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The Next Big Hit From Marcel Wanders Is Coming To Zurich In 2015

October 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

We recently shared the news, and our excitement, about the upcoming Kahema Bay Portals resort in Majorca, opening in early 2015. With this new hotel well underway, we have another new hotel to look forward to, the Kahema Grand Zurich, opening in Spring, 2015.

This is the latest hotel to be delivered by the team of Lifestyle Hospitality & Entertainment Group, tecArchitecure as architect, and Marcel Wanders, as interior designer. Having just received renderings of the Kahema Grand Zurich, we think this 'Mod Squad' of talent and vision may have another hit on their list.

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Another Wander-ful Hotel Is In The Works, This One’s In Sexy, Sunny Mallorca

August 26, 2014 at 4:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

Another eye-catching, dreamy creation by designer Marcel Wanders, as seen in this guest room rendering. Pay close attention to the tree-like table lamp – you will see it again.

When the new Kahema Bay Portals resort hotel opens early next year on the popular island of Mallorca, it will be tough to decide whether the best views are towards the Puerto Portals Harbor and its killer yachts, or towards the hotel itself and its interiors. Either way we look at it – and we can’t stop looking at it—this is one of the hottest holistic health resorts we’ve seen in a long time, thanks in part to Dutch master Marcel Wanders.

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Dutch Master Marcel Wanders to Design the Mondrian Doha, Opening in 2015 [UPDATED]

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  Site Where: West Bay Lagoon, Lot 66170817, Doha, Qatar
May 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM | by | Comment (1)

UPDATE 8.27.14: As of right now, the design and supervision of the Mondrian Doha is being done by SWA Qatar. Other partners in the project are listed on the signs outside the construction site:

Ray McShane, the general manager for the property also gave HotelChatter this update:

As we are still at construction stage, many of the elements of the design, F&B and services remain fluid and are not finalized, therefore we would like to provide updated information on design, interiors, services etc, only when those elements are 100% committed. The project information board at the site, plus our website, contains all currently available data on the hotel.

As with any new property, we are aware of the interest and hope to be able to share more detailed information on content as the project moves forward with industry sites such as yourselves and we look forward to your support!

So Wanders involvement may or may not be happening. Stay tuned!

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A 'Wander'-ful Design Team Interprets a Chinese Fairy Tale at The Mira Moon

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  Site Where: 388 Jaffe Road, Hong Kong
March 4, 2014 at 2:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Mira Moon in Hong Kong is 100 percent hotel haute couture and we all look good in it. This hotel unabashedly shows off its own sense of style and we, as the guests, become the necessary accessory.

In case you're not sure what we're talking about, this is the sister hotel developed by the Miramar Group, after the Mira Hong Kong, another visual journey (and hide-out for NSA leaker, Edward Snowden.) We think they may have outdone themselves with this one.

The hotel takes its name from the traditional Chinese "Moon Festival" which is celebrated in the Autumn. This is a festival of good fortune, honoring the Goddess of Immortality who has inspired many a Chinese fairy tale. It has also inspired a dream team of designers, who took this happy fairy tale and turned it into a one-of-kind, high fashion boutique hotel. Who else could pull this off better than Wanders & yoo?

Keep reading below for more on Wanders & yoo

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Andaz and Marcel Wanders Go to White Castle, Er, Amsterdam

Where: Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Andaz Hotels are not joking around about their expansion plans. They just released news today that Andaz Amsterdam will open in a former library on the Prinsengracht in 2012. And adding to the offbeat Andaz experience will be interior designer (and Dutch homeboy) Marcel Wanders, he who did the ethereal Mondrian South Beach. Here is a bit of PR-speak about the hotel from...well, the press release:

In line with other Andaz branded hotels, Andaz Amsterdam will combine the best of lifestyle and boutique hotels with a contemporary and personal approach. Hyatt will offer its guests an authentic stay in the heart of Amsterdam focusing on an innovative hospitality experience blending personal preferences with attentive and uncomplicated service.

