Ace Hotels has revealed plans to enter the luxury market with the launch of a boutique retreat located across from the Ace Hotel New Orleans. Known as the Maison de la Luz, the 67-room guesthouse will provide an elevated hospitality experience courtesy of Atelier Ace in collaboration with Los Angeles-based design firm Studio Shamshiri.
The Swedish Institute has collaborated with architecture practice Architects Sweden on the new exhibition Woodland Sweden, which comprises an array of contemporary timber projects highlighted through various building typologies, including schools, housing, and cultural institutions.
AC Hotels by Marriott has rolled out its first New York property in the heart of Manhattan with the launch of the AC Hotel New York Times Square. The Midtown hotel features the brand’s signature contemporary, European style with the design-driven spirit of the city’s Fashion District.
Pendry Hotels has announced plans to roll out both the Pendry Natirar and the Pendry Residences Natirar in the rolling hills of Somerset County, New Jersey. Less than an hour outside of New York, the hotel and residences will be located within the transformed Tudor-style Natirar Mansion—a former home of the late King of Morocco.
Loews Hotels has announced the groundbreaking of Live! by Loews – St. Louis. The forthcoming $65 million project from HKS Architects is slated to debut in early 2020 as part of the second phase of the mixed-use development Ballpark Village.
Kempinski has announced plans to expand its luxury portfolio with the launch of the Apurva Kempinski Bali, set to open in the fourth quarter of this year. The opening will become the brand’s second Indonesian property and its first on the tropical island.
The Okura Tokyo is set to replace the former Hotel Okura Tokyo in September 2019 with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary luxury. Leading the charge of the redesign is designer Yoshio Taniguchi, whose father Yoshiro Taniguchi crafted the Hotel Okura Tokyo’s iconic lobby.
Chinese firm Minor Lab has completed work on a new office in Beijing, which is housed within a reimagined residence in a historic district of the Chinese capital. The structure reflects the hutong typology, which refers to a residential design oriented around a square courtyard that exits to a narrow commercial corridor.