The Augustine is a stylish hotel housed in a 13th century monastery located in the picturesque heart of Prague, Czech Republic. The contemporary interior design by Olga Polizzi provides luxurious comfort while respecting the building’s rich history. Some rooms boast original iron doors and windows. Wood floors, heavy linen and locally made furniture are some of the features inspired by its environment. Ecclesiastical colours such as orange, red and green are used, in keeping with the theme.
The Hotel Castille Paris in the heart of fashionable Paris, France on Rue Cambon has been redecorated and refurbished to bring 21st century modern elegance to this 18th century hotel. Located near the Louvre, the Opera Garnier and the Place Vendôme, the Castille Paris offers beautifully decorated rooms of traditional Venetian inspired decor or elegant contemporary atmosphere. The interior design has a simple elegant style with soft relaxing colours that ensures peace and tranquility.
Saffire Freycinet is a stunning new resort located on the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania, Australia. This boutique hotel overlooks Great Oyster Bay, and close-by is the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. The resort’s interesting architecture was designed by Morris Nunn and Associates. The building’s roof line resembles the Hazards Mountains in the background and the suites below are like waves peeling on the shores. The simple contemporary interior design by Chhada Siembieda (CHADA) harmonizes with the pristine environment. The use of timber and stone creates a seamless feel between the inside and outside.
Casa Turquesa in the colonial town of Paraty in the province of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a serene and modern boutique hotel. Each room has it own theme colour — Turquoise, Yellow, Red, Green, Pink, White, Brown and Royal. The vibrant interior design of this charming and colourful hotel celebrates the local culture, and the exterior of the hotel — designed by Renato Tavolaro — replicates the colonial architecture of an 18th-century town house. The coastal port of Paraty with lush forested mountains as a backdrop is also known for its cobblestone-paved streets throughout the Historic Centre District.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is a fairytale-like mountain paradise styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. The grandeur of the resort blends seamlessly with its rustic alpine interior decor. The luxury spa and heated pool overlooking the mountains offer guests the ultimate relaxation. This fairytale castle in the mountains surrounded by spectacular sceneries lets you step inside a world of its own.
The Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund in China features elegant and eclectic interior design by Hirsch Bedner Associates. The design is about connecting the hotel to its surrounding environment — one that is anchored by the Huangpu River and its influence on commerce. It is also where the old and the new converge. The contemporary rooms are decorated with antique furniture inspired by historic Shanghai. The traditional details and contemporary elements are perfectly balanced, respecting history without being overwhelmed by it.
Situated on Thailand’s Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, The Library is an elegant minimalist resort hotel designed by architect and interior designer Tirawan Songsawat. The simple architecture and interior balances with the surrounding natural environment. The Library Building located by the beach is a white building with big glass window panes. It serves as a mini-café, a library for books, music CDs and movie DVDs. The rooms have elegant and simple interior decor. Bold colour scheme against pure white walls is echoed by the red swimming pool and white library building.
The Semiramis Hotel in affluent Kifissia, a northern suburb of Athens, Greece is a luxury boutique hotel with cutting edge contemporary interior design. Industrial designer Karim Rashid used his signature bright lively colours to create a futuristic atmosphere of comfort and functionality. The playful mix of textures and materials such as plastic, coloured concrete and rubber is a theme of the hotel interior decor.