openings only on the front and back side. The additional sunlight and passive ventilation come from a central void introduced into…

Hotel Bellevue Cikat by Rusan Arhitektura

By : lau | 4 Oct 2014 8:51 am | Hotels & Spas

The Jadranka Group invested 50 million dollars in Hotel Bellevue which is the first five star hotel on the Losinj Island in Cikat, Croatia and it was designed by the practice of Rusan Arhitektura with the rooms designed by the ARTA-Projektiranje studio and the lighting by Dean Skira. The hotel is on one of the most elegant bays of the island which was first inaugurated in 1966 and it is in the centennial Clkat Park Forest. There are 185 rooms…

Hotel Lamée by BEHF Architekten

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 8:23 am | Hotels & Spas

Hotel Lamee is located in a building from 1934-35 located on Rotenturmstrasse 15 in the center of Vienna, Austria and it was designed in 2012 by the practice of BEHF Architekten as a cultural testimony of the epoch. The interior evokes the luxury of the 1930s and there are 22 rooms with ten additional suites that provide the visitors with a view toward the St. Stephan’s Cathedral. The comfort and elegance of the hotel is combined with attention to details…

Bill & Coo by K-Studio

By : lau | 25 Sep 2014 8:37 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Bill & Coo Boutique Hotel was designed by the K-Studio from Athens to bring the bedroom suites up to date with a stunning interior located on the island of Mykonos in Greece. The hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotel group and made a reputation due to the exquisite restaurant. The project needed to redesign some of its 35 bedroom suites and they wanted a setting that would take its inspiration from the traditional building techniques of…

Presidential Suite in the Grand Tarabya Hotel by Tozun Interior Design

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 6:21 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

The practice of Tozun Interior Design won the Virgin Atlantic award for the Best Hotel Interior in Turkey for 2013 with their project of the Presidential Suite in the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul. The project offers a view toward the sea and the large windows make this a part of the interior design, so the rest of the interior acts as a frame which instead of trying to attract attention just provides a serene and cozy ambiance. The predominant…

Canal House

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 6:51 pm | Hotels & Spas

Canal House is a hotel located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and it consists of 23 rooms located into merchants’ houses built in the 17th century. The design brings the interiors into the present with a glamorous and contemporary aesthetic which is inspired by the Dutch art and history, following the dark palette of the famous paintings and the silks and velvets available to the traders from the old days. The original features which could be restored…

Portrait Firenze by Michele Bonan

By : lau | 22 Sep 2014 8:34 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Portrait Firenze Hotel is a part of the Lungarno Collection and it is located along the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, featuring a design created by the architect Michele Bonan who also created some of the other hotels in the collection. The luxury hotel wants to evoke a historic experience with a lavish style and bespoke pieces so that the overall aesthetic would be timeless and highly elegant to remind of the former aristocracy. The suites and public areas…

Hotel in the Douro Vineyards by Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 11:21 am | Hotels & Spas

The practice of Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos transformed the beautiful Casa da Calcada, which is one of the most impressive homes in the region with an aesthetic inspired from the 16th century scholar architecture, into hotel rooms. The Casa is located in the vineyard village of Provezende in the Douro region of Portugal and it has a symmetric displacement that defines the street with the aid of a chapel and small square. The property used to host several…

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