Creativity is contagious. The Design Hotels™ Book 2016 tells the story of 289 hand-picked hotels across 181 destinations around the globe, and the original hoteliers who brought them boldly to life. Featuring a curated collection of spectacular photography and exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, the book celebrates the visionaries behind today’s most inspiring hospitality concepts over 500 pages. The Design Hotels™ Book 2016 also presents the much-anticipated annual Influencers List—putting the spotlight on 10 daring designers and architects shaping the face of modern design, from Kit Kemp and India Mahdavi, to Space Copenhagen and Matteo Thun.
The 2016 edition of The Design Hotels™ Book will be released on April 1, 2016, and is priced at 59.90 EUR. The book is available to pre-order from www.designhotels.cc/shop/book-2016
The definitive design and travel journal highlighting member hotels in over 50 countries, the new edition of The Design Hotels™ Book celebrates 10 trailblazing architects and designers, whose creative expression not only informs the way in which people travel, but also influences the work of creatives the world over. “In creating our Influencers List 2016, we wanted to recognize those whose dynamic ways of thinking capture the feel of the land and the emotionality of a destination,” says Claus Sendlinger, founder and CEO of Design Hotels™.
This dynamism is perfectly exemplified by the visual identity of 11 Howard in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The collaboration between creative director Anda Andrei and the Danish design studio Space Copenhagen inspired emulation from their contemporaries—the former being the founder of Anda Andrei Design and the latter being responsible for the design of Noma restaurant, which marries René Redzepi’s cuisine philosophy with conceptual restaurant design. Now, bringing a unique brand of new-Nordic aestheticism to Manhattan, the team once again adheres to an aspirational aesthetic mission that finds synergy with Original Aby Rosen’s vision of conscious hospitality.
Through thoughtful stories, profiles, and stunning photography, The Design Hotels™ Book 2016 pays homage to the golden age of design-led hospitality and the creative souls who strive to create original experiences for their guests.
The Influencers List 2016 features Kit Kemp, Space Copenhagen, India Mahdavi, Matteo Thun, Colin Seah, Monika Gogl, Duangrit Bunnag, Gert Wingårdh, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, and Sandra Tarruella.