Andels Lodz Hotel, Poland
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Combining grubby industrialism with bright contemporary frippery is no mean feat, but when it comes to the recently opened Andels Lodz hotel in Poland, Victorian brickwork, industrial machinery and neon light tubes work in surprisingly smooth harmony.
Take a closer look at Poland's latest hotel addition
Once a derelict textile factory, the project has been scrupulously overseen by the Lodz heritage authorities, while the transformation comes courtesy of interior design team, Jestico & Whiles.
With 180 bedrooms and 80 long-stay apartments, the hotel also offers an extensive bar, restaurant and ballroom (the largest in Lodz). The restaurant is all low-hanging pendulum lights, navy features and Payne's grey pillars whilst the endearingly titled Oscar's bar is an open, airy affair - complimented by an abundance of soft under lighting.
Each of the guestrooms is afforded a dramatic sense of space thanks to the soaring industrial era ceilings, and the unfussy redbrick walls are complimented with the odd monochromatic painted surface. Odd splashes of colour find their way in however, with red, lime green and grey fittings throughout.
Aside from all the interior extras and embellishments, the real stars in the Andels crown are the three gigantic balustrades which punch through the hotel's central atrium. Constructed from bright white stacked light consoles, the undulating cones change colour and emit light 24 hours a day - bringing a much needed sense of unity between the sparsely dotted public spaces, guestrooms and leisure areas.