Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, knows a thing or two about turning up interior charm. He started out his career as an “apartment therapist,” transforming homes into beautiful, organized, and healthy-to-live-in spaces. You could say he’s a bit of a hybrid — part interior designer and part life coach. His style is about comfort, simplicity, and a lack of clutter. Today, his website has become the go-to site for design inspiration. Since our main decor interest here at Oyster.com is hotel-focused, we asked Maxwell to turn his creative eye towards hotel design. We couldn’t wait to hear of his favorite hotel spots around the globe.
Pricing for The Standard, High Line
“With an entrance that also serves as an exit in this amazing theme park of a hotel in the Meatpacking District, this lobby is as much about the outdoor space as the inside space. I particularly like the ice skating rink that sits outside the front door in winter.”
Pricing for Maison 140 Beverly Hills
“I spent a week living out of this hotel and couldn’t have been happier. Small, cozy and comfortable, the lobby has everything you need and is perfectly staffed in a friendly way.”
Pricing for Lydmar Hotel
“With an outdoor lounge area and sweeping steps that take you up to the check-in and restaurant, this light filled-lobby is both comfortable and super social, as you see everyone as you enter — and you’re offered all the amenities you need after a long journey.”
Follow Maxwell Ryan at @AptTherapy
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