16th April 2018 | IN HOTEL DESIGN | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedInSharing some of the most inspiring projects from around the world… In Volume 7 Issue 1 of eSociety we highlighted the launch of the newest edition of our SBID International Design Awards which is officially open and accepting project entries for 2018. Our Awards receive the highest calibre of interior design projects year-on-year for the chance to be recognised for interior design excellence. However, even if you don’t enter your project for an Award, we’re always interested in sharing and celebrating impressive design projects from around the world. So much so that in every issue of our eSociety magazine we take a look at some of the most inspiring projects, from large-scale retail designs and global hotel projects to high-end luxury residential developments, to see how creativity in interior design is transforming the way we work and live our lives. In this issue, we explored a new luxury destination nestled between Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The Hotel Californian is idyllically placed in the Santa Barbara, coined the American Riviera for it’s picturesque landscapes and Mediterranean climate. Designed by LA-based interior designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard sensitively retained the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, whilst incorporating the rich, eclectic vibrancy of traditional Mediterranean designs. This 121 room seaside destination comprises of a rooftop pool, featuring panoramic views of the coastline. Brimming with Mediterranean influences and sultry Moroccan details, this project included the hotel’s two restaurants and spa; the hotel’s signature restaurant, Blackbird; the more casual dining option, the Goat Tree Cafe; and Spa Marjorelle, the hotel’s resident luxury spa. Discover more about how Martyn Lawrence Bullard captured the authentic Moroccan character and imbued the essence of Marrakech throughout this stunning hotel design. Read this feature → This feature originally appeared in the Portfolio section within Volume 7 Issue 1 of the official SBID interior design magazine, eSociety. Click here to read the full issue or see more inspiring projects in the Portfolio section, here.