From next-wave accommodation to remote art houses, your holiday home-from-home doesn’t need to be a budget job.
With trailblazers in hotel tycoon recruiting the ringleaders of design + interiors craftsmanship, a trip across the border can supply you with a lot more than an empty sunscreen bottle.
So grab your (internet) passport + prepare to be whisked off to MOXON’s top picks of the very best in European design-led decor.
Nestled in the Italian landscape of sun- drenched of Puglia, the Palazzo Daniele has been a Petrucci family heirloom for over 150-years. However, the historically-resonant palazzo is now re-imagined as a sophisticated suntrap for art-seeking punters.
Conceptualised by Gabriele Salini, Palazzo Daniele binds art, design, history and authenticity. The noble palazzo is a functioning hotel, as well as a contemporary art space hosting artist studios - a fully fledged member of Saslini’s collection of original hotels.
Venturing outside the familiar stomping ground of London? Find a Shoreditch sibling in France.
Part of the Hoxton Hotel family (with a selective number of digs in Amsterdam, Netherlands, New York and London), The Hoxton Paris is a tasteful clash of mid-century French Art Deco + contemporary refinement.
The building itself, originally belonging to Etienne Rivié, an adviser to Louis XV, is of undisputed French heritage - complete with original spiral staircases and mosaic marble floors.
Part of the fastidious Nobis family tree, the Copenhagen spot is the first design-led resort established outside Nobis’ native shores of Sweden.
Housed in a historic landmark building, once home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Copenhagen Hotel Nobis is the brainchild of Sigurd Lewerentz & designed by Swedish architects Wingårdhs.
Hosting a clash of textures, from the stark concrete reception desk to the soft leather seating of the lounge chairs, Nobis Copenhagen is very worthy of a night’s kip.
Split into two unique buildings, W Amsterdam is a twin set of contemporary finger-on-the-design-pulse hotels.
Across the road from one another, one W half is housed in an erstwhile telephone exchange building from the 1920s. It’s next of kin? A 1906 banking house directly opposite in the street.
With both W’s boasting space, style + impeccably crafted design, this is certainly not a Jekyll + Hyde relationship.
Directly opposite the Stockholm Concert Hall, the Haymarket embodies Nordic’s contemporary style - blended with a trip back to the 1920s.
With a brass balcony, gold-gilded interiors + an Art Deco glass chandelier, the Haymarket is very much the stylish city retreat.
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