Written by Lemongrass on 25th Oct 2018
In our Insta-fuelled world, resorts and hotels that show conscious, artistic personalities stand out from the crowd.
Today’s traveller has a highly developed aesthetic sense and appreciates great quality, style and architecture. Great hotel design influences the guest experience and Lemongrass’ clients ensure just that; every design detail is taken into account along with the increasing provision of socially conscious spaces so that leave guests feeling revived, relaxed and inspired.
Moon Wood at Forsthofalm
Where: Forsthofalm is located in the Leogang Mountains, 90 mins from Salzburg, Austria
- Sleeping in a wooden room is said to lower the resting heart rate. Forsthofalm is made entirely out of moon wood, i.e. timber that has been felled between November and February
- Moon wood has natural calming effects, thanks to the ‘positive moon phase’ during which it is felled. The wood soothes the heart rate, and by doing so is a holistic way to aid sleep
- The hotel itself is architecturally eco-friendly, as the whole structure is held together entirely by 200,000 wooden dowels slotted together, without using nails or glue
Rate: Starting from €160 per person per night
For more information contact: Ellena Johnstone and Tom Robins at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237990
Christoph Ingenhoven draws inspiration from ancient monasteries to induce calm serenity in Europe’s most modern health resort
Where: Award-winning and world-renowned medical spa Lanserhof Tegernsee, Germany
- With 21,000 square metres of breath-taking nature, coupled with impressive architecture, Lanserhof Tegernsee is constructed with health, prevention and regeneration in mind, integrating the comfort of a resort with state-of-the-art medical care in order to promote healthy wellbeing and minimalise impact on the environment.
- Designed by prestigious architect, Christoph Ingenhoven, the building draws on the clear and severe structure of a traditional monastery with luxury found through the abundance of space.
- Nature is fully integrated into the configuration through living outer walls, a planted roof and floor to ceiling glass walls that flood the building with natural light. Views of the Tegernsee lake and spectacular Bavarian Alps in all directions captivate the senses and offer an opportunity to reconnect.
- Interiors feature clean, minimalistic design utilising only natural materials. Guests can expect no harmful toxins, chemicals or synthetics in the vicinity. The white-on-white palette underlies Lanserhof’s approach to wellness – be healthy and stay healthy.
- Sustainable features include geothermal heating and cooling, triple-glazed windows, with the living walls and planted roof functioning to reduce solar loads.
For more information contact: Laura Smith or Fredrica Slater at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237 990
Designed to bring the outdoors in – the Bubble Hotel in Lake Constance gives guests the ultimate under the stars experience
Where: Himmelbett im Bubble-Hotel is located in the Lake Constance region – one lake surrounded by four countries (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Principality of Liechtenstein).
- The design of the Bubble Hotel rooms allows guests to experience the great outdoors with the transparent curvature giving unrivalled views from morning to night in complete privacy
- The sleek design of the amenities within the bubble compliment the surrounding landscape, approaching the necessities with elevated minimalism
- The Bubble Hotel rooms are privately located near B&Bs, which is where guests can find practical conveniences like the loo and their breakfast
- Each booking comes with breakfast and two rental bikes so travellers can explore the area to its fullest extent during their stay
Rate: from £140 per night for two people, breakfast & two rental bikes / open from March – October (reopening in 2019)
Getting there: fly London to Friedrichshafen from £178 per person with Lufthansa
For more information contact: Fredrica Slater and Carley Lee at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237 990
Architectural Wellness: The Glasshouse at Burn
Where: Luxury Lodges Burn, just a stones’ throw away from the seaside town of Bude
- Utilising traditional Finnish techniques, The Glasshouse at Burn promotes wellness from within
- The structure, provided by Honka —a Finnish company specialising in log homes – provides a healthy living environment through the use of organic building materials, high indoor air quality and a warm, stress-reducing atmosphere
- It’s an ecological home that quite literally takes good care of the people within its walls
- Solid wood has the unique ability to absorb moisture and release it back into the air as the room dries; this balances the indoor air humidity to a level between 30 – 50 per cent, which is optimal for the health of the people living inside
- The Glass House was built from Finnish pine sourced from PEFC-certified Finnish forests and is a 100 % renewable and organic construction material—building with logs means creating natural structures without resorting to synthetic insulation solutions or vapour barriers.
- The Glass House structure is plastic-free and breathes naturally.
Rate: from £700 / two-night stay (sleeps six)
For more information contact: Carley Lee or Alana Fogarty at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237 990
Channel Peter Pan in the ultimate sylvan escape at Luxury Lodges Clowance
Where: Luxury Lodges Clowance, in the heart of Cornwall. Stay in the iconic Treehouse on the lake, complete with a private outdoor roll-top tub, wraparound balcony, and spacious open-plan living that embraces the surrounding landscape
- Channel Peter Pan in this sylvan paradise 20 feet above the forest floor—but while the lost boys cobbled together a rustic hideaway in the trees, families can experience ultimate comfort in the Luxury Lodges Treehouse
- Featuring expansive open-plan living spaces, two spacious bedrooms, and a 360-degree terrace, the Treehouse is as close to Neverland as families can get in Cornwall
- A fully equipped modern kitchen meets every self-catering need, creating space to enjoy indulgent meals together as a family, and, in signature Luxury Lodges style, guests have access to a wealth of facilities on site including a restaurant and bar, and indoor pool
- Complimentary activities include tennis, golf, badminton and basketball, among others, with woodland trails and a rowing lake for those who prefer to be immersed in nature’s playground (be sure to say hello to George the resident swan!)
Rate: stay from £700 for two nights (sleeps six)
For more information contact: Alana Fogarty or Carley Lee at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237 990
Child-friendly design at Martinhal
Where: Martinhal Family Resorts, Portugal
- All four Martinhal resorts are designed with little ones in mind, including their interior design
- All furniture has rounded edges to prevent bumps and scrapes, allowing parents to relax safe in the knowledge the kids can’t hurt themselves on sharp edges
- Design touches like toddler-height bannisters on the stairways ensure little ones are safe when using the stairs
For more information contact: Ellena Johnstone or Charlie Mottram at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237 990
Motel One: Budget design for city slickers – from just £69 per night
Who: Motel One, the budget design hotel chain. Hotels are individually designed to reflect each city and its unique culture. The brand ethos is to deliver great design without the price tag. Motel One partner with local artisans and designers in every location to authentically reflect the history of the surrounding neighbourhood.
What makes Motel One special?
Great design and chic interiors (every Motel One hotel features Arne Jacobsen signature egg chairs) and seriously competitive prices. City centre locations only (no out of the way locations).
New Openings 2019 – when and where:
- Motel One Leipzig – November 2018
- Motel One Warsaw – May 2019
- Motel One Linz – June 2019
- Motel One Munich-Haidhausen – August 2019
- Motel One Leipzig — history enthusiasts keen to discover the city of the Monday Demonstrations which brought about the collapse of the Berlin Wall, in celebration of its 30th anniversary in 2019
- Motel One Warsaw — millennials keen to experience the great shopping, stunning local architecture, historical landmarks and a vibrant social scene
- Motel One Linz — art-lovers keen to discover the riverside city’s baroque architecture and modern art collections
- Motel One Munich-Haidhausen — trend-setters keen to soak up some Bavarian charm in the Haidhausen district’s hip beer gardens and leafy open spaces
Rates: Rooms start from £69 per night
For more information contact: Charlie Mottram or Ellena Johnstone at Lemongrass Marketing
T: 01865 237 990