Three New Design Hotels That Have Us Dreaming of Sightseeing in Paris, Surfing in New York, and Skiing in Georgia
While it still remains to be seen whether we’ll be able to travel responsibly and safely in 2021 once we and many others are finally vaccinated, that hasn’t stopped us from using summer travel fantasies as a crutch to get through our winter lockdown. Currently starring in those fantasies? Three new hotels with a serious design pedigree in three of our favorite places.
First, there’s the Rockaway Hotel on New York’s Rockaway Beach, which boasts a building designed by Morris Adjmi, rattan-filled interiors by Curious Yellow Design (bonus points for those Sam Stewart lamps in the bedrooms), and a dreamy outdoor pool. Then, there’s the colorful modern-baroque fantasy that is the Les Deux Gares in Paris, the first hotel interior done by one of our favorite maximalists, Luke Edward Hall, which we’d consider staying at just for those incredible tiled bathrooms. And finally, not so much of a summer fantasy as a winter one, there’s the elegantly rustic, darkly romantic Rooms Hotel Kokhta, designed by the Tbilisi duo Rooms and located in the Georgian ski region of Bakuriani. Being half Georgian myself, that country was at the top of my travel priorities list when the pandemic interrupted everything — what I wouldn’t give to be eating lobio and watching the snow fall through its picture windows right this minute. Instead, I’ll be devouring the photos below alongside everyone else.
PHOTOS BY KYLE KNODELL (ROCKAWAY); BENOIT LINERO (LE DEUX GARES); AND NICK PANIASHVILI, ANA GABASHVILI, ANNA TSITSISHVILI and MARINA KARIY (ROOMS)
The Rockaway Hotel in Rockaway Beach, New York
Hotel Le Deux Gares in Paris, France
Rooms Hotel Kokhta in Bakuriani, Georgia