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The Oasia Hotel in the central business district Singapore is by all means and standards a unique project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates. In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion.

The Eden at Spiez near Thunersee is a traditional, superior hotel in an exposed position.

The Eden Spiez, a hotel rich in tradition which had been established already in 1903, was re-opened in 2006 after complete reconstruction. In 2010, a conference centre with parking garage was added, and by the end of 2017, it was transformed into a “Wellness and Enjoyment Hotel”. The basis for this was a comprehensive interior design concept developed by Jaeggi Architekten for a combination of the existing wellness area (inclusive of the panorama indoor swimming pool) with the new facilities. For this, the plans of the office J. Höhn + Partner from Thun provided a two-storey extension adjoining the existing indoor swimming pool.

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The Hotel Neues Tor in Bad Wimpfen was opened in late autumn last year. The hotel comprises 49 guest rooms, with the various suites constituting the main focus of the plan. The public area revolves around a large terrace, featuring various restaurant areas, a bar, and a wellness facility.

According to Olivier Devys, continual innovation is the key to a brand's success. It is therefore only natural that he has chosen to mark the launch of the next generation of the OKKO HOTELS concept with the opening of the chain's Paris Gare de l'Est hotel in the spring of 2019, just 4 years after the public unveiling of its very first establishment.