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
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
V8 Hotel - Heavenly place for the petrolheads
'12jun8
V8 Hotel  
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‘Britain has some of the safest roads in Europe. But this isn’t Britain. Dis is za Autobahn’. Take advantage of the Autobahn’s no speed limit driving as you career full pelt into the V8 Hotel car park, pulling off a sweet handbreak stop in the process. As you enter, marvel ...
Accomodation types: Car   Design   Museum
Library Hotel New York
'12jun7
Library  
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Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Library Hotel is one of New York’s most unique locations. Each room is numbered according to the Dewey Decimal System (which is the system libraries use to organize their collection using numbers to label each book) and themed according to one of ten ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
Bayside Marina Hotel - Ship container hotel from Japan
'12jun5
Bayside Marina  
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Minimalism meets reclaimed structures in a pretty Japanese harbour. Visionary architects, Yasutaka Yoshimura have based their design for chic holiday cottages on ship’s containers. The containers are stacked on top of each other to create two floors. One end is all glass and the walls are white to reflect light ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Yokohama  Japan  East Asia
Hotel Semiramis
'12jun4
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Semiramis
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Located in a quiet Athenian suburb this hotel was designed down to the last detail by Karim Rashid who is regarded as the best designer of his generation with over 300 awards to his name. The idea was to create a vibrant, functional and relaxing space. Lollypop colours create a ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Athens  Greece  East Europe
CitizenM Amsterdam
'12jun1
CitizenM  
Amsterdam
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When you arrive at Citizen M, the unusual check-in is the first thing you notice. Rather like online check-in for flights, you just enter your details into a computer terminal and you are then issued with your room key. The ‘M’ stands for ‘Mobile Citizen of the World’ – it ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Design
Mandarin Hotel Barcelona
'12may22
Mandarin Hotel  
Barcelona
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This unique hotel is exclusive. It has only 98 rooms at its premier location on Passeig de Gràcia – the most expensive street in Spain and home to its most stunning architecture. So prepare to book early. Your room has been decorated to an individual style by acclaimed designer, Patricia ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
Hotel 1898
'12may14
Hotel 1898  
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This hotel is great for seeing Barcelona, one of Europe’s most energetic cities. Centrally located, you will find yourself with easy access to all the sights and attractions. Your room is decorated in the neoclassical style which was popular in the 19th Century when the building was first erected. For ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
URBN Shanghai
'12may9
URBN  
Shanghai
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URBN is China’s first carbon-neutral hotel combining modern architecture and Chinese aesthetics. Using recycled materials and uber-efficient deign, its energy usage is so much more efficient than equivalent establishments. The hotel is situated next to the historic French Concession area of the city known for its delights and high-class restaurants, ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
The Glasshouse Edinburgh
'12may8
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Glasshouse
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This hotel was named the ‘number one hotel to get naked in’ by Opodo. And if you can push the thought of all the hanky-panky your bed has endured from your mind, you may well enjoy your stay at this premier establishment in the heart of historic Edinburgh. The ‘Glasshouse’ ...
Accomodation types: Church   Design
Sandton Hotel de Filosoof
'12may5
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de Filosoof
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I love Amsterdam. With street names like PC Hoofdstraat and the Vondelpark, I can imagine only the Von Trapps and Clogs - happy times. This hotel is one for all you philosophy lovers. So, get your heads out of the clouds you dreamers! Unless, of course, you are staying in ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Casa Kimball
'12may4
Casa Kimball  
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Situated on a 48ft cliff jutting out into the Caribbean Sea, Casa Kimball is situated in 3 acres of lush property perfectly placed to catch the cooling Atlantic breezes while drenching itself in welcoming tropical sunshine. It is a single villa that can hold up to 18 guests and allows ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
9 Hours Capsule Hotel
'12apr30
9 Hours  
Capsule Hotel
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The idea behind this trendy capsule hotel in Kyoto is that you get to sleep for ‘9 hours’. If sleeping for 9 hours is your idea of ultimate luxury, you are working too hard – but what do I know? I still live with my parents. Anyway, the concept here ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
Gladstone Hotel
'12apr18
Gladstone  
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The Gladstone Hotel was first opened in 1889 and is the oldest hotel in Toronto. Starting out life as luxury accommodation for the privileged classes, it was then owned and operated by a lively widow and her 13 children. The hotel eventually fell into disrepair until it became known as ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Yotel
'12apr17
Yotel  
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At Yotel you get to spend the night in a luxury yacht cabin while having all the advantages of being in London, New York or Amsterdam. Seasickness will not be a problem here Captain! Each tiny room is a triumph of design. The queen-sized beds are retractable and some rooms ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Propeller Island City Lodge
'12apr16
Propeller  
Island
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The most avant-garde city in the world, Berlin, is now home to the weirdest hotel in the world: Propeller Island City Lodge. Hand-made down to the last door-handle by artist, Lars Stroschen, staying here is a really unique experience. You could be sleeping in a floating bed or one of ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
The One Hotel Angkor
'12apr12
The One Hotel  
Angkor
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No, this isn’t where Neo stays in The Matrix. This is a hotel designed to be used by one person or one couple at a time. Not only do you have the only room to yourself, but the lobby, the restaurant, the terrace, the hot tub are all your private ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Residenza d'Arte
'12mar27
Residenza  
d'Arte
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Set in beautiful Tuscany this lovingly restored 14th Century villa is a haven of warm tiles, bare beams and stunning aesthetics. Acclaimed artist, Anna Izzo set out to create a hotel with soul allowing you to stay inside a living, breathing work of art. Vibrant contemporary artworks merge with medieval ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Limes Hotel
'12mar9
Limes Hotel  
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The Limes Hotel in Brisbane, Australia is the peak of chic. Alexander Lotersztain, an award-winning local artist, designed the interior to be minimalist yet striking and it buzzes with contemporary energy. The hotel fits right into its up-and-coming neighborhood, just minutes from Brisbane’s central business district. It has a rooftop ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Brisbane  Australia  Oceania
UNA Hotel Vittoria
'12mar8
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Vittoria
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If Donatella Versace and Lewis Carroll designed a hotel – it might look something like this. Its stylish furnishings and avant-garde aesthetics will make ‘wow! Look at that’ the most uttered sentence of your stay. The walls are upholstered with leather or fabrics woven with real gold and silver strands. ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Florence  Italy  West Europe
Hotel Marques de Riscal
'12mar8
Marques  
de Riscal
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The eye-popping architecture of the Hotel Marques de Riscal makes a real statement; it was designed and built by Frank O. Gehry who Vanity Fair labeled ‘the most important architect of our age’. Just take a minute to imagine booking yourself into this inspiring building in the centre of historic ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Wine
Location: Elciego  Spain  West Europe
Byblos Art Hotel
'12mar8
Byblos  
Art Hotel
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The Byblos Art Hotel is unique among its peers. It houses a collection of contemporary art by 39 of the world’s most renowned modern artists. Pieces by Damien Hirst and Arnish Kapoor sit alongside classical Venetian paintings and interior design by Alessandro Mendini. Architect, Michele Sanmicheli worked alongside the artists ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Verona  Italy  West Europe