Suites are adorned with armchairs by Zanusso in two custom colorways: orange, grey, and purple; and apple green, grey, and purple. Black and white photos by Romain Mallet on the walls pull the palette together.
Suites are adorned with armchairs by Zanusso in two custom colorways: orange, grey, and purple; and apple green, grey, and purple. Black and white photos by Romain Mallet on the walls pull the palette together.
The restaurant features two beige linen banquettes with pastel cushions by Merry Mullings and Thonet chairs with minimalist white square tables. Romantic suspended lights by Alvar Aalto set the tone for a fine evening.
The restaurant features two beige linen banquettes with pastel cushions by Merry Mullings and Thonet chairs with minimalist white square tables. Romantic suspended lights by Alvar Aalto set the tone for a fine evening.
The terrace at La Plage utilizes woods to blend with the natural surroundings. Guests are shaded by large sun sail awnings.
The terrace at La Plage utilizes woods to blend with the natural surroundings. Guests are shaded by large sun sail awnings.
The aged wood closets are made from “bricola Veneziana,” or the aged gondola mooring posts that have been at sea for decades. The terraces outside include loungers and tables from the Ivy Collection by Paola Navone for Emu.
The aged wood closets are made from “bricola Veneziana,” or the aged gondola mooring posts that have been at sea for decades. The terraces outside include loungers and tables from the Ivy Collection by Paola Navone for Emu.
Lying quietly in the Bay of Porto-Vecchio in Corsica is the unique retreat La Plage Casadelmar. Comprised of three villas with fifteen guest rooms and three suites, the hotel was designed by Jean-François Bodin and his partner Antoine Simonin to seamlessly integrate with the exceptional surroundings. The duo used materials including volcanic rock, antiqued wood, mother of pearl, and sandy marble gravel. The color palette of the hotel—green-grey, storm blue and ochre—plays off the pristine surroundings. The entire design and decor is inspired by refined beach living.
Lying quietly in the Bay of Porto-Vecchio in Corsica is the unique retreat La Plage Casadelmar. Comprised of three villas with fifteen guest rooms and three suites, the hotel was designed by Jean-François Bodin and his partner Antoine Simonin to seamlessly integrate with the exceptional surroundings. The duo used materials including volcanic rock, antiqued wood, mother of pearl, and sandy marble gravel. The color palette of the hotel—green-grey, storm blue and ochre—plays off the pristine surroundings. The entire design and decor is inspired by refined beach living.
The rooms are decorated with soft pastels and armchairs by Gervasoni, chairs by Bonacina, ottoman stools by Paola Lenti, and hanging lights by Alvar Aalto for Artek. The tables are designed by Hanna Ehlers. Wall lights are by the Danish designer Joergen Gammelgaard for Pandul.
The rooms are decorated with soft pastels and armchairs by Gervasoni, chairs by Bonacina, ottoman stools by Paola Lenti, and hanging lights by Alvar Aalto for Artek. The tables are designed by Hanna Ehlers. Wall lights are by the Danish designer Joergen Gammelgaard for Pandul.
On the terrace, small ceramic tables by Paola Navone compliment Lissoni’s “Stripe” seating.
On the terrace, small ceramic tables by Paola Navone compliment Lissoni’s “Stripe” seating.
Looking back at the hotel from afar, set within the cliff, the Frank Lloyd Wright influence is evident. The light always seems to be shining in just the right way, balancing the local vegetation with the contemporary structure.
Looking back at the hotel from afar, set within the cliff, the Frank Lloyd Wright influence is evident. The light always seems to be shining in just the right way, balancing the local vegetation with the contemporary structure.
Guest rooms have beautiful beechwood paneling and plush white carpets. Rates start at $239 including breakfast.
Guest rooms have beautiful beechwood paneling and plush white carpets. Rates start at $239 including breakfast.
In the hotel's restaurant, floor to ceiling glass lets in plenty of natural light. The custom chairs have rope seats and backs.
In the hotel's restaurant, floor to ceiling glass lets in plenty of natural light. The custom chairs have rope seats and backs.
The hotel’s furniture are all reproductions or originals designed by the owners Catalina and Guillermo Pollack and built by local craftsmen, right down to the linens and rugs. The furniture pieces play with mid-century style using indigenous materials, including araucaria wood panels and calfskin chairs.
The hotel’s furniture are all reproductions or originals designed by the owners Catalina and Guillermo Pollack and built by local craftsmen, right down to the linens and rugs. The furniture pieces play with mid-century style using indigenous materials, including araucaria wood panels and calfskin chairs.
Hotel Antumalal, or "corral of the sun" in Spanish, is a masterpiece of design created by Jorge Elton, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Thanks to a recent renovation, the modernist retreat is as fashionable today as it was 61 years ago.
Hotel Antumalal, or "corral of the sun" in Spanish, is a masterpiece of design created by Jorge Elton, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Thanks to a recent renovation, the modernist retreat is as fashionable today as it was 61 years ago.
