Boundary, London, UK
In his first private venture since opening Bibendum in 1987, British style-guru Terence Conran has transformed a Victorian warehouse into a restaurant, a café, a rooftop bar and 17 very distinctive guestrooms. Located in newly trendy Shoreditch, Boundary is a collaboration between Conran, wife Vicki and friend Peter Prescott; works by 50 artists decorate the hotel, and rooms are styled after the great 20th-century designers and movements – Charles and Ray Eames, Andrée Putman, Bauhaus and Scandinavian. The hotel’s restaurant is winning rave reviews for its honest English and French fare, and there’s a rooftop sanctuary for cigar smokers.
Insider tip: Albion, the hotel’s streetfront café/bakery, is perfect for a cheapish lunch.
2-4 Boundary St, Shoreditch, London, UK, +44 207 729 1051, theboundary.co.uk
. Doubles from $436 per night.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY BOUNDARY