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.
Once upon a time La Maison d’Aix in the old Roman town of Aix-en-Provence, France was an elegant and charming private residence. Architects Laura Juhen and Louis Mariotti restored life to this old house and transformed it into a luxury boutique hotel. The interior design is modern with classical influence. In the Spa, the stone wall from the 16th century is refreshed and restored to its original state, blending with the luxurious modern Spa. Once frequented by Cezanne and Picasso, La Maison d’Aix has a magical ambiance that will inspire its guests.
The Crosby Street Hotel, one of the Firmdale Hotels, a London-based hotel group owned by Tim and Kit Kemp, is a stunningly elegant piece of interior art. The interior design is contemporary and European in style, with an eclectic look designed by Kit Kemp, Queen of the Eclectic. The rooms are luxurious and cosmopolitan in character. The designer boldly mixes colours and patterns to create unconventionally elegant spaces.
World renowned British interior designer Kelly Hoppen created an intimate yet sophisticated style for Hotel Murmuri in Barcelona, Spain. The interiors of the boutique hotel in the heart of Bacelona’s Rambla Catalunya, feature a look that celebrates classicism with a contemporary touch. Hoppen used her trademark neutral colour scheme with lush fabrics in suede, silk and satin, combined with soft leathers and velvets to create a stunning atmosphere for every room.