Near Wertheim Village
The opulent interiors and original artworks at Roomers Hotel in Frankfurt make a stay here a sumptuous affair. Dusky tones and dark woods give guestrooms a sense of modern decadence, while the burlesque-styled bar is a fitting place to raise a glass to a good day shopping. Roomers Loft, close to Roomers proper, is a vast stand-alone suite with two bedrooms, spacious living spaces and an open kitchen. There’s a butler, chef and bartender on hand for parties and even a set of keys to the Loft’s own Audi A8.
Near Ingolstadt Village
Hotel Cortiina in Munich is the result of a celebrated partnership between two of the city’s sons – Rudi Kull and Albert Weinzierl. The two are now among Germany’s most respected hoteliers and the Cortiina was their very first venture. Everything was designed specifically for the hotel, from the marble sinks to the reading lamps that hang above the beds. It means that the spaces are perfectly in proportion, the furnishings don’t intrude and that the echoes of space and object are kept in order under a unique Germanic feng shui.
Near La Vallée Village
There are a number of Design Hotels in Paris and each is a joy. The discreet townhouse of La Maison Champs Élysées has been imaginatively designed by fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, with wallpaper made from black and white photographs. The lofty luxury of La Reserve offers hilltop cinematic views of the city, while the Murano Resort on the edge of the Marais district is flamboyant and fun. It has a fingerprint ID system in place to open room doors. Finally, the small and sumptuous Hotel de Nell has fireplaces, white marble bathrooms and a seriously good restaurant presided over by top chef Bruno Doucet.
Near Maasmechelen Village
The Dominican Hotel in Brussels may be located in what was once an abbey, but the interior is now dedicated to contemporary design and comfort. The arched windows remain though, and the guest rooms are arranged around a dramatic central courtyard. In nearby Maastricht, Kruisherenhotel is set in a renovated fifteenth-century monastery. The Gothic exterior is in stark contrast to the sleek interior, while the monastery gardens provide guests with a heavenly escape in the heart of the city.
Near Fidenza Village
Burnished brass, black stone, cement, scratched mirrors... architect and fashion designer Vincenzo De Cotiis has selected an eclectic mix of materials and textures to create the STRAF hotel. The result is original and undeniably elegant, with the hotel bar providing a hip hangout close to the Duomo and La Scala opera house.
Near La Roca Village
Situated in Barcelona’s fashionable Paseo de Gracia district, Hotel Omm is unconventional and super chic. Each guestroom is strikingly laid out, with open bathrooms separated from the living space by varnished-aluminium cabinets. The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant serves a vibrant version of Catalan cuisine.
Near Las Rozas Village
At Hotel Urban in Madrid, guests can enter through a stainless steel and alabaster atrium or through the wonderfully OTT Glass Bar with its crystal floor and silver sofas. Each guestroom features a piece of ancient art and antique furniture. The other Design Hotel property in Madrid, the Hospes Madrid, is set in a red-brick icon of Bourbon Restoration period architecture. It’s far from conventional though, while all the period details have been faithfully preserved, the dominant note is a modern minimalist one.
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