Best Hotel Interiors Around The World
The hotel industry is an extremely competitive sector and as competition in this market grows, people are coming up with innovative designs and styles with which to entice their clientele. As a result, hotel interiors have developed hugely in recent years, with interior design being at the forefront of hotel branding and design.
Here we list some of the most incredible examples of interior design in the best hotels in the world, from the famous to the very private. Have a read for inspiration for your own guest accommodation.
The Bellagio in Las Vegas may be better known for being rather more brash than expertly designed, but when you look at the individual elements that make up this luxury hotel you realise the extent to which this retreat is carefully designed.
In particular, the glass sculpture that hangs in the lobby of the Bellagio hotel entitled “Fiori di Como” makes for one of the most spectacular centrepieces of any hotel. Created by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, who was first introduced to glass when studying for an interior design degree at the University of Wisconsin, the sculpture comprises of 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms. The hotel also boasts a number of other works by the artist, which adorn the Bellagio Baccarat Lounge, the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
For many hoteliers, contemporary is best. Catering for some of the world’s most established and successful businessmen is the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, which embodies the contemporary hotel style. While it stands at an impressive 490 metres in the air, its interior is more impressive still. Simple and classic in style, it oozes luxury at every turn; from the marbled bathrooms through to the statement lighting in the lounge and bar, everything is put together to give guests a sense of luxury in the sky.
From opulence to understated indulgence, the Katikies Hotel in Santorini offers its guests luxury in the form of bright white décor that plays with the beauty of its surroundings. Inside the hotel, natural sunlight dances around the bright white walls that echo the traditional style of the area, which contrasts spectacularly against the bright blue of the sea that can be seen from your room.
In keeping with the theme, the interior is all white, delicately furnished with fine cottons that were chosen to billow softly with the sea breezes that float through the island.
Many interior designers use white to open up a room and give a brighter feel. Try teaming it with a bright hue to make a statement whilst still looking crisp and professional.
A city that prides itself on its exquisite taste in both interior design and fashion, French hotels offer both sleek and elegant design as well as a few styles that may surprise you.
The Seven Hotel Paris is one such surprise. Their themed 007 Suite is world famous, with wall murals and amenities that echo the great British spy. While it is not recommended for most hotels to go down the theme route, the suites at the Seven Hotel are expertly done and, as a result, are immensely popular.
Should the themed route take your fancy, you could always go for something more subtle. Perhaps deck out a coastal accommodation property with elements that give a nod to their surroundings, such as a Tide Clock or signage.
Giving a nod to the artists that Paris is famous for producing is La Maison – Champs-Élysées. The Gilded Lounge Suite in particular is expertly done, with an ornamental richness that echoes Napoleon III style. As one of the Couture hotel rooms, the collection is the work of fashion designer Martin Margiela and offers a mix of the avant-garde and elegant luxury.
Even our fair isle boasts exquisite hotel interiors and few examples beat that of Blakes Hotel London. Its rooms are so beautifully designed that they won the Sexiest Bedroom category at the first ever Smith Hotel Awards. Of the win, judges said:
‘There's such a leap of imagination from the streets of London to the bedrooms of Blakes; they're so exotic, elaborate and escapist. The perfect boudoir...’
– Mary Garvin, Head of Curation (US), Mr & Mrs Smith
‘It's no coincidence images of the bedrooms at this more-is-more hideaway have been used to exemplify the dream Smith bedroom: stylish, romantic, and a come-hither confection of fluffy pillows and opulent fabrics that you want to dive into and never leave.’
– Juliet Kinsman, Editor-in-chief, Mr & Mrs Smith
India’s first collection of luxury boutique five-star hotels, each entitled The Park, of course bring with them unique and impressive interiors. The Park Hotel Bangalore in particular is beautifully designed, embodying local art and culture in a sophisticated fashion. Exuding luxury with contemporary design, every detail of the hotel is thought out and chosen to embody the various landscapes, experiences, lifestyles and cultures from across India. Materials in particular are important in the design of the hotel, with silk, leather, oak floors and glass all used to give a perfect blend of modern and tradition.
Try mixing materials with small details in your property to achieve a similar look – brass door knobs next to wood and other materials can achieve a similar mix of contemporary style with tradition, whilst coming in a variety of styles to match the look and feel of the room.
Finally, the famed Roomers hotel in Frankfurt, as a Member of Design Hotels is designed with the use of clear lines, structured forms and atmospheric lighting to enhance their guests’ stay and create a memorable experience. Interiors are designed by world-famous designers who have worked to produce a seamless message across the hotel’s entire artistic concept. Bathtubs set on polished stone juxtaposed with light sheer curtains give both comfort and decadence.
While the design of many of these hotels and their interiors may be inappropriate for typical guest accommodation, the main takeaway from the list is the importance of details. Small items such as door knobs, lighting and storage all work together to give a feel of personality and luxury that guests want from their accommodation. Browse through our bestsellers for an idea of the type of features that are making the difference in the world of interiors.
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