Because all Philippe Starck hotels are unique destinations
“The hotels I create are like a movie of which I am the director. I imagine the coming and going of people, what they are going to experience, what they will feel, I create stories borrowed from love, humor, poetry, tenderness, surrealism and art,” says Philippe Starck about his creative approach to hotel projects. And it is absolutely true -whatever the magic wand of this iconic designer touches, it becomes an instant classic, a trademark for elegant and sophisticated design and hospitality.
Below, take a look at 4 new Philippe Starck hotels around Europe!
For La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich, Starck envisioned a classy and at the same time modern Yacht Club by the lake. The 1909 Neobarock building and the beautiful landscape of the lake offer an elegant and unique setting for a hotel that stands out in every level. The hotel’s fabled facade, its blue and white striped blinds protecting elaborate balconies, lion heads and other historical sculptures, have been preserved as reminders of the intelligent and elegant leisure spirit that begun in the early 20th century. A minimal yet not minimalist approach, aiming to reveal the structural soul and raw poetry of the place, in a luxurious modern day hotel that elevates and is elevated by the surroundings.
Lily of the Valley embodies the charm of Provence with its riches and its proximity to the mythical cities of the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes and Monaco. In this unique location, Philippe Starck has imagined a refuge, a shelter in the heart of a natural environment that adapts and merges with its surroundings. Inspired simultaneously by Babylon’s hanging gardens, the architecture of Provençal abbeys and the design of Californian villas, the hotel’s forty-four rooms and suites that combine comfort, culture and generosity.
It looks like a huge glasshouse, draws inspiration by the modern architecture of the 30s and offers a totally new concept of hospitality –The Brach hotel in Paris is so much more than a hotel. At the heart of the 16th arrondissement, neighbouring the Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower and Passy market, Brach unveils a space full of freedom and light with the signature of Philippe Starck, with elegant spaces. With its warm and vibrant atmosphere, custom chairs made of leather and sticks, Masai beadwork tables and elegant glass doors, Brach is equal parts bold and classy, spicing up its posh neighbourhood.
Located in the heart of the vibrant and bohemian Le Marais neighbourhood, 9 Confidentiel was designed to be an intimate nest, a jewelry box, a treasure trove. Housed in an Art Deco building, the hotels’ 29 rooms were inspired by the subtle and sophisticated poetry of the 1920s. Pastel hues are melded with light wood, brushed stainless steel, rose brass and wrought iron- an elegant eclecticism found in a series of outsider art adds a touch of surrealism. A fine and elegant place to stay, that makes luxury seem casual and easy and embraces the visitor in a sweet cosiness.