Design Buzz: Carlyle Inn, Solaz in Los Cabos

From California to Los Cabos, we've rounded up the latest headlines in hotel design. 

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Pacifica Hotels Renovates Beverly Hills’ Carlyle Inn

Carlyle Inn, a 32-room boutique hotel in Beverly Hills, just wrapped an Art Deco-inspired reno helmed by Pacifica Hotels. 

The hotel's focal point, an interior courtyard, was transformed with black and white graphic stripes, and pops of orange. The space now has oversized black and white umbrellas. The upper deck, meanwhile, has an Astroturf treatment, complete with a chaise lounge for relaxing.

In the lobby, tile floors have a grey and black border hexagon pattern, and a custom art installation features floating bowler hats. Antiqued mirrors and furniture with modern textiles underscore the aesthetic of the 1920s. 

The guestrooms now sport carpet with a tone-on-tone branch motif, while the white furniture is complimented by mixes of metal accessories, mirrors, and pinstripes. An Art Deco fan print covering envelops the headboard wall. Pointed finger hand pillows and houndstooth throw blankets adorn the bed. Guestroom bathrooms were also upgraded, now including a back-lit mirror.

The hotel's breakfast room has new Carrera marble, while the fitness room channels a 1920s boxing gym, equipped with punching bags, vintage weights and jump ropes.


Sordo Madaleno Architects Designs Solaz in Los Cabos, Mexico

Solaz, a new property in Starwood's Luxury Collection, is set to open in Los Cabos in June 2017. 

Designed by Mexico City-based Sordo Madaleno Architects, the property will have five distinct six-floor buildings. In designing the building, Sordo Madaleno collaborated with landscape architects Gabayet 101paisaje and artist Cesar Lopez Negrete, whose original art will be included throughout the property.

Each of the guestrooms will include private terraces, and are designed to complement the landscape and ocean views with a natural color palette incorporating wood and granite.

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Sigurdur Hallgrimsson, Bjorgvin Snaebjornsson Collaborate on Canopy Reykjavik

The Canopy Reykjavik | City Centre, the first hotel from Hilton's new "accessible lifestyle" Canopy brand, is set to open in 2016 will an exterior design by Sigurdur Hallgrimsson of Arkthing and an interior design by Bjorgvin Snaebjornsson of Apparat.

Situated in the center city neighborhood of Hverfisgata St, the hotel will include an open lobby, and a rooftop bar and restaurant will serve drinks and food throughout the day. Guests can also visit a bistro.

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Thomas Heatherwick Leads Transformation of Grain Silo Complex

In South Africa, The Silo is set for a late 2016 opening as the fifth property from The Royal Portfolio in the country. The hotel is being built in the grain elevator portion of the Grain Silo Complex, above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town.

Industrial designer Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio, London is the architect for the reimagining of the Grain Silo Complex, which combines both the museum and the hotel above it.

Zeitz MOCAA will be a modern art museum, billed as being similar to the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection.

Located on the V&A Waterfront and with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, The Silo will occupy six floors above the MOCAA. The hotel will have just 28 rooms, including a penthouse, plus a spa, gym, bar and restaurant, as well as a rooftop swimming pool and champagne bar with panoramic views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annexes of six rows of seven silos. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure will be the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which will bulge outward as if inflated. By night, this will transform the building into a lantern in the harbor.

Each room will be individually designed and decorated by Liz Biden. Eclectic pieces will be included in the property. The nine room categories will be based on room size and views. The rooms will be more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the architecture of The Silo.