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
Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy
'16may19
Lloyd Hotel  
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Steeped in history, the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam originally opened in the 1920s. Over the years the hotel has served as a refugee center, juvenile detention center and artist studios. It reopened in 2004 as the Lloyd Hotel with 117 rooms, complete with a Cultural Embassy which, according to the ...
Accommodation types: Design
Hotel Max Seattle
'16may11
Hotel Max Seattle  
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Steps from Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, Hotel Max is a place that caters to the creatives of the world. Guests can admire the extensive art collection in the lobby while sipping on the free coffee provided by Seattle's Café Vita. The entire fifth floor of the hotel pays homage ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Seattle  USA  North America
Faena Buenos Aires
'16may9
Faena  
Buenos Aires
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Once a warehouse, Faena Buenos Aires is now an opulent 5-star hotel with elegantly furnished rooms and skyline views. If you’re looking for luxury in Argentina, this is the hotel to stay at. With a library lounge filled with antique books and a pool bar surrounded by gorgeous scenery, Faena ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Hotel du Petit Moulin
'16apr28
Hotel du  
Petit Moulin
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Located in Paris’ Marais District in the third arrondissement, the Petit Moulin is a four-star boutique hotel lavishly decorated by famed French designer, Christian Lacroix. The hotel was once even used as the King’s residence in the late 15th century. Later, the ground floor of the former residence was turned ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Paris  France  West Europe
Adelphi Hotel Melbourne
'16apr27
Adelphi Hotel  
Melbourne
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With just 34 rooms, this hotel may be small but it delivers big in ambience and location. Steps away from the nearest tram and a short walk from the National Gallery of Victoria, the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel is also going green. Energy-efficient lighting is used throughout the hotel as ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Melbourne  Australia  Oceania
The Ludlow Hotel New York
'16apr26
The Ludlow  
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Located in New York City’s Lower East Side, The Ludlow opened in 2014 and has since been a hot spot that’s been featured in the likes of Vogue, The New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler. Why is this hotel getting so much press? Because unlike other chain hotels, guests ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
Click Clack Hotel
'16apr19
Click Clack  
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Located in the South American country of Colombia, the Click Clack Hotel is contemporarily decorated and less than ten miles from downtown Bogotá. With a striking asymmetric exterior, this 11-story hotel is a distinct fixture and work of art in and of itself. The hotel also has a unique way ...
Accommodation types: Design
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - Lifestyle Hotel At The Canal
'16apr1
Andaz  
Amsterdam
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While the exterior of this luxury hotel is rather unassuming as it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the neighborhood, don’t be fooled. The Andaz Amsterdam, located in the city’s Jordaan district, is hip and stylish with contemporary furnishings and friendly staff. This 122-room hotel is steps away from ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Conservatorium Hotel
'16mar29
Conservatorium  
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Located in Amsterdam’s Museum Square, the Conservatorium is not a mere hotel; it’s a luxury palace for travelers seeking a stay in opulence and luxury. Originally built at the end of the 19th century and designed by Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel, the Conservatorium opened it’s doors in late 2011 with ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
'16mar4
Salthouse Harbour  
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Located in Ipswich, United Kingdom, the Salthouse Harbour Hotel offers contemporary rooms with quirky furnishings, colorful decor and local artwork featured throughout. Set on a waterfront, the building dates back to the 1800s when it once served as a merchant’s warehouse. Original features such as arched windows and iron columns ...
Accommodation types: Design
La Purificadora
'16jan25
La Purificadora   
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A former 19th-century water purifying factory, Hotel La Purificadora is located in the historic city of Puebla, Mexico. The retention of many of the building's original elements, including exposed stone walls and stone aqueducts, lends La Purificadora an air of history and authenticity, while modern influences like a glass-walled swimming ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Puebla  Mexico  North America
ME London by Melia
'16jan18
ME London  
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Look at Me! No not me...I’m talking about London’s sleek new cosmopolitan Melia ME Hotel. It is just a 2-minute walk from the River Thames, Covent Garden, Somerset House, and Soho. The site on which the sleek and modern ME London stands is located on the corner of Aldwych Street ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
Book and Bed Tokyo
'15dec30
Book and Bed  
Tokyo
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Book lovers rejoice! A self-proclaimed “accommodation bookshop,” Book and Bed Tokyo is essentially a library that guests can snooze in. This affordable hostel has room for 30 guests and a selection of 1,700 books in both Japanese and English. Those looking for Japanese literature will find English translations of works ...
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
La Classe, The Classroom - Back To School Experience
'15dec17
La Classe  
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Unlike a traditional hotel, La Classe is actually a former schoolhouse situated in the Belgian village of Denée. With seven bedrooms and bathrooms, this space can comfortably accommodate 19-21 people. Each room is associated with a school subject like mathematics, history, geography, and anatomy. This is an ideal place for ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Denee  Belgium  West Europe
Grand Ferdinand - Rooftop Pool In Vienna
'15dec15
Grand  
Ferdinand
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Located in Vienna, Austria, the Grand Ferdinand is a relatively new luxury hotel centrally set near many sightseeing interests, shops, and eateries. The Grand Ferdinand was once the headquarters of Veitscher Magnesitwerke (a manufacturer of heat-resistant refractory products). Its director was Dr. Hans Lauda, grandfather of Formula One world champion ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
Seven Hotel Paris - Quirky Interior With Levitating Bed
'15dec14
Seven Hotel  
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If you stay here, you can sleep in one of the world’s only levitation beds. It appears to hover a couple of feet from the ground and is under-lit by the glow of LED, and above you, a fiber-optic night sky is sprayed over your ceiling. That’s pretty great, right? ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Paris  France  West Europe
Hotel Tobaco Łódź - Industrial Design Revolution In Poland
'15nov3
Hotel Tobaco  
Łódź
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Neo-industrial renovation meets modern furnishing and style at the heart of Lodz, Poland, in this award-winning Hotel. Located near the Atlas Arena, Central Station, and Expo Hall, The Tabaco Hotel is housed within an old Tobacco factory that has been updated to offer business functionality alongside modern Eastern European style. ...
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Lodz  Poland  East Europe
Hotel Brosundet - Art Nouveau-Style Warehouse Transformation In Norway
'15oct16
Hotel  
Brosundet
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The designer boutique hotel, Brosundet, sits right on the waters of the harbor town of Ålesund. Snøhetta masterfully designed the interior of Hotel Brosundet. The Art Nouveau-style warehouse boasts 47 rooms that are all individually designed. They come with original wooden floors and panels, exposed brick; some even have sea ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Alesund  Norway  West Europe
Motif Seattle - Avant-Garde Hotel With Huge Outdoor Patio
'15sep15
Motif  
Seattle
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There are several hotel options in downtown Seattle, but few capture the city's true character and progressive culture. Positioned in the center of Seattle’s most famous destinations, Motif Seattle reflects the very heart of the city. The hotel's design was inspired by the local music and art scene, drawing upon ...
Accommodation types: Design   Tower
Location: Seattle  USA  North America
Relais Cattedrale - 18th-Century Boutique Hotel In The Medieval Town Of Asti
'15sep14
Relais  
Cattedrale
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The Relais Cattedrale offers a stunning oasis in the heart of the medieval town of Asti, Italy. Surrounded by the bustling life of Palazzo Curbis di San Michele, this boutique hotel provides the perfect setting to begin your tour of Monferrato and unwind after a long day of exploration. The ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Asti  Italy  West Europe