BERLIN – The latest step in the Design Hotels journey to curate hotels with immaculate design and a passion for authentic hospitality has a distinctly European flavor.
Ion City Hotel – Reykjavik, Iceland Fully launching in July 2017 and embodying the spirit of adventurous travel and cool Nordic design that defines its sister property Ion Adventure Hotel, the 18-room Ion City Hotel is making its mark on Reykjavik. Here, an aesthetic characterized by a deep respect for Icelandic design and craftsmanship is enhanced by collaborations with top international design firms, resulting in a cosmopolitan fusion worthy of its home city’s impeccable creative credentials. Further elevating this hotspot on the map, the North African-tinged restaurant Sumac will be helmed by the country’s culinary Olympic team director Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson.
Hotel Viu Milan – Milan, Italy Located in Milan’s hip Porta Volta neighborhood, this 124-room hotel is surrounded by an exquisite cross-section of Milanese culture: from centuries-old historical monuments to grand shopping boulevards and cool drinking dens. And yet it has become the area’s hottest landmark thanks to its stunning glass facade, lush vertical gardens, and flawless Italian design. Throw in exquisite furnishings by Molteni&C, a gourmet restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Giancarlo Morelli, a spectacular rooftop terrace and pool with panoramic views over the city, and you have the chicest new addition to Italy’s capital of cool.
Hotel Les Roches Rouges – Saint-Raphael, France Making its debut on the glorious Provence coast between St. Tropez and Cannes, Hotel Les Roches Rouges is an authentic French Riviera experience straight out of the late 1950s. Renowned Parisian architecture firm Festen has reworked the original mid-century structure to emphasize the clean nautical-modernist lines of the 50-room hotel’s classic Riviera architecture. Inside, an aesthetic defined by azure blue, crisp white, and red ochre is complemented by polished concrete, aged oak, and terra cotta ceramics by Ceramiques du Beaujolais. Taking advantage of its spectacular waterfront setting, the hotel features a natural seawater swimming pool and a swimming lane cut directly into the coastal rock.
Sir Joan Hotel – Ibiza Town, Spain Opening in July 2017 and surrounded by Ibiza’s renowned and exciting nightlife, with Talamanca beach and the city center only a stroll away, Sir Joan Hotel brings to mind an exclusive members-only retreat thanks to a thoughtful spatial design that flows seamlessly from interior to exterior. The hotel’s 38 rooms and suites feature stripped wooden yacht flooring and highly polished stainless steel wall panels, which emulate the movement of waves when the sunlight streams through the windows. On the top floor, two penthouse suites boast private wraparound balconies with outdoor seating areas and unrivalled views over the marina and old town. For nighthawks and early birds alike the hotel’s gourmet burger joint The Butcher is open all day. View more
Myconian Kyma – Mykonos, Greece Set a stone’s throw from Mykonos Town, Myconian Kyma claims a golden, sun-drenched perch just above the buzz below. Taking its name from the Greek word for "wave", the 52-room and 29-suite property carries this emblem throughout. From the curved lines of the multi-level infinity pool to the design and furniture seen throughout the whitewashed structures, a gentle flow abounds. Unobstructed views pervade the eyeline, while top-notch pampering ensures relaxation and respite for the whole family. And there’s even a chapel for those taking the other kind of plunge.