5 Unique Hotel Designs

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Here at iola, many of our rattan furniture designs are inspired by nature or even beautiful buildings (note, our Rattan Sail Bed Lounger was inspired by the beautiful Sydney Opera House!). The most unusual of all our designs, however, is the stunning Hanging Egg Chair. This hanging dome chair is without a doubt an extremely unique design which stands out from the crowd, and has been the frequent recipient of interest in the design world. The gorgeous hanging dome design is truly unique and modern and can actually be found in some extremely executive hotels around the world. 

egg chair

 

We at iola are clearly fans of the unique and innovative when it comes to interior design, so we decided to bring you 5 of the most unique hotel designs from around the world, inspired by our innovative hanging egg chair! 

 

1. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada 

These suspended tree houses are a truly magical design based in the rainforest of Vancouver Island, Canada. 

 

2. The Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden 

Incredible hotel constructed entirely from ice. Every year 500 artists flock to Sweden to rebuild this phenomenal hotel, thus every year it is slightly different!

 

3. Kakslauttannen Glass Igloo Village Resort, Finland 

A stunning collection of glass igloos in Finland, perfect for viewing the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights in peak season. 

 

4. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Africa 

A luxury hotel in Nairobi where giraffes roam freely, encouraged to pop their heads through the window for a head rub or some delicious treats! 

 

5. Poseidon Underwater Resort, Fiji

A luxury resort built entirely underwater with the most astonishing views of the depths of the ocean.

 

Which is your favourite unique hotel design? Do you prefer a more traditional establishment? Let us know @iola_NZ on Twitter. 

Our Top 5 Hotel Views

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iola supply our luxury rattan furniture to 5* hotel establishments all over the world, which means we are naturally appreciative of an exquisite hotel design. However, we also understand that sometimes even the most beautiful of hotel architecture and design can be compromised by a less than desirable location or view, and similarly a fairly average hotel design can be accentuated by a wonderful location. One of the best parts of any holiday is taking a moment to relax and reflect whilst admiring a breathtaking view - no matter where in the world you are. 

Curling up on some beautiful furniture in front of an outstanding view is a real privilege, and we've scoured the net for some of our favourite hotel views out there. Here are 5 of the most gorgeous hotel views where we would love to see some of our beautiful rattan loungers for the ultimate relaxation out there. 

1. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco 

2. St Regis Hotel, Bora Bora 

3. InterContinental Hotel, Hong Kong 

4. Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy 

5. St Regis Deer Valley Park, Utah 

We'd love to see our gorgeous Sail Bed Lounger in any of these stunning locations - we could sit for hours and take it all in. What do you think? Tweet us and let us know. 

Photos from Recent Projects

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Our outdoor furniture designs have been used in all kinds of settings all over the world, and we're very proud of this fact. From five-star luxury resorts to laid-back beach bars, our stunning rattan creations fit in almost anywhere; to prove it, here are some photos from our most recent projects...

 

Outdoor dining sets

Our dining sets look amazing in the shadow of this lovely-looking hotel!

 

Sun loungers on the beach

These bespoke sun loungers are perfect for a quick (or not-so-quick) sunbathing session.

 

Dining area

More dining sets, though this time they're set against a leafy green backdrop. Who wouldn't love to enjoy a late breakfast here?

 

Rattan furniture by the beach

 And if you'd prefer a cool drink by the beach, you'll love this final photo. Our rattan chairs provide an exquisite place to relax after a dip in the sea!

If you are interested in using iola NZ's rattan furniture products for your projects, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

5 Places We'd Love To Dine!

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Here at Iola we're passionate about furniture. Our luxury rattan furniture is hand crafted for your comfort and pleasure, with each individual piece transforming your home or commercial property. Our dining sets in particular can be found in some of the most incredible hotel establishments in the world, and frequenting many a property. Our dining sets have been designed to heighten your outdoor dining experience by eating in luxury and comfort, but of course, a truly spectacular view can impact your dining experience in the most wonderful of ways. We've scoured the internet to find some locations we'd simply love to dine at with the most stunning views - before turning the focus on some of our own dining sets and how they can enhance your dining experience. 

1. This stunning location in Paris 

This beautiful view is the perfect mood setter for a stunning dinner in the heart of Paris - we'd love to be wined and dined here! 

2. A breathtaking cave restaurant in Jamaica

A truly phenomenal dining experience is when you experience something new and wonderful in an outstanding location. You can't get much more unique than this stunning cave setting, can you?

3. This absolutely breathtaking Bali beach paradise

If being in gorgeous Bali wasn't enough - imagine a culinary experience with this setting! Truly remarkable

3. Romance and culture from a balcony in Florence 

Watching the sun set as you dine in this stunning Italian location would be a true once in a lifetime experience 

5. Thrill-seeking on a cliff top in China 

Though perhaps not the most aesthetically beautiful of locations, it is undeniable that this dining experience would be out of this world for more reasons than one! The terrifying location in the incredible setting is an absolute must if ever possible! 

Though we may not always have the resources or the time to dine in this wonderful and wild locations, what we can do is purchase outdoor dining furniture so exquisite and beautiful that every meal enjoyed within the comfort of our own homes is an experience in itself! Our range of outdoor dining sets are hand crafted to perfection and all have unique designs and looks to complement a variety of interior design tastes and styles. The Folio Dining Set, for example, contains chairs carefully shaped and moulded to resemble leaves - a truly unique touch to your outdoor dining experience.  

rattan dining set

Folio Dining Set 

We have a dining set for every design taste and really believe that iola can transform your home or commercial property for the better. To view our gorgeous range of outdoor dining sets click here