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
'21aug25
Wiener Gäste  
Zimmer
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Housed in a 1929 building, the owner and mastermind behind this project, Erwin Gegenbauer, decided to upgrade this historic vinegar brewery with five guestrooms. With the help of architects heri&salli, they tore down the former interior of the building to reveal the original brick walls, wooden ceilings, and steel beams. …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
'21aug20
Hotel  
TwentySeven
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The monumental doors of Hotel TwentySeven welcome you to a dream experience, seemingly remote from the bustling Dam Square in Amsterdam, where it's located. This suites-only hotel is housed in the iconic 'Industria' building constructed in 1916. The sixteen sumptuously decorated suites are the exact opposite of Dutch minimalistic design. …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'21aug12
The Roxbury  
At Stratton Falls
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You have to see to believe the fantastical world created by a dedicated couple in the USA. The fairy-tale-like black and white castles with a hint of eye-popping green will catch your attention from the moment you arrive. The owners envisioned Alice in Wonderland happily living together with Willy Wonka …
Accommodation types: Design   Fairytale
Location: Roxbury  USA  North America
'21jul27
BOOK1  
Design Hostel
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Freshly opened BOOK1 Design Hostel follows the attractive new trend of stylish affordability. It's located in a former library building from 1934 in the heart of Aarhus. Danish people take design seriously, and this place is no exception. Innovative architecture and eye-pleasing design details are all around at BOOK1. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: Aarhus  Denmark  West Europe
'21jun25
The Library  
Koh Samui
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One of Thailand's trendiest hotels has an explicit fondness towards books and bold contemporary design. The Library has a beachfront location on the country's second-largest island. Koh Samui is known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, and lush, mountainous rainforests. The hotel's buildings are structured just like a book. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
'21jun21
Market Street  
Hotel
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The most significant architectural challenge to face is to fit in a modern building in an old town protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The globally renowned architects JMARCHITECTS and famous design studio FG Stijl squared up. They did a remarkable job filling in a gap in the historical …
Accommodation types: Design
'21jun17
X2 Chiang Mai  
Riverside Resort
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Situated along the majestic banks of the Ping River, this boutique hotel combines traditional architectural elements of the Lanna Kingdom with modern design. The exterior consists of layered red bricks contrasting the crispy green color of the plants. The courtyard's impressive Tamarind trees are over 120-year-old. The 5-story resort feature's …
Accommodation types: Design
'21jun9
Alila Wuzhen  
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Alila's third and newest hotel in China is located in the historic town of Wuzhen that's often referred to as the Venice of the East. It lies between three megacities - Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai – each has a population of over 10 million. The scenic town is famous for …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Wuzhen  China  East Asia
'21jun4
KINN Capsule  
Hotel
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The elegant and minimalist KINN Capsule Hotel is located in the heart of Singapore. It follows the Japanese design language of MUJI, also known as "no-brand quality goods." It was influenced by the Japanese Zen philosophy, focusing on simplicity and the essence of well-being. The interior design is vivid reminiscent …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
'21may25
Treehouse Hotel  
London
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Treehouse in the heart of London? Well, not exactly. It's located in a 1960s office block that takes up the top five floors. Not quite the treehouse you would imagine, but it's not about the exterior looks, rather the indoor atmosphere; wooden parquets, a bunch of vintage furniture, colorful bits, …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: London  England  West Europe
'21may20
Notel  
Melbourne
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Notel is not a hotel but an experience, and it's made up of six vintage trailers. They found them in the USA and shipped them to Australia. After thorough restoration work, their pretty rounded and polished chrome coachwork now shines just like new. Fifty-ton cranes then lifted them to their …
Accommodation types: Design   Trailer
Location: Melbourne  Australia  Oceania
'21may19
ModernHaus  
SoHo
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The iconic district of SoHo is where artists' lofts, art galleries, designer shops, and prime examples of cast-iron architecture are all around the corner. The name comes from the simple fact that the neighborhood is "South of Houston Street". ModernHaus SoHo - formerly the James Hotel - honors the neighborhood's …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
'21may3
MeetMe23  
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To be, or not to be? Or rather, the question here is, to sleep in a hotel or a hostel? That's the concept behind MeetMe23´s ho(?)tel wordplay. And the answer is most likely depending on your budget and how much privacy you would prefer to have for your awesome stay …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
'21apr20
Minimalist  
Poshtel
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The new creation of Poshtel is located in Hauz Khas Village's green neighborhood. It's the twin brother of the LetsBunk Boutique Hotel right across the road. Poshtel manages to cleverly fuse classic Swedish and Japanese minimalist interiors in a pleasant package for a wide array of travelers. The posh hostel …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: New Delhi  India  South Asia
'21apr14
Room Mate  
Bruno
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The status of psilocybin mushrooms changed to illegal in the Netherlands in 2008, but it didn't stop Room Mate Bruno from being high on an artistic trip. This hotel is located in a former tea warehouse of the Dutch East India Company. Step inside, and you will find that the …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
'21apr13
Shiroiya  
Hotel
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Maebashi, the city of water, greenery, and poets, has seen a remarkable transformation from silk manufacturing to pioneer Japan's modernization. Shiroiya Hotel has seen a similar metamorphosis from a Japanese ryokan (inn) with 300 years of history into an inspirational contemporary creation. The original inn's rough concrete walls remind its …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Maebashi  Japan  East Asia
'21apr7
EVOLUTION  
Lisboa
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How should the future of hotels look like? EVOLUTION Lisboa has taken matters into their own hands and came up with a new concept for providing pioneering accommodation. The evolutionary idea derives from the ever-changing way we live. The hotel wants to adapt to the needs of the new tech-savvy …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
'21apr5
LetsBunk  
Poshtel
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In New Delhi, it's crucial to find a great spot to stay as it's the second-most populous city in the world. The hostel is right on the Magenta line that you can take from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, making it super convenient if you are about to take off …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: New Delhi  India  South Asia
'21apr2
La Minervetta  
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Sorrento, the charming cliff-side town on the famous Amalfi Coast, features beautiful architecture. It's the last stop on the Circumvesuviana rail line running from Naples, only taking an hour to reach your destination. Sorrento is renowned for its gorgeous handicrafts such as ceramics, lace, and woodwork. Maison La Minervetta embraces …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Sorrento  Italy  West Europe
'21mar30
Long Story Short  
Hostel
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Situated in the old town of the cheerful little Moravian town of Omolouc, Long Story Short prides itself to be different from the rest. It's founded on the principle that hostels don't have to look cheap, nor should they serve dry toasts for breakfast. Instead, they have a magical garden …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel