Hotel Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark’s Brøchner group have upped the ante with their latest hotel project in Copenhagen’s historic centre.
Hotel Danmark comprises two buildings: one built in 1792, and the other in 1969, which architect Morten Hedegaard has swathed with a new racing green façade.
Dining is done in the restaurant or, for the traditionalist, in-room.
The 17-century high-ceilinged godowns set on the edge of Singapore’s Robertson Quay, The Warehouse Hotel was, at various stages in its history, a spice warehouse, moonshine stills and secret society HQs before a brief incarnation in the mid-1980s as a heaving disco.
L’Hôtel, Marrakech, Morocco For his debut hotel project, Jasper Conran was in the enviable position of having carte blanche with the renovation and interior décor.
Housed in a 19th-century riad, the result is a covetable collection of five suites centred around a courtyard garden, adjacent to a narrow swimming pool, suffused with orange and lemon trees, where the whitewashed walls are draped with honeysuckle.
The property – at just 17-storeys – might not be one the loftier hotels in Tokyo, but what it lacks in height it makes up for in clever design choices, courtesy of local outfit Azuma Architects.
The elegant black-latticed facade – inspired by an ancient kimono motif – is indicative of the understated luxury that lies inside.
Global interior design firm HBA overlooked nothing, with grandeur in spades: quadruple-height ceilings in the dining room; a leather-clad Hermès rickshaw in a hallway corner; and cushions woven by Hosoo, a Kyoto atelier that dates from 1688.The New York and Toronto-based firm Yabu Pushelberg has embraced the soaring volumes and irregular, free-form architecture of the building to result in fluid, intimate and calming interiors with custom furnishings in a soft neutral palette, with black details that provide definition.For the full Park Hyatt experience, the Embassy Room serves up a mix of Asian and Western dishes from a state-of-the-art open kitchen that can be served al fresco, beside the infinity pool, against a backdrop of the building’s shimmering, sweeping curves.Hoshinoya, Tokyo, Japan A modern reworking of that upscale Japanese institution, the ryokan.Hoshinoya Tokyo is set among the straight-laced skyscrapers in the city’s financial district.