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
Fontevraud L'Hôtel - Contemporary Hotel At The Fontevraud Abbey
'17nov22
Fontevraud  
L'Hôtel
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Located in Anjou, France, the Fontevraud L'Hotel is fit for royalty. In fact, it’s set in the heart of the Royal Abbey and holds many, many years of history. France’s Loire Valley is actually a UNESCO world heritage site. For architecture buffs, staying at the Fontevraud is a dream come …
Accommodation types: Church   Design   Heritage
Townhouse Design Hotel & Spa - Quirky Hotel In Maastricht
'17oct26
Townhouse Hotel  
Maastricht
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Located in the Netherlands, the Townhouse Designhotel Maastricht is not only affordable but a beautiful place for any traveler to stay. With 69 rooms ranging from Basic to Extra Large, this hotel is cozy, charming, and conveniently located. Did I mention the hotel has its silly quirks too? For example, …
Accommodation types: Design
Hotel Triton - Funky Design Hotel In San Francisco
'17sep20
Hotel Triton  
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This boutique hotel loves pop culture. The entrance hall features a pop-culture mural by artist Kari Pei. Every staff member has a nametag displaying their Hollywood alter ego – like Bruce Lee or Angelina Jolie. The hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco’s shopping district, a short walk …
Accommodation types: Design
Puro Hotel Wrocław - Sleek Hotel Next To Old Town
'17sep11
Puro Hotel  
Wrocław
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Based in Poland’s western city of Wrocław, the Puro Hotel is urban, sleek, chic, and minimalistic – perfect for those looking for a hip place to crash in one of Poland’s most charming cities. Puro Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city that’s nicknamed the “Venice of …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Wroclaw  Poland  East Europe
Kaboom Hotel Maastricht - Low Budget Rebellious Concept Hotel
'17aug29
Kaboom Hotel  
Maastricht
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If you’re a budget traveler looking to go to the Netherlands, definitely check out the Kaboom Hotel Maastricht! Winner of the Best Hotel Concept by Entree Magazine in 2015, this hotel is smart and sophisticated, without hurting your wallet. Located in the trendy district of Wyck, guests will love to …
Accommodation types: Design
LUXX Langsuan Hotel - Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of Bangkok
'17jul7
LUXX Langsuan  
Hotel
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Located in Langsuan, downtown Bangkok, Luxx is a boutique hotel furnished with exquisite hardwood and contemporary design. The first things you notice when arriving are the huge teakwood doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside there is a courtyard swimming pool and a large garden where you can enjoy a drink underneath …
Accommodation types: Design
First Hotel Paris - Panoramic Eiffel Tower Views
'17jul4
First Hotel  
Paris
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The First Hotel Paris is situated in the 15th arrondissement, one of the city’s most bustling and romantic quarters. The distinctive interior design is the work of a chic specialist, Laurent Mangoust. He wanted his unique hotel design to be lighthearted and drew inspiration from the opulent 19th Century style. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Paris  France  West Europe
Crosby Street Hotel - Warehouse-Style Windows Overlooking Lower Manhattan
'17jun12
Crosby Street  
Hotel
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New York, New York -- there is no other place like it! Most people’s heads immediately fill with images of the bright lights of Times Square or the greenery of Central Park. Yet, there’s so much more to explore in the city that never sleeps! The Crosby Street Hotel is …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
The Upper House Hong Kong - Understated Luxury
'17may29
The Upper House  
Hong Kong
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The Upper House is named so because it sits on top of Pacific Place, a shopping complex in Hong Kong. The hotel’s 117 studios and suites are spacious, decorated with natural materials like glass, wood, limestone, and gorgeous bathrooms. While not lavish and grandiose, The Upper House offers tons of …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
The Henry Hotel Cebu - Quirky Design In The Philippines
'17feb5
The Henry  
Cebu
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The Henry Hotel is a hotel in Cebu City (in the Philippines) and offers quite a unique experience for guests. The motto of this boutique hotel is “like no other,” and it sure lives up to it. Full of personality and charm, The Henry is gaining popularity from local and …
Accommodation types: Design
Cotton House Hotel Barcelona - Former Cotton Manufacturer
