July 16, 2018

6 Hotels From the Fresh Faces of Hospitality

When we began crafting this section on the following six contemporary boutique hotels, it was with one question in mind: Who are the fresh faces in hospitality design? “Fresh” here doesn’t necessarily mean young or even new, but rather those players hitting their stride by bringing imagination and innovation to the sector.

The studios we identified form a global assembly, from Singapore’s Spacedge Design, Germany’s Krampulz Meyer Architekten, Lagranja Design in Spain, and Italy’s SCEG Architects to the stateside Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design and BHDM Design.

Although perspectives vary—from exuberant theatricality to restrained minimalism—all the firms share certain commonalities pivotal to their forward momentum: passion, commitment, and vision.

the lobby of a contemporary hotel with a live edge desk and silver columns

1. Kimpton La Peer Hotel by Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture + Design

a man sits reading in a lobby area of a hotel with white patterned accents and green indoor plants

2. Me Sitges Terramar Hotel by Lagranja Design

a vibrant hotel lobby with a pink floor, yellow accent chairs, and a blue sofa

3. Shoreline Hotel Waikiki by BHDM Design

botanical wallpaper lines one wall of a hotel room with glass walls

4. Kitz by Krampulz Meyer Architekten

a futuristic hotel lobby with white walls and black stairs

5. Hotel Mono by Spacedge Designs

a modern hotel lobby with blue botanical wallpaper and matching blue flooring

6. Hotel Les Cigales by SCEG Architects

a circular mirror reflects a boutique hotel's bedroom in blues and greens
Hotel les Cigales in Nice, France, by SCEG Architects. Photography by Serena Eller Vainicher/Vega Mg.

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