Le Monde is more than just a hotel: there's a basement nightclub here as well as a restaurant and bar. Design is guided by a more-is-more mantra. Bedrooms each have a theme: the St Petersburg takes its inspiration from Catherine the Great's palace, for example, while the New York junior suite is apparently inspired by loft apartment living. Some people find it gimmicky; most, though, think it's a hoot. Just don't expect a bucolic country house.