patricia urquiola designs luxury 'il sereno' hotel on the shores of lake como
 
patricia urquiola designs luxury 'il sereno' hotel on the shores of lake como
dec 10, 2015

patricia urquiola designs luxury 'il sereno' hotel on the shores of lake como


patricia urquiola designs luxury ‘il sereno’ hotel on the shores of lake como
all images courtesy of il sereno

 

 

 

situated on the eastern shore of italy’s lake como, ‘il sereno’ is a luxury five star destination that is set to open in the summer of 2016. conceived by milan-based designer patricia urquiola, the all-suite hotel will have 30 spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the waterfront and the neighboring alps. the development also includes a private beach, an infinity pool, and private transfers via the hotel’s two custom-made riva boats.

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the development includes a private beach and an infinity pool

 

 

 

lush gardens surrounding the hotel have been developed by botanist patrick blanc, while london-based restaurateur giuliano lotto will operate the hotel’s indoor-outdoor restaurant. guests are also able to relax at the full-service spa, situated under original arches dating back centuries.

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lush gardens have been designed by acclaimed botanist patrick blanc

 

 

 

moving away from the faux renaissance and neoclassical style associated with the region, urquiola’s contemporary design results in a relaxed, peaceful sanctuary for guests that draws inspiration from lake como’s culture, lifestyle, and history. the building is largely made from natural materials, with wood, stone, and fabric creating a warm yet current aesthetic. suites at ‘il sereno’ start from €800 per night.

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london-based restaurateur giuliano lotto will operate the hotel’s indoor-outdoor restaurant

patricia urquiola il sereno hotel lake como italy designboom
the building features largely natural materials, including wood, stone, and fabric

  • Lake Como’s shoreline is scattered with some of Europe’s most elegant architecture—from elaborate villas to centuries-old cathedrals to historic villages. This new building, aesthetically out of context, is not a welcome addition.

    Marc David Biffi

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