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Papaya Playa Pop Up
Sleeper Magazine – January / February 2012

Design Hotels’ founder Claus Sendlinger has launched a pop-up resort on a 900m stretch of beach on the Caribbean coast of the Mayan Riviera at Tulum, Mexico. more...

The Chocolate Suite
Sleeper Magazine – July / August 2011

Designer Karl Lagerfeld has created a hotel room made entirely from chocolate for confectionery brand Magnum Ice Cream. more...

Punchdrunk Theatre @ W
Sleeper Magazine – May / June 2011

The first guests at W – London Leicester Square encountered an immersive theatre experience unfolding throughout the hotel. more...

TWA Terminal @ JFK
Sleeper Magazine – March / April 2011

Eero Saarinen’s iconic airport structure is being considered for conversion to a boutique hotel. more...

Cool for Cats
Sleeper Magazine – January / February 2011

Simone Micheli’s ‘Bubuf’ is an animal-friendly hotel, which explores the “relationship between man and animal.” more...

Once Upon A Dream

Veuve Clicquot bring new meaning to bedtime reading with Mathieu Lehanneur’s ‘dream capsule’ at London’s Andaz Hotel. more...

Save The Beach

German artist HA Schult has created a pop-up hotel fashioned from beach garbage in the centre of Rome for Corona’s ‘Save The Beach’ campaign. more...

Yu Hong

The Opposite House in Beijing has staged an exhibition of works by celebrated contemporary Chinese artist Yu Hong. more...

Town@HouseStreet

Developer Alessandro Rosso and architect Simone Micheli used this year’s Milan Furniture Fair to introduce a novel concept in urban accommodation. more...

This is...
The Rough Luxe Hotel

This is modern art, so we will leave you to make your own judgement. Situated in the basement of the Rough Luxe hotel, the ‘Anagrammatic Looking Glass Mirror’ pictured here is a mixed-media piece on perspex by English-Romany artist Daniel Baker.

It is just one of many modern artworks and design pieces personally selected for the hotel by designer and gallery curator Rabih Hage. The plaster chandelier with orange shades above is by Patrice Gruffaz. Other significant works include trompe l’oeil images of various Italian palazzo by Massimo Listri, Susan Shup’s “Over Here” oil-on-canvas, and a photographic portrait of Gilbert & George by Jonathan Root. more...

Buckets of Fun
Superbude, Hamburg

We’re not sure if these buckets, suspended from the exterior of the new Superbude in Hamburg serve any purpose, and frankly we don’t care. They are just one of many witty design flourishes introduced by designer Armin Fischer of 3Meta for hotelier Kai Hollman’s innovative combination of hostel and hotel.

The brief was a loose one, to “utilise objects and materials typical for Hamburg but implement them in new ways and re-assign their functions.” Hence beer crates from a local brewery have been upholstered with genuine leather and transformed into stools. Pallets serve as frames for the couches, vases are made out of wine bottles, and paper cups are transformed into chandeliers. more...

One Whitehall Place
The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Apparently the chaps pictured here in the hard hats are builders rather than Treasury officials protecting themselves from the imminent collapse of the economy. The builders were onsite to begin a £16m renovation of The Royal Horseguards hotel.

But at the time the photo was taken, the hotel’s 280 guestrooms had been block-booked by the Treasury for officials involved in talks between the major banks and the Chancellor Alistair Darling. The talks resulted in a multi-billion pound bailout of British banks, subsequently heralded as having averted a meltdown of the financial markets. more...

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