The designers’ brief was to transform an existing hotel – a hybrid of a 19th century banker’s private villa and a 1970s glazed extension – into a boutique property with 22 new spa suites.
Taking inspiration from views of the nearby Château de Clervaux, JOI-Design set out to produce the sophisticated and luxurious ambience of a grand hotel brought up-to-date with stylised baroque features interpreted through a contemporary lens, spiced-up with delightfully unexpected details. The design concept proposed the creation of a boutique hotel comprised entirely of suites with in-room spas.
The ‘modern baroque’ interior concept is introduced to guests from the moment they enter the building. A plush crimson carpet on a polished ebony floor leads guests towards the lobby through a silver and grey damask-patterned hallway with finely-cut metallic charcoal chandelier shimmering above. The private dining rooms have been given an intimate residential ambience consistent with the heritage component of the building in which they are located. The handsome carpet design was created from historical tiles in the hotel which, combined with dark parquet flooring and heavy drapes set against espresso toned walls, emphasise the building’s noble tradition.
The 22 suites comprise three distinct styles – Château, Classique and Young Spirit. The design aesthetic for the Classique Suites, in the main house, is reminiscent of the shapes, colours and patterns most strongly associated with a stately grand hotel. The more opulent Château Suites are fitted-out in hues of deep red, graphite and black in a fresh interpretation of baroque style. A lighter feel has been given to the Young Spirit Suites, where smooth lines with soft curves offer a calm and understated alternative. Exceptionally generous bathrooms equipped with jacuzzis, deluxe showers and deep freestanding tubs offer guests a complete in-room pampering experience.