Amangiri is located in the dramatic landscape of Canyon Point, Utah in the region known as the Four Corners where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet. This stunning resort hotel with deep canyons and towering plateaus in the backdrop occupies 600 acres of land in a valley near the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. From the Pavilion at the centre of the resort, one can enjoy sweeping views of colourful rock formations. The interior design of the rooms uses white stone floors and concrete walls to echo the natural stone in the area. There is a rustic softness of light colour palette that blends in with the surrounding environment.
Devi Garh Palace Resort in Delwara near Udaipur, Rajasthan, India is a luxury boutique hotel in an 18th century palace. Interior designer Rajeev Saini thoughtfully combined the Indian spirit with contemporary flair. All the rooms have marble bed base and background primarily in white with a single colour scheme featured like a jewel. In some rooms, designs of trees are carved out in marble. Such dramatic decorations on a minimalist canvas along with the preservation of traditional Indian architecture provide an impressive fusion of traditional and modern design.
The hotel interior design of Number Sixteen by Kit Kemp has a modern English style that creates the perfect atmosphere for urban relaxation. Situated in the heart of South Kensington in London, England in a white stuccoed Victorian terrace, the hotel’s exclusive location and its intimate interiors provide a sense of casual sophistication that appeals to the modern traveller.
Cavo Tagoo Hotel in Mykonos, Greece is a cliffside paradise with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. This luxury boutique hotel with Mykonos architecture has an island aesthetic that is a natural extension of its surroundings. The contemporary minimalist interior design blends modern chic with Greek-Mediterranean traditional elements. Whitewashed walls with splashes of colour provide a cool, calming effect that makes it a perfect escape.
At 12,000 feet above sea level, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Lhasa, Tibet is one of the highest luxury hotels in the world. Inspired by the nearby Sera Monastery, the eight-acre resort hotel designed by Denniston International Architects combines the traditional Tibetan architectural elements with modern luxury. The hotel faces the stunning Potala Palace with views of the Himalayas and Lhasa Valley. The exterior of the buildings with stone walls and dark shale pagoda-style roofs pay homage to the ancient Buddhist culture. The interiors showcase works of art from local and international artists such as the six-panel painting in the lobby by Christian de Laubadère. The Iridium Spa has an ornate gold-tiled pool with artwork of a black and white Sea Serpent. Sustainable features such as solar panels and an underground water recycling system were also incorporated into the hotel design.
Hotel Tropico Latino is a small beach side resort in Malpaís, Puntarenas, Costa Rica on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. This cozy retreat of beachfront bungalows and garden view rooms is tastefully decorated with modern interior design using local materials. Exotic hardwoods and artistically designed bathrooms provide the feeling of being in paradise. The hotel is surrounded by lush tropical gardens located on Santa Teresa Beach which has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
The Scots Hotel Tiberias is a boutique hotel situated in an 120-year-old historical compound on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias, Israel. This former hospital was later transformed into a luxury boutique hotel by the Church of Scotland. 19th century basalt stone buildings and a newer building form the hotel which produces a synergy between old and new. The interior decoration combines the historical character of the buildings with modern comfort. Rooms in the old buildings are constructed from basalt rock. The original architectural style is carefully preserved which provides an atmosphere of serenity and mystery.
Experience ornate grandeur at The Villa By Barton G., which has been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel by restaurateur and events impresario Barton G. Weiss. Located in Miami Beach, Florida, this former mansion of fashion designer Gianni Versace is an Italian-style palace with a mix of Persian, Egyptian and Baroque interior decor thrown in. The villa was originally built in 1930 and was subsequently purchased by Versace in 1992 who expanded and decorated the property with his signature design style, including the stunning Thousand Mosaic Pool. Minimalists be warned, the villa is a monument to excess and makes no apology for its opulent.