What could be more inspiring than a weekend city break? Packed with sights, shops, museums and a plethora of places to eat and drink, a couple of days in the smoke will reward you with inspiration at every turn. Pick one of these boutique beauties for a room to match your metropolitan escape, and get some style tips to boot.
The Hoxton Holborn, London
Opened last summer, this is the Central London sister hotel to Shoreditch hipster haven, The Hoxton. Rooms are oases of east-end style, with reclaimed leather headboards, graphic print cushions and clusters of framed artwork on the walls. A haven of calm in the bustling city centre, rooms have a relaxed and pared-back feel, like your own private sanctuary - but you only need to pop downstairs to the bar and lounge area to find the party in full swing.
Get the Look
Recreate this look with a dose of Steel Parade in your sleeping space. Add a couple of Original BTC's Hector Dome clip-on lights to your headboard (£95 each) and finish off by crowing your bed with a similar hashtag cushion at George at Asda (£5). Next stop, Holborn.
www.thehoxton.com. Rooms from £69.
Hotel Gotham, Manchester
Having just opened its doors a few weeks ago, Hotel Gotham brings a long overdue addition to Manchester's design hotel landscape. Housed in a beautiful Edwin Lutyens-designed building dating back to 1928, the interiors channel Art Deco glamour with a contemporary twist - the moment you enter its doors you feel like a star of the silver screen from a bygone era (even the hotel porters rock traditional bell boy uniforms). As if the decor wasn't decadent enough, guests are invited to book a time for the Martini trolley to visit their room for a pre-dinner tipple – now that's what we call room service.
Get the Look
For a look that's modern-day meets Jazz Age, try using Monument Grey on walls, or a combination of Feather Flock and Monument Grey. Give your room a shot of colour with some sumptuous seating such as Oliver Bonas's velvet tub chairs (£445 each) and treat floors to a monochrome chevron rug such as Urban Outfitter's Zig-Zig design (£75).
www.hotelgotham.co.uk. Rooms from £150.
Number 38 Clifton, Bristol
An elegant Georgian townhouse situated in one of Bristol's prime spots, Number 38 is a discretely stylish affair. A bijoux gem it may be, but the decor is in harmony with the building's period features so its generously proportioned rooms are dressed in authentic Regency-style tones – think rich blues, sage and honeyed neutrals. A good choice for guests who feel more at home in a rural setting, the Number 38 has a homely, cosy feel. Add traditional fixtures and fittings such as free-standing tubs, stately button-back beds, and natural Ren toiletries, and you have an inner city hideaway that you may not want to leave...
Get the Look
Take a leaf out of Number 38's book and use a rich blue such as Teal Façade for a striking bathroom – it works especially well against copper and chrome. If you really want to push the boat out, invest in a free-standing tub by William Holland for the most luxurious of boutique bathrooms.
Meanwhile, turn your bedroom into a haven of Georgian comfort with walls in Feather Flock and Boutique Cream, and recline in a cosy armchair such as Sofa.com's Churchill design. Ship shape and Bristol fashion.
www.number38clifton.com. Rooms from £125.
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