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.
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WILTSHIRE GARDEN – the private garden of discreet harmony, Wiltshire, Great Britain
These gardens provide a ravishing yet intricate composition of exceptional harmony. Entering the elongated vista, through perfect formal avenues of white horse chestnut – to a Queen Anne moated house which has been bedded into the landscape with grace by the designer. These gardens intermix influences with fluidity and assurance; the formal precision of the Japanese; the quintessentially English topiary and vegetable gardens, hedges of yew and all around green, on green, on green.
OXFORD GARDENS – Princess Margaret's Memorial Garden, Cambridge
This public memorial garden to Princess Margaret, at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University presents a complex and bold planting system, symmetrical pools of water and a central sundial, all fostering a monastic and contemplative ambience. Anouska Hempel reveals the lighter reminders of the Princess bringing in tweaks of eccentricity and quixotic punctuation in the design. The personality of the Princess shines through to create a strong legacy that says: 'if you want to know what Princess Margaret was like, sit here, by the sundial and look around.'
HEMPEL SQUARE – symmetry in a London square, West London, Great Britain
In this London square, the Anouska Hempel team gave a once chaotic London space a sense of structure and discipline - and deep serenity. The Japanese-influenced, minimalist characteristics of the Hempel itself were reflected in finely structured broad bands; the use of green and white; immaculately racked gravels. The three sensational dark green square ponds edged in white Portland stone are a piece of work that is simple, strong - yet has the gentleness which is in sympathy with the hotel's original facade.
SALZBURG GARDEN – majestic grandeur, Austria
A project expertly thought out, executed and controlled: the gardens that border this Palladian house with its minimalist interior, are designed to form a homogenous whole, adding majestically to its grandeur. With planting to suit a severe mountain climate, the landscape team at Anouska Hempel Design has introduced formal topiary and hedging of geometric precision Visual disciplines are designed, refined and repeated to create long walkways and avenues, vistas and focal points all around, inside and out.
LANDSCAPES & GARDEN ARCHITECTURE
Anouska Hempel has created striking gardens and landscapes for the houses and hotels she has designed in Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Brazil and Chile, as well as the first minimalist garden in London, which lies in perfect symmetry in front of The Hempel hotel. Her garden design is renowned for the exquisite Japanese layering of box trees, bays, hornbeams, ligistrum and myrtle, used in profusion to create space and design.