Design Buzz: The Ludlow's Penthouse, G Hotel Kelawai

From New York City to Malaysia, we've rounded up the latest eye-catching trends in hotel design.

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Sean MacPherson Creates Penthouse Suite for The Ludlow Hotel

VIPs in NYC may want to check out The Ludlow Hotel's new penthouse suite, designed by hotelier Sean MacPhearson (of The Bowery, The Jane and The Maritime hotel fame). 

MacPhearson selected the furniture and artwork for the 17th floor penthouse, including handmade Moroccan chandeliers, bronzed stools in the shape of one’s backside created by Novello Finotti and an entertainment center with a record player and vintage vinyl records.

The space also houses a full kitchen, a dining table with seating for six guests, a living room, a skybox sitting area, two full bathrooms with rain showers (one of the bathrooms also has a window soaking tub), a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed and a 1,000-square-foot furnished outdoor terrace.

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Now Open: G Hotel Kelawai

On Jalan Kelawai in Penang, Malaysia, the recently-opened G Hotel Kelawai greets guests with an Italian-made Baxter Chester Moon sofa and Baxter Molly armchair in the lobby. 

The 208 rooms come with eco-friendly Appelles toiletries, Serta bed, Herman Miller designer working chair, docking station, alarm clock, ironing facilities, 55-inch smart LED TV, minibar, coffee machine, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

For dining, the property has venues: Spoon, a coffee house; 2PM, the lobby lounge; and Gravity, a 24th floor rooftop bar.

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Richard Meier & Partners Designs Luxury Hotel and Spa in Beverly Hills

One Beverly Hills, a new luxury hotel and residential project at the western gateway to the famed neighborhood, recently revised its plans to reduce the number of residences to make space for the hotel. 

Designed by Richard Meier & Partners with developer The Athens Group, the hotel will now sport 134 rooms and 193 residences. New public gardens and green space will be design by OLIN landscape architecture.