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Vogue Reviews: The Reykjavik Edition, Iceland

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The Reykjavik Edition at Reykjavik, Iceland

The Lowdown

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The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik is home to The Edition’s newest hotel, a fresh location that complements the spirit of the sustainable city with subtle, yet luxe decor elements. The 5-star property is conveniently placed in the heart of Reykjavik, offering guests close proximity to famous landmarks and glittering views of the vibrant city, along with exceptional dining experiences behind its wood-paneled walls. With its restaurant and lounges playing rollicking music through the night, the hotel aims to elevate the city’s music craze in its intimate setting.

Stylish Eats

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Paying tribute to true Icelandic style, the hotel elevates the spirit of nightlife by offering guests an exciting lineup of restaurants and bars, each of which comes with a unique theme and cuisine. Perhaps the most popular of the lot is Tide, which specializes in seafood sourced with fresh local ingredients from the Iceland markets, and recently acquired Michelin-star chef Gunnar Karl Gislason. The hotel also houses an iconic rooftop bar with unparalleled views of the Northern mountains and Atlantic ocean, accented with a small menu serving elevated comfort dishes. The Reykjavik Edition is also home to a vibrant lobby lounge and an intimate cocktail bar.

Suite Talk

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What would luxury be without extravagant rooms designed to accentuate your every need? The Reykjavik Edition’s 263 rooms and suites are fall right in line with its laidback-meets-luxe aesthetic. The hotel also includes a spectacular penthouse perched on the sixth floor of the hotel, overlooking glittering views of the city and the Northern Atlantic ocean. Featuring warm hues, wooden paneling, bespoke furniture and faux fur rugs, the space serves as a sanctuary from busy streets. Several of the  suites on the property also come equipped with outdoor terraces and fireplaces.

Insider’s Tip

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While the luxurious aesthetic of the hotel can be alluring by itself, The Reykjavik Edition also promises all its visitors a great visit, given its easily accessible location in the heart of Iceland. Placed in a historic setting amidst the Old Harbor port in Downtown Reykjavik, the hotel is only a few steps away from the city’s most famous hotspots, including the prominent Hallgrimskirkja church and Laugavegeur Street, an exquisite shopping district. The old harbor area where the hotel is placed is also home to abandoned ships with rich cultural meaning, and the Harpa concert hall.

Vogue verdict

With a luxurious appeal across the suites and modernistic elements highlighting the futuristic vision of the hotel, The Reykjavik Edition captures the essence of the city and embodies the spirit of Iceland with its new theme.

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