Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Paris Art Hotel | Hotel Le A

One day the artist Fabrice Hybert scribbled an A, and began helplessly laughing …It is the first universal letter and has a nice ring to it, it is the best name for a hotel…and everything started off in the quest for “A”: A for (rue d’) Artois, A pour the Alphabet (26 rooms), A for Art (the hotel is an art gallery) and eventually resulted in the elongated “A” logo resembling the Eiffel Tower: the stamp by which Hotel Le A is recognised.

After many long months of work in 2003, this contemporary luxury hotel finally opened its doors.

The 19th-century façade and glass canopy have been preserved. All the interiors have been remodelled to reveal a large private mansion. Hotel Le A is not merely an hôtel de charme, it is a location that has been designed and built as a genuine townhouse, a place where people live.

The hotel’s fine proportions are the ideal backdrop to unobtrusive, contemporary luxury combining sophistication, elegant simplicity and powerful architecture.

The hotel offers luxury with its own distinctive personality. The overall look was thought up by Frédéric Mechiche, the talented owner, whose work is based on artistic creation. He took the utmost care over the slightest details of colour, materials, light, design and aspects of comfort.
His art is expressed with a certain humour, without restraint and using various mediums: canvas, tapestry, ceramics, lighting, etc. Art is integrated naturally in the hotel through which visitors wander as if they were in a gallery.

26 rooms wreathed in light, all with different names as if they were part of a poem: ”Enfert”, “Peau d’âne”, “tremblement de terre” and “baiser d’arbre”. The letters of the alphabet succeed each other, and your imagination is not far behind. From the double-shaded lobby with its ebony-ivory contrasts, to the library containing 300 art books, to the delicious house cocktail called “Aphrodite”, Hotel Le A is the place to be for art connoisseurs. It would be a pity to miss one of Paris’s most “Arty” venues, wouldn’t it?

Paris Boutique Hotel | The Albe Hotel

The Albe Hotel is a 3-star hotel just footsteps away from Notre Dame and Saint Germain des Prés with its famous antique dealers, chic boutiques, book shops and renowned cafes. At The Albe Hotel, you are in the heart of the Quartier Latin, where a world of interesting places is at your doorstep.

As soon as you arrive, you feel at ease in the comfortable atmosphere and contemporary styling that is clear and simple. The Albe Hotel's receptionists greet you with a smile as they make you feel at home, whether you speak English, Spanish, Italian or German. There is always someone at the reception, 24 hours a day. Fax and photocopy services are available as well as Wi-Fi Internet.

Boutique Hotel In Paris | Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel

Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel is close to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro, in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Hotel is in an exceptional location.

Although situated in a quiet residential area, Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel enjoys a highly attractive setting within walking distance of the capital’s monuments, restaurants and stores.

Entirely renovated, the Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel combines modern facilities with a contemporary decor.

Sophisticated and comfortable, Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel offers its demanding guests an exclusive, elegant atmosphere devoted to your well-being.

Boutique Hotel In Paris | The Hôtel Powers

The Hôtel Powers is situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of the 'golden triangle' formed by the Champs Elysées, avenue Montaigne and avenue George V. The Hôtel Powers was formerly a private town house, the building was transformed into a hotel in 1919 and has managed to keep its charm and class over the decades. The Hôtel Powers's wood paneling, period furniture, engravings and antique moldings all contribute to the building's elegance.

The Hôtel Powers fifty rooms and suites are spacious, very comfortable and fully equipped (free wireless Internet access, flat screen TV, safe, individual air conditioning, Bulgari amenities...) Certain rooms have direct private access to a terrace or a bow window (some of which have a view of the Eiffel Tower).

Paris Boutique Hotel | Marais Bastille Hotel

Nestling in the heart of one of Paris’ most historical quarters, Marais Bastille Hotel offers the peace and quiet of a homely atmosphere; its decoration is modern with strong overtones of refinement and sobriety. Leading off the main area are a lounge overlooking an interior courtyard and a library – ideal places to relax after a day out in the capital city. Throughout Marais Bastille Hotel, the white walls are laced with bright pastel shades, such as coral pink and aniseed green. There is a very noble theme throughout, thanks to the wood (black-trimmed furniture designed especially for the hotel) and stone, and white marble in the bathrooms. With its subtle blend of simplicity and sophistication, Marais Bastille Hotel is cozy and inviting.