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Make Your Own Mondrian with Moooi Designs

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  Site Where: 1100 West Ave [map], Miami Beach, fl, United States, 33139
September 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM | by | Comments (2)

During a recent stay at the Mondrian South Beach, we were quite taken with the “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle” concept of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.

After looking back at some of our photos, we wondered if we might be able to recreate the look at home—or at least, parts of it. We’re not too keen on having one of these bug-eyed lady murals staring at us when we wake up every morning.

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Coming Soon in Germany:: The Design Hotel-Power Plant Hybrid

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  Site Where: Am Bonner Bogen 1, Bonn, Germany, 53227
May 21, 2009 at 4:56 PM | by | Comment (1)

Now that the Mondrian South Beach has been open for almost six whole months, the hype as well as the advertising of its Marcel Wanders-designers interior has died down. This means it's perfect timing for Marcel to put himself back out there by leaking photos of his next big hotel project, the Kameha Grand in Bonn, Germany.

Due to to open this fall, the Kameha Grand is going to be one of those hybrid design/business hotels, where they'll be venturing outside of neutral tones but still respectful of business traveler tastes. Boasting 192 rooms, 61 suites, and one massive Presidential Suite with a sweeping staircase reminiscent of Wanders' Miami masterpiece, the Kameha will bed the trendiest of suits.

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Philippe Starck's 'yoo' Launches a Hotel Group, Yo

April 16, 2009 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (2)


From left: John Hitchcox, Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck

Yoo, a design and investment company co-founded by developer John Hitchcox and much-hyped designer extraordinaire Philippe Starck — which we believe is pronounced like "you" and not, like, your stoner cousins drawn out "yo" greeting — is launching a hotel group of its very own.

Apparently, the company won an architectural competition to design a new hotel in Split, Croatia, and after designing the 110-room hotel on the Adriatic Sea (the first five star resort and spa in the city), the company — which, right now, primarily does residential projects — announced a new focus on hospitality.

Several yoo designers have already done hotel projects: The JIA Hotel in Hong Kong was designed by yoo, and The Mondrian South Beach, "the work of yoo's newest design partner Marcel Wanders," are examples — from here, yoo plans to partner with hospitality groups to "design hotels in the brand's signature style with the dramatic lobbies, whimsical accessories and unique lighting already found in yoo's residential work."

Philippe Starck: conquering the hotel design world, one quirky piece of room decor at a time.

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Even the Vending Machines Are Kinky at the Mondrian South Beach

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  Site Where: 1100 West Ave [map], Miami, fl, United States, 33139
March 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Is nothing sacred? Not for Morgans Hotel Group, who have just desecrated the almighty concept of a vending machine as well as their Marcel Wanders-designed Mondrian South Beach. Doing away with a hotel gift shop and brushing off Marcel for a moment, the Mondrian brought in Mari Balestrazzi to reinvent an automat, called Semi-Automatic, for peddling their goodies. It's a great idea except for the fact that it only accepts credit cards and contains nothing edible.

That said, we're completely seduced by its clean lines and bounty of Atari classics for Playstation, and we kind of want to rub against it and purr. Aside from Atari games, the automat contains various other earthly delights such as 24-karat gold handcuffs from Kiki de Montparnasse, rentals of a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow or 2000 Bentley Azure convertible, $28 anti-recession T-shirts and $400 marabou feather vests. Only in Miami, we say. Will this vending machine be popping up in any other Morgans Hotels? Probably not, but we do know it's next destination: our fantasies.

[Image via Morgans Hotel Group]

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South Beach in Style: Preview Pics of Mondrian South Beach

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  Site Where: 1100 West Ave [map], Miami Beach, fl, United States, 33139-4760
April 21, 2008 at 9:27 AM | by | Comments (5)

The eagerly awaited Mondrian South Beach--we had a tour of the unfinished version back in November 2007, and we've been enthusiastically waiting for the real opening--is set to open fully soon.

