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LONDON’S BEST PLACES TO STAY: A ROOM FOR LONDON

 

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This one-bedroom art installation sits on top of the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and is certainly one of the capital’s coolest places to stay.

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Designed  by David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner this exciting little place takes the form of a vintage riverboat.

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A Room For London forms part of the Living Architecture stable of renowned properties.

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With an en-suite double bedroom, kitchenette, library and viewing deck, guests are invited to rest and reflect upon what they see and hear during their one night stay; logging their thoughts, observing cloud patterns, the character of the river and deeper undercurrents.

www.living-architecture.co.uk

 

 

Dragon Nest Art Suite, Ice Hotel, Sweden

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The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi is located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Every year artists from around the world gather to re-build the hotel using the crystal clear water from the nearby Torne River. Artists Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj and Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan designed the Dragon Nest Suite.

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Going to sleep at night means snuggling up inside a polar sleeping bag on top of reindeer hides wearing thermals and a woolly hat. In the morning a glass of hot lingonberry juice is delivered before a sauna and breakfast.  Read more

James Bond Hotels – The Atlantic Suite, Hamburg

Atlantic Suite, Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg, Germany 

This is an iconic hotel for all 007 fans and a favourite A-list destination.

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The Mirrorcube, Treehotel, Sweden

Be part of the landscape at this unique hotel, in the forests of Swedish Lapland.

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Royal Villa Koroni, The Romanos, Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece

 

With a setting overlooking the shimmering Ionian Sea, the luxurious Royal Villa Koroni will really take your breath away. Read more

Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite, The Churchill Hotel, London


London’s Churchill Hotel is offering a special ‘limited edition’ Saatchi Gallery Suite until the end of April – perfect for art Read more

The Schiaparelli Suite, The May Fair Hotel, London

The eye-popping Schiaparelli Suite is named after the avant-garde Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who introduced ‘shocking pink’ to the world in the 1940’s. Read more

De Spin, Harbour Crane Hotel, Harlinger, Netherlands

This two bedroom cabin, perched on top of a 150ft-tall converted 1960s crane overlooking the Wadden Sea, is the best and only room in this unique mini-hotel.  Read more

Loft Suite, Le Manoir de la Maison Blanche, Amboise, France

This immaculate manor house in the Loire valley is wonderfully French in every way. Read more

Private Wing, Puro Hotel, Palma, Mallorca

The Private Wing, at the design-mecca Puro Hotel, is the ultimate get-together venue with 11 suites, spa, gym and 24-hour concierge. Read more

Penthouse suite, Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy

 

The five-star Rome Cavalieri, set in fifteen acres of lush gardens, is an oasis of calm in this frantic, spell-binding city.


The views from the Penthouse Suite are stunning, taking in many of Rome’s ancient sites, and the interior is equally breathtaking.

 

Andy Warhol paintings decorate the walls, a Karl Lagerfeld sofa sits in the corner, and a hot tub on the private roof terrace is the perfect spot for champagne under the stars …

www.romecavalieri.com

I Sassi, Castello di Vicarello, Tuscany, Italy

The Castello di Vicarello, run by the Bacchesschi Berti family, commands a striking position over the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and woodland.

A sympathetic refurbishment of this 12th century castle, using ancient stone, terracota, antique furniture and Italian artefacts, has created a place of retreat and exceptional beauty. Roses, mulberry bushes and lavender grow in the dreamy gardens. Read more

Cube Loft, Backstage Hotel, Zermatt

Famous Swiss designer Heinz Julen has added a 19-room boutique hotel to his legendary Vernissage cinema and bar in the centre of Zermatt. Read more

La Suite Chaillot, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

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The Chaillot Suite , on the fifth floor of The Shangri-La Hotel, has a magnificent 430 square-foot corner terrace offering one of the most enviable views in Paris. The Eiffel Tower, just across the Seine, takes centre stage and even the Sacré Coeur can be glimpsed in the background.

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John and Yoko Suite, Hilton, Amsterdam

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In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono immortalised Room 902 in the Amsterdam Hilton when they used it as a stage for their ‘bed-in-for-peace’.

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