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
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
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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  
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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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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
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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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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
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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
Hard Day’s Night Hotel
'12jul13
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I will attempt to talk about this Beetles-themed hotel with no terrible Beetles-related puns. It will be hard, can I do it? Read on. Situated next door to the famous ‘Cavern Club’ where the Beetles first rose to fame, this hotel is perfectly suited for fans to explore all the ...
Accomodation types: Design
MO.OM Hotel
'12jun27
MO.OM  
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This hotel bills itself as ‘Hotel & Motel, Love & Sex, Business & Relax all become One’. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a terrifically messy evening. But then, maybe I’m not Italian enough. You can choose whether to stay in the Hotel building or the Motel ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Miura Hotel
'12jun20
Miura  
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Hooray! Now we can finally combine Golf and modern art. This hotel might look like a giant coffin on stilts but inside you will find a flourish of top design to delight your eyes. Works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor hang in the private ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Andels Hotel Lodz
'12jun15
Andels Hotel  
Lodz
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In Chinese tradition, the front façade of a building is highly important as it is the ‘face’ of the building. The lovingly restored entrance and red bricks of this converted textile mill gives Hotel Lodz a classic and beautiful face, like that of Ava Gardner. The interior has been designed ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Lodz  Poland  East Europe
Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
'12jun13
Conscious Hotel   
Vondelpark
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A veteran hotelier’s wife gives birth to a child on a starry night. And when the proud father looks past the waving arms and feet into that child’s eyes, he was forever changed. Which is roughly what happened to make Dutch duo, Marco and Sam open a hotel aiming to ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Fabriken Furillen – fans of The Killing take note
'12jun12
Fabriken  
Furillen
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A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby ...
Accomodation types: Design   Industrial   Island
Location: Larbro  Sweden  West Europe
Hotel Unique Sao Paolo – go to cool school from the future
'12jun11
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Unique
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Shaped like a huge boat, the brave architecture of Hotel Unique is making waves in the trendy city of Sao Paolo. Architect Ruh Ohtake has used the wedge-shape of his building to create floors that get progressively wider the higher you go. Every evening, the rooftop Skye bar collects sophisticated ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco