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Monocle travel guide

— Global


Our quest to discover the planet’s best beds, cafés and spas goes on. This month we visit a well- curated New York general store, a floating Arctic paradise and a modernist Austrian mountain lodge. We also look at the bright future of Guam-based airline Continental Micronesia.

Austria, Estonia, Nagasaki, New York, Wiliamsburg

Garden Terrace hotel


Portuguese cakes, champon noodles – and design hotels. There is one more reason to visit the southern Japanese port city of Nagasaki following the opening of the new Kengo Kuma-designed Garden Terrace hotel. Its façade – made of striking blocks of angular light wood panels – cuts into Mount Inasa 90m above the bay of Nagasaki, allowing prime views of the city to take centre stage. As well as 21 sea-facing rooms with wood- and glass-walled interiors and natural-hued furnishings, there are two restaurants and a glass…


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