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Wald und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe
Mercure Eastgate Hotel
The Liberty Hotel
The College Hotel
The Dolder Grand Hotel
Mondrian South Beach
W Hotel Hong Kong
The Vine Hotel
Fontana Park Hotel
The Hazelton Hotel
Hotel Valley Ho
“ Let the experience begin! ” -Frank Gehry
New York, USA
Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors Guestroom Design: Studio CMP
The newly re-thought and re-imagined
simultaneously sophisticated and complex with
include full-height mahogany niches that
Royalton is a dramatic reinvention that
influences drawn from modern Africa, mid-
introduce luxury and drama, and original slate
both moves the hotel’s spirit of intelligent
century Brazil, and contemporary Scandinavia.
bathrooms accented with hundreds of mirrored
contemporary design forward and remains
consistent with Royalton’s long-standing
Inside the lobby’s entrance, the legendary
history of resonance with stylish and culturally
Round Bar has been unpacked, unravelled,
aware visitors from around the globe.
and updated by New York restaurateur John McDonald as Bar 44, and is now an intimate
With Roman and Williams at the helm of
and inviting space for a quiet private drink.
re-imaging the Royalton’s historic lobby, bar,
Playing off of and contrasting with the deep
restaurant, and penthouses, a timeless design
richness of the lobby, Roman and Williams
that pays homage to the visionary heritage of
have created a light and airy space at the back
Royalton was created.
of the hotel, in which woven rope arches soar over teak banquettes detailed with cream-
Reflecting the vibrant energy surrounding the
coloured leather, tables detailed with Heath
hotel’s midtown Manhattan location, Roman
Ceramic place settings, and the sensibility is
and Williams have created a series of iconic
one of timelessly quiet luxury.
spaces that together form a fully integrated experience. From the floor-to-ceiling mahogany
Royalton’s history of trend-defining design
front doors that open into a crystalline
continues upstairs where guest room hallways
vestibule to the textured, handcrafted details
are carpeted in the hotel’s signature blue, and
of the lobby’s custom furnishings, the visual
illuminated by vibrant multi-tonal lighting.
and tactile combination of brass, steel, wood,
Three unique penthouse designs that continue
velvet, suede, and fur creates a sense of deeply
what the lobby started further Roman and
luxurious comfort coloured with a dash of
William’s interpretation of the hotel lobby as
thoughtfully ambitious design. Hand-blown
the ultimate living room, while the private
crystal pendants hang over custom-designed
guestrooms create wells of rest and relaxation.
seating while vintage objects detail the space with a touch of well-considered nostalgia.
Morgans Hotel Group also collaborated with
Defining it all is a monumental cast-bronze
architect and interior designer Charlotte
fireplace, inspired by the works of Louise
Macaux, who meticulously updated and re-
Nevelson and Paul Evans.
imagined the classic minimalist charm of the Royalton’s rooms and suites, while retaining
The goal was to design a space that
the same poppy boldness introduced by
transcends place and time, for Royalton to be
Philippe Starck. Accommodating the needs of
a crossroads for an international audience. It is
the twenty-first-century jetsetter, the rooms
2, 3 Lobby.
4 Lobby. 5 Bar.
6 Bar. 7, 8, 9 Restaurant.
10 Guestroom. 11 Guestroom. 12 Guest bathroom.
Wald und Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe Stuttgart, Germany
Niki Szilagyi Interior Architecture
1 Main hotel building. 2 Floorway.
The main focus on the concept was the idea of
area is floored with silver quartzite and lead seamlessly
a collection of natural fabrics in sunny colours create
leisure, the design is modern but not obtrusive, with
into the pool infinity – creating the unique impression
an atmosphere of luxurious relaxation. Large windows
furniture made mainly of walnut wood, combined
of a crystal clear mountain-pool ending smoothly in a
allow light to flood the room and enables guests to
with handpicked fabrics to achieve a sunny, spirited
special spillway made of stone. In contrast to the pool
lounge outside in the warm season.
ambiance. The wood, fabrics and natural stone
floor, the furniture is made of teak which together
combine harmoniously together.
with a great open chimney lends to a certain cosy
The colonnade connects the hotel and new spa. It
starts with directing guests through a corridor. A
Upon entering the lobby, the makassar wood reception
change of materials – from soft French carpet to
desk draws the eye, with its unique frieze in front by
In the steam bath and sauna, an imposing feature
French lime malm brick – together with the aromatic
painter Johannes Klinger. With ornamentation in gold,
serves as towel shelf and illuminated partition. A booth
garden combined with art lead to total relaxation. The
it reflects the flair of the landscape. The floor of the
comprising of steam bath, sauna, showers, and space
design of the colonnade itself creates a perfect space
French limestone helps give the room a harmonious
for relaxation can be found at the back of the area.
of individual art.
structure with its cognac coloured inlay oak work.
Directly off the sauna area, outdoor facilities, like kelo sauna and jacuzzi can be reached.
With 400 sq. m. of lobby space, the area is perfect for
Specially designed carpets cover rooms and corridors. Combined with the walnut parquet, it creates a warm
exhibitions of events. It is subtly separated into two
Relaxation rooms, designed with different themes are
and cosy atmosphere. Suites on the ground floor
areas, one in front of the restaurant with a small suite,
located down a generous set of illuminated stairs. In
are appointed a patio. The textile design inside the
and the second in front of the reception, comprising
the room of total relaxation, you sink into a world of
rooms go hand in hand with the green planting in
a mobile shop that can be moved to the nearby
crème-coloured cushions. The library has an open fire,
the garden; a harmonic dialogue between inside and
warm colours and specially made winged chair divan
beds. The third relaxation room is very light thanks The design of the restaurant ideally compliments the
to a fanlight. A water fountain and unique font stone
menu, with an open kitchen inspired by typical Italian
along with turquoise fabrics on the beds create an
kitchens. Sitting comfortably on red-brown leather
especially pleasant atmosphere.
benches and comfortable swivel chairs, guests can watch the cooks preparing meals, or choose to dine
Walnut parquet and furniture are used in the treatment
close to the open fire under lamps made of original
rooms. The amount of different materials used is
murano glass flutes in matching colours.
reduced to create a room of silence and relaxation. The men’s suites are designed with a more masculine feel
Close by the reception is the entrance to the spa. The
with wengè accents and the savino suite has a black
entrance itself is kept narrow to surprise the guest with
wet-table made of assoluto nero.
a gorgeous view of the spacious pool area. A luxurious
ambiance is created with individually designed lockers,
The onyx bar is the centrepiece of the bistro, with
generous showers, and a spacious mirror concept. The
a large scale wine fridge forming the backboard
swimming hall with gallery extends to the first floor
of the bar. The floor is solid oak combined with
and is flooded with daylight via the roof light. The pool
French limestone. The teak furniture surrounded by 2
3 Reception. 4 Pool area.
8 Pool. 9 Pool gallery.
10 Relaxing open fire room. 11 Public spa area. 12 Men’s suite.
5, 6, 7 Restaurant.
13, 14, 16 Presidential suite. 15 Junior suite.
Mercure Eastgate Hotel
1 Hotel exterior. 2 Lobby area. 3 Lounge detail.
Designers Blacksheep have completed the
made up of a series of knocked-through buildings and
All Mercure hotels are designed and furnished with
transformation of the entire ground floor of The
brought with it concomitant problems of level changes
the utmost respect for the local area and draw on the
Mercure Eastgate Hotel in Oxford for client Mercure
and disjointed interior architecture.
strengths and character of the individual property. This
Hotels. The project – which encompassed a new 90-
is reflected in the refurbishment. The new hotel bar,
cover restaurant (with private dining area), bar, lobby,
The idea for the new ground floor plan was to
for example, was inspired by Oxford’s great literary
lounge and toilet areas – necessitated a complete
rationalise the spaces so that the scheme flowed easily
history and alumni and particularly the element of
redesign of the ground floor footplate to optimise key
from one space to the next, with easy and effective
fantasy, taking inspiration from the works of Lewis
revenue-generating areas for the client and completely
change from day to night-time use. The brief was to
Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), CS Lewis (The Chronicles
refresh the hotel’s offer for guests.
enhance the customer journey and seek to increase
of Narnia), Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows)
the dwell time of both casual and hotel guest users, as
and JRR Tolkein (The Lord of the Rings) in particular,
Blacksheep also named and did all the branding and
well as looking to attract more discerning local guests
using drawings and illustrations from works by all four
graphics work for the new hotel restaurant The High
to use the restaurant and bar facilities more frequently.
the Oxford Colleges, as well as graphics work for the
The reception area of the hotel was reconfigured to
To create the new restaurant, as much structure as
new bar, which takes inspiration from Oxford’s literary
create improved focal points and circulation, removing
possible was taken out of the old bar to leave amore
alumni. The branding work encompassed all external
a through-door into the former restaurant space
coherent dining space. A left-over segment of space
and internal signage, menus, matchboxes, business
to create a more open, lobby feel. Blacksheep then
was used to create two brand new elements: a new
cards and other stationary and marketing collateral.
created a new lounge and lobby area from half of the
fine dining area and a dedicated wine store, getting
existing restaurant space, with the other half used as a
maximum usage out of the existing architecture. A
The existing Eastgate Hotel benefited from a strong
dedicated bar. The boundaries between these sections
major challenge was to cover the restaurant’s day-to-
location on the corner of Oxford High Street and
can move between day and night-time usage. The
night ‘moods’ and create a relaxing ambience at night.
Merton Street, but had only a small frontage with a
ease of the transition between the spaces is underlined
Lighting design in particular was the answer to this
typical student-type bar and restaurant and reception
through the use of timber flooring throughout, from
with low pendant lighting and the use of candles at
area behind, accessed by a side entrance. It had been
the reception right through to the bar.
Table, alluding to the grand dining hall traditions of
4 Reception desk. 5 View from loung to bar. 6 Framed pictures from “Alice in Wonderland”. 7 View from bar. 8 Plan of bar area. 9 Bar area.
10 Restaurant plan. 11 Dedicated restaurant bar. 12 The High Table Restaurant.
13, 15 Restaurant detail. 14 Private dining room.
13 The High Table.
17 Private dining room detail.
18 White central tables in restaurant.
Donovan House Studio Gaia, Inc.
Washington, DC, USA
1 Hotel exterior at night. 2 Roof top bar and pool. 3 View of bath tub in guestroom.
Thompson Hotels’ first project in Washington,
The low ceiling corridors are painted in
Cocoon shower. A modernized Studio GAIA
DC injects an element of sleek sophistication
a dark aborigine (purple) colour on both
interpretation of the traditional club chair is
into the U.S. capital offering a fashionable
sides of the wall, with doors and ceiling
seated at the end of the room and custom
option for travelers.
in white. Custom polished chrome room
round writing desk is on the other side of
signs celebrate hotel guest arrival. A series
the bed. The total look of the room can be
The overall design idea for the lobby is
of horizontally hung long mirrors are on
summarized by: surprising, unique, sexy,
to maintain the “masculine” feel of DC by
the opposite side of the wall. This dark
introducing simple, chic but stylish rectilinear
corridor creates a very sophisticated, sexy
lines, sexy strong colours (olive green,
yet voyeuristic feel and experience prior to
The idea for the Rooftop bar and pool is to
burgundy, beige) and clean, architectural
entering hotel rooms.
create a unique environment for the hotel
materials (glowing alabaster, limestone and
guest and locals of the DC areas. First,
dark teak wood) and a fireplace; recreating a
Our design approach to the Standard
resizing and reducing the existing pool to
very intimate, new and stylish environment.
Rooms is to break away from the traditional
a rectangular sized pool allows for more
By introducing various seating areas
bathroom and bedroom layout by connecting
lounging and seating space around. The
– platform seating with glowing Alabaster
the two rooms with a special “Cocoon spiral
overall exterior walls, floors and bar front are
panels in back of seats, square ottoman with
shower” unit. This design approach not
covered with exotic dark wood throughout.
custom teak wood surround, long banquette
only made the room seem larger, but also
A modern fireplace creates another layer of
seating along Restaurant entry and library
more sexy and intimate. The second most
warmth and intimacy for the night crowd.
bar seating areas with custom egg hanging
important element in the room is the custom
Loose seating furniture and drink rail are
chairs, and our GAIA interpretation of the
chocolate leather wrap canopy bed that is
found along pool/balcony side, while cosy
“club chair” offers hotel guests different
located horizontally across from the “Cocoon
built in oversized beds/banquette line the
intimate seating opportunities – “to be seen
shower” creating a dynamic horizontal axis
and not to be seen”.
from the vertical axis of the entry door and
4, 5 Hotel lobby.
6 Roof top bar and pool at night. 7 View of living room in Presidential suite.
8 View of canopy bed in guestroom. 9 Living room in Thompson suite. 10 Cocoon shower.
The Liberty Hotel Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
1 Entrance. 2 View of new hotel tower adjacent to jail building.
Through restoration, reuse, and reinvention, the
in The Liberty Hotel. These include the hotel’s lobby,
Arriving guests ascend one level to the floor of the
abandoned Charles Street Jail was transformed
restaurant, lounge, and conference areas. The former
central rotunda. It is lit by huge circular windows and
by developer Carpenter & Company and architect
Jail houses a small number of very special hotel rooms,
the cupola above, and ringed by upper level balconies
Cambridge Seven Associates of Cambridge, MA into a
connecting guest rooms and conference areas. The
new four-star luxury hotel overlooking the Charles River
interior features exposed brick walls, and in several
in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The historically
The exterior of the Jail has been restored, with new slate
locations the original cells remain and are incorporated
significant and storied structure has been reborn as
roofing and 34-foot high arched windows that replicate
into the interior design.
a vital commercial development featuring 298 guest
the earlier sash details. The cupola, removed in 1949,
rooms, a conference facility, ballroom, health club,
has been recreated as documented in Bryant’s original
Patrons may enter the hotel’s gourmet restaurant via a
lounge, restaurants, and high-end guest amenities.
separate doorway, one through which prisoners were once transferred from police wagons to their cells. A
The focal point of The Liberty Hotel is the restored
A new 16-storey guest room tower, clad in
café offers views of the central rotunda, and the chance
Charles Street Jail. Completed in 1851, the building is
contemporary materials like glass and iron spot brick,
to sit among the former cell walls. Once a place where
considered one of the best examples of the “Boston
provides a contrast to the heavy granite of the Jail
guards watched prisoners, today the rotunda is a place
Granite School” of architecture. Originally designed
while relating to the character of Charles Street and the
to “see and be seen.”
by architect Gridley James Fox Bryant and individually
neighboring hospital buildings. The tower’s modern
listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks,
design creates a true distinction between “the new”
the Charles Street Jail was designed in a cruciform
and “the old” – the historic Jail – and is the approach
shape, with a 90 foot tall central rotunda and four
strongly favored by the National Park Service. Working
extending wings of jail cells, innovatively arranged so
under a height restriction of 155 feet, Cambridge Seven
the tall exterior windows could provide ample light and
placed the tower in the corner of the site next to the
air for prisoners without compromising security, since
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, thus mediating
the rotunda provided jailers with visual access to cells
heights from the hospitals to the old Jail building and
located within the wings. At the time it was built, the
to street level. Just as importantly, the tower’s crystalline
Charles Street Jail was an international model for prison
glass corner provides a sense of transparency and
architecture of the second half of the 19th Century.
reflectivity, while taking full advantage of magnificent views of the city and the Charles River.
Located on Charles Street at the intersection of major routes to Storrow Drive and Cambridge, the property is
Throughout the planning, the design team worked
accessible to Boston’s transportation systems, in walking
with numerous agencies including the Massachusetts
distance to Beacon Hill, Government Center, and the
Historical Commission, the Boston Landmarks
Esplanade, and adjacent to MGH and the Massachusetts
Commission, the National Park Service, and the Boston
Eye and Ear Institute.
Redevelopment Authority. The end result of these collaborations is the essence of The Liberty Hotel: a
The former Jail and its rotunda have been preserved,
careful balance between preservation and a dynamic
and houses all public functions and community areas
new use. 2
3 Entry view of central rotunda and cat walks. 4 Restored large windows in central rotunda. 5 Libert y Hotel rotunda with restored cat walkks, railings and windows.
6 Restored lobby with restaurant, Clink, in background. 7 Clink Restaurant, with restored jail cells inside. 8 Restored cat walks with Bryant rendering in background.
The Dominican FG stijl
A special location with a historic identity.
many reminders of the former glory of this
upholstery and rich colours have been applied
Revealing the rich layers of history was
throughout. The commission included work on
an integral part of the design for The
the full hotel concept including the creation of
Dominican hotel. When it opened in late
Located behind the royal La Monnaie opera
menu cards, staff uniforms and door plaques, as
2007, this hotel was inaugurated as the first
house, off the Grand Place, The Dominican’s
well as the spatial design, which includes The
Belgian member of the esteemed Design
stylish rooms, Courtyard Terrace and bustling
Gym plus wellness area with sauna and steam-
Hotels group, as well as the first Carlton
Grand Lounge combine to ensure indulgent
room. To achieve a combination of intimate
hotel in Brussels. Europe’s premier city has
hospitality. The result is dramatic intimacy, most
repose and modern grandeur, colour ranges
a historic past and this was reflected in a
apparent in the hotel’s public spaces. The Grand
were selected, and stone and wooden floors laid
contemporary interior that paid homage to
Lounge, the Monastery Corridor and the private
as a backdrop to the specially commissioned
the site’s history, as home to the renowned
meeting rooms boast soaring ceilings and
furniture. Inspiration was drawn from an original
French painter Jacques-Louis David and the
attention to detail. Many of the 150 guestrooms
motif of the Dominican Order, which can be
Dominican Abbey that was located here in
and suites were individually designed; they are
seen on carpets and the doors of the rooms,
the 15th-century. Sweeping archways and
set around a courtyard so that the heart of the
forming part of this hotel’s unique design and
the restored façade are just a few of the
hotel is literally at its very centre. Luxurious
1 Entrance to the hotel. 2 View to Court yard Terrace. 3 Junior Court yard Suite. 3 Monastery corridor
5 Lounge bar. 6 Fireplace lounge bar. 7 Lounge bar; bar with leather embossed panels.
8, 9 Lobby. 10 Monastery corridor.
