Brown Hotels Opens Its Largest Property Yet, The Lighthouse in Tel Aviv

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/brown-hotels-opens-largest-property-yet-lighthouse-tel-aviv/brown-hotels-lighthouse-21/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/brown-hotels-lighthouse-21-810x530.jpg" alt="Brown Hotels Opens Its Largest Property Yet, The Lighthouse in Tel Aviv" /></a>
                                Located inside an iconic Brutalist water tower in the heart of Tel Aviv, <a href="https://www.brownhotels.com/lighthouse" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Lighthouse</a> is the <a href="https://www.brownhotels.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Brown Hotels&#8217;</a> latest addition to its collection, which already includes four hotels in Tel Aviv, two in Jerusalem, and one in Trogir, Croatia. The new hotel offers guests an abundance of modern amenities, panoramic city and sea views, a panoramic rooftop lounge, and more.
Designed by Argentinian-Israeli architect Nestor Sandbank with direction from Brown Hotels co-founder Leon Avigad, the Lighthouse features a contemporary interior that plays up rich tones of navy and emerald, metallic accents, and varying textures. Golden gates section off parts of the public lounge spaces without closing any one space off. The lobby’s library offers a place for a chat and a cocktail. The hotel currently offers 100 guest rooms, though a phase two will open up two floors for an additional 60 rooms. For an especially memorable visit, you
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Hospitality Brand Generator Hostels Opens Its First USA Property in Miami Beach

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hospitality-brand-generator-hostels-opens-first-usa-property-miami-beach/pillow_room-generator-miami/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Pillow_Room-generator-miami-810x540.jpg" alt="Hospitality Brand Generator Hostels Opens Its First USA Property in Miami Beach" /></a>
                                With 13 properties spread across Europe, we were wondering when hospitality brand <a href="https://generatorhostels.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Generator Hostels</a> would skip across the pond to open a property. The wait is finally over with the grand opening of <a href="https://generatorhostels.com/destinations/miami" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Generator Miami</a>, located 15 minutes away from the airport and only 100 feet away from the beach.
While hostels don’t have the best reputation over hotels, trust us, there’s nothing cringe-worthy about this hostel at all. As a design-driven disruptor of hospitality, Generator Hostels prides itself on creating properties that are luxurious but affordable. Design studio Argent Design, led by Nicola Fontanella and Jack Bridges, oversaw the conversion and design of the Generator Miami, creating bespoke furniture specifically for the resort-like ambience of this location which took on a modern adaptation of a classic 1940s condo called the Atlantic Princess. Generator’s in-house design team art directed the array of public lounge spaces and accommodations. With 300
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Juniper Lighting Plays a Major Role at the Assemblage John Street Hotel + Co-Working Space

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/juniper-lighting-plays-major-role-assemblage-john-street-hotel-co-working-space/www-mikikokikuyama-com-11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/22_Assemblage_Mikiko-Kikuyama-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Juniper Lighting Plays a Major Role at the Assemblage John Street Hotel + Co-Working Space" /></a>
                                Located in New York City’s Financial District, the <a href="https://www.theassemblagehotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Assemblage John Street</a> is both a supremely stylish hotel and co-working space set across two buildings spanning 175,000-square-feet. Design firm <a href="http://www.juniper-design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Meyer Davis</a> was tasked with designing the interiors of the Assemblage John Street (as well as the Assemblage 25th Street hotel) and when it came time to developing the right lighting design for both hotel and the co-working space, Meyer Davis knew to look to <a href="http://www.meyerdavis.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Juniper</a> for luxury fixtures.
The design firm already uses Juniper’s THIN Task Lamp in their offices, and so Juniper’s THIN Chandeliers, THIN Task Lamps, and THIN Shared Task Lamps were selected to illuminate the interiors. Because of the sleek design of the range, the fixtures don’t appear obtrusive in that jarring way bigger fixtures may seem. Instead, it simply shines a light (pun fully intended) on Meyer Davis’ thoughtfully designed interiors. The firm also incorporated design elements
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Juniper Lighting Plays a Major Role at the Assemblage John Street Hotel + Co-Working Space

