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
Hard Day’s Night Hotel
'12jul13
Hard Day’s   
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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
Hotel  
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  
Hotel
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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
Hotel  
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
Hotel  
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  
Hotel
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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