Hospitality architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about hospitality architecture

Project • By BÜRO KLKRestaurants

Café Bellaria

Prominently situated, between Museumsquartier, Volkstheater and Ringstraße, Vienna’s Café Bellaria has been considered a meeting point for coffee lovers, gourmands and bon vivants since 1870. David Schreyer The renovation of the Wilhelminian style venue by BURO KLK preserves the historical architecture, creating an authentic relationshipbetween traditional and contemporary elements. Starting with the open floor plan, the venue is conceptualized as a vast space for encounters based on the tradition of Viennese coffeehouses infused with modern elements. David Schreyer Taking inspiration from the literal meaning of the term “Bellaria” – meaning „pleasant air“ &nda... More


ITC Welcome Hotel

The planning follows the existing contours of the hill. There was very little cut/ fill carried out, and the road gradients were also created by mapping the contours of the existing hill terraces. ITC Hotel Group The building is laid out to receive maximum south facing sun, and all guest room windows are designed at very specific angles, to receive sunlight from early morning to sunset time. The windows also allow local ventilation of each room, so comfort conditions inside the rooms can be maintained with very little electro-mechanical energy. ITC Hotel Group Building planning has been done to have protected entrances and exit points, so there is minimum loss of conditioned air from either guest areas or service areas. Low mai... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceHotels

Spring Tower

This project was a design study to explore the design language and massing for a proposed new residential tower in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles.  Clad in shades of blue glass, the project sought to exploit the materiality of glass in novel ways by deploying it to maximize its sense of mass and density.  Building from a deep, dark, heavily textured base, the project evolves as it rises to culminate in light blue glass where the building meets the sky, along the way transitioning from a language of dense mass to one of light planarity, enabling the insertion of recessed outdoor balconies within the upper levels.​ Caption Caption The massing angles and jogs as the building rises, creating relationships that al... More

Project • By LODESHotels

Hotel Al Capriolo

This elegant restaurant has been run by the same family for years and has a history dating back over two centuries. It serves regional yet creative cuisine and has a distinctly Middle European ambience with its hunting trophies, clocks and frescoes. The more casual Capriolino osteria offers a limited choice of attractively priced traditional dishes. More

Project • By A&M ARCHITECTSHotels

Themaso Villa Developments

Located at the Southeast part of Karpathos, this site is already gifted with a wide view of the sea and the warm Aegean sunset. An 11-luxury villa development is strategically laid on the 6,530 sqm site while its landscape follows the natural topography allowing a centered green courtyard to develop as a breathing space between the volumes. The 11 villas make their appearance on the perimeter of the site, positioned in a way to allow endless views from all residences while providing privacy between the guests. A separated but well-connected building completes the hospitality experience by housing necessary common use facilities, a welcome hall, a breakfast veranda, and other supporting facilities. A conversation between dark and light vol... More

Project • By Myspace ArchitectsWellness Centres

Nest Inn

Nestled on the foothills of the Himalayas in the city of Dehradun, a facility for assisted living sits in hypnotic tranquility. The plot is around 4 acres which is surrounded by dense Mango & Litchi orchards and a British Bungalow, dating back to the Colonial Period. The approach was to capitulate to a design solution that would respect the heritage and natural environment of the site. Although the plot was in the middle of an urban landscape, it still had its independent eco-system with orchards. This instilled a sense of safety due to the site’s proximity to city-facilities yet enjoying the calming shade of green foliage. There were two necessary aspects of the site that had to be taken into consideration before starting the de... More

Project • By siDE Architects Ltd.Hotels

Perkin Hotel

The site situates at the north-south axis along a narrow lot in the hottest gathering hub in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The layout is divided into portions with its northern side facing the tranquil greenery the Hong Kong Observatory while the southern side enchroching to the happening Victoria Harbour. The idea of bi-fold city is therefore created to cater for different visitors whom can enjoy these two opposing views from guestrooms proposed at different wings.  More

Project • By VarroDesignHotels

Platan Tata

When it came to renovating a beloved property sitting beside an old royal castle, understanding the strengths that are available and empowering those inherent values to distil them down to their most core fundamentals was at the centre of the concept. The Platan, located beside the tranquil Old Lake in Tata, Hungary, has been renewed and reinvigorated by this very understanding. What was once a humble but reputed eatery built into the servant’s quarters of the Esterhazy family’s estate next to the royal castle, has now been transformed into a gastronomic landmark with renowned chef, Istvan Pesti, placed at the heart of the idea. With this heritage literally on the doorstep of the Platan, Gold Key award-winning designer Zoltan Va... More

