Design Hotels has added six hotels to its portfolio of 330-plus member hotels in over 50 destinations worldwide.
Form Hotel Dubai—the first Design Hotels member in the United Arab Emirates—has a lobby and restaurant in large, open areas "to connect the hotel’s public spaces to the city," while each guestroom has a view of Dubai's up-and-coming neighborhood of Al Jadaf and Culture Village.
Another new destination for Design Hotels is Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, which is now home to Hotel Pacai, a contemporary take on the "city’s 17th-century Baroque grandeur." Set in famous mansion in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the stately building has deep tones and elegant materials that heighten the structure’s classical style. There are 104 rooms and suites, several restaurants and a bar.
New Hotels, Existing Destinations
Housed in one of Tbilisi’s most important 20th-century landmarks, the new Stamba Hotel in Georgia is located in a former publishing house. Tip: The hotels displays rediscovered printing paraphernalia that has been restored and re-purposed. Trees and foliage are a focal point of the five-story-high atrium, also known as the hotel’s “living lobby.” The 42-room property will be expanding to 150 rooms, and a notable feature is its Art Deco Aviator Casino.
Housed in the former home of the Finnish Literature Society structure directly across from Old Church Park in the heart of Helsinki and connected to an adjacent five-story structure, Hotel St. George has three contemporary food and drink outlets, a modern spa, individually decorated rooms and suites, and several public spaces.
Dating to the sixth century with “new” elements added in the 18th century, the structure that houses the four-room Le Collatéral has served as a church, cabaret, furniture store and, now, as a gallery and hotel. Inspired by Arles and the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of the Camargue, the hotel has a color palette of ochre, gray, blue and gold. Wooden beams adorn the structure in a style reminiscent of area huts, with textures made from stone, wood and metal. Tip: There's also a terrace to enjoy views of Arles.
Hidden in the Swiss Alps is The Hide Hotel Flims, a high-style retreat for "adult indulgence, childhood splendor and unrivalled beauty." The Hide is a home base for gastronomic diversity, dramatic scenery and—come February 2019—a world-class wellness facility.