By Time Out Editors When it comes to bedding down in one of our favourite cities, we love the hip and the new, but we also value the time-honoured classic.
We asked Time Out's international magazine and online editors to tell us about the hot hotels – both new and old – in their cities.
Despite the wealth of alternative options throughout the city, it sometimes feels as though the entire ex-pat community can be found around the pool for Friday brunch.
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Grub is courtesy of Chor Bizarre, an Indian restaurant with an accent on authentic Kashmiri food.
Ask for a guided tour through the old city, or catch a movie at the beautifully restored art deco Delite cinema next door.
The Drake The Drake epitomises old-world glamour in every sense of the word.
Le Méridien Le Méridien stands as testament to a bygone era.
Though shabby on the outside, the interior looks like one of David Lean's Arabian sets, and you half expect Peter O'Toole to stumble in demanding 'bed and sheets for the boy'.
Add to this the CHI spa – dedicated to 'restoring balance and harmony to mind and body' – and two stylish restaurants (Nishimura and Blu Lobster) offering a range of cuisines from traditional Asian to the latest international favourites and you start to understand why this hotel is grabbing so much attention.
The attached souk – if not traditional – houses some of the city's hippest eateries.