Maison Moschino Hotel is situated in the old neoclassical railway station on Milan’s Viale Monte Grappa, the four-floor building comprises 54 rooms and 15 suites (each one unique), plus a bar, restaurant, gym and spa. And, because the creative direction is led by Rossella Jardini and Moschino’s creative team, guests can expect a suitably dreamy experience – the entrance hall, for example, features a lamp in the shape of one of the label’s signature lampshade dresses and one of the bedrooms sees red petals dripping from the light fittings and covering the bed itself.
“The common thread connecting the rooms is a fairy tale theme because to sleep is perchance to dream, and dreams are fairy tales that we are allowed to experience first hand, the fables of a fantasy world that we have created,” explains a Moschino spokesperson. “This is an alternate life in which we direct and stage the scripts of our very own play. The hotel interior reflects Moschino’s distinctive style, where the ordinary world is painted with a brush of surrealism.”
Can this be real? A madcap fairytale of a 12-story building is now part of the skyline of Zaandam, a city near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The new Inntel Hotel, designed by WAM Architects, looks like a pileup of traditional Dutch houses. The idea for its design came up with the nature of hotels in town centers. Hotels should be like a “home from home”: the 160 bedrooms of Inntel offer a little house to everyone, rather than an anonymous space.
Located in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Met Hotel has been designed by Zege Architects and the restaurant CHAN by Andy Martin Associates. The building understands the language of the visitor with form, ambiance, luxury, sexiness and comfort. Lounging atmospheres and immaculate detailing is everywhere.
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh is the city’s most exciting new hotel development designed by famous Italian fashion house Missoni.With their characteristic Missoni décor, boasting ’70s inspired furniture, vivid contrasts of black and white, geometrical patterns and multicoloured stripes, the luxury guestrooms at the Hotel Missoni Edinburgh offer an elegant yet welcoming setting for your stay in the Old Town.
Situated in vibrant and trendy East London, David Carter’s home is a historic and elegant four storey Queen Anne townhouse built in 1717. With two used guest bedrooms, 4 0 W i N K S is being launched to help give photographers, stylists, art directors, designers, buyers, models and anyone in the creative and fashion industries somewhere fun and different to stay when they are in London for work or pleasure.
Singita Lebombo Lodge is situated in the Nwanetsi Concession Area in the Kruger National Park. Singita Lebombo rests lightly among the ancient boulders of the Lebombo Mountains overlooking the African plain where 2 rivers meet.
It is a place where guests will be able to experience the real Africa, majestic, unfiltered and unadorned.
From the sweeping wooden decks, you can watch the theatre that unfolds before you, while the lap pool beckons to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The fifteen suites feature contemporary finishes with beds dressed with Egyptian cotton and silky-soft throws.
The Zambezi Queen, a new 150-foot-long river boat owned by Tony Stern, is a “five-star floating boutique hotel.” It has been designed to provide all modern amenities to the passengers with minimum impact on the environment. The boat offers a luxurious new way to explore the Chobe River in Botswana, which runs through the Chobe National Park.
The luxurious boat is both luxurious and green as it is equipped with solar water heater and uses jet propulsion instead of conventional propellers for better fuel economy. Moreover, the boat doesn’t have any air-conditioners to save on precious energy. All of its 14 suites are appointed with private balconies, modern colonial-style décor and plenty of mosquito netting.
Guests even have access to the fully-equipped cockpit at the front of the plane.The one-room suite includes three flat-screen televisions, a sauna, jacuzzi and a Blu-ray player.
Architect David Wahl, based in Washington, collaborated with Melanie Hall, owner of Luna2, to create this groundbreaking design which is a vastly different approach to the ubiquitous ‘modern Bali’ style. Its simplicity is intended as a launch pad for the excellence within.
It’s terraced front patio includes a stocked pond, a lap pool and a breathtaking view of the ocean in Indonesia’s top travel hotspot. The residence itself is a contemporary classic, a design by David Wahl that rests perfectly on its well designed landscape.
The advert titled Baggage Belt was done by Masterminds advertising agency for HOTEL BEAU-RIVAGE company in USA.
The idea was to create a refreshingly tranquil oasis for the weary passenger, mimicking the cool water of Beau Rivage’s tropical pool. The baggage belt was transformed into a swimming pool complete with swimmers and playful slogans. The result was a total change in how people react around the hectic space of a luggage belt.
The photos above are of the recently completed exterior façade that architect Tokyo Ito has designed for the new Suites Avenue Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.
Ito has transforming what was previously a dull office building by creating an intriguing façade of waves that he says was inspired by his love of the work of Antoni Gaudi.
The vertical indoor garden was designed for a space without irrigation or drainage at the platinum LEED certified Bardessono hotel in Yountville, California. It is a striking substitute for wasteful displays of cut flowers produced through a collaboration by Flora Grubb; a landscape designer, Kevin Smith and the architect Seth Boor.
“Our first instinct was to really pack the plants in,” Ms. Grubb said. “But then as we pulled them apart, they became so much more special, like abstracted sea creatures.”
The retreat which resides at 2,810 meters above sea level was designed by both students and professionals at the ETH in a combined effort to create a modern, efficient building. Interestingly, the structure was pre-fabricated from from wood and digitally optimized to become a state of the art hotel.
Designed in 1899 by Jacques Gros, the Zürich’s Dolder Grand Hotel has a wonderful city location overlooking Lake Zürich and the Alps. The health/spa hotel has been re-invented as a modern luxury hotel by a famous team of architects from London’s Foster and Partners, by United Designers, also of London, and by spa-industry visionary, Arizona-based Sylvia Sepielli, for the spa concept.
Single-story design surrounded by nature, forming part of the landscape.Designed by Monica Rivera & Emiliano Lopez to be on only one floor, there are 22 rooms from which to choose; some featuring a private garden, some a large outdoor designer bath, others are designer bungalows set apart from the main complex in the middle of wheat fields.
Patios of almond trees and the native vegetation serve to blend Aire in with the natural landscape. In the restaurant, you will be able to delight in the authentic feasts on offer in this natural setting.
Abu Dhabi has many island developments in the works. But few will be as sparsely populated, or as pricey, as Nurai Island, the name developers have given to one of the area’s most private and upmarket communities.
The 130,000-square-meter island is about to be transformed into an achingly glamorous and luxurious resort and exclusive private residential estate, comprised of one boutique luxury hotel resort with 60 suites, 31 beachfront estates and 36 water villas. The project is a collaboration between New York based Studio Dror, led by Dor Benshetrit.