The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam
If there were ever an edifice worthy of receiving the Wes Anderson treatment, it's this one. Moving into a landmark building originally commissioned by the Royal Holland Lloyd Shipping Company in 1921 - complete with quarantine block, infirmary, luggage stores and ticket office where immigrants would book their crossing to South America - Amsterdam's second Hox does real justice to what represents a living canvas of the Eastern Docklands' dynamic past. Each of the 136 bedrooms is unique, with a selection of concept suites still being perfected, including the Tune Room, with grand piano and palace-sized mirror, and Gather room, whose seven side-by-side beds scream "future girl-gang getaway". With cinematic corridors - warmly illuminated, round-arched and carpeted in bold, geometric prints - a glorious cocktail bar, destination brasserie, small design shop and the country's tallest windmill (now a brewhouse) as a neighbour, this is a bolthole you'll book for a night and want to stay a month. Sign up to owner Ennismore's new Dis-loyalty programme for a half-price stay before 14 December 2023, plus a 20 per cent discount at more than 75 other participating hotels and 10 per cent off your bill at more than 150 restaurants and bars.
Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN