City Stays to Suit Your Mood
Collected by Afar Magazine
Sometimes what you want in a hotel is old-school service and a classic look. Other times, you crave of-the-moment cool, a place where all the scene you need is just a stroll from your room. Either way, we’ve got you covered in five cities around the globe. Later this year, watch for Hilton's neighborhood-inspired Canopy hotels and the community-focused Tommie hotels, a spinoff of Commune Hotels & Resorts.
1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
A grand dame of midcentury South Beach has been reborn. In a massive reboot last fall, all 200 rooms were done up in geometric rugs and curvy leather headboards. The design pays homage to 1940s and 1950s glamour (as do the uniforms, by Hollywood...
4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
When the flagship Thompson hotel opened in the heart of South Beach last November, it became the address for Miami’s cool crowd. During the day, guests bask poolside on bright yellow loungers under blue-and-white striped umbrellas. At night, the...
128/19, Nahar Garh Rasta, Purani Basti, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Housed in one of the oldest palaces in Jaipur, this boutique hotel—owned by Jaipur’s royal family—is one of the most romantic places to stay in the Pink City. The rooms here are made for Instagram, with colorful wallpaper,...
54, Lane Number 2, Ajmer Road, Gopal Bari, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
The sister property to the Hotel Pearl Palace, beloved by backpackers, offers the same warm hospitality but with grown-up digs. Local craftspeople created a regional look for each of the eight spacious suites. One room replicates a bhunga house...
Cra. 7 ##69a-22, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
A residential oasis in Bogota’s main business district, the 1945 hotel has been declared a National Historical Conservation Monument. The hotel has a great reputation for its intuitive staff, and its 24 sophisticated rooms and suites have a mix of...
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...
Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti، 40000, Morocco
Morocco isn’t really recognized as a fine dining destination, so if you come for that reason, you're likely to be disappointed, with one notable exception: The food at the Royal Mansour, while expensive—tasting menus at either La...
70 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Contemporary art expert Philomena Schurer Merckoll has turned a garden-courtyard home in the heart of the Medina into a stylish, six-room retreat. Minimalist decor accented with leather poufs, vintage kilims, and other finds from local souks pulls...
Calle de Mejía Lequerica, 8, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Madrid got its first five-star boutique last September with the opening of Urso. The 72-room hotel is set in an early-20th-century palace that encompasses an entire city block. Despite the neoclassical facade and grand marble staircase, the hotel’...
Calle del Barquillo, 21, 28004 Madrid, Spain
At this newcomer to the lively Chueca district, it’s all about the guest, right down to an all-day breakfast menu, early check-in and late checkout, and loaner portable Wi- Fi routers. Rooms are small, but guests are encouraged to hang out in the...
2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
When Freehand launched in Miami at the end of 2012, it became a welcome alternative to the city’s glitzy hotel scene. The retro-inspired, summer-camp-style hotel is housed in a 1930s building outfitted with vintage furnishings and wood...
210 Main Rd, Joe Batt's Arm, NL A0G 2X0, Canada
Fogo Island Inn sits at the very edge of the north Atlantic on isolated Fogo Island in Newfoundland. Designed by internationally renowned architect Todd Saunders, the inn's arrestingly modern appearance is meant to call to mind the shape of an...
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Built in 1525 as the family home of Doge Andrea Gritti, this antique-stocked palazzo has rooms with mosaic floors, hand-painted furniture, and panoramic views of the Grand Canal. Murano glass chandeliers and sconces light up the hotel that Ernest...
Cno. C. Egusquiza y Paso del Barranco, 20400 Punta del Este, Uruguay
Brazilian hotelier Rogerio Fasano took a gamble when he built Fasano Punta del Este 12 miles inland from Uruguay’s popular beaches. When guests enter the gates to the 1,200-acre property, they see cattle and horses grazing on expanses of...
330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When it opened in 1889, the Jerome lured New York City socialites and European aristocrats with its mix of rough-and-tumble mountain swagger and “modern” amenities (plumbing and electricity). In December 2012, the 94-room property...
Schottenring 24, 1010 Wien, Austria
Originally constructed in 1873 as a hotel for the World Exhibition trade fair, this grand building never actually opened its doors to guests. It was instead used as a police station and then a government building. A restoration project led by two...
Center Blvd. 5, 2300 København, Denmark
You might guess that the Leaning Tower of Pisa inspired the slanted design of the Bella Sky Comwell hotel. But architects from the Danish firm 3XN drew on Japanese origami concepts to create the tilting twin towers, which lean apart from each...
71480 Le Miroir, France
This chic five-bedroom lodge offers a fresh take on the classic Savoie region ski chalet. Wool throws woven at a local mill and French sofas and armchairs complement the large stone fireplace and other rustic details. Customize your adventure—...
Mikonos 846 00, Greece
From the outside, San Giorgio looks like one of Greece’s ubiquitous whitewashed homes. Inside, traditional Greek textiles and locally made furniture adorn the 33 unfussy rooms. Most feature rough-hewn wooden dressers, large circular jute...
Povoa de Penafirme, 2560-046 A dos Cunhados, Portugal
Goncalo Alves and his wife, Marta Fonseca, spent eight years turning an abandoned chicken farm on Portugal’s wild Costa de Prata into their dream retreat. “We wanted a big house to share with people,” says Alves. Their hotel,...
52068 W Fork Rd #38, Dolores, CO 81323, USA
Among the most lauded hotel openings in recent years, Dunton Hot Springs is a glitterati mainstay, with its batch of former mining community cabins that look straight out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue. You don’t have to book a pricey stay at...
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
The 269-room Ace Hotel New York feels like a well-worn, supple leather sofa where everyone from young Yale lawyers to indie filmmakers sink into easy conversation about micro-loans, SEO and first dates. At least that’s what I’m overhearing while...
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