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5 Beautifully Designed Hotels to Inspire Your Next Trip

A great trip is about more than running through a checklist of landmarks—it’s about having an adventure for the senses that dives into local culture, flavors, and history for the real story.

5 Beautifully Designed Hotels to Inspire Your Next Trip

stephan Julliard

Whether it’s a discovering a chic new boutique or stumbling upon a creative food market, surprising finds often become your best travel stories. Inspired by those serendipitous moments, as well as by local cultures and treasured histories, MGallery created a collection of boutique hotels that each tell their own stories of time and place—from glamorous Parisienne pools to delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Through art, literature, and fashion, these beautifully designed hotels will stir your sense of wanderlust with stunning interiors—and expertly shaken cocktails.

Arty Finds in Melbourne

Whether it’s snacking on small plates in an uber-chic wine bar or visiting the nearby Yarra Valley, many consider Melbourne the capital of Aussie cool for its cutting-edge chefs, designers, artists, and musicians. In the fashionable South Yarra district, surrounded by boutiques on Chapel Street, the Como Melbourne MGallery has chic, minimalist-designed rooms, light-filled interiors, and a cool, poolside sundeck for lounging with a refreshing cocktail or glass of local wine. Have a delicious “brekkie” at The Brasserie serving a continental morning buffet and an à la carte menu featuring eggs prepared any way you like, including their signature pulled duck eggs Benedict.

Bespoke Interiors in Laos

At the convergence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, past meets present at the 3 Nagas Luang Prabang, MGallery, where classic French architecture and distinctive torchis walls blend seamlessly with local design elements. Nestled in this ancient town, famous for its royal history and ornate Buddhist temples—including the 16th-century Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai—the hotel features three historic homes showcasing beautiful wood flooring and traditional woven fabrics. Indulge your taste buds at the cozy bistro, have a sweet treat at The Ice Cream Parlour, or take a cooking class at the nearby Katoke cooking school.

Wellness Experiences in Hanoi

Explore the serene lakes, colonial heritage, and romantic boulevards that make Hanoi one of the most enchanting cities in Vietnam at the Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, MGallery. Tucked in the vibrant Old Quarter, the hotel features grand interiors and three stylish restaurants, including La Fée Verte (the “Green Fairy”), Satine and Café Lautrec. On the hotel’s third floor, escape to a wellness sanctuary, featuring the Santé Spa for massages and beauty treatments, a well-equipped fitness center, and the only heated, semi-outdoor swimming pool in the city, where you can enjoy views of Trang Tien Street and the historic Opera House.

Modern Gems in Paris

Since its construction in 1929, Molitor has played an interesting role in pop culture, from inspiring character names in Booker Prize-winning novels to launching underground parties in the early 2000s. Anchored by the historic, revitalized pool grounds in the 16th arrondissement, Hotel Molitor Paris, MGallery is a modern urban resort on the west side of Paris. Take a dip in the stunning pool or a walk over to the nearby Bois de Boulogne park. Among its culinary offerings, the seasonal roof terrace is one of the most attractive spots in Paris for lunch, dinner, or cocktails from May to September.

Sensorial Indulgences in Rio de Janerio

Situated on a historic coffee farm dating back to 1850, the luxurious Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery is a calming retreat in the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Evoking the golden age of Brazil’s cacao and coffee trade through a modern lens, the contemporary design strikes the perfect balance of old and new. See legendary sights like the lively Copacabana Beach, then escape the crowds at the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool overlooking Guanabara Bay, as well as at the relaxing Le Spa. Sample Latin American cuisine at Térèze Restaurant and enjoy bossa nova vibes with expertly mixed caipirinhas at Bar dos Descasados.

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