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/juniper-lighting-plays-major-role-assemblage-john-street-hotel-co-working-space/www-mikikokikuyama-com-11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/22_Assemblage_Mikiko-Kikuyama-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Juniper Lighting Plays a Major Role at the Assemblage John Street Hotel + Co-Working Space" /></a>
                                Located in New York City’s Financial District, the <a href="https://www.theassemblagehotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Assemblage John Street</a> is both a supremely stylish hotel and co-working space set across two buildings spanning 175,000-square-feet. Design firm <a href="http://www.juniper-design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Meyer Davis</a> was tasked with designing the interiors of the Assemblage John Street (as well as the Assemblage 25th Street hotel) and when it came time to developing the right lighting design for both hotel and the co-working space, Meyer Davis knew to look to <a href="http://www.meyerdavis.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Juniper</a> for luxury fixtures.
The design firm already uses Juniper’s THIN Task Lamp in their offices, and so Juniper’s THIN Chandeliers, THIN Task Lamps, and THIN Shared Task Lamps were selected to illuminate the interiors. Because of the sleek design of the range, the fixtures don’t appear obtrusive in that jarring way bigger fixtures may seem. Instead, it simply shines a light (pun fully intended) on Meyer Davis’ thoughtfully designed interiors. The firm also incorporated design elements
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Soho House Amsterdam Adds to Trend of International Chains Catering to Digital Nomads

