A 19th-century historic building, facing on Garibaldi Square in the city centre, has been restored and transformed in a four-star hotel for a prominent Italian hotel chain. The original building, a seven-storey tuff-stone structure, very long and narrow, has suggested the design of a vertical hall crossed by staircases and lifts dangling in space. The structure hosts 90 rooms, a small convention centre and restaurant with a roof garden overlooking Vesuvius.
The guestrooms are designed to bring the sense of entering a palace. There is no complex classical decoration, but the designers bring out similar effects with modern ways of decoration... >
The graffiti in the corridor, the bright colour palette, the simple furnishings and the exquisite lighting are combined together to create the modern guestrooms. Meanwhile, texts are also adopted here. From some of these written accounts they chose an excerpt, then a phrase linked to a particular place or landscape, and then, finally, the letters that make up a word to create a graphic device that characterises the hotel’s settings and accompanies the contemporary traveller.
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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
The Vine Hotel was created on the concept as its proper name implies. Each floor with the different colours symbolises the four Seasons.
In the guestrooms, glass is the main material, together with other decorative materials, creating a stylish visual experience for guests. The tawny glass partition brings us a "flowing" space. The lighting design here is also marvelous. The lamps hid in the ceiling cast inviting light, reflecting on the glossy surfaces of the furniture. The whole room looks like a giant piece of artwork, giving off mysterious luster. The pure white bed in the centre of the guestroom is highlighted.
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1. The tawny glass partition brings a special visual experience
Autoban was commissioned to design the latest home away from home in town. Here you can see Autoban’s usual modern contrasts, such as unplastered ceilings with bold patterns.
Following the concept of "less is more", the designers created simple and clear guestrooms. The white beddings and the black lamps on the bedside produce a sharp contrast. Luggage cabinets are hid in the corners, while TV sets are hung on the wall across the bed or stand like billboards in the corners. In the double room, a settee is laid along the wall opposite to the bed, with a perfectly suitable scale for the room. The only decoration in the guestroom is the simple hand-painted patterns on the ceiling.
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Cape Town, South Africa
The 25 guestrooms give their visitors the contrast of peaceful luxury brought up to the present day with a soothing, textured minimalism and high-tech appointments. The building might have all the character of maturity and experience, but the hotel that inhabits it boasts an undeniably youthful energy that sparkles exuberantly throughout its spacious chambers and broad corridors.
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Side Hotel is located downtown in the city centre, close to shopping areas, the Alster lake, the opera house and local sights.
Special attention is given to materials and light. The headboard is one piece, functioning as bedside tables, lights, wardrobe, minibar and safe. Right down to the telephone and the tooth brush holders, every piece of furniture and decorative element has been selected or developed as part of the concept. All rooms with their soft light and light colours should give you the perfect space for relaxation, enabling you to get up relaxed when you have to leave the Side.
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With a stunning architectural building designed to gently fold into the local environment, Shima Kanko hotel resides in one of Japan’s most beautiful national parks.
As you enter into the 100-square-metre guest suites you are greeted by stunning bamboo floor where one is to remove their shoes. From the foyer the view looks directly out over the bathroom to large ceiling-to-floor windows that boast views of the sparkling bay. Each room has a unique view of the water. All the rooms are compartmentalised and have huge sliding doors to close-off spaces for privacy. Each of the suites has custom-made artworks reflecting the environment and providing a unique sense of place.
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Fruitful collaboration of three Italian Architects who declared through the realisation of this project their purpose of defin the hotel’s "new" contemporary tridimensionality, immagined like a resounding oasis for the relaxation of the metropolitan nomadic traveller.
Essentiality, rigour, dynamism, fizz and extraordinary are the messages that this hotel can transfer to the attention of the guests, involving them in an unique and meaningful spatial relationship. Forthright surfaces and charming volumes, interchange with penetrating chromatic lightnings that characterise the visual perimeter, underlined the intent to express contemporary times, beauty and renewed sense of content... >
Enjoying the panoramic view of the beautiful golf course, the design takes a subtle yet sophisticated way driven by a "home away from home" concept. Instead of making the design stand out, the designer intended to let is disappear: be it the Premier Room, Deluxe Room and Presidential Suite, everything comes so naturally, so that the guests would feel comfortable and inviting once they enter the space.
In order to create a cosy and homey feeling, the design emphasises greatly on proportion between various compartments and furniture. By taking advantage of natural light which fills up the room, together with the soothing materials and all the delicate details, the designer succeeds in conjuring up a sense of balance, harmony and superiority.
Named after Budapest’s famed "Chain Bridge" spanning the Danube and situated near both it and the Buda Royal Castle, Lanchfd 19 has become a contemporary architectural landmark that attracts a new kind of cosmopolitan crowd.
Lanchfd 19 is a beacon of innovation while still paying homage to its historical settings – a perfect point of departure for discovering Budapest’s wonders. Various styles are created for different guestrooms, and correspondingly pieces of different style furniture are selected. In some guestrooms, there are especially – designed wall paintings... >