101 Hotel – Reykjavik, Island

Opened in 2003, 101 Hotel is situated in the oldest part of Reykjavik, next to the Icelandic Opera House and near government and cultural buildings, shops and nightlife.

Though the exterior of 101 Hotel reflects the strength and character of its Icelandic heritage, the interior is about refined modern elegance and stylish comfort. However, in a land of purity – pure air, pure water and pure vegetation – an unapologetic Nordic coolness inevitably pervades the atmosphere of the 101 Hotel.

101 Hotel features 38 spacious rooms, including 5 suites and junior suites. The décor is breathtakingly simple, yet very bold. Clean and sharp white walls contrast with the dark oak wood floors and the matte, glossy black furnishings while the refreshing white Italian bed linen soften the space. Opting for the slightly rustic touch, the open plan design leads straight into the bathroom, where a freestanding bathtub is firmly grounded by metal claw-feet and can be filled to the brim with geothermal water.

Restaurant 101 is one of the trendiest places in town and serves delicious food, featuring a combination of modern Icelandic and international cuisine, with Indian influences. The cocktail bar Lounge Bar 101 is the central gathering point both for guests and locals. The unadorned, masculine space in polished black finds its feminine balance in the austere white dimpled mural which runs alongside the glass roof of the restaurant. The mix of Chinese lacquered tables, wooden blocks and Edwardian chairs adds an eclectic touch to the décor.

~ by Jolis Prénoms on February 16, 2010.

One Response to “101 Hotel – Reykjavik, Island”

  1. I liked the colors and the elegance of this hotel. In a destination i never saw before, in Iceland! but what i liked more was the wood and the bathtub, i wish i had one like that. I found more photos here: http://www.avantgardehotels.com/hotel-gallery.php/luxury/101hotel/lang/en/

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