11, 12 Grand lounge.
13 Grand place suite living area with view to bedroom and bathroom. 14, 16 Grand place suite. 15 Executive room with view to Court yard Terrace. 17 Standard room bathroom
The College Hotel FG stijl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Within months of opening, The College Hotel
watering holes in town. There are also seven
brochures and even the choice of art that
won the Prix Villégiature Paris award for ‘Best
chandeliers in the public areas (the largest
appears on the hotel’s walls and tableware for
Hotel Interior Design in Europe’ and the Theme.
is in the ladies’ Powder Room and features
nl 2005 Award for Best New Hotel Design
diamond crystals). In the 40 bedrooms the
in the Netherlands. The 1894 building is a
palette of colours used in the restaurant (moss
As its name suggests, the hotel is a training
former school, a role still evident in the wide
greens and cream) and bar (orange, lavender
ground for students at Amsterdam’s ROC
staircases, 5-metre-high ceilings and converted
and brown) have been toned down to warm
Hotel School. The building is a classified
gymnasium, which is now a trend-setting
browns. Most of the furniture was designed
historical monument. FG stijl endeavoured to
gourmet restaurant whose menu was originally
especially for the hotel and hand crafted in
preserve the historical aspects of this classified
curated by the chef Schilo van Coevorden. The
Italy. The bed linen was also sourced from Italy
building, which was built in the same period
design throughout pays homage to Holland’s
and created specially for The College Hotel’s
as the world-famous Rijksmuseum nearby,
rich heritage and the restaurant celebrates the
beds. Chairs and tables in the restaurant
by applying new additions to the structure
Golden Age of Dutch cuisine. In fact, all things
feature silk tassels and screws that have been
that look original but were actually created
Dutch are celebrated, most noticeably with a
individually bronzed; techniques and effects
specifically for this renovation. This included
1.5-metre-high Delft Blue tulip vase in the bar.
which hark back to 17th-century Holland. FG
balancing new design details, necessary
stijl were responsible for the hotel’s complete
in a modern hotel, with the history of the
The bar itself is made of onyx and leather
design concept (from interiors to graphics),
building, resulting in an elegant and tranquil
by Fendi and has become one of the hottest
which included the creation of a logo, menus,
1 Entrance to reception of the hotel. 2 Hotel exterior. 3 Hallway on the first floor.
4 Reception desk made of Mother-of-Pearl with backdrop of The College Hotel logo. 5 Concierge desk in reception area 6 Lobby.
7 Lounge. 8 Lounge looking to bar.
9 Lounge; onyx bar. 10 Hoof t Salon; the most spacious of the 3 salons. 11 Restroom ground floor: Ladies: “The Powder Room”. 12 Restroom ground floor: Gentlemen. 13 Suite. 14 Suite - window seat. 15 Standard room with view into bathroom. 16 Standard room with view from sit ting area to bed. 11
It is the firm belief of owner, Shahé Kalaidjian,
these into a seamless whole; done at the
bar, named for Veuve Clicquot’s most prized
that what constitutes a luxury hotel in the 21st
excellent hands of Christophe Pillet.
champagne cuvee. The bar is a partnership
century is not just its materials of teak finishes
with Veuve Clicquot – the first time the
or cashmere throws on the bed, but space
Quiet and unique, Hotel Sezz is tucked away
renowned champagne maker has allowed its
and service; service in the form of a personal
from the tourist bustle, on a small street in
name to be used by an outsider. In the bar
assistant greeting guests in the low-key lobby
classy Passy, where the Bir-Hakeim bridge hits
area, Pillet designed a pair of striking seating
and space in the 200 – 400 sq. ft. rooms.
the Right Bank. With the distinct lack of check-
nooks that allow for privacy away from the
in desks, the Sezz personal assistant welcomes
The luxury is not only in the lighting fixtures
guests into comfortable lobby seating for a
specially made for Hotel Sezz in the legendary
casual and easy check-in.
glass workshops of Murano, the vanity tops
In the bedrooms, most beds stand freely in the centre of the room – another split from the
crafted by Boffi, the Artelano made sofas and
Two salons flank the entrance, in muted
“old ways” of doing things, that for Kalaidjian,
beds (all modern equivalents to the great
shades of red and brown that set off the
just works. It is a part of the wonder of Paris,
unsung artisans who stocked the great palais
khaki-grey stone from the town of Cascais
to craft a sense of personal well-being from an
and hotel particuliers of Paris in bygone eras),
in Portugal that appears throughout the
accumulation of small pleasures, one exquisite
but more importantly the enveloping of all
hotel. Around the back, is the Grande Dame
detail at a time.
1 Lobby. 2 Hallway. 3 Guestroom bathroom.
4 Lobby bar. 5 Guestroom.
6, 7 Guestroom. 8 Guestroom bathroom.
The Dolder Grand Hotel Foster + Partners architects and designers
1 The Dolder Grand Hotel. 2 The Dolder Grand Hotel at night.
The new Dolder Grand celebrates its
The vertical axis created by the prominent
distinction between old and new, but with a
extraordinary location high above Zurich,
central tower and spire of the neo-gothic
colour palette that matches and harmonises
with its unequalled views of the lake and
building visually anchors the scheme, while
with the existing building.
mountains. The most dramatic intervention is
the central entrance hall, the Steinhalle, is re-
a curving rough-stone landscape that sweeps
established as a primary social and circulation
A series of emblematic water-jet-cut aluminium
through the forest, following the contours
space. This central element, along with the
screens wrap around the entire façade of the
of the mountain. Two new wings frame the
two smaller adjacent towers, has been carefully
new wings, and glazed corridors giving the
historic Dolder, complementing the addition of
Dolder its new signature. Screens are stencilled
a new ballroom to the north and a spa.
with 14 different patterns that resonate with The two new wings are connected by glazed
the surrounding forest. The screens act as
Foster + Partners’ scheme restores the
walkways enclosed within emblematic Dolder
shading devices and balustrades, allowing
building’s logic, reinstating the original 1899
screens – the Spa Wing and the Golf Wing
clear views out while screening views inside to
design by Jacques Gros with its main lake-view
– on either side of the historic hotel, linking to
entrance to the south, and creating a clear
an oval ballroom to the rear. The fully glazed
hierarchy of spaces. As visitors reach the grand
facades of the new wings ensure that every
The magnificent 4,000 sq. m. spa combines an
entrance, there is a spectacular sense of arrival
room has a view to the lake and mountains.
unusual palette of stone, water, reflection, and
with breathtaking panoramic views across
The oval ballroom to the north of the
filtered light to provide an immersive sanctuary
Zurich and the Alps.
Steinhalle is connected to the original building
discreetly integrated into the sight. In some areas
with a discreet glazed walkway. Referred to as
the stone walls are perforated to allow sunlight
The approach from below emphasises the
the “kiss”, this is the only moment where old
to filter in, providing a dynamic play of light and
drama of the building. Carved out of the hill, it
and new physically meet. The geometry of the
shadow while giving privacy.
forms part of the winding stone landscape. The
new elements is fluid and organic, curving with
old is enhanced through the lens of the new.
unique or natural screens to maintain a clear
©Foster + Partners ©Foster + Partners
7 The screens act as shading devices and balustrades.
©Foster + Partners
3, 5 Sections. 4 Roof level plan. 6 The water-jet cut aluminium screens wrap around the façade of the new wings.
8, 9 Glazed walkways. 10 Every room has a view to the lake and the mountains.
11 The screens provide privacy and shading, creating a dynamic play of shadow as the light filters through.
12 The winding stone walls of the landscape continue inside the spa, and a canyon-like space is created with a black pool reflecting the stone creating a sense of infinite space.
InterContinental Hotel DiLeonardo International, Inc
Abu Dhabi, UAE
1 Hotel Entrance. 2 View of stainless steel clad columns in lobby.
The InterContinental Abu Dhabi will be one of the
finishes carry through to the auditorium and
The VIP Lounge acts as a reception lounge for the elite
premier hotels in the Emirates. A unique experience,
guest. Personal one on one registration services will be
a relationship informed and enhanced by the
conducted in this plush, tailored lounge that is perched
surrounding design, catering to both business and
The hotel’s Three Meal Restaurant is adjacent to
on top of the hotel tower, featuring a near 360 degree
the active pool deck with outstanding views of
view of the city. A combination of warm wood, smooth
the Gulf. The blue sky and sea surrounding three
marble and carpet delineate the different areas of the
The approach to the design of The InterContinental
sides of the glass walled restaurant are screened
lounge. At reception, a simple curved wall of glass with
Abu Dhabi will allow the operator to emphasize the
by a dark wood Arabic screen with soft flowing
cascading water forms a backdrop to the desk and
unique experiences that you provide, in a creative,
sheers beneath. A soft, neutral colour palette rich
continues the same welcoming, cooling experience as
fresh and innovative environment.
in texture, create a pleasing backdrop for the many
the Lobby. The curved wall and soft blue/green marble
food displays and open kitchen.
