Incorporating metallic design components is the most effective way to make tight spaces feel more spacious and visually enhance an otherwise minimalist scheme. Mirrors, metals, and high-gloss materials are particularly popular stylistic choices in the luxury hotel industry, giving guests an instantly polished and high-specification experience.

This Five on Friday, we’re highlighting five hotel designers who, in our opinion, have mastered the art of reflection. From wall adornments resembling confectionery wrappers to art installations that appear to be made from liquid pewter, here are our top five picks…

01 | The Assemblage NoMad, USA.

02 | Ocean Drive Barcelona, Spain.

03 | The Times Square EDITION, USA.

04 | The Comodo, Austria.

05 | Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Thailand.