From the point of view of the user, comfort levels were improved, as was energy efficiency. Sound insulation was increased in the walls by means of introducing an extremely dense rock wool filling inside, and by adding extra sound-proofing sheets on each side. Despite this taking an inch off the…Continue reading "THE HISTORY BEHIMD ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: A New Phase in the Life of Waldorf Towers"
The building was completely renovated between 2009 and 2010 by Room Mate Hotels and its owner. The renovation project was very complex and meticulous, but above all, it was respectful. The aim was to enhance the original elements and update the hotel, improving its facilities to make them in line…Continue reading "THE HISTORY BEHIND ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: The Renovation"
A renovation project is never easy. Approaching any kind of art work that needs to be enhanced requires analysis, study, humility and, above all, respect. But in addition, when it comes to buildings, the process gets more complicated because the renovation and maintaining of the original architectural elements has to…Continue reading "THE HISTORY BEHIND ROOM MATE WALDORF TOWERS: A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT"
The Lord Balfour Hotel was designed in 1940 by the architect Anton Skislewicz and is a fine example of a Miami Art Deco building. Born in Dubrovnik in 1895, Skislewicz graduated in Architecture from Columbia University in 1929. In 1934, during the Great Depression, he moved to Miami to take…Continue reading "BEHIND LORD BALFOUR"
Room Mate Giulia is located in a 19th century palace in the heart of the historical centre of Milan and it is incorporated in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II compound. The Duomo and Piazza della Scala, with the world-famous theatre, are really just around the corner, but also the luxurious…Continue reading "ROOM MATE GIULIA’S BUILDING: A HISTORIC JEWEL IN THE HEART OF THE CITY"