The Retreat at Blue Lagoon | Iceland

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon | Grindavík, Iceland

The DNA: It would be impossible for The Retreat at Blue Lagoon‘s interiors to surpass the beauty of the surrounding landscape, so instead they pay homage to it: carpets are grey-blue and moss green; slabs of solidified lava have been broken into rough-hewn bricks to create a signature fireplace or levelled to form a statement bar; decades-old Icelandic ceramics decorate the lobby. It all feels suitably Icelandic, though there are subtle Italian influences too. Furniture comprises pieces by B&B Italia, and Marche-based iGuzzini collaborated with the property to develop “human-centric lighting”. Light installations and fixtures include gently pulsating sun- and moon-like orbs that glow from the ceilings at certain times of day and night. Guests have direct access to a private part of the lagoon.

Seen: archdaily, archilovers, dezeen, thisispaper, Wallpaper*

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 62 rooms & suites (40-60m2) • hotel opened: April 2018 • architecture: Basalt Architects • interior design: Design Group Italia • bathroom amenities: custom ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible

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