9 Best New Design Hotels
Details recently pulled together a list of the 9 Best New Design Hotels. While it includes some hotels that we’ve covered, such as the Pantone Hotel, Inntel, and the Treehotel in Sweden, the other awe-inspiring hot spots are new to us. Showcasing the world-class work of influential architects and designers, each one has its own unique design appeal.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Barcelona
This 98-room getaway masterfully incorporates modern shapes (furniture by Moroso, Flos, and Molteni), elements of Mediterranean style (Bassano ceramics, antique Spanish tile floors), and old-fashioned luxe (velvet upholsteries, a Chesterfield sofa) into the Asian aesthetic that defines the Mandarin Oriental brand.
12 Decades Art Hotel – Johannesburg
Each guest room is outfitted by a different local creative to represent a period in the city’s history. Elsewhere, rising furniture stars Dokter and Misses stocked a twenties-themed space in their own Bauhaus-inspired metal pieces.
Stay – Copenhagen
Three years ago, when the team behind Stay commandeered this former artists’ squat, they vowed to remain true to the building’s roots. Now with an on-site bakery and a grocery store, glass-enclosed bathrooms, and minimalist black furniture, the effect is a blank slate on which colorful characters work and play.
Hotel Viura – Villabuena de Álava, Spain
Like a cluster of ripe grapes, this Rioja escape is a tightly knit but haphazard mass of individual forms. The owners, architects Joseba and Xabier Aramburu of the firm Designhouses, made good use of the structure’s shapes, merging inside and out with exposed concrete walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the occasional private terrace that overlooks the Sierra de Cantabria hills.
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