flooring that echoes it pulls guests through the space
The sleek, clean, contemporary architecture of the
on either side, bringing attention to the perimeter
existing building’s exterior is the inspiration for the
The ultimate destination for every hotel is the
windows that highlight the marvelous view of the
interior design approach to the hotel.
guestroom. The rooms in this hotel are sophisticated,
surrounding city. Sofas and lounge chairs covered in
contemporary, and above all comfortable. Warm burl
slate blues and muted beige tones, again grouped
As one approaches the porte cochere, they are
wood tones for the furnishings are set off by the
in alternating colours; provide a comfortable resting
surrounded by the cooling, refreshing sensation of
cool, cream coloured walls. The feature piece in the
place for a refreshing fruit juice or tea, as well as, a
water, cascading down slightly angled textured glass
guestroom is the headboard, burl wood with woven
well appointed casual business meeting location. Small
walls on either side of the drive. Overhead a metal and
leather upholstery maintaining a clean, contemporary
private meeting rooms equipped with state of the art
glass canopy structure delineates the entrance and
look. Simple, crisp, cream bedding receives a soft,
tel/data equipment offer privacy. A marble top buffet
provides interesting light and shadow patterns by day
ice blue and cream silk throw. Bedside tables below
and pantry area supplies the lounge with traditional
and dramatic lighting effects by night.
decorative wall lamps, support reading lights that
breakfast offerings and other local delicacies.
discretely provide task lighting. An overstuffed, but As guests enter the Main Lobby, they walk across
tailored, lounge chair offers comfort for lounging
polished warm gray granite floors punctuated with
or in-room dinner. At the same time, each room
polished black granite striping accentuating the width
supplies all the necessary state of the art data and
of the space. Centralized seating groupings with
communication equipment. A large comfortable work
contemporary glass waving light fixtures above are
area is adjacent to the flat screen television that
flanked by a procession of stainless steel clad columns
can double as your portable computer’s monitor. A
leading to a textured glass water feature. The opposing
luxurious 5 fixture bath is a relaxing reprieve for the
walls of the Main Lobby space are clad in a warm
busy business traveler. Each shower is equipped with
honey onyx, simply detailed and back-lit.
a refreshing rain shower head. Guests who choose to soak in the oversized jacuzzi tub have their own
The Grand Corridor connects the Main Lobby
private flat screen TV visible from all points in the
to the hotels meeting and banquet facilities. A
continuation of the same sleek clean lines and 1
3 Hotel lobby/reception. 4 Concierge desk. 5 Lobby. 6 Lobby.
7 VIP lounge. 8 View of 3 Meal Restaurant from pool deck. 9 3 Meal Restaurant.
10 VIP lounge. 11 Guest room. 12 Guest bath.
Mondrian South Beach
Marcel Wanders Studio
1 The grand staircase, a focal point at the lobby. 2 Poolside. 3 The agua spa.
With the addition of Mondrian in South Beach
Also envisioned by Wanders is Morgan’s
Morgans newest hot spot, Sunset Lounge, is
to the Morgans Hotel Group line of properties
world-renowned Agua spa. With a mirrored
conceptualized by Ben Pundole of Skybar.
(the group’s first hotel residence), designer
Bisazza-mosaic reception desk that scatters
Sunset Lounge offers a nightlife experience
Marcel Wanders creates a realm of a modern
light across the dimly lit room and a manicure
with live Latin and Spanish music, a
fantasy. Wanders inverts traditional design
area accessed through a hidden door, the spa
handcrafted specialty cocktail list and sunset
elements to create chic, dramatic living spaces,
debuts an exclusive skin care line and new
views over the downtown Miami skyline.
furnished with original pieces from his design
Golden candelabras and onyx jewel-cut
studio. Exteriors offer entry to a magical world,
stools are playfully dotted between ottomans
including an oasis of lush gardens with an
Jeffrey Chodorow presents the latest Asia
and new antiques, a striking contrast of the
intimate outdoor bar, private cabanas created
de Cuba restaurant, bringing a vibrant,
imaginative and the forgotten. Gold leaf
with curtains of living foliage, and even an
social atmosphere with innovative menus
wallpaper surrounds the stretch pattenered
that incorporate the best of Asian and Latin
sofa set upon a staged dark herringbone floor.
cuisines. The royal communal table is situated The residences are loft-like spaces, flooded
upon a custom carpet and steals the spotlight
with light and flowing seamlessly between
in this space. Golden bells above the table call
bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, and
out to diners to take their seats and crystal
terrace. With the sophisticated colour palette
chandeliers set within the bells shower guests
of white, gold, browns, grays, blues, and
with faceted light. Deep cushioned booths
blacks, Wanders creates romantic interiors with
line the walls of the room, and the restaurant
welcoming, open living areas and a generous
opens out onto the terrace where patrons can
sense of space.
enjoy a cool breeze or escape to one of the private dining gardens and “kissing corners”.
4 The lobby. 5 Asia de Cuba restaurant. 6 The Sunset bar.
7 The Sunset bar facing the outdoor pool. 8 Guestroom at nite with view of South Beach. 9 Guestroom.
10 The guestroom. 11 The bathroom. 12 The kitchenet te.
Sofitel Melbourne Bates Smart Pty Ltd
Sofitel Melbourne is a five-star hotel within
The updated executive suites are modern,
Two smaller suites were reconfigured to
Collins Place at the ‘Paris End’ of Collins
timeless rooms with interiors that are warm
create the Royal Suite of 180sqm, which was
Street. Bates Smart led the design team for
and elegant, calming and relaxed. To overcome
occupied by Prince Edward and his entourage
the refurbishment of the 13 premium suites
the constraints of the small bathrooms, solid
during the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
on Level 50, and the creation of the executive
walls were replaced with translucent glass
lounge ‘Club Sofitel’ on Level 35. The firm
screens. Improved lighting, polished mirror
was the architect of the original Collins Place
surfaces and white stone vanity tops add
project in association with I M Pei in 1975.
sparkle and a new openness.
1 Royal suite entry. 2 Royal suite lounge. 3 Royal suite bathroom (shower).
4 Royal suite lounge. 5 Royal suite, view to dining room.
6, 7 Royal suite bedroom. 8 Royal suite bathroom. 9 Royal suite room layout. 9 Level 50 floor plan.
11 Premier suite – view to lounge from dining room. 12 Premier suite dining room. 13 Premier suite bedroom.
W Hotel Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Glamorous Co Ltd
The W Hotel Hong Kong is inspired by nature; the
of the soil representing the crystallized tide of time.
shapes and scattered throughout the space
expression of nature, transformed into a modern,
The power of blazing fire is transformed into the
embracing all guests in bliss. Rain becomes the key
glamorous and abstract urban oasis. The elements
shape of a “W” to welcome guests at the entrance.
expression of aqua, representing the magical power
of nature, expressed in rich materials and scattered
The feature columns growing out powerfully from the
of aqua, pouring on mother earth, to rinse away
throughout become a series of WOW impressions. The
floor put down new roots at the hotel and connect
everything toxic, and bring the bliss of life.
intriguing elements of nature provide witty surprises
the podium floors. These columns give off energies
and experiences at W Hong Kong is a unique
to the entire space. The podium lift is designed for
FIRE is the name and concept of the specialty
experience, as if wandering into an “Enchanted
the guest to experience nature and connect to the
restaurant. It is about releasing the energy and
podium floors of the different themes from nature.
generating heat and light. Heat generated by FIRE
GLAMOROUS, along with Nic Graham of Nic Graham
Rain is the essence that enriches nature, and the
becomes the expression of gastronomic enthusiasm
& Associates, worked on the design on alternate
seventh floor expresses this “Richness of mother
out of the kitchen. The warm glow generated by FIRE
guestroom levels, and other individual spaces.
nature”. The patterned timber wall is the abstract
brings intimacy and creates a welcoming atmosphere.
GLAMOROUS - lobby, specialty restaurant & bar on 1st
expression of the forest grown in rich and mellow
floor, banquet on 7th floor, meeting rooms & business
nature, to wrap the guest in the calm and divine
To express the energy, GLAMOROUS turned to three
center on 8th floor, 9 floors out of 21 guestroom
blessing of nature.
