The Rise Of Regal Architecture: The Latest Hotel Design Trend
The rise of regal architecture: the latest hotel design trend
- Jan 30, 2020
Courtesy: Toby Skinner | News Source: cntraveller.com
We’ve been crushing on palatial design for a while now – from the lavish sets on The Crown to the knowing new chintz epitomised by designers such as Martin Brudnizki (Annabel’s in London) and Laura Gonzalez (Paris’s Lapérouse restaurant). At the dawn of the 2020s, though, only living like a royal will do. This month, Edinburgh specialist Lateral City is opening nine apartments in Abbey Strand at Holyrood Palace – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland – with a physic garden redesigned by Prince Charles.
At the dawn of the 2020s, though, only living like a royal will do
Meanwhile, Jaipur’s City Palace – its pink façade is straight out of one of Wes Anderson’s more fantastical dreams – has become the first royal home to list on Airbnb. The 21-year-old maharajah is offering stays in the baby-blue Gudliya Suite, with proceeds helping women’s charities. Later in the year, Six Senses’ first Indian foray will be set in a 14th-century fort once owned by the Rajasthani royal family, with a design that’s heavy on marbled splendour.
But few openings will be as buzzed-about as this spring’s 14-room Airelles Le Grand Contrôle, in the old financial controller’s building at the Palace of Versailles. ‘We want it to feel like you’re walking into the 18th century,’ says interior designer Christophe Tollemer, who has taken primary inspiration from Marie-Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon and has gone all-out for period accuracy, using only original furniture.
We want it to feel like you’re walking into the 18th century
As in Louis XIV’s time, the grandest suites will be on lower floors (the staff lived upstairs). Guests will have exclusive access to the palace after the hordes depart. But even the bombastic king didn’t have a spa and an Alain Ducasse restaurant. The poor chap.
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