15 Hotels Fit for a Chef
Collected by Afar Magazine
Who values service—and exceptional food—more than a chef? Eleven tastemakers on hotels that truly deliver.
109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France
Mama Shelter’s owners, who launched the Fleche d’Or indie rock club across the street, turned an outlying location in the 20th arrondissement into an advantage. They enlisted Philippe Starck to design the restaurant, bar, pizzeria, and...
637-641 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
Considered one of Australia’s best living painters, John Olsen is famous for his squiggly-lined watercolor and oil renditions of the antipodean landscape, often marked by a big hot sun or a central body of water. The second property in the...
Sköldungagatan 2, 114 27 Stockholm, Sweden
Twelve distinctive rooms in a restored 1910 brick town-house mix sophisticated touches (marble bathtubs) with comforts such as sheep-skin throws and Scandinavian antiques. Guests have all-hours access to a kitchen with a fridge full of cheeses,...
BUUSTAMON 142, 837 52 Åre, Sweden
Chef Niklas Ekstedt, of Ekstedt restaurant in Stockholm used to stay at Buustamons Fjällgård, a ski resort up in the mountains in Åre, when he was a little kid. “Back then it was really just a cheap, family hostel,” he says. “Recently they...
75 Hastings St, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
This beachfront resort overlooking Laguna Bay on Australia’s Sunshine Coast is a stone’s throw from one of the world’s great surf point breaks. David Kinch, the chef behind Manresa in Los Gatos, California, often coordinates his travels around...
1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Australian TV-chef personality Curtis Stone, who recently opened his first U.S. restaurant, Maude, in L.A., says he jumps at a chance to visit Miami just so he can stay at the Delano in South Beach. “I might even go as far as to say it's one of my...
1 Chome-12-33 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Chef David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, California visits Japan multiple times a year seeking culinary inspiration. When he travels to Tokyo, he stays at the ANA Intercontinental hotel: “It’s comfortable and perfectly located as a base to get...
20 Whitsunday Blvd, Whitsundays QLD 4803, Australia
Islands trace the Great Barrier Reef up the northeastern coast of Australia, clustering in the clear blue waters known as the Whitsundays. There, nestled on Hamilton Island, Qualia has set a new standard for Australian...
Carr. Transpeninsular Km 28, Tourist Corridor, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Cabo Surf Hotel is a beachside property in San José del Cabo, an area popular among surfers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Located right on the bay, the hotel is ideal for guests who want to dedicate the majority of their vacation time to...
North Shore Road, St. John, St John 00831, USVI
Caneel Bay resort arranges day-long charters on sloops through its local partner New Horizons. The boats hop between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Guests stop to swim in the natural pools at the Baths on Virgin Gorda and have a Painkiller...
15 Phố Ngô Quyền, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 010000, Vietnam
A landmark in Hanoi’s French Quarter since opening in 1901, this colonial building with distinctive green shutters and gleaming vintage Citroën Traction cars out front has welcomed presidents, ambassadors, and literary and...
198 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Built in 1883, the Parsonage is a Victorian time capsule and historic landmark in the Lower Haight. Owners Joan Hull and John Phillips lived and raised their kids in the mansion before converting it to a bed and breakfast in the late '90s. The...
Via S. Pasquale, 51, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
“It’s not just the spectacular view or the bar’s perfectly executed Aperol spritz cocktail that makes this hotel so special,” says Nancy Silverton, chef at Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. “It’s the attentive but not overbearing staff. You probably...
5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme opened in 2002 at the heyday of Asian minimalism, with American architect Ed Tuttle employing dark woods, taupe silks, and clean-lined furniture to transform the grand, 19th-century former headquarters of the...
Km 5, 5 Norte S/N, Natales, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
If there were ever a hotel with history, it’s the Singular Patagonia. Opened as a hotel in November 2011, the original building once served as a post-Victorian cold-storage factory built by the British in 1915 for the purpose of processing...
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