Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Modern Hotels
Hotel du Vin  
Exeter
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Located in the historic British town of Exeter close to the natural beauty and riotous surf of the southern coast, The Magdalen Chapter is part of Swire Hotel’s British collection. Set in a voluminous 19th Century building that used to be the West of England Eye Hospital, The Magdalen Chapter …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
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
The Mira  
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The Mira has just emerged from a 65 million-dollar renovation to claim its place as a luxury hotel located in a stand-out fashion opposite the popular Kowloon Park in Hong Kong. Your room has a view of the rich green park which is a rare treat in the Hong Kong …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
25hours Hotel  
Hamburg HafenCity
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This hotel is brand new and chic as hell. It is part of the 25 Hours chain of design hotels. Its location is in an area of Hamburg called HafenCity which has recently been restored and made into a haven for the leisure pirates of Europe. The versatile rooms have …
Accommodation types: Design   Spa
Location: Hamburg  Germany  West Europe
Morosani  
Fiftyone
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Fiftyone is an automatic hotel which means there is no concierge, no receptionist, and definitely no yoga teachers. You book your room online and check-in using a computer that ejects an electric keycard. The hotel only provides you with a room that has an LCD TV, high-speed internet, and bathroom …
Accommodation types: Concept   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
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Guangzhou
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This hotel blends stylish modernity with traditional hospitality in one of China’s most dynamic cities. The hotel has some arresting contemporary artworks and original designs. When you enter, the first thing you see is the three-story glowing “waterwall” lit by 5000 LED lights; they’re choreographed to create an evanescent pattern …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Guangzhou  China  East Asia
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
Mira Moon  
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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
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
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
LIT! Bangkok  
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This hotel uses innovative design to create a luxurious and peaceful space despite the din of downtown Bangkok. The “extra radiance rooms” let in oceans of natural light while keeping your privacy. The full spectrum suits have showers in the middle of the rooms while other quirks of the design …
Accommodation types: Design   Spa
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
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Arena
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This grand building was built in 1886 as a women’s hospital. It was administered by a charity that cared for the poor and vulnerable women in society because there was no welfare state in those days. During the Second World War, the property was occupied and later used to house …
Accommodation types: Design
Artist  
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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
Bill & Coo  
Suites
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Mykonos is a Greek Island that was formed, according to legend, when Greek God, Zeus, battled the titan giants. After a universe-shattering punch, delivered by the Greek deity, some of the titan’s teeth flew out. They fell into the Mediterranean to form Mykonos and its neighboring islands. After this violent …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Mikonos  Greece  East Europe
Hotel  
Tomo
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Among the Kimono shops and brooding Yakuza members in San Fransisco’s Japan Town, there is a hotel devoted to Manga and Japanese pop culture. The lobby continuously plays old Godzilla movies. Buy your snacks from a robot vending machine. Like Manga? Who doesn’t? These incredible murals are originals by contemporary …
Accommodation types: Design
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Habita
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This hotel is so cool it looks like an ice cube. See it appear to float around the husk of an old apartment block. Completely rejuvenated now, of course. It looks this way because it is wrapped in frosted glass and, at night, it glows like a lantern. Inside, the …
Accommodation types: Design
Martin's Patershof  
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This is a hotel in a historic church located in the art heart of Northern Europe, Mechelen where there are loads of amazing buildings, paintings, and sculptures. Many were created in the sixteenth-century renaissance. So when you’re done craning your neck and making impressed noises at the mountainous cathedrals, why …
Accommodation types: Church   Design   Luxury
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