Live like royalty at the Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne. This hotel, completed in 1861, has hosted Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Nelson Mandela and Tina Turner. Book a room with a Jacuzzi and soak up the lake views. Enjoy Sophie-Anne Pic’s menu in her eponymous two Michelin star restaurant. Fancy some wine? No problem. The hotel’s cellar contains 75,000 bottles.
Check into the Canopy by Hilton concept hotel. Created from six connected houses in Reykavik’s 101 district, the hotel offers speedy mobile check-in and evening tastings of local delicacies. There are bikes for guests wanting to explore, and the swooping silhouette of the 73m-high Hallgrimskirka church, star of so many postcards, is just 500m away.
Danish architect Arne Jacobsen gave the world the Egg chair and Copenhagen’s Royal Hotel, now a Radisson Blu. Completed in 1960, the hotel, just 8km from the Copenhagen airport, is furnished in Jacobsen’s signature functionalism style. The view from the 20th floor restaurant is guaranteed to make you smile.