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Mama Shelter arrives in Rome

Mama Shelter arrives in Rome Mama Shelter will arrive in Rome this summer, bringing the brand’s playful and energetic spirit – not to mention colourful design – to the Eternal City, while at the same time launching the its first ever spa… Scheduled to open in July 2021, Mama Roma will be located in the elegant Prati district, on the…

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The Student Hotel is coming to Rome

The Student Hotel is coming to Rome By the end of 2023, The Student Hotel (TSH), which already leads modern lifestyle hospitality trends in destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and many more, will amplify its industry-leading and hybrid hospitality concept in the capital city of Rome, marking the group’s fifth hotel in Italy… Designed to bring communities together…

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W Rome on track for Q3 opening

W Rome on track for Q3 opening For many hotel projects, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unavoidable delays. Not for the W Rome, which we first heard about in 2017 and is impressively on track to open as the W Hotels brand’s debut property in Italy in Q3 this year. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… 2021 is proving to be…

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A green urban jungle: DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti Opens

A green urban jungle: DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti Opens In the heart of the Eternal City, DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti has opened sheltering a nod to biophilic design that spills into all areas of the hotel… Design firm THDP, which recently completed the interiors inside Terme di Saturnia wellness hotel, was appointed to sensitively inject character and sense…

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Rosewood Hotels to arrive in Rome in 2023

Rosewood Hotels to arrive in Rome in 2023 Rosewood Hotels has announced that it will open a 157-key luxury hotel in Rome in 2023, which will become the brand’s 11th property in Europe. Here’s what we know…  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in luxury travel and lifestyle experiences, has been appointed by real estate firm Antirion SGR to…

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Product watch: Mutina by Parkside – monochrome with meaning

Product watch: Mutina by Parkside – monochrome with meaning Chymia, a collaboration between Mutina and Laboratorio Avallone is the latest monochrome porcelain tile collection available in full exclusively at Parkside. Hotel Designs explores… Chymia fluctuates between the discipline of graphic design, expressive gestures of mark making and the two extremes of black and white, where symbols and textures are combined…

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Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open debut property in Rome

Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open debut property in Rome Bvlgari Hotel Roma, which is slated to open in 2022, will occupy a magnificent building in the heart of the Campo Marzio neighbourhood, a stone’s throw from the iconic Spanish Steps and the signature Bvlgari flagship on Via Condotti… Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will open its…

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IHG to open InterContinental in Rome

IHG to open InterContinental in Rome InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the signing of a franchise agreement with Westmont Hospitality Group and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., for a captivating property in the heart of Rome… As the industry prepares to rebuild following the destruction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and while hotel chains are predicted to announce…

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NH Hotel Group to unveil new boutique property in the heart of Rome

NH Hotel Group to unveil new boutique property in the heart of Rome Slated to open during the third quarter of 2019, NH Collection Fori Imperiali in Rome will become the Group’s sixth property in the Eternal City… NH Hotel Group is preparing to open its sixth property in Rome this summer, the boutique-style NH Collection Fori Imperiali. The upper-upscale…

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Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese unveils hotel design by Jean Philippe Nuel

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese unveils hotel design by Jean Philippe Nuel The redesign of Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is said to be an elegant Roman retreat, fusing La Dolce Vita heritage with modern French art de vivre… Located in the heart of Rome, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will reopen on July 1 2019, unveiling extensive renovations by contemporary architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe…

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Rome’s Palazzo Montemartini joins Radi­­sson Collection

The philosophy of the newly launched Radisson Collection matches particularly well with the distinctive traits of Palazzo Montemartini. Radisson Hotel Group has added the Palazzo Montemartini in Rome to Radisson Collection, effective from June 2018. Built back in 1881, Palazzo Montemartini is situated near the Baths of Diocletian and the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by Michelangelo. In…

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W Hotels to Debut in Italy with W Rome Hotel

W Hotels Worldwide, part of the Marriott International group, has announced the signature of a hotel in Rome, its first hotel in Italy. This hotel, the first by W in Italy, is set to open by 2021 in the Via Veneto neighbourhood. It has been renovated and will be operated in partnership with Omnam Group. The W Rome Hotel will…

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First Curio property in Rome – Aleph – opens

Following an extensive restoration, Aleph Rome Hotel – an elegant property in the heart of Rome – has reopened as part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of upper upscale, independent hotels and resorts. Acquired by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company “ARTIC” in 2016, Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is now an 88-room hotel…

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Rome welcomes back Le Méridien Brand

