Top 10 Hotels for DJ's
Our top 10 hotels for DJs
Soho House, Berlin, Germany
Several people we speak to say this is their favourite in the Soho House group, and it’s easy to understand why. The décor and vibe is Soho House at its best and in our opinion, no trip to Berghain and the Panorama Bar is complete without a (couple of hours) sleep here.
Room tip: Go large
Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza Town, Spain
Conveniently situated near Pacha and only five minutes from the bars and restaurants of historical Dalt Villa, this hotel is a staple for International DJs. What it lacks in rural beauty it makes up for with its huge suites and modern luxuries. The beach at Talamanca is a stones-throw away and you can tumble out of your bed and be at the airport in under 15 minutes.
Room tip: All rooms are spacious and pool facing but I recommend requesting a higher floor.
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles U.S.A.
This hotel has always been popular with film and TV stars of the City of Angels, but now that electronic music has been embraced by America you’re just as likely to bump into Pete Tong as you are Penelope Cruz.
Room tip: We recommend staying in one of the cottages or poolside bungalows.
The Lowry, Manchester UK
Modern and stylish, the large rooms with river views at The Lowry are hard to beat in this colourful and lively city. The staff and service are consistently excellent, guests are made to feel genuinely welcome and we have a special entertainment rate for DJs and artists so it’s no surprise guests return here every time they are in the North west.
Room tip: Ask for a canalside room for a better view.
The Dylan, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A hive of activity in October during ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event), this hotel is the jewel in Amsterdam’s crown. Every room is full of character – simply and tastefully decorated. A fabulous example of a great city hotel.
Room tip: The loft or Klassbol suite
The Ned, London UK
The Ned is the old Midland bank in the City of London, and this architectural masterpiece has been transformed in a bid to overtake Chiltern Firehouse as the place to meet and stay in 2017.
With Cecconi’s and Kaia for dinner before a gig, and the gorgeous Nickel Bar to meet for a drink, this hotel is a new but firm favourite in the world’s greatest city J
Room tip: Try the Grand Heritage rooms.
Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires has been celebrating its flourishing electronic music scene for the last fifteen years, and shows no signs of wavering. Some may find the bold, modern décor of Faena’srooms and restaurant a bit over the top. But, whether it’s a festival or one of the many brilliant clubs they’re playing in, DJs have a penchant for the eclectic glamour of the Faena.
Room tip. Go for a room with a view of the port (Puerto Madera).
The Surin, Phuket, Thailand
After – or even during – a lengthy Asian tour, those late nights and daily flights can take their toll on the best of us, so a few days in paradise are an essential part of the itinerary.
There are many luxurious hotels in Thailand and we will cover more of them in future blogs, but this year we say The Surin is the place to rest and recharge. The combination of reasonably priced rooms and an exquisite private beach contribute to the popularity of this gorgeous resort. The staff and service are wonderful and everyone who visits wish they could stay for longer.
Room tip: The ocean view cottage is our personal favourite.
Ovolo Woolloomoolo, Sydney, Australia
The epitome of modern style; understated and chic. This unusual and striking hotel has taken over from The Establishment as Sydney’s hippest home. It’s quirky artwork and attention to detail sets this place apart. The music and excellent food give the restaurant and bar a great vibe and makes all its competition look rather outdated. There will no doubt be many new hotels popping up inspired by this hotel, but then imitation is the best form of flattery.
Room tip: If you can, stay in the INXS Ultraroo suite.
SLS South Beach, Miami, Florida USA
The WMC (Winter Music conference) in Miami is one of the main events in our calendar and we have been booking artists’ travel for it for more than 20 years. We’ll be doing a special blog post on Miami later in the year to show you just how much choice there is in this hedonistic city, but for now the SLS South Beach is our top pick.
This is such a gorgeous hotel and perfectly located for the majority of Miami’s clubs and bars. Another hit for Phillipe Starck, this gem on Collins Avenue offers a wonderful mix of old Art Deco glamour and modern luxury, and is a cut above most of the smaller hotels along Ocean Drive. It offers a choice of two pools and vibrant restaurants headed by world renowned chefs, such as The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Katsuya by Katsua Uechi.
Room tip: Stay in an ocean view corner room or the Villa Penthouse if you’re feeling flush.