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Top 10 Hot European Hotels

Where the Cool Kids Stay

The lobby of Conservatorium in Amsterdam, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hot European Hotels

Hip Hotels in Europe

From ancient castles to centuries-old manors, Europe is a history buff's fantasy come true. But it is the continent's masterful ability to blend the past and present that draws us to it. We have great appreciation for its legendary treasures, but we also love to discover its au courant approach to style, from its hot restaurants and sexy nightclubs to its wealth of sleek hotels. Because of this, "cutting edge" served as the guiding principle as we selected the properties on this list of GAYOT's Top 10 Hot European Hotels. And it wasn't just the way a hotel looks that turned our heads. We were also swayed by lodgings that have gone the extra mile, taking hospitality to innovative new levels.

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The W Barcelona, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Spain

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Spain
From the beaches of Mallorca to the scenic riverbanks of Seville, Spain is the perfect place for romance to blossom. Take a look at GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Spain to find the best accommodations for a lovers' tryst.

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A guest room at Hotel Danieli in Venice, Italy

Top 10 Hotels in Venice
Featuring exceptional dining, stunning settings and décor by designers as diverse as Pierre-Yves Rochon and Philippe Starck, GAYOT's favorite lodgings offer the exclusive opportunity to experience the City of Bridges in style.

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After a long day on the slopes, reward yourself with a (spiked) hot cocoa in luxurious accommodations at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Ski Resorts.
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