Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
North America Hotels
Delano  
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Miami Beach is a magnet for celebrities, and you can find some of them at the Delano Hotel. The hotel has been designed to reflect the lifestyle of your average schmo’s wildest dreams. Just check out these indoor/outdoor lobby photos, the landscaped pool, and luxurious day beds. Artwork by Salvador …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
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Boca Chica
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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 hotel, new owners overhauled …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design
Hotel Zetta  
San Francisco
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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 “tall desk” where …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Seven4One  
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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 years old. The garden seems …
Accommodation types: Design
Canyon Ranch  
Lenox
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Canyon Ranch Lenox is a destination spa resort in The Berkshires in Massachusetts. It consists of an inn, an enormous Spa Complex, and the Bellefontaine Mansion – a private residence built in 1897. It has seen action as a seminary and boarding school before reopening as today’s health resort in …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Lenox  USA  North America
theWit  
Chicago
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The Wit Hotel has an enviable location on the corner of State and Lake near 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 of its glass floors. …
Accommodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Location: Chicago  USA  North America
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Arctic
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How far north can you go without staying a tent, getting lost, and resorting to cannibalism? Well, try the Hotel Arctic. It is the world’s northernmost four-star hotel (which begs the question as to what a two-star Arctic Hotel would be like) and is popular among people who like their …
Accommodation types: Igloo   Nature
Mandarin Oriental  
San Francisco
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This hotel occupies the top 11 floors of the 48-floor 345 California Center building. The twin towers of the building are 45-degree angles relative to the rest of the building which makes for a dazzling – if trippy - stay. The vibe is distinctly oriental, borrowing themes from the best …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Eve's  
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This hotel is an Organic Bed & Breakfast and Ecology Resource Center which means they have amazing gardens overflowing with flowers, hand-built guestrooms using ethically-sourced materials, and a lovely courtyard and tea room. Much of the hotel has been made from recycled materials. There are buildings made from straw-bale and …
Accommodation types: Concept   Eco-Friendly
Location: Marathon  USA  North America
Deseo  
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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 of DJ Shadow. …
Accommodation types: Design
Trump Hotel  
Chicago
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Located in the 92-story glass skyscraper in Chicago’s famous skyline, Donald Trump, in typically bombastic style, opened this hotel while it was still being built. Now it is completed, when you stay here you will be a short walk away from several Chicago landmarks such as Marina City and Tribune …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
Location: Chicago  USA  North America
Distrito  
Capital
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Grupo Habita is 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 vintage furnishings and …
Accommodation types: Design   Skyscraper
W  
Seattle
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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, and is covered …
Accommodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Location: Seattle  USA  North America
Saugerties  
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Esopus Creek is one of the essential tributes of the Hudson River. When the Europeans began to settle in America, the creek soon became an important trade route for the natives and the newcomers. As the first 200 years of settlement fly-by we see towns and villages springing up along …
Accommodation types: Lighthouse
Downtown  
Mexico
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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 that blends Spanish colonial, contemporary and indigenous mescal-color. The rooftop bar has views of intricate churches, …
Accommodation types: Design
Madonna  
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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 …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
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Condesa DF
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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 and basement dance club. So …
Accommodation types: Design
Gaige House  
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This Glen Ellen inn was built in the 1800s by businessman, Albert Ebenezer Gaige. There was a butcher’s shop below and living quarters above. At some point in the intervening century, the house began to be used as an inn and remains so to this day. A Spa was added …
Accommodation types: Design
Quinta Real  
Zacatecas
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This hotel is built into the historic San Pedro bullring which was constructed in the 19th Century and saw its last bullfight in 1975. The lobby, the restaurant are all built into the original colonial design. Your room overlooks the main plaza where the smell of warm stone and moss …
Accommodation types: Villa
The Saguaro  
Palm Springs
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Palm Springs is an American resort popular with celebrities and people with a passion for living. The Saguaro stands in the resort with a youthful color scheme inspired by desert flowers. Famous architects, Stamberg Aferiat designed the colors and interiors and used the rainbow as a concept that flows throughout …
Accommodation types: Design