Enchanting Hotel Designs
(Via El Palauet, Barcelona)
Sometimes it’s fun to take a virtual trip around the world by seeking out beautifully designed hotels in faraway places. Although hospitality design is totally different from residential design, we’re always inspired by the many ways hotels embody and enhance the history and design traditions of their locations while also making guests feel completely at home. Above, Barcelona’s incredible El Palauet Hotel, where two of the great design movements of the 20th century (modernism and art nouveau) meet in one beautifully outfitted space.
(Via Travel + Style)
Next stop: London. The W Hotel Leicester Square not only has one of the best locations in the city, it also boasts a stellar minimalist design in the guest rooms. We really love how the bright yellow lighting contrasts with the dark paneled walls. Can’t you just see James Bond posting up here for a night?
(Via The Library)
The Library, a 5-star boutique hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, is full of glamorous design. The bright red flooring in this room is gorgeous and unexpected, especially when contrasted with the simple dark wood furnishings. Bonus: The Library is also an eco-friendly hotel, minimally impacting the surrounding environment.
The Saguaro in Palm Springs is another hotel that makes a big statement with bold colors. Bright yellow, royal purple and lime green all work harmoniously (somehow) in this Southwest-inspired room. Though it’s a little over the top for the home, the playfulness of this room just screams: Relax, you’re on vacation!
(Via Limité Magazine)
On the opposite side of the globe, on Saint Tropez, Hotel Sezz brings some laid-back California-inspired elegance to an island more famed for hosting the uber-rich and their fleet of yachts. Though the guests at Hotel Sezz are only a 6-minute walk from the waterfront, this wood-paneled room feels like a private oasis. Let’s just say there’s a reason room service was invented.
The Line Hotel is the newest lodging in LA’s hip Koreatown neighborhood. Housed in a circa-1964 building, the hotel’s design incorporates a lot of industrial elements such as wood, concrete and metal for a look that’s raw but still chic and functional for travelers. Coolest element? The walls aren’t really exposed concrete---they’re wallpaper custom printed to look like concrete.
It wouldn’t be a vacation without some refreshments, so for our last stop we’re parking ourselves at the Anitca Bar in the Sheraton Tribeca, New York City. Time to enjoy some happy hour drinks and antipasto served on the beautiful Caesarstone countertops.
Have you ever happened across an amazing hotel design in your travels? Tell us about it in the comments!