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