Boutique Hotel In Paris | The Hotel Britannique

The Hotel Britannique will enthrall you with its exceptional location in the heart of Paris, only a pace away from the Seine on the Avenue Victoria, in a beautiful building dating back to 1860, surrounded by theatres and cabarets , shops and oh so Parisian bistros.
It will charm you with its unique character, its romantic ambiance, the soft atmosphere, and with its elegant and refined style. You will be pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail, the sense of service, and also by the willingness and the professionalism of the personnel.The hotel will serve you a generous and hearty breakfast, with the house omlette and hard boiled eggs, its various meats and French cheeses, pastries and fresh fruit juices of the day…. A breakfast that will set you on the right path for an exerting day in this exciting city.

Paris Boutique Hotel | Cluny Square Hotel | Boulevard Saint-Germain | Paris

Wether on business or on holiday you will enjoy staying at the Cluny Square Hotel, a comfortable 3 stars hotel in Paris! It is conveniently situated at the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Boulevard Saint-Michel, right in the middle of the Quartier Latin, Paris' cultural Heart.

Boutique Hotel In Amsterdam | Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

" Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam is a unique hotel. Zaandam was the world’s first industry area and it’s rich history has been translated in a modern way throughout the hotel. Discover, experience and enjoy this in a luxurious way. The hotel has 160 stylish rooms, meeting and party facilities up to 350 persons and a brasserie- restaurant with a terrace on the water. To relax during your stay the hotel also offer a wellness centre with swimming pool, fitness, sauna and steam bath.
We are situated next to the trainstation Zaandam, where the train will take you to the centre of Amsterdam within 12 minutes. Also, the Congress Centre RAI and Schiphol Airport are easy to reach by train!
From the Ring A10 road you can reach our hotel within 5 minutes, where you can park you car in the parking garage directly next to the hotel."

Boutique Hotel In Amsterdam | Dylan Hotel

Tucked behind a historical façade right along the canals of the city’s charming center, the Dylan Hotel provides an exclusive gateway to uncovering the hidden treasures of Amsterdam’s past and present.
The history reaches back to 1612, when construction workers began excavating the fifth canal, the “Keizersgracht”. Five years later a doctor, named Samuel Coster, bought this plot of land and a wooden building was constructed. As a man of letters, Doctor Coster was greatly interested in Dutch plays and poetry and he founded a theatre in the building, called the “Duytsche Academie”.
To placate the church authorities, who disapproved of the immoral character of the theatre, it was decided to donate most of the profits to the city's orphanages. In 1632 the architect Jacob van Campen was commissioned to build a stone theatre.
In the following years, many Dutch plays where performed on stage, as well as plays by writers such as Shakespeare, Moliere, Voltaire and Corneille.
On the 100th anniversary of the theatre, in the year 1737, it was Antonio Vivaldi himself who conducted the theatre’s orchestra.
Many well-known guests visited the theatre, including the Prince of Orange, the King of Poland, the Russian Tsar and the Elector of Brandenburg.
Monday, the 11th of May 1772, turned out to be a black day in history. During a performance the building caught fire and completely burned down.
In 1773 the site was sold to one of the Regents of the Roman Catholic Church charities, known as the Old & Poor People’s Office.
This foundation retained ownership until 1998, when the building was completely renovated and reopened as a luxury boutique hotel, in 1999.....more

Design Hotel In Dubai | The Palace - The Old Town

Built on the edge of a lake, The Palace - The Old Town is a harmonious blend of Middle Eastern heritage and contemporary Dubai with 242 guest rooms, including 81 magnificent suites. Located on the Old Town Island, The Palace is a resort within the city, at the heart of a traditional Arabian village, faced with a striking symbol of modernity. The luxurious hotel is ideally situated in the Downtown Dubai area, within short distance from all major business and financial institutions and leisure attractions. The Palace is directly connected with the Souk Al Bahar, facing The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa , the world's tallest tower and just a step away from The Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping centre in the world. The Palace hosts three international restaurants, a luxury spa, recreational amenities, a large pool, stunning meetings and events facilities and a comprehensive business centre.

Design Hotel In Dubai | The Address Dubai Marina

Standing tall in the heart of one of Dubai’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, where crystal waters shimmer against modern architecture and luxury yachts moor alongside trendsetting restaurants, The Address Dubai Marina is a haven for the discerning traveller. With 200 luxurious rooms, five superb restaurants and lounges, a relaxing spa, spectacular infinity pool and state of the art meeting and event facilities, The Address Dubai Marina will keep you refreshed and inspired. Perfectly situated for your business needs, The Address Dubai Marina is just a short ride away from Dubai Media and Internet Cities, Knowledge Village, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and within walking distance from the metro station. And what is business without a little fun? With the white sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf just a stroll away, and the hotel’s direct link to the stylish Dubai Marina Mall, The Address Dubai Marina gives you every reason to extend your stay and unwind.

Boutique Hotel | Fierro Hotel | Palermo | Buenos Aires | Argentina

Fierro Hotel is located in Palermo Hollywood, within walking distance of restaurants, design stores and the most advanced film studios in Buenos Aires, Fierro Hotel is a brilliant combination of Buenos Aires boldness, diversity and elegance.

Fierro Hotel seeks comfort for its guests in every detail, with 27 spacious rooms, a spa area with a swimming pool, sauna for six people and an incredible view of Palermo, both from its relaxation areas and from its suites. Technology is a big ally to achieve this: Fierro Hotel has the latest electronic advances available to guests and is the first hotel in Argentina to offer iPads in its suites and lobby. Fierro Hotel double glazed windows in every room ensure a silent environment for deep rest.

In addition, Chef Hernán Gipponi delights guests with signature dishes and the best local ingredients; a combination which satisfies the senses and needs of the most demanding travelers at Fierro Hotel.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Urban Hotel | Madrid | Spain

A grand luxury five-star hotel located in the very heart of Madrid, in the museum triangle formed by the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Queen Sofia Foundation and just a few minutes away from Paseo del Prado, Puerta del Sol and El Retiro park. Located in a newly constructed building in the heart of the financial, political, commercial and cultural centre of Madrid, the Hotel Urban won't fail to catch your interest. With a marked Art-Deco style and opting for avant-garde architecture, the Hotel Urban is a boutique hotel from the 21st century, urban, design and ideal for exacting lovers of luxury who shy from conventionality. A charming, modern design hotel that has already become a point of reference. It stands out not only in the hotel panorama but also among Madrid's dining establishments and nighttime entertainment venues thanks to Europa Decó and the Glass Bar.....more

Design Hotel In Vancouver | The Keefer Suites | Vancouver | Canada

With direct access from a private elevator, each of the Keefer's four residences has been choreographed to feature a blend of modern and historical pieces, punctuated by Keefer 'cleverisms'. A full gourmet kitchen feeds a dining area for 10, while sprawling sofas line enormous living rooms. Oversized flat screens are balanced by custom art by Douglas Coupland. Bedrooms are conducive to rest with floor to ceiling black out curtains and sumptuous linens, while the spa styled ensuites ensure pure relaxation. All suites are available for rent on a short or long-term basis.....more

Hotel Brick | Mexico City

‘Brick is a chance to live Mexico City from within, to reminisce the city’s majestic past from a young and modern perspective.’
A luxurious suite with hall and private dining room, large windows with a marvelous view of Tabasco Street, LCD TV and a wide variety of amenities that will provide you with complete comfort during your stay.
Enjoy an extraordinary view of the neighborhood and its surroundings, an outdoor tub or just your favorite TV program from the private outdoor terrace that each duplex PH Loft has to offer.....more

