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This Month’s Hottest Hotels

From Montana to Mexico, we round up the world's most notable overnights

CONSERVATORIUM
Amsterdam

WHAT’S NEW: The hotel itself. Opened in December 2011 in a renovated 19th-century bank (later a music conservatory), this is Amsterdam’s youngest boutique hotel and a highlight of the city’s cultural revival.

IDEAL GUEST: Laid-back, cultured locals with the leggy swagger of Italian socialites. Big, bold sunglasses are a must for lounging in the atrium.

DESIGN NOTES: Milan’s Piero Lissoni has combined contemporary features (straight lines, open spaces) with traditional Dutch touches. The result? Delftware, clogs and milk jugs provide a playful counterpoint to restrained modern luxury.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: The grand cultural repositories of Museumplein, including the Van Gogh Museum, and the equally grand retail outlets of P.C. Hooftstraat and Van Baerlestraat.

ROOM WITH A VIEW: Beyond its 1928 Steinway baby grand piano, the aptly named Concerto Suite looks out on the magnificent neo-Renaissance Stedelijk Museum.

HOT PLATE: Amuse your bouche with chef Schilo van Coevorden’s coffee-sprinkled lobster cappuccino, a rare constant amid his ever-evolving contemporary Dutch menus.

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