Vander Urbani Resort — Ljubljana, Slovenia
Amanda and Aleksandar Vujadinovic raised their children at this location before opening it up to guests as a hotel, so you know it’s tried and tested. Spread across four townhouses, Vander Urbani is in one of the city’s most romantic neighbourhoods, near the town hall on the Eastern Bank, part of a cluster of medieval bridges, alleyways and gentrifying cafés and galleries. Together with interior architects Sadar + Vuga, noted for their work on University College in Ghent, Belgium, and a handful of public buildings across Slovenia, the Vujadinovi?s united the buildings seamlessly and artfully, preserving the character of the district. They ended up with 16 beautiful rooms and a sun-drenched glass cube acting as a rooftop conservatory, a respite from the hectic city.