Forth Bagley, Josh Chaiken, and Marianne Kwok shared their recommendations for hotels around the world in Phaidon’s recent publication.
The three designers joined more than 250 of the world’s leading architects in naming their favorite hotels across various categories, with insider tips about renowned destinations and undiscovered gems. With 1,200 listings in more than 100 countries, the guide aims to be the ideal travel resource for architects and design-conscious readers worldwide. Categories include favorite desert hotel, hotel you wish you’d designed, best kept secret, and more.
Bagley, Chaiken, and Kwok have considerable experience with their own hospitality projects. Principal Forth Bagley is the designer of the recently opened Rosewood Bangkok, as well as WF Central, home to the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing in Beijing. Principal Josh Chaiken has designed Tokyo’s Otemachi Tower, home to the five-star Aman Hotel, and Shanghai’s Langham and Andaz Xintiandi, among others. Director Marianne Kwok is the lead designer of One Shenzhen Bay, a complex that includes six high-end residential towers, an office tower and a central tower comprising offices, serviced apartments and a Raffles hotel.
The collection is edited by Sarah Miller, the former editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveller in the UK, India, and China and former European Editor of Travel + Leisure. The volume joins other Phaidon guidebook collections, such as Where Chefs Eat.
Learn more about Where Architects Sleep, and order a copy here.