Hotels & Resorts

“Breathtaking” is an understatement for the exotic natural settings defining the projects in our HOTELS & RESORTS category. Whether you are looking for design inspiration in decorating appealing holiday retreats or searching for a majestic hotel for your summer escape, the articles below give a helping hand. Every single post in this section is a journey within itself. And we guarantee that once you begin strolling through the photos, you will not be able to stop “traveling”…

An Eastern Teak Paradise Enclave in the Bahamas: Nandana Resort

Designed by de Reus Architects in the style of an Asian beach resort and set within an exclusive, gated enclave at the far West End of Grand Bahama island, the oceanfront Nandana… is composed of five Villa Suites located around a central Main Hall. All of the buildings are constructed from natural materials with limestone covered exteriors, copper roofs and

Royal Suite in London Inspired by The Style of Queen Elizabeth II

The Gallery, the studio within HBA London has transformed the Royal Suite at the InterContinental London Park Lane… to have a timeless and elegant style inspired by Queen Elizabeth II. The Gallery has created a suite modelled in part after Her Majesty’s acclaimed fashion sense – as seen especially in Cecil Beaton’s photographs of her as a young woman. The

Experience Living in a “Nature Extension”: CasasNaAreia in Portugal

CasasNaAreia… is a gorgeous holiday retreat based on the transformation of old masonry buildings into new, contemporary structures. The property with 4 double bedrooms is about the experience of living almost in an extension of the natural environment, especially when in the kitchen/dining area – which is laid out with a carpet of fine sand. One of the two wooden

Imposing Modern Hotel With Extensive Glass Facade in Chile [Video]

Mobil Arquitectos… have completed the design for the Refugia Hotel, a modern retreat located in Dalcahue, Los Lagos Region, Chile. The imposing modern project has a total surface of 1,250 square meters and takes in the rich biodiversity of the surrounding wetlands. Extensive glass facades and wooden-clad ceilings of larch define the hotel’s design and ensure an optimum environmental connection.

Contemporary ME Hotel London Built Around a Central Pyramid

Located in a sought after region of London, at the southern tip of Covent Garden in London’s art, culture and design district, the ME London 5 star hotel surprises due to an original modern design. The contemporary accommodation unit was developed by Foster + Partners… and features 157 guest rooms including 16 suites. The apartments located on the upper two

Charm of the Spanish 60s: Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel, Barcelona

A hotel where you are invited to reminisce about the thrills of a genuine cultural Spanish period. Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel was envisioned by lagranja design… and is located few steps away from the emblematic Barcelona’s Ramblas. Here is some information we were sent from the project team: “Instead of going for the so called good design – we

Charming Ski Retreat Where Nature Takes Center Stage: Wiesergut Hotel

With a perfect location by the ski slopes in Austria’s picturesque Saalbach-Hinterglemm region, Wiesergut Design Hotel… offers a memorable refuge for winter enthusiasts. There is a charming architecture twist about this project, composed of a four-story house from the 14th century which rises above a few minimalist, modern dwellings. While the main building displays a relatively compact shape and a

Colourful Hotel in Switzerland Inspiring an “Almost Home” Kind of Feeling

25 Hours Hotel in Zurich is one of those places, bright, cozy and adorable that spread a contagious good mood. To all those who take some time to relax in Switzerland, don’t miss this spot! With a policy that promotes comfort and good mood, the hotel is an exquisite example of fresh and animated contemporary design. Situated in one of

Indonesian Retreat Offering a Sense of Discovery and Surprise: Villa Sapi

Canadian architect David Lombardi completed the design for Villa Sapi, a holiday retreat embedded in a scenic landscape on Lombok Island, Indonesia. Different from every standpoint, the project offers its beholders a chance to discover new elements with every passing moment. The resort consists of two modern freestanding buildings, surrounded by a landscaped terrain with decorative fishponds.

A harmonious

Luxury Villas Offering a Unique Zen Experience in the Exotic Thailand

The exotic country of Thailand is a piece of paradise for those who are looking for a sweet escape, away from the routine. Ideal for relaxing the mind and refreshing the body, the Naka Phuket… resort, together with its beachfront properties, offer a unique holiday experience. The beautiful resort, settled in one of the most breathtaking tropical gardens, was designed

Exotic Getaway Resort Destination in the Caribbean Sea

Exotic destinations have fascinated me since I was a child. I even dreamed of having my own private island, lost somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, away from the hectic lifestyle, away from chaos, pollution, rushed people and last but not least, from the hours that passed fast like the wind. Despite the fact that I didn’t get the island of

Luxurious Chalet Marco Polo Offering Extended Views of the Alps in Val d’Isère, France

Marco Polo… has combined contemporary and traditional materials to create a chalet like no other. Situated in the heart of Val d’Isère, yet set back from the main road, the chalet gives you privacy plus easy access to the center of this high altitude resort.  Bringing you 1000m² of Alpine chic, Marco Polo comfortably sleeps 12 adults and 2 children

Artistic and Unconventional Design Showcased by the NEW Hotel in Athens, Greece

An intricate display of colors, materials and textures, the NEW hotel was designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana… in a city that needs no presentation: Athens, Greece. The vibrant accommodation unit is located 200 meters from Syntagma (Constitution) Square and awaits guests in an unconventional design setting. By reinventing the former Olympic Palace hotel (originally built in 1958 by architect

The Ultimate Luxury Destination for Sweethearts: Song Saa Private Island

“Think intimate. Think luxurious. But above all, think harmony.” Located in the exotic Cambodia, in the unspoilt Koh Rong Archipelago, the inspiring and dreamy Song Saa Private Island… resort is an ideal destination for recharging your batteries. Due to the amazing site, you can enjoy stunning sunsets, soak your senses into a deep, relaxing state of mind and forget about

The Iconic Antumalal Hotel In Chile, Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright

Many luminaries have spent the night at Hotel Antumalal…, including Queen Elizabeth, Jimmy Stewart, and Neil Armstrong, and yet for all the hotel’s years the Antumalal is one of those hidden jewels that travelers are always delighted to discover. The hotel’s spa, recently renovated and now a holistic polarity center, adds to the region’s designation as the spa &

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