This island has always been dependent on one form or another of trade with the outside world, whether it’s fishing, banking, or good old-fashioned tourism. Post-crisis Iceland is going long on hospitality, and for evidence of the trend you need look no further than the newly renovated and expanded Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina.
For this month’s Destination Design we fly up and over to Iceland (not really, we wish!) for a stay at the dramatic 101 Hotel Reykjavik. Situated in the heart of the city’s historic district, it’s housed in a 1930s office building that was once home to the Icelandic Social Democratic Party.