Design Hotels to visit this summer

Having just got back home for a little family break I’ve found myself naturally searching for the next adventure at every opportunity. We’ve stayed in lovely AirBNB apartments and with friends who live abroad for our last couple mini breaks which is brilliant as it gives us the extra space needed with a nearly 2 year old but I’ve found myself longing for a night in a luxe hotel with room service, a huge bubble bath and some seriously inspiring interiors. To try and get over my little obsession with searching for hotels when I have a million other things I should be doing I thought I’d use todays blog post to share my top 5 places I’d like to stay soon.

1. Artists Residence – Cornwall


Full of rustic, reclaimed wood finishes and furniture the decor at Artists Residence Cornwall reminds me of a luxe glamping lodge (without actually having to give up any of the comforts of a hotel). There’s a really cool beer garden for those summer afternoons with vintage tables and benches under strings of festoon lights.

2. Principal – Manchester


Housed in an imposing Victorian building (complete with clock tower) in central Manchester Principal blends glam Victoriana with industrial rawness. The Refuge restaurant and bar is enough to make me want to pack a bag and head to Manchester this afternoon.

3. Ham Yard – London


Ham Yard is the perfect blend of luxury and creativity in the heart of London, the main reason I need to visit is however the 1950s american bowling alley they’ve fitted to make sure guests have a little fun.

4. Mama Shelter – Paris


The Mama Shelter hotels have to be one of the most exciting chains in the World, created by the amazing Philippe Starck, their Paris hotel is high up on my list of places to stay for their colourful roof terrace (also because I’ve never actually stayed in Paris, unless you count Disneyland).

5. Titanic Hotel – Liverpool


I know I talk about this one a lot but I couldn’t leave it off the list, it’s such a great hotel (and has pretty good offers available at the moment), the industrial design mixed with dark interiors and vast public rooms all works so well at Titanic hotel…may go and book a room now.


Where have you got your eye on for your next mini break?

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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.