This pyramid-shaped glass building could very well shape the way we will live
We have been guilty of pigeonholing all things futuristic in a somewhat-cynical glass and steel bucket. But that was until we came across the spectacularly put together Hotel Éclat Beijing. To say, that it blew our mind wouldn't do it justice. It is so much more than that.
For starters, it is a master class in how to pair art together, given it houses over a hundred pieces including original sculptures and paintings from greats like Salvador Dali, Pierre Matter, Zhang Guolang, Chen Wen Ling, Andy Warhol, Gao Xiao Wu and Zou Liang among others.
It is part glamorous, part sexy where glittering glass panels meet mirror polished marble flooring, and quirky installations make their presence felt under glitzy neon lights. There is a thing or two to learn here; on how to play the maximalist field while toeing the cutting edge. After all, who doesn’t love a walk down the future?
The lobby is reminiscent of an art gallery with sculptures and installations from some of the biggest artists of this century.
The front desk is clad with mirrors highlighted with neon lighting.
The lounge area is bold in its use of leather and hide along with striking art installation.
The Mad Hatter’s terrace suite is replete with quirky sculptures and splashes of red.
The uber chic Miami suite is complete with dazzling mirror panels, avant-garde lighting and whimsical figurines.
The Presidential suite is fitted with mirror-finish marble flooring, chic chandeliers and a gallery wall of paintings.
Sculpture by Salvador Dali.