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July 17, 2014

Hotel Bathroom Design

From sinks to showers, technological innovations, luxe materials and plenty of space are seamlessly blending form and function.

Today’s hotel bathrooms are more than the sum of their sinks and showerheads. They serve as ultimate sanctuaries, providing the comforts of home or transporting guests to another realm. “We’re seeing more attention to details,” says Kathleen Dauber, a partner at Hirsch Bedner Associates, the world’s largest hotel-design company.

In addition to technological innovations, such as TV screens that turn into mirrors when you approach them, Dauber sees a trend of pulling back on furnishings to make way for open areas. “Space is luxury,” she says.

Fresh air and natural light are prized commodities, as are stunning views of skylines or natural landscapes. Fragmentation of areas within the room according to function is popular, such as separating the salle de bain from the toilet. And curating regional aesthetics and incorporating interesting materials is also top of mind; local supplies and recycled construction resources are layered with classically opulent stone, glass, wood and other substances.

Here are ten hotel bathrooms that cohesively balance utility and beauty.