Posts Tagged ‘design’

Papaya Playa pops up

Papaya Playa pops up

Luxury hotels are beginning to embrace the pop-up trend, and one of the first is Design Hotels’ Papaya Playa Project, on the Mayan Riviera.

Opening this week on a half-mile stretch of beach at Tulum, the camp is aimed at everyone from backpackers to free spirits with serious disposable incomes, attracted by one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula. (more…)

Dutch design icon comes to London

Dutch design icon comes to London

To coincide with the new Wim Crouwel retrospective, A Graphic Odyssey, at the Design Museum in London, Andaz Liverpool Street has dedicated a room to the renowned graphic designer.

The room features limited edition wallpaper by Cole & Son and a rug by Tai Ping alongside other accessories from the exhibition. (more…)

Different by design

Different by design

Innovation, technology and design define modern Tokyo. Surprisingly, though, the city has so far lacked hotels with cutting-edge style. Now a new design hotel is turning heads.

Opening in the Asakusa district in December 2012, The Gate Hotel has been designed by Shigeru Uchida, the architect who worked on the gleaming Kobe Fashion Museum and the striking interiors of many of fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto’s stores. (more…)

W Hotels unveil design concept for its first London property

W Hotels unveil design concept for its first London property

The first W Hotel to open in the UK has a design concept inspired by the parallel personas of the English at work and play.

W London, opening during the summer of 2010, is housed in a sleek new building by architects Jestico + Whiles – inspired by the graphic light displays and theatrical heritage of the area – on the corner of Wardour Street and Leicester Square in London’s bustling West End. (more…)

Save 15% at Swedens coolest new hotel

Save 15% at Swedens coolest new hotel

We’ve teamed up with Design Hotels to offer prokokos.com readers a 15% discount on stays at the contemporary Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.

A favourite of among Scandinavia’s beautiful young things – and we mean really beautiful – Nobis was one of the hottest openings of 2010. (more…)

Amsterdam’s new wave of design

Amsterdam’s new wave of design

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum (www.rijksmuseum.nl/en) and Stedelijk Museum (www.stedelijk.nl/en) have both re-emerged after 10-year renovations like butterflies from cocoons, causing a wave of art and design happenings in the Netherlands. (more…)

W Hotels opens in St Petersburg

W Hotels opens in St Petersburg

The design-led luxury hotel brand W Hotels Worldwide have marked their entrance into the Russian market with the opening of the W St. Petersburg.

Like other W Hotels, W St. (more…)

To catch a thief

To catch a thief

The Thief sounds like it’s the title of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo’s next blockbuster thriller. But it’s actually the moniker of a new waterfront member of the Design Hotels group in Oslo’s trendy Tjuvholmen or ‘Thief Island’, a destination once better known as a centre of disrepute. (more…)

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