Branding plays a big role in marketing of a luxury product. Without a name or a brand behind it the pricing couldn’t be justified. The managers of a luxury brand know that it is worth every penny to get a top luxury boutique designer on board as it enhances the value of your product. This trend has caught on with the hotels also and now you see villas and even pubs and weekend cottages employing the services of a big name interior designer to create a product that would pull in the high end clientele. This trend is set to grow further as more and more new announcements are being made. Marcel Wanders, the Dutch designer has been commissioned to create a boutique hotel in Hong Kong. Kelly Hoppen is designing a spa in the Cotswolds that will open in December. It will be followed by a hotel in 2012.
You need not plan a holiday but simply take a weekend break to sample some of the most stunning interior designs by the best in the trade. The choices are increasing by the day and very soon you will have me too designs and properties. For your convenience we have carefully prepared a list of seven of the most luxurious getaways that boast of luxury interiors done by some of the top interior designers.
The Olde Bell and The Crown
by Ilse Crawford
The coaching Inn at the Olde Bell and The Crown in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has been redone by Ilse Crawford who is considered the ultimate designer by the hip and the creative crowd. She works for major brands like Aesop and has created the interiors for Soho House. For the Olde Bell and The Crown Crawford has tried to create a new English vernacular that picks up on the past but can also evolve and be modern and relevant today. Oak, felt, rush mat and wool has been used extensively to get the right look. The properties are strategically located with convenient access from London and Heathrow airport.
The Old Bell and The Crown have double rooms starting from £139.
The Barn at Temple Guiting
by Sophie Conran
Temple Guiting has the most stunning house and grounds in the heart of the Cotswolds. There are five luxurious suites in the Barn and a further three suites and two double bedrooms in the Manor house. The Barn, a centuries-old building with exposed beams and honey-coloured Cotswold stone walls has been redone by Sophie Conran by combining sophistication and luxury. She has been able to bring a sense of elegance and glamour to the rustic bedrooms. The rooms are dotted with antiques ranging from an African chest to Baronial-style pieces and furniture from the 1940s.
The Barn can accommodate 10 guests and will cost you £2,200 per night
The Lakes by Yoo
by Kelly Hoppen
The Lakes gives you weekend homes with water views and the tranquil countryside with urbane luxury. The homes are set around a network of six lakes spread over 650 rural acres. Kelly Hoppen has designed the interiors of these homes and she has gone for a chic look. One of Britain’s best-known designers, Kelly has used vintage pieces, loose linen throws and gorgeous textures and combined them with modern features. She has used her trademark neutral colors like creams, whites, warm grey and mushroom brown. You can rent the homes on offer on a per week basis.
A four bed home at the Lakes by Yoo can be rented for £2,250 – £3,500 per week.
The Baglioni, Marrakech
by Jade Jagger
The Baglionin, Marrakech hotel spread on 34 acres of beautiful parkland offers fifteen residences designed by Jade Jagger. They are a mix of downright luxury, with four-poster beds for sunbathing beside the infinity pool and subtle ethnic touches like colored ceramic tiles, bronzed metalwork and bronze glazed doors. These residences are four and five bedroom villas ranging in size from 675 to 840 square meters. Jade Jagger has used navy blue and burnt orange colors to add that element of drama to the villas.
You may visit their site and register for further information and bookings.
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
by French architect Sybille De Margerie
The Grand has received the award for the Best Interior Hotel Design in Europe from the annual Villegiature Awards. It has been a result of the dedicated hard work and effort over the last few years. The interiors of the lone Ditch hotel in the competition were designed under the supervision of the French architect Sybille De Margerie. She has infused the hotel with French elegance and grandeur, transforming it into a veritable city palace. Bridges, the restaurant has a mural by Karel Appel at the entrance.
The room rents at the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam start at €490.00.
Hotel Sezz in France
by French designer Christophe Pillet
Sezz hotels are located in some of the best locations in France. The Sezz Paris is located in the 16th district of the City of Light. Designer Christophe Pillet has created a venue that bears the stamp of authenticity with luxurious atmosphere. The spacious bedrooms and suites have been done up with high end designer furniture. The Sezz at St. Tropez is hardly250 meters from La Plage des Canebiers and designer Christophe Pillet has transformed the place into a palace for sure.
You may visit their site and book a room of your liking. They guarantee the best room rates on their site.
Witt Istanbul Suites Hotel
The interiors of the Witt Istanbul Suites Hotel have been done by Autoban which is Turkish design studio. They have worked specifically on the details and to showcase the Turkish nuance. They have implemented all the modern design concept but made the hotel look warm by using natural and local materials. The rooms have some patterns that are made from laser cut wood and blended by contemporary furniture of Autoban. The bathrooms feature Marmara marbles appliances. The Ottoman touch is very evident in the interior design.
You may book rooms in the hotel through their site.
This trend of designer hotels is on the upswing and more properties are being redesigned under the supervision of renowned designers. The designers bring a sense of style and luxury to the hotels and create individualistic and exclusive rooms which are most unlike the chain hotels who try and provide the same rooms all over the world. There are many more designer projects in the pipeline which will open for guests in the coming months and years.
Jaffe Road hotel, Hong Kong
By Marcel Wanders
This property is expected to be ready in 2012. It is going to be something of a surprise and the management is trying to keep everything under wraps. They are unwilling to provide any details at the moment. The designer Marcel Wanders, however assures that interiors will combine “fantasy, wonder and a sense of humor”. He promises that it will be modern and magical.
Le Beauvallon Sur Mer Beach Club
by Japanese architect Toyo Ito
Le Beauvallon Sur Mer Beach Club will open this summer on the bay of St Tropez. The details of the interiors of this proposed hotel is being kept confidential. One can expect classically French and seaside inspired interiors. However the highlight of the hotel is going to be a pavilion designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito.
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