This is not surprising when you consider that its Valley Wing alone offers a high level of luxury, personalised service, a minimum of 50sq meters of space and floor-to-ceiling windows (some with stunning panoramic views of the city).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the 'Cafe Americain' – a stunning art deco room with Tiffany lamps, stained glass and recently uncovered murals inspired by 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
See more hotels on Time Out Amsterdam The Opposite House Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and located in the heart of Beijing's trendy Sanlitun district, The Opposite House is by far and away Beijing's coolest hotel.
The style is over-the-top elegance, with more marble and chestnut wood than you can shake a stick at: definitely a classy experience.
See more hotels on Time Out Beijing Faena Hotel Universe A true original in BA.
We asked Time Out's international magazine and online editors to tell us about the hot hotels – both new and old – in their cities.
See also Hip restaurants: new vs old The Shangri-La The Shangri-La has made an appearance in the best lists of multiple travel publications.Eden Amsterdam American Hotel Spacious rooms have been tastefully refurbished in this grand art nouveau building in the museum quarter.Guests are greeted by 'Lady American' – a 1920s flapper on the carpet inside each bedroom – and can watch live footage from a webcam on the roof.A striking, open-plan lobby reaches up to the sky, while fashion-themed works of art draw your eye to different corners of the relaxed space.The Zen rooms are the main reason to stay here, but the major bonus is the fantastic selection of restaurants and bars, including the popular after-work hangout Mesh and Mediterranean eatery Sureno.Alvear Palace Hotel The clue is in the word ‘palace’ – not, in this case, pretentious hyperbole.