Semiramis Hotel was the first YES! Hotel to say YES to bold design, superior luxury and exceptional service. Semiramis is also the visionary brainchild of art patron Dakis Joannou and famed industrial designer Karim Rashid. Given free rein to create a total experience, Karim used his signature curvaceous forms and lollipop colours to offer a young, enthusiastic and seductive alternative to more traditional conceptions of hospitality.
Playful and vibrant, Semiramis Hotel is really a showcase for Karim Rashid’s fluid style and Dakis Joannou’s provocative contemporary art collection. Enter through the glowing pink glass cube into the lobby, where a bi-annual rotating exhibition of fine art astounds for its museum quality. Vibrant colors of acid pink, lime green, and lemon are creatively mingled against the white background, with a huge, flashing YE$ by internationally renowned artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster instantly creating an exuberant atmosphere.
Candy-coloured armchairs sit prettily on the custom-made carpets, the glossy plastic tables adding extra pizzazz. Throughout, Karim’s trademark curvy shapes take hold, unifying the hotel’s interiors, and energizing its public spaces.