We create imaginative and beautiful hotels.
Blakes London is one of the most enduring and enjoyable hotels in the world. Visionary and innovative, it's the blueprint for fashionable small hotels worldwide.
Blakes Amsterdam is a work of art, where exquisite Dutch traditional architecture has been given warmth, colour and spice from the golden age of the Dutch East India Company.
The Hempel, London's first minimalist hotel, has been described as "a space of wisdom at the heart of life itself".
New hotels opening in 2012 include the Grosvenor House Apartments on Park Lane; two brand new boutique business hotels for the La Suite Group in London. Set in the Brazilian rainforest, Warapuru is a stunning new piece of contemporary architecture and luxury hotel design. An awe-inspiring monolithic work of minimalist grandeur, opens in 2015 along with The Garcha Santiago, Chile, The Baccarat Hotel Morocco and another signature property in Singapore.
THE HEMPEL, London – the first minimalist hotel in London
Anouska Hempel did it first – and nobody does it better: The Hempel is a pioneering masterpiece. Behind a row of white Georgian houses blooms London's first minimalist hotel, a Zen sanctuary inspired by ancient aesthetics, to cater to the modern traveller. Her architectural creation awakens, and then soothes, the senses. A monumental atrium seems as light as a piece of Japanese origami; every detail, like walls that appear to float, make this a hotel of surprise, wit, and magic: a sophisticated, truly satisfying place to stay.
WARAPURU, Brazil - a modern and visionary design hotel in Bahia, Brazil
This creation by Anouska Hempel, is a new heaven in Itacare, Brazil. Emerging majestically from the canopy of the Rainforest, with views across the ocean it is a minimalist monolithic work of breath-taking architecture, offering a marvellous array of spa facilities. The resort is designed to contribute, in its powerful aesthetic effect, to the drama of its natural setting. Forty individual villas and pavilions have all been designed with Hempel's precision and detail, complete this visionary development.
GROSVENOR HOUSE APARTMENTS, London - living in the cosmopolitan culture of London
Contemporary, couture British. Architecturally acclaimed, tailored and worsted as Savile Row. Exquisite new rooms face onto an atrium of an extraordinary splendour. Cecil Beaton rests peacefully here and Noel Coward is heard playing the piano. Master piece by Anouska Hempel Design and meticulously managed by Jumeriah
BLAKES AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands - the sister to London's Blakes boutique hotel.
Turmeric. Saffron. The colours of the Spice Route. Anouska Hempel has drawn inspiration from Amsterdam's historic Dutch East India Company to bring warmth and life to this exquisite small hotel. Set against the grey, muted light of Rembrandt's canal-side city, with its tall, dignified architecture, each individually-designed room is a glowing jewel, refined with the services of sophisticated 21st-century living. This beautiful, surprising adaptation of a magnificent old building was the first of its kind in Amsterdam. "I've never stayed in a more stylish hotel. The design reflects the history of the house, built when the Dutch were travelling to the East for spices; hence the signature details of the screens and old lacquered trunks which are found in almost every room". Patricia Cleveland-Peck, The Guardian
LA SUITE WEST, London - luxury design the property reflects a boutique hotel in West London
In an 80-room 'La Suite' hotel, north of Hyde Park, Anouska Hempel has taken the discipline of an edited colour pallette, through a strict architectural form, to achieve a serene and balanced Eastern aesthetic inside. Mysterious, dark corridors twist and turn with unexpected surprises; a gloriously high atrium boasts an imposing 6m high door that pivots effortlessly on its central pivot; a monolithic white marble 7m reception desk. The front terrace garden is sheltered by 34 bosquet, pleached plane trees running the length of the six, 19th Century town houses that make up the Hotel.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - the restoration of an iconic building
Anouska Hempel Design has been commissioned, in partnership with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to restore an iconic building in central Beirut to its former glory and create the leading luxury boutique hotel in the city. As one of the few remaining historic buildings in the central district, the challenge to Anouska Hempel is to create an iconic boutique hotel which seamlessly marries the signature architecture of Richard Rogers' new build addition, whilst preserving and enhancing the heritage and character of the French Mandate existing building.
A beautiful, historic building found in hideaway Lisbon, restored and developed by Anouska Hempel Design for all her discerning guests. MORE Due to open in 2014 with its glorious fireplaces and, as usual, a huge front door!
BLAKES LONDON, London - The world' finest luxury hotel
Blakes is probably the most exciting fashionable small hotel in the world. It was conceived by Anouska Hempel when the 'couture' hotel, now emulated worldwide, did not exist. Blakes is a world within an hotel: it exudes luxury with imagination; fine living with a sense of theatre and panache. Clients return devotedly to this hotel, remarking upon how, with Anouska Hempel's unceasing striving for perfection, the hotel constantly surprises, delights - and wins awards "for being the ultra-sexy boutique hotel, with a star-studded guest book" www.mrandmrssmith.com