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
'18aug21
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
'18aug20
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
'18aug17
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
'18aug16
The Williamsburg  
Hotel
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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
'18jul31
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
'18jul25
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
'18jul19
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
'18jul4
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
'18jun7
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
'18apr24
Whitney Peak  
Hotel
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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
'18apr16
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
'18mar20
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
'18feb7
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
'17dec5
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
'17nov24
Drakes of  
Brighton
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Sophisticated, stunning, and set along the sea, Drakes of Brighton is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel located in Brighton, England. With just 20 bedrooms, guests will feel as if they’re staying in their own private, luxurious home that offers views of the bright blue English Channel. In fact, the atmosphere is …
Accommodation types: Design
'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
'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
'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
'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
'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