5 Top-Notch Foreign Hotels
International travel destinations exemplify five-star hospitality.
1. Project: citizenM Gare de Lyon.
Standout: Interior elements riff on the City of Lights, from a sky bar that’s modeled after Parisian maisonettes to murals by local artists Mast Cora and Romain Froquet.
2. Project: Fairmont Quasar.
Firm: Wilson Associates.
Standout: Art deco details such as the whiskey bar’s decanter-inspired fixtures pay homage to a nearby liquor factory by Robert Mallet-Stevens.
3. Project: Mylines Hotel.
Firm: LYCS Architecture.
Site: Hangzhou, China.
Standout: Each of the romantic getaway’s 33 rooms manipulates scale, acoustics, surface materials, and illumination to magnify guests’ inner desires.
4. Project: Orient Jerusalem.
Standout: Meticulous stone work, an interactive museum of Templar artifacts, and a rooftop infinity pool ensure guests fully connect with the Holy City’s storied heritage.
5. Project: Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho.
Firm: Rockwell Group.
Standout: The restaurant’s skyline-inspired metal wall screens and the cloud-like furnishings in reception nod to the site’s high elevation.