Curve Appeal

With some of Richard Carr’s recent developments including hotels, such as the £100m regeneration of Salterns Marina Poole, he is always on the lookout for new and innovative hotel designs to inspire his next project.

Design down under

Richard Carr reviews Vibe Hotel

How behind is the UK when it comes to hotel development?

Canberra, in Australia, has recently unveiled its striking new hotel featuring some highly innovative and prominent architectural features – most notably its curved shape.

The Bates Smart – designed Vibe Hotel has drawn comparisons with the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

The airport-based hotel was designed by highly recognised architectural firm Bates Smart, whose vision won them the rights to carry out the building and interior design for the $50m hotel.

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