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
Silver Lake  
Pool & Inn
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Silver Lake is a trendy neighborhood in Los Angeles frequented by a young crowd looking for the coolest dive bars, music venues, coffee shops, and restaurants. The east-central region of LA is famous for its architecturally significant buildings and the centrally located Silver Lake Reservoir. Los Angeles has been portrayed …
Accommodation types: Design
San Francisco  
Proper
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The San Francisco Proper Hotel is housed in a historic flatiron building in the emerging Mid-Market neighborhood. The world-famed designer Kelly Wearstler was behind the creative works on San Francisco's newest boutique hotel. Her previous works include the [Viceroy Miami](https://www.uniqhotels.com/viceroy-miami), and she is famous for using old-style stately wallpapers. So, …
Accommodation types: Design
Steam Hotel  
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Sweden's fifth largest and one of the oldest towns is home to the Steam Hotel. Västerås, with its funky diaereses (marks placed over vowels), is not on the list of the most typical tourist destinations, but that may very well change in the near future. The city has the largest …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Vasteras  Sweden  West Europe
Volkshotel  
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Inspired perhaps by the success of Volkswagen, which sells millions of personal cars to a wide range of groups, Volkshotel is an open house for everyone. From a typical tourist looking forward to smelling colorful tulips or freshly rolled joints to local entrepreneurs sitting down for a coffee hoping to …
Accommodation types: Design
Villa Copenhagen  
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The hotel consists of a total of 390 rooms spread over 269,098 sqft (25,000 sqm). The classic building was formerly Denmark's main post office and telegram center. It was built in 1912 and served as a communication base in Scandinavia when the mailing was via horses. In recent times, the …
Accommodation types: Design
Hotel Marcel  
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The Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer was a modernist architect and furniture designer who learned his skills at the world-famous Bauhaus art school. Some of his most notable designs were in Brutalist architecture style. In 1970 a fine example of Brutalism was erected in the neighborhood of Long Wharf in New Haven, …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
Location: New Haven  USA  North America
TWA Hotel  
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The TWA Hotel at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport is a mecca for aviation enthusiasts, especially those who lived through the times when TWA (Trans World Airlines) prospered. Located right next to terminal 5, the hotel gave a new life to the former TWA Flight Center, originally designed …
Accommodation types: Airplane   Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Salut Maroc!  
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Salut Maroc sits in Essouira's historic Medina at the landmark fortress walls. There is a small path leading to its entrance squeezed between the brick walls of the historic ramparts and the hotel's building. You can't miss its main door, as the former merchant's house's facade is adorned with beautiful …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Essaouira  Morocco  Africa
Galleria Vik  
Milano
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Milan's central landmark, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, opened its doors to the public in 1877. Italy's oldest active shopping gallery with its iconic iron-and-glass roof is an architectural masterpiece designed by Giuseppe Mengoni. In 2007 they decided to open a luxury hotel, initially named TownHouse Galleria. Today, it's called the …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Milan  Italy  West Europe
Manon  
Les Suites
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How do you stand out in such a cool city as Copenhagen? Well, Manon Les Suites by Guldsmeden Hotels has a few tricks up its sleeve. It's situated in the hot spot of all the buzz the Danish capital offers. But what's hidden inside the unassuming walls of this 5-star …
Accommodation types: Design
One Central  
25hours Hotel
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It's hard not to be impressed by the 25hours Hotel chain's newest work. They've opened their first hotel in Dubai – and the first outside of Europe, and it's an absolute hit! Famous for their impressive interior designs incorporating local history, 25hours is not afraid of some crazy ideas. The …
Accommodation types: Design
Ecomama  
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Ecomama's attractive proposal of a boutique hotel-style yet affordable accommodation is the hit in Amsterdam. It takes the best bits of the coziness of hostels with creative communal spaces and dorm rooms and mixes it with the charming appeal of luxury hotels. Then there is the eco-consciousness. Ecomama takes a …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Old St. Francis School  
McMenamins
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Back to school has never sounded more tempting. Located in a former Catholic schoolhouse in Bend, Oregon, McMenamins Old St. Francis School is a hotel with a twist. The original suites are housed in old classrooms, and the recent extensions stay very much on theme with namesakes such as Donna …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Bend  USA  North America
Moxy Osaka  
Honmachi
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Marriott group's launch of the Moxy brand in Japan signifies a new era in sleek and funky accommodation. Moxy hotels are geared towards fun-loving travelers with their playground-like interiors. The cooperation with the local-based studio Wise Labo resulted in a complete revamp of an 11-story warehouse and showroom in a …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Mystery Hotel  
Budapest
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The quirkiness starts from the moment you enter the 19th-century freemasons' lodge house. This former meeting place has inspired the concept of Mystery Hotel. The receptions carpet climbing up the ceiling is reminiscent of the magic carpet of Aladdin. Paintings on the walls "come to life" as the subjects in …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Hotel Cala  
Di Volpe
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The scenic Cala di Volpe bay is located in the north of Sardinia. It's part of the Costa Smeralda, AKA Emerald Coast, famous for its white-sand beaches, exclusive hotels, and ability to attract celebrities and other affluent visitors. The place is so special that The Spy Who Loved Me, a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Movie
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
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
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
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