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Wallpaper's Top Urban Hotels

Wallpaper magazine recently launched a shortlist of their top urban hotels around the world, chosen for their unique interiors and grand designs. We listed our top 10 favourites on the list - this global cosmopolitan listing will inspire you. From Milan to Perth, these boutique style hotels will leave you wanting to explore the world in style.

Room Mate: Giulio, Milan

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Milan is the capital of style and this hotel is certainly one of its design landmarks. Room Mate has a series of hotels across the world, but their compilation of colour, art and mid-century modern furniture in Milan has us pining to visit it.

Saint-Marc: Paris

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Paris is the city of love and light and Hotel Saint Marc is all about that. Its interiors are romantic, stylish and trend-driven. The main attractions are the swimming pool, honesty bar, lounge and wellness centre. The use of colour and print makes this boutique hotel striking and very inviting.

Haymarket: Stockhom

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Scandinavian design is usually minimal and stark, but the Haymarket is colourful, bold and filled with unique furniture. The elegance of this lounge, where teel velvet is paired with gold is irresistibly eye-catching.

Alila: Solo

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The Alila Solo is a modern urban retreat that is set to become an icon in this heritage-rich city. The executive lounge, rooftop bar and grand ballroom are some of its many popular features. It's where the city meets resort-style relaxtion.

11 Howard: New York

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The 11 Howard is New York's finest cosmopolitan escape. Its interiors reflect a fusion between Danish minamilism and New York realness. Bespoke furniture items and meticulously curated art objects enhance the guests' experience.

Grand Ferdinand: Vienna

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Dark hues, the mix betwen marble and wood and crisp white covers creates a modern theme throughout the Grand Ferdinand. This urban hotel overlooks the city of Vienna, and its rooftop is the ultimate hotspot to watch the sunset.

Autor Rooms: Warsaw

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Warsaw has become an increasingly popular destination for designers. Autor Rooms has to be one of our favourite hotels. Its aesthetic and futuristic design approach makes this hotel a visual delight. All the rooms are different and categorised by numbers.

Brown Beach: Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv pulses with energy. Day or night there is always an abundance of activities to enjoy. The Brown Beach House in Tel Aviv portrays effortless 'beach-chic'. Contemporary but classic, this destination is perfect for a holiday or work trip.

Faena: Miami Beach

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The Faena portrays the interiors of a famous movie scene (maybe Bond). This glamorous hotel in Miami is fit for those in search of design splendour and it's a stone's throw away from the beachfront.

Alex Hotel: Perth

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The Alex Hotel in Perth is bright and ultra modern. Compared to larger hotels like the Faena, this space is compact but still aesthetically pleasing. Colour combinations and textures are everything in this hotel. The view of Perth also attracts many of its visitors. We could easily while away the evening at their rooftop bar. For the full hotel shortlist, visit