Rooms 8 /Architecture Van Helmond Architecten & Moon/en/co /Interior Design Moon/en/co /The Original Annemoon Geurts & Koen Rijnbeek
More than just a great player on the world’s design stage, the city of Eindhoven is now home to a wholly unique design and hospitality experience. Set in former military barracks and an adjoining industrial warehouse, Kazerne—with eight luxury rooms and suites, as well as a 2,500-square-meter exhibition space (with shows changing every four months)—celebrates the impact of design by immersing guests in an environment where they eat, drink, meet, and sleep surrounded by the recent works of world-class design talent. Envision a museum-like platform, an Old World monument transformed into a stunning new contemporary hotel. Here, conversations about art and design are sparked in a private living room with a fire place where guests—welcomed into the hotel’s private Members Club during their stay—can meet the local creative community and enjoy a casual chat with one of the designers. Kazerne offers an inspiring and atmospheric setting that forms new alliances between creatives and the public, serving as a meeting place for design professionals, as well as lovers of art, technology, and food. Indeed, at Kazerne guests can enjoy two high-style dining experiences, one a casual and vibrant bar/bistro, the other an intimate and exclusive escape, with both restaurants presenting an open-plan kitchen to stimulate interaction and storytelling. Unlike any other hotel, Kazerne offers guests an environment where they can experience, 24/7, how design adds value to the world in which we live.