Hotels & Restaurants
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
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
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
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