The Hamlet — Geneva, Switzerland
As apartment rentals continue to flourish in the hospitality world, so too does the the design nous traditionally associated with hotels. Case in point is The Hamlet, a series of studios, and single and two-bedroom apartments split across a restored 18th century townhouse in Geneva’s Old Town.
Quietly furnished with an impressive collection of design classics, each of the 16 spaces is the vision of co-founders Christoph and Tara Wondraczek, who joined forces with Vitra’s design team.
The result is a collection of spaces dressed with standout pieces by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé and Jasper Morrision. Oak parquet floors, large bay windows, original cornicing and artwork by Lynne Hacking create an inviting home-from-home vibe, which is further underlined with fully equipped kitchens and well-appointed bathrooms, which feature walk-in showers and Vola taps, as well as a seemingly bottomless supply of Aesop products.
On the first floor, The Square offers a space for guests to work, relax and interact, while The Library presents peace in the shape of an intimate nook accompanied by cosy sofas and Jean Prouvé furniture.
With daily yoga and Pilates on offer, along with locally produced food at The Épicerie, The Hamlet is an all-purpose design hub in the heart of city.§