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Extraordinary hotel design – your weekly briefing has landed

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Extraordinary hotel design – your weekly briefing has landed

Editor Hamish Kilburn here in the driving seat once again, coming in fast with your weekly briefing. As we round-off the month, and creep closer towards a ‘normal’ hospitality scene, we’re closing April with our favourite and most-read hotel design stories of this week, including news from the likes of Mama Shelter, Lore Group, Studio MK27 and more…

UFO hotel suite

As the sun sets on what has been a rather optimistic April – and before we wrap up warm and head to our local beer garden to celebrate this newly found freedom that is outdoor hospitality – we’re serving you this week’s top stories. From exclusive product launches to engaging features, here are our most-read articles from over the last few days.

19 incredible hotels from around the world 

Kruger Shalati — Kruger National Park, South Africa

Image credit: Kruger Shalati

We started this week with the aim to simply inspire creative thinking by sharing what we believe are the world’s most insane hotels that we will shortly be able to check back in to. From hospitality on the tracks to a UFO-inspired suite and urban jungles in many varieties, we found hotels around the world that will tantalise those travel senses. And to our delight, the story quickly became our most-read article of this week – here’s why…

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In pictures: Lyle Washington DC, the second U.S. hotel from Lore Group

Image credit: Lore Group

Lyle Washington DC is now open – a brand new independent property from Lore Group, the international hospitality company behind Sea Containers London, Pulitzer Amsterdam and Riggs Washington DC, which was recently reviewed by Hotel Designs

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In Conversation With: Architect Marcio Kogan, founder of Studio MK27

Architect Marcio Kogan is the founder of Studio MK27, leading a team of 30 talented individuals who he encourages to ‘rethink architecture’ and ‘place value on formal simplicity elaborated with extreme care and attention to details and finishings’. With the its breadth of experience in hospitality design, the studio was asked to design a new resort in the Maldives. The brief was to design a shelter for a radical living experience; a temporary home in the exuberant infinite blues, wild life and open skies. “The volumetric answers are extremely delicate, respectful to its surroundings, trying to provide shadows and coziness,” it is explained on the firm’s website.” The aim was to ‘capture and amplify the landscape’s strength.” Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Founding Partner of Considerate Group, caught up with Kogan…

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

image of mid-tone green bathroom with white and gold basin

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…

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And finally… what’s in the spotlight this May on Hotel Designs?

Image of various landscape architecture projects

This May, Hotel Designs is serving up a plethora of stories that will be dedicated to landscape architecture and pools & spas; two pillars of international hotel design that emerge from the Covid-19 crisis with new roles in hospitality…

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