Shortlist unveiled for AHEAD MEA 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: A grain store-turned-hotel and an open-air lodge located on a wildlife reserve are among the projects to be shortlisted in this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The AHEAD MEA awards celebrate hotels and hospitality projects from across the Middle East and Africa that were launched between January 2017 and February 2018. Entries have been

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At The Chapel, Bruton

A wonderful place to escape to, in the charming Somerset countryside

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Gensler designs pair of triangular skyscrapers for Colombo waterfront

The Gensler-designed Sapphire Residences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be connected by a sky bridge topped with a swimming pool, and have interiors by Philippe Starck. US architectural firm Gensler designed the skyscrapers for developer ITC Hotels. The shorter tower will be a 140-metre-tall hotel, while the taller one will reach 224 metres and will be

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Ares Partners converts former granary into hotel in rural China

Chinese architecture office Ares Partners has completed a hotel nestled among the mountains of Ninghai County, China, in a collection of refurbished stone warehouses. The studio headed by architect Helen Wang designed the Huchen Barn Resort for the site of a former granary in the Huchen township, which lies between Tiantai Mountain and Siming Mountain

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Basalt Architects completes hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort

Guests at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland can look out onto the turquoise water of the famous lagoon from hotel suites nestled into the lava formations. The Blue Lagoon is situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark and comprises a series of pools containing geothermal seawater rich in minerals like silica and sulphur that are

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Tokyo’s new Hotel Okura will recreate iconic rooms from the original

A modernist hotel that featured in 1960s James Bond film You Only live Twice is being rebuilt to be more earthquake-proof, reopening in Tokyo next year. Despite a global campaign to save the the Hotel Okura Tokyo, it was demolished three years ago to make way for a bigger and more shock-proof design. It has now

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Mobil Arquitectos designs Tierra Chiloe hotel for exposed Chilean island site

This boutique hotel by Chilean firm Mobil Arquitectos perches atop a grassy hill, with a glazed dining and lounge area offering ocean views, and a subterranean spa. Tierra Chiloe is located on the main island of the Chiloe archipelago in Chile, much of which is hilly and pastoral, with expansive views of the water. Guests

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Aurora Aquitectos turns Portuguese family home into brightly-hued hostel

Portuguese practice Aurora Aquitectos has transformed an old family home near Lisbon into a hostel, with colourful accents throughout based on the tropical patina of sunshine and vacations. The hostel is situated just west of the capital in the coastal town of Cascais, an area frequented by both locals and tourists for its marina and

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Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel by Ilmiodesign is an exercise in pastel pastiche

Guests stay in candy-coloured rooms at this art-deco-influenced hotel in Ibiza, while artists in residence are offered a transparent suite in the lobby. The Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel opened last month on the Balearic island’s northwest coast, not far from the infamous nightlife in the resort of San Antonio. Its mission is to offer an

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Estudio Macías Peredo stylises Mayan architecture for Punta Caliza boutique hotel

Guadalajara-based architecture firm Estudio Macías Peredo has created an intimate sanctuary on the remote island of Holbox, Mexico, based on the region’s ancient buildings. Devoid of cars and accessible solely by ferry, Isla Holbox is a fishing village off the Yucatán Peninsula and an emerging beach destination within the Yum Balam nature reserve. Its main

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Studio8 looks to the landscape of eastern China for the design of Anadu Resort hotel

Studio8 referenced tea leaves and bamboo cane throughout the design of this hotel near Hangzhou, China, to keep guests’ attention on the surrounding rural terrain. Anadu Resort is near the city of Huzhou, nestled at the bottom of Mogan mountain. The mountain forms part of Moganshan National Park, a popular tourist destination recognised for its lush

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South Korean glamping resort offers holidaymakers a touch of “minimalist luxury”

Atelier Chang has designed a sequence of brightly coloured tents for the SJCC Glamping Resort to offer tourists a luxury camping experience on a cypress-covered mountain near the South Korean city of Suncheon. The 16 brightly pods are oriented to enjoy views over the Suncheon Ecological Bay, which is located around 300 kilometres south of Seoul

