Hotels Go Native With Local Design
Some of the world's best chefs, from René Redzepi at Noma to Simon Rogan at L'Enclume, have been locavores for well over a decade. In recent years, their taste for all things local has inspired designers and hoteliers, who are applying the same philosophy to hotels around the world. Employing local artisans, they are taking away the "I could be anywhere" blandness that comes from bedding down for the night in a stark-white Modernist room. From using local forgers to make bronze door handles and encasing sound systems in wood from the hotel's copse to foraging for finds in the nearby antiques markets, we look at five hotels intent on keeping it homegrown.