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Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham, England
On the outskirts of the Cotswolds, the lively university town of Cheltenham finally has a hotel to mirror its youthful energy. Housed in a Regency-style villa, the Montpellier Chapter (Bayshill Rd.; 44-1242/527-788; chapterhotels.com; doubles from $200) is outfitted with furnishings by modern British designer Matthew Hilton and cutting-edge works by leading artists such as Alison Crowther. At night, Cheltonians gather at the clubby bar and restaurant to dine on hearty English dishes (venison cutlet with parsnips, anyone?).