March 8, 2017

5 Standout Hotels in Europe and Asia

For hotels in Europe and Asia, designers go the extra mile.

1. Firm: CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)

Project: Shenzhen Marriott Hotel.

Site: Nanshan, China. 

Standout: The trawling nets and sailboats typical of this location, once a quiet fishing village, find artistic interpretation in more than a dozen sculptures.

The lobby of the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences by Kinnersley Kent Design. Photography by Kate Berry.

2. Firm:
Kinnersley Kent Design

Project: Athenaeum Hotel & Residences.

Site: London. 

Standout: An urbanely British mix-and-match takes the form of the lobby’s herringbone parquet, chicken-wire chandeliers, and stills from the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous

The underside of Treehotel by Snøhetta. Photography by Johan Jansson.

3. Firm:

Project: Treehotel.

Site: Harads, Sweden. 

Standout: Viewed from below, a wooden cabin hoisted amid pine branches seems to melt away, thanks to the aluminum underside’s blown-up photograph of treetops.

A guest room in the Change Vacation Hotel by Co-Direction Interior Design. Photography by Jing Xu-Feng.

4. Firm:
 Co-Direction Interior Design. 

Project: Change Vacation Hotel.

Site: Dali, China. 

Standout: Traditional latticework coexists with contemporary touches, such as the lighting cove that zigzags along the peaked ceiling of an angular guest room.

A swimming pool inside the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto by Hirsch Bedner Associates and Kume Sekkei Co. Photography by Will Pryce.

5. Firm:
Hirsch Bedner Associates
 and Kume Sekkei Co.

Project: Four Seasons Hotel.

Site: Kyoto, Japan. 

Standout: Aquatic delights span the centuries, from the 800-year-old koi pond at the heart of the property to the indoor swimming pool offering semi-submerged chaise longues.

> See more from the February 2017 issue of Interior Design

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