A flourishing cooking hotspot with cool cafés, a rollicking night life and also an impressive music scene, the spotlight is shining brightly on Iceland’s hip funding city as well as, with common skill, the arrival of The Reykjavik EDITION further cements EDITION Hotels’ uncanny ability to land in just the right place at the correct time. “Reykjavik is a truly cool, young city -excellent for our brand name,” says Ian Schrager, the visionary leader of the store hotel principle, PUBLIC as well as EDITION creator. “We believe this is Reykjavik’s time and we’re right below at the very heart of it as well as at the perfect time.”
Opening in sneak peek on November 9th, 2021, The Reykjavik EDITION will certainly set a brand-new criterion as the city’s first truly high-end hotel experience, incorporating the very best of the Icelandic funding with the personal, intimate and specific experience that the EDITION brand is understood for. The outcome is a vivid as well as sophisticated urban hub with 253 areas, an exceptional line-up of bars, trademark dining establishment as well as club and, in true EDITION style, the intro of a new sort of modern-day social wellness concept. In the land of hot springs, mineral waters and also natural fjords, this innovative development, visceral emotional experience as well as authenticity of Ian Schrager, together with Marriott International’s long-standing functional experience as well as international reach, leads to a completely distinctive offering that even more enhances Reykjavik’s growing attraction as a world class global cosmopolitan destination.
Iceland is an aspirational location for numerous, in-between North America as well as Western Europe – raised flight courses, and its transcendent landscape, attracting site visitors from far and wide. The Reykjavik EDITION is the very first true high-end brand going into the marketplace which has facilities and also solutions like no other. First appearing on the map when American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik in 1972, Schrager, who was adhering to the occasion at the time, states he was startled by the nation’s untainted, natural charm. Marooned in the North Atlantic Ocean, simply beneath the Arctic Circle, Iceland is fairly literally in the making, its frequently advancing landscape the outcome of grumbling volcanoes, gurgling hot springs, erupting hot springs as well as moving structural plates. All of this has actually resulted in a stunning, magical assortment of brilliant environment-friendly moss-carpeted lava areas, rising glaciers and rugged mountains sliced by deep, river-cut valleys. “In Iceland, you’re getting to see points you won’t see anywhere else,” states Schrager. “More so than any other area on the planet, it’s an actual possibility to get in touch with planet and also nature and also we’re honored to more increase the EDITION brand in an unbelievable location with an unbelievably interesting resort that gives you a real local color.”
Utilizing his Midas touch, Ian Schrager has actually thoroughly developed, concepted as well as set the resort to develop an alchemy and sense of magic special to this hotel. The Reykjavik EDITION made in partnership with local design firm, T.ark and New York-based workshop, Roman and also Williams with advice of ISC (Ian Schrager Company) layout, subtly catches the spirit of Reykjavik while avoiding the clichés and also staying securely rooted in the EDITION brand’s solid feeling of refined refinement and style. On a harborside perch, against glorious hill views, the resort is in a flawless place at the heart of the city: adjacent to Harpa, the site auditorium as well as meeting center – whose multicolored glass frontage was made by the renowned Icelandic and Danish artist Olafur Eliasson – and simply minutes from Laugavegur, the main shopping street in downtown Reykjavik.
From the outdoors, The Reykjavik EDITION is a striking enhancement to this midtown area. Its ebony façade of shou sugi restriction wood has been charred to be blacked utilizing an old Japanese method, and also smudged steel frameworks is a clear nod to Iceland’s remarkable lava landscape. The easy, clean-lines of the structure itself have actually been angled to make the most of the views and also its dynamic harborside setup with a double-entrance entrance hall available either from the pedestrian Harpa plaza, or the Harbor. The latter – in a grand feeling of arrival similar to The Times Square EDITION – features a cover, its bottom brightened by 12,210 glass LED nodes.
Just like all EDITION resorts, the lobby is a vibrant, social room that subtly exposes a sense of place and sense of time. Below, lava stone – or volcanic rock – is prominent, appearing on the flooring, which has been laid with a complex pattern influenced by Icelandic geometry, as well as a standout sculptural reception desk. In the entrance hall facility item, the ISC team have actually included Icelandic lava rock sculptural symbol to stabilize the warm materials such as tactile terracotta saddle natural leather twisted around concrete columns – and white oak flooring, ceiling beam of lights and also slats, which flank the entrance hall bar. Lobby bar drink food selection focuses on worldwide glass of wines by the glass option and timeless alcoholic drinks with an Icelandic twist. The entrance hall lounge includes a main open-flame fireplace which is the fireplace of the space, surrounded by seating as well as a collection of tailor-made furnishings in intimate seats teams, such as the JeanMichel Frank-inspired elbow chair in white shearling as well as Pierre Jeanneret-inspired chairs in black velvet. As ever, there is a strong emphasis on cozy, indirect lights, which has actually been attentively thought about to create a soft glow as well as to illuminate fixed home furnishings like the bar and the reception desk and also Christian Liaigre white bronze floor lamps to produce a likeness to a fashion jewelry box installment.
