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
Dotonbori Hotel Osaka
'14feb6
Dotonbori  
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*Facial recognition* Located in the bustling town of Osaka, Japan this hotel is near to all the town’s popular destinations and has plenty of modern conveniences. The unique entrance is worth a second glance: four pillars each with a massive face of Easter Island proportions carved into them. The faces ...
Accomodation types: Art
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht
'14jan27
Sun Cruise  
Resort
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The world’s first on-land cruise ship, this hotel takes all the joy of a cruise ship and combines it with the usefulness of staying in one place. The sound of waves lapping at the hull are simulated so you can imagine that you really are on a cruise. The location ...
Accomodation types: Boat
Jade Screen Tower Hotel
'14jan23
Jade Screen  
Tower Hotel
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*Living at the top of the world* To get to this mountain-top hotel you have to climb up 60,000 steps – or take the cable car. If you choose to climb the stairs you are in for an exciting time. They begin by traveling through the cleft of the cliff ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
Location: Huangshan  China  East Asia
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
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
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
Hoshinoya Karuizawa
'13aug16
Hoshinoya  
Karuizawa
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*A secluded resort in Japan’s ancient forest* This hotel is eco all over. Set in the thrall to of a rocky volcano, the hotel harnesses the sulfuric heat generated below the soil to create geothermal power. It also captures the flow of the fast streams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Karuizawa  Japan  East Asia
Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao
'13jul15
Holiday Inn  
Shanghai
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*The highest glass-bottomed swimming pool in the world* Shanghai is the centre of commerce for Asia. It is rapidly expanding like China’s economy and is home to a staggering 21 million people. It is home to many architectural oddities and unique buildings but this is the only 24-storey swimming pool ...
Accomodation types: Skyscraper
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
Traders Hotel - Hong Kong
'13jun11
Traders  
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*Tall and twinkly in Hong Kong* Hong Kong is one of the world’s financial centres and is chock-full of infinite luxury so Traders Hotel must be pretty special to stand out against such still competition. And it does. It is situated right in the centre of the city. Near the ...
Accomodation types: Skyscraper
Hoshino Resort Risonare Yatsugatake
'13mar19
Hoshino Resort  
Risonare Yatsugatake
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Let’s say you like skiing. Well, the Yatsugatake Mountains and the Japanese Alps provide some excellent piste. And let’s say you want to experience the neon hive of Tokyo. And let’s presume you hanker after the latest architecture and design. Then you will want to stay here. Risonare is Italian ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Hokuto  Japan  East Asia
Nanshan Treehouse Resort
'13feb5
Nanshan Treehouse  
Resort
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The Hawaiian Treehouse Company make some pretty special treehouses and they have just constructed three in China’s tropical resort in Sanya Nanshan. Situated by miles of pristine coastline, these treehouses are shaped like bird’s nests and located high in very old Tamarian Trees. The largest of the houses can accommodate ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Tree
Location: Sanya  China  East Asia
Hakone Ginyu – Elegant Relaxation
'13jan7
Hakone  
Ginyu
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This compact luxury inn or “ryokan” is situated in a perfect location with mountains falling like curtains behind small valleys and rivers. The inn has balconies where you can relax and take in the amazing Japanese countryside. There is a nearby train station so you will easily be able to ...
Accomodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Hakone  Japan  East Asia
Three Camel Lodge – Incredible Experiences and Eco Tourism
'12dec17
Three Camel  
Lodge
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Built in the heart of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia the experience hotel is staffed by Mongolians who offer traditional hospitality to visitors. You stay in a “Ger” which is the traditional tent of Mongolia’s nomadic herders. They are heated by wood burner and supported by beautifully painted wooden lattices. ...
Accomodation types: Desert   Eco   Remote   Yurt
Ryugyong Hotel
'12dec7
Ryugyong  
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Some call it the ‘Hotel of Doom’ while others have dubbed it the ‘Phantom Pyramid’ because the North Korean government went through a phase of airbrushing it from photos and denying its existence. Like many things in North Korea this hotel has been a source of confusion to people not ...
Accomodation types: Skyscraper
Peninsula Hotel Tokyo
'12jul23
Peninsula Hotel  
Tokyo
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Your room is one of the largest you will find in Tokyo. And this hotel has so many suites, conference centers and ballrooms; who could resist the chance to get lost in such space-age opulence! Make sure you don’t miss The Void which is their abstract art installation. But take ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Bayside Marina Hotel - Ship container hotel from Japan
'12jun5
Bayside Marina  
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Minimalism meets reclaimed structures in a pretty Japanese harbour. Visionary architects, Yasutaka Yoshimura have based their design for chic holiday cottages on ship’s containers. The containers are stacked on top of each other to create two floors. One end is all glass and the walls are white to reflect light ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Yokohama  Japan  East Asia
URBN Shanghai
'12may9
URBN  
Shanghai
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URBN is China’s first carbon-neutral hotel combining modern architecture and Chinese aesthetics. Using recycled materials and uber-efficient deign, its energy usage is so much more efficient than equivalent establishments. The hotel is situated next to the historic French Concession area of the city known for its delights and high-class restaurants, ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
9 Hours Capsule Hotel
'12apr30
9 Hours  
Capsule Hotel
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The idea behind this trendy capsule hotel in Kyoto is that you get to sleep for ‘9 hours’. If sleeping for 9 hours is your idea of ultimate luxury, you are working too hard – but what do I know? I still live with my parents. Anyway, the concept here ...
Accomodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
Capsule Inn Sapporo
'12apr20
Capsule Inn  
Sapporo
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This capsule hotel is unusual because it is male-only. Sorry girls. I’m not sure why it is single-sex but aside from that this capsule hotel is fairly typical of its kind. Expect to leave your shoes at the door, put your things in the locker room and take advantage of ...
Accomodation types: Capsule
Location: Sapporo  Japan  East Asia
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi
'12apr13
Capsule Hotel  
Asahi Plaza
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Popular with travelers and drunk business men, the Japanese capsule hotel has caught imaginations all around the world and this is the original – first opening its doors in 1979. You will need to put your shoes away and change into slippers on arrival and then you are shown to ...
Accomodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Fujiya Ginzan
'12mar9
Fujiya  
Ginzan
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What makes this hotel so special is your host’s meticulous adherence to Japanese inn-keeping traditions; the aim of which is to anticipate and meet your needs before you are even aware of them yourself. Your hostess, Jeanie Fuji, is arguably the world’s best practitioner of the traditional Japanese art of ...
Accomodation types: Spa   Traditional