Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Design Hotels
Blow Up Hall 50 50 – The Reception-Less Hotel
'12oct30
Blow Up Hall  
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Blow Up Hall 50/50 is a complex which includes a restaurant, art gallery and hotel. It commissioned its hallmark installation to be designed by crucial artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is one of the top digital artists in the world. He is a BAFTA prize-winner and his work has appeared in ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
The Charming House – Boutique styles with an arty flavour
'12oct24
The Charming  
House
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Ok, so you can enter this Venetian boutique hotel in a gondola, sailing in under the portcullis into the kind of mysterious tunnel you might expect to find Cardinal Richelieu doing something crafty in; but luckily for you, this is not revolutionary France, this is modern day Venice and you ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
Son Gener – Romantic Spain in this Farmhouse
'12oct22
Son Gener  
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The Son Gener hotel is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored set in acres of private property in a very rural and quiet area of Majorca. Far from the madness of the tourist-thronged beach and thong-bottomed festivities of the south; the beaches nearby are as if you stepped back in ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Seekoo Hotel – Live in a iceburg of coolness
'12oct19
Seekoo  
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‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between a plastic and a metal that can be shaped ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bordeaux  France  West Europe
Rolling Huts – Rock n Roll n Outdoor Pursuits
'12oct4
Rolling Huts  
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“Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep your wagon rollin” so the song goes, unless, that is, you’re staying in a special rolling hut. In which case, you will want to stay right where you are in Washington’s beautiful Methow Valley. The remarkably versatile wooden units were designed to be an alternative to ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Winthrop  USA  North America
Home Hotel Buenos Aires – make yourself at home
'12sep21
Home Hotel  
Buenos Aires
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This boutique hotel is designed to make you feel like you are at home; or at least the guest of someone with exquisite taste and a lot of money. The furniture is vintage Swedish, the views are of the peaceful garden and there are MP3 players and individually controlled air ...
Accomodation types: Design
Hotel Antumalal – Modern Design: Ancient Jungle
'12sep14
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Antumalal
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Built in the 1940s in the Bauhaus style, this modern architecture is striking and functional. It looks wide awake with windows that open up the side of the building and encompass views of the beautiful habitats of Pucon. Manicured gardens blossom with local plants, trees and shrubs and you can ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature   Spa
Baby Grand Hotel – The art rebel hotel
'12sep12
Baby Grand  
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So you’re fed up with anonymous hotel corridors, beige walls and red carpets. And you have dined in too many dark-wood restaurants with leather-bound menus. So what you need to do is go to Athens and head over to the Baby Grand Hotel and get your mind blow-dried by some ...
Accomodation types: Cartoon   Design
Location: Athens  Greece  East Europe
The G Hotel – Arty and hip to the touch
'12sep10
The G Hotel  
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No, the G here doesn’t stand for ‘Gangsta’ although they may serve Crystal Champagne. Interiors by Philip Treacy OBE (he was the guy who designed the Internet’s favorite hat – the one worn by Princess Beatrice’s at the royal wedding). This top designer used an eclectic style palate drawing from ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Galway  Ireland  West Europe
Michelberger Hotel – Bed and breakfast for heroic hipsters
'12sep6
Michelberger  
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This hotel was first conceived as a place for a group of friends to live together. Then they decided to make it into a hotel where everything is made by the darlings of Berlin’s burgeoning art scene. So expect the unexpected. The hotel rule book has been cut up and ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Sliding House – A wooden cabin from the future
'12sep4
Sliding  
House
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So it’s an ultra-modern wooden cabin with views over the grand ocean waves by the famous Hirtle’s Beach. It may look like the sort of cube you would find in a toddler’s mouth but inside it is a triumph of eco-sensitive architecture and cutting edge ergonomics. It has caused considerable ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Consolacion Hotel
'12aug27
Consolacion  
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This hotel gives you the choice: traditional Spanish Baroque or Japanese-style cubes. The designer was inspired to create the unique ‘Kube’ rooms after reading a philosophical piece called ‘In Praise of Shadows’ by Tanizaki who is one of Japan’s great modern writers. It is a sophisticated space with one glass ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Monroyo  Spain  West Europe
Argonaut Hotel
'12aug21
Argonaut  
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Blessed by the Goddess Hera, Jason and his team of Argonauts boarded a vessel bound for mystical lands… hang on… wrong review. Yes, the Argonaut Hotel does not have anything to do with golden fleeces or reanimated skeletons. Well - that’s disappointing. Actually, the name refers to the first citizens ...
Accomodation types: Design
Paco de Pombeiro
'12aug20
Paco  
de Pombeiro
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Not long ago, it was just another ruined castle. Now beautifully restored, it sits in 10 hectares of land and historic vineyard. The old outbuildings have been incorporated into the new design to create a modern complex making the most of the historic architecture. In 1163 a crusading knight, friend ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Vizela  Portugal  West Europe
Hotel Aire de Bardenas – where the streets rage with running bulls
'12aug14
Hotel Aire  
de Bardenas
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Designed to enhance the beauty of the natural landscape traditionally used for farming and olive grows by the native Basque people, Aire de Bardenas is a great example of how contemporary architecture can be used to build excellent hotels. The main façade of the hotel is built from containers originally ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Tudela  Spain  West Europe
Hotel Palafitte
'12aug9
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Palafitte
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Hotel Palafitte takes Japanese minimalism and combines it with over-water bungalows from the South Pacific islands and places it all in the Swiss Alps. And not just anywhere in the Swiss Alps, in one of the best spots available in the converted Three Lakes region. Contemporary hardwood floors and designer ...
Accomodation types: Design   Floating
Carbon Hotel
'12aug7
Carbon   
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Coal mining was the principle industry of the Limburg area. The Carbon Hotel takes its namesake from these seams of history that run through the rocks and culture of the area. Luckily that’s where the similarity with coal mining ends. Your room has an ipod dock, a BOSE soundsystem, designer ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Genk  Belgium  West Europe
Aufberg 1113
'12aug6
Aufberg 1113  
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Two specially commissioned holiday apartments located high in the Austrian Alps where the scented air holds, in its spell, spicy conifer forests and ancient glaciers. Professor of architecture, Andreas Meck used bird’s nests for his inspiration. He placed his design hotel on the edge of a deep valley with views ...
Accomodation types: Design   Mountain   Nature
Nordic Light Hotel
'12jul29
Nordic Light  
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Famous for its ‘mood rooms’ – this is Stockholm’s foremost design hotel. Its rooms are fitted with lighting designed to inspire moods and create atmospheres – like lighting a candle and dimming the lights - only more awesome. You can choose ‘relaxing blue’, ‘refreshing green’ or ‘pulsing red’ and adjust ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Farol Design Hotel
'12jul27
Farol  
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The tourist industry in Cascais has had a great time recently. This gorgeous medieval village boasts a fine location that has long been used as a getaway for the rich and famous. The top real estate here is the old aristocratic mansions that lie on rocky outcrops, high above the ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Hotel Be Angkor
'12jul25
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Be Angkor
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From the people that brought you the ‘One Hotel Ankor’- the ‘Be’ hotel is another trendy place for you to consider. It offers you not rooms, but a choice of three ‘design experiences’ (not my words). And to be fair, the interior design is spankingly original, as you can see ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
New Majestic Hotel – It’s artistic!
'12jul17
New Majestic  
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It’s called the New Majestic Hotel so no-one forgets that it’s new and majestic. But that would be hard to do given that the lobby has a copper ceiling, white-washed walls and vintage fans. As is usual for modern design hotels, local artists have been allowed to splurge their creative ...
Accomodation types: Design