Surface Reflections (Design Show) and Nature-Inspired Hotels • Hotel Designs

From time to time in the writing of hotel designs, a project emerges that completely overwhelms me. Yes, we always cover sensational projects that house exceptional interiors, but when a hotel’s design narrative is so deep that every touchpoint sensitively references its location in a creative, non-confirmative way, I don’t can’t help but be impressed when understanding the challenges the designer faced when creating such a masterpiece.

Well, this week the editorial team had the pleasure of writing about two such projects that fit stylishly into this “extraordinary” category. The first being the Taoxichuan Hotel, designed by AIM Architecture and David Chipperfield Architects. Its design pays homage to the city’s porcelain heritage in design, finishes and surfaces. The other is located in Costa Rica. Every inch of Nekajui, a reserve of the Ritz-Carltondesigned by SB Architects, will reflect a deep respect for the biodiversity of the region.

But that’s not all… let’s take a look at this week’s hottest stories and features:

Hotel Lighting: How Interior Designers Break Boundaries

Photo credit: The Mandrake Hotel London

To kick off this month’s feature on innovative hotel lighting, Hotel Designs asked a handful of leading interior designers to share their favorite lighting design schemes.

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Top Highlights from Surface Design Show 2022

Two women looking at surfaces and materials

Image credit: Surface Design Show

With a deliberately subtle undertone of sustainability and a push for reusable materials, the Surface Design Show 2022 took place inside London’s Business Design Center – and received an overwhelming response from visitors and exhibitors alike.

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Opening of the first Dorchester Collection property in Dubai

Water feature at the entrance to One At Palm Jumeirah

Image credit: Dorchester Collection

OMNIYAT and Dorchester Collection have just announced the completion of One at Palm Jumeriah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai. As a leader in luxury real estate offering the most desirable residences, the OMNIYAT development offers breathtaking views of Dubai’s coastlines.

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Taoxichuan Hotel: A Journey into Ceramics and Context

dark green ceramic tiles in Hyatt Unbound Taoxichuan

Image credit: Hyatt / Aim Architecture

Taoxichuan Hotel is located in the vibrant creative and cultural district of Taoxichuan in Jingdezhen, China. The project is a collaboration between AIM Architecture and David Chipperfield Architects and occupies three interconnected buildings, each part of which pays homage to the city’s porcelain heritage in design, finishes and surfaces.

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SB Architects Reveals Design Details for The Ritz-Carlton in Costa Rica

Exterior Design Hotel Ritz Carlton Costa Rica

Image credit: SB Architects / Marriott International

SB Architects revealed the design he conducted for Nekajui, a reserve of the Ritz-Carlton and Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence. The resort and exclusive collection of luxury residences will be located in the Papagayo Peninsula, a private club and resort community in the Guanacaste region of northwest Costa Rica.

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Mandarin Oriental announces its first plans for Greece

sunset view from mandarin oriental costa navarino

Photo credit: Mandarin Oriental

First property of the group in Greece, Mandarin Oriental Costa Navarino, will be located on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese, in one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking landscapes of the Mediterranean. The resort will be part of Costa Navarino, a well-established tourist destination. The Costa Navarino project is owned and developed by TEMESone of the leading developers and operators of premium tourism and real estate destinations in Greece.

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