5 archi-cult hotels you should know 21.01.16


Planning your next holiday yet? Here is Icon’s selection of five great buildings where every architecture fanatic would surely want to rest their head, from an inn by Kengo Kuma to an art-lover’s paradise in Provençe

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel by Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen, Denmark (above)

Built in 1960, everything down to the cutlery is Jacobsen – but only one room, 606, has kept its original design. Click here to read more about the hotel, which was an Icon of the Month in 2011.


Ryokan Fujiya by Kengo Kuma (redesign), Obanazawa, Japan


This traditional ryokan-style inn, restored and redesigned by Kuma and re-opened in 2006, accommodates only 16 guests.


Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

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A surprisingly unassuming Provençal hotel for the art lover: home to original works by Picasso, Miró, Calder and Léger.


Parco dei Principi by Gio Ponti, Sorrento, Italy


Overlooking the Gulf of Naples, this 1962 hotel comes alive through a Mediterranean palette of blue and white.


Fasano by Isay Weinfeld, São Paulo, Brazil


This, the first in a series of collaborations between the eminent Brazilian architect and Rogerio Fasano, is a take on 1930s art deco.





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Overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Gio Ponti's 1962 hotel comes alive through a Mediterranean palette of blue and white

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