Capsule Hotel | 9Hours Hotel | Kyoto Japan | Design Studio S

9 h (nainawasu) is a new capsule hotel that offers luxury in a minimum living space.
the 9 h capsule hotel and all amenities were designed by fumie shibata of design studio s,
which she founded in 1994. with her team, she defined the elements necessary for a
'minimal transit space' in big cities in japan. the product designer has been pursuing
the 9h project as a creative director for 3 years.

the first hotel will opened in december this year, located in shimogyo-ku, kyoto, located on
teramachi street between department store fujii daimaru and convenience store AMPM,
two minutes walk from kawaramachi station. the building itself will be 9 stories tall,
will host 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and a lounge.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hotel Design | JW Marriot Grand Rapid | Architect,Goettsch Partner | Interior Designer,BBGM

At the JW, each of our 340 rooms and suites are, quite simply, private retreats designed to reward the senses and comfort the spirit. Outfitted with dozens of thoughtful details, like luxurious bed linens, a Steelcase Leap 2® chair, and commissioned photography of Grand Rapid’s Sister Cities, we’ve thought of everything and have left nothing to chance.
JW Marriot
Goettsch Partner

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai | Architect,Geottsch Partners | Interior Design,Bilkey Llinas Design

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
A sleek icon to the finest hospitality in India, is set in the emerging World district, central to everything in the city once known as Bombay. Spacious quarters, many with views of the Arabian Sea, offer unrivalled comforts and service. Anticipate the most pressing demands of business – or pause for see-and-be-seen dining, poolside recreation or ayurveda in the spa.
Architect :Geottsch Partners
Interior Designer :Bilkey Llinas Design

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Design Hotel | Hotel Urban | Madrid, Spain

A grand luxury five-star hotel located in the very heart of Madrid, in the museum triangle formed by the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Queen Sofia Foundation and just a few minutes away from Paseo del Prado, Puerta del Sol and El Retiro park. Located in a newly constructed building in the heart of the financial, political, commercial and cultural centre of Madrid, the Hotel Urban won't fail to catch your interest. With a marked Art-Deco style and opting for avant-garde architecture, the Hotel Urban is a boutique hotel from the 21st century, urban, design and ideal for exacting lovers of luxury who shy from conventionality. A charming, modern design hotel that has already become a point of reference. It stands out not only in the hotel panorama but also among Madrid's dining establishments and nighttime entertainment venues thanks to Europa Decó and the Glass Bar.

Room Mate Hotel | Mario | Madrid, Spain

He lives in Opera, next to Gran Vía. He enjoys the tranquillity of the neighbourhood, knowing that he can escape from it with just a few steps. He is a composer for contemporary music and loves movies. Some of his friends could be: Alberto Iglesias, Nawja Nimri e Isabel Coixet... Situated in the historical, gastronomical and exciting downtown of Madrid, the hotel is only 50 meters from the Opera, Royal Palace, and Gran Vía. The Room Mate Mario hotel boasts 54 rooms that represent a lodging concept modern even within its category. Each one stocked with wi-fi internet connection, flat screen tv, DVD, mini bar, safe, air conditioning and heating…

Design Hotel | The Park Chennai | Chennai India

The Park in Chennai is an urban haven, located on Anna Salai in the heart of the business district of Tamil Nadu's vibrant capital. This elegant and lavish 214-room hotel stands on the historic premises of the erstwhile Gemini Film Studios. The Precincts that created larger than life heroes and heroines since the 1940's, mesmerising millions with Technicolor dreams have now been transformed to house the theatre of life in its private and public spaces. The hotel creates a unique story of textures, surfaces, shadow and light inspired by film and performance in its various forms.

The drama within is boldly stated by the urban landscape that creates the story of textures, surfaces, shadow and light. A flamboyant and deep curved wall shelters and protects you as you enter the hotel. A traditional welcome with giant lotuses is interpreted with modernity by artist Hemi Bawa.

The dramatic entry leads to an atrium that is breath-taking in its simplicity. Pale cream limestone, aqua leather and chocolatey velvets create an oasis from the chaos of the city. The multi-layered lobby echoes theatre and performance stages inviting one to take part in the drama or observe from a quiet corner. At night the atrium lobby becomes an interactive space with projected images, light and sound, echoing the past life of its location.

