Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Harbour Hotels
'18aug10
TheKrane  
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Usually, when you think of industrial machines and docks, your mind doesn't rush to the luxury hospitality market. Yet, that is exactly what the Krane is. What used to be an industrial coal crane in the Copenhagen harbor is now a luxury two-person retreat. Yes, you read that right: a …
Accommodation types: Industrial
'15nov11
Euromast  
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Your room is 112 meters high in the famous Euromast tower in Rotterdam. Decorated in elegant 60s style, the building is designed to bend a bit in strong winds, so you may even feel your room rocking slightly. The room reflects the era when the tower was built, the 1960s; …
Accommodation types: Tower
'15oct16
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Brosundet
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The designer boutique hotel, Brosundet, sits right on the waters of the harbor town of Ålesund. Snøhetta masterfully designed the interior of Hotel Brosundet. The Art Nouveau-style warehouse boasts 47 rooms that are all individually designed. They come with original wooden floors and panels, exposed brick; some even have sea …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Alesund  Norway  West Europe
'15mar3
Faralda  
Crane Hotel
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The Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam is well on its way to superstardom, even though it is a newly opened hotel. The three suites that make up the Faralda Crane, and yes, there are only three, are among the most expensive suites in the Netherlands. The investment in each suite …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Luxury
'14jan13
Spitbank  
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As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was then one of the richest ports in …
Accommodation types: Fort   Industrial   Remote
'13sep3
Fort  
Leicester
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This fort was named after the first Earl of Leicester who was a 16th Century English statesman and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Originally designed to deter the French from invading England again, it remained an isolated post in the British channel until it was captured by the Nazis …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort
'13jun11
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
'12dec12
Q Station  
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After pulling-off the typical European trick of killing thousands of native people with infectious diseases, early settlers in Australia set up a quarantine station in Sydney. The Q –Station housed all new immigrants to Australia for 40 days and functioned from 1830-1984. Much of the area and buildings have been …
Accommodation types: Ghost   Industrial
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
'12jul11
The Crane  
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Blue Head, the Spider and Long William are not sexual euphemisms but are actually nicknames for this old harbor crane which holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Apparently, it took a team of ‘history fanatics’ two years to restore it to former glory and open it as a …
Accommodation types: Industrial