The Best Hotels of the Week on APLO
We love a good conversion, and the Hotel V. Fizeaustraat in Amsterdam is exactly that and so much more. The original structure was designed by Piet Zanstra, a renowned Dutch architect whose body of post-modernist work peaked during post-war era Amsterdam. Interior designer Mirjam Espinosa paid homage to this period with an eclectic mix of industrial and nostalgic 70’s references. In fact, the hotel’s colour palette is a combination of rich brown tones, lush greens, a mix of retro-foliage themed patterns and the occasional pops of gold.
The Beaumont Hotel is a timeless luxury five-star London classic, but don't be fooled by its handsome wood panelling and opulent Art Deco interiors, because this Mayfair icon is also home to one of the city’s most unique hotel rooms. The Beaumont is the first hotel by Corbin & King, the culinary masterminds behind Brasserie Zedel and The Wolseley. The hotel’s impressive beaux-arts exterior is broken up by a giant cubist sculpture care of Antony Gormley. Inside - you will find the sleek minimalist space of ROOM - a space that encourages hotel guests to reach another level of consciousness — if not, then they can at least enjoy Antony Gormley’s breathtaking high-concept modernist interiors.
Stepping into the Hôtel Saint-Marc is like stepping back in time and into flapper-era Paris. Milan based DIMORESTUDIO creates a space that combines the hotels original history (it first opened in 1791) with an art deco infusion — that works equally as well in 2018 as it would have done in 1920. The Hôtel Saint-Marc only has 25 rooms, but each one definitely packs a design punch. Every room is imagined as a private apartment — but the art deco motif seamlessly runs through everything. From the gorgeous patterned drapes, jewel-toned velvet furniture, to the Murano glass that casually decorates the hotel; the Hotel Saint-Marc is definitely one of Paris’ most beautiful hotels.
Exposed bricks and steel pipes, high ceilings, and of course — iconic city views, are just a few of our favourite things in New York - and to add to our list of favourite things is definitely the Paper Factory Hotel. Located in Long Island, (and in an abandoned Paper Factory, obviously) this hotel ticks all the boxes for a Less Ordinary stay in the big city. Literally next to the buzzy Art District in Kaufman, the Paper Factory is an eclectic treasure trove of warmth and design. Its ceilings are made with reclaimed wood salvaged form a 110 year old barn, and it even features a spiral staircase made of 4000 books!