When hotels become art
3 top hotels for design lovers from the Accor collection
5 October 2020
Chic and comfort, French and Italian architecture and selected designer pieces: The collection of Accor Hotels surprises with numerous highlights for lovers of special design and extraordinary architecture. These three hotels definitely belong on the travel bucket list of every art lover: The SO/Berlin Das Stue offers animal style in the listed former building of the Royal Danish Legation, the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese combines French "Art de Vivre" with Italian neoclassicism and the Hotel Croisette Beach Cannes - MGallery shines with Bohemian Chic on the French Riviera. Art and travel have never been so beautiful!
Bohemian Chic directly on the private beach: The Hotel Croisette Beach Cannes - MGallery
It is not for nothing that the Hotel Croisette Beach Cannes is part of the select collection of MGallery Hotels of the Accor Group. Designed by Parisian architect Jean-Philippe Nuel, the hotel is located directly on Cannes' famous Croisette, just a few steps from the beach. Nuel skillfully combines French Riviera style with bohemian chic throughout the hotel. The 94 rooms of the boutique hotel have a refined simplicity: pastel colours, rattan and Missoni style fabrics dominate the design. The bar and Plage Croisette Beach Restaurant on the hotel's private beach are inspired by the same style. Guests here enjoy Mediterranean creations by Chef Ludovic Konig with views over Cannes Bay and the Lérins Islands. Freshly prepared signature cocktails provide the perfect end to a relaxing day on the beach.
French lifestyle meets Italian neoclassicism: Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
Since the reopening of the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese in the new design from the pen of the French architect Jean Philippe Nuel, the hotel combines Italian charm with French lifestyle. The former Roman palazzo in the heart of the city offers a total of 78 rooms. The architect and interior designer artfully combines the original elements with modernity and the French "Art de Vivre" of the Sofitel brand. For example, eye-catching colour accents adorn the hotel entrance, conjuring up a modern lounge with a classic ambience, while the ceilings of the guest rooms are adorned with artworks that create the illusion of a vaulted sky. Each of the elegant rooms offers contemporary furnishings as well as premium Hermès toiletries and other small luxury accessories. Guests also enjoy panoramic views and Italian culinary delights at the Settimo restaurant, which includes an elegant rooftop lounge on the seventh floor - with magnificent views across the famous Villa Borghese Park to St. Peter's Basilica.
Safari Chic at Berlin Zoo: SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Part of the SO/ lifestyle brand of the French hotel group Accor since the beginning of 2018, Hotel Das Stue stands for extravagant design and exceptional elegance. The listed building of the former Royal Danish Legation was built in the late 1930s in the classicist style by KaDeWe architect Johann Emil Schaudt and combines classic elements with a modern, avant-garde design. As part of the extraordinary design concept, playful references to the adjacent zoological gardens can be found throughout the building, such as a giant giraffe and gorillas by Milanese artist Benedetta Mori, as well as leather animals by Omersa, some of which serve as cushions or footrests. The interiors of the 78 rooms combine high-gloss surfaces and rich fabrics in a modern yet understated way. Parquet floors, high ceilings and a view of the adjoining zoo create a feeling of space and give the impression of a spacious city villa. By the way, just as stylish as the interior design are the hotel uniforms, which were designed by the famous designer duo Viktor&Rolf and, with various animal prints, also pay homage to the adjacent zoo.
Picture credits:Steve Herud, Gilles Trillard, Stephane Michaux