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7 hotels to try, 7 cities to visit

Like their new hotels, already renowned for their bold style and chic, trendy atmosphere, some cities are setting the pace for the world and shaking things up. Madrid, Istanbul, New York and other cities are the focus of current trends in art, culture, architecture, design, food, and shopping. Destinations with a capital energy!

Gran Hotel Inglés, Madrid

Since its inauguration in 1886 in the Barrio de Las Letras, Madrid’s oldest hotel has been the favorite HQ of writers and artists. Just renovated, it opens a new chapter in its history with a sophisticated, glamorous look that is very much in tune with the times.

The Goodtime Hotel, Miami

Happy, Pharrell Williams had fun with this tropical oasis in the heart of South Beach. We find the spirit of the most famous district of Miami and its visual codes: the Art Deco façade, the pastel colors, spiced with retro furniture and street art.

Juliana Hotel Brussels, Brussels

Behind its neoclassical façade, this masterly residence on the Place des Martyrs hides a muffled and refined universe, of an assumed eclecticism: an elegant patchwork of sculptures, designer pieces, semi-precious marble and mosaics, under subdued lights.

Matild Palace, Budapest

Palace built in the Belle Époque, this icon of Budapest’s social and intellectual life has been superbly restored by the MKV Design studio. Its two restaurants and rooftop perpetuate its legend and embody its newfound modernity.

Bulgari Hotel, Paris

A new luxury setting on Avenue George V, the Bulgari brilliantly blends Italian dolce vita and Parisian art de vivre, from the lounge bar to the long swimming pool and the incredible penthouse. The sumptuous decor is by Milanese studio Antonio Citterio Patricial Viel, and the renovation of the building by architects Valode & Pistre.

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul

Two mansions dating from the Ottoman era have been brought together and renovated to form this prestigious boutique hotel in the European district of Sariyer. Its main asset: its views of the Bosphorus, very soothing, including from the spa.

Equinox Hotel, New York

An offshoot of the Equinox fitness club brand, this vertical hotel, designed by architect David Rockwell, overlooks the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan and The Vessel, a vessel designed by Thomas Heatherwick. A 100% lifestyle address with a huge terrace, a state-of-the-art gym and an amazing corner bar.

Céline Baussay