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
Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid – Freedom and Inspiration
'12dec13
Hotel Silken  
Puerta América Madrid
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This is one of the most ambitious design hotels in the world. Why have one or two prize-winning architects when you can have 19? Creative freedom is the ethos of the hotel which cost an estimated 75million Euro to finance. Each architect was given a free reign over one floor ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Madrid  Spain  West Europe
Riad AnaYela – Magical Marrakech
'12dec6
Riad  
AnaYela
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AnaYela is a 300 year-old city palace in the historic part of Marrakech. When the new owners took it over, they found a secret room that was bricked up. In that room there was a small jewelry box covered in dust. Inside was a hand-written note telling the story of ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Thorngrove Manor Hotel – Happily Ever After
'12dec5
Thorngrove  
Manor
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This five star getaway is riddled with charm and baroque flourishes. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference: amazing plaster flourishes, rare 19th Century porcelain and tapestries decorate your room. All the furniture is antique or made by traditional artisans - the four poster beds are hand carved ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Amanzo'e
'12dec3
Amanzo'e  
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Next level luxury resort on the Aegean Coast in Greece where you stay in a pavilion or villa located near a central Parthian-style building, a marble palace full of spa treatments, fine dining and a private art gallery. Or take a bike, a walk, a drive down to the resort’s ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Kranidi  Greece  East Europe
Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof – Ba-roque the Party!
'12nov20
Sandton Grand Hotel  
Reylof
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Built in 1724 during the Baroque period of European art, this historic town house is decorated in ostentatious red and gold, thick gilded plaster and heavy marbling. It has been well cared for in the intervening centuries and was last renovated in the 1990s. It is part of a string ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Gent  Belgium  West Europe
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