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/soho-house-amsterdam-adds-trend-international-chains-catering-digital-nomads/soho-house/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/soho-house-810x528.jpg" alt="Soho House Amsterdam Adds to Trend of International Chains Catering to Digital Nomads" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.sohohouse.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soho House</a>, a private members’ club for creatives, expanded to Amsterdam this summer. The <a href="http://sohohouseamsterdam.com/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soho House Amsterdam</a> establishment has taken over the Bungehuis, an old 1930s university building on the Spuistraat that overlooks the canal, and spruced it up with their signature interiors and furnishings. The building now accommodates 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, an entire floor of club space, as well as Italian dining at Cecconi’s restaurant and a Cowshed spa on the ground floor.
And of course, it being located in Amsterdam, there will also be space to park 75 bikes and a workshop for repairs. The six story high Bungehuis building is a distinct landmark along the Amsterdam canal, with a stark limestone and granite facade contrasted against bronze bay windows. What makes this space even more spectacular is that it is only one of two buildings in Amsterdam with a rooftop pool. If the Dutch
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The Hotel Freigeist Göttingen: A Hotel Rooted in Academics and in Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-freigeist-gottingen-hotel-rooted-academics-design/design-hotels-freigeist-hotel-goettingen9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/design-hotels-freigeist-hotel-goettingen9-810x540.jpg" alt="The Hotel Freigeist Göttingen: A Hotel Rooted in Academics and in Design" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/germany/goettingen/freigeist-hotel-goettingen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Freigeist Göttingen</a>, the latest member added to the <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Hotels</a> portfolio, doesn’t look like a hotel that belongs in a college town. With its princely interiors that exude a quiet sophistication, the modern hotel looks like it should be located on the outskirts of town in a quiet meadow versus at the center of the city. It’s not until you take in the surroundings that you realize the Göttingen, Germany hotel is linked to a number of academic landmarks (including the university, the museum, and the university&#8217;s Knowledge Forum opening 2020) and the calming interiors were designed for intellectual stimulation.
Designed by Hannover-based architecture firm Ahrens & Grabenhorst Architekten, the Hotel Freigeist Göttingen’s façade is made of bricks laid in a wild pattern, a reflection of the contemporary nature of the building and the creativity that lies within it. Interior designer Frank Kassner took inspiration from American artist
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The Hotel Freigeist Göttingen: A Hotel Rooted in Academics and in Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-freigeist-gottingen-hotel-rooted-academics-design/design-hotels-freigeist-hotel-goettingen9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/design-hotels-freigeist-hotel-goettingen9-810x540.jpg" alt="The Hotel Freigeist Göttingen: A Hotel Rooted in Academics and in Design" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/germany/goettingen/freigeist-hotel-goettingen" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Freigeist Göttingen</a>, the latest member added to the <a href="https://www.designhotels.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Hotels</a> portfolio, doesn’t look like a hotel that belongs in a college town. With its princely interiors that exude a quiet sophistication, the modern hotel looks like it should be located on the outskirts of town in a quiet meadow versus at the center of the city. It’s not until you take in the surroundings that you realize the Göttingen, Germany hotel is linked to a number of academic landmarks (including the university, the museum, and the university&#8217;s Knowledge Forum opening 2020) and the calming interiors were designed for intellectual stimulation.
Designed by Hannover-based architecture firm Ahrens & Grabenhorst Architekten, the Hotel Freigeist Göttingen’s façade is made of bricks laid in a wild pattern, a reflection of the contemporary nature of the building and the creativity that lies within it. Interior designer Frank Kassner took inspiration from American artist
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Hotel Indigo Dundee: A Choice Hotel for Visiting the UK’s First UNESCO City of Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-indigo-dundee-choice-hotel-visiting-uks-first-unesco-city-of-design/hotel-indigo-dundee-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/hotel-indigo-dundee-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Hotel Indigo Dundee: A Choice Hotel for Visiting the UK&#8217;s First UNESCO City of Design" /></a>
                                While London is a popular destination when traveling to the United Kingdom, we have a feeling that the city of Dundee in Scotland will see a rise in travelers with an affinity for design, art and culture now that Dundee has been designated as the <a href="https://www.unesco.org.uk/designation/creative-cities-in-the-uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">UK’s first UNESCO City of Design</a> and the <a href="https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">V&amp;A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum</a>, has opened. If we were headed to the newly appointed design destination, the recently opened <a href="https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/dundee/dndid/hoteldetail" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Indigo® Dundee</a> would be our accommodation of choice.
The building was transformed from a two-hundred-year-old jute mill into a 102-room modern hotel that sits right between the waterfront and the heart of the shopping district. Keeping in line with the Hotel Indigo® design policy where no two properties are the same, the hotel is a representation of Dundee’s rich past and forward-thinking present depicted by three different styles of guest rooms. There’s the Dundee
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The PURO Krakow Kazimierz: A Hotel with All the Design You Wish Was in Your Own Home

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/puro-krakow-kazimierz-hotel-design-wish-home/atrium-puro-hotel-krakow-kazimierz/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/atrium-PURO-Hotel-Krakow-Kazimierz-810x540.jpg" alt="The PURO Krakow Kazimierz: A Hotel with All the Design You Wish Was in Your Own Home" /></a>
                                In Kraków, Poland, a growing creative reawakening has turned the old Jewish quarter of Kazimierz into a thriving hub for creativity, community and culture. So much so that lifestyle hospitality brand PURO Hotels decided it needs to plant its fifth property here to meet the needs of the creatives, design aficionados and art lovers – local and abroad – who are looking for a contemporary experience to complement the town’s rich history. At the <a href="https://purohotel.pl/en/krakow-kazimierz" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PURO Kraków Kazimierz</a> designed by <a href="http://www.asw-architekci.pl/pl" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ASW Architects</a> and <a href="https://conranandpartners.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Conran &amp; Partners</a>, you’ll be completely surrounded by installations, street art, and modern design.
Throughout the hotel’s 228 rooms, suites, and common areas, an easy game of design-spotting will lead you to find that you’re surrounded by a myriad of design brands. Furniture by Carl Hansen & Son, Fritz Hansen, ByLassen, Mater, Gubi, Moroso, Baxter, Fogia, and Kettal line the spaces alongside fixtures by &Tradition and hand-knotted
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Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Gives the Radisson Collection Hotel – Strand Stockholm a Modern Refresh

