Top 5 stories of the week: Lighting the future, Madrid arrivals and Nobu expansion

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    From lighting insights to hotel group milestones, here are Hotel Designs’ top stories of the week…

    As we continue our Spotlight On hotel openings, this week’s headlines have suggested a theme of hotel chains arriving in new destinations. From BLESS Collection Hotels opening its first hotel to Bali welcoming the Kempinski brand, it’s been an exciting week to report the hotel design headlines. Here are our top five stories of the week.

    1) Hotels at New Heights: Rooms on rails

    Luxury room in train. Wooden bed frame and luxury blue seating

    In the second article in the series, Hotels at New Heights, we investigate how the luxury train industry is seeing somewhat of a renaissance for plush suite travel following an uncertain journey on the rails…

    > Read more about Hotels at New Heights here

    2) BLESS Collection Hotel opens first hotel

    View from balcony of hotel

    Image credit: BLESS Collection Hotel

    The luxury hotel brand, which sits under the Palladium Hotel Group umbrella has opened the 111-key BLESS Hotel Madrid designed by Lázaro Rosa-Violan

    To read more about the opening, click here

    3) In Conversation With: Moritz Waldemeyer

    LED Lighting with Moritz Waldemeyer

    Lighting designer Moritz Waldemeyer speaks to Hotel Designs about 2019 trends, the power of lighting therapy and how one moment in time can dramatically change the direction of a creative’s career…

    Read the exclusive interview, click here

    4) Nobu Hotel Marbella set to double in size for 2019

    Licing area featuring sofa next to large balcony

    Image credit: Nobu Hotels

    Following its launch last year, Nobu Hotel Marbella, which is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), has announced that it will double in size with the opening of a further 40 rooms and suites for the 2019 season.

    > To read more about the renovation, click here

    5) Spotlight On: February features announced

    Render of Eden Hotel

    Image Credit: Tate Harmer Hotel, Eden Hotel (Winner of The Eco Award at The Brit List 2018)

    Hotel Designs has officially dropped its February editorial features, which are Surfaces and Architecture & Construction…

    To read more about the topics, click here 

    Main image credit: Moritz Waldemeyer Studio

    Hamish Kilburn / 18.01.2019


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