Luxury Hotel Designers
This month saw the untimely death of the talented designer Zaha Hadid.  She taught us that buildings can be exciting innovative spaces to be in – and brought a special drama to everything she designed. 

The Luxury Travel Bible talks to one of France's leading hotel designers, Jean-Phlippe Nuel.

Istanbul native  Serdar Gülgün  is the quintessential Renaissance man. He is a world-renowned interior designer, Ottoman art collector and expert, international lecturer at Sotherby's and Christie's, historian, and author

Socialite, party organiser and decorator to the stars, Eton-educated Nicky Haslam was the perfect choice as designer to refurbish Le Preverger, the magnificent property in the hills above St Tropez .

Lenny Kravitz

It is no surprise that Kravitz, a style icon himself should be attracted to the creation of beautiful interiors. "Style is someone being themselves," says Kravitz. He isn't new to the world of design, he has owned his own design company, Kravitz Design Inc., since 2003.

Pierre-Yves Rochon

The elegant French architect and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon is one of the hotel industry's most popular interior designers. To date he has designed over 60 hotels, spas and restaurants worldwide with the world's leading luxury hotels queueing for his services.

Virginia Fisher

Virginia Fisher came to the public's attention with her very first project for Huka Lodge, Taupo New Zealand commissioned in 1984. Since then she has made a name creating interiors for some of New Zealand's most luxurious lodges.

Kit Kemp

The self-taught Kit Kemp is the co-founder of Firmdale hotels with her husband Tim. Together they have produced a string of boutique hotels known for their style and originality.

Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck has conquered the hotel design world. His is one of the most famous names in the business. More than anyone else he has left his distinctive mark on 21st century hotel design. Starck began his career as a product designr but expanded into interiors including hotels and restaurants.
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