Bathroom Design Week

When it comes to hotel bathrooms, designers are increasingly blurring the lines between where the bedroom ends and the bathroom starts – resulting in a richer, more joined-up experience for the user. 

Conran & Partners' PURO Kraków Kazimierz. The playful ambience of the bathrooms make them fun, photogenic spaces. Photo: Anna Stathaki / Double Decker

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Conran & Partners' PURO Kraków Kazimierz. The playful ambience of the bathrooms make them fun, photogenic spaces. Photo: Anna Stathaki / Double Decker

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Hotel bathrooms have undergone a transformation, from the efficient, hygienic spaces of yesteryear to more luxurious, indulgent spaces today. The rise of Instagram – and the bathroom selfie phenomenon – means these formerly humble, private spaces have become attractions in their own right.

For Haawe Boutique Hotel, Franz Design has conceived each room – as well as its corresponding bathroom – as a unique expression of Rovaniemi's arctic landscape. Photos: Jani Kärppä Kota Collective Ltd

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For Haawe Boutique Hotel, Franz Design has conceived each room – as well as its corresponding bathroom – as a unique expression of Rovaniemi's arctic landscape. Photos: Jani Kärppä Kota Collective Ltd

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In Haawe Boutique Hotel in the northern Finnish town of Rovaniemi designed by Helsinki-based studio Franz Design, each bathroom – just like each of the hotel's 13 rooms – is different. Each space is inspired by a different aspect of Lapland's arctic landscape – some feature white walls with shard-like decorative reliefs, while others are panelled with dark timber or grey marble. The bathrooms have been designed to take these individual decorative schemes into account, while delivering a high level of comfort throughout the property.

The luxurious bathrooms in Rockwell Group's Equinox Hotel have been designed to make guests' stay in bustling New York City more memorable and relaxing. Photos: Courtesy of Equinox Hotels

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The luxurious bathrooms in Rockwell Group's Equinox Hotel have been designed to make guests' stay in bustling New York City more memorable and relaxing. Photos: Courtesy of Equinox Hotels

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In New York's Equinox Hotel, the designers from Rockwell Group put the emphasis on creating more private spaces into which guests can withdraw after exploring the city. Within the smaller rooms, bathrooms are separated from the main space by sheets of tinted glass, while the suites feature a freestanding bath separated from the main room by a sliding, mirrored door. In both cases, the understated, spa-grade fittings and polished, honey-coloured stone ensure an indulgent experience throughout.

Designed by Space Copenhagen, The Stratford's understated luxury – consisting of spaciousness, craftsmanship and light – is carried from the lobby through to the bathrooms. Photos: Rich Stapleton (top, middle) Joachim Wichmann (bottom)

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Designed by Space Copenhagen, The Stratford's understated luxury – consisting of spaciousness, craftsmanship and light – is carried from the lobby through to the bathrooms. Photos: Rich Stapleton (top, middle) Joachim Wichmann (bottom)

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A brighter, more airy atmosphere pervades The Stratford, a new hotel in east London. Its interior, designed by Danish studio Space Copenhagen, is inspired by mid-century glamour and New York's residential hotels. The common spaces as well as the rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, grey marble and pastel accents. The bathrooms likewise feature expansive panoramic views of this quickly developing part of the city, while pale marble walls and rounded vanity mirrors provide the right surroundings for capturing those coveted, Instagram-worthy moments.

The bathrooms in Conran & Partners' PURO Kraków Kazimierz reflect the hotel's colourful presence in one of the city's most popular, up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Photos: Anna Stathaki / Double Decker

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The bathrooms in Conran & Partners' PURO Kraków Kazimierz reflect the hotel's colourful presence in one of the city's most popular, up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Photos: Anna Stathaki / Double Decker

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Conran & Partners' PURO Kraków Kazimierz is a more contemporary, colourful affair. The hotel features an eclectic mix of modern classics, bold contemporary furniture, bright colours and timber accents. This playful ethos makes it into the bathrooms as well. Containing colourful glazed tiles, corrugated glass partitions and black and white terrazzo sinks, the bathrooms become fun, photogenic spaces. The hotel's spa contains all these elements, but unites them with timber panelling for a more relaxed, communal experience.

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