Casa Gangotena - Ecuador
An enchanting boutique hotel in the heart of Quito, Ecuador, Casa Gangotena boasts exquisite interiors splashed with hints of classy Art Deco inspiration. The dazzling rooms in this lovingly restored historic mansion are filled with custom artisan furnishings, wonderful antiques and awe-inspiring original features such as painted ceilings, friezes, time-honored chandeliers and elaborate murals. Further highlights include a charming glass-enclosed courtyard, a rooftop terrace overlooking the bustling Plaza San Francisco, and a restaurant that serves up delicious Ecuadorian cuisine from both the Andes and the coast.
Mitos Suites - Naxos, Greece
Consisting of a dazzling group of white Cycladic-style buildings, Mitos Suites is one of Naxos’ most attractive boutique hotels. Accommodation is offered in 8 spacious, modern and individually-themed suites, all named after characters from the Greek mythology and graciously decorated with island-inspired colors, furnishings and artwork. Among the hotel’s highlights are a large, glistening pool with bar area and its close proximity to the beach of Agios Prokopios, one of Greece’s most handsome stretches of sand.
Riad Star - Marrakech, Morocco
The former residence of Josephine Baker, Riad Star in Marrakech Medina is an intimate boutique hotel with tastefully designed interiors, exquisite spa services and a glorious rooftop terrace overlooking the city. All 7 individually themed rooms are romantically decorated with rich furnishings and ingenious designer details. While some units feature intricate Moroccan aesthetics, others evoke the Jazz age or the glamour of Paris. A well-equipped roof terrace with fireplace along with a quintessential riad courtyard with pool and a charming “Bhou” style living room complement the hotel’s public spaces.
Gran Hotel Son Net - Mallorca, Spain
A lovingly restored 17th century finca set amidst the rugged Tramuntana Mountains, Gran Hotel Son Net is one of Mallorca’s finest boutique hotels. Although twenty minutes from Palma de Mallorca, this sanctuary seems miles away from the bustling city life. Stately arched doorways, traditional timber beams and plush materials handcrafted on the island adorn the authentic Mallorcan-styled interiors, which also include luxurious marble baths and original artworks. Each spacious suite is individually decorated and features splendid vistas of the mountains and the surrounding valley. The hotel’s two gourmet restaurants offer exquisite Mediterranean cuisine in refined indoor and outdoor spaces. Guests can also indulge in the on-site beauty and treatment center, or savor fine wines and delicious cocktails at the Mirador bar, by the glistening pool.
Brown TLV Urban Hotel - Tel Aviv, Israel
Situated in central Tel Aviv, Brown TLV Hotel is a hip and intimate boutique property that blends urban sophistication with the retro glam of the 70’s. It boasts 30 sleek rooms, all of them appointed with black-marble bathrooms and canopied beds. The walls throughout the property are colored in chocolate brown with art pieces hanging here and there, and public spaces range from a chic book-lined lobby area to an indoor-outdoor garden bar to a glorious rooftop sundeck where you can soak up the Mediterranean rays. The on-site spa offers a selection of treatments and massages.
Archer Hotel New York - USA
There’s a new kid on the block in Midtown Manhattan: Archer New York - a design-oriented boutique hotel with sophisticated art-infused rooms, modern American cuisine by Chef David Burke and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Manhattan skyline. Lead by Glen Goben, the property’s creative interior design is a nod to the industrial nature of Garment District, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick walls, bespoke furnishings and unique fabrics. There are four different types of room designs, but all units boast quirky artworks, designer bath amenities and a certain masculine feel.
Vice Versa Hotel - Paris, France
Situated in Paris’ 15th arrondissement, Vice Versa Hotel is the creation of luxury lingerie designer Chantal Thomass and stands out for its sensual interiors that pay homage to the Seven Deadly Sins. To give you an idea, Gluttony rooms come with sweet macaroon-shaped cushions; Greed is represented by walls covered in bank notes; Pride dazzles in gold and marble; and Anger is done in black and fiery red with evocative paintings and gun-printed carpets. A sexy boudoir feel prevails throughout the hotel, from the hell-inspired basement with its steam room to the dreamy all white living area to the eccentric suites.