At last, a stylish design hotel has arrived in Almaty. This 60s Soviet building has been thoroughly renovated to create a modern, minimal space with 60 state-of-the-art rooms decked out in off-white tones with accents of grey or orange. All rooms boast Italian furniture, smart design, futuristic touch lighting and gorgeous bathrooms, plus printing facilities and WiFi for business travellers. The Spanish designer behind the hotel has made ingenious use of the space, in particular with the studio-style standard rooms, where the sink and vanity are part of the bedroom and the WC and shower are tucked away in sleek cabinets. The hotel is conveniently located in a quiet but central spot on Furmanov, with various restaurants and cafes close by, and there’s a tiny gym with top-of-the-range equipment and a smart 24-hour restaurant on-site. This service is exemplary and this slick, stylish property is definitely one of our top picks.