From Frankfurt to Puerto Rico, this month’s hottest hotels
WHAT’S NEW: Marc Schulz was recently appointed executive chef for the Dubai-based Jumeirah Group’s first foray into Germany. In charge of the hotel’s Max on One, Ember Bar and Lounge and El Rayyan eateries, he focuses on infusing traditional local dishes with global appeal, to fine effect.
DESIGN NOTES: Like Jumeirah’s flagship hotel, Burj Al Arab, this one is unflinchingly opulent, starting with the crystals dangling over the reception desk. Meanwhile, Max on One designer Takashi Sugimoto honors this property’s past as a post office (see the boxy, sorting-office shelves).
WHAT YOU’LL FIND OUTSIDE: The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the financial district, as well as plenty of big-bucks jewelry boutiques, from Cartier to Charlotte Ehinger-Schwarz. For the culturally inclined, Goethe House, birthplace of Germany’s greatest writer, is five minutes away.
HOT DISH: Max on One’s most extravagant spread is its breakfast. Thanks to the Skyline bees working away on the rooftop, there is fresh honey to drizzle onto your warm croissant. Follow that up with exquisite eggs Benedict—thinkdeep orange yolks and a sinfully silky hollandaise sauce.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: The aptly named Skyline Deluxe Room has floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a banker’s-eye view over Frankfurt’s shimmering monuments to finance. Turn the lights off for maximum effect, then sit back and gaze at the pointillism of a gazillion tiny windows.