Weekly digest: surface (Design Show) reflections & nature-inspired hotels

    Hotel design: Pool overlooking Costa Rica landscape
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    Weekly digest: surface (Design Show) reflections & nature-inspired hotels

    Editor Hamish Kilburn here to bring you up to speed on the latest and hottest hotel design stories. In this week’s digest, I share my thoughts on Surface Design Show 2022, give a nod to the interior designers who gave Hotel Designs some serious lighting inspiration and explore what the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Costa Rica will look (and feel) like…

    Hotel design: Pool overlooking Costa Rica landscape

    Every so often on the editorial desk at Hotel Designs, a project emerges that completely blows my mind. Yes, we always cover sensational projects that shelter exceptional interiors, but when the design narrative of a hotel runs so deep so that every touchpoint sensitively references its location a creative and non-confirming way, I can’t help myself from standing in awe when understanding the challenges the designer faced when creating such a masterpiece.

    Well, this week the editorial team have had the pleasure of writing about two of these projects that stylishly sit in this category of ‘extraordinary’. The first being Taoxichuan Hotel, designed by AIM Architecture and David Chipperfield Architects. Its design pays tribute to the city’s porcelain heritage in the design, the finishes and the surfaces. The other is located in Costa Rica. Every inch of Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, designed by SB Architects, will reflect a deep respect to the region’s biodiversity.

    But that’s not all… let’s take a look at this week’s hottest stories and features:

    Hotel lighting: How Interior designers are breaking boundaries

    The Penthouse inside The Mandrake hotel

    Image credit: The Mandrake Hotel London

    To launch this month’s feature around innovative hotel lighting, Hotel Designs asked a handful of leading interior designers share their favourite lighting design schemes.

    Read more.

    Top highlights from Surface Design Show 2022

    Two women looking at surfaces and materials

    Image credit: Surface Design Show

    With a deliberately unsubtle undertone of sustainability and drive towards reusable materials, Surface Design Show 2022 took place inside London’s Business Design Centre – and received an overwhelming response from both visitors and exhibitors.

    Read more.

    Dorchester Collection’s debut property in Dubai opens

    Water feature at the entrance to One At Palm Jumeirah

    Image credit: Dorchester Collection

    OMNIYAT and Dorchester Collection have just announced the completion of One at Palm Jumeriah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai. As the leader in luxury real estate that offers the most sought-after residences, the OMNIYAT development offers unparalleled views of the shorelines of Dubai.

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    Taoxichuan Hotel: A journey in ceramics & context

    dark green ceramic tiles in Hyatt Unbound Taoxichuan

    Image credit: Hyatt / Aim Architecture

    Taoxichuan Hotel is situated in the vibrant Taoxichuan creative and cultural district of Jingdezhen, China. The project is a collaboration between AIM Architecture and David Chipperfield Architects and occupies three interconnected buildings, every part of which pays tribute to the city’s porcelain heritage in the design, the finishes and the surfaces.

    Read more. 

    SB Architects reveals design details for Ritz-Carlton in Costa Rica

    Hotel Design exterior Ritz Carlton Costa Rica

    Image credit: SB Architects / Marriott International

    SB Architects has revealed the design it led for Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence. The resort and exclusive collection of luxury-branded residences will be located in Peninsula Papagayo, a private club and resort community in Costa Rica’s northwestern region of Guanacaste.

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    Mandarin Oriental announces debut plans for Greece

    sunset view from mandarin oriental costa navarino

    Image credit: Mandarin Oriental

    The group’s first property in Greece, Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino, will be located on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese, in one of the most unspoiled and breath-taking landscapes in the Mediterranean. The beachfront resort will be part of Costa Navarino, a well-established tourism destination. The Costa Navarino project is owned and developed by TEMES, a leading developer and operator of high-end tourism and real estate destinations in Greece.

    Read more.

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    Hamish Kilburn / 18.02.2022


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