Get your passport ready and your bags packed. These hotels come equipped with all the modern luxuries of your dreams.
The Kube Hotel, Paris, France
This ultra-modern hotel, marked by a striking glass cube entrance is just a five-minute walk from the nearest metro stop. Its stylish rooms and suites overlook a modernist inner courtyard. Rooms are designed with Plexiglass walls, diffused by blue LED lights, and fitted with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and game consoles. The Nordik suite includes a suspended, backlit bed and an elevated bathroom with illuminated tub. Also on premises are two conference centers, a contemporary restaurant, fitness center, and the Ice Kube Bar, designed to resemble a floating iceberg.
Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square, London, England
While the building may have been constructed in 1922, the recently opened Four Seasons London is of the city’s most modern hotels. Inspired by ancient Roman design, common areas feature clean lines, classical columns and crystal chandeliers, giving the space a serene quality. Rooms come equipped with modern conveniences such as heated bathroom floors, and bedside lighting and drapery controls. Each room is provided an iPad for access to the hotel’s services, which include a lavish spa with hammam, a 46-foot pool, steam room, sauna and nail salon. Guests can make reservations for the gourmet French restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
The Fontenay Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Sitting on the banks of beautiful Lake Alster, the newly-opened Fontenay Hamburg was designed by a local architect to complement its surroundings and is reported to have cost over $100 million. All of its 131 rooms come with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing in ample light and gorgeous views. Amenities include a garden restaurant, a 10,000-square-foot spa with an indoor-outdoor infinity pool, bar, and atrium lounge.
Inspired by the spacecraft of the same name, the retro-modern, space-themed Luna2 Hotel pairs a 1960s feel with modern design. All studio rooms have open-plan lounges and bathrooms, dining tables, and a large balcony, and come stocked with an iPad, iPod with Bose sound dock, and a fully-stocked MAXI bar in retro Smeg fridge. The one and only deluxe studio has two balconies and overlooks the serene Seminyak Beach. Other hotel features include an intimate 24-person restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a 16-seat Lunaplex private cinema.
The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa
Towering above the waterfront, 28-room Silo Hotel occupies the top six floors of a historic grain silo complex. Each room features vibrant, eclectic decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking harbor views. The hotel boasts an exclusive art gallery, a relaxing library, rooftop bar, contemporary restaurant, and an indulgent spa with a gym and sauna. Guests don’t have to travel far for some local culture, as the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa occupies the lower levels of the building.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California
Just minutes from Rodeo drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Waldorf Astoria’s only West Coast property provides each of its lavish rooms and suites with oversized balconies and unobstructed views of Los Angeles. The 12-story Art Deco building also includes a 5,000 square foot spa and French restaurant headed by Michelin-star chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. Guests can relax and enjoy the view in the rooftop bar, take a swim in the heated pool, or book a pampering session at the La Prairie Spa.
Have you booked your vacation yet? Which one will you choose first? Maybe it’s time for Rock-Paper-Scissors.