Nestled in Pucon Chile, an area well known for its outdoor allure, the hotel draws both adventure and nature-seekers. It sits above Lake Villarrica, offering panoramic views of the lake, adjacent forest, gardens, and a smoking volcano. Nearby are numerous national parks featuring waterfalls and volcanic rock pools.
Nestled in Pucon Chile, an area well known for its outdoor allure, the hotel draws both adventure and nature-seekers. It sits above Lake Villarrica, offering panoramic views of the lake, adjacent forest, gardens, and a smoking volcano. Nearby are numerous national parks featuring waterfalls and volcanic rock pools.
The deluxe apartments have porches that open up to the lake. If guests should fancy a stroll or a swim, they can just head down straight from their verandas. The comfortable rooms are difficult to leave, though, given the goose-down pillows, Egyptian-cotton linen bedding, and natural design pieces, like the wicker baskets, that were sourced from local artisans. The Lucio Costa chairs were created by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues.
The deluxe apartments have porches that open up to the lake. If guests should fancy a stroll or a swim, they can just head down straight from their verandas. The comfortable rooms are difficult to leave, though, given the goose-down pillows, Egyptian-cotton linen bedding, and natural design pieces, like the wicker baskets, that were sourced from local artisans. The Lucio Costa chairs were created by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues.
The bathroom features a Duravit sink and gorgeous Brazilian wood paneling. The metal jar and wooden stool are from local designers.
The bathroom features a Duravit sink and gorgeous Brazilian wood paneling. The metal jar and wooden stool are from local designers.
The suites are all duplexes, with one room upstairs and another below. The chair is called the Oscar, also designed by Sergio Rodrigues, and the workstation is crafted from Brazilian jacaranda wood.
The suites are all duplexes, with one room upstairs and another below. The chair is called the Oscar, also designed by Sergio Rodrigues, and the workstation is crafted from Brazilian jacaranda wood.
The infinity pool, whose water appears to blend with that of the lake, is a favorite feature of many guests.
The infinity pool, whose water appears to blend with that of the lake, is a favorite feature of many guests.
The restaurant bar provides a casual hangout for guests. The central credenza, usually occupied by the daily breakfast buffet, was designed by architect Isay Weinfeld.
The restaurant bar provides a casual hangout for guests. The central credenza, usually occupied by the daily breakfast buffet, was designed by architect Isay Weinfeld.
After a round of golf on the 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer, guests can spend the afternoon on the adjacent Wagon Bar deck. The bar itself is inside an antique train car (hence the name) from the 1930s, which once connected the nearby city of Sorocaba with São Paulo.
After a round of golf on the 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer, guests can spend the afternoon on the adjacent Wagon Bar deck. The bar itself is inside an antique train car (hence the name) from the 1930s, which once connected the nearby city of Sorocaba with São Paulo.
The hotel’s façade is a stunning combination of wood, stone, and glass. Downstairs, the restaurant allows guests to enjoy the view of a pristine natural lake as they dine indoors or outdoors. Local design stores provided the furniture on the outdoor deck. On the floor above, the lobby terrace also overlooks the lake and allows guests to lounge and perhaps enjoy drinks and snacks while soaking in the views.
The hotel’s façade is a stunning combination of wood, stone, and glass. Downstairs, the restaurant allows guests to enjoy the view of a pristine natural lake as they dine indoors or outdoors. Local design stores provided the furniture on the outdoor deck. On the floor above, the lobby terrace also overlooks the lake and allows guests to lounge and perhaps enjoy drinks and snacks while soaking in the views.
Most of the furniture in the lobby came from local antique shops, which yielded great pieces from the late 60s to mid-70s. Among the pieces pictured here are Papa Bear and Easy chairs by Hans Wegner. The oak Danish side tables are from Haslev; the sofa is a Hauner; and the tapestry is a Jean Gillon original from 1980. Hotelier Rogerio Fasano was very hands-on with the design, even going so far as to select all the art, music, and design books on display.
Most of the furniture in the lobby came from local antique shops, which yielded great pieces from the late 60s to mid-70s. Among the pieces pictured here are Papa Bear and Easy chairs by Hans Wegner. The oak Danish side tables are from Haslev; the sofa is a Hauner; and the tapestry is a Jean Gillon original from 1980. Hotelier Rogerio Fasano was very hands-on with the design, even going so far as to select all the art, music, and design books on display.
Another way that guests can enjoy the surrounding views and nearby trails is on horseback. Architect Isay Weinfeld designed an equestrian center with 29 pickets and 230 stalls.
Another way that guests can enjoy the surrounding views and nearby trails is on horseback. Architect Isay Weinfeld designed an equestrian center with 29 pickets and 230 stalls.
