New York City’s Studio Gaia looked to Colombia’s leg- end of El Dorado to inspire the design for this brand-new hotel. The result: a lot of gold. Reflections of gold glimmer in the indoor pool, and golden strings dangle from the ceiling in the lobby. Each of the 168 rooms and 33 suites has a bed draped in a sparkly canopy, symbolizing the king’s raft ride to anointment. All the bling suits the W’s location in Usaquén, Bogotá’s most fashionable neighborhood. From $220.
This appeared in the March/April 2015 issue