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Austrian spa hotel chucks out the chintz

Construction starts this month on a building which should banish the stuffy, over-upholstered and pastel-decorated image of the large international hotel. Pringle Brandon Botschi has designed this 300-bed hotel in the Austrian spa town of Loipersdorf for Intercontinental. With not a seascape or pressed flower in sight, the design has a modern, sleek appearance. Most revolutionary for a large hotel are the bedrooms, which have timber floors and detailing and wooden blinds. Glazed sliding ...

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