By international standards, Reykjavik is a relatively low-slung city, better known for its dramatic mountainous backdrop than for lofty skyscrapers.
All the more reason then, to check into the city’s new Tower Suites. Located on the 20th floor of Höfðatorg, a high-rise tower next to the city’s waterfront, each of the eight suites are smartly arranged so that panoramic views of the Reykjavik can be seen from every angle.
Local outfit, T.ark architects has translated the essence of Iceland into a modern story with an overall Scandinavian sensibility that features a mix of global design pieces from companies such as Denmark’s Fritz Hansen, Dutch brand Moooi and Tom Dixon in the UK. London-based design studio, Atelier Areti, meanwhile, has designed the lighting, which can be promptly turned off upon the arrival of the Northern Lights.
The Skylounge serves organic breakfast in the morning and while there is no restaurant, with small snacks from mini burgers to tasty cheeses served throughout the day, and with a private wine cooler, Apple TV, high quality binoculars and of course, the best views of the city, staying in is a no brainer.