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/swedish-studio-wingardhs-gives-radisson-collection-hotel-strand-stockholm-modern-refresh/new-guest-rooms-at-radisson-collection-hotel-strand-stockholm-photo-rickard-l-eriksson-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/New-Guest-Rooms-at-Radisson-Collection-Hotel-Strand-Stockholm.-Photo-Rickard-L.-Eriksson-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Gives the Radisson Collection Hotel &#8211; Strand Stockholm a Modern Refresh" /></a>
                                You might have seen <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmvU_98F63N/?taken-by=designmilktravels" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">this photo</a> on our sister travel Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/designmilktravels" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">@designmilktravels</a> (are you following us yet?). The dining space looked so magical and beautifully designed, we knew we had to find out more about the hotel it resides in. It turns out that the <a href="https://www.radissoncollection.com/en/strandhotel-stockholm" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Radisson Collection Hotel &#8211; Strand Stockholm</a> was recently renovated by Swedish architectural studio <a href="http://wingardhs.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wingårdhs</a> who gave the interiors a new modern look that appeals to all design lovers.

Photo by Andre Pihl

Wingårdhs was tasked with refreshing the hotel’s 170 guest rooms, lobby, meeting rooms, new restaurant and bars. The main priority of the renovation was to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that highlighted both new features and the original details of the storied hotel, which originally opened in 1912 to coincide with the year’s Olympic Games. A custom color called Strand Grey was created specifically for the hotel, complementing the other neutral and
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Anthony Gall Transforms a Historic Pie Slice-Shaped Building into the Hotel Clark in Budapest

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/anthony-gall-transforms-historic-pie-slice-shaped-building-hotel-clark-budapest/hotel-clark-budapest-16/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/hotel-clark-budapest-16-810x540.jpg" alt="Anthony Gall Transforms a Historic Pie Slice-Shaped Building into the Hotel Clark in Budapest" /></a>
                                Australian architect Anthony Gall had to overcome a peculiar design situation when it came to designing the <a href="http://hotelclarkbudapest.hu/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Clark</a> in Budapest. Instead of designing for a regular, rectangular shape building, he had to design for one that was shaped like a fourth of a pie. The original two-story building designed by Miklós Ybl that once housed the Buda Savings Bank has a unique shape due to a fire during World War II, as well as the reconstruction period that followed it. A round-about was also placed at the foot of Széchenyi’s Chain Bridge sectioning off a large piece of the plot land. With ideal views but less-than-ideal ground space, sandwiched between stunning views of the Buda Castle and the Danube River, the Hotel Clark proves that good design can solve any odd-shaped problem.
The Hotel Clark was painted an earth-tone color as to not distract attention from the historic Chain
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The Little Albion Guest House in Australia Combines Two Different Eras of Sydney

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/little-albion-guesthouse-australia-combines-two-different-eras-sydney/little-albion__big-albion/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Little-Albion__big-albion-810x540.jpg" alt="The Little Albion Guest House in Australia Combines Two Different Eras of Sydney" /></a>
                                Nestled on Sydney’s thriving hub of Surry Hills in Australia is the <a href="https://www.littlealbion.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Little Albion Guest House</a>, a new boutique hotel designed by <a href="http://spacecontrol.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cressida Kennedy of Space Control Design</a> in collaboration with <a href="http://www.archemy.com.au/index.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Connie Alessi</a> for <a href="https://www.8hotels.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">8 Hotels</a>. The design team transformed the historic 1900’s Federation-built convent into a 35-room hotel complete with a new adjacent architectural extension and interiors that reflect the design aesthetics of Sydney from the 1920s and 1970s.
The white ceramic brick + steel extension houses the hotel’s reception. Guests can mingle in the sunken lounge area, browse the mini bar selections, or tend to their work in any of the many nooks found throughout the floor. The guest rooms are an eclectic mix of patterns, colors and textures but the design isn’t jarring on the eyes. Instead, the design aesthetics flow nicely from one corner to another. For example, the geometry of the bespoke American walnut
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The Little Albion Guest House in Australia Combines Two Different Eras of Sydney

