Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Design Hotels
The Mira Hong Kong
'13dec2
The Mira  
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*Top player in a fantastic location* The Mira has just emerged from a 65 million-dollar renovation to claim its place as a luxury hotel located in stand-out fashion opposite the popular Kowloon Park in Hong Kong. You room has a view of the rich green park which is a rare ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity
'13nov14
25hours Hotel  
Hamburg HafenCity
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*Funky Hotel in a Cool Location* This hotel is brand new and chic as hell. It is part of the 25 Hours chain of design hotels. Its location is in an area of Hamburg called HafenCity which is has recently been restored and made into a haven for the leisure ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa
Location: Hamburg  Germany  West Europe
Morosani Fiftyone
'13nov4
Morosani  
Fiftyone
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*Future hotel designs* Fiftyone is an automatic hotel which means there is no concierge, no receptionist and definitely no yoga teachers. You book your room online and check-in using a computer which ejects an electric keycard. The hotel only provides you with a room which has an LCD TV, high-speed ...
Accomodation types: Concept   Design
Lanchid 19 Design Hotel
'13oct27
Lanchid 19  
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*Glass Design Hotel with a Medieval Water Tower* Budapest’s only design hotel, the Lánchíd opened in 2007 and has received numerous awards since including three architectural awards and it is frequently named in traveler journalist’s lists of top 50 hotels. Its location is right in the heart of Budapest, in ...
Accomodation types: Design
Deseo
'13oct22
Deseo  
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*Caribbean Sun Selections* Located in the Mexican Caribbean and achingly hip, this hotel is built around a courtyard swimming pool: the blue iris in an eye of chicness. Around the pool are the designer day beds and a Jacuzzi. There is a DJ playing ambient music, hopefully with gratuitous lashings ...
Accomodation types: Design
QT Sydney
'13oct18
QT  
Sydney
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*Why, that’s delightful* Two of Sydney’s historic buildings have been revamped to create the QT Sydney which straddles the defunct Gowings’s department store and the still functioning State Theatre. Famous designer, Nic Graham headed-up the project taking inspiration from gothic and art deco styles to create a surrealist experience where ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
W Guangzhou
'13sep27
W  
Guangzhou
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*From the Future* This hotel blends stylist modernity with traditional hospitality in one of China’s most dynamic cities. The hotel has some arresting contemporary artworks and original designs. When you enter, the first thing you see is the three-storey glowing “waterwall” lit by 5000 LED lights; they’re choreographed to create ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Guangzhou  China  East Asia
Distrito Capital
'13sep26
Distrito  
Capital
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*Sky high design* Grupo Habita are well-known for producing hotels that have style gurus levitating in amazement. This one is located in Santa Fe, Mexico City’s high-retail and business district so it is one of their more swish creations. Acclaimed interior designer, Joseph Dirand masterminded the interior down to the ...
Accomodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Mama Shelter Hotel Marseille
'13sep23
Mama Shelter  
Marseille
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*Shelter here, you who are bored of normal hotels* Located in the back alleys of the chic Cours Julien area of Marseille – famous for its sunny terraces and arty crowd; this brand new hotel features minimalist design with street art highlights. The rooms are decorated with graffiti and contemporary ...
Accomodation types: Design
W Seattle
'13sep17
W  
Seattle
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*Hip Post-Nonsense Hotel* Boeing (as in the airplane company) was founded here, so to commemorate that you'll find riveted metal cocktail tables to rest your specially crafted beverage. The massive circular fireplace in the Living Room which houses the resident DJ high above, riffs on a forest ranger look-out tower, ...
Accomodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Location: Seattle  USA  North America
Indigo Pearl
'13sep13
Indigo  
Pearl
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*Visionary design in hypnotic surroundings* This beachside property is set against a backdrop of rainforest – home to rare species. Rarer still is your experience at this unique hotel. Renowned architect, Bill Bensley helped with the refurb using reclaimed materials and found curios. For example, the iron coffee tables in ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Fasano Boa Vista
'13sep9
Fasano  
Boa Vista
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*A totally cosmopolitan choice* Located on a 750 hectare property a few hours from Sao Paulo, this hotel seeks to recreate the glamour of the 50s and 60s. The two wings of the hotel sit on the highest point in the property, overlooking a lake where the sun appears to ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Mira Moon Hotel
'13sep2
Mira Moon  
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*The hotel of the Moon Goddess of Immortality* The Mira Moon Hotel takes its name from the legend of the Chinese Moon Goddess of Immortality. The story goes that there were once 10 suns orbiting the Earth making our planet a hellish place to live. The hero, Hou Yi shot ...
Accomodation types: Design
Downtown Mexico
'13aug23
Downtown  
Mexico
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*Contemporary Baroque with mescal on the side* This stylish renovation project has brought one of the oldest buildings in Mexico City back to life. Once the home of a high-office government don, it is now a bohemian style hotel in an aesthetic which blends Spanish colonial, contemporary and indigenous mescal-colour. ...
Accomodation types: Design
Almyra Hotel Paphos
'13aug21
Almyra  
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*The beauty and the harbour* A high-quality renovation has created a hotel with excellent craftsmanship. Inspired by the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite (who, legend has it, was born from the waters of Cyprus) the hotel was built in a traditional terrace design so maximise the ocean views. Your ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design   Spa
Location: Paphos  Cyprus  East Europe
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam
'13aug20
Mainport  
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“Rotterdam is anywhere alone” sang The Beautiful South in the 1990s. God knows what they were on about. But one place in Rotterdam that certainly isn’t just anywhere is the Mainport Hotel. The black glass and metal exterior makes a statement from the outset. Your room has some of the ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa
Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
'13aug9
Daddy  
Long Legs
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Daddy Long Legs is a traveler’s lodge that celebrates the creative spirit. Each one of its rooms was given to an artist, poet or photographer who was allowed a free reign to design and decorate the space as they liked. Check out the results in these amazing photos. Owners, Jody ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Madonna Inn
'13aug8
Madonna  
Inn
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For over 50 years (which is ancient history in American time) the Madonna Inn has been welcoming travelers with its eccentric and luxurious take on the essential roadside Motel. Choose from 110 themed rooms from “Caveman” to “Elegance”, “Jungle Rock” to “Bridal Falls”. The Inn has a famous bakery where ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Kemang Icon
'13aug6
Kemang  
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*Jakarta Genius* Kemang Icon is a design hotel in Jakarta’s trendy Kemang neighborhood. Jakarta Today called it the city’s “only true boutique hotel”. Inside, ancient and modern artworks decorate the lobby: mirrors that once hung in royal palaces and a specially commissioned oil painting by Indonesian maestro, Srihadi Soedarsono hangs ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Jakarta  Indonesia  Oceania
Hotel Condesa DF
'13jul31
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Condesa DF
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*Neoclassical hipness in Mexico City* This hotel is housed in a French neoclassical house refurbished with an eye for detail that has made owners, Grupo Habita famous worldwide. Set on a tree-lined street in Mexico City’s trendy artist neighborhood, La Condesa, this hotel is sandwiched between their rooftop Sushi bar ...
Accomodation types: Design
Det Hanseatiske Hotel
'13jul17
Det Hanseatiske  
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*Historic Norwegian Hotel in Bryggen* Situated in an historic trading building – part of the Bryggen world heritage site – the Hanseatiske Hotel is a place where you can step back in time. In its long history the house has been a work place, residence, warehouse and a restaurant. This ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bergen  Norway  West Europe
Abitart Hotel
'13jul11
Abitart  
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*Contemporary Art Hotel in Rome* Very stylish art hotel in Rome. Located halfway between the Ostiense and Testaccio neighbourhoods near to traditional restaurants, shops and bars abuzz with clientele. Every lamp, application and decoration is a unique design piece created by a contemporary Roman artist. Unique and expressive artworks transform ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Rome  Italy  West Europe