Hotel Fox, Copenhagen $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
If there's a more out-there, streetwise, arty hotel anywhere in the world, the Project Fox team that was behind this house of psychedelic bed-scapes will eat its hat. Its decor was commissioned from international graffitists, graphic designers, and illustrators in honor of a new car. The automobile is the VW Fox 21; the 21 artists include Antoine + Manuel, Freaklüb, E-Types, Neasden Control Centre, Hort, Speto, MASA, and Container (this means something if you're into street art, zines, and manga). The 61 rooms are beyond belief: Tinkp Eepe (#116) has vaguely suggestive bubble gum–pink clouds with tongues and wings. Two Swans (#214) has life-size photoscapes of trees and llamas, a Fertility Shrine, and a pride of stuffed toy lions. Geissenpeter (#506) is the kids' classic, Heidi, in room form; Boxing (#504) is a gym with a trophy case, heavy bag, and gold-robed bed. You choose your room at check-in by selecting whichever matching Do Not Disturb tag appeals to you, and then—in lieu of a minibar—collect your cooler bag (Hangoverbag, Moviebag, Loversbag, or custom bag) and retire to your flat-screen TV, free Internet, and possible nightmares. But really, many rooms are things of beauty, and most designer-artists clearly had comfort high on their agendas. When it all gets too much, take refuge on the roof terrace or in the Fox Kitchen and Bar for healthy foods that are as good for your body as they are for your wallet. As they say: crazy like a fox.