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Studio Saxe transforms Costa Rican lodge into The Gilded Iguana surf resort

Costa Rican architecture firm Studio Saxe has expanded an existing residence with hotel rooms and a pool to create a new resort in the beach town of Nosara. The lush property, now known as The Gilded Iguana, began with a single house built in 1988. San Jose-based Studio Saxe added a new 30-room hotel building, along with

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Motels are making a comeback, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

Nostalgia for the open road has led to a renewed interest in motels in the American hospitality industry, say AHEAD Americas jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami on Tuesday, celebrate the best in hotel and resort design across North, Central and South

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils Morpheus hotel in Macau

Three holes punctuate the twisting geometric facade of the Morpheus hotel in Macau, China, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, which opens today, 15 June 2018. According to ZHA the building is the “world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton”, with its structural geometric grid negating the need for internal walls, or columns, that would clutter the hotel’s interior. “Morpheus combines

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge designed “to be part of the park,” says Jonathan Marvel

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York was designed to bring the surrounding park into the building, says architect Jonathan Marvel in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Designed by Marvel Architects, the hotel stands alongside the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the bridge and across the East River to Manhattan. The

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Foster-designed Capella Resort to host historic Trump and Kim Jong-un summit

Norman Foster’s snaking island resort in Singapore will provide the setting for the historic talks between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next week. Taking place on 12 June 2018, the summit marks the first time that a North Korean leader has met with a sitting president of the United States.

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Trunk Hotel is “a completely new concept for Tokyo” says creative director

Hiroe Tanaka, creative director of the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo, explains how the building was designed to become a hub of activity, in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards. Trunk Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. It won the New Concept of the Year prize at the AHEAD Asia

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Remote Airbnb hut offers holidaymakers vistas over the Kimo Valley

Anthony Hunt Design and Luke Stanley Architects have designed a tent-shaped rental hut for the summit of a hill in rural New South Wales, Australia. The Geelong-based studio and the Ballarat-based studio collaborated on of the A-frame structure, which was designed to be assembled in situ by a two-person team. Kimo Hut is the latest addition to

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Foster + Partners’ completes Hong Kong hotel inside former government headquarters

Foster + Partners has completed The Murray hotel in Hong Kong, which sits within the shell of a gridded 1960s tower once used as governmental offices. The Murray hotel is situated on the southern edge of the city’s central business district. Originally built in 1969, the building was formerly used as government headquarters but now hosts

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AHEAD awards announces shortlist of best new hotels in the Americas

Dezeen promotion: hotels on the shortlist for this year’s AHEAD Americas awards include a retro retreat in Napa Valley, an eco-friendly luxury hotel in Brooklyn and boutique escape on Mexico’s west coast. AHEAD has announced the new hotels across North and South America that are up for awards in 12 categories, with four entries shortlisted

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MAPA’s prefabricated cabins allow guests to survey Uruguayan vineyard

Mirrored glass and sliced logs form the facades of these prefabricated guest suites designed by MAPA, which are dotted across a vast vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay. The hotel suites stand on the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which is set within a valley of of dense grassland crossed by streams. MAPA, which has offices in Uruguay and Brazil, became

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Zowa Architects combines bamboo and glass for The Kumoan hotel in the Himalayas

Sri Lankan practice Zowa Architects has used bamboo canes to shroud the glazed walls of this boutique hotel in Uttarakhand, India, which cantilevers out to give optimal views of the Himalayas. The hotel is situated in the village of Kasar Devi, taking its name from the surrounding region of Kumaon which is known for its picturesque

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Seven of the best boutique hotels in Mexico

Dezeen is celebrating the Mexican and American holiday Cinco de Mayo today by highlighting some of the top hotels in Mexico, just in time for the summer vacation season. They include Pablo Escobar’s converted residence in Tulum and an all-white resort in Baja. Hotel Mar Adentro by Taller Aragonés First on the list is a

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Twelve Architects to turn the ruins of Bodmin Jail into a hotel

An abandoned and bat-infested 18th century prison in Cornwall, England, is being turned into a hotel and tourist attraction by Twelve Architects. The London-based studio was commissioned by Interstate Europe Hotels to transform Bodmin Jail into destination accommodation, and to re-home the bats that have been roosting in its ruined walls in a bespoke bat-house.