Inside the entryway of the resort, ISC has collaborated with regional artisans to produce a totem sculpture of stacked, columnar lava slate from the south of Iceland. Rising near to four meters high, the sculpture’s ideas is located in the standard Cairns that work as landmarks throughout Iceland’s countryside. Significantly lit by both electric as well as candlelight as well as bordered by a basalt bench, the totem is layered with lush black sheepskins, black damask and silk pillows, becoming a gathering place to see and also be seen, at the center of the entrance hall. Following to this, inspired by the spectacle of the aurora borealis (Northern Lights), ISC has video clip mapped the Northern Lights and also has actually created an immersive, 3 dimensional and also atmospheric electronic art work of gorgeous environment-friendly and purple dance waves. Located in the entrance hall, it mixes a reaction and also feeling, comparable to experiencing the natural phenomenon in the Icelandic night sky … yet in the convenience, warmth, as well as intimacy of the entrance hall as well as lobby fireplace. We call it Northern Lights as needed.
Easily accessible from the entrance hall, the first stage is additionally residence to Tides, the trademark restaurant with exclusive dining room, and also café with homemade baked products, and Tölt, an intimate bar that takes its cues from The London EDITION’s acclaimed Punch Room. Trends, which has an outside balcony and also its very own waterside entrance, is helmed by Gunnar Karl Gíslason – the chef behind Dill, Reykjavik’s much-celebrated New Nordic Michelin-starred dining establishment. The rich and innovative interiors have actually been attentively thought about for a smooth change from day to night, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that, throughout the day, shed natural light onto fluted concrete columns and also oiled ash timber details such as the dramatically lit ceiling panels, different home furnishings, and also a central hexagonal-shaped barover which hangs a tailor-made bronze and also alabaster light fixture by the renowned French musician, Eric Schmitt. In the early mornings, breakfast is a fresh, healthy and balanced mix of clean juices, breads, fruit, grain and skyr (Icelandic yoghurt) supplemented by an à la carte menu of warm recipes and also a choice of open-face sandwiches. For lunch and dinner, Gíslason offers contemporary Icelandic food, with subtle tips of traditional cooking techniques, concentrated on seasonal local items and the highest quality of international active ingredients mostly prepared over an open fire. Alongside a substantial international red wine listing, anticipate dishes such as a vertical salad covered with fried oyster mushrooms aged soy sauce as well as roasted almonds, entire Arctic char packed with lemon, dill as well as garlic butter, baked Atlantic cod, smoked potatoes, blended natural herbs and also butter as well as lamb shoulder braised and slowed down smoked, pickled onions mint as well as apples, as well as for treat, Tides carrot cake, buttermilk ice-cream, carrot and sea buckthorn jam, with roasted caraway oil. There is likewise a weekend break breakfast menu as well as three evenings a week, The Counter, ignoring the staged open cooking area, will serve an eight-course sampling food selection with white wine pairings for as much as 10 individuals. Those looking for something more casual can pop right into the bakery and coffee shop for a coffee as well as a selection of freshly baked crowberry scones to delicious sourdough or rye bread sandwiches where visitors can eat in or take away.
On the opposite side of the lobby, far from prying eyes, Tölt – called after the unique fifth stride Icelandic equines are best recognized for – is a comfortable bar, designed as a surprise haven with 3 intimate spaces featuring vibrant custom-made carpets with a pattern motivated by traditional Icelandic geometry, teak tambour walls, scorched orange banquettes as well as pony hair poufs that border a central fireplace. Beyond the niches, the space is cocooned with rich walnut ceiling panels, as well as floor covering, a personalized walnut chandelier and also floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of Harpa. Behind the green marble-topped bar are backlit aged bronze racks suspended from the ceiling, which create a cozy radiance under which to take pleasure in a food selection of alcoholic drinks inspired by Icelandic culture using local Icelandic spirits.
