Whetting your wanderlust appetite, this article will take you on a design-focused tour of select nations: Argentina, Belgium. Hungary, Mexico, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Special emphasis has been given to notable buildings, national design movements and architectural styles. There are also well-designed and well-executed hotels and restaurants for you to indulge in–and a few Instagrammable destinations worth building a vacation around. Enjoy Destination Design.
Raffles – The 127-year-old Raffles Hotel sitting in the heart of Singapore is the flagship property of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, a subdivision of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Opened in 1887, the beautifully preserved colonial-style hotel has come a long way from being a private beach house to being christened a national monument. This is her story.
Lloyd Hotel – The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam is an all-accommodating establishment that is rich with history as it is with quirkiness. Guests have the liberty to choose from 117 rooms, each fitted out by Dutch artists and designers and classed between one to five stars based on their size.