Project • By Woldon ArchitectsExhibitions

New Venue Building at Grade I Listed Estate

Woldon Architects have developed an estate masterplan & designs for a new 750sqm venue building on a former stable yard at a Grade I listed house in Cheshire. The venue building is designed to support the estate’s wedding business and to host corporate and charity events. Wedding Business ExpansionThere is a significant demand locally for large high-end wedding and event venues. Expectations of couples are high as they look for something special for their wedding day. So far, the client’s estate has hosted weddings in a temporary seasonal marquee, but with strong local competition and to grow the business, a more permanent and desirable offering was required. Woldon Architects developed a vision for a new venue and estate m... More

Project • By GPM Architects & PlannersHotels

Radisson Blu

The city of Jammu has witnessed immense political turmoil, causing social instability in the city,since independence; a condition that has drastically improved over the past few decades. Though the city has faced tremendous challenges, its enterprising, bold and energetic population has always strived to chart its development in a positive direction and keep its spirit alive. The design of the hotel is inspired from that spirit – to celebrate life!  The owners of the hotel had a clear vision – to create a landmark for the city; a beacon that reflects the wave of growth of its inhabitants and a place for celebration. With that vision, the idea was to create a crisp identity for the hotel and carve out spaces that are multi-... More

Project • By Clayton KorteWineries

Fulldraw Winery

Fulldraw Vineyard is located in the heart of the California Central Coast wine country’s Templeton Gap with its new winery sitting sentry to 100 acres of established vineyards.  Working intimately with the winemaking team, Phase 1 of the new facility includes a Fermentation Building with covered Crush Porch, administrative and employee spaces and a Barrel Aging and Case Goods Storage building. Phase 2 will bring online a new Tasting Room with private administration space. Responding to site topography and climatic influences of sun and prevailing breezes, the steel framed “barn” houses open-air fermentation spaces that foster cross-ventilation, utilize night cooling and provide a well-lit working environment with amp... More

Project • By Clayton KorteWineries

Copia Vineyards

Establishing itself as the bedrock central to Copia Vineyards’ 50-acre estate, this new production winery and tasting room facility is located among the scenic hills of the Willow Creek District on the western side of Paso Robles, California. The combination of calcareous soil and steep slopes make for ideal growing conditions to produce premium, well-balanced Rhone varietals. The building responds directly to hillside terroir, the climatic influences of the sun and prevailing breezes enjoyed by the Central Coast. A simple layout facilitates the production of small-lot, Rhone-style blends of up to 3,000-5,000 cases annually. Positioned in the heart of the vineyard, the new winery includes open-air fermentation space that receives nat... More

Project • By L&L Luce&LightHotels

Rosewood Hotel

An enchanting location in the heart of Bangkok   Standing in the heart of Bangkok’s main business and shopping district, and surrounded by an enclave of embassies and elegant business towers, the Rosewood Bangkok hotel reaches new heights of ultra-luxurious hospitality and is a point of reference for the Thai capital. Rosewood Bangkok was inaugurated in March 2019 and its design expresses the city’s dynamism and the rich culture of Thailand as a whole. Its 30-storey-high silhouette, designed by the Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF) team in collaboration with Tandem Architects as the Executive Architect, is a new addition to the Bangkok skyline, where it blends seamlessly into the contemporary urban architecture of its su... More

Project • By One WorksHotels

Hotel Dei Cavalieri Renovation

Hotel dei Cavalieri occupies part of a wedge-shaped building situated in the city center of Milan within a 1-minute walk from the Duomo, designed by Emilio Lancia in the 1949. The rounded main façade, facing Piazza Missori, represents a main landmark feature of this well-known eleven-story Milanese urban block.The scope of the interior services is the refurbishment of the main public areas of this four-star hotel: the entrance lobby at ground level, the business lounge and café at the mezzanine, the business center and breakfast hall at the first level and the roof top restaurant.The design concept is to study the historic characteristics of the building and its decorative interior. To add value to the existing through the new interiors and... More

Project • By Clayton KorteRestaurants


The Southerleigh Brewhouse celebrates the architecture and soul of the 1890s vintage building. Together with Joel Mozersky Design, we worked together to bring the gritty magnificence of the Brewhouse back to life, as if it had never shut down. Clayton Korte retained vestiges of the deep history at Pearl through the re-purposing of historic equipment into decorative and functional pieces. These icons of the past have been scattered throughout the 5,000 square foot restaurant and 2,600 square foot Brewery. Fifteen foot original stainless steel kettle tops were re-purposed to provide a focal point to one of the three dining rooms. Honoring the past, the copper clad mash tun and boil kettle sit in the same location and are a focal point as pat... More