Looking for chic ultra modern hotels in Europe? There is a great range offering fantastic funky furnishings, art, music and food to delight the senses on all levels.
While in London the place to stay is the Sanderson, London. Located in the West End this hotel has been absolutely transformed by Phillippe Starck. From the funky seats to the stained glass wall in the billiard room, the Sanderson truly offers modern luxury within a stone's throw of the best that London has to offer. Even the music hits the right notes with tracks by the Arctic Monkeys, Super 700 and Mark Ronson. From your special private fitness area to the elegant Egyptian cotton sheets, the Sanderson creates a combination of extravagance and pure simplicity. Suka Restaurant, nestled at the end of the Long Bar, combines both British and Malaysian foods and was created by the celebrated chef Zac PelaccioIt. After a sumptuous meal, retire to the Courtyard Garden and relax amid the flowering plants, mosaics and fountains. The Sanderson is a truly surprising and sensual experience, nestled within the heart of London.
A protégé of Starck, Christophe Pillet created a contemporary hotel with absolute harmony of space at Hotel Sezz in Avenue Fremiet, Paris. With its acid colors, masculine furniture, leather and chrome beds and oversized bath tubs built for two, he has melded modern funk with comfort and luxury. When you first enter The Sezz, you are met by a personal assistant to make your stay enjoyable, instead of a clerk behind a desk. The Hotel offers personalized visits to the Veuve Clicquot cellars, accompanied shopping and gallery visits. Spend some time in the Jacuzzi and steam room before heading over to the bar with its incredible gray and fuchsia intimate seating. A short walk to the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero Gardens, The Sezz offers authenticity with its natural fibers and rich woods.
Over in Rome, the Aleph is home away from home. With its rich colors Adam D. Tihany has performed magic in this old bank building. A few steps away from the Via Veneto, the Aleph offers minimalist design and an eclectic Italian design. With Tihany's larger than life photographs of a day in the life of Rome, the senses are delighted. The gourmet food in the Maremoto Restaurant is basic Mediterranean style, superbly cooked and presented. Savour the fiery red accents along with your food. The old bank vault is now a pleasurable paradise of massage and body treatments, thermal pool, sauna and Turkish baths.
Arne Jacobsen let himself go in his work at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, nestled in the middle of Copenhagen. A landmark building of the jet age, this Hotel stimulates the senses. Its recent renovations have kept the contemporary Danish design.
With its funky swan and egg chairs to the individual check-in platforms, the lobby sets the scene for a truly remarkable experience. The sweeping glass and chrome staircase sits amid the twinkling lights. Your room oozes comfort and appeal and you may book a room overlooking the famous and fabulous Tivoli Gardens. The innovative Scandinavian design is similar everywhere you look, from the classic beds to the bathrooms. The suites are spacious, with contemporary Danish furnishings.
Athens has produced some exciting hotels since the Olympics. The Baby Grand stands out if fun and funky is what you are after. This five star hotel offers everything you expect and then some. Stay in one of the quirky deluxe graffiti rooms where different artists have created different themes for each room. They range from cartoon characters and Chinese landscapes to jungle scenes and Japanese street art. When you enter the lobby you can not help but notice the book-in desks are two vintage Mini Coopers. The modern twist of the Meat Me Restaurant to the decadent Spa Carita and the in-tune Moet and Chandon Bar gives you everything you want at your fingertips. The Baby Grand is a short walk to the Plaka, the oldest section of Athens which sits in the shadow of The Acropolis. On the other side, this vibrant hotel, in Kotzia Square, is a stone's throw to the trendy Psirri area with its modern night clubs and bars.
Wherever you are in Europe, you can find the hippest hotels to make your stay enjoyable.