The best hotel bathrooms are the ones that feel welcoming, personal and intimate; and that doesn’t happen by accident.Hoteliers around the world understand that for some guests, a hotel is more than just a place to lay their head.
Research from Victorian Plumbing found that we’re so enamoured with hotel bathrooms, that more than 1.6 million photos on Instagram are tagged with #bathroomselfie.
With far-flung luxury holidays largely off the agenda this summer, you might be craving the opulence that a hotel bathroom can bring. With that in mind, we spoke to bathroom design expert George Holland and asked him to review six luxury hotel bathrooms and explain how we can incorporate elements into our own bathrooms at home.
LUXURY HOTEL BATHROOM IDEAS
Inspired by the bathrooms of boutique hotels one of the latest key bathroom trends is for grand features and show-stopping elegance. Designer fittings will create a sense of indulgence and luxury creating the perfect place to escape from the world and relax.
1. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, FLORENCE, ITALY
There is nothing utilitarian about the bathrooms at the Four Seasons in Florence. Whilst a bath in the middle of the room might not be practical, you can still bring touches of opulence into your bathroom by incorporating marble accessories, wall lighting and even a gilded mirror to add interest.
2. THE SILO HOTEL, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
The addition of clashing colour complement vintage vanity units to create a truly unique bathroom experience. Whilst you might not be able to recreate the views from this hotel bathroom, you can take inspiration by mixing the old and new together. Try a vintage chandelier style pendant light styled alongside a modern and brightly coloured storage bench?
3. THE SIAM, BANGKOK
White subway tiles with dark grout complement the dark furniture, taps and sink, this monochrome bathroom is one of the easiest and cost-effective looks to recreate at home. Choosing a simple, white bathroom suite keeps costs down, so you can really splash out on the accessories such as anthracite storage and matte black taps.
4. SAN CLEMENTE PALACE KEMPINSKI, VENICE
This is a great example of small space luxury where less really does mean more. The simple white free standing bath is on an angle, which immediately makes the space feel inviting. The glass shower enclosure allows the light to travel all the way through the space and reflect off the white walls and flooring, giving the illusion of a larger room.
5. COMO POINT YAMU, PHUKET
Blue is a natural fit for a bathroom as it is soothing, relaxing and evokes images of the sea! Paired with white fixtures such as the white freestanding bath and twin sinks, it’s a crowd-pleasing option.
This hotel has given their blue bathroom a modern update with mosaic tiles, a deep freestanding soaking tub and plenty of accessories, including a leaning ladder towel rail.
6. SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON, SEYCHELLES
With so much moisture and humidity in the bathroom, it’s no wonder we focus on the durability of the materials we use to decorate, but this can leave the room feeling stark and cold.
Natural materials such as wood, jute and rattan can soften the room and warm it up, which is what the Six Senses has done by pairing the organic touches with white fittings. Be inspired by nature and bring the outside into your bathroom by updating smaller details, rather than the larger surfaces or furniture.
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