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Opening in preview on November 9, the Reykjavik EDITION will offer an urban hub with 253 rooms, a line-up of bars, signature restaurant and nightclub, and the introduction of a new kind of modern social wellness concept.

The Reykjavik EDITION is the first true luxury brand entering the market. First appearing on the map when American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik in 1972, Ian Schrager, who was following the event at the time, says he was taken aback by the country’s unspoiled, natural beauty. “In Iceland, you’re getting to see things you won’t see anywhere else,” says Schrager. “More so than any other place in the world, it’s a real opportunity to get in touch with earth and nature and we’re proud to further expand the EDITION brand in an incredible place with an incredibly exciting hotel that gives you a true sense of place.”

Schrager has carefully conceived, concepted, and programmed the hotel to create an alchemy and sense of magic exclusive to this hotel. The Reykjavik EDITION, designed in partnership with local architecture firm T.ark and New York-based studio Roman and Williams with guidance of ISC (Ian Schrager Company) design, subtly captures the spirit of Reykjavik while avoiding the clichés and remaining firmly rooted in the EDITION brand’s strong sense of refined sophistication and style.

The lobby is a dynamic, social space that subtly reveals a sense of place and sense of time. Here, basalt stone—or volcanic rock—is prominent, appearing on the flooring, which has been laid with an intricate pattern inspired by Icelandic geometry, and a standout sculptural reception desk. In the lobby center piece, the ISC team has added Icelandic lava stone sculptural totem to balance the warm materials such as tactile saddle leather wrapped around concrete columns—and white oak flooring, ceiling beams and slats, which flank the lobby bar.

Photo: Courtesy of EDITION Hotels

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