Famed Chef Susur Lee introduces Washington DC diners to his inventive global Asian cuisine with Zentan, located in Donovan House – a Thompson Hotel. Chef Lee’s culinary creations include his imaginative standouts – the Singapore Slaw with salted plum dressing, Szechwan Style Half Duck with djan lotus crepes, and also a wide selection of Asian crudos, sushi, and sashimi. A selection of the menu is also available at the exclusive rooftop pool bar, ADC (Above DC).
Sleepbox is a small mobile space (box) 2mx1.4mx2.3m (h). The main functional element in it is a bed 2×0.6 m., which is equipped with automatic system of change of bed linen. Bed is soft, flexible strip of foamed polymer with the surface of the pulp tissue. Tape is rewound from one shaft to another, changing the bed. If a client wants to sleep in maximum comfort, he can take the normal set of bed linen for an extra fee.
Sleepboox is equipped with a ventilation system, sound alerts, built-in LCD TV, WiFi, sockets for a laptop, charging phones. Also under the lounges is a place for luggage. After the clients exit, automatic change of bed linen starts and quartz lamps turns on. Payment can be made on a shared terminal, which provides the client with an electronic key. It is possible to buy from 15 minutes to several hours.
The Yas Hotel located in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, consists of 252 deluxe and 247 executive bedrooms and combines spectacular architectural design with innovative technology in an unparalleled position overlooking the Yas Marina, Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The design consists of an undulating cloak of transparent panels which stretch between two elliptical towers of the hotel. The aerodynamic building form evokes marine imagery of the Arabian Gulf and the curvilinear appearance of the Formula 1 cars and the race track. Working in collaboration with Asymptote of New York, Jestico + Whiles was appointed as interior designers and has created a calming and sophisticated interior to complement the frenetic speed of the Grand Prix.
The Grand Prix circuit divides the hotel into two wings. The first phase, Land Side Wing includes a range of guest suites and a set of specialist restaurants. The second phase, Water Side Wing is situated in the Marina itself and includes the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Suites, a restaurant, ballroom and café. You will find a lot of the facilities here that you will come across in hotels Alton Towers in the UK or in a high tech hotel in Japan. It has everything you would expect and more from a modern hotel. Contemporary and well considered natural materials have been used throughout the interior of the hotel, which enhances the lively and comforting environment. Pure white quartz, Carrara marble tiles and bronze mirrors have been selected in bedrooms and bathrooms and fine oak joinery is shaped in reference to the form of wind filled sails of local boats.
Nestled in a unique part of the Brisas Marqués development, with a spectacular view of the bay, the Hotel Encanto is a haven of tranquility, peacefulness and light. Its exceptional design allows you to encounter the ocean in every corner and to experience a new sensation at every step.
The hotel’s 44 rooms and suites all have private terraces facing the ocean. They were designed based on a novel concept of total privacy conceived by architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés. The Hotel Encanto is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).
Designed by Italian architect Simone Micheli, The i-SUITE Hotel interior architectural plan lies its foundations in the concept of modern luxury developed after a thorough and targeted thinking. During the “XXX Congreso Colombiano de Arquitectura” ( 30th Colombian Architecture Convention) which took place in Barranquilla (Colombia) in 2007 Micheli asserted: ” …the new luxury does not mean immobility or habit, but rather freedom and movement. It is a light and a stirring thought, at any moment we are able to choose where and how to live and to reinvent the environment we live in.”
“As for architecture the new luxury is related to the idea of regaining the beauties and the truth of our daily life together with our inner feelings. It is more connected with vacuums than with plenums, more with mind than with body. It does not mean opulence but rather transparency. I am talking about possible places where yours and our histories are echoing in the shape of visual, olfactory, tactile and auditory essence. I am telling you a story which has its roots in the past and in the tastes of exotic places but at the same time it is near and next future oriented.”