Ham Yard Hotel, London

Colorful and carefree, this Soho design paradise includes a hidden bowling alley and movie theater

Something’s in the air as soon as you arrive at London’s Ham Yard Hotel. It’s perhaps the immediate juxtaposition of calm after the walk through Piccadilly Circus, a block away. Situated in a private-like courtyard (where pedestrians can also take a shortcut), the hotel is surrounded by lovely independent boutiques, large oak trees, a gigantic bronze sculpture by English artist Tony Cragg, and rare for …

The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel

A new stylish reprieve overlooking the vibrant, centrally located Herengracht waterway

To put it simply, The Hoxton Amsterdam Hotel delivers the best of two distinct worlds. While the influence of The Hoxton brand is present in the chic decor and hip clientele, there’s something undeniably authentic and Dutch about the hotel itself—from the facade to the interior design. More than a conveniently located respite overlooking an active waterway, the hotel’s inviting cocktail bar, restaurant and five …

Vinyl Me, Please at Ace Hotel New York

Guests staying in room 212 are in for a musical (and visual) treat

Ace Hotel has always been hospitable to the arts—such as when they invited art collectives to live in Ace rooms during last year’s Fashion Week for a program called “Sleep / Walk“. Adding yet another thoughtful element to the overall cultural experience that is the Ace, a new year-long collaboration between the NYC location and Colorado-by-way-of-Chicago-based record-of-the-month club Vinyl Me, Please, will bring music (and …