Category Archives: Hotels & Spas

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…

Carehotel Middelpunt by Architectuuratelier Derien12

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 9:58 am | Hotels & Spas

The Middelpunt Carehotel located in Middelkerke, Belgium is a project designed in 2013 by the practice of Architectuuratelier Derien12 along the coastline at a distance of only 400 meters from the shoreline, providing a pilot project for a holiday care residence created specifically for persons with disabilities or in need of extra care so that they can also enjoy a great vacation. The project tries to take the visitors’ minds off the daily concerns and replace them with a pleasant…

Ecco Hotel and Conference Center by Dissing + Weitling

By : lau | 16 Sep 2014 2:07 pm | Hotels & Spas

Ecco is a renowned shoemaking firm with stores throughout the world and an impressive attention to details, and they contacted the architectural practice of Dissing + Weitling in 2011 to create a center for their employees which would also act as a conference space for external guests. The project is located in Tonder, Denmark and it contains showrooms, multipurpose rooms and a hotel with 50 rooms all designed with a focus on sustainability and on the fundamental values of the…

Ulrichshof Hotel by NOA Studio

By : lau | 2 Sep 2014 6:39 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Ulrichshof Hotel in the Bavarian Forest of Germany was designed by the NOA Studio with a major extension to ensure a suitable accommodation standard for the parents and their children, making it one of the best family hotels in Europe due to its aesthetic inspired from the old Bavarian fairytales. The hotel offers amenities such as a spa with herb and salt steam baths, infrared cabins, fireplaces and even waterbeds all placed into an impressive otherworldly setting. The children…

Emperor Qianmen Hotel by asap

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 10:35 am | Hotels & Spas

The Emperor Qianmen Hotel located in Dongcheng, Beijing, China was designed in 2013 by the asap architectural practice on a site which was formerly occupied by a public bath, so the interior still evokes the spirit of the original place. The designers described their work as follows: ”The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories.” This is portrayed in each space, beginning with the…

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