Bespoke Bedrooms: A Few of Our Favorite Interiors

April 3, 2024 by Hidden Doorways

Sure, vacationing is about where you go and who you go with, but for certain travelers, it’s also very much about what lies in wait behind the hotel room door. Whether it’s a Japanese-themed treehouse or a capital city suite with a beguiling difference, start and end every day on the right side of the bed with these world-class boudoirs.

At Son Net: Grand Son Net Suite

Every inch of this Spanish country house resort is dripping in opulence with the designer behind it (Lorenzo Castillo) being briefed to unleash his maximalist exuberance. But, to check into a room that is head and shoulders above the rest then look no further than the Grand Son Net Suite. Eyes up and there’s a carved wood ceiling that will make any guest’s jaw drop. Eyes down and follow the path to the suite’s carved stone terrace suspended over the hotel’s fountain and looking onto Palma’s mountainous landscape. Eyes all around and bit by bit begin to absorb the astonishing level of decadent detail poured into this place. Twin canopy beds make residents feel as though they’ve gone back in time and the gigantic sitting and dining room means they might find themselves ordering room service from Son Net’s delectable Mar&Duix restaurant from sunrise to sunset.

At Twin Farms: Treehouse Sleeps 

Luxury Vermont resort Twin Farms’ eight Japanese-themed treehouses speak to both the child and discerning adult in everyone. Designed by Michaelis Boyd (the architects and designers behind global getaway sensation Soho Farmhouse amongst others), they interpreted the vision of Twin Farms’ owners to embrace the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi where the imperfections of nature are celebrated. Mushroom wood cladding full of knots and crags; a calming color palette nuanced with nature-found hues of lavender, dusky pink, and celadon; and grand windows that frame the landscape and tree canopy beyond mean guests feel completely held by Mother Nature during their treehouse escape. From king-size bed to bathtub, wherever treehouse dwellers decide to rest, they’ll feel as though they’re in their own perfectly formed nest ready to take flight into the world below at their leisure. 

At The Dolder Grand: Maestro Suite

An award-winning two-bedroom suite at Zurich’s five-star resort, The Dolder Grand, here guests have their very own fairytale tower. The Maestro Suite is one of four presidential suites, each with its own butler and limousine service ready to whisk guests to wherever their heart desires. Decor-wise, expect the best of old and the smartest of new with cool gray color palettes and crystal chandeliers spread across two floors of generous space. In terms of living spaces, there’s a library, an outdoor terrace, and a private sauna but perhaps the best bit is the circular dining room where world-class private dining experiences unfold nightly if desired. Step beyond the suite though and the hotel’s two Michelin-starred The Restaurant is ready to nourish the soul and the mind because here, imaginations truly can run wild. 

At Shinta Mani Wild: Butterfly Tent 

Ask your clients how they feel about zip-lining their way to their room. It’s not for everyone, admittedly, and there are of course jeep and by foot options for entering Shinta Mani Wild, but there’s something about the thrill of flight in a Cambodian jungle resort that very much adds to the spirit of adventure here. Where two rushing rivers dovetail, the luxury camp’s Butterfly Tent is captivating to say the least, named so because of the extraordinary number of fluttering friends that meet here daily. A magnificent safari-style suite that’s decorated with plenty of artistic odes to butterflies, there’s a king-size four-poster bed to kick back in, a wraparound veranda to wind down on, a roll-top bath to sink into, and even an ice cream freezer to indulge in. 

At The Fifth Avenue Hotel: Flaneur Suite 

Condé Nast Traveler called The Fifth Avenue Hotel ‘a Renaissance-style mansion turned jewel-box hotel,’ and we aren’t about to disagree. The very same description applies to its Flaneur Suite, one of the 153 impeccably bedrooms decorated by lover-of-the-ornate, Martin Brudnizki. The vision shared between him and the hotel’s owner Alex Ohebshalom is of the artistic spirit French literary figure, Baudelaire, particularly the idea of the curious wanderer, the flâneur with a suite named after that very soul. Like much of the hotel, the Flaneur Suite is all about Gilded Age glamour and a sense of well-heeled travel. Tasseled ottomans, inlaid side tables, wardrobes akin to Chinese cabinets, Murano glass chandeliers, and layered textiles combining tiger stripes with oversized florals will leave guests in complete awe as they pad around their penthouse suite that’s modeled on a grand study complete with king bedroom, sitting and dining rooms, a spa-style bathroom and powder room plus a palatial terrace to take in the unforgettable New York skyline.

At SUJÁN The Serai: Royal Tented Suite

In the mystical land of India’s Jaisalmer is a breathtakingly beautiful resort inspired by the royal caravan sites of fabled Rajputana. SUJÁN The Serai is a haven of peace with 21 luxurious tented rooms to pick from, but it’s the Royal Tented Suite that especially steals hearts promising a taste of complete majesty as the name suggests. The only accommodation of its type, guests will enjoy their own exclusive-use massage area, outdoor heated plunge pool, plus dining and lounge tents where a private butler will take care of every wish and want, all within the privacy of a walled encampment for complete seclusion. The royal treatment indeed.

At The Fife Arms: Royal Suites

In Scotland’s most aristocratic region of Perthshire (the royal family’s summer bolthole, Balmoral is just 15 minutes away FYI) is a hideaway renowned amongst the design-conscious: The Fife Arms. Filled with impressive artworks and a treasure trove of interior decor delights, with a stay in one of the Royal Suites your clients can close their eyes and pretend they really are of noble descent. Freestanding copper bathtub? Check. Separate sitting room? Check. Antique furniture from times gone by? Check. Royal story to tell? Check. And by the latter we mean that each of the suites is named after a notable figure in Braemar’s history with a fitting tale told via its dress and details. 

At The Beaumont: ROOM by Antony Gormley

A stay in the heart of London’s The Beaumont can only be topped by requesting one of its signature suites. Enter the mysteriously named ROOM. Designed by famed British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley, to call this suite one’s own is to sleep within the dark, cave-like interior of the giant Gormley sculpture that occupies the front entrance of the hotel — a stainless steel crouching figure based on his own body. A fascinating concept that draws on Gormley’s expertise in space and the human form, the idea is to give guests a chance to withdraw from the busy outside world and slip into a meditative state. Nine white marble steps lead to a dark oak-paneled bedroom with a pure white marble bathroom hiding behind a black velvet curtain. The space is purposefully small — just four meters square but with a towering 10-meter-high ceiling so it feels both intimate and open with a captivating view of the sky to encourage big dreams.

At The Inn of the Five Graces: Luminaria Villa

With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, five woodturning fireplaces plus patios and balconies facing both south and north, its designers Ira and Sylvia Seret have every possible desire covered in their New Mexico nirvana. The sense of space is luxurious no question, but the charm and character borne out of Luminaria Villa’s decor is what really ignites the spirit of the place. Hand-carved cabinetry and hand-painted tiles decorate the villa’s chef’s kitchen and breakfast nook while the living area has a hand-painted Tibetan cathedral ceiling with silk embroidered accents — and that’s just the beginning…

At Micato Safaris: Star Beds

When is a bespoke bedroom not a bespoke bedroom? When it’s not a bedroom at all. Intrigued? Just wait then until you tell clients about the Star Bed experience with Micato Safaris, where they arrange a safe, secluded open-air vaulted bed for safari goers to sleep under a blanket of stars. Typically designed as an extension of guests’ cabins and cottages, with one simple request, their four-poster bed is wheeled out under the night sky with only a gossamer mosquito net between them and the twinkling constellations above to be traced until heavy lids close – no sheep-counting needed here, just star-gazing.