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
The Mesui  
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Ace Hotel Downtown  
Los Angeles
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The historic United Artists Building, designed by Mary Pickford, was constructed as a film studio in the center of L.A. back in 1927. It was the tallest building in the city for one year after its completion. The building stands as a shining monument to the American artistic spirit and …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Pulitzer  
Amsterdam
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If you’re a fan of heritage hotels, then you’re in for a treat. Pulitzer Amsterdam is a recently renovated hotel set in 25 interlinked canal houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Combining the authentic architectural elements with contemporary chic design, this hotel is a true hidden gem of …
Accommodation types: Design
The Ritz-Carlton  
Budapest
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Although a part of an American hotel chain, The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest has its own distinct style. The hotel is housed in an early 20th-century building with a stained-glass dome, and the hotel feels just in place among other art deco architecture in the cityscape. Add perfect location to the mix, …
Accommodation types: Design
The Williamsburg  
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When you think of Williamsburg, New York, you probably think of chic boutiques, art galleries, and great nightlife. With the all-present cool vibe, the Williamsburg Hotel lives and breathes the atmosphere of Brooklyn’s hip neighborhood. This place is a great start if you want to fully emerge yourself in the …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Amanemu  
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Located in a remote part of Japan's beautiful Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu is a hidden luxury retreat. The resort overlooks Ago Bay, known as the Bay of Pearls, and is surrounded by lush forests and golf courses. The architecture of Amanemu is a true celebration of minimalism. Inspired by the …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Spa
Location: Shima-shi  Japan  East Asia
Barcelo Raval  
Barcelona
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When heading to the city of Gaudi, the visionary architecture genius, why not try something more extravagant yourself? Barcelo Raval in Barcelona is a great piece of contemporary design that stands out among other hotels in town. It’s also located right in the city's center, within walking distance of Las …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
NEW Hotel  
Athens
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What happens when you give two award-winning Brazilian furniture designers complete control in designing a brand new hotel near the famous Plaka district in Athens? Have you ever seen (or imagined) giant room columns made of scrap wood or every nook and cranny filled with handmade custom furniture and fixtures? …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Athens  Greece  East Europe
Royal Mile  
Edinburgh
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If you’re heading to the Scottish capital, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to high-end hotels. But with stunning views from all suites and an award-winning restaurant in the house, the Radisson on Royal Mile might be the one you want to say “aye!” to. You couldn’t possibly …
Accommodation types: Design
inBox  
Capsule Hotel
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The capsule hotels, originally introduced in Japan, are finally taking off in Europe to the great satisfaction of those who value good prices and privacy. inBox Capsule Hotel in St. Petersburg skillfully combines modern interiors, comfort, and clever use of space to provide you with your own personal space for …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design
Whitney Peak  
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Centrally located in Reno, Nevada, in the United States of America, Whitney Peak Hotel is the only non-gaming, non-smoking, independent hotel in the city. Whether you’re looking to visit the Truckee River Walk or the Reno Arch, everything is at a stone’s throw distance from the hotel. With 310 guestrooms …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Reno  USA  North America
i-Suite Hotel  
Rimini
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Perfectly positioned along the Rimini Riviera, the i-SUITE hotel offers breathtaking views of the iconic coastline of the Adriatic Sea. This five-star hotel features an ultra-modern design concept that is entirely comprised of suite accommodations. The attention to detail and simple elegance create a haven that allows you to drift …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Rimini  Italy  West Europe
Dream Downtown  
New York
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Stay and play. That's the motto at the Dream Downtown hotel located in the very heart of New York City. The luxury passenger ship-inspired metal facade with porthole riddled windows is an exciting sight to behold. The interior keeps impressing with its daring contemporary design and good vibe. Talk of …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Room Mate  
Grace
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Heated pool with a bar in the heart of Manhattan? You got it! Kike, Carlos, and Gorka, the makers and creators of the Room Mate brand, came up with the idea of the perfect cozy hotel for travelers. It's got to be in the center of the city – tick. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Matterhorn FOCUS  
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Located in the car-free town of Zermatt, Switzerland, Matterhorn Focus is the ultimate mountain getaway. Chic and modern, this hotel is less than a 15-minute walk from the Findelbach train stop. Don’t worry about walking with your luggage, though– the hotel offers transportation to and from the train! With just …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain