iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces

iris ceramica group revamps Iceland Parliament Hotel

 

In the heart of Reykjavik, the newly inaugurated Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, emerges as more than just a luxury accommodation, but as a journey through time, blending historical references and memories with contemporary design. The hotel complex is exclusively dressed with surfaces from Iris Ceramica Group‘s sub-brands Ariostea, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Iris Ceramica, and SapienStone. From the reception desk to the sauna in the basement, the porcelain stoneware surfaces of the Italian company marry the Icelandic style with contemporary elegance.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
the Iceland Parliament Hotel is exclusively dressed with surfaces from Iris Ceramica Group’s sub-brands

all images courtesy of Iris Ceramica Group

 

 

every space is elevated with the company’s high-end surfaces

 

The Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has been inaugurated to skilfully combine history, cultural heritage, architecture and contemporary design. The project is presented as a multi-faceted portrait of Reykjavik, with the aim of telling visitors a story of comfort, sophistication, curiosity and a sense of belonging. In this story, the Iris Ceramica Group brands – Ariostea, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Iris Ceramica, and SapienStone – play a crucial role. From FMG’s Quarzite to Iris Ceramica’s Pietra di Basalto for public areas, each collection was chosen for its strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
Ariostea, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Iris Ceramica, and SapienStone play a crucial role in telling the story of the renovated Hotel

 

 

The main floor, open to the public and measuring over 500 sq.m., is divided into two separate areas. FMG Quarzite and Iris Ceramica Pietra di Basalto, the stone-effect porcelain stoneware collections with a velvety appearance, were used on the floors in the gallery open to the public, featuring a large staircase designed to host exhibitions and offer spaces for conversation.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
the main floor, open to the public and measuring over 500 sq.m

 

 

In the adjacent reception area, the language is reversed: here, where clients need privacy to discuss prices or request reserved information, the reception desk and load-bearing columns are covered in the paler shades of Ariostea Fragmenta Full Body Grigio Luminoso. In a harmonious colour contrast, Black Marquinia – again by Ariostea – elegantly customises the frames around the lift shafts. In the Hjá Jóni restaurant, the rigorous, geometrical forms of a large island used as a counter stands out for the green marble texture of MaxFine Connemarble Irish, with its shading running from dark to pale with clear white grains. Again on the ground floor, in the Telebar, SapienStone Alpi Chiaro Venato helps to create a pleasantly intimate atmosphere, embellishing the bar counter top.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
the reception desk and load-bearing columns are covered in the paler shades of Ariostea Fragmenta Full Body Grigio Luminoso

 

 

In the basement there is a large luxury spa including a thermal area, sauna and steam bath, as well as cabins for massages and wellness treatments. Creating a welcoming, intimate and sophisticated atmosphere, FMG Quarzite and Iris Ceramica Pietra di Basalto express a harmonious, natural feeling with their low reflectivity. Covering the various rooms, the large FMG MaxFine slabs add powerful patterns to the space. Marmi MaxFine Travertino cover the walls of the reception, the drinking station, the changing rooms and toilets, massage cabins and geo-thermal whirlpool tub with simple charm.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
the large luxury spa area in the basement

 

 

MaxFine Amazonite adds a sense of peace and well-being with its streaks of green, white and grey, giving a strong identity to the steam bath, cold-jet rooms, reception counter and rear wall. Completing the spa, a bold and sophisticated lounge marked by the sinuous, enigmatic movements of MaxFine Onice Malaga slabs. Finally, in the fitness area, the accesses to the facilities were customised with dark metal reflections from the FMG Iron Black collection.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
in the basement there is a large luxury spa including a thermal area, sauna and steam bath, as well as cabins for massages and wellness treatments

 

 

In the hotel room bathrooms, FMG MaxFine White Calacatta was chosen to cover the walls, inside the showers and around the baths with its elegant luminosity and delicate weave, while the Iris Ceramica Pietra di Basalto collection was chosen for the floors. As in the lobby, Ariostea Fragmenta Full Body was used in the main suite, measuring over 120 sq.m. with a 360-degree view over the city. The full-body technology, in which the pattern runs through the full thickness of the slab, was used to create elements with visible edges that blend naturally into the setting.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
FMG MaxFine White Calacatta was chosen to cover the walls of the bathrooms

 

 

The result is a luxury hospitality facility that is also an ode to the city of Reykjavik and its history. Based on a philosophy blending Icelandic style with contemporary elegance, the hotel was designed to pay homage to the wonderful backdrop of the island, a synthesis of the country’s traditions and the most sophisticated furnishing solutions.

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
the result is a luxury hospitality facility that is also an ode to the city of Reykjavik

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
the newly inaugurated Iceland Parliament Hotel emerges as a journey through time, blending historical references and memories with contemporary design

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the main ground floor is divided into two separate areas

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
each collection was chosen for its strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal

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Iris Ceramica Group turns the Iceland Parliament Hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
in the Hjá Jóni restaurant, the large island used as a counter stands out for the green marble texture of MaxFine Connemarble Irish

iris ceramica group turns iceland parliament hotel into a canvas for its luxurious surfaces
Ariostea Fragmenta Full Body was used in the main suite

 

 

 

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project info:

 

name: Iceland Parliament Hotel (Curio Collection by Hilton)

hotel group: Berjaya Iceland Hotels

ceramic surfaces: Iris Ceramica Group (Ariostea, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Iris Ceramica)

project architect – Freyr Frostason

leading architect & interior designer: Paolo Gianfrancesco

coordination: THG Arkitektar

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