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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

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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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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