Fazenda Nova hotel - Tavira, Portugal
Combining vintage New World furniture with modernist architecture, Fazenda Nova, opened this September, is a home-from-home country house hotel on the sunburnt Algarve. English couple Hallie and Tim Robinson updated this former farm with ten suites, nine of which have gardens or balconies, as well Balinese wood beds and polished-concrete bathrooms. A library at the core of the communal space is filled with vintage copies of The Face. A 200-year old bread oven is the focus of the restaurant, with menu guidance by David Eyre, a friend of the Robinsons and founder of legendary London gastropub the Eagle.