We asked City cars apart’hotels to share the design secrets of three very different Citadines properties, as well as tips to help us recreate these designs in our own homes.
Famous French novelist and poet Jules Verne spent his childhood in the bustling maritime city of Nantes, arousing a fascination with travel that later inspired him to write his adventure novel, “Around the World in 80 Days” . Located a few minutes from the city center and the main tourist attractions, the playful design of Citadines Confluent Nantes The aparthotel pays homage to the whimsical tales of Verne. There are spacious and elegant common areas and an emphasis on rest and pampering. Large black and white pencil sketches, depicting the iconic elephants and hot air balloons from Verne’s novels, parade and navigate the walls of the rooms, and touches of tropical color outline the fabrics.
Stéphanie Baconnais, Director of Residence, Citadines Confluent Nantes declares: “Taking inspiration from your surroundings is a nifty way to anchor a place to its location and provide an interesting topic for guests to discuss. Think about the history or essence of your location and add clues to reflect that, to spark the imagination, whether it’s seashells for a coastal location, specific colors to reflect the surroundings, or nods to a famous novelist in the form of prints on the wall. You can create a moodboard to see how all of your elements work together.
The fully equipped studios and apartments of the recently renovated residence Citadines Arnulfpark Munich draw their inspiration from the natural environment – the urban green spaces in and around Munich as well as the lush valleys and rivers of the surrounding Alpine foreland beyond. In the lobby, varied floor coverings in natural tones separate the reception, sitting area, breakfast room and living room, giving the impression of a winding path through a landscaped park. In the updated breakfast room, pops of bright green and yellow are contrasted with earthy tones and dark woods to enhance that natural theme, and a Bavarian beer garden style table completes the look.
Hamburg-based interior designer Doris Zimmermann from raumdesignkontor.de based its design on local inspirations such as the ‘Englischer Garten’, one of the largest urban park landscapes in Europe: “The objective was to create the atmosphere and the atmospheres of the park with its many possibilities of use such as relaxation, sports activities and nature experiences in the public space of the hotel”, she explains.
Steal that style idea by bringing plants both large and small inside and using contrasting textures and natural materials such as wood, bamboo, cork and stone. A green wall, if you have the space, is an eye-catching way to bring the outdoors in.
Color me beautiful
Color has played a prominent role in the interior design of Citadines Islington, the newest addition to the UK Citadines portfolio. This aparthotel is decorated in vibrant pastel tones, with striking lighting and furnishings contrasting with calming neutral tones to create a relaxing ambience.
Apartments and public areas feature a Prussian Blue, Eggshell Blue, and Powder Pink color scheme. These are set against a backdrop of warm European oak parquet and honey-toned aged brass fixtures, which provide the perfect foil to bring out the colors. The apartments also feature stunning custom blue and white monochrome screen-printed wallpaper.
Citadines Ramblas Barcelona, located in the center of the vibrant and colorful Catalan capital, is inspired by the famous Ramblas streets that surround the property. The main color is a mustard yellow, which pairs well with the soft green / gray background and black accents. The paving of much of the city is made up of a hexagonal concrete tile designed by Gaudi himself. This motif, along with Gaudi’s mosaic concept, has been incorporated into the design of Citadines Ramblas Barcelona. Hilary Lancaster, CEO and Creative Director for Fusion Interiors Group who carried out several interior fittings for Citadines says: “The interior design of Citadines Barcelona was inspired by the hexagonal tiles designed by Gaudi that pay the streets of Barcelona, as well as by the color and vibrancy of its works of art and its architecture. Barcelona is such a dynamic city that we wanted to bring this energy into design while retaining the Citadines personality that customers know and love ”.
To refresh your interior and lift your spirits, add a playful touch by experimenting with bold colors. You can add it to your own space with bright colors including blue, yellow and red, mosaic tiles or rustic clay vases and pottery. If you don’t want to commit to painting an entire room, you can paint a single feature wall, or just add a new rug, cushions or chairs in bright, bold colors that can easily be changed or moved to suit. to your design. time.
About Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) is a Singaporean company that has grown into a leading international accommodation owner-operator. Ascott’s portfolio covers more than 200 cities in more than 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the United States. Ascott has over 75,000 units in operation and over 52,000 units in development, for a total of over 127,000 units in over 790 properties. The company’s furnished apartment, colivings and hotel brands include Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello, Fox Lite and POP !.
Ascott’s loyalty program, Ascott Star Rewards, offers exclusive benefits to its members when they book directly with Ascott for their stays at its participating properties.
Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Investment, pioneered the first world-class furnished apartment in Asia-Pacific with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company has more than 30 years of experience. industry experience and award-winning brands that enjoy global recognition. Ascott’s achievements have been recognized internationally. Recent awards include the TTG China Travel Awards 2021 for “Best Operator of Serviced Apartments in China”, the Business Traveler Middle East Awards 2021 for “Best Brand of Serviced Apartments”, the World Travel Awards 2020 for ” Best brand of serviced apartments “in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. East; Business Traveler Asia Pacific Awards 2020 for “Best Serviced Residence Brand”; DestinAsian Readers “Choice Awards 2020 for” Best Serviced Residence Brand “and Business Traveler China Awards 2019 for” Best Luxury Serviced Residence Brand “. For a full list of awards, please visit Discoverasr.com/en/the-ascott-limited/awardsFor more information on Ascott’s China portfolio, please visit www.ascottchina.com.
About the CapitaLand group
CapitaLand Group (CapitaLand) is one of the largest diversified real estate groups in Asia. Based in Singapore, CapitaLand’s portfolio spans diverse real estate categories which include integrated developments, retail, office, housing, residential and new economy sectors such as corporate parks, industrial, logistics and data centers. . With a presence in more than 250 cities in more than 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its main markets, while continuing to develop in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the United States.
Within its ecosystem, CapitaLand has developed an integrated suite of investment and operational management capabilities that supports its real estate businesses and platforms in building core competencies throughout the real estate value chain. With this comprehensive stack of capabilities, CapitaLand can optimize the strategies of its listed real estate investment management company CapitaLand Investment, and its private real estate development arm CapitaLand Development; to generate a competitive advantage for its businesses.
CapitaLand places sustainability at the heart of its activities. As a responsible real estate company, CapitaLand contributes to the environmental and social well-being of the communities where it operates, as it provides long-term economic value to its stakeholders.