'17feb2
Cotton House  
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The Cotton House Hotel gets its name as it stands on the site of the former headquarters of the 19th-century Cotton Textile Foundation. The original elements of the building have been conserved, such as the gorgeous marble staircase, delicate ceiling embellishments, floors, and walls in some of the rooms. The …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
Arlo SoHo - Micro Hotel In New York
'17jan26
Arlo  
SoHo
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This small “micro hotel” is located in NYC’s beautiful Hudson Square. Designed with the idea that folks wouldn’t spend too much time in their rooms while in the city that never sleeps, Arlo is modern and offers everything a guest could need despite its small size. Arlo makes use of …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Kameha Grand Bonn - Extraordinary Design On The Banks Of The Rhine River
'17jan13
Kameha Grand  
Bonn
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The Kameha Grand Bonn is perched on the banks overlooking the Rhine River, offering breathtaking views, personalized service, and an extraordinary experience. This hotel has redefined the “grand” hotel concept, incorporating their interpretation into every detail of the architecture, design, and amenities. The architecture creates a dramatic curve in the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Bonn  Germany  West Europe
Qbic Hotel WTC Amsterdam - Minifiy My Room
'17jan11
Qbic Hotel  
WTC Amsterdam
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Conveniently located in Amsterdam World Trade Center (WTC), the Qbic Hotel is situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s financial district. It is a prime location for international travelers as it is only 10 minutes via taxi or tram to Schiphol Airport and the city center. As the home city for …
Accommodation types: Design
Kruisherenhotel - Sleep In A Gothic Monastery
'16dec19
Kruisherenhotel  
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Situated in the heart of Maastricht, the Kruisherenhotel introduces guests to the long and colorful history of the city. Once a monumental gothic church, the entire complex has been converted into an extraordinary designer hotel. The renowned designer, Henry Vos, has incorporated beautiful architectural elements into the contemporary design that …
Accommodation types: Church   Design
12 Decades Art Hotel - South African Conceptual Design Accommodation
'16dec13
12 Decades  
Art Hotel
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The 12 Decades Hotel is a truly distinctive lodging that transports you through Johannesburg’s vibrant and sometimes turbulent history. Situated in the up-and-coming Maboneng Precinct, this innovative hotel reflects the colorful personality that attracts many people to this newly developed hub. Each of the 16 rooms has a unique theme …
Accommodation types: Design
Central Hotel And Café - Mini Hotel With Only One Room In Copenhagen
'16nov25
Central Hotel  
& Café
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Looking for a hotel with some true privacy? Worried about noisy neighbors? Look no further than Hotel Central, located in Denmark. This hotel only offers one guest room. That’s right! A hotel with just one room! Located on top of a small café in the Vesterbro neighborhood, the double room …
Accommodation types: Design
Ufogel - UFO In The Mountains
'16nov21
Ufogel  
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This hotel is so extraordinarily unique from the outside that it’s hard even to put its design into words. Located in Austria, just over half a mile from the Zettersfeld Ski Area, this funky polyhedral-shaped modernist wooden cabin offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Austrian Alps and an exciting …
Accommodation types: Design   Mountain
Location: Debant  Austria  West Europe
W New York - Provocative Design At The Fifth Avenue
'16oct31
W New York  
Times Square
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This modern New York hotspot is centrally located and perfect for those looking to conquer the big apple. Rooms are bright, crisp, and clean, with white sheets and city views. The hotel is decorated with inspiration from the natural elements - earth, fire, and water. Dare to go over the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
Mykonos Blu - Pure White Luxury
'16oct23
Mykonos Blu  
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This luxury resort in Greece is located just five minutes outside of Mykonos town and windmills situated on the hillside of Psarou Beach. With 103 blue & white-colored island bungalows, suites, and villas, some with a private pool or open-air Jacuzzi, private garden & sunbathing terrace, there is a slice …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Location: Psarou  Greece  East Europe