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Hotel of concrete pods proposed by WSP for remote locations

Engineers from WSP are working with architects at Innovation Imperative to create a carbon neutral modular hotel made from groups of concrete pods.  Created by engineering firm WSP’s new in-house design studio and David Ajasa-Adekunle’s architecture practice, the project called Tetra Hotel is currently at proof-of-concept stage. Each of the futuristic faceted pods, which appear to teeter

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Lazzarini Design wants to build a city of floating pyramids

Architect Pierpaolo Lazzarini is trying to crowdfund the creation of a self-sufficient floating city-hotel of modular pyramids. Waya is a conceptual project from Lazzarini Design that is currently crowdfunding its first prototypes by offering investors citizenship of Wayaland – the name for the conglomeration of buoyant platforms. “The project was inspired by Mayan architecture, with

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Brutalist Breuer building owned by IKEA could become hotel in Connecticut

IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to reports. Local newspaper the New Haven Independent reported that the Swedish furniture company, which owns the empty Pirelli Tire Building, is in talks to convert it. The city’s economic development administrator Matthew Nemerson is

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The XI towers in New York will “dance” with each other, says Bjarke Ingels

BIG has released new renderings of the pair of towers it is building beside New York’s High Line, which architect Bjarke Ingels says are shaped out of “mutual courtesy” for one another’s views. The XI development – also known as The Eleventh – is currently rising from a full city block between the city’s Chelsea

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Staggered pavilions form holiday resort on lush hill in Costa Rican surf town

Architecture firm Studio Saxe has stepped a series of pavilion-like guest rooms down a slope facing the Pacific Ocean, creating a hotel in a Costa Rican beach town. Mint Santa Teresa is located in Santa Teresa – a small coastal town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province that is a popular spot for surfers and yoga retreats. The hotel’s Swedish

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BIG reveals plans for Swiss hotel with zigzagging ski slope on its roof

Guests will be able to ski down the zigzagging roof of this hotel by Danish practice Bjarke Ingels Group and onto the slopes of the Vallée de Joux in western Switzerland. Work is already underway on the Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, which BIG has designed for Swiss watch maker Audemars Piguet beside its workshop in the village of Le Brassus. The

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Kengo Kuma designs Japan’s first Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel chain is opening its first Japanese outpost in Kyoto this winter, in a former telephone exchange building overhauled by Kengo Kuma. Japanese architect Kuma will convert the ShinPuhKan building – originally designed by Tetsuro Yoshida and completed in 1926 – to create suites set around a plant-filled courtyard. It will be the 10th Ace Hotel, joining

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Call for entries to AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards 2018

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working across the Middle East and Africas are invited to submit their hotel projects to this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) recognises outstanding hotel design from around the world, through a series of heats in four regions: the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the

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Singapore’s The Warehouse Hotel creates a “distinctly local experience”

The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore was designed to create a unique local experience, says Chris Lee of design firm Asylum, in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards. Local design firms Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives, converted a 19th-century former spice warehouse on the Singapore River into the boutique hotel. The property was named Hotel of

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A great hotel experience is “much more than just design” say AHEAD Asia awards judges

The best hotels offer guests unique local experiences, says jury members for the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. Now in their second year, the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards were presented in a ceremony at the Andaz hotel in Singapore earlier this month, celebrating the best in hospitality design from across the continent.

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Goettsch Partners adds folded glass tower above historic Chicago hotel

Local architecture firm Goettsch Partners has built a tower with a wave-like glass facade on top of Chicago’s 1920s Cedar Hotel. Goettsch Partners added the eighteen storey tower to the existing four-storey Cedar Hotel to create an expanded hotel named the Viceroy Chicago. The new tower, which spans 150,000 square feet (45,720 square metres), has a completely different

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Winners announced for AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a warehouse-turned-hotel in Singapore and a Maldivian guest suite perched above the ocean are among the winners of this year’s Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design Asias. The AHEAD Awards celebrates the best hotel projects across Asia, which have been finished between October 2016 and September 2017. All submissions were assessed by a panel of

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Steven Holl to build French museum with fortress-inspired concrete towers

White concrete towers are reflected in a series of pools in Steven Holl’s competition winning design for the Le Musée des Collectionneurs in Angers, France. The New York-based architecture firm is designing the museum and a hotel in the centre of the town in western France for property developers Compagine de Phalsbourg. The museum is composed of imposing masses

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Philippe Starck designs “phantasmagoric” hotel topped with a house for Metz

Philippe Starck has revealed plans to build a 14-storey hotel in the French city of Metz, with an 18th-century-style house on the roof. The French designer was commissioned to design the “habitable, surreal and poetic work of art” by the Hilton Group, to operate under the Curio Collection brand. In an arrangement that Starck describes as phantasmagoric, a traditional regional home will

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Ett Hem

I spent two wonderful nights at Ett Hem, the stunning Ilse Crawford designed hotel in Stockholm.

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Neri&Hu encloses guest rooms and gardens within grid of brick walls at Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has completed a boutique hotel in Yangzhou comprising a grid of dark-brick walls that surround a series of courtyards, gardens, guest rooms and service areas. Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is located close to the Slender West Lake scenic resort in the Hanjiang District to the north of the city’s historic centre. The area

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Dubai tower with golden lattice spire named world’s tallest hotel

A 356.5-metre skyscraper topped with swimming pools and a golden latticed roof in Dubai has won the title of the world’s tallest hotel. Developed by the Al Attar Group on a plot measuring 30 square metres, the Gevora Hotel stretches almost a quarter of a mile into the air. The Guinness Book of World Records ratified its claim

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The Boundary releases visuals of “pi-in-the-sky” luxury hotel in the Sonoran Desert

British visualisation studio The Boundary has created a series of renderings depicting a “super luxury” hotel planned for a secret site in Arizona’s Sonoran desert. Henry Goss Architects designed the hotel concept for a private client, who has been working with The Boundary – the rendering studio ran by Henry Goss and visualiser Peter Guthrie – for several

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Snøhetta unveils plans for “energy-positive” Arctic Circle hotel

Snøhetta has revealed plans for a sustainable ring-shaped hotel, that will be nestled at the base of Norway’s Almlifjellet mountain, within the Artic Circle. The architecture firm claims that Svart Hotel, which takes its name from the nearby Svartisen glacier, will be energy-positive – meaning it will produce more energy than it consumes. While consumption rates

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Century-old oak supports treehouse guest room in northern France

Paris-based Atelier Lavit built this treehouse around the trunk of a century-old oak in Raray, France, basing its design of criss-crossing timbers on a bird’s nest. The Origin treehouse forms part of the Cabanes des Grands Chênes, a collection of elevated guest cabins set in the grounds of the Château de Raray hotel. Atelier Lavit, which is led

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Shortlist revealed for AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a converted sugar mill set in a Chinese mountain range and a curvaceous bar that offers views of the Indian Ocean are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s edition of the AHEAD Asia awards. There are 27 projects shortlisted for awards at AHEAD Asia 2018, which honours the best hospitality projects completed in the

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Taipei’s latest skyscraper inspired by the shape of bamboo shoots

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners is set to design the latest addition to Taipei’s skyline – a green bamboo-shaped skyscraper that will house not one, but two luxury hotels. The Italian multi-disciplinary design practice is creating the 280-metre-tall Taipei Sky Tower (TST) for Taipei-based developers Riant Capital Limited. With its curved edges, angled tip and grooved green

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Wavy tiled roof of Springingstream guesthouse is based on the outline of surrounding mountains

Beijing studio WEI Architects used traditional materials and construction techniques to convert a derelict house in Fujian province into a guesthouse featuring curving tiled roofs and reclaimed windows. Springingstream guesthouse is situated in the village of Chi Xi in Fuding County, where dramatic mountains, tea fields and bamboo forests create scenery evocative of typical Chinese

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Glazed pool and holey shutters offer Copacabana Beach views from Rio de Janeiro hotel

Miami studio Oppenheim Architecture has designed this hotel in Rio de Janeiro so that guests can overlook the city’s famous Copacabana Beach while bathing in a rooftop swimming pool. Oppenheim Architecture’s aim for the Emiliano Hotel was to create a “calm oasis of luxury within the vibrant energy” of the surrounding Copacabana neighbourhood and the

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Call for entries to AHEAD Americas 2018 awards

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working across the Americas are invited to submit their hotel projects to the AHEAD Americas awards for 2018. Now in its second year, Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) celebrates world-leading hotel design from around the world, through a series of regional award ceremonies. AHEAD Americas covers projects from anywhere in

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Foster + Partners converts landmark Hong Kong office tower into high-end hotel

Foster + Partners is transforming a former government headquarters tower in Hong Kong into a luxury hotel, retaining the building’s original modernist facade and providing panoramic views of the surrounding skyline. The hotel is due to open early next year inside The Murray Building – a 27-storey tower on Hong Kong’s Cotton Tree Drive that

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Penda inserts house-shaped opening into facade of hotel in Beijing’s XinXian Hutong

A gabled opening that references the forms of traditional hutong houses marks the entrance to this hotel in Beijing by architecture studio Penda. The XinXian Inn Hotel is located in the Dongcheng District of central Beijing, where there are many traditional courtyard houses that are now hidden behind modern commercial developments. Penda, which has offices

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Vector Architects converts sugar mill into Alila Yangshuo hotel

Vector Architects has transformed a disused sugar mill in China’s mountainous Yangshuo County into a resort hotel featuring a group of gabled masonry structures designed to complement the existing industrial architecture. Alila Yangshuo hotel is situated in a col between two of the karst mountains that makes this area in the Guangxi region a popular

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Europe’s best hotels offer “experiences that create memories” say AHEAD awards judges

Architects and designers are taking a holistic approach to create Europe’s most successful new hotels, say judges of the AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. The AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, which took place in London last week, awarded projects including The Ned in London, São Lourenço do Barrocal in rural Portugal and At Six in

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AHEAD Middle East and Africa announces 2017 winners of hotel design awards

Dezeen promotion: the winners of this year’s AHEAD Awards for the Middle East and Africa include a safari retreat in Botswana and a five-star cliffside resort and spa in Oman. The awards celebrate various aspects of hospitality design, with entries assessed on aesthetics, guest experience and commercial viability by a panel of judges comprising leading hoteliers, architects and

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London’s brutalist Welbeck Street car park could be saved with alternative design by JAA

Architecture firm JAA has developed a proposal that would see a celebrated brutalist car park in London preserved – rather than demolished to build a new hotel. The speculative scheme is being offered as an alternative to Westminister Council’s plans to demolish Welbeck Street car park, to make way for a hotel designed by Eric Parry

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UNStudio and Werner Sobek set to build Dubai tower with “world’s tallest ceramic facade”

UNStudio has unveiled plans for a Dubai skyscraper featuring a 300-metre-high ceramic-tile facade, which will be illuminated at night to make it look like the building is breathing. Designed by the Dutch studio in collaboration with German architect Werner Sobek, Wasl Tower is due to be completed in 2020. The mixed-use tower will be clad in glazed clay tiles

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C.O.Q. Hotel

C.O.Q. Hotel, abbreviation of Community of Quality, is a modern 50-room boutique hotel in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The hotel’s name reflects their idea of hospitality. Quality is in… Read More

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Deborah Berke Partners transforms historic insane asylum into boutique hotel

