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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.

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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

Gaathafushi Private Island, W Retreat & Spa, Maldives

Gaathafushi is a private island paradise.

It forms part of the luxurious W Retreat & Spa resort in the Maldives, accessible by sea plane.

Guests can stay alone on the island for the day or for an overnight ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience. White sand beaches line the shore and the crystal clear lagoon is perfect for swimming.  Read more

James Bond Hotels – Sorrento Penthouse,Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Carrying on with more James Bond inspired posts takes us to Miami, and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. Goldfinger was set here.

The Fontainebleau Sorrento Penthouse is a five-bedroom extravaganza with six bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room and private in-suite elevator. A pool, on the private balcony, looks out over the Atlantic Ocean.

This is an ultra-glamourous suite that has been home for many celebrities.

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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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Suite, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania

This luxury resort has a stunning location beside the largest intact volcanic crater in the world.

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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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Al Khaimah Tented Pool Room, Banyan Tree Al Wadi, UAE

This concept resort is located between the Arabian Gulf and the Al Hajjar Mountains, less than and hour’s drive from Dubai. All the luxurious villas have pools and are designed in a traditional Arabic style – the hotel has an Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa, dedicated nature reserve, private beach club and an 18-hole championship golf course.

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Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

All of the open-plan villas at this five star resort in Bali have private saltwater pools, sun terraces and ocean-view cabanas.

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Pacific Suite, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

Perched on the cliffs of the rugged Big Sur coastline, amongst native flowers and towering forests, are the Pacific Suites at the Post Ranch Inn.

Hollywood’s finest flock to this secluded haven to enjoy the mix of rustic ambience, luxurious facilities and first-class service. Read more

Singita Explore, Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

Singita Explore is a mobile eco-safari that captures the true nature of this type of African experience.

The camp forms part of the luxury 350,000 acre reserve owned by American financier and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones and operates on an exclusive-use basis. The elegant tents are supremely comfortable with beds, bucket showers and flushing toilets – guests gather at the communal mess tent to lounge on linen sofas, sip cocktails and enjoy delicious food prepared by a skilled chef.

The ability to set up camp on the reserve’s remoter locations offers guests the chance to see spectacular natural events, including the famous annual wildebeest migration.  Read more

Cottage 7, Jamaica Inn, Jamaica

Cottage 7, discreetly tucked away on a secluded peninsula and overlooking a private cove, is a true honeymoon paradise.

The interior of this two storey villa is typically Caribbean with teak floors, crisp white linen and local artisan touches. Soaring windows offer views of the private infinity pool and sparkling sea. Upstairs the bedroom is wonderfully romantic with a four poster bed, stunning bathroom and balcony. A deck outside is the perfect sunbathing spot. Read more

Suite 19, Riad El Fenn, Marrakech

This hip riad is an oasis of luxury in the heart of bustling Marrakech. Read more

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 Suites, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

True romance beckons at this intimate African camp where four -poster beds lie under starry African skies and  free-standing baths magically appear on private candlelit decks. 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

The Grand Teton Suite, Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Amangani, which means ‘peaceful home’, is perched 7000ft above sea level on the towering East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole. As part of the prestigious Aman Resorts it’s luxury all the way at this hotel; whether you choose to stay for a skiing break in winter or to explore The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in summer. Read more

Penthouse Extreme WOW Suite, W South Beach Hotel, Miami

The three bedroomed Extreme WOW Penthouse takes top-floor billing at this ultra glamorous ocean front hotel.

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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

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