A huge granite arc floats on glass to form the reception, becoming the nerve centre for all the backstage work in the hotel. The wall of light on the grand staircase, is our modern homage to walls of traditional deepams that light temples and homes across India.

Design Hotel In India | The Park Hotel Bangalore | Bangalore, India

Turn off M G Road, the city’s most exciting upscale retail, fashion and corporate district, to reach The Park Bangalore.
The first contemporary Indian boutique hotel, it is designed by Conran and Partners, UK, as the perfect urban retreat. Small, luxurious and intimate. Lavish tech'd up rooms provide complete relaxation. Houses the country's best Italian restaurant i.t-alia where a team of celebrated Chefs creates authentic dishes with imported and fresh ingredients. Bangalore's first lounge bar I-bar continues to drum up the right energy. The only temperature controlled lap pool in the city is perfect for outdoor fun.
Tatler Magazine, UK in its definitive Travel Guide 2003, has rated this as one of the 101 best hotels in the world.
The logo fuses India's traditional craft of weaving silk with progress of the IT India in the Garden City -a combination of sky blue, lime yellow and fresh green recalling SOFTWARE, SILK AND LEAF.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Guludo Eco-Resort | Quirimbas National Park | Mozambique | Kilburn and Nightingale

The Guludo eco-resort is located within the newly established Quirimbas National Park. The project aims to bring together high class tourist facilities and ecological concerns within a development agenda. Undertaken in consultation with the local community, a portion of the profits will be ploughed back into the village and district.
The resort is arranged as a series of small-scale buildings strung out along a path in the manner of a traditional village. A central 'hub' consists of the main public buildings sited around an open courtyard, with a covered dining area overlooking the sea. Guests are accommodated in independent bandas arranged north and south of the 'hub' facing directly onto the beach. The buildings are built using largely local techniques, drawing on local skills and labour, and developed and adapted as necessary to suit the particular form and requirements of the individual buildings. A key element of the design is the use of sustainable energy sources - solar power and heating, methane gas production, compost toilets, and the buildings are designed to maximise natural ventilation and shading. It is intended that the standard of design, construction, and ecological and developmental responsibility of Guludo eco-resort will be of the highest quality. The resort should be a model for future developments and should be capable of being audited against international standards.....more from Kilburn & Nightingale

Design Hotel In Toronto | The Drake Hotel Design By 3rd Uncle Design

The Drake Hotel
Starting with the cultural vision of the owner in 2002, to create a unique experience that explores the relationship between Hospitality, Culture and Community, a creative team of extraordinarily talented professionals and artisans was assembled, including 3rd Uncle Design, an award winning Toronto based design firm. The design process engaged the history of the Drake and its neighbourhood, as recorded in the fabric of the building. The goal was for The Drake to provide those that walked through its doors with a unique, storied experience. At the same time, the Drake would be grounded in providing its guests with world class service and attention in an environment that paid homage to exceptional and timeless design. In 2007, designers were yet again commissioned to re-imagine the Drake’s Lounge and Dining Room back to its 1940s golden age roots. The new look embraces the elegance, decadence and dignity of a special moment in time with leather booths, green leather banquettes, marble and brass fixtures, custom designed chandeliers and commissioned murals. Key to the redesign was Room 222, a Private Dining Room just on the edge of the action. Capturing the exclusivity and glamour of the Hollywood golden age, Room 222 features mid-century reproduction swivel chairs, amber teak wood mouldings, marble and glass finishes and a lush, Drake-designed, 20-foot mural spanning its length.

Hotel San Jose | Austin,Texas | Lake-Flato

A 1930s motor hotel in an eclectic district of South Austin was transformed from low-rent lodging to a hip, modern destination. Rooms in the existing three buildings were restructured, and a new 16-room building was added in the former parking lot to create a central courtyard. This communal outdoor space serves as an outdoor lobby, lounge and pool area. Architectural details, such as tile shed roofs, parabolic arches, arbors and porches, were repeated throughout the complex. Gardens of native Texas plants tie the buildings together.
Lake Falto
Hotal San Jose
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