Exciting Openings for Design Hotels

Design Hotels has welcomed new members as well as a series of exciting developments at some of its most iconic member hotels. In Thailand, The Library, one of the Kingdom’s most acclaimed boutique hideaways, prepares to open 20 new pool villas, forming a resort-within-a-resort concept that will also boast its own iconic red pool. Design Hotels were also in attendance at ILTM to announce a series of new member openings; the Berlin hotel scene is about to be shaken up with the arrival of Provocateur, a 58-room retreat with a playful sensuality that pays homage to burlesque. With its hip bar and Asian restaurant helmed by star chef Duc Ngo, it will be a game-changing nightlife destination in itself.

In contrast and open for bookings in December, Oddfellows On The Parkis born from a meticulous renovation of Bruntwood Hall, a 19th-century Victorian mansion just south of Manchester. Set in Cheadle’s Bruntwood Park—consisting of 100 acres of mature oak trees, woodlands, ponds, and lawns—the hotel (pictured) not only offers an idyllic English manor retreat, but is only 15 kilometers from the center of Manchester, home to some of the UK’s hippest cultural and commercial corners. As well as offering on-site activities such as archery, golf, and a BMX cycling track, the hotel houses a restaurant in the Hall’s old ballroom; a wood-paneled cocktail bar clad in tweed and tartan, with the building’s original safe as a table; and a spa called The Pigsty, with a “mudroom” to pamper guests. The rooms and suites—with views of the surrounding parkland—each boast a unique design, many with original Victorian fireplaces, ceilings, and architraves that contrast boldlywith the playful design pieces throughout the property.

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