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A Collection Of 14 Modern Cabin Designs Were Used To Create This Unique Hotel In France

A Collection Of 14 Modern Cabin Designs Were Used To Create This Unique Hotel In France

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in collaboration with ASP Architecture has designed the Breitenbach Landscape Hotel.

Located near Alsace, France, the ecotourism hotel design has been inspired by Scandinavian traditions, the meeting of two cultures (French and Scandinavian), as well as nature and architecture.

A modern hotel building, whose exterior is wrapped in Alsatian chestnut shingles, and includes a reception, restaurant, and spa, as well as the director's apartment.

The main building of the hotel, whose exterior is wrapped in Alsatian chestnut shingles, includes a reception, restaurant, and spa, as well as the director’s apartment.

A modern hotel restaurant with a dark wood interior.
A modern hotel restaurant with dark wood accents and large windows.

The guest rooms of the hotel are actually 14 cabins that dot the hillside, much like boulders on a slope. The design of the wood cabins balances both privacy and outlook.

Modern cabins with a vertical design, light wood exterior, and large windows.
Modern cabins with a vertical design, light wood exterior, and large windows.

The cabins have been placed on the hillside, and as they are built on stilts, they are even removable, so that the landscape stays preserved and natural.

Light wood cabins designed as part of a hotel in France.
A collection of small wood cabins designed as part of a hotel in France.

Untreated and locally sourced chestnut tree (cut on the hill opposite the hotel) clads all of the exterior, combined only with large glass openings.

A small wood cabin designed as part of a hotel in France.
A small wood cabin with light wood exterior.

The cabins, which also go by the name hytte, have also been designed with four different styles. The ‘Grass’ hytte has just one level and is universally accessible, the ‘Tree’ and ‘Ivy’ are towering thin and slender, combining vertical and panoramic views, and the ‘Fjell’, located at the top of the hill, welcomes families with protected outdoor spaces.

Small wood cabins designed as hotel rooms.

The interiors have been kept minimal and rustic, with light-colored wood, snug built-in furniture, framed views, and spatial contrasts. All of which perfectly embodies the Nordic concept of “hygge”.

A modern cabin with a wall of glass that opens to a small covered balcony.
A modern cabin interior with light wood and a built-in window bench.

A modern sauna with built-in furniture and light wood interior.
Photography: ©Florent Michel @11h45| Design Team: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in collaboration with ASP Architecture

Three ‘Floating’ Cabins On A Lake Create A Unique Experience At This Small Hotel In Mexico

Three ‘Floating’ Cabins On A Lake Create A Unique Experience At This Small Hotel In Mexico

Architecture firm Etea has designed ‘Estancia Lago’, a boutique hotel in Mexico, that consists of three small cabins distributed around a lake.

The hotel was created as part of a complex called Amalia, which is a project that integrates forestry and agriculture through an organic, sustainable, social, and environmentally friendly system.

These unique hotel rooms (or cabins) have side walls of Bajareque wood that's been finished with a mixture of kancab (red earth) and grass, much like a typical finish of a Mayan home.

The hotel rooms have been designed as polished gray concrete boxes that are clustered around the lake, with side walls of Bajareque wood that’s been finished with a mixture of kancab (red earth) and grass, much like a typical finish of a Mayan home.

Supported by concrete columns, the cabins also give the impression that they are floating in the water.

These unique hotel rooms (or cabins) have side walls of Bajareque wood that's been finished with a mixture of kancab (red earth) and grass, much like a typical finish of a Mayan home.

At night, the wood detailing on the exteriors of the cabins are highlighted with the use of uplighting.

At night, the wood detailing on the exteriors of these modern cabins are highlighted with the use of uplighting.

The wood detailing is also used on the interior of the hotel rooms as an accent wall, while sliding doors open the space to the water view that’s surrounded by local fauna and vegetation.

A modern hotel room that has sliding glass doors that open to a deck over the water.

The rooms also include a bathroom that been designed with warm wood accents, a skylight, plants, and a backlit mirror above the vanity.

