Juvet Landscape Hotel and Tree Hotel among list of ten
Inspire by the opening next month of the Yanqi Lake Kempinski in Beijing, revered newspaper The Guardian presents a round-up of the world’s ten most amazing boutique hotels. The surreal 97-metre-high Yanqi Lake Kempinski is designed to look like the mouth of a fish when seen from the front and a scallop when viewed from the side.
Two hotels in the Nordic countries are in the list. The Tree Hotel in Sweden includes the Mirror Cube, a room that remains almost completely camouflaged in the forest. Another of the rooms resembles a UFO, and one more is a mesh of twigs and branches that looks like a bird’s nest.
The Juvet Landscape Hotel in Alstad, Norway, is “a minimalist structure that aims to immerse the guest in the nature that surrounds it,” the newspaper says, with seven pine-and-glass buildings throughout a forest.
Other hotels listed include the colourful towering Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, the Netherlands; Room, a robotic-looking one-bedroom suite designed by artist Antony Gormley attached to London’s Beaumont Hotel; the Marques de Riscal in Rioja, Spain; IHG’s golden bowl-shaped Davos Hotel in Switzerland; the minimal Fogo Island Inn in the dramatic landscape of Newfoundland, Canada; the Miura in Čeladná, Czech Republic; and the curving wooden Tierra Patagonia Hotel, which “brings a touch of Scandinavia” to Chile.
[pictured: Yanqi Lake Kempinski, Beijing]