Fusing outstanding food with innovative design isn’t an easy balance but a handful of hotels have proven that it can be pulled off with aplomb.
From the Swiss Alps to Asian metropolises, here we highlight the hotels pushing boundaries in their in-house restaurants to offer wholly transformative meals created with passion and executed with supreme flair. Served amongst outstanding settings that inspire and delight, this roundup shows that your visit doesn’t start at check-in; it starts on the plate.
Opened in 2017 in Switzerland’s Saanenland region, Huus Gstaad is just as notable for its natural splendour as it is for its exciting cuisine. Merging local flavours with house-crafted touches, the Alpine retreat strikes the right balance of straightforward, comfort food with contemporary dishes. At Reykjavik’s ION City Hotel, guests and diners are presented with a delicious curveball, given the location. Sumac, the property’s in-house restaurant, isn’t the typical Icelandic dining experience but accomplishes well-crafted and vibrant Middle Eastern dishes with ease. A hideaway in every sense, Bohemia Suites & Spa absorbs Gran Canaria’s raw beauty—an energy channelled into dishes that celebrate the locale’s natural bounty in the 360 Restaurant. It’s all served in a space that is defined by panoramic views of the ocean beyond.
In a city famed for its gastronomy—from the high-end to the low—The Mira Hong Kong manages to stand out from the crowd with not one, but five distinct food outlets whose offerings span enogastronomy-tailored menus to wellness-minded refreshments. Creativity is key at Hotel Lone in Croatia’s Rovinj, where two restaurants and a sushi bar merge traditional and modern Mediterranean specialities with international flavours shaped with fresh local ingredients and crafted by a passionate young team. A gourmet’s mecca, La Maison Hotel is a holy grail for fine dining thanks to the creative and indulgent Louis restaurant—led by chef Martin Stopp—that draws diners alike to this Saarland property, which has become a destination in its own right.
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