Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Luxury Hotels
Chateau de Bagnols
'12nov13
Chateau  
de Bagnols
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The legendary Chateau de Bagnols is the kind of place you thought only existed in fairy stories. Set in a tiny village this historic Chateau has towers and turrets, a drawbridge and moat. The castle has an ‘old’ and ‘new’ area. The ‘old’ area is 13th Century and the ‘new’ ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Chateau   Luxury
Location: Bagnols  France  West Europe
Blow Up Hall 50 50 – The Reception-Less Hotel
'12oct30
Blow Up Hall  
50 50
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Blow Up Hall 50/50 is a complex which includes a restaurant, art gallery and hotel. It commissioned its hallmark installation to be designed by crucial artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is one of the top digital artists in the world. He is a BAFTA prize-winner and his work has appeared in ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa
'12oct29
Anantara  
Golden Triangle
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Set on the mighty Mekong River in the hills of Thailand, you can see Myanmar and Laos from your balcony laying on your day bed. The incredible Golden Triangle location is steeped in history and natural beauty. There are landscaped gardens and your room features oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, ...
Accomodation types: Animal   Luxury   Nature
Fonteverde – European Glamour
'12oct26
Fonteverde  
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For hundreds of years, The Medicis were one of the most powerful families in Europe. If anyone knew the most beautiful spot in Italy it was them. Their summer houses were legendary. Now you can stay in one of their great buildings located in the Val d'Orcia which is a ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Spa
Son Gener – Romantic Spain in this Farmhouse
'12oct22
Son Gener  
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The Son Gener hotel is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored set in acres of private property in a very rural and quiet area of Majorca. Far from the madness of the tourist-thronged beach and thong-bottomed festivities of the south; the beaches nearby are as if you stepped back in ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Vigilius Hotel – Elite Hosting
'12oct16
Vigilius  
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In the grand Dolomites – a mountain range located in the North Italian Alps – there is an award winning design hotel. Built by architect, Matteo Thun, his idea was to create a luxury eco hotel that draws inspiration from nature and also blends with its natural surroundings so local ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Lana  Italy  West Europe
Hotel Palacio Estoril
'12oct12
Hotel Palacio  
Estoril
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It’s 1930 in Portugal’s Estoril Coast, popular with the rich and famous. A new grand hotel has just been opened. It will become home to Europe’s jetsetters for the next hundred years. Yes, even today it has a dedicated ‘Royal Wing’ for when their most aristocratic guests turn up for ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Movie
Alila Ubud – Jungle Mansions
'12oct10
Alila  
Ubud
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Forbes Magazine has called this one of the top 20 coolest hotels in the world. The hotel also has the most photographed swimming pool, like, ever. The rooms are thatched huts on the outside and luxurious on the inside and the hotel lies secluded away in a secret location by ...
Accomodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature
Le Sirenuse Hotel – Glamour with nice curtains
'12oct5
Sirenuse  
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This 18th Century villa is still privately owned by the Sersale family who opened their summer house as a hotel in 1951. It was just about the time the Positano region of Italy was growing as a tourist destination thanks, in no small part, to John Steinbeck remarking in a ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Villa
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
West Baden Springs – The 8th Wonder of the World
'12oct1
West Baden  
Springs
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Part of the hilariously named, French Lick Resort, West Baden Springs is a hotel extravaganza. When it was opened in 1902 dumb-struck locals called it the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ and its mineral water baths were said to cure everything apart from credulity. In 1917, an incredible renovation saw ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury
Fairmont Banff Springs - Mountainside Luxury in Canada
'12sep28
Banff  
Springs
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Unusually for a luxury châteaux hotel out in the countryside, The Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs was always designed as an hotel and has been housing paying guests since its creation in 1888. Apart from an unfortunate incident 1926 involving a raging inferno and complete destruction, it has always been ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Banff  Canada  North America
North Island – The Eco Reformation
'12sep13
North Island  
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Staying in a North Island beach hut allows you to take part in a remarkable story of conservation. This island in the Seychelles was once full of coconut trees, people and animals working to supply the industrial coconut industry. But that collapsed in the 1970s and the island was deserted ...
Accomodation types: Island   Luxury   Remote
Southern Ocean Lodge – wild nature, wild times
'12sep11
Southern Ocean  
Lodge
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The Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island which is mostly a huge nature reserve. You will certainly be inspired by the sun-baked limestone cliffs, crashing waves and unfettered wildlife. Sea Lions, Koalas and Ospreys are a common site here. Your room is contemporary and design-lead featuring specially commissioned ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Kingscote  Australia  Oceania
Posada de Mike Rapu Explora Rapa Nui
'12sep5
Explora  
Rapa Nui
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Easter Island or ‘Rapa Nui’ is on of the most remote island in the world: first populated by humans roughly 1000AD. The original Polynesian inhabitants carved the famous Easter Island Heads that represent their deified ancestors who, they believed, controlled the environment. Some of the statues have been shoved over. ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Six Senses Zighy Bay – Everything you could ever want in paradise
'12sep3
Six Senses  
Zighy Bay
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Six Senses have a commitment to the SLOW LIFE (sustainable, local, organic, wellness – learning, inspiring, fun, experiences). This resort is designed around a traditional village structure. So you can walk from your luxury villa to a central plaza, perhaps to meet friends, maybe to eat and drink among the ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Zighy Bay  Oman  Middle East
Hotel Salto Chico Explora Patagonia
'12aug30
Explora  
Patagonia
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The Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile has been continuously habited since Neolithic times. Indeed the nearby caves of Cueva de las Manos are the site of incredible cave paintings, 8000 years old. The first Europeans to arrive there told tales of a race of giants and savage humans. Some ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Hotel de Larache Explora Atacama
'12aug24
Explora  
Atacama
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The Atacama Hotel is a stylish and modern lodge in the heart of a historic landscape. Indeed, the area has great archaeological significance, so all you history lovers make sure you pack your boots and shovels. Nature lovers will want to explore the Licancabur Volcano, dream over desert landscapes and ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature
Amangiri Villas - Paleolithic skyscrapers in a constellation-swirled sky
'12aug23
Amangiri  
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‘The canyon wilderness, the hoodoo land of spire and pillar and pinnacle where no man lives’ is how transcendental anarchist author, Edward Abbey described the landscape where Amangiri Villas sit; their sandstone walls blending perfectly into the desert setting. The architecture is simple and modern with large glass windows drawing ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Kanab  USA  North America
Huvafen Fushi
'12aug16
Huvafen  
Fushi
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The Maldives are a sprinkle of islands surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean; a place of otherworldly beauty. And, set in its own private lagoon, is Huvafen Fushi; a hotel popular with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. When you arrive, the hotel manager greets you by asking ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater
Sintra Castle Hotel - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
'12aug13
Sintra  
Castle Hotel
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‘I must just observe that the village of Cintra in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world’. Not my words but the words of Lord Byron, one of the world’s my dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
Albatroz Seafront Hotel
'12aug10
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honour in Portugal’s foremost playground, Cascais. The former fishing village has been around since the 12th Century. A succession of Kings, Lords and Marquises took possession of the village over centuries until today, where it is ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury
The Royal Crescent
'12aug2
The Royal  
Crescent
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The Royal Crecent, Bath, was built in the 1770s by noted architect, John Wood. A keen occultist and freemason, when viewed from above, the crescent represents the moon as part of a series of buildings that mimic Masonic symbols. Shapeshifting Lizards notwithstanding, The Royal Crescent Hotel is a fine place ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional