Design showcase: Top five ceilings

by | 11 Aug 2021 | Design

We profile a handpicked selection of hotels, from Berlin to Montreal, that elevate the guest experience through their innovative ceiling designs in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN feature.

The ceiling, also known as the ‘fifth wall’, can have a variety of roles in interior design. Apart from the usual one (hiding roof construction details), it can support or lead an entire design concept.

Clever concepts that raise the roof

While most ceilings are meant to disappear and fade into the guest’s field of view, today’s list of five ceiling designs was selected for taking advantage of that blank-canvas opportunity.

There’s W Montreal for its unforgettable textured ceiling reminiscent of the waves of the surrounding waters of Montreal, highlighted by spot-on rounded light installations.

JW Marriot Marco Island Beach Resort for its one-ok-a-kind wooden structure that dwells amongst mountains, rock formations and topographic landscapes.

Holiday Inn Resort Maoshan Hot-Spring for its backlit ceiling installation that places guests below a mesmerising and soothing canopy.

Nhow Berlin for its bold and colourful sculptural ceiling piece that makes the fuchsia accents from the rug and seats pop even more.

And 25Hours Hotel The Circle for its magnificent concentric-circle ceiling design that not only acts as the axis of the front desk area but also dialogues perfectly with the floor and, of course, the name of the hotel.

W Montreal

by Sid Lee Architecture

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

by EoA

Holiday Inn Resort Maoshan Hot-Spring

Jurong, China
by HBA – Hong Kong

Imagery: © Moris Moreno

Nhow Berlin

by Karim Rashid

Imagery: © Cem Guenes

25hours Hotel the Circle

by Studio Aisslinger
supplied by Laufen

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