For Greek Cypriot art collector Dakis Joannou, New Hotel has been a true labor of love. After picking apart the tired Olympic Palace Hotel, built circa 1958, he set about restructuring it piece-by-piece without actually discarding anything. A perfect collaboration then, with Brazilian visionaries Humberto and Fernando Campana bringing their signature style. The brothers have earned a reputation for creating living art from cast-offs and spares, and you can see their mark throughout the New Hotel in everything from the stacked timber surface features to the custom designed furniture and lashings of their most iconic pieces, like Favela chair originally designed for Edra (below).
History has been melded into every facet of the design, like the chairs and doors that were salvaged from the old property to reappear as artistic features throughout. New Hotel has an intensely visual aesthetic that engages the guest by making them feel like they are a part of the vivid in-room installations. It stirs the senses with three separate interior design concepts, each inspired by Greek culture, in a stunning example of design and culture colliding.
New Hotel is a member of the Design Hotels collection.