Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa

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    Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts has chosen JOI-Design to create the interior style and set the bar for the debut of the brand’s “Extraklasse”, or five-star superior, quality level. Located in the Baltic Sea on the Isle of Usedom, the new-build Steigenberger Grandhotel and Spa runs alongside a 10 km shoreline promenade in Heringsdorf, a town that has long been a favourite with legendary monarchs and cultural luminaries due to its relative privacy, unspoiled shorelines and natural wetlands. This flagship resort is also the first property from Steigenberger that does not feature a “traditional” style. Instead, its design has been inspired by the cool, maritime chic of the Hamptons and Cape Cod. Every material is of the highest quality and has been implemented in a tastefully subdued manner so that the hotel has an exclusive, yet relaxed, elegance. LOBBY
    The hotel comprises three buildings, the Grand Palais which contains the public areas, restaurants, shops, spa and guestrooms; and then the Palais Wilhelm and the Palais Bismarck, which each house serviced apartments. Upon entry into the Grand Palais, guests discover a décor that balances understated sophistication with welcoming comfort. In the lobby, the timeless flair of black and white is expressed through a long reception counter capped with a white countertop and a lacquered timber shelf which extends to a more intimate transaction desk. The twinkle of the desk’s polished chrome lamps is juxtaposed by the rough texture of the feature wall’s horizontal, whitewashed oak planks. For guests desiring further privacy, tufted high-back chairs in houndstooth upholstery flank a separate table crafted from ebony timber with antique-style turned legs.

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    Daniel Fountain / 08.09.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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