THE EXCHANGE, HOLLAND
What is it? A groundbreaking project headed by the world-famous Amsterdam Fashion Institute, this quirky, exciting hotel was styled by eight students from the school, in cooperation with the Dutch Textile museum. What’s so fab? A different student has designed the fabric and accessories for each room, to create one-of-a-kind design spaces at the heart of one of Amsterdam’s most cutting-edge quarters. What about rooms? There are 61 rooms inspired by everything from Marie Antoinette, to handbags and ceramics. What else should I know? This hip and friendly hotel is along the Damrak, one of Amsterdam’s oldest streets, and now a cultural hotbed of art galleries, studios and gourmet restaurants. How much? Deluxe rooms from Dh943 a night, www.hoteltheexchange.com.