February 24, 2017

5 Cutting-Edge Hotels and Hostels

From seaside to city, hotel and hostel designs entice.

1. Firm: Taller Aragonés.

Project: Mar Adentro Hotel and Residences, San José del Cabo, Mexico.

Standout: Water encircles and unifies contrasting elements: minimal buildings, custom-furnished by Poliform, and a nestlike restaurant pavilion woven from tree branches.

Hollander, Chicago by Ciquë and Delordinaire. Photography by Adrian Gaut/Grupo Habita.

2. Firms: Ciguë and Delordinaire.

Project: Hollander, Chicago.

Standout: After a 1905 warehouse’s scraped plaster walls and structural columns were clear-sealed as found, the latter were wrapped with banquettes for the lounge.

Oddsson, Reykjavík, Iceland by Dö∂lur. Photography by Ari Magg.

3. Firm: Dö∂lur.

Project: Oddsson, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Standout: Embodying this property’s au courant mix of high and low, a color-drenched, soundproof karaoke booth was placed in the middle of the fine-dining restaurant.

Le Roch Hôtel & Spa, Paris by Maison Sarah Lavoine. Photography by Francis Amiand.

4. Firm: Maison Sarah Lavoine.

Project: Le Roch Hôtel & Spa, Paris.

Standout: This firm’s first hotel, around the corner from the studio, is all moody color and Gallic charm, especially the oculus-lit brasserie dotted with velvety chairs.

Le Méridien Etoile, Paris by Michaelis Boyd Associates and Jean-Philippe Nuel. Photography by Eric Laignel/Le Méridien Etoile.

5. Firms: Michaelis Boyd Associates and Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Project: Le Méridien Etoile, Paris.

Standout: Cartographic vinyl wall coverings in the guest rooms are just one of the many ways that this hotel near the Champs-Élysées conveys a sense of locale.

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