The granite fireplace seen at right conceals an outdoor kitchen and barbecue. The design emphasizes sightlines and symmetry, with the main conversation nook on an axis with the central spa pool. The design is by interior designer Loren Judaken and landscape architect Katherine Spitz.
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The world of hotel design is changing, with a move away from bland repetition of a chain’s design template to giving guests a unique experience that reflects the location they’re visiting. In this issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at how that’s been implemented in three quite different hotels – the TWA Hotel in the iconic 1960s TWA terminal at JFK Airport, the Sudima Christchurch City and Montreal’s new Hotel Monville.