The Royal Copenhagen Lodge by Arne Jacobsen
When Arne Jacobsen—considered one of the fathers of Danish modernism—was hired by Scandinavian Airline Techniques (SAS) to design and style a lodge in central Copenhagen, no detail went unnoticed. Opened in 1960, the hotel is Jacobsen’s Gesamtkunstwerk—total get the job done of art—for which he created anything ideal down to the silverware in the restaurant. Certainly, his famed Swan, Egg, and Fall chairs were being developed specially for the lodge. It’s now operated by Radisson as the Radisson Collection Royal Resort, and was refreshed by Room Copenhagen in 2018.
Morgans Resort by Andrée Putman
Boutique lodges are ubiquitous now, but Morgans Lodge in New York Town ushered in the trend for compact, design and style-forward resorts in fashionable city neighborhoods when it opened in 1984. Dreamed up by Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, who tapped French designer Andrée Putman for the interiors, Morgans epitomized pared-down class with a contact of the unconventional (think about the black-and-white checkerboard bathrooms). The hotel closed in 2017 and was converted into micro-apartments.
Delano South Beach front by Philippe Starck
Also conceived by Ian Schrager, the Delano in South Beach opened in 1995 with an *Alice in Wonderland–*impressed design and style by Philippe Starck. In distinction to the rather sober Morgans, the Delano’s design and style is all about playful style that borders on the surreal. Acquire the oversized Starck sofa and crystal piano in the foyer, the gold Leda chair sculpted with high-heeled toes by Salvador Dalí, and the picket Calvet armchair by Antoni Gaudí as proof. In distinction, the rooms bear a monochromatic white-on-white scheme.