21st Century Hotel

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Architecture, Modern - 240 pages
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The public's appetite for new and excitingly designed hotels is insatiable. Never before have hotels been so earnestly responsive to the zeitgeist. How else can we explain the latest trends in design which at one extreme increasingly blur the border between lodging, lifestyle and living theatre, and at the other seek to reinvent the more discreet manners and style of the grand hotels of the late 19th century? 21st-Century Hotel highlights the latest examples of these trends and more as the international hotel sector finds newer and more imaginative ways to invent and reinvent itself in order to match the mood of the moment. A large-format bible of style for architects and interior designers, this book outlines the very latest developments in types of hotel design and then showcases the best on international scene through five themed chapters. It features forty six unusual
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
The Grove
24
Harts Hotel
42
Mainstream Experiments
65
W New York Union Square
82
Apex City Hotel
88
Original Ideas
105
ESO Hotel
122
Una Hotel
172
Soho House
178
Architectural Significance
185
Radisson SAS Hotel
192
Hotel Unique
198
Parkhotel
204
ES Hotel
210
Hotel Habita
216

Alila Jakarta
138
HI Hotel
154
Pershing Hall
166
Project Credits
228
Index
235
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