UP IN ICELAND
Icelandic firm Minarc designed Reykjavík’s newly opened Ion City Hotel.
Sister to the famed Ion Adventure Hotel in Thingvellir National Park, it remains true to Icelandic minimalism: the interiors are a blend of clean lines and a gray and white palette with wooden floors and walls. The rooms exude a feeling of total comfort, with the windows – possibly the greatest feature – letting in all the light the Scandinavian country has to offer in fall. The Junior Suites offer a large balcony and a private sauna, and the Panoramic Suite features its own dining area, fully stocked bar, a view of the city center and the bay, and, best of all, you have the option of ordering a chef or bartender for private parties.