A modern bathroom with wood accents, a backlit mirror, plants, and a skylight.
Photography: Manolo R. Solís | Architecture firm: Etea | Lead Architects:Jessica Cetina Falla, Adriana Ancona Bouza | Design Team:Monscerrat Campos, Asiria Uribia, Sebastián Olivera, Omar Koh | Construction Team:Sucovisa

New “Design Hotel” Opens in Hong Kong

A focus on providing good design is something that is usually only found in luxury hotels, but a new mid-range hotel has opened in Hong Kong that uses contemporary design as a key part of its brand. The 280 room Hotel Jen in Hong Kong’s Western District features sleek modern interior spaces with soothing warm tones from light-colored woods. With rates around $85 USD a night, good design isn’t limited to luxury hotels anymore.

Hotel Jen - Hong Kong

Hotel Jen - Hong Kong

Visit the Hotel Jen website at – www.hoteljen.com

A Contemporary Art Hotel in Minneapolis

The Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota describes themselves as a “luxury art hotel,” and they aren’t exaggerating. The 60 room hotel is filled with over 200 pieces of original contemporary art work from the private collection of the hotel’s owner Ralph Burnet. An impressive collection that includes artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume, Sam Taylor-Wood, Subodh Gupta, Morimura, Ahn Sung-Ha, Evan Penny, and Alec Soth.

Art Hotel

Art Hotel

The NYLO Hotel in Plano, Texas

The first location of the emerging NYLO hotel brand recently opened in Plano, Texas.  The new hotel chain aims to offer a unique alternative for travelers who want a change from the traditional cookie-cutter mid-priced hotel experience. NYLO plans to have 50 hotels across North America by 2010. NYLO’s second hotel, in Warwick, Rhode Island, makes its debut in late summer, 2008. Others are slated to open in 2009 in the following markets: Irving, Texas; Denver/Boulder, Colorado; and Kansas City, Missouri.

Visit the NYLO Hotels website ? here.

To give you an idea of the unique nature of the NYLO brand, the Plano location has a common area gathering place called The Loft, that invites guests to work, meet, drink, dine, shop, or check email.  Here are some photos:

Adriana Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa in Croatia

The 1990s civil war in Croatia resulted in a large amount of run down and neglected buildings around the country, but now those buildings are getting bought up and renovated, and many of them are looking better than ever.  One company, the Orco Property Group, is refurbishing a number of properties, and one of their latest completed projects is the Adriana Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa.  Located on Hvar, an island just off the Croatian coast, the hotel is right on the waterfront with views of the old city center which make it especially attractive to tourists.

Visit the Adriana Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa website ? here.

New Interior For The Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel

Since it’s the 4th of July holiday long weekend in the US, we might as well post about another hotel to show everyone sitting at home where they could be spending their holiday.  So here’s the Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which has recently reopened after a $70 million renovation.

Visit the Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club website ? here.

The citizenM Hotel at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

The citizenM Hotel opened just a few weeks ago, and is located at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.  The citizenM Hotel concept is about providing guests with contemporary interiors at budget prices.  These hotels generally save on costs by having self check-in touch screen terminals and small rooms. citizenM has plans for locations all across Europe, and coincidentally already has a second location under construction in Amsterdam’s World Trade Centre district.

Visit the citizenM website – here.  Below are some photos of the first citizenM hotel:

citizenM hotel photos

citizenM hotel photos

The Duane Street Hotel in New York

Located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, is the Duane Street Hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Associates and interior designer Paul Vega. The small boutique hotel with just 45 rooms feels more like a home than a hotel, with custom designed contemporary furniture, slate bathrooms and 32″ Plasma TV’s.

Visit the Gene Kaufman Associates website – here

Visit the Duane Street Hotel’s website – here

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Duane Street Hotel, New York

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The W Hotel in midtown Atlanta, Georgia

W Hotels recently opened a new location in midtown Atlanta. The sleek, techno glam hotel, designed by I-CRAVE, Stephen Alton, Fruchtman Associates, and Ai Group in collaboration with W Hotels’ own design team, features 466 guest rooms, including 33 luxurious suites. The opening of W Atlanta-Midtown represents W Hotels’ second property in Atlanta, to be followed later this year by the opening of the new W Atlanta-Buckhead.

W Hotel Atlanta