A holiday among lavender fields
The InterContinental Hotels Group has established its new Voco lifestyle brand with a focus on casual luxury. Now it plans to build one of its boutique hotels in the world-renowned wine region of Australia’s Yarra Valley, surrounded by 11,000 square metres of lavender fields.
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.
Eco-luxury: “Six Senses” goes Galápagos
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.
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.