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30 Jun ’11

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris | Hotel Design

Filed under: blog,Interiors — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 5:28 pm



The Mandarin Oriental opened its Paris location a few days ago in the famous luxury shopping street Saint Honore. The Asian based hotel chain has been opening in several high end locations around the world.

The hotel has 99 rooms and 39 suites within an eight-story building with an exterior façade dating back to the 1930s. The target clients of the Mandarin Oriental are luxury seeking guests from around the world, who enjoy staying at one of the most fashionable locations.

The overall feel of the space design is a little bit feminine due to the butterfly motifs and floral carpets yet very relaxing.

The hotel has a 900 square meter spa, a 40-seat restaurant overseen by Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx, and a cocktail bar cut from a single piece of brown Spanish marble.

The rate for a deluxe suite with balcony overlooking the courtyard is 2,750 euros/night , also available is the 350 square meter  duplex penthouse for clients with higher requirements.



3 Jun ’11

The Park Hotel Hyderabad by SOM | Hotel Design

Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed the new flagship hotel for The Park Hotel Group: The Park Hotel Hyderabad. The project is 531,550-square-feet, with 270 rooms hotel with a modern, sustainable design yet respecting the local craft traditions.


The hotel is  well serviced with spas and restaurants, with space designs including materials reflecting Indian materials and crafts combined with the latest technologies to provide the best services for their clientele.



8 Jan ’11

CastaDiva Hotel at Lake Como | Hotel Design

Filed under: Interiors — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am

Lake Como has long been known a luxury retreat for celebrities like George Clooney and Madonna. The beautiful lake is bordered by both the countryside of Italy and the mountains of Switzerland.

CastaDiva is a newly renovated hotel designed by interior designer Erasmo Figini, which recently opened its doors to posh travelers who are in search for a romantic Italian get away. This hotel is of 18th century architecture, all decorative elements are of classic style yet the interior is modernized with a hip spa and bright colored furniture and finishes.


1 Dec ’10

The Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi | Hotel Design

Now synonymous with the Ferrari race track, there’s nothing quiet about Yas. This 6,000-acre island right off the coast of Abu Dhabi buzzes with a 143-berth marina and yacht club, a 3.4-mile Formula One racetrack, and now the new nine-story, nearly one-million-square-foot Yas Hotel, which opened in November, just in time for the first-annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. To keep pace with the island’s vibe, the hotel’s designers positioned its two buildings half on land, half on water, with the racetrack cutting through. Here, a look at the details, inside and out with plenty of photos.


20 Nov ’10

Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali | Hotel Design

Filed under: Architecture — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 11:00 pm


This hotel and villa development is designed as an ecologically sustainable development designed by WOHA. Located on the dry savannah landscape of the Bukit Peninsular on the dramatic southern cliffs of the Indonesian island of Bali, it comprises of a 50 suite hotel with 35 residential villas. The resort opened its doors in June 2009.


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