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Dec 23, 2016
By Emily Cater
City by City’s Travel A-List is back this holiday season with the top six cool new openings in stylish cities, so you can stay ahead of the curve.
Read on to find out what’s new and buzzworthy in Copenhagen, Chicago and Bangkok among other cities; and be sure to bookmark them for the next time you’re in town.
The Hollander, Chicago
2022 W. North Avenue 60647 / 1 872 315 3080
If you’re planning a trip to Chicago anytime soon, check into The Hollander for a unique social stay experience – where you can connect with other guests before you even arrive, and you’ll be sharing the hotel’s social spaces with locals. The hostel’s décor is minimal and industrial, with plenty of raw concrete and wooden tones, while the building itself was the historical Hollander Fireproof Warehouse from 1905.
1931 Collins Avenue 33139 / no phone number
Famous athleisure lifestyle brand KITH has opened its first location outside New York during Miami Art Week 2016. The flagship store was designed by Snarkitecture, featuring the brand’s signature décor – 500 cast Jordan sneakers as well as its collection of street apparel and limited edition sneakers. The store also includes a KITH Treats section, so don’t miss a tasty snack in the form of cereal or ice cream.
Strandgard 108 / no phone number
Noma fans rejoice! While the inimitable Copenhagen restaurant notorious for its several-month-long wait list has closed down, just next door comes Rene Redzepi and Kristian Baumann’s latest venture, 108 Copenhagen, which upholds the same philosophy of Noma, only at a far more accessible price point. The dishes feature food which is the result of foraging, fermenting and pickling, and in most instances is sourced from local farmers, while the interior was created by SPACE Copenhagen, who created a rustic, industrial space in typically Scandinavian style, replete with bespoke wood furnishings and a pared-back colour palette. Sure to be Copenhagen’s new must-visit restaurant.
IceHotel365, Jukkasjärvi (Sweden)
This unique hotel is the world’s first year-round ice hotel, featuring 20 suites, a frozen art gallery, and a champagne ice bar. The hotel features interiors decorated in the works of over 40 different artists and designers, while British architects Alex Haw and Aditya Bhatt created a dreamscape room for the hotel which features an ice staircase and ice bed. The novelty of the hotel isn’t the only reason to stay; visitors can also spend their time dogsledding, chasing the northern lights, or on a scenic boat trip on the river.
3/F, 3/3 Mall, 33 Sanlitun / 86 10 5136 5432
You’re a busy urbanite who still needs to look their best – we know the feeling well. If you’re in Beijing though, you can now drop by the new Singaporean concept salon-bar space. While you’re getting your hair done for a party or a quick trim and colour, you can also sip on free bubbly or wine. Need something with longevity? You can try out their “Permanent Blowout” which will leave you with a new hairstyle that lasts for as long as six months.
Dirty Hands Club, Bangkok
Sukhumvit 55, Thong lo 6 / 66 96 884 1564
Step in gentlemen, you’re in for a treat. Opened by owners of the Black Amber Social Club, the Dirty Hands Club is a new kind of nail salon and retreat made for the gents. The décor is reminiscent of an old school barber shop, and customers can sink into cushy leather chairs while getting nails trimmed or legs massaged. The best part? You’ll get your choice of whiskey or beer, as well as a private TV to play PlayStation on.
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