Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Hotel Villa Honegg in Ennetbürgen, Switzerland by Jestico + Whiles
December 2nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Jestico + Whiles
Jestico + Whiles completes luxury boutique hotel in Switzerland
Jestico + Whiles, architects of the award‐winning W London in Leicester Square, has completed the interior design of the luxurious boutique hotel Villa Honegg in Switzerland, recently classified as ‘Five Star Superior’. Sitting at an altitude of almost 1,000 metres on Mount Bürgenstock, the exclusive resort provides guests with a peaceful haven and magnificent views across Lake Lucerne.
The five‐storey chalet style hotel was originally built in 1905 in the Scandinavian ‘Gustavian’ style. Its facades have been restored by local craftsman to ensure its survival for another century or more.
Hotel Villa Honegg is a luxurious private retreat with 23 suites and guestrooms, spa, finedining restaurant, conference facilities and a cinema‐quality screening room. An outdoor infinity pool and whirlpool has stunning views over the lake and mountains.
Jestico + Whiles’ design for the interiors were inspired by the breathtaking scenery in which the hotel is set. Rich timber and stone have been combined with silk and leather in natural colours to create a comfortable, contemporary environment. This is complemented by carefully selected, hand‐crafted furniture finished in classic leathers and elegant, timeless fabrics. Every finish has been carefully chosen for its inviting appearance and texture, grain, pile, and weave, to provide a tactile quality to each surface.
Jestico + Whiles
Jestico + Whiles is an award‐winning architectural and interior design practice with offices in London and Prague. The practice has grown steadily since the formation of the partnership by Tom Jestico and John Whiles in 1977. In recent years the practice has undergone particularly rapid growth, building on its reputation for design quality and innovative solutions to challenging briefs, whilst diversifying into a range of different sectors.
The practice incorporates a specialist studio of experienced hotel designers including architects, interior designers and FFE specifiers. The team has earned a global reputation for excellence in this field, supported by a large number of international awards.
Jestico + Whiles has recently designed three other major new hotels worldwide, which have opened to universal praise, including Andels Lodz, the recipient of the MIPIM special Tribute Prize 2010 as well as the European Hotel Design Award 2009, W London, recipient of the MIPIM special Tribute Prize 2011, and the new “ultraluxe” Yas Hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi which spans the new Formula One Grand Prix race track.
The practice is currently working on an additional Starwood Hotel, the 252‐bedroom Aloft London ExceL hotel at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s docklands. Jestico + Whiles are also responsible for the design of the new Playboy Club London, which opened in May 2011.
For further information, please visit www.jesticowhiles.com
Hotel Villa Honegg
The Villa Honegg is a unique 5‐star establishment in the heart of Switzerland. This longestablished hotel was built in 1905 and reopened for business in 2011 following a major refit. For its size, it is unique in Switzerland in terms of what it offers. As a haven of peace and privacy, it enjoys an incomparable setting.
For further information visit www.villa‐honegg.ch
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