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Hotels on the cutting edge

Looking for a glamorous getaway? Read on for a list of 10 of the world’s swankiest hotels, in locations ranging from Bangkok to London

Reuters, LONDON

BUNGALOW HOTEL, JERSEY SHORE, US

Pier-perched, art-fueled 24-room Bungalow Hotel on Jersey Shore, south of New York, isn’t your average coastal getaway. Its owners are interior designers, and it shows. On arrival you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into a luxe London apartment (we love the giant postage stamp pictures of Queen Elizabeth) or a cool Aussie getaway (cue surf boards in rooms). The savvy styling, embracing black-and-white cowhide couches, popping-patterned cushions, graphic letters and oversized candelabra, seduces and intrigues. Driftwood photo frames, pebbles and birds’ feathers bring the beach indoors, or you’re just steps from the seafront if you’d rather sample the real thing.

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