29th June 2020 | IN HOTEL DESIGN | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Lockdown measures are slowly easing across all aspects of work and social life as the hospitality industry is given the green light to begin re-opening to the public this July. For many of us, the concept of travelling seems like a distant memory; dreaming of the day you can book that weekend away or arrange for a long, relaxing week abroad. As society braces itself to resume holiday planning and commence those halted travel plans in a Covid-19 world – we’re sharing some of the inspiring hotel bedroom designs from last year’s SBID Awards finalists that we’d love to be paying a visit this Summer! Hotel Bedrooms & Suites CaberlonCaroppi Architetti – Hilton Molino Stucky Once an efficient flourmill, Hilton Molino Stucky is today one of the most important international hotels in Venice. Curated by CaberlonCaroppi, the renewal of the common areas and the first 90 rooms reflects the soul of the industrial building and the one of Venice and its wonders. The design narrative starts from decorative and graphic details with special attention paid to figurative elements, introducing the theme of gears and grain, main elements that characterize rooms. Along the corridors, the soft colours of the walls, the elegant lamps and the geometrically textured carpet blend perfectly with the cast iron pillars that characterise the architectural structure. A particular attention has been paid to all the lightening elements, designed or modified specifically for the setting of the Molino, so as to obtain a product that is not only functional but also in line with the entire mood. Concorde BGW Group – The Bedford A pub that helped launch the careers of Ed Sheeran and Michael McIntyre has reopened after Concorde BGW carried out its multi-million-pound refurbishment. The extensive renovations to the 22,000 square foot pub, grass-roots music venue and London’s longest running comedy club were carried out across its five bars, restaurant, four private rooms, ballroom and 250-capacity live music club. The Grade II Listed building is utterly unique in terms of character and strategies were developed to ensure much of its age-old charm was maintained. Once planning permission was obtained, 15 new, individually designed ensuite bedrooms were built on the second and third floors. The bedrooms add another layer of luxury to a truly unique building. Designed with the history of the building in mind, the rooms allow you to drift back to bygone ages. Celia Chu Design & Associates – Luxury Is Personal Located in the central heart of Taipei, the twin towers building was designed by Richard Rogers and has reached a new level of high-end residential living. CCDA was inspired by the lifestyle of the modern British gentlemen, believing true luxury not only manifests itself in the physical space but is also reflected in interests, habits, collections and art. Bespoke crystal light fixtures from the Czech Republic, commissioned silver glass panel art by the fireplace, a wine display room, spa-like bathroom and other details were designed to shape a vision of personalised luxury. LW – Zabeel House Zabeel House is a new lifestyle hotel by Jumeirah, catering for families, travellers and businessmen alike, with all the familiarities of the Jumeirah brand, in an afforded luxury way. This combination of Arabic culture and urban finishes comes together in the health club and spa. Reclaimed timber slats, concrete flooring and exposed ceilings are complimented and softened by Arabic rugs from the local souq and quirky artwork that continue down the corridor, into the changing rooms and treatment experience. Personal interaction is a key feature that runs through this hotel, seen through the recessed pops of seating down the health club corridor that allow for guests to pause a moment, relax and interact. Roth Architecture – Aqua Villa Located in the most private area of Azulik Tulum, the Aqua Villa was designed in harmony with the environment, respecting nature and making it part of the project. Water is the main design composition element inside the villa, fusing with the blue Caribbean Sea view. The contrast in colours, textures and use of the local materials allows the villa to become part of the landscape thanks to the natural materials. Exterior massage decks, Jacuzzi and netting allows guests to enjoy the space and the view in this unique environment which flows naturally into its surroundings. The interior design fosters a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, using reflection as an element; the mirrors and water in the floor give guests the sensation of space and serenity so they can enjoy the sounds of the sea and the wildlife that interact within the space constantly. Dexter Moren Associates – Clayton Hotel, London Clayton Hotel City of London redefines the concept of a destination hotel. The 212-key, four-star hotel is located in the vibrant Aldgate area of London, on the edge of the City of London, near to the Whitechapel Art Gallery and historic markets of Spitalfields, Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane. The hotel’s bespoke interiors reflect the history and charm of the area through the mix of materials, ceramics and furniture. The choice of lighting, colour palette and artwork visually reference elements from the culture of the area, including the Freedom Press, the Bell Foundry, warehouse metal and fabric trades and the diverse market culture. The designers at Dexter Moren Associates describe the concept as a ‘new order’: combining the old order and traditions of the East End with the future outlook of the City. The Wall Design Corporation – The Shades of Clouds; the Valley of Hearts This B&B is located in a mountainous region in the southern Zhejian Province. Given the unique geological environment, the south-facing location is wreathed in clouds. The area is known for its amazing natural scenery with clouds constantly passing by. The building was protected which posed a challenge however the remodelled building preserves 80% of the original architectural features. The interior is based on the Balinese lifestyle, in which the white colour symbolises the clouds. Windows have been replaced by the new larger versions, through which guests can truly appreciate the great views. In addition to the vintage decor, the preserved original yellow soil walls and doors further emphasise the spirit of simplicity. Virserius Studio – Guest Rooms & Suites, W Atlanta Midtown Arthur is a fictional character, conceived as a native Atlantan who was born and raised in Ainsley Park, located right behind W Atlanta Midtown. Virserius Studio’s concept for the hotel is the recreation of Arthur’s estate and secret garden, decorated with his awe-inspiring collection of art and other items obtained during his extensive world travels. He takes great pride in these collections and wants to share the stories behind these possessions. He also hopes they will make great conversational pieces, inspiring special moments among friends during their visit. Goddard Littlefair – The Lowry Presidential Suite The Lowry Hotel’s five-star, luxury Presidential Suite, is the largest in Greater Manchester, having undergone a complete revamp including a reconfiguration of the space and a newly enlarged dressing room. Beautiful, fitted joinery screens create a series of distinct but linked spaces, including a living area, dining area, bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, pantry and powder room. Drawing inspiration from Manchester’s rich industrial history, the suite makes reference to the city’s industrial forms, geometry and heritage, as well as the hotel’s namesake, L.S Lowry. Accompanied by a colour palette inspired by Lowry’s five colours, the new design has a luxurious residential feel, with light and bright tonal colours used for the walls, curtains and carpets, offset by darker joinery, with painterly or geometric-patterned fabrics. The 2020 edition of the SBID International Design Awards is open for entries. Entries close on Friday 14 August. Visit sbidawards.com to enter now!