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22 January 2018

Our favourite international luxury hotel interior designs

If you are lucky enough to have the world as your oyster, there is no shortage of pearls to choose from in the international luxury hotel sector. They include everything from Renaissance palaces to ultra-modern structures. Here is our selection of the most exquisite international luxury hotel interior designs.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris - Lobby
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris – Lobby (

Located in the Champs-Elysées golden triangle, the Four Seasons George V is the epitome of palatial style and opulence.

The hotel opened its doors in 1928 in honour of Britain’s King George V, and maintains its hallmark tradition of comfort à la française.

Its spellbinding flower displays continue to astonish guests on arrival and the enormous, flower-festooned lobby, wide corridors, and spacious lifts allow access to its 244 rooms and suites.

Even the most modestly priced rooms are impressively decorated in the Louis XV style and many feature a balcony or terrace. Meanwhile, the hotel’s distinctive U-shaped design enables rooms overlooking the courtyard to benefit from views of the city, along with outward-facing rooms.

The largest suites are decorated in various historic styles, except the modern Penthouse which is decked out in smooth marble. The hotel’s centrepiece restaurant is the tapestry-strewn La Galerie, which extends into the courtyard when the weather is fine.

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo - Grand Hall
Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo – Grand Hall (

Overlooking Monaco Harbour, the sumptuous Hôtel Hermitage combines 19th Century grandeur with the friendly accessibility of a resort hotel.

Walking through rotating glass doors is like being transported back in time. The foyer – designed by Gustav Eiffel – is magnificent space with vaulted ceilings and sparkling chandeliers above an intricately crafted mosaic floor.

Belle Epoque finery is everywhere. The visually stunning stained-glass atrium and glass-fronted spa, are complemented by gold leaf decoration and classical pillars, along with marble-topped commodes, intricate mantle clocks and embellished urns.

Behind a tea area – said to be the best place in Monaco – is the Grand Hall, comprising resplendent marble corridors that lead to a second foyer. This is a sumptuous, red carpeted area with curving stairwells and decks of elaborately decorated balconies under a massive stained glass roof.

Built in 1890 and 1896 to the designs of architect Nicolas Marquet (with a little help from Eiffel), the hotel belongs to the Société des bains de mer de Monaco and is part of the elite palaces of Monaco, along with the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Monte-Carlo Beach and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.

Hotel Danieli, Venice

Hotel Danieli, Venice - Dandolo Bar
Hotel Danieli, Venice – Dandolo Bar (

The five-star Hotel Danieli – formerly Palazzo Dandolo – is arguably the most iconic hotel in a city where magnificent buildings are the norm.

Built at the end of the 14th century, the hotel has hosted numerous famous individuals including Goethe, Wagner, Dickens, Byron, Peggy Guggenheim, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Harrison Ford, and Steven Spielberg.

It first opened as a hotel in 1822 and its distinctive pink façade with marble sills, white turrets and balconies comprise three interlinked palazzi. The Palazzo Dandolo, which features a breathtaking grand atrium hall, is an early Renaissance structure, while the Excelsior and Casa Nuova buildings are more modern.

Hotel Danieli, Venice - Stained Glass Ceiling
Hotel Danieli, Venice – Stained Glass Ceiling (

The architectural centrepiece is the four-storey courtyard, covered in arches in the Byzantine Gothic style, which provides a flood of natural sunlight. The foyer leads to gold balustraded staircases to the hotel’s 233 rooms and suites, of which the Doge Suite is the most luxurious.

The restaurant is lavishly decorated with an entrance of lofty arches and gleaming chandeliers of Venetian glass. The rooftop terrace restaurant affords panoramic views of Venice and the lagoon.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai - Spa
Bulgari Resort Dubai – Bulgari Spa (

The Bulgari Resort Dubai opened in December 2017, bringing a fresh dimension of design flair to the branded luxury hospitality space.

The hotel is situated on the artificial Jumeira Bay, sculpted into the shape of a seahorse and joined to downtown Dubai by a 300m bridge.

Designed exclusively by Milan-based architect Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the 158,000 sq m building represents a new generation of hotel for Bulgari in terms of ambience and scale. It combines low-rise, Mediterranean-style aspect with Bulgari’s first marina and yacht club, setting it apart from the city’s abundance of skyscraper hotels.

Its design and construction mirrors the craftsmanship that goes into a piece of Bulgari jewellery, with exotic raw materials such as green onyx from Iran and Mongolian black granite, as well as displays of vintage Bulgari pieces.

The Bulgari Resort Dubai’s amenities include the gourmet Il Ristorante, Il Bar with an iconic oval-shaped freestanding bar, and La Spiaggia, a sophisticated club with private beach and unique mosaic-design outdoor swimming pool.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the Pearl – Doha

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the Pearl, Doha - Bar
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Doha – Bar (

The Marsa Malaz Kempinski was the first super-luxury hotel to open on Doha’s breathtaking artificial island, the Pearl.

The hotel is located on a private island of its own, which is secluded, yet just a few strides from the vibrant leisure and entertainment quarter of the Pearl.

The hotel’s light and spacious interior combines elegant European architecture with traditional Arabian designs and its 281 rooms include 69 suites. Each room offers the most advanced technology, together with a 24/7 butler service.

Dining and entertainment facilities comprise six restaurants, a lounge café, chic bar, and rooftop nightclub with outdoor terraces along with a pool restaurant and healthy spa café. With a 1,100 sq m Grand Ballroom, 3,000 sq m Spa by Clarins, private yacht jetty and lush patio gardens, the ultra-modern waterfront hotel is poised to become one of the world’s most desirable destinations.

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