Luxury hotel bars have long had a reputation for offering over-priced, unremarkable cocktails, frequented only by guests too tired or unadventurous to brave the streets of a new city in search of anything better. But over the last few years, a wave of incredible new hangouts have come onto the scene to change the way we view luxury hotels amenities and even the contract furniture, taking modern bar chairs as an example.
For proof, look no further than our favorites in Rome, London, New York, Tianjin, and see how this bar furniture collection can shape your future kitchen makeover! Time for a little of anarchy perhaps…
LONDON EDITION HOTEL
London Edition’s premiere restaurant is under the direction of executive chef Jason Atherton and hosts 140 guests, serving guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner. tub chairs in the front of the space create a café-like setting, while banquettes in chestnut mohair and taupe leather and round, rift cut bleached oak tables define the central dining area. Two large custom bronze chandeliers inspired by NYC’s grand central station scale down the original 5.5 meter (18-foot) ceilings to make the space more intimate, paired with custom leather upholstered modern bar chairs are the real deal! Yabu Pushelberg was in charge of Berners Tavern bar design and decoration.
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In the heart of Gorky Gorod in Sochi, Russia, Sochi Casino & Resort was born. Decorated in partnership with White House Concept Store, the outstanding decoration puts aside any doubts about the wonderful skills of this interior design studio. The talented designers from White House Concept Store are inspired by contemporary aesthetics, using eclectic pieces to encompass the best of several styles.
THE KENSINGTON LONDON
K Bar makes an excellent first impression, styled as a classy gentleman’s club: deep oak bookcases and wood paneling, soft furnishings in a palette of olive and navy, leather wingback modern bar chairs and velvet couches. A collection of heritage sport artwork adds to the masculine feel, while crystal chandeliers twinkle overhead and brass accents on the bar catch the eye.
Koket’s artisans have masterfully captured the alluring essence of an enchanted forest with this dining chair. Its antique gilded branch-like structure can’t help but mesmerize the beholder. Upholstered in lux velvet, complimenting a cast brass oxidized gold plated frame. Toronto is a hidden gem regarding lavish and luxurious bar interior ideas, by given the example of AKIRA BACK designed by Studio Munge.
NEW YORK EDITION HOTEL
A seductively backlit bar crafted with local walnut. A Venetian-style ceiling with painted beams. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Madison Square Park. An inviting fireplace. A dramatic staircase. At the Lobby Bar, sophistication is evident at first glance. All the hotel furniture and its modern bar chairs are well above hotel lobby bar decor you’re used to seeing! David Rockwell set a dramatic and lush contemporary seating inviting you for vibrant conversations!
MIAMI EDITION HOTEL
The chicest Miami bar spot! The black walnut-paneled Matador Bar dominates the entrance of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room, in the Edition Hotel Miami Beach. At the solid walnut floating bar at the center of the room, or in the lounge at a banquette covered in soft jewel-toned velvet, enjoy cocktails crafted by the Matador Bar’s tenured barmen with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. These leather modern bar chairs with backs are the real “buzz”.
SAINT REGIS TIANJIN
With a cosmopolitan and deeply masculine setting, The St. Regis Bar will become Tianjin’s favorite after-work meeting place where friends and colleagues can relax while enjoying a “Jin Mary”. The modern bar chairs in velvet are the last piece of resistance of its bar furniture.
SAINT REGIS ROME
Half the reason for coming to Le Grand Bar is to see the inside of one of Rome’s Grand Dame hotels. Its location, a five-minute walk from the Termini train station, makes it a handy spot to grab a quick drink before catching a train. The bar itself was recently refurbished. It’s bright and richly furnished with antiques and a comfortable gray velvet modern bar chairs.
Kelly is a bar stool inspired in the curved and sculpted arches from the bar in the classic movie Casablanca. The body is a full piece of polished brass and features a low black, a foot rail and brown leather on the seat. Besides being stylish, it is made to endure and be comfortable at the same time.