Eco-luxury with a view of the Big Apple
The small piece of rock just off New York City has a dark history that has earned it the name “Rat Island”. But now the private island is to play host to a sustainable luxury resort.
The boutique hotel “ME by Meliá” recently opened its doors in Dubai. It is the only hotel commission for which award-winning architect Zaha Hadid designed both the interior and the exterior. Her signature features: breathtakingly smooth contours, dramatically angular lines, bold materials and expressive colours.
Following up on their spectacular tree hotel, Swedish cabin hoteliers Kent and Britta Lindval have landed a new project. Well, not quite “landed” – the Arctic Bath is actually floating in the icy waters of the River Lule.
The Galápagos Islands are renowned for their unique flora and fauna. Yet it is here that Six Senses is planning to open a hotel in 2021. This new resort will pull out all the stops, providing the latest in eco-luxury. The plan was drawn up by architect Hitesh Mehta, a widely respected expert in the development of environmentally friendly projects.
Looking out over the Blue Lagoon
Feel like spending a night in a room that opens directly onto a volcanic thermal pool? Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s first five-star hotel, is located in a mossy lava field and has received awards for its outstanding design.
The redevelopment of an above-ground Nazi-era bunker is Hamburg’s largest building project since the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall. With spectacular rooftop gardens and nhow Hamburg design hotel, this new landmark in the heart of the St. Pauli district is sure to become a magnet for visitors.
The renowned architectural firm Franken Architekten has created an extraordinary hotel project in Frankfurt. At the Lindley Lindenberg, permanent residents and travellers share common, cleverly designed spaces. For those who prefer to shun anonymity and enjoy communicating with others, this is an entirely new hotel concept: a community feeling for sophisticated sojourners.