Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Boutique Hotels
'14jun3
Yooma Urban Lodge  
Bruxelles
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Take a swill pill in this fragrant pit of chic. Yes, this 1920s building has been refurbished into one of the world’s most desirable boutique hotels. The interior has been decorated to exacting standards using monochromes and reflective steel to create an impression of living inside a sexy chessboard. Throughout …
Accommodation types: Design
'14mar26
Hotel Villa  
Honegg
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This traditional Swiss mountain hotel has been given a modern makeover to create a unique hotel set in the forests and snow-headed mountains of the Alps where the air is so fresh you’ll want to expand your chest to capture it in all its revitalizing goodness. The Villa Honegg has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
'14mar3
Chekhoff Hotel  
Moscow
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This is Moscow's first boutique hotel and it is jam-packed with sizzling décor. There is a giant golden apple in the glasshouse lobby and every floor has a different colour scheme with the seven floors corresponding to the colours of the rainbow. The unique design for each floor is noticeable …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
'14feb15
Seven4One  
Hotel
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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
'13dec5
Sekeping  
Tenggiri
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A relaxing get-away in the suburbs of Bangsar, Sekeping Tenggiri is a surprising mix of art and garden taste. The ambiance of country living is immediately visible in the vine-covered screen marking the patio entrance. The feelings become more pronounced as you enter the enclosed courtyard. Virulent greenery and carefully …
Accommodation types: Nature
'13nov6
Singa  
Lodge
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Located in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, this hotel is perfect for exploring the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape Safari Belt. Your room is individually decorated in a style that blends Asian and African influences in order to inspire your holiday. Every tile is handmade and …
Accommodation types: Design
'13oct11
Santa Teresa  
Hotel
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This boutique hotel is located close to the Cidade Maravilhosa’s bustling Centro business district – not that you would know it from the peaceful atmosphere. It is just a short ride away from the sparkling beach known as Zona Sul and Rio’s thriving samba dancing district. This former coffee plantation …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
'13sep2
Mira Moon  
Hotel
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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
'13aug23
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
'13aug19
Monteverdi  
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In Tuscany, there is a beautiful villa that has been restored. With only seven rooms, this exclusive hotel has married modern furnishings with the traditional style. The half-ancient wooden beams hold up the ceiling as you sit in front of a 200-year-old fireplace next to a stone wall that was …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Wine
'13aug9
Daddy  
Long Legs
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Daddy Long Legs is a traveler’s lodge that celebrates the creative spirit. Each one of its rooms was given to an artist, poet, or photographer who was allowed a free reign to design and decorate the space as they liked. Check out the results in these amazing photos. Owners, Jody …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
'13aug6
Kemang  
Icon
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Kemang Icon is a design hotel in Jakarta’s trendy Kemang neighborhood. Jakarta Today called it the city’s “only true boutique hotel”. Inside, ancient and modern artworks decorate the lobby: mirrors that once hung in royal palaces and a specially commissioned oil painting by Indonesian maestro, Srihadi Soedarsono hangs behind reception. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Jakarta  Indonesia  Oceania
'13jul31
Hotel  
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
'13jul4
Artist Residence  
Brighton
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Brighton is one of Britain’s coolest towns where a combination of wealth, music, and fringe culture merges to create a colorful melee. The Art Hotel is at the center of all that. Whether you want to hang out with the vegans, dance with the gays, or nod with the Hip …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
'13jun6
Casa  
Zinc
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The Casa Zinc is a boutique hotel situated in the resort town of La Barra where the beaches and parties are only minutes away. This hotel was imagined and built by an antique fanatic, Aaron Hojman. He salvaged and restored all the antique and vintage stuff you can see here. …
Accommodation types: Design
'13may31
Artist  
Hotel
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Every floor, room, and suite in this hotel has site-specific artwork designed by a contemporary Israeli artist. The pieces cover a range of mediums from sculpture to video. All the furniture is designed in the retro style and every hallway features original artwork that sets the tone for the floor …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Tel-Aviv  Israel  Middle East
'13may14
Hotel  
Azucar
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Named after the area’s sugar factories, Azucar features 20 beachside bungalows all as white as their namesake. The thatched roofs and colorful daybeds accent the pristine whiteness. Set on the Gulf of Mexico on miles of sandy beaches, Hotel Azucar is made for rest, recreation, and meditation. Each little bungalow …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design
'13apr26
Hotel Habita  
MTY
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Ultra-hip Mexican hotel group, Grupo Habita is dropping mindblowing hotels like they have holes in their pockets. This offering is located in Monterrey and is billed as “Northern Mexico’s only design hotel” (correct at the time of writing). The design has minimalist blogs drooling - just check out these photos… …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'13apr19
Wanderlust  
Hotel
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These days tourists are looking for a more “authentic” experience. To cater to such types, entrepreneurs are setting up boutique hotels in the grungier and less well-known areas of famous cities. Take the Wanderlust Hotel for instance. It’s located in a converted schoolhouse in Singapore’s Little India district: a hodge-podge …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
'13apr5
Tamara  
Resort
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These family-size tents will leave you in the lap of luxury under the stars. Located in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in West India, these tents have the perfect combination of verdant back-to-nature living and modern luxury. You have a shower, internet, television, and the best of Indian cuisine …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Coimbatore  India  South Asia