In order to bring a lot of practical knowledge of interior decoration from a trip along with souvenirs and golden tan, it’s enough to stay in the right hotel. For example, if this hotel is decorated by a famous designer. After all, guests of design hotels have an excellent opportunity to see the work of the professional in practice – to evaluate the convenience of planning and furnishing, to analyze the principle of textile selection and the choice of lighting.
So, we offer 5 bright hotel projects of famous designers. Whichever hotel you choose, 14CARS.COM will be the best way to get to it from the local airport…
- Hotel de Luxe Nolinski Paris
Where: Paris, France
Who is the designer: Jean-Louis Deniot
How much per night: from $450/day
(photo by Design.Shuffle)
The fact that you got to the hotel from Jean-Louis Deniot can already be guessed in the lobby – you’ll see the famous clouds on the walls by the stairs. As befits a boutique hotel, each of the 46 rooms of Hotel de Luxe Nolinski is unique and at the same time designed in a recognizable style of a designer with a mix of vintage details and virtuoso work with gray color.
The impressive part of furniture, lamps and accessories is custom-made according to Deniot’s sketches. Many items in the hotel can be bought, which is a great solution to the eternal issue with souvenirs.
Hotel de Luxe Nolinski is located in the heart of Paris, near the Opera Garnier and the Tuileries Garden, and you can reach the Louvre in a couple of minutes. Before dipping into the cultural life of the city, we recommend that you look into the Palais Royal French restaurant located next door to the hotel: its dishes are noted by the prestigious Michelin guide.
- LUX Grand Gaube
Where: Grand Gaube, Mauritius
Who is the designer: Kelly Hoppen
How much per night: from $240/day
(photo by IDEE PER VIAGGIARE)
At the end of last year, the LUX Grand Gaube resort hotel presented its updated look, developed in collaboration with the British Kelly Hoppen. Top designer identified the style of the hotel as an eclectic retro-chic, but in fact, each of the hotel’s 198 rooms looks like an elegant and very stylish beach house.
While relaxing in the hotel, take note of the flawless work of Hoppen with muted natural shades and complex geometric patterns.
Book a room of Romantic Junior Suite category: these junior suites offer the best views of the ocean.
- M Social Singapore
Who is the designer: Philippe Starck
How much per night: from $150/day
(photo by Connor Renwick)
It’s not the first time for a distinguished Frenchman to design a hotel – and each of his work in the hotel industry is filled with incredible energy. M Social is also known by its democratic nature: among the hotel rooms there’s no clear division into standard and luxury, and all 293 rooms are cozy mini-lofts.
As in all Starck’s projects, public areas are abundant with kitsch, graffiti, cosmic lights and gadgets: for example, one of the walls of the bar was decorated with smartphones.
Don’t be alarmed if instead of the hotel staff you find a robot that is in a hurry to deliver food and drinks to the visitors’ rooms. In such a way the owners of M Social automate the hotel service.
- Parker Palm Springs
Where: Palm Springs, California, USA
Who is the designer: Jonathan Adler
How much per night: from $300/day
(photo by *kay*)
Strictly speaking, Adler didn’t invent the style of the hotel from scratch, but only refreshed it. 144 rooms and public areas of the hotel, designed in the spirit of the mid-century modern interiors, were diluted with bright posters and unusual accessories, and outside a two-meter bronze sculpture of a banana were installed.
By the way, the print of the carpet on the stairs from eccentric American designer is his special design invention. Be sure to visit the villa where the legendary Gene Autry once stayed – a singer and actor famous for his roles in American westerns. Adler redid the interior of the villa completely, recreating as much as possible the spirit of the past.
- Il Sereno Lago di Como Hotel
Where: Torno, Italy
Who is the designer: Patricia Urquiola
How much per night: from $820/day
(photo by Bluserena Villaggi 4 Stelle)
It seems that it would be difficult to find better natural decorations for the design of Patricia Urquiola than the surroundings of Lake Como. Perhaps this is why the chamber boutique hotel with 30 rooms, designed by the legendary Spaniard, looks like a logical continuation of the natural landscapes of northern Italy.
Probably, in Il Sereno, Urquiola decorated everything – from furniture and bathroom equipment to staff uniform.
When choosing a room, pay attention to the Darsena Suite. Its peculiarity is that it’s located on the water level: you can dive into the lake directly from the terrace.