The hotel’s "relaxation complex" is called SPOT, or Sala Para el Ocio Total (Room for Total Leisure Time). When guests are tired from hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the great outdoors, they can book a massage. Treatment rooms are designed to be warm, dark, and calming.
The hotel’s "relaxation complex" is called SPOT, or Sala Para el Ocio Total (Room for Total Leisure Time). When guests are tired from hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the great outdoors, they can book a massage. Treatment rooms are designed to be warm, dark, and calming.
In an effort to unify the hotel with the wild landscape, the roofs are carpeted with two-foot-tall wild grass, the same grass that covers the surrounding area. This also helps with insulation and energy-efficiency. One of the corridors that connect the buildings is left uncovered. This leads to a separate complex with a heated indoor pool, Finnish sauna, and outdoor Jacuzzi.
In an effort to unify the hotel with the wild landscape, the roofs are carpeted with two-foot-tall wild grass, the same grass that covers the surrounding area. This also helps with insulation and energy-efficiency. One of the corridors that connect the buildings is left uncovered. This leads to a separate complex with a heated indoor pool, Finnish sauna, and outdoor Jacuzzi.
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; open room at Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; open room at Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
There are 72 rooms in the hotel. Lenga wood, a local cherry wood, is used throughout the warm and comfortable guest rooms. Slabs of wood run vertically floor to ceiling and are integrated into the headboard. Their raw beauty defines the space, both figuratively and literally: they divide the sleeping area and the bathroom and help with soundproofing.
There are 72 rooms in the hotel. Lenga wood, a local cherry wood, is used throughout the warm and comfortable guest rooms. Slabs of wood run vertically floor to ceiling and are integrated into the headboard. Their raw beauty defines the space, both figuratively and literally: they divide the sleeping area and the bathroom and help with soundproofing.
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; public area, hotel Remota, designed by German del Sol, on Last Hope Sound
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; public area, hotel Remota, designed by German del Sol, on Last Hope Sound
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; entrance, Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; entrance, Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
The courtyard is an open, central space, overlooking mountains and glaciers across the water. The property, which borders the courtyard, is divided into three buildings connected by three wooden corridors. To the sides, one will find the guest rooms, while behind, the raised main building houses common spaces and amenities.
The courtyard is an open, central space, overlooking mountains and glaciers across the water. The property, which borders the courtyard, is divided into three buildings connected by three wooden corridors. To the sides, one will find the guest rooms, while behind, the raised main building houses common spaces and amenities.
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile; Remota Hotel, designed by German del Sol
In an interview, designer Piero Lissoni shares, "Mamilla wants to express harmony with a solution that brings modernity and high class in a soft way, respecting the local traditions."  On the rooftop, this statement certainly holds true. It is quite enjoyable to be surrounded by Knoll’s modern tables and sofas and Lissoni’s wood-paneled bar while reveling at the beauty and historic grandeur of the old city of Jerusalem.

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In an interview, designer Piero Lissoni shares, "Mamilla wants to express harmony with a solution that brings modernity and high class in a soft way, respecting the local traditions." On the rooftop, this statement certainly holds true. It is quite enjoyable to be surrounded by Knoll’s modern tables and sofas and Lissoni’s wood-paneled bar while reveling at the beauty and historic grandeur of the old city of Jerusalem. Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
One of the few five-star hotels in Jerusalem, Mamilla was the talk of the town as its ultra modern aesthetic was thought by some to threaten the sacredness of the Old City. However, once architect Moshe Safdie and designer Piero Lissoni took the reins, all became well. Following municipal law of building with Jerusalem stone, Safdie added a contemporary twist with the material. Inside, the Mirror Bar is lined with reflective glass, accented with mood lighting via glittering fixtures and wood details.
One of the few five-star hotels in Jerusalem, Mamilla was the talk of the town as its ultra modern aesthetic was thought by some to threaten the sacredness of the Old City. However, once architect Moshe Safdie and designer Piero Lissoni took the reins, all became well. Following municipal law of building with Jerusalem stone, Safdie added a contemporary twist with the material. Inside, the Mirror Bar is lined with reflective glass, accented with mood lighting via glittering fixtures and wood details.
The rectangular indoor pool is the centerpiece of the 1000-square-meter Akasha Wellbeing Center. It's bordered by deep violet walls, lounge chairs, and tall columns.
The rectangular indoor pool is the centerpiece of the 1000-square-meter Akasha Wellbeing Center. It's bordered by deep violet walls, lounge chairs, and tall columns.
Espresso Bar's shiny ebony bar, just off the lobby lounge, is an ideal stop for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Espresso Bar's shiny ebony bar, just off the lobby lounge, is an ideal stop for an afternoon pick-me-up.
At the Mamilla Café, the long Carrara marble table, perfect for communal dining, is set against a backdrop of grey and sky blue tiles.
At the Mamilla Café, the long Carrara marble table, perfect for communal dining, is set against a backdrop of grey and sky blue tiles.

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