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has marked a milestone: reintroducing the brand to Italy and reimagining an iconic palace to debut Le Méridien Visconti Rome. Following its meticulous renovation and conversion, Le Méridien Visconti Rome, owned and managed by the Toti Group, now boasts custom-designed guestrooms, suites and a transformation of the hotel”s public spaces, including…

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Rome Cavalieri celebrates launch of enhanced Petronius Suite

Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the re-launch of its iconic Petronius Suite following significant investment and enhancements, allowing guests to experience heightened levels of luxury in the Eternal City. Combining Rome’s sense of history and traditions with Waldorf Astoria’s signature style and service, the newly enhanced Petronius Suite at Rome Cavalieri provides an unforgettable…

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Sneak Peek: Generator Hostels in Amsterdam, Rome & Stockholm

Generator Hostels have opened three new beautiful design hostels in Amsterdam, Rome and Stockholm… Amsterdam The Amsterdam hostel has been built in a former zoological university building reusing the old lecture hall as a bar and chill-out lounge. Rome The Rome hostel has the interior covered with a tapestry of Roman heritage with stylish private rooms. Stockholm Finally, the Stockholm…

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Rome’s iconic Hotel Eden to reopen April 2017

Dorchester Collection is proud to announce the greatly anticipated reopening of its tenth hotel, Hotel Eden in Rome, for April 2017. Having undergone an extensive restoration programme since November 2015, the updates will enhance the hotel’s original design whilst preserving the much loved spirit of the property: the project will unveil 98 spacious guestrooms and suites and will offer a…

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‘Monochrome’ – Trends at Decorex 2016

Decorex International is the UK’s leading design show and the only one of its kind in the UK for the luxury interiors market. Decorex – now in its 39th year – is firmly recognised among the international design community as the trusted resource for high-end interior designers, retailers, property developers, hoteliers and architects. L-R: ‘Jet Set Collection – New York’…

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Palazzo Scanderbeg, Rome – where Renaissance meets design

Consisting of eleven Townhouse rooms and grand Suites of different sizes, the luxury Palazzo Scanderbeg is located in the heart of Rome, with a rich history dating back to the 15th century. Thanks to a careful restoration carried out by Lamaro Appalti, this hotel can now be enjoyed by the travellers of today. Today Palazzo Scanderbeg pays tribute to its…

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Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Rome in Berlin Launches New Bebel Suite

Rocco Forte Hotels recognises the increasing demand for larger, more luxurious accommodation. As part of an on-going series of developments, Hotel de Rome has expanded its Bebel Suite to 200 sq metres, twice as large as the original, with the option of adding three bedrooms and a junior suite to create a 5 bedroom apartment of 450 sq metres. Olga…

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Enters New Caledonia With Opening Of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences

Hilton Worldwide has recently announced the introduction of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into New Caledonia with the signing of a franchise agreement with GLP Hotels New Caledonia and the opening of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences. Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences features 154 spacious and modern, self-catering apartments, that offer uninterrupted water views over the New Caledonia lagoon,…

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New Elite – Chromed Enclosures from Simpsons

Previewed at this years’ KBB in Birmingham, the Simpsons new range of Elite shower enclosures received unprecedented interest. The bright chromed enclosures are now available throughout the UK. The Elite range comprises hinged and sliding doors, side panels, single and double door quadrant options. Doors are fully reversible with a noteworthy 40mm adjustment for easy installation in any bathroom. The…

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The St. Regis Rome Unveils ‘Couture Suite’

The majestic St. Regis Rome is delighted to announce the latest addition to its collection of signature suites at the landmark hotel with the debut of the Couture Suite. Designed by The Gallery at HBA London, the Couture Suite offers an escape into the glamorous world of Italian flair and high-end fashion, combined with timeless St. Regis elegance.If the stylish…

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Product watch: IXMO Shower series by KEUCO

Product watch: IXMO Shower series by KEUCO The IXMO shower series by KEUCO is the go to for sanitary experts and lovers of excellent design. It offers an extensive range of functions; which have been efficiently combined and tailored to enable specifiers, designers and consumers alike to create a stylish shower area with the minimum number of visible components… IXMO’s…

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Construction begins for Omni Hotel & Resorts’ new resort in Frisco, Texas

Construction begins for Omni Hotel & Resorts’ new resort in Frisco, Texas SB Architects is celebrating the official groundbreaking of the new Omni PGA Frisco Resort, mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, which will include a 501-key hotel. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the design for the destination golf course, 501-key Omni PGA Frisco Resort and premier golf and retail experience, will…

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The role of wellness in the new era of ‘lifestyle hospitality’

The role of wellness in the new era of ‘lifestyle hospitality’ Following on from the virtual roundtable: ‘Raising the floor in lifestyle’ and our Hotel Designs LIVE session entitled: ‘A new era of lifestyle’, it’s safe to say that we are putting a lot of emphasis on understanding lifestyle hospitality in 2021 and beyond. To continue the theme, we asked…

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Product watch: hansgrohe Pulsify, a contemporary & accessible shower solution

Product watch: hansgrohe Pulsify, a contemporary & accessible shower solution Following a sharp pitch at Hotel Designs LIVE, bathroom manufacturer hansgrohe introduces its latest shower innovation, Pulsify, a contemporary shower range that aims to connect people, space and water; making it accessible to bathrooms of all shapes and sizes… Available in Chrome, Matt Black and Matt White, the striking Pulsify…

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Encouraging better handwashing with Intellimix from Ideal Standard

Encouraging better handwashing with Intellimix from Ideal Standard Bathroom brand Ideal Standard has launched Intellimix, a smart, cost-effective solution to support better hygiene in spaces as the commercial world reopens… Designed to dispense both soap and water with every use, Intellimix is completely touch-free, guaranteeing improved hygiene standards in public washrooms. Ideal for offices, leisure facilities and other high-traffic environments,…

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Virtual roundtable: Raising the floor in lifestyle

Virtual roundtable: Raising the floor in lifestyle As we enter what is no doubt going to be considered as ‘a new era of lifestyle’, Hotel Designs, in association with flooring brand Milliken, welcomes world-leading designers from around the globe to explore how the lane for lifestyle in hotel design and hospitality is widening. Editor Hamish Kilburn chairs the discussion… As…

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First look: Burlington’s upcoming launch of the Riviera collection

First look: Burlington’s upcoming launch of the Riviera collection Hot off the heels of launching the Bespoke collection, bathroom brand Burlington is preparing the sophisticated and rather elegant arrival of the Riviera collection. Ahead of its official launch this summer, Hotel Designs takes an exclusive sneak peek… Following hefty demand from modern travellers for the bathroom to become more than…

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Weekly briefing: Hygiene in hospitality & debut hotel openings

Weekly briefing: Hygiene in hospitality & debut hotel openings Howdy! Editor Hamish Kilburn here to round off your week with my top headline picks, including debut hotel openings from JW Marriott, W Hotels, Hyatt Hotels as well as the latest episode of DESIGN POD. Get comfy and start scrolling…  So it seems this week’s theme on the pages of Hotel…

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BREAKING: Rosewood Miyakojima to open in 2024

BREAKING: Rosewood Miyakojima to open in 2024 Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. to manage Rosewood Miyakojima on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago, opening in 2024… Rosewood Hotels is just the gift that keeps on giving us new destinations to look forward to visiting once international travel bans have lifted. Following announcements of…

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Fameed Khalique: “I have no formal training in design”

Fameed Khalique: “I have no formal training in design” From luxury leathers to experimental luxury surfaces, Fameed Khalique’s career path is anything but conventional. To understand more about Khalique’s journey in surface design, Editor Hamish Kilburn catches up with him from his London-based studio… He was described by the Financial Times as “the go-to supplier of exotic and experimental surfaces…

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Inside out – are your outdoor spaces ready for the post-pandemic world?

Inside out – are your outdoor spaces ready for the post-pandemic world? When you consider art for bars or art for restaurants, the first thing that springs to many people’s mind is the interior spaces, but with the demand for outdoor spaces following the pandemic set to rise what are the possibilities of outdoor art? Elegant Clutter’s in house art…

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Weekly briefing: EDITION soars & Tom Dixon strikes again

Weekly briefing: EDITION soars & Tom Dixon strikes again Ahoy there! Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing – if you only read one of our editorial pieces this week, make it this one as its jam-packed full of our most-read news stories and features that we have published over the last few days… This week’s round-up comes after the…

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EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022

EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022 EDITION Hotels has announced that it will open eight new properties by 2022, these include new hotels in Reykjavik, Tokyo, Rome, Dubai, Tampa, Riviera Maya and Doya… EDITION Hotels has announced its further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the expected openings of eight new properties across three continents. The…

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W Hotels arrives in Japan with opening in Osaka

W Hotels arrives in Japan with opening in Osaka World-renowned hospitality design firm concrete Amsterdam was appointed to design the interiors of W Hotels’ first property in Japan. The hotel has just opened and Hotel Designs managed to get a sneaky peek inside… The wait is over. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has…

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“Individuality with a splash of colour,” says UK Bathrooms about hansgrohe’s FinishPlus range

