The Danna Hotel on Langkawi, Malaysia

A doorman wearing a khaki uniform, a pith helmet and a smile and welcomes me to the Danna hotel on Langkawi, Malaysia. The tall, arched windows of the airy, marble-floored lobby remind me of those in Colonial era buildings over on peninsula Malaysia and Singapore.

Sokos Hotel Ilves in Tampere, Finland

The Sokos Hotel Ilves is centrally situated and offers great views over Tampere, Finland’s most populous inland city. If you enjoy having a room with a view then it’ll be worth asking for a city facing room on one of the upper floors of this 19 storey hotel.

Art’otel Amsterdam luxury design hotel

Even if you’re new to Amsterdam, you shouldn’t have any problems in locating Art’otel Amsterdam. It lies just across Stationsplein from the Centraal Station, the city’s main railway station, making it one of the most central hotels in the Dutch capital.