Guests can stay overnight in former patients’ rooms at this late 19th-century building constructed as a mental hospital, which New York studio Deborah Berke Partners has partially restored and redesigned as a hotel. Hotel Henry occupies a brick building completed by American architect Henry Hobson Richardson in 1880, which operated as an insane asylum until

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UNStudio completes enormous Raffles City Hangzhou complex featuring twisted glass towers

Dutch firm UNStudio has completed a mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou that accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments and shops, within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Raffles City Hangzhou was designed by UNStudio for real estate company CapitaLand. Described by the studio as “a sustainable urban

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The Hoxton Paris

Sleep, eat, work and play at The Hoxton Paris. As you might have noticed, we walk in and out The Hoxton in Amsterdam on a regular basis. To have a… Read More

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Pedevilla Architects adds angular blackened-larch extension to hotel in South Tyrol

Italian studio Pedevilla Architects has completed an extension to a traditional Alpine hotel, comprising a monolithic blackened-timber volume with windows that jut from the walls and roof to optimise mountain views. Pedevilla Architects developed the six-storey extension for the Bühelwirt hotel, which is situated in the Ahrntal commune of northern Italy, just three kilometres from the Klausberg ski area.

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Tulum Treehouse by CO-LAB Design Office provides a jungle escape

This white-concrete guest house in the Mexican resort of Tulum is surrounded by dense tropical foliage, which can be viewed from above thanks to a large roof terrace. Opening this month, Tulum Treehouse was designed by local firm CO-LAB Design Office as a five-bedroom private guest retreat nestled among the dense mangrove jungle and array

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Shallow pools mirror sugar-cube suites at Hotel Mar Adentro by Taller Aragonés

White blocks containing guest accommodation appear to float on expansive reflecting pools at this minimalist Mexican hotel by Taller Aragonés. Hotel Mar Adentro sits on the coast of San José del Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The popular resort has myriad accommodation options, including the Drift San Jose boutique hotel.

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Baca Architects bases treehouse hotel for Panama eco resort on a cocoa pod

London practice Baca Architects has designed a cocoa pod-shaped treehouse for an eco hotel located on a secluded Panama island, which is accessible only by boat. Baca Architects founder Richard Coutts was asked to design the treehouse as well as a larger residence for the Bíku Treehouse Retreat on the Bocas del Toro archipelago. The chain of islands in the Caribbean

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Beech Architects adds zinc pod to derelict Windmill in Suffolk

UK firm Beech Architects has converted a 125-year-old windmill stump in Suffolk, England, into a guest house topped with an elliptical zinc-clad pod. Once a prominent feature of the landscape, the 60-foot-tall (18-metre) converted windmill now houses two bedrooms, a kitchen-diner, a bathroom, and a viewing pod that offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from

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The Hoxton

”Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” The Hoxton, Amsterdam ”She was an adventurer at heart. But oh she loved drinking tea… Read More

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Old Suffolk barn transformed into countryside bed and breakfast by Blee Halligan Architects

Bedrooms inside this barn conversion extension in the English countryside are defined by the peaks of a sawtooth roof, which Blee Halligan Architects added during the building’s renovation. The Five Acre Barn is home to a bed and breakfast, and is set between the Suffolk seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thropness in the East Anglia

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Casa Xixim by Specht Architects opens up to Tulum’s jungle and ocean

Bedrooms at this holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Tulum open onto expansive terraces overlooking the tropical forest and beach. Casa Xixim serves as a fully rentable guesthouse for large groups. It was squeezed onto a thin site by New York studio Specht Architects, which created a contemporary architectural aesthetic with white walls, timber

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Mexico’s Hotel San Cristóbal boasts prime beachfront location

Whitewashed walls provide backdrops for cacti and frame ocean views at this boutique hotel in Mexico, by Austin architecture firm Lake Flato and designer Liz Lambert. Hotel San Cristóbal Baja overlooks the white sand beach on the coast of Todos Santos, in Mexico’s Baja California Sur state. Located a three-mile bike ride from the town,

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