D142. Jan 20. Trendy Time Out in Cebu City

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A couple of days ago, I’ve discovered in Cebu city a very neat boutique hotel. There are not so many design hotels in the Philippines, so this was really a nice surprise.
First of all, the neo-retro inspiration of the signage system is pretty cool.

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Once you have escaped Godzilla, you can take the elevator, or go to the bathroom…

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This hotel is owned by a German who married a local, and he put the decoration into the hands of a French artist named Delphine de Lorme. Born in Paris, she held her first exhibition in Saint-Paul de Vence, France, and then in Japan, Dubai, Singapore, Manilla…

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That could explain this very personal interpretation of an Elle cover – On the ground floor, together with other art pieces.
According to the caption, “Delphine works from ads, provocative titles, comics, characters and layering vintage French cinema posters with ripped edges. Here deconstructive work diverts the matter from its initial meaning by reinterpretating it and suggesting other narratives”.

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On the first floor, before getting to your meeting room, you’d get to see that:

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Rather than working, you could also decide to have a break in the reading room…

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Or go shopping in that trendy shop, next to the pool…Capture d’écran 2014-01-22 à 02.29.37

 

As far as I’m concerned, I’ve had a mango shake at the bar, and blogged a bit on that coach.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Henry Hotel.
And you’ll learn from their website that this is even The Henry Like No Other!

 

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