LIKABLE LONDON LODGING

West London’s media district, Shepherds Bush, hits the hipster radar with its first design hotel, K West. Though the 222-room hotel features all the contemporary trappings, from Philippe Starck bath fixtures to flat-screen TVs, it’s also equipped for business. Exercise your thighs at K Spa, a full-service health club, earning you a stop at K Lounge, the hotel’s destination bar for the swanky set. From $200. 011-44-20-7674-1000, www.k-west.co.uk