Set to be a location of its very own, The Roof is situated on the resort’s 7th floor and offers panoramic mountain, North Atlantic Ocean as well as old community views. A versatile space that can be divided by a glass door for private events allows it to be the very best place from which to appreciate the unlimited bright summer season evenings in addition to the wonderful northern lights in the colder months. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a large wrap-around seasonal outdoor balcony, spread with comfortable seating and a large fire pit, while the slick all-black interiors develop a very discreet history that does not interfere with the sights. Here, the informal vibe is supplemented by a little menu of home cooking like grilled flatbreads, toasted sandwiches and also fresh salads. From this perspective, it is evident that Ian Schrager created the hotel based upon the sights from the residential property.
Unraveling over the floors under the roof, the resort’s 253 guestrooms and also collections have been created as cozy hideaways, each with their beds facing floor-to-ceiling home windows that mount various views of the bordering community. Some come full with an outside balcony, while every one of them are an embodiment of the EDITION brand’s strategy to contemporary high-end with a subtle local taste. A low-key combination of ash wood and also pale grey oak serves as a warm structure for an attribute formwork concrete wall, Italian tailor-made furniture, copper bed light sconces, artificial fur rugs, as well as art work as well as devices from neighborhood artisans, such as the vibrant bed toss by regional woollen firm, Ístex, porcelains by musician Guðbjörg Káradóttir, and in area art by well-known Icelandic musicians Pall Stefansson and also Ragnar Axelsson showcasing Icelandic landscapes, exclusive to EDITION. Meanwhile, the monochrome shower rooms with customized handmade white ceramic tiles made in Italy, are provided with a white marble vanity, matte black accessories, and installations together with custom Le Labo toiletries of EDITION’s unique aroma. From its prime corner spot on the 6th flooring, the one-bedroom Penthouse Suite – with its own exclusive terrace has spectacular harbor, Harpa as well as mountain sights that are further complemented by brilliant, light-filled stylish interiors of luxurious customized home furnishings in velvety oatmeal tones. The Penthouse Suite is additionally adorned with an extra-large washroom with Italian white marble and a main fire place too.
The Reykjavik EDITION uses contemporary conference and event areas, consisting of versatile studios, a boardroom with all-natural light, bleach oat-wide plank floorings, and a grand ballroom with pre-function space. The flexible ballroom with floor-to-ceiling glass home windows can be split right into two separate spaces, while huge glass doors are broad sufficient to suit a vehicle. Within the ballroom is a hanging alabaster light fixture coupled with natural really felt overwraps draped around the ballroom. The lower ground floor is residence to Sunset, opening later this year, an awesome underground night spot with a state-of-theart sound system and theatrical lights that lights up a dark and also edgy black concrete inside with a black cast concrete bar. Sunset can be split right into three rooms with gain access to from the hotel and also Harpa square. In addition to a killer alcoholic drink menu and also an ongoing lineup of occasions, the club will certainly play host to several of the world’s leading DJs and performers, earmarking it as the current unmissable location in Reykjavik’s thriving nightlife scene. There is also a private entrance for those in need of the utmost discernment. “It would certainly have been a dream to have actually opened Studio 54 here where darkness lasts 6 months rather than the 8 hours as it carries out in New York City. It would have been the ideal location for it” states Schrager.
Additionally, on the lower ground floor is a health club, which is kitted out with advanced black stamina training, weight, and also cardio tools, however, it is the social principle at the Spa that is just one of the most distinct elements at the resort as well as absolutely sets The Reykjavik EDITION apart. Together with 3 treatment areas, a hammam, steam bath, sauna, and also plunge pool which supplies hydrotherapy, there is likewise a main lounge with a health facility bar, which by day offers a fresh healthy and balanced food selection of post-workout Viking trembles, sparkling wines and also, delicious moss vodka infusions alongside snacks like volcano bread with black lava salt. This is finest appreciated in the Geothermal water sprinkle swimming pool along with the 60-minute Sundown Spa therapy, that includes an invigorating body massage as well as a cool onyx scalp massage. Situated directly opposite Sunset, the Spa is the best pre-party pamper room to obtain you extensively prepared for a legendary evening of festivity. “A health spa and wellness center with a bar is something we have not truly seen prior to,” says Schrager. “But dropping there and interacting socially and also drinking and afterwards getting into the thermal waters is, again, a feedback to being in Iceland. As well as integrating this in an attractive and elegant method underpins what the EDITION brand is about.”
In addition to its epic solution, The Reykjavik EDITION is an additional innovative enhancement to the EDITION brand name and truly redefines deluxe in Iceland’s cool funding city.
The resort will be open in Preview from November 9th, 2021. An exclusive Preview Rate is offered for 25% off Flexible Rates, readily available for a limited time only. Room prices begin with 53,438 ISK per space, per evening. Terms and conditions apply.
The Reykjavik EDITION, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
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