“Individuality with a splash of colour,” says UK Bathrooms about hansgrohe’s FinishPlus range “hansgrohe’s FinishPlus range of modern tones for taps, mixers and showers means brassware can now make a statement in the bathrooms while seamlessly blending various styles,” says Graeme Borchard, Managing Director at UK Bathrooms… The bathroom of today is taking on many of the traits of other…

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“It makes a statement” – UK Bathrooms reviews Imperial’s Black Sapphire Collection

“It makes a statement” – UK Bathrooms reviews Imperial’s Black Sapphire Collection UK Bathrooms explore comfort and style qualities in the Black Sapphire Collection of dark sanitaryware by Imperial Bathrooms… Creating a unique environment is key to success for hoteliers, whatever the hotel category, whatever the size of hotel; hotels today need to stand out in the crowd.  And one place…

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Product Watch: Finoris washbasin from hansgrohe

Product Watch: Finoris washbasin from hansgrohe hansgrohe has described the Finoris washbasin as a bathroom item that is ‘for every activity required’. The revolutionary all-rounder features more flexibility and functionality than other basins, as Hotel Designs discovers when reviewing the product… Did you know the average person spends 400 days of their lifetime using their bathroom? That’s more than 30…

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Product watch: Classical elegant bathroom collection with a modern look

Product watch: Classical elegant bathroom collection with a modern look The New Classic is a new bathroom collection by Laufen designed under the creative leadership of superstar designer Marcel Wanders… Engaged to re-interpret classical styles using the material SaphirKeramik, every item within The New Classic range included in the ensemble brings together the designer’s flair and creativity with Laufen’s mastery…

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Product Watch: Roca shines with new smart shower

Product Watch: Roca shines with new smart shower Keeping in mind that no shower experience is the same, Roca has developed a smart shower to revolutionise this daily routine. Let’s take a look at the brand’s new, sleek and simple smart shower… The latest innovative shower launched by Roca uses smart technology to provide a truly unique showering experience. With…

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Product watch: Ideal Standard launches Atelier Collections

Product watch: Ideal Standard launches Atelier Collections Bathroom brand Ideal Standard has introduced its brand-new, design-led range, Atelier Collections, created in collaboration with renowned Italian studio PS+A… The premium latest premium collections by Ideal Standard look back to its heritage while shaping the bathrooms of the future. The products bring together the unmatched skills of Palomba Serafinia Associati (PS+A), through…

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Cape Cod opens up a world of design options for smaller bathrooms

Cape Cod opens up a world of design options for smaller bathrooms The hallmark of the Cape Cod smaller bathroom program is the perfect fusion of material and form to satisfy even the highest aesthetic standards, including those from designer Philippe Starck… The untamed nature of New England’s Cape Cod region inspired Philippe Starck to create a bathroom range composed…

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Introducing AXOR One by Barber Osgerby: The essence of simplicity

Introducing AXOR One by Barber Osgerby: The essence of simplicity The new collection from AXOR is for the shower, bath and basin and is unified by a holistic design language of slender silhouettes, flat surfaces, soft corners and balanced proportions… Six years after the first collaboration with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, AXOR is proud to announce its latest collection.…

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New event alert: Retail & Hospitality Design Forum

New event alert: Retail & Hospitality Design Forum Forum Events, the parent company of Hotel Designs, has launched the Retail & Hospitality Design Forum in order to bridge the gap between retail and hospitality designers and suppliers… To help the industry enter the new era of retail and hospitality, Forum Events has launched a new meet-the-buyers hybrid event for senior…

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Bathroom lighting from Vaughan: A look back at masterpieces

Bathroom lighting from Vaughan: A look back at masterpieces Vaughan was one of the first companies to provide bathroom lighting that was both functional and refined when the brand began designing lights for this purpose more than 15 years ago. Let’s a take a look back at some highlights… Although bathroom lights need to be equipped with an IP44 rating,…

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Soho House: A sneak peek of upcoming openings

Soho House: A sneak peek of upcoming openings Soho House, which shelters members-only Houses targeted towards ‘creative souls, has unveiled renders and details of projects that are expected to open this year. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… Following a challenging year for all sectors in hospitality, Soho House, which was founded in 1995 by Nick Jones, has emerged from the pandemic…

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Bringing colour to bathroom design with RAK-Feeling

Bringing colour to bathroom design with RAK-Feeling To kickstart our editorial series putting bathrooms under the spotlight, we hear from RAK Ceramics how personality, warmth and character can be injected into the bathroom by simply introducing colour… For a long time, the focus for sanitaryware has been starkly white, but things are changing. While we remain a long way from…

