The summer vacations are here - and finally vacations without Corona restrictions again. Destinations around the world are now beckoning, from vibrant metropolises to dream beaches and undisturbed hideaways. The only question is, where to stay? Do you prefer a hotel or a vacation home? Both have their advantages, but the hotel offers more comfort. If you decide to stay in an architectural gem, you can be happy even before you enter your vacation home. One such gem is the Hotel Pfösl in South Tyrol.

Hotel Pfösl in South Tyrol, photography by © Florian Andergassen

The jewel in the midst of beautiful nature can impress with an impressive list of awards in the field of architecture - here is just a selection: archilovers best project 2017 and 2019, AIT award best interior and architecture 2018, AIT platform sonderpreis hotel archtiektur 2017, Häuser des Jahres 2020 (shortlist), London international creative competition 2019 (shortlist), Bigsee wood award - Ljiubliana 2019, Premio in/architettura 2020 ... Behind all this is a thoughtful, modern architecture, about which the architect couple Michaela Wolf and Gerd Bergmeister say: "A continuation of building in the existing, an integration of the listed barn, a building in the landscape. It is about connections between new and old by means of path clearing and purposefully placed measures, which form a unity with the whole. The landscape becomes the theme, becomes part of the architecture and vice versa. A withdrawal, a search for consciously chosen positions. A disappearance in the landscape. Here, too, the material as a connecting element between old and new, between inside and outside." This describes very well the merging of the new building with the listed structure and surroundings.


Hotel Pfösl in South Tyrol, photography by © Florian Andergassen

Just the right place to finally recharge your batteries after a long lean period. Especially now, after the pandemic years, many long for an all-around soothing vacation, either to really relax again or to finally see something other than their own four walls and the familiar city. In any case, it is pleasant to be accommodated in a good hotel and not have to worry about anything but your own needs.

Let everything fall away from you in the hotel - it's so easy

Check in, forget about your job, responsibilities and everything else - and let yourself be pampered all around. This is not only possible in South Tyrol, but is a general advantage of hotel vacations. Whether it's shopping or making up the bed, cooking or renting a car - that's taken care of by others who are also familiar with the local customs. Many things can be booked before the start of the trip (rental cars, excursions, restaurant visits) and make vacation planning much easier. A nice place to rely on others and give yourself over completely to your vacation is the Ruby Hotel in Düsseldorf.

Ruby Hotel in Düsseldorf, © Ruby Hotel

Here, HPP Architekten have conjured up a stylish welcome ambience on 13 floors from the former Commerzbank high-rise, which is a listed building. To this end, the high-rise was stripped back to its shell and refurbished - including a spacious roof terrace and DGNB Gold certification. In 1998, the building with its style-defining construction and its curtain wall, which is considered the first elemental high-rise façade in Germany, was listed as a historic monument. Particularly striking: the rounded window openings, through which one can enjoy a great view of the Rhine metropolis.

Ruby Hotel in Düsseldorf, © Ruby Hotel

Equally fantastic views of Düsseldorf are offered by the elegant Hyatt Hotel directly at the Medienhafen. A pedestrian bridge connects the hotel on the water with the young trendy district of the popular Medienhafen and the city. In the bathrooms, accessories from emco Bad shine and brighten up the start of the day. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, the hotel offers a wide range of gastronomic options.

Hyatt Hotel in Düsseldorf

No cooking, no cleaning - and always a contact person

And that, after all, is one of the great advantages of staying in a hotel: you don't have to cook, but can feast on what others prepare at the buffet or à la carte. Cocktails are available in the hotel bar - and anyone planning a vacation with children would be well advised to book a hotel with a children's program. If there are problems with the room, pool or food, or if you've suffered a minor injury or need an insider's tip, a hotel complex has a contact person around the clock, as is the case at the Sofitel Frankfurt - here you can relax in the spa area or enjoy the cultural offerings around the hotel. A dedicated team is on hand to answer guests' questions, and entrance mats from emco ensure cleanliness right from the entrance. The impressive Galaxy Casino & Hotels in Macau or the AccorHotels Arena in the French capital Paris are just two of many other tips equipped with emco cleanliness systems.

Sofitel in Frankfurt on the Main

Looking for something special?

If you are looking for a special hotel for your vacation, we recommend the "Cheval Blanc" in Paris, which only opened last year. It is true that many of the well-known brands of the French luxury brand group LVMH are already inextricably linked with Paris - for example, Louis Vuitton, Celine and Dior.

Cheval Blanc in Paris, Fo­to­gra­fie von Alexandre Tabaste, © Cheval Blanc

But the company's hotel brand is now represented in the French capital for the first time. Architect Peter Marino has created a magnificent luxury gem in an Art Deco department store from 1928, originally designed by Henri Sauvage. The interior is filled with valuable vintage furniture, for example by Maria Pergay, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Lurçat.

Cheval Blanc in Paris, Fo­to­gra­fien von Alexandre Tabaste, © Cheval Blanc

The Hotel Liberty in Offenburg boasts award-winning architecture. Historic prison buildings now house a modern luxury hotel. The original function of the walls is present everywhere.

Hotel Liberty in Offenburg, © Hotel Liberty

The industrial-designed rooms naturally meet all the requirements of a 5-star hotel and surprise with precious details - a feast for design lovers. We wish you a wonderful vacation! And if you are still looking for a worthwhile destination, you will find many more exciting references from emco here!

Hotel Liberty in Offenburg, © Hotel Liberty

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