The first meal of the day can be a delicious introduction to a new destination. From a retro space in Durham, North Carolina, to an Italian styled stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, it’s worth waking up for breakfast at these six new hotels around the world.
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1. The Durham
Durham, North Carolina
The Hotel SoCal-based Commune, the design team behind the Ace hotels in L.A. and Palm Springs, gave the 53-room property now called The Durham a retro look (rugs with eye-popping geometrical patterns, Bauhaus-influenced furnishings), a nod to its setting in a 1969 mid-century modern bank building.
The Menu Chef Andrea Reusing, a James Beard Award winner, serves such regional classics as biscuits with country ham, corn muffins with house-preserved blueberries, and buckwheat sugar cakes. Coffee comes from Durham-based artisanal roasters Counter Culture. From $199, breakfast included.
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2. Thompson Chicago
The Hotel Brit designer Tara Bernerd dreamed up this eclectic downtown hotel known as Thompson Chicago. Dark velvet, exposed brick, and polished wood dominate the industrial look of the public spaces, and quirky art hangs on the walls of the 247 neutral-hued rooms, which face Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile.
The MenuNico Osteria, known for its Italian seafood dishes, just upped its breakfast game thanks to a rethink from executive chef Erling Wu-Bower. Stuffed apple pancakes are served with sweet cream and honey, and omelets are paired with Roman gnocchi and Italian charcuterie. From $380; breakfast from $20. Courtesy of John Philip
3. Soho House Istanbul
The Hotel Restored by the London-based hospitality group Soho House & Co., this 19th-century palace is now an 87-room hotel in the city’s happening Beyoğlu district. Soho House Istanbul has original marble fireplaces and frescoes anchor the public spaces, and guest rooms are decorated with kilim rugs, weathered-leather armchairs, and stand-alone bathtubs.
The Menu Choose from such Turkish specialties as pan-fried sucuk sausage, menemen (scrambled eggs with feta, tomatoes, and peppers), and the Istanbul Breakfast, a smorgasbord of local olives, thyme-infused lor peyniri cheese, and pepper pastes and jams. From $200; breakfast from $29.
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4. Brown Beach House Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel The Hotel Located a block from the beach, Brown Beach House sports a breezy, whimsical style. Inside the 40 rooms: canary-yellow sofas, wool carpets with eye-popping black-and-white geometrical patterns, antique furnishings, and oversize four-poster beds.
The Menu The traditional Israeli breakfast is a fortifying spread of meze that consists of smoked salmon, labneh, hummus, and Emmental cheese. Extra hungry? Order the poached eggs with smoked salmon and house-made hollandaise sauce. From $225, breakfast included.
Courtesy of Assaf Pinchuk
5. Mandarin Oriental Marrakech
The Hotel Set on 50 manicured acres, the 63 villas and suites are modeled after Moroccan riads, with intricately carved plaster walls and marble hammams in the bathrooms. All are clustered around elegant courtyards of the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech, shaded by fig and apricot trees.
The Menu The Khlie tagine is made with marinated and preserved khlie beef and fried eggs, and square msamen pancakes are accompanied by organic Moroccan honey. From $712; breakfast from $33.
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6. Reverie Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Hotel The 286 rooms in the opulent Reverie Saigon hotel were styled by such prominent Italian designers as Poltrona Frau and Giorgetti, with crystal chandeliers, mosaic-tiled bathrooms, and sprawling city views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Menu The colonnaded Café Cardinal sets the scene for made-to-order Vietnamese classics such as chili- and basil-scented noodle soup and slow-braised stew, served with a crispy baguette on the side. From $350; breakfast from $25.
The first meal of the day can be a delicious introduction to a new destination. From a retro space in Durham, North Carolina, to an Italian-styled stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, it’s worth waking up for breakfast at these six new hotels around the world.