Hotels & Restaurants

Generator Berlin Mitte Hostel by The Design Agency and WAF Architects

Known for its stylish hostels, Generator has once again made its mark, this time in Berlin’s bohemian Mitte district. Rooted with loud graffiti-type murals resembling those found in the city, this urban hostel housed in a historic 1900s building exemplifies edgy, modern hospitality design created by the Canadian firm, The Design Agency with local WAF Architects. 

Raw concrete, exposed painted pipeline ceilings and plenty of natural wood accents bring these budget accommodations down to earth. Pops of bright colors in hallways and across furnishings add a lively vibe and create a fun contrast. The lobby is one such space with a neutral backdrop of pale timber and black concrete floors, ottoman seating and cushions along built-in benches which are fuchsia, red and orange, a welcoming touch to this reception area tastefully clad with a curved wooden desk.

Posted by Suzanne at 15 November, 2013


The Standard Hotel – East Village, New York City by Design Hotels

A colorful and bustling area in New York City, the East Village is now home to The Standard, a property boasting modern hotel design uniquely meshing European flair and cool Manhattan style. The Standard East Village is a member of the visionary hospitality group, Design Hotels.

With 145 rooms and suites, The Standard East Village sits opposite its downtown counterpart, The Standard High Line in the Meatpacking District, offering guests a bird’s eye perspective of the surrounding neighborhoods while enjoying a level of hip luxury that happens to be more sleek than snobbish. It’s glass and steel tower gracefully slices 21 stories through the sky with a somewhat curved aesthetic. A penthouse with 360-degree, wraparound glazed terrace currently serves a complimentary breakfast but is also available for private events and overlooks the iconic Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.

Posted by Suzanne at 11 November, 2013


Fabrika Hotel – Humpolec, Czech Republic by OK Plan Architects

Typical conference hotels aren’t always aesthetically-pleasing, but Fabrika Hotel in Humpolec, Czech Republic evokes a simple modern hotel design that is just as inviting to business travelers as it is guests seeking a leisurely getaway.

Situated in a central square, Fabrika Hotel features a cool, clean facade of perforated concrete with protruding glass-and-steel window boxes. With just over 6,200 square feet, the property boasts five stories and 19 guest rooms ranging from single to triple bed accommodations. The on-site restaurant rests on the ground level, while the state-of-the-art conference center with full catering unit occupies the entire first floor. A wellness spa is located on the second floor.

Posted by Suzanne at 8 November, 2013


Sense Hotel Sofia – Bulgaria by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti and Architectural Group Tzonkov Ltd.

Situated on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, Sense Hotel Sofia was designed by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti in collaboration with interiors firm Architectural Group Tzonkov Ltd. Considering its unique location mixing respected government buildings, restaurants and nightlife, shopping and sightseeing areas, the task at hand was to build an enduring, upscale modern boutique hotel, which was clearly accomplished.

Serene, light-drenched spaces and a tranquil environment greets guests and locals alike at this property which features amazing brass panels in many of its 71 rooms and suites, which create movement and pique interest from both the exterior and interior views. Drawing from natural materials such as wood, glass, marble, limestone, leather and stainless steel, this structure exudes such an elevated level of sleek, modern hotel design, surely enough to make competitors enviable.

Posted by Suzanne at 7 November, 2013


The Press Lounge – Manhattan at Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel

Rooftop bars seem to be sprouting up in top cities across the globe with chic settings, stellar views, gourmet cocktails and small plates. The Press Lounge is no exception, with its sleek modern design and breezy setting atop the 16th floor of the Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel set in Manhattan’s vibrant Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

Conceptualized by Adam Block, The Press Lounge is a luxe rooftop bar and lounge, partially enclosed by full-volume glass walls including one huge retractable steel-framed glass garage door. Tall glass railings embrace the terraces, allowing views of the city lights and nearby Hudson River to come into play from virtually every angle of this hip retreat in the sky.

Posted by Suzanne at 4 November, 2013

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Hotel Lincoln – Chicago by Dirty Lines Design

Hotel Lincoln is a modern boutique property nestled in the middle of Chicago’s sprawling Lincoln Park. With interiors by Dirty Lines Design, guests are treated to accommodations which feel more like a friend’s hip home than an urban hotel.

Posted by Suzanne at 25 October, 2013


Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Philadelphia by TAL Studio

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is a modern boutique property designed by Las-Vegas based TAL Studio, which cheerfully infuses its upscale, quirky personality into each and every space.

Located in the refurbished Lafayette Building, originally built in 1906, this eleven-story urban hotel presides over the Independence Mall in the City of Brotherly Love, blending in from the exterior and splendidly surprising from within. It is the second LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified hotel for Kimpton in Philadelphia.

Posted by Suzanne at 10 October, 2013



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