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
Nakagin Capsule  
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This historical building is an example of metabolism, a movement in Japanese architecture that drew inspiration from how living organisms arrange themselves. Metabolists viewed society as an organism and the Nakagin Tower, built in 1972, is one of the few remaining examples of their work. Each capsule is like a …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Movie
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Imperial Hotel  
Tokyo
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Opened in 1890 by Japan's aristocracy, by 1922 a nearly completed second generation Imperial Hotel building reopened with a design by the legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It contained a revolutionary floating cantilever design which allowed it to withstand the Samson-shaking earthquake of 1923 on the very day of …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Dotonbori  
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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 represent four …
Accommodation types: Art
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
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 is simulated, so you can imagine that you are on a cruise. The location is …
Accommodation types: Boat
Jade Screen  
Tower Hotel
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To get to this mountain-top hotel, you must 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 aperture of the cliff known as the Thread of Sky. Further up …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Location: Huangshan  China  East Asia
The Mira  
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The Mira has just emerged from a 65 million-dollar renovation to claim its place as a luxury hotel located in a stand-out fashion opposite the popular Kowloon Park in Hong Kong. Your room has a view of the rich green park which is a rare treat in the Hong Kong …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
W  
Guangzhou
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This hotel blends stylish 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-story glowing “waterwall” lit by 5000 LED lights; they’re choreographed to create an evanescent pattern …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Guangzhou  China  East Asia
Mira Moon  
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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 down nine of them making the Earth into …
Accommodation types: Design
Hoshinoya  
Karuizawa
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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 fast streams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. Special “onsen” (Japanese hot springs) are available for …
Accommodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Karuizawa  Japan  East Asia
Holiday Inn  
Shanghai
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Shanghai is the center 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-story swimming pool with a glass-bottom I have ever seen. The …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
Traders  
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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 galleries, business district and party hubs. …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
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 pistes. 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 …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Hokuto  Japan  East Asia
Nanshan Treehouse  
Resort
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The Hawaiian Treehouse Company makes 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 …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Sanya  China  East Asia
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 …
Accommodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Hakone  Japan  East Asia
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 a wood burner and supported by beautifully painted wooden …
Accommodation types: Desert   Eco-Friendly   Remote   Yurt
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 …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
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 …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Bayside Marina  
Hotel
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Minimalism meets reclaimed structures in a pretty Japanese harbor. 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 …
Accommodation types: Concept   Design
Location: Yokohama  Japan  East Asia
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 design, 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, …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
9 Hours  
Capsule Hotel
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The idea behind this trendy [capsule hotel](https://www.uniqhotels.com/capsule-hotels) chain in Kyoto, Narita, and Tokyo is that you get to sleep for 9 hours. Of course, if sleeping for 9 hours is your idea of ultimate luxury, you work too hard. Anyway, the concept here is simplicity and traditional Japanese hospitality. You …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia