A MOTEL RECONSIDERED
Keeping with the US theme, the Austin Motel just popped its revamped head over the parapet. Beautifully re-imagined by hotelier Liz Lambert, the Austin — in hip Austin, Texas — is an old motel made good. The rooms are classic motel — they start tiny — but done up in vibrant colours and clean finishes, which give an airy feeling to the place. There is a central courtyard for gossip and, of course, the obligatory pool. From $210 in a room with one full-sized bed.
VA-VA-VA VIEW 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge lets the outside in.