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Dramatic Designs: B2Hotel's Library Lounge and Wine Bar

Posted by Melanie Nayer  May 7, 2012 06:14 AM

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What makes a hotel "cool"? What are the designs and details that stop you in your tracks when you walk into a hotel, and just stare in awe thinking, "where did they come up with that?!" Every week I'll showcase a hotel with just that material thinking in mind.

Dramatic Designs will run every Monday and will show you some of the most amazing amenities and ambiances that sit within hotels around the world, making them the 'hot-spots' inside the hotel, adding that extra bit of character to the hotel's public space.

I'm kicking off the Dramatic Designs series with a boutique hotel in Zurich, the B2Hotel. This hotel was formerly the Hürlimann brewery, founded in 1836. The brewery soon became the largest brewery in Switzerland before the 1900s. Today, the brewery building is now a boutique hotel that just opened in March, has a total of 60 rooms and suites and direct access to the Thermal Bath & Spa Zurich. But it's the hotel's library that garnered today's spotlight.

The Lobby lounge and wine bar has 30,000 books and three chandeliers made entirely from hundreds of empty wine bottles.


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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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