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
'19may30
Ovolo  
Nishi
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The eco-friendly Ovolo Nishi in Canberra is a designer hotel through and through. From the attention-grabbing exteriors to spectacular interiors, this hotel is the epitome of cool. Safe to say, sustainability never looked better. The rooms are furnished with locally salvaged and restored vintage furniture, and all artworks are original. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Canberra  Australia  Oceania
'19may8
St. Martenslane  
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Located in one of the oldest cities in Holland, Maastricht, the Hotel St. Martenslane is a charmingly small hotel in a convenient location. While the hotel isn’t grand in size, the 13 rooms are certainly comfortable and spacious. Guests can choose to stay in a medium room, large room, x-large …
Accommodation types: Design
'19apr30
Club Hotel  
Casapueblo
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Unlike any other hotel on Mansa Beach in Punta Ballena, the Hotel Casapueblo stands out with its Mediterranean-style architecture inspired by the nest of the hornero bird. The hotel was designed by Carlos Páez Vilaró, a renowned Uruguayan artist, and it used to be his summer house and a workshop. …
Accommodation types: Design   Palace
'19mar26
Locanda  
La Gelsomina
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Wondering where to go for your next yoga or wellness retreat? Forget the usual suspects and head to this under-the-radar yoga destination in… Malta. Set right in the heart of the picturesque town called Birgu, a stone's throw away from the historic capital of Valletta, Locanda La Gelsomina is housed …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Birgu  Malta  West Europe
'19mar20
BLOC Hotel  
Birmingham
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BLOC Hotel Birmingham is all about that comfort. From easy public transport access to cleverly designed rooms, everything about this place is thought out to make things simple and convenient. Throw in a bit of that sleek urban design and some tech novelty, and you’ve got a pretty solid choice …
Accommodation types: Design
'19jan11
PUBLIC  
Hotel
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For something that’s called Public Hotel, this place is pretty damn exclusive. Actually, forget exclusive. This place is fabulous. But despite extravagant looks, Public Hotel is actually very decently priced (if you can say that anything is decently priced in New York). The modest pricing is a conscious choice of …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
'19jan4
Hotel Jakarta  
Amsterdam
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The fascination with Indonesia is high in the Netherlands. In addition to the countless Indonesian restaurants, Amsterdam has now gotten its own 4-star hotel inspired by mixing the two cultures. And very appropriately, the hotel is set at the IJ river, where ships used to leave for Jakarta. At first …
Accommodation types: Design
'18dec4
Backstage Hotel  
Zermatt
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Located in the mountains of Switzerland, the Backstage Hotel in Zermatt is a beautifully designed luxury option for those looking for the ultimate getaway. Every piece of furniture in this hotel is made by hand in the studio of the artist, architect, and designer Heinz Julen. With walnut, chrome, and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain
'18nov29
The Henry Jones  
Art Hotel
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Infused with rich history and artistic styling, this Australian hotel was created within Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouse and jam factory. Now, modern art peppers the walls in this hotel boasting 56 rooms. The hotel gets its namesake from one of Australia’s most successful businessmen, Henry Jones, who at just 12 …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Hobart  Australia  Oceania
'18nov27
Aria Hotel  
Budapest
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Located in Hungary’s capital on the “Pest” side of the Danube River and just steps from St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Aria Hotel in Budapest represents a love for all things musical. The word “aria” actually means “a long, accompanied song for a solo voice, typically one in an opera or …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Music
'18nov9
Radisson Blu  
Berlin
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Germany's capital city is the historical backdrop to many poignant moments of history, with numerous museums, monuments, galleries, and other points of interest to illustrate them. Due to its laidback lifestyle, friendly locals, and dynamic vibe, it’s no wonder why Berlin is one of Europe’s most visited cities. Situated on …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
'18nov7
Greenhost  
Boutique Hotel
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Set in the heart of Yogyakarta, the Greenhost Boutique Hotel offers travelers a refreshing change from the traditional business hotel. Designed around the themes of innovation and sustainability, this hotel inspires every guest to live more cleanly and minimize their ecological impact as part of a cooperative effort. These ideals …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
'18nov5
Hotel Stary  
Kraków
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Situated in Old Town Krakow, the Hotel Stary has captured the grandeur of the hotel’s past while showcasing the erudite décor. The renovations have resurrected what was once a marvelous merchant’s home, dating back to the 15th century. Voted “the most beautiful hotel interior design in Europe,” any guest of …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Kraków  Poland  East Europe
'18oct31
Scandic  
Narvik
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Scandic Narvik is quite possibly the most modern hotel in Narvik, a city characterized by hiking trails, old-world historical sites, and museums. However, the Narvik Hotel offers one of the tallest buildings in the region (tallest in Narvik at 52m / 171ft) and a huge sloping glass exterior. You will …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Narvik  Norway  West Europe
'18oct23
The Mesui  
Hotel
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The Mesui Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is hard to miss, thanks to the very distinct facade featuring giant circular windows (think huge washing machines stacked upon each other). This unique design is owed to the extravagant 70s aesthetic trends. Today the hotel is a happy marriage of the original architecture …
Accommodation types: Design
'18oct9
Hotel Mono  
Singapore
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Amongst the dizzying colors and sounds of Singapore’s Chinatown, you’ll find an oasis of quiet in monochrome. Hotel Mono is housed in six heritage shophouses, and it retains some of the original architectural elements, such as huge Rococo windows and a stunning intricate facade. But there is a twist. Unlike …
Accommodation types: Design
'18oct2
Les Cols  
Pavellons
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Looking at the facade of the Spanish country house where Les Cols Pavellons, Girona, is based, you might think this is a lovely but nothing-out-of-ordinary place. Nothing more wrong! The historic building hides five high-concept glass rooms that feature architectural design out of this world. The rooms are entirely made …
Accommodation types: Concept   Design
Location: Olot  Spain  West Europe
'18sep18
Hard Rock Hotel  
Vallarta
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Situated at the legendary beaches of the Bahia de Banderas in Nuevo Vallarta, the Hard Rock Hotel is an all-inclusive resort with a wild heart. The two beachfront pools come with bar service with unlimited drinks, as it should for the rock star you are! After a long night out, …
Accommodation types: Design
'18aug28
Four Seasons  
Dubai DIFC
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When you hear the words Four Seasons, you might just think of an international luxury hotel chain. But Four Seasons in Dubai International Finance Centre adds a boutique-style spin to their hotel. All the way from the lobby to the rooftop, they have mastered the balance of luxury living and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'18aug25
The Hoxton  
Shoreditch
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The Hoxton London is located in the hip, fashionable neighborhood of Shoreditch, and it fits right in with its surroundings. Inspired by the streets of London, the interiors combine old-fashioned elegance with bold and playful elements referencing the local street art. There are three types of regular rooms you can …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: London  England  West Europe