You may have heard of the Autograph Collection-
In every corner of the world, there are a number of high-end boutique hotels that reflect style and personality.
What you may not know is that each of the boutique hotels that make up the label is handmade
Selected by Marriott International Hotel, the purpose of its signature creation is to launch a new hotel series with a unique and thoughtful style and strong connection with the surrounding environment.
This may mean a passionate host whose family history absorbs every corner of the hotel, or a chef who insists on making homemade honey in the roof garden of the hotel.
Perhaps the best way to understand the philosophy behind the brand is to look closely at the three latest additions to Autograph.
All three hotels are located in the UK and are novel in design and have a strong sense of place, from a renovated prison in central London to the Cambridge legend that honors the city's rich literary history.
Dickson, located near Tower Bridge, London, is part of a growing creative neighborhood.
Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and New Bridge Theatre are within walking distance. room hotel.
The hotel is named after John Dixon Butler, the architect who originally built the building in 1905.
It was a court and a police station.
Take a closer look and you can see the Met Police badge on the original tile floor in the lobby.
The chief designer of the hotel, Rani Ahluwalia, creative director of Studio M London, also retained the oak paneling and central staircase of the building's original Edwardian era, once upon a time, the criminals gathered to smoke while waiting for the judge's turn. (
It's a minor criminal court, so don't worry about the horrible killer if you're afraid of ghosts. )
In the current design, there is a lot of recognition for the history of the building, from the small handcuffs decorated with glass chandeliers in the lobby to the "key Wall" near the elevator bank ", whichAhluwalia has stuck the actual cell keys of the original building that have been polished
Even the old wooden benches where the prisoners engraved their minds
Even a bad word or two.
Has been restored, eternal and placed throughout the hotel and some guest rooms.
Outside the lobby, cheeky
Court bar (
Because yes, it used to be a court)
Continue on this unique theme to serve drinks under the original structure of the bench.
The restaurant, the supplier of the hotel, their house and mid-
The century era created a stylish, functional design that was both warm and stylish and contributed to Dixon's colorful past: If you look down, you can see the marks on the terrazzo floor, the location of the previous hold unit is outlined.
One of the old cells has actually been transformed into a coffee shop in the restaurant, slamming in the middle of the restaurant floor --
Explore your own dangers, but be careful not to accidentally close the thick iron door behind you.
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The hotel is located near the south bank of London.
The design, led by dayna Lee of Powerstrip Studio, Los Angeles, pays tribute to the surrounding environment, choosing what Lee calls "art"school style.
"Lee commissioned British artisans to create a number of works for the hotel: one of these artists, the ceramics and illustrator Laura Carin from London, provided two murals made up of illustrated tiles, it reflects the different cultural narratives of the South Bank.
What's more interesting is that every room has its own mini artmaking kit (
Easel and paint)
Let the guests make their own masterpieces with the participation of the spirit.
The hotel also works with the contemporary collective to operate a rolling "residential manufacturer" project. There's an on-
The live artist studio on the first floor of the hotel will provide emerging artists with space and opportunities to showcase their work.
The hotel also hosts a series of well-planned lectures, previews and events to serve guests and passers-
Have the opportunity to learn about local artists.
The first artists to attend were London-
City landscape painter Luke M.
Both Walker and Andrea Tyrimos use art to raise awareness of environmental issues.
Speaking of which, the hotel takes pride in not using any single
Use of plastic and its furniture anywhere on site
The bedding and interior decorations in the guest rooms are all chemical-free—
This means that no one with sensitive skin will have an allergic reaction.
The hotel also canceled the traditional mini hotel. bar concept—
It's a huge waste because no one really buys anything from minibars anymore—
Instead, choose high
Every floor of the hotel has a technical vending machine provided by the elevator bank.
However, these are not typical vending machines.
They have a state. of-the-
Art touch screen display, tongue is provided in addition to the necessitiesin-
Cheek items like adjustable emergency engagement rings are better off with a sparkling hot pair of pants. (
The hotel revealed that in the past Valentine's Day, the vending machine has actually sold out sparkling hot pants --
But no engagement ring.
What will you do. )
Martin Brudnizki, an interior designer at the University of Cambridge, will be 192-
The rooms in Cambridge are classic.
Featuring Edward style interiors with custom leather
Brudnizki's intention is to create a hotel that matches the heart and style of Cambridge --
Ambitious, classic, full life.
The hotel is a typical English style hotel.
The literary and academic spirit of Cambridge is one of its central features, in terms of the color of the corridor carpet (
Representing different colleges)
All the way to the bathroom (
Play the same soothing audiobook of the wind of Kenneth Grahame on The Willows, instead of soothing music).
If you pay close attention, typical "CambridgeBlue" can be seen everywhere, in addition to small and private details.
Rooms and suites offer great views of the city and park;
Some even come with traditional bookcase room partitions to help maintain the classic Cambridge style.
The library is downstairs, paying tribute to the academic heritage of the destination.
Curated by Heywood Hill, one of London's leading bookstores, the library is packed with books from famous writers, many of which are university suites named after them.
A raw wood.
The burning fireplace creates a comfortable atmosphere.
The hotel's bar and restaurant Park Tavern is next door and is inspired by the public restaurant of Cambridge University.
The British Beer shop is in the hands of chef Tristan Welch, who designs every dish into a whimsical dish
British classics from fields, Finn and the waters of England.
Meaty pie, suckling pig, wild mushroom, handmade
Scallops, honey and thymeroasted duck.
In terms of dessert, the best food Welch imagined was the rice pudding souffle and the so-called "Apple epiphany "--
A red apple mousse dessert celebrating Newton's discovery of gravity. (Hot tip: in-
House sommelier is a lovely guy who deserves a chat and his recommendation is great. )