Japanese artists, Isshin Susa, Masataka Kurashina
becomes the source of cooking; therefore FIRE
floors, spa on 72nd floor, gym on 73rd floor, all lifts
and Takahiro Kondo. Photographs by Isshin Susa
design and basic layouts of all floors; and Nic Graham
The eighth floor gives the feeling of “abstract
successfully capture lively fire. The photographs’
- lobby, dining & bar on 6th floor, 12 floors out of 21
garden”. It is the garden filled with tranquillity and
overflow of energy become wall partitions to
intelligence. The surreal impression is captured into
wrap the space in intimacy. Kurashina’s abstract
the zigzag feature wall, fabric wall panel and carpet.
expression of FIRE is spread on the ceiling campus,
A glass box made of twigs becomes the signature
while Kondo extracted mist out of the FIRE. The dark
of the façade. Two layers of twig screens give an
The guest lift is an introduction to the guestroom
room surrounded by “mist” is calm and mystical, yet
impression of an abstract forest. From the inside,
floors that is more private and intimate. The lift is
representing a sophisticated impression of FIRE.
the cityscape of Hong Kong is seen beyond the
wrapped with abstract drapery. The lobby is filled
forest; from the outside, it becomes a beautiful
with surreal and eclectic collection of porcelain books
lantern to wrap the podium floors. Part of the twig
and ornamental follies. Fairies are displayed in the
forms the brand logo and LED, embedded into the
ceiling and accent wall panel at the corridor.
twigs emitting sparkles. The sparkles of LED are as if thousands of fireflies are fluttering over the beautiful
The guestrooms express the “Sparkle of Nature”.
screen. The drop-off itself is designed as masculine
Nature filled with incidental happenings in a divine
and formal, to clearly define the gate into the
ordinance, so as to deliver a joyful sparkle to people.
enchanted forest. The SPA definitely expresses “Aqua”. Aqua – the The first floor expresses “Energy of the mother earth”.
origin of all life and the power to heal. It is the
The diagonal feature wall is clad with various colours
absolute essence of SPA, transformed into various
2 Facade. 3 FIRE, specialt y restaurant.
4 Private dining room at FIRE. 5 Entrance to FIRE. 6 Wall details, FIRE.
7 Entrance void, bliss (Spa). 8 Entrance, bliss. 9 Treatment room, bliss. 10 Corridor, bliss.
11 Strategy, meeting room. 12 Corridor, 8 th floor. 13 Corridor, guestroom floor.
14 Marvellous suite-view from bathroom to living room. 15 Marvellous suite-bedroom. 16 Marvellous suite-plan. 17 Marvellous suite-bathroom.
18 Fantastic suite-plan. 19 Fantastic suite-bedroom. 20 Fantastic suite-living room. 21 Fantastic-bathroom. 22 Typical King size bedroom.
The Vine Hotel
Nini Andrade Silva Atelier
The Vine Hotel was created on the concept
The floor finishing is covered with small
summer, as there is no winter in Madeira
as the name implies.
round pebbles, representing the beaches of
but a summer rain.
pebbles on the island. Arriving at the hotel, the great purple
The 6th floor’s gourmet restaurant “UVA”
staircase and metal mesh symbolize the
The bathroom facilities are in the form of a
and bar “360º” have sweeping views of the
summer rain, offering a warm welcome.
grape, as if each box was a grape.
bay and the hills.
In the lobby, the restaurant “Terra Lounge”
Each floor is designed in a different
The purple pool symbolizes a tank of wine,
represents the vineyards; a garden with
colour (green, purple, grey, and brown) to
and the Jacuzzi with a dimension of 16m x
sofas like big baskets of harvest and purple
symbolize the four seasons. The seasons
1.5m symbolizes the channels leading the
cushions, the colour of the wine.
are shuffled around, having winter after
water around the island.
1 The garden. 2 The pool at night.
3 The staircase welcoming visitors to the hotel. 4 The lobby restaurant “TERR A LOUNGE”.
5 Restaurant UVA at 6th floor. 6 The lif t lobby at guest floors.
7 Reception. 8 Guestroom bath. 9 Bath facilities in treatment room
10 Guestroom. 11 Typical guestroom.
12 Guestroom. 13 Guestroom bathroom. 14 Guestroom bathroom.
Derlot Pty Ltd
1 Hotel facade. 2 Limes drink coasters. 3 Roof top bathroom. 4 Room court yard.
The designer wanted to make Limes a design
and prioritising use and features. This train
Dupont) kitchen benches and toilette vanities,
experience, but stripped of the associated
of thought led Alexander to the desired end
Blackbutt timber bed heads, custom powder
design deals of something unattainable; to
result of the room being visually spacious
coat aluminium door handles, splash-back and
make the guest feel special yet unafraid to
yet cosy. The orthodox hotel room desk was
floating bedside tables, Luna Textiles curtains
jump into the bed as if it were their own.
avoided and updated as all travellers now use
and bathroom wall tiles by Bisazza.
laptops and use the bed to work and check The design approach focused on the Hotel
emails – Limes is completely wireless internet
Each room has an individually hand painted
in its absolute entirety – considering the
enabled. Not forgetting of course, that people
feature wall created by using a mineral coating
intended look and feel, and paying heavy
do still use internet the traditional way, the
technique (Julien Fantone, Idea Creations). The
attention to the interiors, furniture, surfaces
kitchenette bench caters for use as both a
rooms also feature derlot’s “lerod” barstool
and finishes, as well as extending the design
casual setting to eat and as the work station
and lounger with NZ black sheep skin, “bolet”
influence to Limes’ music and drinks list. The
equipped with Ethernet points. Where design
lights, balcony “stump” stool, “45” bathroom
Limes “facade” has been tangibly branded
permitted, mundane items such as rubbish
hardware and the limited edition “twig” table
with the Limes logo on a gross scale, also
bins and cables were minimised or completely
exclusive to Limes.
represented on details throughout the Hotel
hidden. This not only made the room look
lobby, rooms and rooftop bar and cinema.
cleaner and visually clearer, but also from a practical aspect, made the servicing of the
By leaving no facet of the hotel to chance,
room more efficient.
one can feel the “spirit” of Limes when in its
presence. A strong feeling within the doors
The material selection for the rooms was based
of Limes and a residual impact realised on
on its durability, maintenance and appeal. The
returning home. The bedroom design process
result – a delicate balance of sophisticated
was focused on the efficient use of space,
warmth. The rooms feature custom Corian (by
5, 6, 7 Entrance foyer.
8 Roof top cinema. 9 Roof top bar. 10 Roof top bar aerial view. 11 Roof top breakfast.
12 Hallway details. 13 Bedroom.
14 Twin bed format. 15 Bedroom kitchenet te. 16 Guestroom bathroom. 17 Bedroom court yard hammock. 18 Bedroom plans.
Fontana Park Hotel Nini Andrade Silva Atelier
1 Guest floor corridor.
The inspiration for creation comes from the
The design is wholly, simple lines and ample
The mix of new materials, new concepts, and
world of imagination as a basis. Drawing
spaces, with contrasting, clean interiors. With
surroundings bring new surprises at every
from life experiences through travel, new
signature “Ninimalist” design concept, design
stage, transforming the project into something
knowledge of other cultures, materials, and
objects everywhere, huge centenary roots used as
unique and unforgettable.
landscapes. Everything is a starting point.
furniture and huge photographs from the Dutch photographer Alma Mollemans (on the ground
Materials used on pavements, carpeting, and
The name, Fontana Park, was a basis of this
floor) and Brazilian photographer Alexandre Lima
surfaces continue the theme of green, black
creation — an urban park, sophisticated
(elevators and Saldanha Mar Restaurant).
the park itself were the main themes for
Common areas are spacious and a garden
Design pieces, some of them unique, grant
the project. The colour scheme was easily
at the backyard changes the scale and feel
spaces unequalled character alongside
identified; with black already dominant as
significantly. The aim is to create a hotel where
the centenary objects that provide an air
an architectural feature, courtesy of Aires
guests immediately feel something different
and feel of desired class and strength. The
Mateus, white was added to balance and
from a regular hotel. It’s not just what they
contrast between them creating a simplicity
green to reflect the idea of nature and the
see that matters, but more importantly what
and functionality to the areas, resulting in
they feel that gives uniqueness to the space.
perfection of its own kind.
with a great soul. The idea of nature and
2 The lobby. 3 The reception counter.
4 The bar counter and stools. 5 Sit ting area at the bar.
6 Sitting arrangement at the bar area. 7 Details, the bar. 8 Bar area with view of the lobby. 9 Table set ting at the Saldanha-Mar restaurant.
10 Dining area. 11 Close view of the dining table. 12 Another view of the dining area. 13 Guestroom.
The Hazelton Hotel Yabu Pushelberg
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto’s premier five-star destination, this
pearl insets and mirrored bi-fold screens. The
and spacious double vanity. Promoting
boutique hotel boasts 77 rooms and 18 private
lobby space is defined by decorative metal
tranquillity and reflection, a palette of
residences, each imparted with the distinctive
screens, supple leather-panelled walls, and
subtle greys graces the spa, complemented
Yabu Pushelberg style.
eye-catching metal sculptures.
by beautiful hand-painted lacquer panels depicting oversized fauna. The latest venture
Designed with a distinctly residential feel,
Similarly, guest rooms are adorned in rich
from Chef Mark McEwan, ‘One’ restaurant,
The Hazelton imparts the warm intimacy of a
textures and a warm palette - custom leather
defines casual sophistication, with beautiful
manor home, thanks to inviting textures and
headboards wrap around the beds in an
cowhide walls and mirror panelling, high-
superb craftsmanship. Throughout the public
elegant L-shape and the luxurious bathrooms
ceilings and wrap-around windows, and
spaces, the handsome tradition of a men’s club
boast floor-to-ceiling granite in rich charcoal
sculptural furniture, such as innovative purse
is graced with feminine touches of mother-of-
stone with a deep-soaking bathtub, shower
1 The front entrance. 2, 3 Lobby sit ting areas.
4 The front desk. 5 The lobby hallway, looking into ONE restaurant.
6 The bar at ONE restaurant. 7 ONE restaurant.
8 ONE restaurant. 9 Guestroom. 10 Guestroom bathroom.
Schiphol, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
Concrete Architectural Associates
1 Hotel entrance.
CitizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opens their
for make-up. And finally, two RGB LED-strings above
first hotel at Schiphol Airport in the second quarter of
To create maximal space, the items from the
the translucent ceilings offer the opportunity to
2008. The concept of the hotel is to cut out all hidden
bathroom are separately placed in the room. Two
change colors of the room. An electronic moodpad
costs and remove all unnecessary items, in order to
big glass cylinders contain the shower and the toilet,
with touch-screen allows visitors to control the entire
provide it guests a luxery feel for a budget price. The
while a small Corian cylinder contains the washbasin
room, setting the mood of the room to their choice.
