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
Palazzo  
Matteotti
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Oh, Italia! The Hotel Boscolo Milano nestled in the city of Milan is the perfect blend of modernity and luxury. The hotel is bathed in natural light because of the massive windows facing the Corso Matteotti. The Boscolo Milano is perfectly situated for easy access to all the biggest and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Milan  Italy  West Europe
Hotel  
Daniel
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Minimalism and style along with luxury and simplicity are the hallmarks of Vienna’s own Hotel Daniel Vienna. The hotel is relatively new but has been providing its guests with amazing experiences since its doors opened in ’11. The hotel’s building was chosen because of its historical substance and the fact …
Accommodation types: Design   Trailer
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
Estancia  
VIK
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4,000 acres of idyllic coastal countryside near the Uruguayan coast sits one of the most beautiful haciendas in the country. Estancia Vik José Ignacio is 20 minutes from Punta Del Este, a beach town with some of the best nightlife and entertainment venues in South America. The all-suite hotel is …
Accommodation types: Design
Canaan Boutique  
Hotel Ronda
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If you want something Bohemian in spirit, the Hotel EnFrente Arte is an artsy delight. This hotel offers some truly unique décor and historical architecture. It is set on the oldest paved street of Ronda and surrounded by historic sites. Inside, you can expect to have the atmosphere of an …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Ronda  Spain  West Europe
Hôtel  
Droog
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Whether you are visiting Amsterdam for business or pleasure, or perhaps a mix of both, one of the most unique hotel experiences to be had is at the Hôtel Droog. It is located in the heart of the historical center of the city and what makes it truly interesting is …
Accommodation types: Art   Concept   Design
Hotel  
Not Hotel
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It's certainly easy to remember the name, and with a central Amsterdam location, it's also easy to find. What really stands out, though, is the hotel's commitment to art. The rooms themselves are designed as artworks, with creative input by the Collaboration-O, founded at the Eindhoven Design Academy. The rooms, …
Accommodation types: Art   Concept   Design
Vivere  
Suites & Rooms
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Surrounded by brawny mountains a mere stone's throw from Lake Garda – the largest lake in Italy and a popular holiday destination – Vivere Arco allows you to choose from a number of suites with kitchenettes, their own private entrance and access to the veranda which overlooks the swimming pool. …
Accommodation types: Design
Beach Sun  
Retreat
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England isn’t best known for its sunshine. It does occur but is usually unreliable. Thank God, then, for the Beach Sun Retreat; the UK’s only holiday location featuring year-round sunlight. This is courtesy of the sun room featuring “Real Sunlight”, a Swedish invention that mimics natural sunlight with all the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Vander  
Urbani
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A winter vacation in Ljubljana at Vander is just what you need about now, but don’t expect the usual luxury and high ceilings feel of a chain hotel. The Urbani Resort is all about old-world charm. Made up of four old townhouses right on the banks of a river, it …
Accommodation types: Design
Wiesergut  
Hotel
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The Wiesergut Hotel is located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria. For the last several centuries, the area has been defined by farms and mountains and those lovely sights are still available. The architecture is archaic while the décor is minimalist, creating a nice feeling of relaxation. For the interiors, expect untreated …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Hotel  
ICON
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The Hotel ICON is a luxury hotel Hong Kong style. It is a celebration of the culture, the modern technology, as well as the internationally renowned designers. The hotel is actually located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, and combines creativity with modern technology. There are 262 rooms with 26 suites …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Areias  
Do Seixo
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The Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel is A Portugal-based hotel that serves as a great center point for the globe, welcoming international travelers and settling them into an eco-friendly accommodation that provides luxury and amazing scenery. This a location surrounded by pine trees, seacoast, and dunes, providing a peaceful destination …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Dream  
South Beach
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The Dream South Beach Hotel is a dream come true if you like art-deco luxury and style. Just yards away from a white-sand beach, the hotel has 108 guest units of designer quality, with the latest in modern luxuries, like flat-screen TVs, high-speed WI-FI, and stocked mini-bars for your enjoyment. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design
POD  
Hotel
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POD Hotel Cape Town touts the “sound of the sea”, noting its relaxing ambiance and a seaside sophistication lacking in most coastal hotels. These luxury rooms give you ample viewing of mountains and the sea with contemporary decor. There are only 15 units, but each one features the best in …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Fabrica  
do Chocolate
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Do you love chocolate? No, like really love it, like Willy Wonka-love it? That’s the idea behind Fabrica do Chocolate, a chocolate-themed hotel that pays tribute to our favorite obsession. Throughout the resort is a museum of chocolate, where you can learn about its history, all the while sampling every …
Accommodation types: Design   Museum
Covered  
Bridge
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The Covered Bridge earned much of its fame after being highlighted on HGTV. The now historic location, known as the Covered Bridge House, is located within a few steps of Nevada City but has a distinctly natural ambiance. The interiors of the home are New York loft-style and have won …
Accommodation types: Design
The Grand Daddy  
Hotel
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Unique, boutique, charming, and novel are some of the best words to describe The Grand Daddy Hotel located in the bustling, yet picturesque, Cape Town in South Africa. This hotel is located on Long Street, the highly representative epicenter of modern inner-city South African culture. A vibrant fusion of textbook …
Accommodation types: Design   Trailer
The Heinz Julen  
Penthouse
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The Heinz Julen Penthouse is an artistically constructed penthouse created by architect Heinz Julen, utilizing a loft design, and containing unique features such as a fireplace located in the middle of the living room window, as well as a custom made chandelier and handcrafted furniture. Above guests is a glass …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain
The Hidden Secret  
on the Cliff
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It’s hard to think about Spain without visualizing sparkling beaches meeting the deep blue waters of the Iberian Peninsula. You’re a stone’s throw away from the wild cliffs of Loiba when you arrange for a stay at the guest house on the famous Paraqueira Loiba Estate, and in the heart …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Loiba  Spain  West Europe
Hotel Éclat  
Beijing
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A memorable wedding does not take place in a cheap motel, but a luxurious and exotic hotel with the most modern amenities. Specifically, Jacuzzis in bathrooms, private pools for suites, and contemporary Beijing art adorning the walls. Modern amenities include fast Wi-Fi, Panasonic massage chairs, separate rainforest shower and bathtub, …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Beijing  China  East Asia