Today I will present to your attention a small hit paradick of the best, for my taste, designer hotels that opened not so long ago, during 2010 … Designer hotels are, of course, a special pleasure. For an amateur and a connoisseur … It’s like the most risky gastronomic dishes (and you can even compare some hotels exclusively with works of molecular cuisine). However, if until now you have not liked hotels with an actively developed design, do not rush to turn away from them completely. They need to be tried out. I suggest starting with these five, and if you don’t like these, well, then designer hotels are not for you. So:
one. El Palauet (Barcelona)
I have already written about one pure black and white hotel, the Mexican Hotel Habita Monterrey. And here is another b/w miracle: Barcelona El Palauet. In fact, these are six apartments of 150 meters each, in a house of 1906 with stained glass windows and generous stucco. The hotel features furniture masterpieces from such masters as Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Ludwig Mies van der Roye, Philippe Starck … Each suite has a butler and two maids, there is a restaurant downstairs, and a spa with a swimming pool on the roof. And, by the way, if you stay here for a long time, then the apartments can also be issued as an apartment rented.
2. Kameha Grand Bonn (Bonn)
The famous Dutchman Marcel Wanders made a hotel in Bonn, whose fashion and progressiveness literally go off scale for all known and unknown boundaries … Antique-futuristic clay columns (but not colossi!), either similar to ancient Greek amphorae, or descended from the pages of Zamyatin’s novel “We “. Multifaceted bell-lamps made of glass and metal. Crazy psychedelic ornaments. And as the crown of everything – a solar battery in the entire roof, from which the entire hotel is powered, so that the guest can be sure that he undoubtedly made his contribution to maintaining the global ecological balance.
3. Boundary hotel (London)
A hotel that has a purely British character with notes of absurdity and nonsense. Each of the twelve rooms here is dedicated to a particular designer or design trend. I liked the Bauhaus the most, but you might prefer André Putmann… The very area where this hotel is located provides the brave traveler with the real heartbeat of the city of London. Oh, and don’t forget to take a look at the rooftop of the hotel – there is a garden from the landscape designer Nikola Lesbirel, where you can drink a cocktail …
4. Cristal Champs-Elysees (Paris)
This is just that classic case of a designer hotel, which seems terribly uncomfortable and uncomfortable, but in reality turns out to be full of harmony and comfort. The first dissonance begins already at the entrance: here you are in Paris, this is the Champs Elysees, and in front of you is a building of the 19th century … painted with bright colored stripes. Inside, everything is also very contrasting – bright marble polished to a shine on the walls, chairs in the form of crystals, fountains of colors and lines. But the hotel is so beautiful and in fact so comfortable that all this is very appropriate.
5. Boskola Exedra Milano (Milan)
Despite the fact that Milan is considered a fashionable and designer city, almost the capital of design, there are not too many designer hotels here. This one is one of the best. Opened in early 2010, designed by a designer and architect named Italo Rota. 154 rooms, 9 themed suites (sports, cinema, family, romantic, etc.). Lamps from English designer Thomas Dixon give the rooms a surreal mood.