hotel exists of 230 rooms of 14 sq. m, all prefabricated
and extra space for storage. The shower exists of one
Guests can choose from a total of 6 pre-programmed
produced in CitizenM’s own factory and easy to
fixed half cylinder and two quarter cylinder sliding
moods (such as “romance”, “business” and “surprise
transport. The rooms are stacked on a ground floor
doors, all transparent glass. The taps on the stainless
me”) and 6 pre-programmed functional light-settings
with a dynamic lobby / living-room space, creating
steel column, which also gives place to the CitizenM
(such as “work”, “shower” en “read”). Video-content
rooms and F&B functions. Since CitizenM believes
amenities, operate the rain and extra hand shower.
and audio adjust to the chosen mood to create the
a great bed and a simple and clean bathroom is all
The toilet exists of a fixed half cylinder and two
perfect atmosphere. The moodpad also controls the
we need during a city or business trip, the design is
quarter cylinder sliding doors, made of dusted glass.
blinds, black-out curtain, climate and the television.
focused on these items.
Both the ceiling of the toilet and the ceiling of the
The CitizenM-system remembers all personal settings
shower are translucent, showing the colours of the
and reproduces for the next visit.
CitizenM wants to expand the concept by building
RGB LED-strings on top. THE LOBBY
over 20 hotels the coming years, all with the roommodule as a building block. The second hotel will be
Efficient use of space leads to a combination of mirror
built in Amsterdam near the south-axis, the third in
and storage space. A revolving stainless steel frame
A red glass box with electronic sliding doors allows
contains a full-length mirror on one side and a make-
entrance to the hotel. The hotel does not have
up mirror with theatre lights, storage compartments
a service desk but a table with six self-check-in
Concrete created the concept of CitizenM as a holistic
for beauty supplies and a European, English and
terminals. One of CitizenM’s hosts is present to guide
plan that would set the boundaries for every creative
American socket on the other side.
you through the incheck-procedure.
process and output in all disciplines involved. Materials
Walls are covered with Vescom Hauki wallpaper. The
The public area of the ground floor is divided
main finish of the floor is ABET zebrano print, floors of
in several areas that we like to call living rooms.
The bed stands in front of a floor to ceiling, wall to
toilet and shower are finished with white corian.
Our purpose is to create a home-environment, by
wall window and is super-king size, 2,2 x 2,0 m. It’s
designing working areas, dining areas and sitting
white bed-linen and pillows offer a lounge area to
areas. It creates a second home away from home for
watch TV on the flat LCD screen, together with the
To create a theatrical atmosphere the room contains
the visitors. The rooms are designed in cooperation
stuffed animal named Marvin (designed by Gewoon)
a total of fourteen light-sources. TL lighting highlights
with Vitra, using their furniture collection only. This
that’s placed in every room. Night tables on both sides
the blinds and black-out curtain in the window. Three
allows Citizen M and Vitra to switch furniture from
of the bed contain plisse-shaded lamps. Underneath
Modular Gira spots create the adjust amount of light
time to time, creating a real-life showroom.
the bed is a huge drawer to store an opened suitcase
above the bed and living area. Three Philips Fugato
or other personal belongings. Sockets in the bed-front
spots, built-in the lowered ceiling lighten the sanity
make it possible to connect your laptop or telephone.
area. Three mirror top bulbs in the mirror are suited
2 The building is a black metal box, dominated by the pushed out big glass windows of the rooms. The various depths of the aluminum frames and the angled glass give an individual t wist to the rigid façade. The big glass windows on the ground floor are placed inwards the building, creating a natural transfer bet ween inside and outside and showing the living rooms and lobby space to the street. As an extension of this dynamic interior, a red coloured glass box marks the entrance.
3 CitizenM wants to contribute also to it’s cultural environment. Two huge ar t works, printed on pvc mesh fabric are placed on the façade. The works are made by a local talented ar tist, but within a few years they will travel from one hotel facade to the other.
4 A roof construction of folded steel plates creates a covered walkway from the terminal exit to the hotel entrance. PowerLED floorlamps light out the inner ceiling of the silver colored steel and create a guiding path to the hotel entrance.
5 The entrance and the lobby lounge.
6, 7 The lobby area (living rooms) is design using furniture from Vitra collection.
8 The Food & Beverage area is mainly self-service. Products can be consumed at one of the large red bar-tables or in one of the living rooms. The red service bar contains a glass case with magazines, newspaper and merchandise. At night parts of the cabinet are closed and extra barstools and different lighting create an intimate atmosphere and change the room to a bar-area.
9, 11 Bedroom at night. 10 Bedroom.
Chambers Hotel Rockwell Group
1 Lobby. 2 Chambers at dawn. 3 Chef ’s Table.
Located in downtown Minneapolis, Chambers
Each of the sixty rooms and suites has a
and ebonized wood treads; original stone
combines two turn-of-the-century buildings
minimalist, modern feeling: an open plan
walls sandblasted and left natural; and custom
into one luxurious hotel. The buildings were
layout showcases carefully curated artwork,
lighting design to reinforce the industrial
retrofitted and renovated with a link created
and a sleek bathroom includes an oversized
motif. During the day, the restaurant is
between the two.
shower and extensive counter-space. On the
illuminated by a dramatic skylight. Chambers
first floor, an intimate lobby-level lounge
Kitchen also services the “outdoor living room”
The concept for Chambers Minneapolis
doubles as a breakfast room and sitting area.
in the courtyard between the two wings of
is a spacious residence for a collector of
First floor public spaces feature artwork by
the hotel. Here, a giant gas fed fireplace is
contemporary art. Corten and blackened steel
contemporary artists such as Rachel Whiteread,
the focal point. At night, a large-scale video
as well as sand-blasted stone clad the façade,
Tracy Emin, and Damien Hirst, whose dramatic
installation is projected onto the building
while the interior features gallery-like white
“The Suicide of Judas Iscariot” hangs behind
walls and floors of white terrazzo and ebonized
the check-in desk. Another Hirst piece, one of
wood planks. Throughout the sleek, modern
his famous spin-art canvases, hangs at the end
Chambers Minneapolis is crowned by a
interior, over 130 pieces of original artwork
of the long corridor leading to the art gallery,
spectacular rooftop lounge and function space
are displayed, including many pieces from the
meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.
that is surrounded by glass on three sides,
collection of hotel owner Ralph Burnet. Burnet
offering a panoramic view of the city.
partnered with a group of investors, including
Jean-George Vongerichten is executive chef
Minneapolis developer Tim Rooney and Pat
for the hotel and his restaurant, Chambers
Ryan of Ryan Companies, to undertake the
Kitchen. The ground-level restaurant uses an
industrial aesthetic: stairs of blackened steel
4 Lower level restaurant. 5 Roof top bar. 6, 7 Roof top lounge.
8 Rock star suite. 9 Rock star master bedroom. 10 Standard suite. 11 Bathroom.
Hotel Valley Ho Allen + Philp Architects/Interiors
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
1 Porte cochere entrance looking northwest, featuring tower that was originally planned and never built. 2 The new tower.
Preservation, reuse and celebration are the
original building was a series of decorative
most dramatic addition to the property is a
design themes in the renovation and addition
350-pound pre-cast concrete panels. They
seven-story tower that contains a spa and
of the historic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.
hide handrails along the outside second-level
fitness centre on the second level and five
Not only was the revered resort saved from the
walkways and also act as a horizontal “belt.”
levels of condominium residences. It is topped
wrecking ball at the 11th hour, but the basic
New panels were cast using moulds made from
by a deck with spectacular views of the city
tenet during its redevelopment was to “respect
the originals to replace damaged or missing
and nearby mountain. Although unbuilt,
what exists.” Anything added was designed
ones and add a consistency in new areas.
the tower was in the original plans, and the
in the spirit of what previously existed, yet contrasting so that what is new is apparent.
structure of the base was already engineered New retro-contemporary elements are featured,
to accommodate it.
such as translucent bathroom walls allowing in
Remarkably, the revitalization of this mid-
The original hotel, designed in 1956 by well-
a diffused light by day and then softly glowing
century icon, 50 years later, finally achieves
known local architect Edward l. Varney, was
blue at night, and designer tubs. In one of
the original design intent as it catalyzes
the area’s first year-round resort and it quickly
the room configurations, the tubs are situated
and anchors a wave of redevelopment now
established itself as a hot spot for movie
in between the bathroom and bedroom area
underway throughout downtown Scottsdale.