In the meantime, HotelChatter tipster Michael told us about a bunch of lobby and sample guest bedroom pictures available from designer Marcel Wanders online and we just had to show you. It really does look something special.

Starting in the lobby, there's a pretty spectacular spiral staircase, as pictured above. Move into the guest rooms and you can't miss the unique design features that really make it look different to other hotels.

We love the big sweeping spaces of the bedroom and if you take a look at the same room from the other angle, we're pretty excited by its funky bath tub too.

There's no official opening date being publicized soon and no online reservations open yet, but May or June are looking likely.

[UPDATE: The hotel is set to open in December 2008 for the annual Art Basel Art Fair.]

Two more photos after the jump.

[Photo: Marcel Wanders]

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Mondrian South Beach Not Until May 2008 But It Will be Wander-Full

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  Site Where: 1100 West Avenue [map], Miami Beach, fl, United States, 33139
November 15, 2007 at 3:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

From the Bahamas to Florida....

Yesterday we were given a brief tour of the Mondrian South Beach which is, much to our dismay, still under construction. The hotel will technically open some of its units in January 2008, as had been previously reported, but the entire property won't be fully operational until May 2008.

Either way, when it opens the Mondrian will be spectacular. And we're not just saying this because we got a tour and we feel like we have to be nice.

For starters, Morgans Hotel Group basically gave designer Marcel Wanders creative freedom for the hotel. And his designs are pretty spectacular if somewhat unusual.

The Dutch-born designer was named "Designer of the Year" by Elle and been recognized by Time magazine as a top interior designer. Here's how he described his vision for the Mondrian:

Wanders, 44, conceived the hotel as "Sleeping Beauty's castle," with gardens that serve as indoor and outdoor living spaces, featuring cabanas, tented play spaces for children and a hanging chandelier above the elegant pool. The hotel rooms, which resemble theater boxes, overlook the gardens so that "everyone has the best seat in the house," he says.

We saw samples of the interior decor and furnishings inside the sales office of the Mondrian South Beach which is temporarily housed in the building. Wanders' contemporary designs have been called bold, innovative and romantic but we thought it was also incredibly happy and giddy (excuse our layperson's descriptions.)

It's decor that we wouldn't want to live in 365 days a year but we firmly believe a hotel stay (especially in a luxury hotel) should be an experience different from your daily life. And Wanders' whimiscal but bright decor should do the trick.

MORE pictures from inside the Mondrian SoBe after the jump.

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Party Dispatch: Mondrian South Beach's Yacht Party

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  Site Where: 1100 West Ave [map], Miami Beach, fl, United States, 33139
October 19, 2007 at 1:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Not a yacht, but the planned Mondrian South Beach Hotel.

While we couldn't attend last week's Mondrian South Beach yacht party, (we were busy with a...um..private jet party), the hotel made sure that we got the full party dispatch.

Keep in mind, the Mondrian is still not open but it will be sometime in early 2008. The yacht party was kind of like of "woo cruise" in hopes of getting buyers for the residential units in the hotel. These residences will start at $400,000, and consists of 342 studios, one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses.

Thus aboard the yacht, 200 VIP brokers checked-out furnishings from hotel's designer Marcel Wanders Mooi collection which will be placed in the Mondrian South Beach residences. Fancy hors d’oeuvres from OLA were served and of course, there was champagne. Revelers included the hotel's co-developer Keith Menin, Jeff Mohr, the owner of Majestic Properties and the hotel's general manager Maria Elena Rubio, along with sales director Pietro Belmonte.

Yacht-goers were also offered the chance to enter a raffle for a two-night weekend stay at the Mondrian LA. The night ended by docking in the soon-to-be-home of the Mondrian's private marina where guests were treated to a "video visualization" of the hotel from Marcel Wanders on an inflatable screen. We just can't wait for the place to actually open soon.

Party Pics after the jump.

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