The Passage - Basel, Switzerland
A peaceful and stylish urban retreat in downtown Basel, The Passage boasts trendy social spaces and sleek, high-tech accommodations with bright, minimalist decors and sophisticated amenities. Guests can choose from a variety of creatively designed rooms, spacious suites with separate living areas, and high-end lofts complete with balconies and fully-equipped kitchens. A state-of-the-art fitness center and a modern, welcoming lounge serving drinks and tapa-style dishes, complement the hotel’s facilities.
Relais La Corte dei Papi - Cortona, Italy
A meticulously restored 16th-century country house in the Tuscan hill town of Cortona, La Corte dei Papi offers luxury accommodation in 15 rooms and spa suites appointed with refined fabrics, gorgeous antique furnishings, and all modern comforts that discerning travelers would seek. Besides its charming guestrooms, the residence boasts its own parkland, a swimming pool, and a superb restaurant serving farm-fresh Tuscan cuisine either in the gentle ambience of the estate’s former wine cellar or outside by the pool, under the glorious Tuscan sun.
Biniarroca Hotel - Menorca, Spain
Nestled within the unspoilt countryside of Menorca, just outside the village of Sant Lluís, Biniarroca Hotel is an oasis of charm, good taste, and tranquility. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from 18 comfy, individually designed rooms and suites appointed with traditional Menorcan décor. In addition to its wonderful Mediterranean gardens and Romanesque-style pools, this chic and intimate hotel prides itself with one of the island’s finest restaurants, a charming setting with an innovative French-inspired menu, and a serene flower-laden terrace where light Bistro fare can be enjoyed alfresco.
Ovolo Southside - Hong Kong, China
The newest addition to Hong Kong’s fabulous hotel scene, Ovolo Southside welcomes its guests with a state-of-the-art gym, stylish and dynamic social spaces, and 162 open-plan rooms, each with its own decoration style. Envisioned by esteemed architectural firm K plus K Associates, this warehouse converted hotel entices with interiors that embrace the neighborhood’s industrial character whilst enveloping visitors in a cutting-edge design teeming with funky, contemporary artworks. The same innovative style extends to the hotel’s hip bars and restaurants, which include the signature Lo Lounge, a spectacular rooftop bar, and a futuristic, canteen-inspired restaurant serving decadent Western-style grill.
NH Palazzo Barocci - Venice, Italy
Overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal and the magnificent Rialto Bridge, NH Palazzo Barocci boasts a charming garden terrace, a bar serving up a selection of local wines and appetizers, and 59 contemporary rooms decorated in soft whites and neutrals. There are no frescoes or carvings on the walls, nor are there any Baroque embellishments, but the hotel’s accommodation units are quite striking in their elegant simplicity. Some of them enjoy beautiful canal views while others still retain the spectacular balconies of the historic Sant’Angelo Theater, which used to reside in this beautiful building back in the 17th century.
Qbic Hotel - London, England
Situated in the creative Shoreditch neighborhood, Qbic Hotel invites guests to unwind in vibrant, welcoming interiors that ooze East London cool. Styled by local designers, the innovative pod style hotel comes with a selection of clean and fresh modular bedrooms (Cubi) decorated with quirky art. All units are individually themed and have wonderfully comfortable beds and sleek bathrooms, making for chic and cozy spaces to rest after a day of sightseeing in the majestic British capital.
Hotel Metropol Moscow - Russia
Situated in the heart of Russia’s majestic capital, right across from Bolshoi Theater, Hotel Metropol Moscow is as luxurious as it is rich in history and tradition. Uniquely decorated, its rooms and suites are filled with century-old furnishings and distinctive antiques that give charm, prestige, and personality to the space. Oozing the same sense of history, the hotel’s restaurant offers exquisite Russian and European dishes.