stars and local socialites. Over the years, even
for better TV viewing or contemplating the
through several renovations, the hotel became
serene views outside. All of the newly created
known as one of the most intact examples
bathroom areas are defined by different
of a mid-century modern motor hotel in the
ceilings and soffits, so that they appear as a
country. It is noted for its organic architectural
module independent of the original ceiling
style with a “southwestern” character that
bridged modern and western detailing. Common areas of the hotel focus around the In 2002, Westroc Hotels & Resorts purchased
pool and centre courtyard. A new perfectly
the 14-acre property to redevelop it as a hip
circular pool defines the space, with private
urban resort. Together with Allen + Philp,
cabanas, a new bar and grill area and dramatic
they began to peel away the many layers
fire and fountain features. Inside, the first
covering up the original structures, and were
level is totally open between the reception,
delighted to find good “bones” intact. The
2-story lounge and dining areas. The hotel
original buildings were then stripped back to
restaurant, Café ZuZu, is reminiscent of vintage
structure with much care taken to save their
1950’s establishments. It features a 17-seat
architectural character. They have been rebuilt,
wraparound lunch-counter, cloaked in walnut
with the rooms still featuring original masonry
and mahogany that terminates in a community
walls, now painted white, and floor-to-ceiling
dining table penetrating the restaurant itself.
glass walls opening up to either a patio or
balcony, now with dual-pane energy-saving
In addition to a new wing and extensions for
glass. A signature design element of the
suites at the end of the 4 existing wings, the 2
3 Outdoor and indoor spaces seamlessly flow together.
4 Lobby features a series of precast balustrades and column wraps, signature design elements of the original. New components were cast using molds made from the originals to replace damaged and missing ones.
5 Lobby looking Nor th into the bar and restaurant.
6 Fire, water and spectacular sunsets combine for an authentic modern southwestern experience.
7 Guest suites feature a freestanding Michael Graves Dreamscape bathtub, set on terrazzo tiles.
8 Guest rooms feature flexible and moveable furniture and a freestanding Philippe Starck designed bathtub.
9 New terrace suites were created at the end of each wing by expanding the end guest rooms. 9
Saint Tropez, France
Agence Patrick Jouin
1 View towards restaurant and swimming pool.
2 Private guestroom terrace.
3 Detail view of wall lamp. Custom-designed by Patrick Jouin, fabricated by James Ebeniste.
4 Detail view of pendant lamp above interior bar. Designed by Patrick Jouin for Murano Due.
Benkirai, located next to Saint Tropez, is
surprises and personal touches to create
bathroom side and slightly smoked on the
the first hotel designed by Patrick Jouin.
pleasant surprises for the hotel guests.
of Eden, refined but not restricted, luxurious
Rooms are designed around the theme of
The Mediterranean light can be filtered
but not flashy, the result is a boutique hotel
discrete, warm and functional luxury. The
through large curtains, with a gradation of
with an emphasis on comfort and nature. True
selection of materials produces a feeling of
blue at the bottom as though they had been
luxury blended with the true environment to
refined sensuality, harmoniously organized
dipped in ink, or through exterior shutters.
bring calm and serenity.
around the bed. Furniture is smooth and
The interior and exterior lights, with built-in
lacquered, its pure lines highlighted by the
dimmers, are veiled with interlaced lattices to
Benkirai wood (the hotel name is derived from
contrast with the concrete floor, natural grey
create special lighting effects.
this Indonesian tree) was used to cover all
in the bedrooms and blue in the bath.
Requested to make Benkirai into a Garden
exterior structures. For each tree cut down,
The rooms have separate toilets and bathrooms.
one hundred new trees were planted, as the
There are no projecting handles; everything
A concealed blue diode emits a glow day
wood was obtained through environmentally
opens with a gentle touch of the finger. Each
and night, so you are never in the dark. Each
sustainable commerce. Patrick Jouin combined
opening is located by a discrete stainless steel
room has a terrace or balcony, overlooking the
the Provencal architecture with pure and
thumbprint. The bathroom opens onto the
swimming pool or the Mediterranean countryside,
contemporary lines, creating a magnificent
bedroom, separated by a satin curtain and the
ideal for reading or a candlelit dinner. The
blend of tradition and modernity. He designed
sink unit opens like a jewel box in front of a
elevated suites benefit from a panoramic view, to
most of the interior fittings, adding modern
large suspended two-sided mirror, lit on the
fully appreciate the Mediterranean light.
5 Exterior view of terrace table, towards swimming pool. 6 View towards swimming pool.
7 Detail interior view of restaurant, including Mabelle chairs designed by Patrick Jouin for Cassina.
8 Interior view of restaurant, including Mabelle chairs designed by Patrick Jouin for Cassina.
9 View of hotel reception and seating area.
10 View of the interior bar, including Facto barstools designed by Patrick Jouin and fabricated by Fermob.
11 Interior view of a suite. 12 Interior view of a suite, from entrance door. 13 View of bathroom in guestroom, including custom sink cabinet by Patrick Jouin. 14 Seating area by the fireplace in hotel lobby.
Indigo Patagonia Sebastian Irarrazaval
1 Bridges crossing to the bedrooms. 2 View of hotel from Last Hope Fjord.
Indigo Patagonia Hotel is situated along the
In sensitivity to the site, the designer used
universe of maritime containers and ships in
maritime passage of Puerto Natales entrance
materials that were already present in the
general was adopted to create signals on the
to the Torres del Paine National Park. It has six
town, such as timber and corrugated steel. It is
facades and interiors spaces, a reminder of
levels with 29 bedrooms and a spa on the roof.
a simple volume occupying the whole site with
Navimag, the ship that arrives every Thursday
a systematic rhythm of windows, that recreates
to Puerto Natales bringing foods and fresh
The project is organized around three main
the differentiation that is often seen in Puerto
news to the deep south.
ideas. The first: to discover the building as a
Natales between those front eleveations that
voyager experiencing places, not all at once,
face the street ad those lateral elevations that
The Indigo Patagonia Restaurant and Lounge
but through a series of continuous steps.
face the sides of the sites. Corrugated steel
was a collaboration with architect Ximena
Secondly: to be sensitive to the site and its
was used for street facades, and treated pine
Garcia-Huidobro, with the restaurant on the
provincial character and lack of “noise”, and
for side facades.
ground level and the lounge upstairs. Work
third: to radically differentiate the intimate
consisted of voiding the core of the house and
space of the guestrooms from the monumental
To highlight the intimacy of sleeping rooms,
reinforcing the perimeter walls with a steel
space of public areas.
a horizontal strata was generated, made out
frame. In order to interconnect the existing
of pine that incorporates all usable surfaces in
two stories, the centre was emptied with a
In order to show the inner void of public
the room, such as beds, lavatories, tables, and
“y” shaped void. The void is occupied by an
spaces in fragmented glances instead of all at
bay windows. While public spaces are mainly
extended platform and staircase that extends
once, an inner circulation is introduced, that
vertical spaces where a huge shutter or curtain
the time of passing from one level to another,
goes from street level to upper level, evolving
made of eucalyptus bars is always present.
making the exhibition of people part of the
from a soft ramp to a system of staircases
choreography of the space.
and from corridors to bridges, in a way that
Graphic design was worked together with
horizontal and vertical movement become an
the architecture. With the concept of using
orchestrated choreography within the building.
iconography already present in the area, the
Roof level - spa
Level 5 - guest floor
a 6- Sp
Level 3 - guest floor and bar area
Level 3 - guest floor and restaurant
Level 2 - lobby
3 Floor plans. 3
lobb so 2-
4 Revnovated old Patagonian house, placed in the corner of the site.
5 Renovated old Patagonian house. A “Y” shaped void was created to integrate the spaces.
6 First floor overlooking the old Patagonian house. 7 Entrance to the lobby. 8 Different circulation system. 9 Alternating system of staircases and ramps leading to the spa. 10 Back entrance. 11 Bridges connecting to the dormitories. 12 View of the lobby. 13 Restaurant in the renovated area; an old Patagonian house.
9 3 6
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19~21 The spa at roof level.
1 The Emperor hotel. 2 Roof top view over Forbidden Cit y.
Right in the historical centre of Beijing the
Continuing on, the striation is present on
around a central sofa feature with integrated
EMPEROR is located along the first tree lined
the doors to the guest suites where graphic
alley on the Eastern side of the Forbidden City,
abstractions of portraits of emperors replace
adjacent to the majestic “Ning He” Temple from
room numbers. In this way the guest room keys
The curtains play with the theme of concealment
the Qing Dynasty.
facilitate a journey through history as each room
and revelation present throughout the entire
is named after and portrays a different emperor.
hotel. They are translucent and on each is
The existing building interior was stripped to the
painted a single stroke of the Chinese character
bare concrete prior to the creation of the hotel.
Throughout the hotel the expressive colors of the
for EAT, when viewed from a perpendicular angle
From this clean slate were crafted 60 rooms, a
suede striations change according to floors and
the single strokes align and the full character
restaurant and lounge, and a spectacular roof
suite types allowing returning guests to explore
terrace, all encompassing an area of 4800sqm.
and find their personal color preferences.
