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perspectives trends suites By Alia Akkam and Ayesha Khan SUITE LIFE With their indulgent allure, luxurious rooms are showcases for bold design The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows > The centerpiece of this Santa Monica hotel is Bungalow One, a three-bedroom, four-bath respite that includes a 1,000-square-foot private patio with exclusive access to the Miramar gardens and pool. The space, by Los Angeles-based designer Michael Berman of Michael Berman Limited, inspired his overhaul of the property's other 28 bungalows. Some of these are bi-level units with rooftop terraces, outdoor living rooms, and swinging chairs; all have bathrooms tricked out with marble mosaic walls and deep soaking tubs accented in polished nickel. "I love the openness and the eclectic mix of modern, organic, and retro all combined. It's truly emblematic of our melting pot life in Southern California," he says. By marrying "a range of original and vintage-inspired furnishings, organic shapes, and natural materials" he conjures a sense of "barefoot luxury." Berman also treated each bungalow as a distinct residence, opting for "a cool-to-the-touch ceramic 'wood' flooring in driftwood gray tones and shocking pops of blue and green." Photo by CHRISTIAN HORAN The Quin > The 17th floor of the Quin, the midtown New York hotel set in an original Beaux-Arts building, is home to an arresting 3,400-square-foot, three-story, three-bedroom penthouse suite complete with a trifecta of private terraces. It joins the collection of five Terrace rooms and suites unveiled in March, each decked out with lofted ceilings, heated marble floors in the bathrooms, and artwork from the likes of John Jacobsmeyer and Jessica Augier. The penthouse was inspired by a New York residence, says Shawn Basler, principal and executive director of New York-based Perkins Eastman, which designed the hotel. Yet, he adds, it also has "a modern edge, contrasting with the historic nature of the exterior." This is revealed by the juxtaposition of plush carpeting in the master bedroom, for example, with the unexpected curated art selections and accessories styled by event planner Jung Lee. But it's the terraces overlooking Central Park and Sixth Avenue, Basler says, which "create a unique amenity not found in many hotels. The living-dining room opens onto a large outdoor terrace, and the master bedroom on the upper level celebrates the original architecture of the building by Emery Roth with 360-degree views." October 2015 067

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - October 2015

Hospitality Design - October 2015
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
Business Sense: Industry Insight
Sustainable Studio: Open Farm Community
Trends: Suites
Trends: Fast-Casual Dining
5 Questions for John Simeonidis
Profile: Neri & Hu
Trends: Scandinavian Inspiration
Trends: Rose Gold
In the Room
Special Feature: Chefs
Platinum Circle
Gary Dollens
Kemper Hyers
Nobu Matsuhisa
HD Visionary Award: HBA
Margherita Saint-Germain
Le Lapin
The Continental
Scone City
I Love Paris
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - October 2015