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
Hotel Boca Chica
'14mar6
Hotel  
Boca Chica
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*The return of glamour* Acapulco, Mexico, in the 1950s was a glamorous haven for rich dudes with grey-haired chests and beauties in white bikinis. But recently some people have said it is in decline. Lucky, then, that Hotel Boca Chica has arrived on the scene. Located in a vintage Acapulco ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design
Golden Apple Hotel
'14mar3
Golden Apple  
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*Move over New York for Moscow’s Golden Apple* This is Moscow's first boutique hotel and it is jam-packed with sizzling décor. There is a giant golden apple in the glasshouse lobby and every floor has a different colour-scheme with the seven floors corresponding to the colours of the rainbow. The ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
Hotel Zetta San Francisco
'14feb20
Hotel Zetta  
San Francisco
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*Post-retro tech hotel* Located in central San Francisco near SoMa (South Market) and the Westfield mall, Hotel Zetta is one of America’s most technologically advanced hotels. The recent refurbishment has utilized the recycled, the re-used and re-appropriated. A string of iMacs contrasts with twisted timber detailing. Your room features a ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Seven4One Hotel
'14feb15
Seven4One  
Hotel
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*Trendy spaces in idyllic surroundings* This boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, California is a special design hotel created by the famous Horst Architects. They have created a contemporary design in conversation with the quaint aesthetics of Laguna Beach. They used reclaimed wood from buildings demolished in east LA, over 100 ...
Accomodation types: Design
Rogner Bad Blumau
'14feb4
Rogner Bad  
Blumau
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*Bonkers Design Hotel* You can find the Blumau Hotel in the clear green hillsides of South-Eastern Austria. It is a unique wellness and design hotel. Some blogs have dubbed it “the world’s largest habitable work of art”. Designed by Austria’s most famous contemporary artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the Blumau Hotel was ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Spa
Hotel Welcome
'13dec21
Hotel  
Welcome
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*Genius lies in attention to detail* This hotel is built into an historic town house in Brussels. It has 17 themed rooms. Each one is decorated in the style of a location that gives you wanderlust. There is the Congo Room with its impressive African art, statues of tribal gods ...
Accomodation types: Design
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
'13dec6
W Singapore  
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*Singapore Party Times* Located on a resort island, W Singapore is a hotel for the playful-hearted to wine, dine and have fun. Here you have access to everything on your doorstep: casinos, beaches, restaurants and the massive retail park known as Orchard Road. Your room has sea views, a special ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
theWit Hotel Chicago
'13dec3
theWit  
Chicago
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*Champion of Downtown* The Wit Hotel has an enviable location on the corner of State and Lake near to Chicago’s business district, theatre town and Millennium Park. The 27-story building was built in 2009 and reflects the vibrancy of the local area with a kickass lightning bolt running the length ...
Accomodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Location: Chicago  USA  North America
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  
Hotel
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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