1. GREECE, HALKIDIKI: EKIES (ekies.gr)
After hiking in the sloping hills of Halkidiki, a peninsula in northern Greece, Ekies is the perfect summer destination to discover stunning local beaches and tiny bays.
2. SLOVENIA, LJUBLIANA: VANDER HOTEL (vanderhotel.com)
The 16 airy rooms with light color schemes, textile floors, and bespoke furnishings are nestled at Vander Hotel, under Castle Hill on the banks of Ljubljanica river. With 4 connected buildings and a stunning roof terrace this is one of Europe’s best-kept spot.
3. POLAND, WARSAW: H15 Boutique Hotel (h15boutiqueapartments.com)
This hotel is a piece of living history in enchanting Warshaw’s old town. The 46 rooms are hosted in the 10th century building, located in one of the oldest streets in central Warsaw.
4. ITALY, MATERA: Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita (sextantio.it)
Dreaming about awaking in a stone cave in Southern Italy? Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita is the place for you combining the charm of centuries-old aesthetic with modern amenities.
5. UK, LONDON: Number Sixteen (firmdalehotels.com)
London has plenty of stunning Design Hotels but our pick of the summer is Number Sixteen, located in the heart of posh South Kensigton. The exquisite private garden is perfect to relax from the hectic city bustle.
6. AUSTRIA, WIEN: 25HOURS HOTEL (25hours-hotels.com)
Located in the hype Museumquartier, this hotel unveils a stage for a traveling troupe of modern nomads, smartphone tamers and digital acrobats. Pure fun to stay in any of the rooms and enjoying the crowded bar.
7. NETHERLANDS, MAASTRICHT: Kruiseherenhotel (chateauhotels.nl)
Located in the center of Maastricht, this renovated 15th-century monastery of the “Crutched Friars” offers a breathtaking synthesis: its veritable Gothic facade encloses a dressed-down modernity.
8. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: HOTEL JOSEF (hoteljosef.com)
Austrian hotelier Rudolf Ploberger opened the stylish Maximilian Hotel in Prague back in 1995. In 2002, he acquired the vacant lot on which Hotel Josef now stands. A few minutes walk from Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square, Hotel Josef is a jewel of contemporary architecture—and has given Ploberger the opportunity to enrich Prague’s landscape with a new dimension.
9. UKRAINE, KIEV: 11 MIRRORS (11mirrors-hotel.com)
11 Mirrors reflects (in all senses with reflective surfaces such as mirrored decorations and panoramic windows throughout its 11 stories and 49 luxurious rooms and suites) a new vision of modern Ukraine: minimal, cosmopolitan, collaborative and inspiring. Kiev’s first and only design hotel.
10. ROVIJI, CROATIA: HOTEL LONE (lonehotel.com)
For business or all-out relaxation, this hotel located in a stunning part of the Croatia’s Adriatica cradle, offer guests the perfect symbiosis of work and play. The open-plan lobby allows the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area to flood the interiors.