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Destination Inspiration: AthensWas hotel inspired by Greek design

Located in the Plaka district of Athens, this hotel pays an ode to ancient Greek design and classic modernism. To continue our Destination inspiration series, we bring you AthensWas, a design-focused hotel bursting with style.

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Designed by Stavros Papayiannis of Stage Design Office, the mission was to create a fresh approach to Greek design. Fully decked out in Greek marble and Greek walnut, the hotel’s overall aesthetic is defined by clean lines and an abundance of natural materials. What’s not to like about its understated luxury with playful elements making it easy for stylish guests to enjoy? The space exudes a contemporary approach to classic modernism in a way that celebrates Greek history and architecture.

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Good things come in small packages. AthensWas hotel has just 21 guest rooms. Each room with its own outdoor space is filled to the brim with iconic furniture, light fittings and products from well-known designers. Even the artwork in the bedrooms immerse you into a world of culture and history. Some designs featured include the Canta and Viki armchairs by Toshiyuki Kita and lamps by French designers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

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The in-house restaurant and rooftop bar located on the 6th floor of the hotel promise stunning views of the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the old Olympic stadium. Who wouldn’t want to dine in style with such picturesque views?

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Stunning Luxury hotels with colourful interiors

When you think of luxury hotels, many times a bit of beige comes to mind. Many a hotel are adorned with neutral tones coupled with hints of gold and black which epitomise glamour and opulence.

However there is another world of luxury hotel design that loves generous volumes of colour and striking patterns for the adventurous guest who’s looking for something different.

We’ve handpicked three luxury hotels you need to see for some colourful inspiration.

G&V Hotel, Edinburgh
In G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh’s breakout area, the creative mix of playful patterns creates a unique contemporary look. The fresh, vibrant colours of the oversized furniture also add more visual interest as it moves away from the muted tones popular in luxury room design.

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The Soho Hotel, London

Designed by Kit Kemp, the 5-star Soho Hotel in London combines luxury with original design. With a contemporary English style, the striking interior of the rooms use interesting patterns on soft furnishings and walls.

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QT Gold Coast Hotel, Australia

With its eye-catching and chic design, the QT Gold Coast Hotel brings designer fun to luxury hotel design. By featuring strong art elements and the well-planned use of bright colours, guests are given a real feast for the senses.

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