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    Students from Peru Receive “Water Research Prize” at the World Architecture Festival

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    GROHE and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awarded the winner of the International Water Research Prize in Amsterdam, the Netherlands… Hotel Designs Recommedned Supplier GROHE and World Architectural Festival presented the Water Research Prize to Benen Desmaison who accepted the accolade on behalf of her students of the Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PCUP). She […]

    Now open: Seychelles eco camp comprised of recycled shipping containers

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    The new Cosmoledo Eco Camp in the Seychelles has been designed to minimise impact on the environment while maximising guest comfort…  Part of the exceptional and adventurous, brand-new Blue Safari Seychelles concept, Cosmoledo Atoll has opened. The resort is comprised of just eight sympathetically restored shipping containers which adhere to the ecological ethos of Blue Safari Seychelles […]

    MINIVIEW: Inside Denmark’s first chemical-free hotel

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    Hotel Herman K, Denmark’s first chemical-free hotel, is a converted station situated in the heart of Copenhagen. Hotel Designs took a sneak peak at the raw architecture within the bespoke hotel… Brøchner Hotels’ new 5-star luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Herman K, is the first hotel in Denmark where chemicals are not a part of the […]

    Luxurious eco-minded boutique hotel re-opens

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    Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort sets new boutique standards following renovation… The ocean-facing boutique hotel Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort champions locality and eco-minded initiatives. The barefoot Thai luxury hotel has recently completed a significant renovation to its 40 suites, public spaces and famous beachside restaurant. Eco-chic and dedicated to supporting the community […]

    Designing fabrics and soft furnishings with purpose

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    Threading together design and sustainability, textiles expert Michelle Tonta explains why sustainable development should be on the minds of all designers when innovating new fabrics, soft furnishings and even flooring… I, like many designers, adore rich textural surfaces and luscious fabrics, but whilst colour, print and pattern are key principles of fabric selection for interior designers, sustainable development and practice is […]

    Interface declares all its products are carbon neutral

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    All carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles at Interface are now included in new Carbon Neutral Floors™ programme… Modular flooring company Interface is the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products– including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle. The company is […]

    Survey says: Business travellers want to go green, but don’t know where to start

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    Business travellers are on the look-out for greener places to stay. Over half of business travellers (52%) would like to make more sustainable choices when they travel, but don’t know how, according to Booking.com’s global Sustainable Travel Report. The report indicates that the green travel trend continues to gain momentum with a large majority of […]

    Bill Bensley, designer of sustainable resorts: “Luxury is dead”

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    The first thing visitors see on Bill Bensley’s website is the word disruption in block caps. The word is scrawled over a photograph of two people in a taxidermy shop. One is surreptitiously singing into a vintage microphone, while the other looks on, anguished, and a dog looks away. Welcome to the mad design world […]

    World’s first energy positive hotel to open in the Arctic Circle

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    The world’s first energy positive hotel is set to open in 2021 will generate enough energy over the course of six decades to pay for its entire construction, its day-to-day running and its own demolition. The Svart Hotel also just so happens to be architecturally miraculous. At the base of a tremendous ice glacier, the […]

    The Pig hotel group reveal £30 million expansion plans for three new ‘effortlessly chic’ hotels

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    The Pig hotel group are expanding their litter from five to eight with the opening of three new properties. The £30M expansion will see the group of boutique, quintessentially British hotels spread further into the British heartlands of Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. The hotel group have explained how they will upkeep the brand’s message […]