Europe – Other

Sneak Peek: Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Following a two-year renovation, the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen, Denmark, has reopened. While the nearly 260-year-old hotel’s ornate architecture remains, its original 123 rooms have been converted into 90 larger rooms (from about $450 to $7,630), including 60 suites. The property’s restaurant, Marchal, is led by the chef Ronny Emborg, who earned a Michelin star […]

Hotel Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

The famous grand hotel in Amsterdam reopened in June as part of Sofitel’s new Legend brand. This collection from the French hospitality company includes the Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam, Egypt’s Old Cataract Aswan on the Nile, and other carefully restored historic hotels, a group to which the Grand rightfully belongs.   Dating to 1411—when two […]

Golf: Cyprus Star

With only a handful of courses scattered across its parched, garrigue-carpeted landscape, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is not the first place that comes to mind as a warm-weather golfing destination for Europeans. Overshadowed by Spain and even Morocco and Tunisia, this divided 3,572-square-mile island—Cyprus is split between the Greek-controlled south and Turkish-occupied north—has a […]

Aman Sveti Stefan

On the heels of similar conversion projects in Cambodia, China, and Sri Lanka, Singapore-based Amanresorts is set to reveal its largest restoration effort to date: an 82-acre compound on and off mainland Montenegro that is being transformed into the Aman Sveti Stefan resort. During the early 15th century, fishermen sought refuge on Sveti Stefan Island […]

InterContinental Amstel

Since 1867, the Amstel has been a fixture on the banks of its namesake river in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The hotel became an InterContinental property in 1981 and since has reduced the number of Accommodations (which now total 55 guest rooms and 24 suites, most with views of the Amstel River). The hotel also experienced a […]

Grand Hôtel

When Greta Garbo said, “I want to be alone,” she was in a Grand Hotel in a different city. But whenever the reclusive star visited her hometown in Sweden, she stayed at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm. During one visit, Garbo never left her suite, even hiding from the manager who delivered her meals. The Grand, […]

Four Seasons Hotel, Gresham Palace

Few hotels offer a more magnificent prospect than that of Gresham Palace, Four Seasons’ Art Nouveau landmark on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. The grand sweep of the Chain Bridge leads your eye from the Pest side of the city toward the hills of Buda, where the Royal Palace, spires of the […]

Hotel Kämp

Turn-of-the-20th-century Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is said to have seen music in shapes and colors. This may explain why, when he needed inspiration, Sibelius retired to the Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland. The Kämp features candy-colored easy chairs and gleaming Corinthian columns in a two-tiered lobby with a marble mosaic floor. Equally welcoming, in fittingly […]

The Regent Esplanade

After arriving by rail with trunks and suitcases—and a parade of servants carrying parcels, packages, and monogrammed silver—early visitors to Zagreb’s Regent Esplanade were swept directly from the train station, through a park, and into the hotel’s black-and-white marble lobby. The lobby (a space large enough for side-by-side soccer games) remained hushed despite the entourage, […]

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