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5 minutes with: Interior designer Steve Esdaile

5 minutes with: Interior designer Steve Esdaile With an ever-evolving, burning demand among modern travellers to check into spaces that ooze personality, design and art work in tandem, as editor Hamish Kilburn learns when he interviews interior designer Steve Esdaile when establishing art’s role in tomorrow’s hotel design… Esdaile Design is rapidly making a name for itself with interiors featuring…

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KEUCO Black adds an elegant touch in a modern bathroom

KEUCO Black adds an elegant touch in a modern bathroom When it comes to stylish modern furnishing, black surfaces and finishes catch the eye offer a luxurious appearance especially in the bathroom, explains bathroom brand KEUCO… If black is destined to be a key colour in your bathroom; KEUCO has an extensive range of products within their Black Concept collection.…

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5 minutes with: Interior designer Saar Zafrir

5 minutes with: Interior designer Saar Zafrir Amsterdam-based interior designer Saar Zafrir joins editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss his latest project to redesign The ReMIX Hotel in paris as well as his wider mission to ’boutique-ify’ large corporate hotels… 2012 was a pivotal year for Saar Zafrir, who changed lanes from a 12-year career in finance to take a year…

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Industry insight: Why alfresco dining is the new normal

Industry insight: Why alfresco dining is the new normal Alfresco dining has become more important and popular than ever. See how hotels can tap into this to serve more customers in every season. Canopies UK explores… When bars and restaurants reopened their doors last July, people flocked to enjoy the summer sunshine in beer gardens and outdoor terraces. Alfresco dining…

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Virtually escape into the world of art in hotel design

Virtually escape into the world of art in hotel design Are you swooning over staycations or dreaming of distant lands? We are all feeling the desire to escape from it all. Editor Hamish Kilburn catches up with Elegant Clutter’s creative director Harry Pass to find out how art in hotel design can be a wonderful way of elevating a sense…

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Franklite launches 15 new lighting product ranges

Franklite launches 15 new lighting product ranges With designers requesting for variety and choices, Franklite has introduced 15 new lighting ranges, each with its own variations within the brand’s new supplement… Over the last few months, following a busy 2020, the team at Franklite have been working tirelessly to design a range of products that are not only functional and…

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Exclusive: Inside flagship hospitality development at Silverstone

Exclusive: Inside flagship hospitality development at Silverstone Bergman Interiors and Twelve Architects have teamed up with Escapade living, led by CEO Will Tindal, to design a new development at the iconic British racetrack, Silverstone. Here’s what we know… Award-winning design studio Bergman Interiors has been named the design firm that will bring to life a mixed-use development project at Silverstone in…

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Virtual roundtable: Stylish sustainability in wellness

Virtual roundtable: Stylish sustainability in wellness For our next magic trick – AKA virtual roundtable – we’ve invited industry experts to take on the topic of stylish sustainability in wellness. Editor Hamish Kilburn leads the discussion that is sponsored by GROHE, a bathroom brand that has put sustainability at the core of each and every decision for more than 20…

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Crete to welcome island’s first ever Hilton hotel

Crete to welcome island’s first ever Hilton hotel This summer, Crete is set to welcome Royal Senses Resort Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton, one of the island’s few internationally branded properties… Crete is about to welcome its first Hilton hotel. The 179-key Royal Senses Resort Crete, Curio Collection will boast some of the best views on the island – Hilton…

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Case study: making style a priority in Hilton at Gatwick

Case study: making style a priority in Hilton at Gatwick Putting the spotlight for a moment on style, lighting brand Franklite reveals how its products were used to created timeless design inside Hilton London Gatwick Airport… What factors do you consider when making a hotel reservation? Location? Route accessibility? Price? Whilst these are all important factors, equally important ones to…

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Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals

Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals Good afternoon and welcome to this Friday’s briefing, with me, editor Hamish Kilburn. In this round-up we take a look at the hottest hotel design stories that have been published over the last five days… It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality…

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“It’s groundbreaking”, UK Bathrooms puts the Crossbox Push to the test

“It’s groundbreaking”, UK Bathrooms puts the Crossbox Push to the test We’ve heard a lot of noise about the Crossbox Push shower unit in recent months, with its sharp design and innovative technology making it an ideal product to specify for the hospitality industry. But just how effective is it? We asked the experts at UK Bathrooms to put Crosswater’s…

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Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4) Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are…

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Year in Review: Franklite reflects on its hero launches

