Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
East Asia Hotels
Tomamu  
The Tower
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Japan doesn't shy away from weird and quirky concepts, and Hoshino Resorts' countryside resort is no exception. You would expect a farm stay to have cottages and maybe luxurious tents. But not here. Tomamu the Tower is a set of skyscrapers amid pristine nature. Tomamu consists of two buildings, and …
Accommodation types: Farm Stay   Skyscraper
Location: Tomamu  Japan  East Asia
Hoshinoya  
Okinawa
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Hoshinoya is a Japanese luxury hotel collection with five properties in the country and one each in Taiwan and Bali. Their first resort in Okinawa Prefecture opened in 2020. The modern but undeniably Japanese complex of Hoshinoya Okinawa stretches on a scenic beach of the East China Sea. It's a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Yomitan  Japan  East Asia
The Parisian  
Macao
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Owned by Las Vegas Sands, The Parisian Macao officially opened in 2016. Its landmark feature is the half-scale Eiffel Tower, like the Paris Casino in Las Vegas. While the Paris casino in Las Vegas may be one of the smaller casinos on the strip, the Parisian Casino is not inferior …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Macau  Macau  East Asia
Koyasan Saizen-in  
Temple
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Japan is worldwide known for its quirky and unique cultural characteristics in architecture, art, traditions, and daily life. And it's no different when it comes to staying in a hotel. Japan offers kinky stays at love hotels, affordable and slightly crammed in capsule hotels, and also something called Shukubo. It's …
Accommodation types: Church   Traditional
Location: Koya  Japan  East Asia
Signiel  
Seoul
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Rising above the fluffy clouds of South Korea's largest metropolis, home to ten million people, Lotte World Tower is an architectural icon of the city. It's the country's tallest tower and 6th tallest in the world, with its peak scratching the sky at a staggering 556 meters (1,823 ft) height. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Seoul  South Korea  East Asia
MyCUBE  
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With soaring property prices in Japan's capital, hotels are forced to innovate and squeeze out the most of each square foot of space. While traditional hostels might scare away the more conservative crowd, MyCUBE does not compromise essential privacy. Their fully enclosable capsules are spacious and well equipped. The unique …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
J Hotel  
Shanghai
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J Hotel Shanghai, which opened in mid-2021, became China's top spot to spend the night. The hotel is hosted atop of Shanghai Tower – China's tallest and the world's third tallest skyscraper at 632 meters (2073 feet) – and it claims the title of the highest hotel in the world. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
InterContinental Shanghai  
Wonderland
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Woah, Intercontinental has gone all out on this one! Looking at visuals of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, you might be forgiven for thinking that these are stills from a futuristic blockbuster movie and not actual photos! But this place is real, and you can book a stay in the resort of …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Underwater
Location: Songjiang  China  East Asia
Moxy Osaka  
Honmachi
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Marriott group's launch of the Moxy brand in Japan signifies a new era in sleek and funky accommodation. Moxy hotels are geared towards fun-loving travelers with their playground-like interiors. The cooperation with the local-based studio Wise Labo resulted in a complete revamp of an 11-story warehouse and showroom in a …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Hirado Castle  
Hotel
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Nagasaki Prefecture’s Hirado Castle opened Japan's first "shirohaku", castle stay. It's located in the historic hilltop castle from the 18th century with panoramic views across the Hirado Strait. On this site in 1599, Matsura Shigenobu, a local warlord, constructed a castle called Hinotake-jō, which he then burned down in 1613. …
Accommodation types: Castle   Heritage   Luxury
Location: Hirado  Japan  East Asia
Capsule Inn  
Osaka
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The first capsule hotel in the world, Capsule Inn Osaka (New Japan Umeda), opened in 1979 and has been enticing guests ever since. The capsule concept was the brainchild of Kisho Kurokawa. In 1972, he designed a residence called "capsule house K". It was an early conceptualization of a revolutionary …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Alila Wuzhen  
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Alila's third and newest hotel in China is located in the historic town of Wuzhen that's often referred to as the Venice of the East. It lies between three megacities - Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai – each has a population of over 10 million. The scenic town is famous for …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Wuzhen  China  East Asia
Shiki-Shima  
Train Suite
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Concept cars tend to look so futuristic and progressive that they never make it into production in shape they were showcased at car shows. Shiki-Shima train is the concept car of trains, but somehow it managed to get approved by the East Japan Railway Company, and now anyone can book …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Shiroiya  
Hotel
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Maebashi, the city of water, greenery, and poets, has seen a remarkable transformation from silk manufacturing to pioneer Japan's modernization. Shiroiya Hotel has seen a similar metamorphosis from a Japanese ryokan (inn) with 300 years of history into an inspirational contemporary creation. The original inn's rough concrete walls remind its …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Maebashi  Japan  East Asia
Morpheus  
Hotel
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Morpheus Hotel is straight out of Matrix. The Zaha Hadid-designed building part of the City of Dreams casino complex strikes as a machine-generated dream world. Exposed exoskeleton mesh structure facade, high-speed panoramic elevators zooming up and down, welcome to the futuristic vision of Macau! Luckily you won't have to choose …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Macau  Macau  East Asia
Tokyo Kiba  
Hotel
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Different from most capsule hotels because it offers double rooms and couples accommodation. It also provides you the unusual experience of buying fresh underwear from a vending machine… which is a novelty if you are a Westerner. Also uncommon for foreigners is that bathing suits are banned from single-sex showers …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Reddot  
Hotel
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Built in 1979 under the name of Galaxy Hotel, the RedDot Hotel in Taiwan was refurbished in 2014 with a creative and playful ambiance. And boy does it impress! This hotel has a slide for those who wish to have their childhood dreams come true. You can choose your rooms …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Taichung  Taiwan  East Asia
Art Paradiso  
Paradise City
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The exquisite Art Paradiso Boutique Hotel is located in the Jung District of Incheon, right next to the Incheon International Airport. It's part of the massive Paradise City art and entertainment complex. The uniqueness starts with the way of getting there. You will be traveling between the airport and the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Hotel Zen  
Tokyo
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The recently opened Hotel Zen Tokyo has taken the popular capsule-style accommodation from Japan and brought it to a new level. Located in Nihonbashi Ningyocho, or "Doll town" as the locals call it, it's one of the most traditional parts of Tokyo, and it's got a great connection with the …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Haslla Art World  
Museum Hotel
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Located on the boardwalk in Gangneung, South Korea, the Haslla Art World Museum Hotel was created to be a piece of artwork itself. The architecture and design represent a harmonious balance between art and nature. There are 24 unique guestrooms inside. The areas in the front of the hotel feature …
Accommodation types: Art   Design