US-based news site Huffington post published a list of the world’s most modern hotels, and here we offer you our favorites from that list. We have chosen, especially for you, a range of hotels whose architecture and interior design make them real works of art. Here are the hotels that could be considered the world’s modern masterpieces thanks to their appearance and approach…
Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Designed by Circa Architecture, the Saffire Freycinet Hotel has 20 suites that perfectly reflect the original atmosphere of Tasmania. The architectural design was inspired by the sea, waves and sea creatures located just outside its doors, and by the constantly changing organic structure. The hotel uses the natural colours of the region and was built with the aim of allowing guests to gain the maximum benefit of daylight and to enjoy the wonderful views. What really makes Saffire Freycinet a modern hotel is its special lighting that fully reveals its architectural design. The hotel uses energy-saving bulbs, now a necessity of the modern age, in its lighting system. The hotel is in a wonderful location, close to the Freycinet National Park.
Kameha Grand Hotel, Bonn
The ‘Kameha Grand Hotel’ offers an experience that allows you to enjoy its differences and its comfort. The design of the hotel is the work of Marcel Wanders, who created every suite in the neo-baroque style according to different themes. Of particular interest are the games- themed ‘Fair Play’ suite which will be sure to please the men, and the ‘Diva’ suite, equipped with amenities especially for women. The Kameha Grand also offers the prize-winning spa concept ESPA, a first in Germany. Customized massages, masks and treatments are offered for those who want to de-stress and maintain their inner balance.
The Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam
Designed as the Sweelinck Conservatory at the end of the 19th century by German architect Daniel Knuttel, this building lay in ruins for many years before being restored to life, one hundred years later, as the ‘Conservatorium Hotel’ with the design of interior designer Piero Lissoni. Known for his simple lines and pared-down designs, Lissoni recreated the building with his own modern and innovative style, while remaining true to the simplicity and functionality of Knuttel’s original design. Aside from its architecture, the main reason for the inclusion of the Conservatorium on this list of the most modern hotels is the fact that it is home to the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.
The Opposite House, Beijing
‘The Opposite House’, which opened its doors in 2008, was designed by Kengo Kuma. The hotel takes its name from the conflicts between old and new, east and west, bohemia and elegance that exist in the region. Sanlitun Village, in which the hotel is located, is a shopping, lifestyle and entertainment center, recently developed with the contribution of the Swire Hotel group, which includes The Opposite House. The natural approach of Chinese architecture can be seen in the design of The Opposite House, shown by the wooden flooring and simple furniture. One of the most interesting aspects of The Opposite House is its restaurants. The hotel’s most famous restaurant, Bei, offers customers modern Asian cuisine inspired by dishes from Northern China, Korea and Japan.
New Hotel, Athens
Designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana and located very close to the city center. ‘New Hotel’ has 79 rooms and suites that have earned the hotel a place on the most modern hotels list. The bespoke furniture and handmade figures make you feel as though you are in a work of art. The New Hotel is the architects’ first hotel project and, as its name suggests, it brings innovative interior design and energy together with the comfort of home. Another interesting aspect of New Hotel is the room decorated with the artworks of Vassilis Balatsos. With each room decorated in a different style, the hotel gives each guest a unique artistic experience. The place of New Hotel on the list is backed up by its restaurant, ‘New Taste’, which offers mouth-wateringly delicious examples of Mediterranean cuisine prepared with local organic ingredients.