With all of the traveling I’ve done lately, I have to admit a swank hotel makes all the difference. Yes, a fully-stocked mini bar and feather pillows are coveted essentials, but I always catch myself admiring a hotel’s fabulous Art Deco furnishings and fixtures. Below I’ve selected some of the most enviable accommodations that exude the elegance of this classic style.
The Beaumont, London
With its old-world aesthetic and stately Art Deco design, it’s hard to believe this London hotel only opened in 2014. The Beaumont boasts beautifully refurbished interiors that mirror the 1926 building’s historical bones.
The Raleigh, Miami
Established in 1940 and deemed a “grand dame” of South Beach Art Deco by Condé Nast Traveler, the Raleigh Miami Beach is an Art Deco oasis. The oceanside hotel is renowned for its gorgeous sinuous pool, which served as a one-of-a-kind runway for Chanel’s 2009 Resort show.
The Waldorf-Astoria, New York
A true Art Deco legend, the Waldorf-Astoria was the tallest and largest hotel in the world when it opened on Park Avenue in 1931. With a star-studded guest list that includes Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald, the Waldorf-Astoria epitomizes the luxury and grandeur of the era, an iconic status that lives on today.
Hotel Martinez, Cannes
The flagship hotel on the French Riviera, the Hotel Martinez in Cannes’ timeless architecture and Art Deco-inspired bedrooms are simply swoon-worthy. Between its sweeping views of the Mediterranean and two-star Michelin restaurant, there’s little else you could wish for.