CLADmag issue 1 2017

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Spas and fitness spaces have been totally neglected Inge Moore interior designer and co-founder MUSE


nge Moore has called on

these spaces. There are lots of

hospitality designers to

opportunities to really push the

incorporate fun, interactivity

design of these areas further.”

and individuality into

spa and gym design. The interior designer – who

Moore has previously designed a host of hospitality projects with HBA – who will invest in MUSE,

is in the process of launching

despite it being a standalone

bespoke hospitality design

company – including the renovation

studio MUSE after leaving

of London’s Grosvenor House

Hirsch Bedner Associates

for JW Marriott, a luxury sleeper

(HBA) – told CLAD that spa and

train for Belmond in Ireland and

fitness spaces have been “totally

the Belmond Eagle Island Safari

neglected” in the past, but are now

Lodge in Botswana. With the new

coming to be seen as essential

studio, Moore, co-founder Nathan

parts of the hotel experience.

Hutchins and their team of 15 are

“The whole way we’re thinking

working on a spa resort in Goa, a

about our travel experience is

new hotel in Ibiza and another luxury

changing,” she said. “These days

train for Belmond, this time in Peru.

when we stay at a nice place we expect there to be great spa, gym, fitness facilities and yoga. The better you can deliver those spaces, the more special you make people’s experience. “For too long spas and gyms were the last space on everyone’s programme, with the few rooms left at the end turned into the gym. Now Inge Moore is launching new design studio MUSE

the demand is for them to be more than just rows and rows of exercise machines. They should be super fun areas to socialise and learn. “This can be achieved through


STANDING OUT Individuality is the feature that unifies all of these projects, Moore told CLAD. “The design standard in hotels has gone way beyond what it was 10 years ago,” she said. “There’s so much competition within the hospitality space that everyone wants a unique project, whether it’s a Hyatt, a Four Seasons or a Marriott. “It’s so important to stand out. Everywhere you go, there are good

the lighting, textures and materials

hotels and countless Airbnbs,

you use and by bringing in

so yours needs to be special.

the narrative of the resort into

People choose to stay at the more

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