Top 10 Hotel Designs
So many hotels, so little time. That’s how LOFT feels every time a cool new design hotel opens up. We’re sure you agree, so to make life a little easier for our dear readers, we’ve picked out top ten favourites. Time to book your next trip!
Hotel Indigo, Hong Kong
Queen’s Road East in Wanchai is on the up – with a handful of super cool restaurants and bars opening up around heritage sites like Blue House and Nam Koo Terrace. Hotel Indigo – with its rooftop bar and infinity glass-bottomed pool is the latest arrival and LOFT is a big fan.
Intercontinental Danang, Vietnam
The talented Bill Bensley strikes again with the Intercontinental, sitting on mythical Monkey Mountain. You can explore the different levels of the resort via a charming funicular lift or just lounge on the hotel’s beautiful private bay. Just a half hour ride from Danang (direct flights from HK).
W Singapore, Sentosa
This resort-style hotel from the W brand is a great addition to the emerging Sentosa scene. The pool is huge with piped underwater music and poolside parties and the rooms are vibrant and playful, packed with amenities and those amazing W beds.
Swire know how to do things properly – check Upper House or East Hong Kong for evidence. In Beijing, enjoy fantastic views from the oversized guest room windows, a late night drink in the Xian whisky lounge, or simply do some work; the vibe is very business-leisure.
The ME, London
Foster and Partners designed this hip hotel just a few minutes from Covent Garden. The rooftop bar is a LOFT favourite, along with the New York-imported restos STK London and Cucina Asellina.
The Langham, Chicago
The first 13 floors of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s IBM Building have become Chicago’s new Langham Hotel. Dirk Lohan, Mies’ grandson, designed the lobby while Richmond International and the Rockwell Group put their magic touch on the rest.
Refinery Hotel, New York
The Refinery was once a hat factory, and designers Stonehill & Taylor have left the odd clue at this new hotel in the Garment district, including a hat pin sculpture behind the front desk.
Aman Canal Grande, Venice
Zoom by boat into this stunning new hotel a short walk from the Rialto Bridge. The 16th century palazzo sits right on the Grand Canal and features all the Murano chandeliers, silk walls and oil paintings one might expect.
Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou
Another glitzy high-rise to add to the city’s gleaming skyline, the new Mando in Guangdong’s capital offers all the usual treats. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a fabulous spa and a host of first-class food and drink offerings.
Park Hyatt, Sydney
A multi-million dollar overhaul has worked wonders on this excellently located hotel. Book into the largest penthouse in town, the Sydney Suite and enjoy a sauna and butler on call.