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From making architectural statements to serving culinary delights, hotels have the potential to become much more than places to rest.


From making architectural statements to serving culinary delights, hotels have the potential to become much more than places to rest.

Category: Worldwide - Industry economy - Trends / Expert's advice
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2022-06-23

Embedded in and reflecting neighborhoods beloved by locals, these properties play the role of the in-the-know friend-of-a-friend, the local guide who shows a visitor the ins and outs of their own city.

They are places that offer guests the optimal space to tune-out the noise and tune-in to the surrounding locales.The ultra-chic interiors of Paris’s Le Cinq Codet mirror the charming vibes of the surrounding upscale 7th arrondissement.

Housed within the former France Telecom building from the 1930s, expertly renovated by Jean-Philippe Nuel, the property makes a statement in the neighborhood with its façade’s soft curves and double-height windows.

Staying here, guests experience a Paris the world knows and one reserved especially for them: private terraces on the top floor invite them to commune with the dome of Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, which are only steps away.

Blending into its surroundings is Parīlio on the Greek island of Paros, where timeless Greek architecture and Cycladic simplicity are expressed in an earthy color palette, local marble, terracotta floors, and natural wood. Onsite, Mr. E Restaurant offers a contemporary take on the cuisine of one of Greece’s lesser-known islands, immediately immersing guests within the local flavors and pace of life.

As sister properties on Mykonos, Myconcian Avaton and Myconian Kyma offer beachfront and more rural experiences reflecting the island’s varying terrain.

The Avaton, in Elia, overlooks the island’s longest beach, with large windows and open interior spaces that blend seamlessly with the unending sea views. The Kyma, 10 kilometers away and perched atop a hill just outside Mykonos Town, offers a luxurious retreat to embrace the island’s splendor.

Though secluded, it’s only a short stroll from the heart of the island, where small streets are filled with picturesque, whitewashed houses, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars, boutiques, and restaurants.

From either property guests are close to ferries that will shuttle them to explore the famous ruins of Delos, one of the most important mythological and archaeological sites of the Mediterranean.

Set in two distinct pulsing hearts of New York City are The Ludlow Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel. With its brick façade and factory casement windows, The Ludlow Hotel blends seamlessly into the Lower East Side, where the industrial front gives way to marble mosaic floors, an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, and striking original artworks—a direct reflection of the creative spirits that permeate downtown Manhattan.

Heading a few blocks west, Kit Kemp’s signature aesthetic at Crosby Street Hotel by Firmdale Hotels mirrors the individuality of its SoHo location. Floor-to-ceiling windows and statement pieces from Kemp’s personal art collection—including a painting by Anselm Kiefer—nod to the neighborhood’s storied lofts and artistic legacies.

Further west, in Tucson, Arizona, The Tuxon Hotel is a desert modernist gem and springboard to local adventure and indulgence. Elements of brass, stone, and saddled leather honor Arizona’s cattle ranching and mining heritages, while Tucson’s artisanal scene is showcased in an abundance of macramé plant hangers and local succulents.

The property itself is located at the base of Sentinel Peak and a stone’s throw away from the excitement of downtown—the perfect jumping-off point for hikes in the surrounding desert and mountains as well as to experience the United States’ first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

In Calistoga, California, guests can experience the benefits of the local and lauded mineral springs at Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs.

The waters, which are used in the property’s multiple geothermal pools, have been proven to strengthen skin, detoxify, and relax stressed nervous systems. Locals and visitors alike have regularly visited the property, known for its volcanic ash–infused and mineral-rich mud baths, ever since it opened in 1952.

About Design Hotels

Design Hotels represents and markets a curated selection of over 300 independent hotels in more than 60 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original", someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each "Original" stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her hotel provides.

In 2017, Design Hotels launched Further, a traveling laboratory for experiential hospitality that transforms hotels across the globe into temporal hubs of thematic exploration. The mission behind Further aligns with the values of the future-facing Promad, a new generation of traveler embracing progressive travel and global nomadism. First identified by Design Hotels in collaboration with leading futures consultancy The Future Laboratory, the purpose-driven, self-actualizing Promadic movement is set to shape the future of hospitality.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from market trend consultancy to international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore. In 2019, Design Hotels joined forces with Marriott Bonvoy, enabling its member hotels to have both a greater and more selective reach while offering its Community the benefit of the industry’s leading loyalty program.

Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its highly-awarded travel program.

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