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Hotel Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark’s Brøchner group have upped the ante with their latest hotel project in Copenhagen’s historic centre.
Hotel Danmark comprises two buildings: one built in 1792, and the other in 1969, which architect Morten Hedegaard has swathed with a new racing green façade.
Fourteen of the floors are each set up to resemble a traditional Japanese inn, with six guest rooms surrounding a central living space.
The attention to detail is evident in the tatami flooring, washi paper shoji screens, low-lying furnishings and soft considered lighting that seduces you to don your yukata and pad around freely.
The Johnson, Brisbane, Australia Architect Jeff Porter took three years to convert the former Main Roads building – originally designed by Karl Langer in 1967 in the middle of Brisbane’s CBD – into the 97-room The Johnson, named after the Australian colourist and abstract artist Michael Johnson.
South Australian interior design studio Mim Design has dressed the space in Johnson’s favoured shades of deep blues, greys and bold hues, and mid-century Danish furnishings, alongside a number of Johnson originals and giclee prints.
In the lobby, interior designer Andre Fu sets the tone with beige Botticino Classico marble and Turkish onyx, whilst the 545 rooms are wrapped in eucalyptus timber, and glossy lacquered panels.
Executive chef Matthew Bennink oversees a clutch of eateries including Merchants whose mod-Chinese menu is matched only by the incomparable harbour views. The 80-room property is almost TARDIS-like in the way the small lobby opens up into spacious public spaces and guest rooms.
In the basement are art exhibition and cultural spaces, an amphitheatre and a cinema.Dining is done in the restaurant or, for the traditionalist, in-room.The 17-century high-ceilinged godowns set on the edge of Singapore’s Robertson Quay, The Warehouse Hotel was, at various stages in its history, a spice warehouse, moonshine stills and secret society HQs before a brief incarnation in the mid-1980s as a heaving disco.The latter are dominated by a glass bathroom, and kitted out with handsome customized furniture, graphic pop art screens by X Living’s lead designer Li Xiang that slide aside to reveal flat screen TVs, geometric headboards and easels for afternoon doodles.In the long black and white corridors, criss-crossing lines and circles borrowed from Chinese checkers adorn ceilings, while folded glass partitions and grand pianos on every floor all make for an unexpectedly quirky check-in.
In its first outing as hoteliers, local F B specialists Lo & Behold Group have tapped architects Zarch Collaboratives and design studio Asylum to covert the cavernous space into a mood-lit bolthole dressed in rattan, exposed original brickwork, soft-hued fabrics and low-slung furniture, and lined with customized copper shelving and decorative frames.