Five luxury Bauhaus hotels
Celebrate the iconic design movement's 90th birthday in authentic style
Saturday 01 August 2009
Aspen Meadows, Colorado, US
Set just outside Aspen, this sleek resort boasts spectacular views of the Rockies and summer walking trails along nearby Roaring Fork River. The hotel's simple, modern décor echoes the white cubist exterior, the creation of an Austrian Bauhaus architect in the 1950s. The recently renovated suites have a subdued neutral décor and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the scenery. There is an outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the river, tennis courts and a restaurant with a terrace.
Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, Colorado, US (001 800 452 4240; dolce-aspen-hotel.com). Double rooms start at $237 (£158), room only.
Hotel Elephant, Weimar, Germany
Located in Weimar, the birthplace of the Bauhaus school, this opulent hotel dates back to the 16th century. From the grandiose spiral staircase to the bold interiors of the guestrooms, the design movement's influence can be seen throughout. Past guest and Bauhaus master Lyonel Feininger has a lavish suite named after him. There is a Michelin-starred restaurant and a brasserie once frequented by Goethe, where local fare is served in a restored cellar.
Hotel Elephant, Markt 19, Weimar, Germany (00 49 36 43 80 20; starwoodhotels.com). Double rooms start at €119, room only.
Mamaison Andrassy, Budapest, Hungary
Built in the Bauhaus style in 1937, this boutique hotel features minimalist rooms furnished in bold reds and muted vanilla. The Baraka restaurant takes inspiration from the building's clean lines and is an art-deco haven of charcoal and aubergine hues.
MaMaison Andrássy Hotel, Andrássy 111, Budapest, Hungary (00 36 1 4622 100; andrassyhotel.com). Doubles start at €120, room only.
The Boundary, London, UK
This Victorian warehouse conversion in Shoreditch is the latest addition to the Conran portfolio. Each of the 12 rooms has been decorated according to a different design movement or designer, including Bauhaus and Mies van der Rohe. There are three restaurants and a rooftop lounge.
Boundary, 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7JE (020-7729 1051; theboundary. co.uk). Double rooms start at £184, room only.
Brandenburger Hof, Berlin, Germany
This Prussian mansion is teeming with iconic design pieces and is near the Bauhaus Archiv museum. From Wilhelm Wagenfeld's table lamp to Marcel Breuer's steel chairs, there is a veritable catalogue of modern art on display. The Bauhaus influence sits amid a blend of Mediterranean and Asian touches. The courtyard – reminiscent of an Italian monastery – features a Japanese garden, while the spa offers Japanese and Balinese treatments.
Brandenburger Hof Berlin, Eislebener Strasse 14, Berlin, Germany (00 49 30 21 4 0 50; brandenburger-hof.com). Double rooms start at €295, including breakfast.
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