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Hotel Carmel
Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood with its own sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
Hotel Market Barcelona
Hotel Market Barcelona, found near the Sant Antoni Market, is a chic boutique hotel with upmarket style credentials.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
STK Los Angeles
Beautiful cuts, beautiful people and beautiful decor sum up LA's power steakhouse, STK Los Angeles, in its new found Beverly Hills location...
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.
Petit Trois
Petit Trois is a popular and truly petite Franco-licious restaurant in Hollywood, offering up lashings of Parisian ambience and delicious bistro fare.
The Gadarene Swine
Apart from the odd drizzle of honey, there are no animal products on the menu at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City, but you won’t miss them.
Kameha Grand Zurich
The Kameha Grand Zurich is a lavish, boldly designed business hotel with themed suites and its own Michelin-starred restaurant.
Other Mama
A modern, American-style raw bar in Vegas’ Westside serving sustainable seafood and unique cocktails, Other Mama is a labour of love from chef Dan Krohmer.
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich
Found in the Enge District, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich expertly hosts both business and leisure travellers in historic surrounds.
Santo Remedio
Bypass the kitschy and venture to Santo Remedio – one of the few truly authentic Mexican restaurants in London.
Andiron Steak and Sea
Andiron Steak and Sea conjures a Hamptons-esque vibe, offering a creative menu of American classics and live music in Downtown Summerlin four nights a week.
Jing-A Taproom
The Jing-A Taproom is the flagship bar and eatery of the Jing-A Brewery serving a rotating selection of beers and a great food menu.
Hotel de Monti
Found in Monti, one of Rome’s oldest residential districts, the Hotel de Monti is a seven-bedroom hotel practically on the doorstep of the Colosseum.
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky offers Japanese-inspired dishes and an extensive drinks menu in its chic and colourful Downtown Vegas location.
Moncler
A timber-clad outpost of the luxury brand, the Moncler boutique in Verbier stocks chic clothing for men and women, including high-end skiwear.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
The Cocktail Trading Co Brick Lane
Bringing a welcome dose of fun to Shoreditch, The Cocktail Trading Co is a place for those who like their cocktails with a side of theatre.
Corsia del Giardino
Found a short stroll from La Scala, Corsia del Giardino is a classic Italian restaurant with garden-inspired interiors and a peaceful ambience.
Taj Dubai
Offering views of the Burj Khalifa, the Taj Dubai is a luxurious hotel overlooking Downtown Dubai with its own on-site spa and numerous restaurants.
Silk Club
At once a restaurant, rooftop bar and club, Silk Club is an exclusive night spot that attracts beautiful people from across the city to Chiado.
Bar Luce
Bar Luce is the cafe-cum-art installation at Milan’s cultural institution, the Fondazione Prada, offering light bites and Life Aquatic pinball machines.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers a sleek and unpretentious French dining experience from its spot within the MGM Grand, just steps from the slot machines.
Calif Oriental Lounge
Stepping inside Calif Oriental Lounge in Tallinn is like opening a door into the Thousand and One Nights and sticking around for cocktails and shisha.
Kook
A bit out of Rome proper, Kook serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes, including pizzas, in its quirky, quasi-industrial space near the town of Olgiata.
Boulevard Hotel Baku
The leading conference hotel in the country, the Boulevard Hotel Baku is a stylish option for both business and leisure travellers.
Great Leap #6
One of the pioneers of Beijing’s craft beer scene, Great Leap #6 offers up tastebud-tantalizing brews from its original location in the Dongcheng District.
Cordée des Alpes
The Cordée des Alpes is a centrally located, utterly luxurious hotel in Verbier, offering fine-dining and a dedicated Cinq Mondes spa.
Hotel Covell
Hotel Covell is a scene-tastic micro-hotel from the minds that brought LA the ultra-trendy Bar Covell, offering five intensely design-conscious rooms.
Creme de la Creme Tours
Creme de la Creme Tours is a bespoke, private shopping tour service in Buenos Aires from Anglo-Argentine style-maker Vanessa Bell.
