10 Hotel Design Styles, 20 Dazzling Suites


After taking in timeless motels and locations, we flip our discerning eye to particular suites. Why 20? With the twenty years of resort curation we’re celebrating, it’s our magic quantity for the 12 months. With so many particular rooms to select from, we’ve honed in on completely different design kinds that can assist you select your subsequent nice keep, together with much-loved minimalism and area of interest aquatecture. It’s a candy suite life, certainly.


hotel design styles - minimalism - Casa Angelina
hotel design styles - minimalism - Viceroy Los Cabos

The visible equal to a breath of contemporary air, minimalism strips away muddle to emphasise open house and showcase clear strains. This fashion is captured throughout the Amalfi Coast’s Casa Angelina, however its most spacious suites, Angelina and Azure, present essentially the most room to enjoy it. In Mexico, Viceroy Los Cabos’ Ocean View One Bedroom Suite, amongst others, additionally favors a clean slate of white, with wooden and stone to lend heat, and low-profile furnishings in order to not interrupt sightlines out to the swimming pools and Pacific.


hotel design styles - maximalism - San Francisco Proper
hotel design styles - maximalism - Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild

Not everyone seems to be daring sufficient to embrace a more-is-more look inside their very own residence, however there are motels the place one can dip into maximalism for a spell. Take, for instance, the lounge of the San Francisco Proper’s Premier Suite with its busy wallpaper, contrasting rug, menagerie of chairs—together with a pink one rimmed with large crimson tassels. It’s rather a lot, but it surely whimsically works. A 19-hour flight from there, Cambodia’s Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild dishes out its personal model, as exemplified in The Bohemian Tent with its multicolored sofa, shiny artworks hung from the ceiling and ornate mattress.

Art Deco

hotel design styles - art deco - Peninsula Shanghai
hotel design styles - art deco - Claridge's

Geometric motifs, shiny metallics and decandant materials are all hallmarks of Art Deco—the set design of 2013’s The Great Gatsby reveals off this design fashion completely. Present day examples embrace the Peninsula Shanghai. There are prospers throughout the property, and definitely within the Deluxe River Suite with its diamond-shaped tufted headboard and glittering chandelier. In London, Claridge’s is an Art Deco icon, and the Mayfair Terrace Suite’s sitting space is quintessential—mirror with gilded arches, plush scalloped chairs, it’s all very oh la la.

Mid-Century Modern

hotel design styles - mid-century modern - Il Sereno
hotel design styles - mid-century modern - The Vintage Lisbon

What feels retro now was thought of futuristic when it debuted—maybe that’s why mid-century fashionable or MCM, with its clear strains and mixture of natural and artifical supplies, has such endurance. For Il Sereno, masterful designer Patricia Urquiola created a recent imaginative and prescient of it, with the Signature Penthouse providing a number of the most non-public house to soak it up—together with large Lake Como views. The Vintage Lisbon is one other traditional instance. Any of the resort’s rooms, and particularly its green-walled Castle Suite, may very well be used as Mad Men set if Don and Betty had gone to Portugal relatively than Italy.

Tropical Modernism

hotel design styles - tropical modernism - Six Senses Zil Pasyon
hotel design styles - tropical modernism - Patina Maldives

As its title implies, tropical modernism is a merging of modernist and tropical vernaculars—suppose clear strains and natural supplies that really feel totally pure in situ. In Seychelles, Six Senses Zil Pasyon captures this fashion, with essentially the most fashionable expression of it being the residences, reminiscent of The Sanctuary, which stand up from the rocks. In the Fari Islands, Patina Maldives’ Beach House is one other grand instance with its sun-bleached woods and floor-to-ceiling sliding doorways letting the ocean breezes blow by means of.

Industrial Chic

hotel design styles - industrial chic - Silo Hotel
hotel design styles - industrial chic - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Occupying what was as soon as a grain silo, Cape Town’s Silo Hotel is the epitome of commercial stylish. One can’t go fallacious when choosing a set—all function the convex geometric home windows which fill within the construction’s authentic concrete body—however the Royal Suite’s vintage metal tub with a view is a very cool setup. The LEED-certified 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York is industrial revolutionized. Along with loads of plants, the resort options a number of reclaimed wooden and blackened metal. In the two,000-square-foot Riverhouse and different rooms, the cool headboards might encourage a DIY challenge utilizing metallic fencing and a transport container slab.


hotel design styles - rustic - Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita
hotel design styles - rustic - Bishop's Lodge

An enticingly broad class, rustic’s interpretations embrace farmhouse, ranch, coastal, Tuscan and others. Two properties internationally spotlight the contrasts. In Matera, Italy’s Sassi space, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita preserves the simplicity of its historic cave dwellings for contemporary vacationers—take Cave 21, with all its aged stone, wooden and iron. Over in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bishop’s Lodge is the epitome of Southwestern—simply have a look at the Kiva Suite, with its conventional adobe structure, picket headboard and patina leather-based.


hotel design styles - biophilic - Keemala Hotel
hotel design styles - biophilic - Zannier Hotels Omaanda

A phrase taken from a Latin which means “love of living things,” biophilic design is about being as carefully linked to nature as doable. That means better openness and entry to nature, in addition to bringing its materiality inside. In Phuket, the Keemala Hotel really brings this fashion to life in its aptly named Bird’s Nest Villa, with a rest room of stone-like tubs and sinks that’s open to the skin. In a really completely different local weather, the Namibian savannah, Zannier Hotels Omaanda achieves the identical openness and connection, albeit by means of tones and supplies that go well with its location. Not solely does the prolonged natural roof of the One Bedroom Hut present a lot wanted shade from the solar, simply as a tree would, it attracts the attention out to wild past.


hotel design styles - aquatecture - Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
hotel design styles - aquatecture - Soneva Jani

The Little Mermaid’s Ariel might have needed to be the place the individuals are, however with “aquatecture” trending it appears to be like like a number of folks need extra water of their life. Up the ante from having a house aquarium to residing in an aquarium when it comes time to take a vacation. The Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island lets friends stay beneath the ocean, with a fundamental bed room greater than 16 ft under the water. At Soneva Jani, the Water Reserve is perched above the Medhufaru Lagoon with its personal slide for getting into the water. When it’s time to dry off for lunch, there’s additionally a round glass cut-out beneath the eating desk for watching the fishes swim by.


hotel design styles - Palatial - Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
hotel design styles - Palatial - Taj Lake Palace

Then there’s residing like a queen or king. While folks sporting the crowns might change, palace interiors largely don’t—massive being the operative phrase. Palatial design is all about sprawling sq. footage, dramatically excessive ceilings and essentially the most luxurious materials. At Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, the Sultan Suite has all that, and also you don’t should be royal to remain there. A Grand Royal Suite at Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India, is smaller however no much less grand—hovering headroom, chandeliers, ornate finishings, all abundantly current.


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