A chic boutique hotel, 101 Hotel is set in a 1930s office building, the former Icelandic Social Democratic Party's former headquarters. Designed in a typical Nordic monochromatic style with clear lines it displays an extensive art collection by Icelandic artists. Furniture includes tree-trunk tables and classic pieces by Eero Saarinen and Philippe Starck. The 'masculine' bar is an innovative mixture of Chinese lacquered tables, wooden blocks and Edwardian chairs, while the 'ladylike' restaurant contrasts with a white dimpled mural alongside the glass roof and iconic Eros chairs. The guest rooms have a rustic warmth with heated oak floors, white Italian bed linen, matte and glossy black furnishings, Artemide lamps and a bathroom with a free standing tub.
• 38 rooms
• Hotel opened: 2003
• Architecture & Interiors: Ingibjörg S. Pálmadóttir
• Unique: this being Iceland, bathtubs are to be filled with geothermal water.