Having been stripped back to their bare architectural bones, these designer restoration dens have their roots in heritage & modernism and are firmly the aged beauties of true hotel interior style. Having risen from often ruinous states to become a unique genre of design hotels, they have stand-alone interiors. It takes a curatorial eye and a great deal of patience, money and passion to turn a derelict building into your dream hotel. Yet rather than trying to “recreate history”, which frankly never really works, these icons have bravely opted for the purest, modernist interior notes. The “look” always comes with a statement of clear design, form, function and calculated simplicity with sleek interior combos of old & modern that are a dramatic and added wow factor of creative discipline.