Hotels & Restaurants
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
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
Rooftop lounges are all the rage and Le Toit is now an ultra-hip member of that movement. Perched above the Eden House Premier Hotel in Tel Aviv’s Yemenite Vineyard, this minimalist hot spot near the beach was envisioned by interior designer, Oron Milshtein, and feels very much like a South Beach destination.
With a vibrant green carpet of grass, this sky bar is resplendent–by day or night–in bold white. A custom-made sofa elegantly stretches across the entirety of the lounge becoming a relaxing oasis on balmy evenings. This 49-foot modular seating appears to be made from a creamy silken textile, yet is–surprisingly–a high-tech, weather-resistant fabric.
Posted by Suzanne at 26 September, 2013
Vivanta by Taj is a cosmopolitan hotel situated in Yeshwantpur, Bangalore, India. Designed by Singapore-based firm WOW Architects, this modern hotel situated near a convention hall delivers a dose of tranquility amid the hustle and bustle of this urban center.
With 327 rooms, Vivanta is by no means small, yet the feel is rather alluring. The grand entrance features a curvaceous staircase and compressed circular crystal chandelier which mesmerizes. The contemporary lobby just beyond beholds an airy aesthetic, with greys, creams and rich woods comprising its elegant palette. Clusters of leather sofas arranged around low-set coffee tables and scattered table lamps create intimacy.
Posted by Suzanne at 24 September, 2013
The Hotel Cort, a modern boutique property in Palma de Mallorca, Spain has been transformed from a bank built over a century ago. The task was accomplished by a collaboration between interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán and architects Vicente Alcover Ripoll and Luis Morant Jaume.
This hotels boasts 14 suites and two double rooms, and is nestled in the heart of the historic town, which offers a cultural blend of Roman, Moorish and even European influences. Designed to focus on the whole guest experience, suites, lounges, the restaurant and terrace all offer a solid connection to this rich, cosmopolitan city and its nearby island beaches, while offering a homelike atmosphere.
Posted by Suzanne at 19 September, 2013
Shanti Maurice is a boutique lifestyle resort located around a pristine horseshoe coral sand cove, on the largely untouched south coast of Mauritius. At Shanti Maurice, authenticity is key and this philosophy translates naturally into the design of the property, which offers a
contemporary yet timeless blend of Mauritian and African culture and style.
Mauritian architect Jean-Marc Eynaud based the design of Shanti Maurice on a tropical model inorder to reflect the resort’s natural surroundings. The interiors follow a similar theme, utilising a balanced palate of natural materials including local hardwoods, lava stone, granite, marble and slate. An added touch are the Painting easels and telescopes for stargazing, which have been installed in all of the villas to add to the guest experience, encouraging creative use of the unspoilt location by capturing its essence for a moment or a lifetime. Shanti Maurice comprises 61 spacious suites and villas, spread across a 36 acre landscape of fragrant tropical gardens. All 17 villas–including the Presidential villa–are located on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean, and offer private pools, outdoor rain showers and dining pavilions or ‘Salas’. Interior spaces are fluid and spacious, with large windows allowing the sunshine to bathe interiors with light. From the Luxury Villa with Pool, covering 208 sq. metres, to the 2 Bedroom Suite Villa with Pool, with additional living spaces bringing the total interior space to 500 sq. metres, accommodation at Shanti Maurice is among the most generous in Mauritius.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 18 September, 2013
Backpackers seem to make up a newly-defined demographic amongst today’s fashionable hospitality industry. Generator Copenhagen, envisioned by Canadian-firm The Design Agency, caters to this crowd–and beyond–with an edgy modern hotel design emphasized on happening social gatherings.
Located near hot spot Kongens Nytorv Square, this six-story hostel sits in a former Philippe Starck-designed apartment building, so it’s no wonder the fundamental spaces translate so well into the sleek, vibrant and hip renovation. Adding interest is the street entrance, which is fronted with a gallery space of transparent glass walls allowing city dwellers to admire the artful entertainment. Urban fascination at its finest!
Posted by Suzanne at 3 September, 2013