Have you ever wanted to party like a rockstar or be pampered like a pop idol?
The following hotels put music centre stage, whilst amping up the luxury to make you feel like a VIP.
Whether you’re a fan of jazz, classical or rock, these 5 luxury hotels will put a spring in your step, get you grooving, and rocking to the rhythm.
Jaz Amsterdam, Netherlands
Designed by musical enthusiasts for musical visionaries, Jaz Amsterdam, is a pulsating hotel in the centre of Amsterdam, a stone’s throw from the city’s major concert venues – notably the Amsterdam ArenA, the Ziggo Dome, and within walking distance to the Heineken Music Hall.
But its appeal to music lovers goes far beyond its prime location; the chic hotel offers an eclectic mix of music, food and art. Photos and posters of famous musicians adorn the walls, music and sound equipment has been used to furnish and enhance public spaces, and funky beats, sleek drinks and tasty food can be enjoyed at the stylish Rhythms Bar&Kitchen. Also, keep an eye out for the next Jaz Hotel, which is scheduled to open in Stuttgart this year.
Aria Hotel Budapest, Hungary
The Aria Hotel Budapest is a lavish boutique hotel inspired by four genres of music: Jazz, Classical, Opera, and Contemporary. The musical concept is complemented by an exquisite design by local master designer Zoltan Varro, who has successfully created a rich and distinguished atmosphere, which is still both warm and welcoming just like its sister property in Prague.
The fully restored 1870s building incorporates four wings, each dedicated to one of four musical genres that inspire the hotel. Luxurious rooms and suites are dedicated to the world’s greatest musical legends such as Maria Callas, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, James Brown and Hungary’s own Franz Liszt. The theme is also present throughout public spaces; a long piano-key carpet runs through the lobby, where music-inspired art installations are ever-present, and a rare Bogányi piano takes centre stage.
W Bali-Seminyak, Indonesia
W Bali-Seminyak in Indonesia is the first hotel in the world to offer a recording studio within one of its lavish suites. Large enough for your entire entourage, the soundproof Sound Suite is available to everyone, not only professionals, and comes equipped with professional equipment from the likes of Pioneer and Moog, as well as a private vocal booth overlooking a tropical garden.
The rest of the 5-star property is in a typical ‘W’ style, with bold colours, vibrant atmosphere, and 229 chic rooms, suites and villas. A paradisaical pool area, modern gym and spa, and world-class restaurants and bars make W Bali-Seminyak one of the hottest hotels around, especially if you’re a music fanatic.
Nhow Hotel Berlin, Germany
Billed as Europe’s first ‘music hotel’, Nhow Hotel Berlin offers an offbeat, contemporary stay close to the artsy/punk rock Kreuzberg neighbourhood. The hotel attracts music stars and wannabes due to its two impressive on-site recording studios. And, if you are a star in the making, the Universal Music headquarters is conveniently located next door. Additionally, musical guests can get the party started in their rooms by ordering an electric guitar or DJ booth via room service.
The meticulously designed hotel also comes up trumps when it comes to facilities; a seductive spa features a sauna and Turkish steam bath, an art gallery, a very good restaurant and stylish bar, and a wonderful terrace that overlooks the River Spree. You can also strut your stuff at the hotel’s open mic night, and, who knows, if you sing loud enough, an agent might here you next door at Universal Music.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a hotspot for the glamorous socialites of Miami. An architectural masterpiece, the historical hotel is home to some of Miami’s most popular nightclubs and bars, as well as the monthly Bleaulive concert, which has seen artists such as Pharrell, Timbaland, Blondie, Pitbull, and Tegan and Sara perform.
In fact, superstar Justin Bieber helped welcome in 2017 at Fontainebleau’s New Year’s Eve party with a poolside performance accompanied by DJ Skrillex. The luxurious hotel also houses an exceptional spa and gym, a number of fine restaurants, and one of the most vibrant pool areas in Miami.