Hôtel Mont-Blanc
Around for over a hundred years and recently lavishly refurbished, the Hôtel Mont-Blanc Chamonix is the grand dame of the Chamonix hotel scene.
Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv
Set in a landmark building from the 1930s, the Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv is a beautiful 19-room boutique hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Area, White City.
Miraj Hammam Spa
The Moroccan-inspired Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris offers traditional and high-end spa treatments from its location at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Onix Liceo Raval
The Onix Liceo Raval offers feel-good, highly-affordable accommodation in central Barcelona, with a business centre and Mozarabic architecture, to boot.
Backstage Hotel
Heinz Julen's Backstage Hotel in Zermatt boldly offers guests the chance to live inside art and replicate the story of Genesis in the spa.
Els Pescadors
Set on a charming tree-filled square, Els Pescadors serves perfectly cooked fish, seafood and rice dishes in Barcelona’s Sant Marti district.
Offshore Café
Its surf shack vibe belies its Swiss location, but the Offshore Café in Verbier is a beloved slope-side cafe offering hearty fare and a friendly atmosphere.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Positioned between the financial and entertainment districts in Downtown Toronto, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is one of the city’s hotel heavyweights.
Michaud Verbier
The House of Michaud has made a new home for itself in the Swiss mountains at Michaud Verbier selling top brands of fine jewellery and timepieces.
Slow Boat Brewery Taproom
The Slow Boat Brewery Taproom is one of the leading lights of Beijing’s craft beer scene, offering up an impressive selection of brews and great food.
Hôtel Le K2
The Hôtel Le K2 is one of the Leading Hotels of the World, with luxurious accommodation, Michelin-starred dining and a high-end spa.
Bindella Osteria & Bar
The first international outpost of Bindella, the Bindella Osteria & Bar offers Italian cuisine in its chic, contemporary space in Tel Aviv.
Brasserie Le Bec
A chic spot for après-ski in Verbier, Brasserie Le Bec offers international cuisine and a tantalising menu of wine and hot drinks.
Sternen Grill
The popular sausage joint, the Sternen Grill, offers the best wurst in Zurich from its restaurant and takeaway in the Hochschulen area.
Sukha Amsterdam
The chic, all-white warehouse space that is Sukha Amsterdam is stocked with a carefully curated selection of ethical, Dutch-made fashion and lifestyle pieces.
Rosewood Beijing
From the serene Spa & Wellness area to the 283 elegant guestrooms, the Rosewood Beijing strives to create a veritable oasis of calm in the Chinese capital.
The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
L’Apogée Courchevel
L’Apogée Courchevel is all about discreet opulence, providing guests with sumptuously decorated guestrooms, gourmet dining and a Sisley spa.
Sky Bar
Rarely out of Buenos Aires’ best bars lists, the open air Sky Bar is a bastion of nightlife in the city, with city views, cocktails, and live DJ sets.
Bayern
The first Bavarian brasserie in Israel, Bayern serves up sausages, schnitzel and beer in its sleek, two-level space in Tel Aviv.
Gokul Bar & Restaurant
Gokul Bar & Restaurant has achieved near-legendary status for its wallet-friendly drinks prices, a menu full of tasty eats, and its no-frills atmosphere.
Restaurant Tchaikovsky
Found within Tallinn’s Hotel Telegraaf, Restaurant Tchaikovsky is an award-winning restaurant offering Russian-French cuisine in elegant surrounds.
The Hotel Modern
Found in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, The Hotel Modern is a bright and bold boutique hotel with oodles of style and great amenities.
Riad Awa
Riad Awa is an urban retreat with oodles of unassuming, undeniable style found in Marrakech’s Kasbah district, near the Royal Palace and the Saadian Tombs.
Haberdash
Men’s fashion gets true Scandinavian treatment at Haberdash - a minimalist shop stocked with classic styles and well-crafted garments and accessories.
Restaurante El Padre
Restaurante El Padre offers international dishes and an impressively sized and selected drinks menu in Madrid’s Salamanca District.
Köleri 2
Bringing a taste of France to the impressively-forested neighbourhood of Kadriorg, Köleri 2 serves tasty Gallic treats, from French onion soup to macarons.

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