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The latest hotels in the world’s coolest cities are all about impeccable design. Lifestyle editor Estee Kershoff rounds up her favourites.

Henrietta Hotel, London

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The first UK hotel by Experimental Group – the collective behind the award-winning Grand Pigalle in Paris – comprises two neighbouring townhouses in Covent Garden. design cred The 18 Italianate suites by Dorothée Meilichzon of Chzon seduce in dark jewel tones and luxe textures, offset by crisp white linen, for a fresh European feel. on arrival Check out the in-room minibar stocked with bespoke cocktails.
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The hotel restaurant

The Covent Garden room at Henrietta Hotel in London

Public, New York

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Uber-hotelier Ian Schrager’s newest offering just opened on New York’s Lower East Side. design cred Fantastically extravagant in terms of spacial configuration, the hotel design highlights the public spaces with meeting rooms, a deli, restaurants, bar, store and garden for locals and guests to use alike. All with a low-key luxe factor and plenty of tech. on arrival Find one of the roaming attendants to check in (there’s no traditional reception desk here) and have your phone programmed to act as your room key.
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Public’s lobby with clusters of stylish work areas and a full-service bar

A standard double room at the hotel

Hotel store Trade sells unique books, accessories, jewellery and clothing

Senato Hotel, Milan

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A private residence turned into a comfortable yet utterly sophisticated boutique hotel in the heart of Milan. The atmosphere is classic Milan–spare. DESIGN CRED Every furniture piece was designed by architect Alessandro Bianchi and realised by local craftsmen, including the wall installation of bespoke Ginkgo Biloba-shaped lights illuminating the reception area. ON ARRIVAL Book a massage at the recently opened spa.
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Senato Hotel’s public area

Senato Caffè

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