CovetED Magazine is delighted to bring you our Top 100 Interior Designers! We have selected the top designers from each...
Gallery Park Hotel – UNESCO heritage in the center of Riga, LatviaFriday 2 June 2017
As soon as you walk through the enormous iron gates and step into the magnificent lobby of genuine neo-classical style building, immediately feel as you “moving backwards in time” into a beginning of 19th century. Gallery Park Hotel located in a beautiful historical building date from 1875 which is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Spirit of French elegance, luxury antique furniture and extravagant designer décor – all of these elements create a unique atmosphere at the 5-star hotel in the heart of Riga, the capital of Latvia.
It was restored in 2008 and opens his doors to a very special guest a year later. The 24-room luxury hotel is a real heaven for empire style lovers. The interior design of the Gallery Park Hotel also has a huge influence by seafarers – many years it was the residence of Latvia`s biggest shipping company and part of Navy`s Baltic command. Bar in hotel dedicated to this period and has a collection of historical photos and some sailor requisite.
Related Article: Hotels We Covet – Yoo Collection in Rio de Janeiro
Managers of the hotel have made an incredible job by collecting dozens of original interior objects and expensive antiques. For example, in a luxury hall you can find gold plating wallpapers, created with the same technology as was used in beginning of XX century; next room in corner you will recognize antique piano or clavichord, that have been restored by musician to its original playing quality; between lobby and lunch-room you will see absolutely unique doorway, that was bought in France and dates the same year as the whole building. All interior objects in Gallery Park Hotel have their own stories. So let’s start our design tour in this “piece of art” in the heart of Riga.
The reception area is resplendent with carved oak furniture finished with green leather, next thing you see – magnificent French floor-mounted lanterns and Persian carpets, which are more than a century old.
Each of the guest rooms and suites on the 2nd and 3rd floors are decorated in the style of Napoleon III, while the 4th floor has a modern contemporary style featuring such famous design objects as “Egg” and “Swan” chairs (Arne Jacobsen), “Teddy Bear” chairs (Hans J. Wegners), lamps designed by Poul Henningsen and tables (Isamu Noguchi). The Royal and Imperial Suites decorated with original art objects and expensive antiques from France, Denmark and Belgium. In addition, each room has a panoramic view of the Kronvalda Park, the Art Museum and famous Riga’s boulevards.
This hotel has plenty of stories to tell. If you are into luxury design and historical objects, then this is definitely a palace to stay in Riga. Lots of big names have stayed here – from Hollywood movie stars and musical legends such as Robbie Williams and Katy Perry to Indian prince and important EU diplomats.
To complete impression about Gallery Park hotel you must visit a modern jet-stream pool, sauna and fitness room. Luxury Gallery SPA was designed by Italian architect Gianluigi Landoni and is decorated with beautiful mosaic tiles and Italian natural stone. Treat yourself to a surprising world of Latvian and French cuisine at the award-winning gourmet restaurant Renommé. It was named as one of the five best restaurants in Europe with some of the finest contemporary cuisine and sample wines that suit any palate. Feeling intrigued? Oh, you should be! Renomme restaurant gives a good impression about local cuisine and scores on all possible measures: an outstanding taste of food and presentation, excellent service and above all is an experience.
Related Article: A Fascinating and Memorable Creation by Pepe Leal
With all honour, we recommend you to visit Gallery Park Hotel – a unique luxury boutique hotel with high-level service and excellent ambient. It is definitely for you if you’re on the lookout for an intimate and elegant stay in Riga.