Leonardo Hotel in Central Europe, the Central European division of the Israeli hotel group Fattal Hotel Group, confirms its strong focus on design, demonstrated in each new opening or renovation. Leonardo Hotels Central Europe continues to pursue its development and expansion goals in the Italian market as well, looking for new projects to strengthen its presence with a unique approach to design that reflects the commitment to guarantee continuity while implementing the elements’ premises at all hotels.
LHCE Look & Feel is the heart of LHCE’s hotel design philosophy, which reflects the identities of each of the four brands and is characterized by timelessness and flamboyant palettes. Each Leonardo Hotel is different, unique, with elements inspired by the local identity that binds it even more to the city it is located in, giving life to an urban hotel with a unique style.
The original design concept is the work of interior designer Andreas Neudahm, who has dedicated himself to both new LHCE projects and renovations, and managed to transform each Leonardo Hotels structure into a “temporary home” for the traveler with the characteristics of local identity. His “timeless research” approach moves away from the most obvious trends, maintaining a timeless and accessible look so that everyone feels comfortable, as well as reflecting the real needs of travelers and those who are there for work.
The common areas are inspired by the concept of Open Lobby. The architectural features of each hotel blend in with the city in which it is located. This mix of features and styles at each hotel is what makes Leonardo’s design so special. The open lobby is the focal point of any Leonardo Hotel, the heart of the structure, a place where all the areas, the reception, the bar, the lobby and the restaurant (as well as the work spaces) come together in one. ‘Other things. Here guests can immerse themselves in the hotel’s lively atmosphere or relax in the quieter rooms.
A distinctive element of the Open Lobby is the hybrid spaces: large areas with small separate spaces that allow you to concentrate and relax at the same time – whether it is to concentrate on work, whether it is to enjoy a holiday – in an inviting and colored with elegant interior accessories.
The German designer, one of the most renowned hotel designers in Europe, and his team have created projects for more than 90 structures in Leonardo Hotels Central Europe and the group to which it belongs, the Fattal Group. The projects from all five Italian hotels belonging to the Leonardo family, including Leonardo Hotel Milan City Center, NYX Hotel Milan, Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rome Termini, Leonardo Royal Hotel Venice Mestre, Leonardo Hotel Verona, have been completely followed by him.
Andreas Neudahm he comments on his approach: “An important aspect of my work is to be on the field. I perceive the spaces visually, I pay attention to the acoustics, the smells and the sensation of the surfaces, as well as the attitude to life that is perceived in that place. What kind of city is it, what neighborhood is it, how do people live here? All of this flows into my creative process. Often, as a presumed foreigner, I am able to grasp the special conditions and nuances of a place in a completely different way than a person who lives there every day. I delve deeply into the culture of places and their history in order to translate them into design “.
This is the same concept used on the group’s five Italian properties: “In Italy, lightness, the famous” dolce vita “are clearly perceived almost everywhere. The carefree and positive attitude to life, a certain nonchalance and interpersonal exchange is not just a myth I like to immerse myself in the Italian atmosphere and translate it into a timeless design concept. Strong colors reflect the joy of life, high quality, but minimalist furniture in the rooms creates a feeling of large spaces. I think Rome, Verona, Milan and Venice is a very special city. ”, Neudahm continues,“ They are everywhere of significant historical significance, still conveying a certain lightness, each in its own way ”.
All these elements are fundamental to the design of the rooms, the choice of materials, shapes and colors. The artistic motifs, each with characteristic elements, also ensure a clear connection with the destination.
The designer’s approach is very much influenced by our country and by the sensations he experienced here: “I consider Italy as the birthplace of design and aesthetics, and the country speaks the same language as me when it comes to design. For almost all my projects, not just the Italian ones, I like working closely with local suppliers as they share the same standards as me in terms of quality and design interpretation. High-quality products and techniques, such as spatula techniques such as Stucco Antico and the ability to paint ceiling frescoes in the traditional way: that is what characterizes Italian craftsmanship. “
Existing structures are an increasing challenge, as the circumstances of design must also be taken into account. The desire to design creative, welcoming and at the same time functional environments is easier to achieve on a “blank canvas” than when there are already some restrictions imposed by the building and architecture. In this case, more creative solutions are often needed to create a comfortable interior for both guests and staff. While a Leonardo Royal, like the one from Venice Mestre, is more classic and the theme of luxurious and timeless elegance is hard lived, the NYX Hotels by Leonardo Hotels brand is younger, fresher and livelier – and a little cheeky.