The hotel lobby is a space of passage and partaking, of grandeur and one-to-one exchange. Like the very first note in a musical score, it sets the tone for all that is to come and is the finishing note of perfect resolution.
Touchpoint of service
Beyond setting the tone with its distinctive interior, the lobby is also an important touchpoint of service. It is where guests become orientated before their stay, or where others stop by temporarily for a drink and a moment of calm. Describing Hotel Eden’s library-themed La Libreria, Architectural Digest notes: “You won’t even have to put down your book to get a drink a trolley makes its way around the space, where bartenders will craft cocktails tableside.”
Far from the constant motion of travel and the bustle of urban streets, a hotel lobby is a place of civility.
It is an invitation to have seat, relax, and enjoy your stay.
The 20 Best Hotel Lobbies in the World
“There may be no greater indicator of a hotel’s quality than the lobby,” writes Ryan Smith in Architectural Digest’s early 2019 article entitled ‘The 20 Best Hotel Lobbies in the World’. Dorchester Collection properties Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Hotel Eden in Rome and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris ranked seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
True to its extraordinary city, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is no ordinary hotel. Here, on the prestigious avenue Montaigne, the tree-lined boulevard of French fashion, our hotel proudly offers guests the very best of Paris.Discover more
An authentic Roman spirit infuses this radiant hotel, alive with the stories of a legendary city and the hospitality of its remarkable people.Discover more
Hotel Principe di Savoia
Welcome to impeccable service and authentic Italian charm. With its exceptional standards of hospitality and care, Hotel Principe di Savoia embodies the true spirit of Milan, where it stands out as a landmark of true luxury.Discover more
© Yaffa Assouline for Collect magazine N°25
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