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/little-albion-guesthouse-australia-combines-two-different-eras-sydney/little-albion__big-albion/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Little-Albion__big-albion-810x540.jpg" alt="The Little Albion Guest House in Australia Combines Two Different Eras of Sydney" /></a>
                                Nestled on Sydney’s thriving hub of Surry Hills in Australia is the <a href="https://www.littlealbion.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Little Albion Guest House</a>, a new boutique hotel designed by <a href="http://spacecontrol.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cressida Kennedy of Space Control Design</a> in collaboration with <a href="http://www.archemy.com.au/index.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Connie Alessi</a> for <a href="https://www.8hotels.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">8 Hotels</a>. The design team transformed the historic 1900’s Federation-built convent into a 35-room hotel complete with a new adjacent architectural extension and interiors that reflect the design aesthetics of Sydney from the 1920s and 1970s.
The white ceramic brick + steel extension houses the hotel’s reception. Guests can mingle in the sunken lounge area, browse the mini bar selections, or tend to their work in any of the many nooks found throughout the floor. The guest rooms are an eclectic mix of patterns, colors and textures but the design isn’t jarring on the eyes. Instead, the design aesthetics flow nicely from one corner to another. For example, the geometry of the bespoke American walnut
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Hotel Kabuki: A Taste of Japan in San Francisco, California

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hotel-kabuki-taste-japan-san-francisco-california/markzeff_hotel_kabuki_09/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/MARKZEFF_Hotel_Kabuki_09-810x540.jpg" alt="Hotel Kabuki: A Taste of Japan in San Francisco, California" /></a>
                                Designed by interior design and branding firm <a href="https://markzeff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MARKZEFF</a>, the <a href="https://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/san-francisco/hotel-kabuki" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hotel Kabuki</a> recently underwent a new interiors update that’s inspired by Japanese influences. Mark Zeff, Principal of his eponymous firm, says:
After learning about the culture of the area, and drawing on knowledge of Japanese architecture as well as my own affinity for the beat generation, we were able to reinvent and modernize the interiors of the hotel in a sophisticated way.
While Eastern influences are certainly abundant throughout the hotel’s interiors, there are also many details that pay homage to San Francisco’s music scene in the 60s, its hippie culture, and its counterculture movement of the 60s and 70s. In the lobby, a black and blond color palette inspired by the Japanese technique of shoutouts sugi ban sets the tone for the interiors. Carbonized black, alligator skin-textured walls are juxtaposed with blond wood floors. A Japanese calligraphy-inspired carpet delineates
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21Spaces Works with Local Craftspeople to Breathe New Life into The Alex in Dublin

