Design hotels are the balance between the bizarre quality of concept hotels, and the standard services of a traditional hotel. These hotels are created by world-renowned interior designers who meticulously plan and craft every avant-garde room. Some feature abstract lighting displays while others have rain showers, vintage art and photography, and of course, life-size chess boards, because why not?
Design Hotels
'21dec1
Optimi Rooms  
Bilbao
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The capsule hotel movement originating from Japan is spreading through the whole world. Originally started as a means to drive down the accommodation prices, it has now entered a new era. Travelers are no longer satisfied with cheap but crowded and overly simple rooms. Optimi Rooms in Balbao is set …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: Bilbao  Spain  West Europe
'21nov24
Axis  
Viana
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If you’re a design freak, you will love every bit of Axis Viana Hotel. The unique and elegant shape of the building is just the beginning of an aesthetic feast. Minimalism rules here from start to finish, and you will find that all interiors are sleek, modern, and consistent. The …
Accommodation types: Design
'21nov23
LH Vintage Design  
Hotel Sax
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Prague, the capital city of Czechia famous for its spectacular old town, is home to a quirky hotel. The LH Vintage Design Hotel Sax paves the way for a new generation of unique accommodation. It takes inspiration and uses vintage décor and spins them into a modern design with flourishing …
Accommodation types: Design
'21oct26
EAST  
Miami
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If you've visited EAST in Hong Kong, you'll love the EAST in the coastal city of Miami in Florida, USA. Located centrally to give you easy access to famous districts like Wynwood and South Beach, this hotel has 352 rooms, suites, and residences. Whether you choose a cozy 300 sq. …
Accommodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Location: Miami  USA  North America
'21oct18
Mabi Hotel  
Maastricht
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Hotel Mabi is set in a former cinema and located in the lovely historical part of Maastricht, Netherlands. This boutique hotel is unlike any other – from the decor to the convenient location, it offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience. Rooms range from the Basic Twin to the Corbusier Family Room, …
Accommodation types: Design
'21oct14
The Inn Of The  
Five Graces
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In the historic district of Santa Fe, the colorful melting pot of cultures is prominently visible. The Inn of the Five Graces reflects the city's Native American and Spanish architectural heritage. The walls of this hotel are coated with mud, drawing inspiration from Santa Fe de Nuevo México's traditional Pueblo …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Santa Fe  USA  North America
'21oct2
Shattuck Plaza  
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Opened in 1910, Shattuck was San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. It was constructed of reinforced concrete in the mission style, which has come to epitomize San Francisco’s culture and heritage. Ever since, it has remained a hotel under different ownership and was subject to a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2007. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Location: Berkeley  USA  North America
'21sep14
137 Pillars Suites  
Bangkok
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High above the bustling streets of Bangkok, this boutique hotel tower is the ultimate luxury getaway. 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok is a 135 meter (443 feet) tall skyscraper designed by the iconic Palmer & Turner architects famous for their hallmark buildings in Hong Kong. This boutique hotel occupies the uppermost …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
'21sep7
Superbude  
Wien Prater
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Forget about the commercial hotel nonsense spread around the Globe. It's time for a new wave of hospitality that focuses on a friendly, unpretentious environment where you will feel at home. Superbude hits the right chords with its laid-back nature. Breakfast in the afternoon? Sure thing! There is nothing more …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
'21sep6
2inn1 Kensington  
Boutique Hotel
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Ideally situated in the chic neighborhood of Oranjezicht, 2Inn1 Kensington provides extravagant accommodation that allows you to escape the downtown hustle and bustle of Cape Town yet still have easy access to the city center. In addition to the quiet atmosphere, the prestigious location also allows you to enjoy spectacular …
Accommodation types: Design
'21sep1
NH Milano  
Palazzo Moscova
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This neoclassical railway station was opened in 1840 and with trains running from Milan to Monza, the second oldest route in Italy. Today, it has been redesigned into a hotel by a top brand hotel brand, NH. When these fashionistas designed the rooms, they were thinking more of dreams than …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Milan  Italy  West Europe
'21aug31
Sura Design  
Hotel & Suites
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Sultanahmet is a historic area of Istanbul containing the famous Blue Mosque. It used to play host to chariot races – Ben Hur style and is one of the world's most popular destinations. To stay in a luxury design hotel is a dream for many. So why not dream about …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
'21aug25
Wiener Gäste  
Zimmer
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Housed in a 1929 building, the owner and mastermind behind this project, Erwin Gegenbauer, decided to upgrade this historic vinegar brewery with five guestrooms. With the help of architects heri&salli, they tore down the former interior of the building to reveal the original brick walls, wooden ceilings, and steel beams. …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
'21aug20
Hotel  
TwentySeven
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The monumental doors of Hotel TwentySeven welcome you to a dream experience, seemingly remote from the bustling Dam Square in Amsterdam, where it's located. This suites-only hotel is housed in the iconic 'Industria' building constructed in 1916. The sixteen sumptuously decorated suites are the exact opposite of Dutch minimalistic design. …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'21aug12
The Roxbury  
At Stratton Falls
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You have to see to believe the fantastical world created by a dedicated couple in the USA. The fairy-tale-like black and white castles with a hint of eye-popping green will catch your attention from the moment you arrive. The owners envisioned Alice in Wonderland happily living together with Willy Wonka …
Accommodation types: Design   Fairytale
Location: Roxbury  USA  North America
'21jul27
BOOK1  
Design Hostel
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Freshly opened BOOK1 Design Hostel follows the attractive new trend of stylish affordability. It's located in a former library building from 1934 in the heart of Aarhus. Danish people take design seriously, and this place is no exception. Innovative architecture and eye-pleasing design details are all around at BOOK1. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: Aarhus  Denmark  West Europe
'21jun25
The Library  
Koh Samui
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One of Thailand's trendiest hotels has an explicit fondness towards books and bold contemporary design. The Library has a beachfront location on the country's second-largest island. Koh Samui is known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and lush, mountainous rainforests. The hotel's buildings are structured just like a book. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
'21jun21
Market Street  
Hotel
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The most significant architectural challenge to face is to fit in a modern building in an old town protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The globally renowned architects JMARCHITECTS and famous design studio FG Stijl squared up. They did a remarkable job filling in a gap in the historical …
Accommodation types: Design
'21jun17
X2 Chiang Mai  
Riverside Resort
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Situated along the majestic banks of the Ping River, this boutique hotel combines traditional architectural elements of the Lanna Kingdom with modern design. The exterior consists of layered red bricks contrasting the crispy green color of the plants. The courtyard's impressive Tamarind trees are over 120-year-old. The 5-story resort feature's …
Accommodation types: Design
'21jun9
Alila Wuzhen  
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Alila's third and newest hotel in China is located in the historic town of Wuzhen that's often referred to as the Venice of the East. It lies between three megacities - Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai – each has a population of over 10 million. The scenic town is famous for …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Wuzhen  China  East Asia