Top 5 cosmopolitan hotels for design enthusiasts
An insider’s selection to the top design hotels in the most important cities in the world, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Barcelona, New York, Paris and Miami.
The Whitby, New York
Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street near 5th Avenue, The Whitby is just two blocks from Central Park and on the doorstep of some of New York’s leading restaurants, galleries and museums, including MoMA. It is surrounded by world-class department stores, luxury designer boutiques and Broadway is just a short walk away.
The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design. There are 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites, each with floor to ceiling windows, many with a private terrace and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Interiors have been designed by Kit Kemp, acclaimed for her individual and unique way of arranging spaces with a colourful and carefree spirit. There is also The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, book-lined Drawing Room, private outdoor terrace as well as three beautifully designed private event rooms, a 130 seat state-of-the-art cinema and a fully equipped gym.
Soho House, Barcelona
Soho House Barcelona is set in a striking 18th century building in the historic Duc de Medinaceli square, overlooking Port Vell marina. The House has 57 bedrooms, club spaces, a roof terrace, Cowshed spa, a gym and two pools.
Park Hyatt, Bangkok
Embracing its enviable location in the world’s most popular tourist destination, Park Hyatt Bangkok promises to offer a refined and uniquely Thai experience, reflecting the country’s rich culture and legendary warm and gracious hospitality. A devoted team of hosts dedicates themselves to providing Park Hyatt’s world-class discreet and sincere level of service.
Park Hyatt Bangkok has been conceived as a sophisticated private residence and an oasis of calm amid the hectic capital. High above the teeming streets, discover a series of tranquil, rarefied spaces with a warm, residential quality and a refined sense of locale, combining clean, modern lines with artwork and finishes influenced by traditional Thai craft.
Le Nolinski, Paris
Moments away from the Louvre and the Palais Royal gardens, enclosed between layers of history and Haussmann elegance, lies a temple to art and life à la française: the NOLINSKI.
This breathtaking, characterful haven bears the hallmark eclectic refinement of decorator Jean Louis Deniot.
A minimalist reception made from Carrara marble. Excellence in respecting our guests. Excellence in hospitality. In the quiet discretion of its private apartments, this private home safeguards the secrets of the art of living, in a space where contemporary aesthetics and classical prestige meet enchantment and flair. Designed for locals and travellers alike.
Four Seasons Miami, The Surf Club
A vision of 21st-century luxury travel rekindles the old-Miami glamour once favoured by guests from Sinatra to Churchill at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. Feel the eternal allure of the shoreline while nestled in a private enclave from the brilliance of architect Richard Meier and designer Joseph Dirand. Minutes from Bal Harbour shops and Miami Beach, enjoy expansive ocean views and a style of life that’s infinitely rewarding.
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