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
X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort - Lanna Kingdom Meets Striking Modern 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
Alila Wuzhen - Minimalist Perfection In A Historic Chinese Town
'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 – that are each have a population of over 10 million. The scenic town is ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Wuzhen  China  East Asia
KINN Capsule Hotel - Japanese Zen & Boutique-Level Comfort In Singapore
'21jun4
KINN Capsule  
Hotel
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The elegant and minimalist KINN Capsule Hotel is located in the heart of Singapore. It follows the Japanese design language of MUJI, also known as "no-brand quality goods." It was influenced by the Japanese Zen philosophy, placing the focus on simplicity and the essence of well-being. The interior design is ...
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Treehouse Hotel London - 360-Degree Skyline Panorama From The "Treehouse"
'21may25
Treehouse Hotel  
London
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Treehouse in the heart of London? Well, not exactly. It's located in a 1960s office block that takes up the top five floors. Not quite the treehouse you would imagine, but it's not about the exterior looks, rather the indoor atmosphere. Wooden parquets, a bunch of vintage furniture, colorful bits, ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: London  England  West Europe
Notel Melbourne - Against All Boring Hotels
'21may20
Notel  
Melbourne
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Notel is not a hotel but an experience, and it's made up of six vintage trailers. They found them in the USA and shipped them to Australia. After thorough restoration work, their pretty rounded and polished chrome coachwork now shines just like new. 50 tone cranes then lifted them to ...
Accommodation types: Design   Trailer
Location: Melbourne  Australia  Oceania
ModernHaus SoHo - Panoramic Rooftop Pool In Manhattan
'21may19
ModernHaus  
SoHo
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The iconic district of SoHo is where artists' lofts, art galleries, designer shops, and prime examples of cast-iron architecture are all around the corner. The name comes from the simple fact that the neighborhood is "South of Houston Street". ModernHaus SoHo - formerly the James Hotel - honors the neighborhood’s ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
MeetMe23 - Bonkers Ho(?)tel Design In Prague
'21may3
MeetMe23  
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To be, or not to be? Or rather the question here is, to sleep in a hotel or to sleep in a hostel? That's the concept behind MeetMe23´s ho(?)tel wordplay. And the answer is most likely depending on your budget and how much privacy you would prefer to have for ...
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Minimalist Poshtel - Japanese-Style Capsules And Scandinavian Suites In New Delhi
'21apr20
Minimalist  
Poshtel
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The new creation of Poshtel is located in Hauz Khas Village's green neighborhood. It's the twin-brother of the LetsBunk Boutique Hotel right across the road. Poshtel manages to cleverly fuse classic Swedish and Japanese minimalist interiors in a pleasant package for a wide array of travelers. The posh hostel part ...
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: New Delhi  India  South Asia
Room Mate Bruno - Is This Real Life Or Is This Just Fantasy?
'21apr14
Room Mate  
Bruno
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The status of psilocybin mushrooms changed to illegal in the Netherlands in 2008, but it didn't stop Room Mate Bruno from being high on an artistic trip. This hotel is located in a former tea warehouse of the Dutch East India Company. Step inside, and you will find that the ...
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Shiroiya Hotel - Japanese Minimalism Meets Contemporary Art
'21apr13
Shiroiya  
Hotel
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Maebashi, the city of water, greenery, and poets, has seen a remarkable transformation from silk-manufacturing to being a pioneer in Japan's modernization. Shiroiya Hotel has seen a similar metamorphosis from a Japanese ryokan (inn) with 300 years of history into an inspirational contemporary creation. The original inn's rough concrete walls ...
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Maebashi  Japan  East Asia
EVOLUTION Lisboa Hotel - Evolutionary Hotel In Lisbon
'21apr7
EVOLUTION  
Lisboa
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How should the future of hotels look like? EVOLUTION Lisboa has taken matters into their own hands and came up with a new concept for providing pioneering accommodation. The evolutionary idea derives from the ever-changing way we live. The hotel wants to adapt to the needs of the new tech-savvy ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
LetsBunk Poshtel-Boutique Hotel - High Life In A Hostel
'21apr5
LetsBunk  
Poshtel
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In New Delhi, it's crucial to find a great spot to stay as it's the second-most populous city in the world. The hostel is right on the Magenta line that you can take from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, making it super convenient if you are about to take off ...
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: New Delhi  India  South Asia
La Minervetta Maison - Nautical-Themed Cliff-Side Hotel On The Amalfi Coast
'21apr2
La Minervetta  
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Sorrento, the charming cliff-side town on the famous Amalfi Coast features beautiful architecture. It's the last stop on the Circumvesuviana rail line running from Naples, only taking an hour to reach your destination. Sorrento is renowned for its gorgeous handicrafts such as ceramics, lace, and woodwork. Maison La Minervetta embraces ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Sorrento  Italy  West Europe
Long Story Short Hostel & Café - Chic Hostel In Omolouc
'21mar30
Long Story Short  
Hostel
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Situated in the old town of the cheerful little Moravian town of Omolouc, Long Story Short prides itself to be different from the rest. It's founded on the principle that hostels don't have to look cheap nor should they serve dry toasts for breakfast. Instead, they have a magical garden ...
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina - Pleasure Oasis On The Hilltop
'21mar25
Hotel Villa Ducale  
Taormina
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Taormina is a charming medieval hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. Hotel Villa Ducale sits right above the old town blessed with exceptional panorama on Mount Etna and the Strait of Messina. In the right weather condition, you can see as far as the ancient port city, Catania. ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Taormina  Italy  West Europe
Morpheus Hotel - City Of Dreams Macau – Futuristic Matrix Hotel
'21mar18
Morpheus  
Hotel
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Morpheus Hotel is straight out of Matrix. The Zaha Hadid-designed building that's part of the City of Dreams casino complex strikes as a machine-generated dream world. Exposed exoskeleton mesh structure facade, high-speed panoramic elevators zooming up-and-down, welcome to the futuristic vision of Macau! Luckily you won't have to choose between ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Macau  Macau  East Asia
ME Dubai By Meliá - The First Hotel Designed By Zaha Hadid Architects
'21mar11
ME Dubai  
by Meliá
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Right at the edge of Downtown Dubai in Business Bay, ME Dubai by Meliá hotel is in the most prestigious part of the city. The bold shape of the exterior continues inside, fans of architecture will notice the signature style of the world-famous Zaha Hadid Architects. Fluid curvy shapes adorn ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Viceroy Los Cabos – Sci-Fi Architecture In Baja California
'21mar9
Viceroy  
Los Cabos
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This stunning Miguel Ángel Aragonés-designed resort is just minutes from San José del Cabo. The striking minimalist design highlights the white concrete and large glass surfaces. The eight blocks of buildings are surrounded by water mirrors all the way to the edges of the concrete walls with pathways leading to ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Hewing Hotel - Industrial Vibes
'21jan14
Hewing Hotel  
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Jackson Building in Minneapolis’ North Loop was built in 1897 as a farm implement showroom and warehouse with trains going directly inside the building. In 2016 a complete transformation along with a full renovation was finished and it turned the brick-and-timber warehouse into an elegant and edgy boutique hotel. The ...
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Faena Hotel Miami Beach - Gold & Bold
'21jan13
Faena  
Miami
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Miami Beach is like a tropical island, but with Whole Foods on every corner. It was cleared of mangroves in the 19th century to make way for coconut farms, but property developers quickly realized the potential and incorporated it into a city. Ever since Miami Beach has been a trendsetter ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury