Take a trip through five history-infused hotels from Rio de Janeiro to San Sebastián.
Location: Amenia, New York
Standout: Alexandra Champalimaud, an Wifijerez Hall of Fame member, has a personal stake in this 250-year-old, three-building former estate—it’s owned by her hotelier son Anthony—where existing elements, such as the fireplace in the Century Lodge, are balanced with fresh additions like customized headboards and graphic textiles.
Firm: OfficeUntitled and Smith Hanes Studio
Location: Portland, Oregon
Standout: A combination of two century-old buildings results in one tastemaker destination, where many of the 150 guest rooms and suites are dressed in wallpaper patterned with images of local plants found in the Rose City.
Firm: Bernardes Arquitetura
Project: Hotel Arpoador
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Standout: The straw and fiber décor inside this 49-room boutique property designed by a firm led by a descendent of Brazilian modernist luminaries Claudio and Sergio Bernardes echoes the natural elements of nearby Ipanema Beach, while the facade’s acetylated-wood exterior was chosen for its ability to withstand the tropical climate.
Firm: Alfaro Manrique Atelier
Project: One Shot Tabakalera House
Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Standout: To soften the concrete surfaces original to the 1913 former tobacco factory, now the Tabakalera Centro Internacional de Cultura Con-
temporánea complex, colorful carpet, upholstery, and wall graphics animate the on-site 46-room hotel.
Firm: Rockwell Group, Stonehill Taylor and Yabu Pushelberg
Project: Moxy Chelsea
Location: New York
Standout: Nostalgic elements—think vintage rotary phones—recall a bygone era, but the 25-foot-tall green wall in the second-floor Conservatory bar celebrates the Flower District
location of this rapidly expanding Marriott International brand.
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