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AD: The Best-Designed New Hotels of 2020

Publication: Architectural Digest

Published: December 17, 2019

Written By: Charu Suri

Charu Suri covers Architectural Digest’s favorite properties for 2020, each exhibiting exceptional design, sense of place, and style. This year’s list includes Camp Sarika by Amangiri, for which Luxury Frontiers completed architectural and interior design.

“The preeminent design hotel of 2020 is difficult to describe in just one word or phrase. Our newest annual list is curated with something for everyone. Architect Lord Norman Foster (who designed the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center that made our 2019 list) describes the hotels of the future as places that are all about lifestyles—inviting the community to become a part of the property.

‘Previously, hotels were more static, fortress-like, and off-putting,’ Lord Foster tells AD, adding that unique vantage points are what make hotels exciting these days. ‘You need architecture that is calming, not shouting at you.’ Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, president of Fischer Travel Enterprises, whose clients always look for something special, says that affluent travelers are seeking hotels and destinations with purpose and meaning, where lifelong memories can be created.”

Camp Sarika by Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah

“Sarika debuts in April in the high desert surrounded by mesas and the raw wilderness of the Utah landscape. Homi Vazifdar, chief executive officer of the Canyon Group, which developed the resort, describes the experience as ‘the highest form of luxury in a tented environment: It is a tent, but it is not really a tent.’ The tents are manufactured in South Africa [coordinated] by Luxury Frontiers and designed for the harsh environment: very cold winters, very hot summers, and strong winds in May. With only [10] keys and private plunge pools, Sarika (which is a five-minute drive away from the main Amangiri resort) emphasizes roominess and privacy; accommodations are furnished from 30 different vendors.”

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