Stora Hotellet - Umeå, Sweden
Situated in the northern Swedish town of Umeå, Stora Hotellet welcomes guests with exquisite, nautical-inspired interiors, a handsome restaurant, and two cultured public spaces where guests can meet, party, and socialize while surrounded by rare collectibles and precious handicrafts. Ranging from seaman’s cabins to lavish suites, the hotel’s 82 rooms are strikingly designed in a haunting mix of rough, arty, and glamorous, celebrating the history and seafaring heritage of the building.
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.
Soho House Berlin - Germany
A private members’ club in the heart of the historic Mitte district, Soho House Berlin is as unique as it is exclusive. Housed in a somber Bauhaus-inspired building where the Communist Party used to keep their archives, the hotel - now a popular hangout for the international stylish set - mixes industrial design with a distinctive 1930’s theme to create bold interiors that delight even the most discerning guest. There are 65 bedrooms, 20 apartments and 4 lofts, all creatively decorated in different styles, from Art Deco glam to contemporary cool. Moreover, cutting-edge technology, innovative artwork and quirky designer fixtures stand side-by-side with vintage record players, select vinyls and sumptuous velvets. Facilities are equally high-class, featuring a luxurious spa, a decadent rooftop pool, and a dazzling Club Floor where creative mixologists are serving up fabulous cocktails in a dashy-looking environment.
Hotel Saint Cecilia - Austin, TX, USA
Comprising five individually designed suites, three spacious studios and six poolside bungalows, Saint Cecilia is a music and poetry infused hotel in Austin’s cultural South Congress district. Named after the patron saint of music and poetry, the estate stands out for its vintage, creative interiors inspired from the art world of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Each accommodation comes equipped with a Geneva sound system, a handcrafted bed by Hastens and ingenious design pieces.
Bourg Tibourg Hotel - Paris, France
Situated in the bohemian Marais area of Paris, the Bourg Tibourg Hotel is a treasure trove of history, charm and style designed by renowned French architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia. The property boasts 30 stylish guest rooms, where each space has been carefully crafted with the finest fabrics and the most exquisite Parisian antiques in order to deliver guests a sophisticated, intimate atmosphere that inspires and indulges the senses. A one in a million hotel experience that sums up all that’s great about Paris: romance, mystery and that sense of time standing still that you can only find here.
Vintage Design Hotel Sax - Prague, Czech Republic
Situated in a tranquil corner of Prague’s Mala Strana, Vintage Design Hotel Sax is a delightful 18th century mansion filled with vintage furnishings and artwork by period masters such as Andy Warhol, Luigi Colani or Eames. Featuring ingenious retro design from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, the hotel’s inspiring rooms take guests back in time, while offering all of today’s modern comforts and gadgets.
Brody House - Budapest, Hungary
Founded in 2009 with the purpose of providing unique and innovative accommodation, Brody House enlivens Budapest with a hand-picked collection of venues. The wacky and enchanting Brody 10, for instance, is considered among the coolest and most original places to stay in the imperial Hungarian capital, offering 11 exclusively decorated designer rooms that mix rough and luxury in a sophisticated environment. Additionally, they offer a number of stylish apartments available for short and long stays in various locations around the city.