Year in Review: Franklite reflects on its hero launches To conclude our Year in Review series, lighting brand Franklite throws it back to highlight the brand’s major launches of 2020… Franklite has played an exceptional role in various projects over the course of the year, ranging from luxury hotels to executive homes over the UK and providing a range of…

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Meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2020

Meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2020… For more than four years now, The…

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Meet The Brit List Designers of 2020

Meet The Brit List Designers of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Designers of 2020… For more than four…

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Crosswater introduces range extension to Kai furniture

Crosswater introduces range extension to Kai furniture A spacious and affordable storage solution for today’s bathrooms, Kai from Crosswater combines contemporary styling with everyday functionality, ensuring an affordable range of furniture units that will sit cohesively within interiors of all styles and sizes… From refreshing and sleek grey palettes to modern monochrome colour combinations, the three understated finishes will complement…

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Bvlgari Hotels to open debut property in the US

Bvlgari Hotels to open debut property in the US Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has announced the agreement for a new hotel in Miami Beach, scheduled to open in 2024… The luxury hotel brand, Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, is on a roll, following announced projects in Paris, to open in 2021, Moscow and Rome in 2022 and Tokyo in 2023. Its…

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Meliá Hotels International to open fourth hotel in Milan

Meliá Hotels International to open fourth hotel in Milan The 70-key five-star hotel, which will be sheltered inside one of the most recognisable buildings in Piazza Cordusio, will become Meliá Hotels International’s fourth property in Milan when it opens in 2023… Following the reopening of ME Dubai this week, Meliá Hotels International and Generali Real Estate have announced that they…

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Product watch: sanitiser dispenser from KEUCO

Product watch: sanitiser dispenser from KEUCO With hygiene hot on the agenda, bathrooms solution brand KEUCO has launched a stylish way to keep hands sanitised… Where the design of functional accessories is concerned KEUCO has set a new standard with its sanitiser dispensers. They have a number of new models; each one is suitable for different areas and locations depending…

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Lifestyle brand Moxy to arrive in Dubai

Lifestyle brand Moxy to arrive in Dubai Just when we thought Dubai’s skyline couldn’t contain any more hotels, Marriott International drops the news that it will open a 320-key Moxy hotel in Dubai, which will mark the brand’s entrance into the Middle East… Slated to open in 2025, Moxy Downtown Dubai will rise within Dubai’s iconic downtown neighbourhood. The news…

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The Dorchester, where style will always conquer over fashion

The Dorchester, where style will always conquer over fashion The new challenge for traditional luxury hotels in London – aside from navigating the obvious pandemic – is confronting the demand for a new era of contemporary luxury hotels. Editor Hamish Kilburn checks in to one of Mayfair’s finest establishments, The Dorchester, to understand the power of style over fashion in…

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Bathroom brand Aqualisa expands its brassware offering

Bathroom brand Aqualisa expands its brassware offering Hard on the heels of launching an extended brassware range – the warmly received Uptown collection – shower manufacturer Aqualisa has introduced two more ranges of brassware under the new Downtown and Central branding… All three ranges are a value for money option, that will support shower sales with a combined, style matched…

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Unlacquered brass finish added to Crosswater’s Belgravia collection

Unlacquered brass finish added to Crosswater’s Belgravia collection Brand new for autumn 2020, Crosswater is delighted to introduce a stunning new finish to its beautifully timeless Belgravia collection… Perfect for adding an elegant finishing touch to bathrooms, the new ‘Unlacquered Brass’ finish offers a traditional look with a contemporary twist, and joins two existing finishes – Chrome and Nickel –…

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Rosewood brand to arrive in Amsterdam in 2023

Rosewood brand to arrive in Amsterdam in 2023 Rosewood Amsterdam will open in 2023 as the ‘ultra-luxury’ group’s 11th property in Europe and first soiree in the Netherlands… Following several development growth announcements, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will open a property in 2023. The hotel group, which has recently announced entrance strategies in destinations such as…

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Case study: lighting Jesmond Dene House

Case study: lighting Jesmond Dene House In a recent development of the public areas and bedrooms, Karen Walker Design created a series of design schemes focusing on complementary texture, pattern and colour. Here we explore Heathfield & Co’s role in lighting the spaces… Jesmond Dene House is an independent boutique hotel located on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne city…

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Product watch: Carioca by Granote brings colourful new meaning to walls

Product watch: Carioca by Granote brings colourful new meaning to walls Designed by famed Italian interior designer Marco Carini to bring a colourful new meaning to walls, Carioca is a striking cork tile concept from Granorte… Offering two extra-large formats (900 x 150mm and 900 x 300mm), Carioca is a range of bold colour infused cork tiles that can be…

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Product watch: The Coastal Collection by Timage