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/21spaces-work-local-craftspeople-breathe-new-life-alex-dublin/design_milk_the_alex_dublin_13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Design_Milk_The_Alex_Dublin_13-810x810.jpg" alt="21Spaces Works with Local Craftspeople to Breathe New Life into The Alex in Dublin" /></a>
                                Dublin-based interior architectural and design firm <a href="https://www.21spaces.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">21Spaces</a> has recently transformed one of Dublin&#8217;s most established hotels The Alexender into <a href="https://www.thealexdublin.ie/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Alex</a> – a series of contemporary spaces that reflect the changing pace of life in the Irish capital. &#8220;The refurbishment of The Alex could not have been better timed,&#8221; says founder and director John Henry Boyle. &#8220;The demand on a central location and the demographic shift following the relocation nearby of multi-national companies such as Twitter&#8217;s European Headquarters has meant that since the redesign The Alex has become a busy and lively all-day destination.&#8221;
The concept for the 105-room hotel draws inspiration from the heritage of the local area, including a tramline that once ran right past the hotel, and local 1950s interiors (the building itself only dates from 1990 despite appearing much older). “We went out and looked at the other buildings in the neighborhood, and there were
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Monochromatism at the Redstone Hotel in Riga, Latvia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/monochromatism-redstone-hotel-latvia/1_redstone_by_annvil/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/1_Redstone_by_Annvil-810x540.jpeg" alt="Monochromatism at the Redstone Hotel in Riga, Latvia" /></a>
                                In the old town of Riga, Latvia, the new <a href="https://redstone-hotel.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Redstone Hotel</a> has recently opened its doors. Designed by <a href="http://www.annvil.lv/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ANNVIL Interior Architecture</a>, the boutique hotel has taken on a very interesting design choice in which each of the top four floors containing the 11 guest rooms are all designed in a monochromatic color scheme.
The hotel’s restaurant, the St. Petrus, serves modern Latvian cuisine and is located on the first two floors. After that, there are no textures and no shapes. The third floor takes on the color of the Baltic sea. The fourth floor is tickled in English pink. The fifth floor is a minimalistic milky white. Finally, the sixth floor uses tones of a blue lagoon. The idea of the monochromatic floors was conceived because the hotel wanted to highlight the most important thing in the room: the guest! Also, because each room itself is monochromatic in design,
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Savona 18 Suites: A 20th Century Milanese Building Turned Modern Hotel Designed by Aldo Cibic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/savona-18-suites-20th-century-milanese-building-turned-modern-hotel-designed-aldo-cibic/savona-18-suites-milan-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/savona-18-suites-milan-6-810x540.jpg" alt="Savona 18 Suites: A 20th Century Milanese Building Turned Modern Hotel Designed by Aldo Cibic" /></a>
                                Italian architect and designer <a href="https://www.cibicworkshop.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Aldo Cibic</a> has turned an abandoned 20th century building in the heart of Milan into a design hotel called the <a href="https://www.savona18suites.it/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Savona 18 Suites</a> for <a href="http://www.bluhotels.it/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Blu Hotels</a>. The new building now feels like an art gallery with its contemporary furnishings and accessories, while the main courtyard retains the authentic Milanese feel of a casa di ringhiera (a traditional tenement with a communal balcony).
The interior design of the hotel takes on a funky, graphic approach which you’ll notice at the start in the lobby where you’ll be greeted with a large Tibetan-style cabinet, a yellow mosaic bench, and bold wall art. Throughout the living room and cafe, sofas, carpets, chandeliers, mirrors, and accessories signed Aldo Cibic and Paolo C. by Aldo Cibic outfit the spaces. The open-air courtyard acts as hub for travelers to mingle in the spirit of a Milanese casa di ringhiera. Guests can enjoy
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Hawaiian Hospitality Gets a Neon Makeover at the New Shoreline Hotel in Waikiki

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                                Designing for hospitality in Hawaii can often lean very cliché. I bet you&#8217;re already thinking of lush green Monstera and palm leaves, pink bulbous hibiscus flowers, cowrey shells and prints reminiscent of kitschy Hawaiian shirts, am I right? Not that those aren&#8217;t iconic motifs of Hawaii but hotels that incorporate these elements as the main focal points in their interior design run the risk of looking like every other hotel on the island, aka boring and overdone.
Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design made sure you would never use those words at their recently completed project, the brand new Shoreline Hotel Waikiki. An explosion of neon and nature, this 56,000-square-foot, 135-room boutique hotel takes the concept of Hawaiian-inspired design and transforms it into a modern day interpretation that still feels authentic. Guests check in at the open-air lobby and pass through ever-changing backdrops of multi-colored fluorescent hallways and stairwells of tropical wallpaper prints.
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