Design Buzz: W Montreal, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

From Montreal to Beverly Hills, here are the latest headlines in hotel design. 

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Starwood’s In-house Design Team Remodels W Montreal

Starwood's in-house design team recently wrapped a reno of the W Montreal. The refresh of the 152-room hotel was aimed at reinterpreting the property's French neoclassical elements - such as chevron patterns in walnut and brass tables - and Montreal's underground culture. 

There are gold accents throughout the hotel’s corridors, which pay homage to its former life as a bank.

Guestrooms have white murals referencing Old Port architecture. The rooms also have open-concept bathrooms, and custom wall coverings with a faux marble print that serve as background for graphic representations of oversized architectural moldings.

Each room also has a cocktail corner and Mix Bar that is backed by mirrors and highlighted by a yellow accent. Each room similarly has low lounge seating; cocktail tables; and a bed framed in LED lighting with a black fur throw.

There are also television units rendered in mirror and shaped like a fireplace mantel, as well as Artemide Tolomeo lamps framed in ceiling medallions and mounted vertically on mirrored surfaces to create nightstands and desk lamps. Custom wall coverings with a faux marble print background and graphic representations of oversized architectural moldings come together to blend gothic, rococo and neoclassical influences.

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Jeffrey Wilkes Designs Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali

The third bespoke resort in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened this past September in Ubud, Bali, with a design helmed by Jeffrey Wilkes of Asia-based Designwilkes. 

Wilkes created traditional yet contemporary Balinese interiors for the resort's 35 suites and 25 private pool villas, and used natural materials from local providers to blend the property with its location along the Ayung River. 

Mandapa has views of working rice paddies from private terraces, and is centered around a traditional rice field, allowing guests to experience the methods of planting, harvesting and tending the staple crop.

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Luxlo Renovates Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts recently reopened the Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills following an eight-month renovation. 

London-based design firm Luxlo spearheaded the refresh, blending Californian and European influences in the hotel's 49 guestrooms. This project was a first for Luxlo in the U.S. 

According to Tim King, Luxlo's principal designer, the design team used bright colors, modern artwork and whimsical wallpaper in the property's aesthetics. The hotel will also have a bowler-hatted doorman. 

Guestrooms have low-slung chairs, Nespresso machines, bedside lighting controls and media hubs, electronic "do not disturb" signs and a "media hug" entertainment system designed to interface with a guest's personal devices. In the bath, there are rainfall showerheads and palm trees on the walls.

For dining, Mosaic’s restaurant has indoor seating or al fresco dining in the gardens. The hotel also has a lobby bar.

Meanwhile, the refreshed pool area has setting for relaxation with white furniture, cabanas and a fire pit.

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