Product watch: The Coastal Collection by Timage Hotel Designs takes a closer look at the the bulkhead lights in the Coastal Collection by Timage… It may be no surprise to hear that the classic Timage range of bulkhead lights has been on the scene for decades. The brand has an enduring appeal and has been a dependable fitting across many…

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Weekly briefing: a London review, ‘fit’ design & the power of art

Weekly briefing: a London review, ‘fit’ design & the power of art Only got a minute? Our editorial team have compiled the top stories that they have published this week, including news on Moxy’s development, an exclusive review and our feature on the power of art… We appreciate you may not have time to read all the content that Hotel…

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TRENDING // bathroom tap trends emerging in 2020

TRENDING // bathroom tap trends emerging in 2020 According to UK Bathrooms, taps in a range of metallics and subtle brushed finishes are trending in the bathroom for 2020 and beyond… Gone are the days when your choice of tap colour was high shine chrome or high shine chrome. Taps with matt or brushed finishes are flooding into the most…

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Custom-made furniture for a bespoke world

Custom-made furniture for a bespoke world DOMINGO has been making upholstery since 1973, when three craftsmen friends decided to start their own company. Today their sofas, armchairs, banquettes showcase in hotels, restaurants, spas, cruise liners, yachts, and residences around the world… The three friends still go to work although they have now trained the second generation of upholsterers, making sure…

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Burlington injects art deco grandeur in new range

Burlington injects art deco grandeur in new range As part of our editorial series exploring the wider context of Burlington’s Bespoke Collection, Hotel Designs understands more about the 1920s and ’30s, art-deco inspired pieces that the bathroom brand has launched to the market… Characterised by the unmistakable shapes and colours synonymous with the 1920s and 1930s style, the Art Deco range…

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PRODUCT WATCH: hansgrohe expands its FinishPlus range

PRODUCT WATCH: hansgrohe expands its FinishPlus range New for 2020, hansgrohe expands its FinishPlus range to include on-trend Matt Black for an extended number of product lines… hansgrohe’s latest additions to the FinishPlus range of showerheads, basin and bath mixers, shower hoses and accessories, allows for a seamless and cohesive design aesthetic across the whole bathroom. Perfect for styling with…

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#1 Sound design & guest wellbeing

#1 Sound design & guest wellbeing Hotel Designs LAB, powered by Arigami and published exclusively by Hotel Designs, is a series of thought-provoking articles developed to challenge the conventional hospitality landscape and, in the process, empower interior designers, architects, hoteliers, developers, technologists and hospitality brands with actionable design insights. In our first article of the series, Robyn Landau, Katherine Templar-Lewis,…

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Industry insight: adapting public areas to the “new normal”

Industry insight: adapting public areas to the “new normal” Hotel Designs is on the hunt for stylish ways to adapt public areas. Reintroducing Adrenalina, the upholstery label by DOMINGO SALOTTI… The Adrenalina first made it onto Hotel Designs’ radar in 2018. The Sir-Pent was a functional, quirky and certainly different furniture option. Two years later, in a very different landscape,…

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PRODUCT WATCH: Crosswater introduces matt white finish to MPRO range

PRODUCT WATCH: Crosswater introduces matt white finish to MPRO range After much anticipation, bathroom brand Crosswater has introduced a new matt white finish to its much-loved MPRO collection. Hotel Designs explores… The striking matt white colour joins the four existing finishes to continue the evolution of the iconic MPRO collection, which is as beautifully crafted as it is designed. The…

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Hyatt announces plans for its debut hotel in Cyprus

Hyatt announces plans for its debut hotel in Cyprus Grand Hyatt Limassol, set to open in Cyprus in 2025, will mark a significant milestone for Hyatt’s growth in Europe… Weeks after IHG announced its arrival on the island, Hyatt has also announced that the group has entered into a management agreement to open the first Hyatt hotel in Cyprus. With…

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IN PICTURES: inside Bellonias Villas, Santorini

IN PICTURES: inside Bellonias Villas, Santorini With Greece becoming a popular go-to destination post-lockdown, Hotel Designs explores the interior design story of Bellonias Villas in Santorini, created by Greek firms K Studio and Interni by Moda Bagno… Natural, simple elegance is at the heart of Bellonias Villas, which is made up of 26 beach suites scattered alongside the black volcanic Kamari…

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PRODUCT WATCH: AXOR Edge, transcending boundaries in bathroom aesthetics