The conceptual genesis of the redesign was
Inside the guest suites the striation morphs
is another highlight of the hotel. From the hotel
the consideration of the volume of the existing
again, swings to the horizontal along the walls
bar “HE” (Chinese for DRINK) guests enjoy an
building as a ‘white mass’ into which the rooms
to become sofas and finally the bed. Within the
unparalleled view of the Beijing skyline with
and hallways were carved. After the first ‘rough
rooms, the suede is imprinted with the rooflines
the golden roofs of the Forbidden City looming
cut’ which addressed the main spaces, a second
of the Forbidden City, which continues over the
in the foreground. Hotel guests can enjoy the
trace of carvings, a striation of colorful suede
glass enclosure of the bathrooms. A seductive
reserved spa called “Yue” (Chinese for “Pleasant”)
was introduced. This striation is combining a
narrative of concealment and revelation plays
and “Jing” (Chinese for “Spirit”) the gym on the
multiplicity of architectural elements as one
out on the partially frosted glass at once flooding
eastern part of the roof level. Aside massage
moves through the entire building, joining the
the bathrooms with daylight while providing a
rooms and a shallow pool, it features an elevated
elements within into one architectural language.
minimum of privacy between the bedroom and
rooftop hot tub, where guests can soak in
panoramic views of Beijing.
On the opposite end of the hotel, the roof terrace
In the lobby the striation begins as an extended sofa protruding into the entryway where guests
The EMPEROR provides multifaceted food and
can lounge and welcome new arrivals. From
here it swings up the walls to create displays for local news and city info and then bends into
On the lower level, the “SHI” (Chinese for EAT)
the hallways where Beijing’s history and Chinese
Restaurant is accessible from the hotel by the
culture is described on flat screens and in sound
central staircase, “SHI” is divided into three areas.
caves. These sound caves are deeply carved out
The western area encompasses a variety of
areas of the hotel hallways; where, clad in lush
booth seating, as well as a banquet table with a
suede, they invite guests to pause and listen to
capacity of 24 seats. In the center area, a central
traditional Chinese opera as it drifts through the
bar and food counter serves as pivot point. The
Eastern part serves as lounge; here daybeds separated by translucent curtains are arranged
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bar Area SPA Area Fitness Room Massage Room Juice Bar Foodstand Meeting Room Storage
1 2 3 4
Standard Room Deluxe Room Junior Suite Storage
1 Main Reception 4 Junior Suite 2 Standard Room 5 Secondary Reception 6 Extension Room 3 Deluxe Room
7 Storage 8 Securit y Room 9 Shop
6 1 Dining Area 2 Lounge Area 3 VIP Room 5 Kitchen 4 Bar 6 Storage 7 Reception 8 Uni-sex Toilet 9 Kitchen 10 Staff Canteen 11 Staff Locker Room 12 Office
3 View of the roof top bar from SPA area. 4, 5 SPA area. 6 Roof sit ting terrace. 7 Roof plan. 8 Second floor plan. 9 Ground floor plan. 10 Basement level plan.
11~14 Lounge area. 15 Dining area.
16~18 Deluxe room. 19~21 Emperor Suite.
22~24 Superior room. 25 Junior suite. 26, 29 Guest room floor corridor details. 27~28 Door details.
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Niki Szilagyi Interior Architecture www.niki-szilagyi.de
Studio Gaia, Inc. www.studiogaia.com
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Guestroom Design: Studio CMP Brasserie 44: John Mcdonald Bar 44: by John Mcdonald Client/Owner: Morgans Hotel Group
Architects: HUGO UND THOMAS MÜLLER ARCHITEKTEN Spa Consultant: Rizzato Spa Consulting Client/Owner: Panorama und Service GmbH
Design team: Jo Sampson; Vicki Wilson;
Design team: Ilan Waisbrod, Peggy Leung, Yuni Rosita, Patricia Walker
Design team: Principal in Charge – Gary Johnson, AIA; Project Manager – Douglas T. Lawton, AIA; Project Architect – Joslin Stewart, AIA; Designer – Marc Rogers
Architect: LensºAss / www.lensass.be Client/Owner: Carlton Hotel Collection
Client/Owner: Nedstede Groep
Design team: Christophe Pillet Client/Owner: Shahé Kalaidjan
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Associate Architect for Preservation: Ann Beha Architects; Interior Designer: Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates; MEP/Fire Protection Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz; Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, Inc.; Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Lighting: C.M. Kling & Associates, Inc.; Acoustical: Acentech, Inc.; Food Service & Laundry: Clevenger Frable Lavalee; Vertical Transportation: Lerch, Bates and Associates; Code/Life Safety: Hughes Associates; Specifications: Stephen McHugh; Geotechnical: McPhail Associates, Inc.; Traffic Engineer: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; Construction Consultant: Tishman Construction; General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Company; Client/Owner: Carpenter & Company, Inc. Photography Kwesi Arthur
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Marcel Wanders Studio www.marcelwanders.nl
Bates Smart Pty Ltd www.batessmart.com
Glamorous Co Ltd www.glamorous.co.jp
Nini Andrade Silva Atelier www.niniandradesilva.com
Derlot Pty Ltd www.derlot.com
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Design team: DiLeonardo International, Inc.
Design Team: Marcel Wanders Client/Owner: Morgans Hotel Group
Design team: Bates Smart in association with Mills Gorman Architects Bates Smart: Jeffery Copolov, Claudia Fleuter, Jackie Johnston, Naomi Ambarchi, Amanda Furness; Mills Gorman Architects: Peter Mills, Eliza Crump
Design team: Yasumichi Morita Client/Owner: Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.
Client/Owner: Funchal Centrum
Designer: Alexander Lotersztain
Client/Owner: Turismadeira Company
Photography Henrique Seruca
Building design: Kevin Hayes Architects Bulider: BQ Constructions Joiner: RW Joiners Client/Owner: KTG Managament
Photography Images 1~3, 6~7 courtesy of Fabrice Demoulin / “Sábado” magazine
Design team: Senior Partner Stefan Behling; Partner Nikolai Malsch; Partner Joe Kaps Local architect: Itten Brechbuehl Architects Interior designer: United Designers Structural, Traffic and MEP: Ernst Basler Partner Structural: Dobler Schaellibaum Partner, Werner Sobek Ingenieure GmbH & Co. Landscape: Vetsch Nipkov Partners Lighting: Speirs and Major Associates Acoustical: Kopitsis Bauphysik AG Facade consultant: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG Hotel Logistics Consultant: PromaFox AG General contractor: ARGE Dolder Grand Hotel Client/Owner: The Dolder Hotel AG Photography Nigel Young (Foster + Partners)
Project Management: Turner Construction Client/Owner: National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels (NCT&H) Photography Kerun Ip
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Lighting Consultant: Vision Design Studio Main Contractor: Renascent Pty Ltd Structural: Connell Mott MacDonald Services: PJM Engineering Electrical: Irene Johnson Building Surveyor: Philip Chun & Associates Pty Ltd Quantity Surveyor: Rider Hunt Audio Visual: Architectural AV Client/Owner: AMP Capital Investors / Sofitel Melbourne
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Rockwell Group www.rockwellgroup.com
Allen + Philp Architects/Interiors www.allenphilp.com
Agence Patrick Jouin www.patrickjouin.com
Sebastian Irarrazaval www.sebastianirarrazaval.com
Design team: Glenn Pushelberg – Partner; George Yabu – Partner; Marcia MacDonald; Eric Lam; Lisa Lupia; Julian Kim; Teresa Leun; Sabine Grimes; Kevin Storey; Chris French; Robert Walshaw; Shane Park; Cy Wilson.
Project team: Rob Wagemans; Erikjan Vermeulen; Jeroen Vester; Erik van Dillen; Matthijs Hombergen; Sofie Ruytenberg
Project Team: Founder and CEO — David Rockwell; Principal — Henry Myerberg, AIA; Project Managers — Stephen Croke, Robert Lipson; Senior Designers — Gregory Stanford, Hilli Wuerz
Design team: Sebastian Irarrázaval Collaborators: Ximena García Huidobro, Francisco Ibáñez, Patricio Poblete Structural Engineering: Luis Soler Contractor: Bravo e Izquierdo Graphic Design: C-Proyecta Client/Owner: Olivier Potart, Ana Ibáñez, Hernán Jofré
Design team: Gregor Hoheisel, Partner; Lars Krueckeberg, Partner; Wolfram Putz, Partner; Thomas Willemeit, Partner Project team: Tina Troester; Keizo Okamoto; Crystal K H Tang; Wei Xin; Sun Da Yong; Ruan Jin; Anne Pestel; Li Mei, Graphic Design
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Graphic design and visuals: KesselsKramer Technical drawings: ADF / Aveco de Bondt Structural engineer: Pieters bouwtechniek M+E engineer: Linssen / Ilex Room enginering: Well Design Acoustics and fire protection: TNO delft Costs and tender documents: Bureau Coppens General management execution: BFB advies Production Management execution: Van Delft ambient experience: Philips furniture lobby area: Vitra Client/Owner: CitizenM Photography Images 6, 7, 9~11 Richard Powers 1~5, 8 Ewout Huibers www.ewout.tv
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