City-changing Hotels

Some places sell themselves. You don’t need to be convinced to visit San Francisco, Paris, or Sydney. You need a good reason for others, though. Here are five hotels—in the United States, Belgium, Australia, and Indonesia—that will immediately make you rethink their cities.

Photo: Hotel Clermont

Atlanta: Find a landmark building, a revitalized hotel, refurbished rooms, a basement brasserie, and a rooftop hot spot in the capital of Georgia.

Photo: Freepoint Hotel

Cambridge: Discover the new kid on the block, an art-filled lobby, cozy nooks, a locally-sourced restaurant, and a glassed-in garden across the Charles River.

Photo: Main Street Boutique Hotel

Ypres: Settle into a small boutique hotel, a Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, individually decorated rooms, complimentary minibars, and an honesty bar with sweet treats in West Flanders.

Photo: Alex Hotel

Perth: Explore the end of the world with a flat white at check-in, an artsy workspace, an honor bar stocked with local beer and wine, a posh restaurant, and a rooftop terrace in the capital of Western Australia.

Photo: The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

Jakarta: Move into an art-filled hotel, an elegant room, a huge outdoor pool, and restaurants that showcase flavors and techniques from around the world in Southeast Asia’s largest city.


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