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Top 5 Destination Hotels

A great hotel experience can be the difference between a holiday being ‘nice’ or ‘ah-mazing’.

With that in mind, we’ve been taking note of the following trailblazing stays which come courtesy of NET-A-PORTER’s The Edit.

Their team of discerning travel experts have outlined five destination hotels that are so much more than somewhere to lay your head for the night. Read on for their pick; just don’t blame us if you love them so much you never want to leave… 

Chiltern Firehouse, London

If you’ve still not managed to get a booking at Chiltern Firehouse, we can tell you it has not got much easier… however the Grade II-listed fire station run by hotelier André Balazs is well worth the wait. He’s tastefully restored the 26 rooms into staycation spots worthy of the fashion pack (Kate Moss and Alexa Chung included) as well as having a kitchen with renowned chef Nuno Mendes at the helm. 

From £395;


Mama Shelter, LA

Modern, creative and cool, one glance at Mama Shelter and you can tell it was designed by the team at Philippe Starck. Amidst playful rooms that each come with an iMac and Hollywood script to peruse, you should also note the lobby’s ceiling, which is home to a mural designed by the finest names on the LA art scene.

From $149;


Soniat House, New Orleans

Quickly becoming one of the coolest holiday destinations, New Orlean’s French Quarter is the perfect blend of culture, old-world charm and Deep South hospitality. Soniat House should be your stay of choice. With townhouse verandas and a candle-lit garden, it’s the perfect retreat from the hustle of this exciting, but frenetic city. 

From $245;


The Daniel, Paris

For a wow-worthy stay in the centre of Paris plump for Hotel Daniel, a renovated 18th-century townhouse that’s a few steps away from the Champs-Élysées and is as elegant as it is romantic. We love the sound of the Daniel Suite, which boasts its own French-door balcony with views of the Eiffel Tower and decadent chinoiserie décor. 

From €261.25;


The Islington, Tasmania

Foodies and architecture fans alike will be fighting for a room at this sprawling 19th-century estate, which only has eleven suites. With the vibe of an exclusive private residence, your discerning eye will appreciate its mix of fine art, antique furniture, glass atriums and landscaped grounds (complete with Mount Wellington views) that are the perfect spot for al fresco dining on local Tasmanian fare. 

From AUS$345;


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