5 Hotels for Design Lovers


Beauty and function, scale and proportion: successful design balances all of these things in a seemingly effortless way. Those of us who appreciate good design in the home are always in search of it when we travel. Choosing a hotel that suits our stylish tastes is no small matter, so here are Lofty’s top five design hotels to make things easier:

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Located in the historic district of vibrant Amsterdam, this five-star hotel was designed by world-renowned Dutch architect and designer Marcel Wanders. The hotel was originally a public library, so Wanders took inspiration from classic literature, the physicality of books and text to create the space. Don’t miss the lobby – delicate crystal chandeliers hang inside enormous bells to create incredibly unique light fixtures.

Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht 587
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1016 HT


The Tides – South Beach, Miami, Florida

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Welcome to South Beach, Miami! The area is home to the annual Art Basel and Design Miami exhibitions, so it’s no surprise that if you throw a stone in any direction, you’re bound to hit a very stylish design hotel. Competition in this genre is fierce, but The Tides sets itself apart with its Old World elegance and refinement. Founded in 1936, the hotel retains its roots in Art Deco style, but with bold, minimalist interiors by design start Kelly Wearstler and a contemporary restaurant known for its innovative seafood menu.

The Tides South Beach
1220 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Sanderson Hotel – London, England

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If Alice in Wonderland needed a modern setting, the story would come to life in the Sanderson Hotel. There is even a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea. Quirky, fantastical, beautiful and relaxing — the Sanderson surpasses trends and remains a landmark for the design-conscious. Hip Londoners and tourists alike enjoy luxe treatments at its Agua Spa, and innovative cocktails at the Purple Bar or Long Bar.

Sanderson London
50 Berners Street
London W1T 3NG, United Kingdom


The Standard, High Line, New York, New York

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Inspired by the architecture of Le Corbusier and his urbanist style, The Standard was designed to be an urban oasis and “neighborhood living room” for New Yorkers and tourists alike. The glass and concrete facade is a play on the gritty elegance of the city, showcasing a grid-like pattern of cool grey and water-white glass. Design enthusiasts will love its unobstructed views and proximity to the Highline, a 1.45 mile park built from a disused, elevated railroad track.

The Standard
848 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014


Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain, Paris, France

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Dream a little dream at Le Bellechasse. Located in Paris’s Left Bank, this hotel features whimsical interiors by celebrated fashion designer Christian Lacroix. Inspired by magic and illusion, Lacroix created unique environments for over 30 rooms, many of which resemble mini-theatrical sets with the proportions of a luxury yacht cabin. And for those of us who need a dose of Modern and Impressionist art, Le Bellechasse sits less than a block from the Musée D’Orsay.

Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain
8 Rue de Bellechasse
75007 Paris, France

Featured Image: Sanderson London, Source: Morgans Hotel Group