PRODUCT WATCH: AXOR Edge, transcending boundaries in bathroom aesthetics 13 years after the first collection with French designer Jean-Marie Massaud, Hotel Designs speaks to the designer about AXOR Edge; a striking symbiosis of geometrical form and precision manufacturing… Using a new ultra-precise manufacturing process ordinarily reserved for diamond milling and space construction, the collection still transcends boundaries in aesthetics and…

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PRODUCT WATCH: Crosswater’s Carbon Black Finish (MPRO Industrial collection)

PRODUCT WATCH: Crosswater’s Carbon Black Finish (MPRO Industrial collection) Bring a strikingly dramatic, on-trend finish to the bathroom this year with Crosswater’s brand new addition to its aspirational MPRO Industrial collection: Carbon Black… Featuring an elegant and time-proven design, seen in a number of lifestyle and luxury hotels, the stunning carbon black finish in the MPRO Industrial range by Crosswater…

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TREND ALERT: Aspirational lifestyle interior design is in!

TREND ALERT: Aspirational lifestyle interior design is in! Following pandemic paralysis, forcing the world’s population to become short-term introverts, aspirational lifestyle interior design is now on trend, argues Deborah Heath from Design by Deborah… Social media is full of images of how the celebrated live and play and ideas on how to create your own version of their lifestyles. We…

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Wellness is boundless with Rainfinity by hansgrohe

Wellness is boundless with Rainfinity by hansgrohe The bold innovative qualities of Rainfinity by Hansgrohe have taken wellness in the bathroom up a notch to not just meet but exceed the expectations of modern travellers, argues editor Hamish Kilburn…  Since 1901, leading luxury bathroom manufacturer hansgrohe, has continuously pushed the boundaries of bathroom design and manufacturing to create products that…

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USM introduces its first online shop to the UK

USM introduces its first online shop to the UK For the first time, customers in the UK will be able to order furniture directly from the USM website… A carefully curated selection of beautiful pieces from USM, such as credenzas and bedside tables, can now be ordered in the UK and delivered directly in just three weeks. USM Haller celebrates…

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Hotel Indigo arrives in Verona

Hotel Indigo arrives in Verona The 62-key property has stood as one of the most prestigious hotels in Verona for years, and was reopened following an exciting redesign under the Hotel Indigo brand… IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand currently has 119 properties open globally, and a further 104 in the pipeline. It’s latest unveiling, following a tense lockdown period for the…

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“You can’t touch this” – handsfree sensor taps by GESSI

“You can’t touch this” – handsfree sensor taps by GESSI Bathroom brand GESSI has injected hygienic and antibacterial electronic hi-tech technology into its taps to cater to evolving modern traveller demands… Inciso by David Rockwell, Rilievo by HBA, the gleaming steel of Gessi 316, Anello&Ingranaggio and Goccia, are all the latest multi-award winning creations from Gessi. The sophisticated minimalism of…

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Geberit launches premium flush plates for maximum design flexibility

Geberit launches premium flush plates for maximum design flexibility Bathroom supplier Geberit has launched a new selection of flush plate finishes, offering hotels an even wider choice for enhanced design flexibility in hotel washrooms… The new colourways of Geberits new flush plates will expand into four of its flush plate collections – the Sigma 21, Sigma 50, Sigma 20 and…

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The Lindhurst Group

The Lindhurst Group is a family run business working with innovative companies supplying products to the contract interiors market. With more 50 years of experience in the Contract and Soft Furnishings sectors, we have the knowledge and expertise to identify and develop products that help to solve practical industry problems resulting in improved operational efficiency or customer experience. Image credit:…

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PRODUCT WATCH: Bisque’s Optic bathroom towel warmer

PRODUCT WATCH: Bisque’s Optic bathroom towel warmer Iconic British design firm, Bisque (part of the wider Zehnder Group) has added a new radiator to its already extensive range of bathroom products… The Bisque Optic towel warmer by Bisque is now available in its flagship store in Islington and across the UK through Bisque’s network of dealers. The square-tubed towel radiator…

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“Hygiene is a top priority for bathroom designers”, says GROHE

“Hygiene is a top priority for bathroom designers”, says GROHE The bathroom manufacturer GROHE tells Hotel Designs that a new approach to the topic of hygiene will significantly change the work of architects in the future… Bathroom supplier GROHE has reported unprecedented demand for hygienic touchless taps in the wake of the coronavirus COVID–19 crisis. At a time when the…

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Nest

Your design destination for hospitality, commercial and residential.  From initial concept to final installation – Nest Contracts deliver premium, designer furniture and lighting to any project, with quality guaranteed. With more than 15 years of industry experience, an expert team are on hand to ensure your project is completed on time, within budget and true to the original design. Image…

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