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
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De Art
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Located near amazing Malay sites such as the Blue Mosque, I-City, and Bukit Cahaya Sri Alam Agricultural Park, Hotel de Art is a hip place to stay in Malaysia. An independent hotel that takes influence from the art hotels of Europe, Hotel de Art has 58 rooms each decorated in …
Accommodation types: Design
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Americano
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Mexico’s famous hoteliers, Grupo Habita chose New York as the location for their first hotel north of the border. Known for designing stylish spaces, they fixed on a façade of sleek metal cladding so you know you are about to experience something a bit special. Inside, the concept is “urban …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
Glencomeragh  
Hermitages
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Run by the Rosminian Order of the Catholic Church, the Glencomeragh Hermitages are part of a wider complex that includes a lovely country house converted for use by those seeking a spiritual retreat. The hermitages are functional, modern constructions set on stilts in the lush Irish hillside. They are made …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Clonmel  Ireland  West Europe
The Balancing  
Barn
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Built by maverick architects MVRDV this barn is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The balancing of the barn has half its mass hanging over a hillside. This adds an element of drama to the building, a sense of impending doom perhaps? Or is it more a thrilling sensation of …
Accommodation types: Design
Hi Hotel  
Eco Spa and Beach
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The Hi Hotel is a contemporary hotel and spa located 200 meters from the Mediterranean in Southern France. Designed by France’s best young designer, it is a contemporary space that focuses on well-being and eco-philosophy. You can be sure that everything in the hotel is responsibly sourced, the waste is …
Accommodation types: Design   Spa
Location: Nice  France  West Europe
D-Hotel  
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The astonishing medieval town of Kortrijk in Belgium is home to some of the most well preserved historical architecture in Europe. The city center is kept free of cars so the atmosphere is left unspoiled. The D-Hotel takes a 19th Century windmill and farm building and marries it with cutting …
Accommodation types: Design   Spa   Windmill
Mamilla Hotel  
Jerusalem
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Cutting-edge design is what this place is all about. That and luxury. Ok, so it’s about cutting-edge design, luxury, and holistic wellness… all in the center of the world, Jerusalem. Situated in the Mamilla corridor, a 19th Century area that connects new and old Jerusalem the best sights and shopping …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Red Stars  
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Looking at the Red Stars from the outside, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is just another standard hotel inside a concrete cube. But this apparent ugliness is only skin deep. The interior of the hotel has been decorated by the best street artists in Russia creating a …
Accommodation types: Design   Soviet
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 rein over one floor …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Madrid  Spain  West Europe
Atomium  
Kidsphere
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The Atomium is a singular building in the European capital of Brussels. It is a museum, exhibition space, and viewing gallery. It is constructed of enormous spheres connected by futuristic walkways using plastics, steel, and glass. The experience of moving through this novel space is like moving through a new …
Accommodation types: Kids   Museum   Skyscraper
Nhow  
Berlin
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The glamorous music industry meets modern hotels in Berlin. This is probably the only hotel in the world that has a dedicated “music manager”, its own recording studio, and rehearsal rooms. They even provide guitars and keyboards as room service. The hotel is built around the concept of ‘dynamic space’ …
Accommodation types: Design   Music
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Blow Up Hall  
5050
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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 …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
Seekoo  
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‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between plastic and metal that can be shaped easily without …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Bordeaux  France  West Europe
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Antumalal
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Built in the 1940s in the Bauhaus style, this modern architecture is striking and functional. It looks wide awake with windows that open up the side of the building and encompass views of the beautiful habitats of Pucon. Manicured gardens blossom with local plants, trees and shrubs and you can …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Spa
The G Hotel  
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No, the G here doesn’t stand for ‘Gangsta’ although they may serve Crystal Champagne. Interiors by Philip Treacy OBE (he was the guy who designed the Internet’s favorite hat – the one worn by Princess Beatrice’s at the royal wedding). This top designer used an eclectic style palate drawing from …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Galway  Ireland  West Europe
Michelberger  
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This hotel was first conceived as a place for a group of friends to live together. Then they decided to make it into a hotel where everything is made by the darlings of Berlin’s burgeoning art scene. So expect the unexpected. The hotel rule book has been cut up and …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
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 …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Paco  
de Pombeiro
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Not long ago, it was just another ruined castle. Now beautifully restored, it sits in 10 hectares of land and a historic vineyard. The old outbuildings have been incorporated into the new design to create a modern complex making the most of the historic architecture. In 1163 a crusading knight, …
Accommodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Vizela  Portugal  West Europe
New Majestic  
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It’s called the New Majestic Hotel so no-one forgets that it’s new and majestic. But that would be hard to do given that the lobby has a copper ceiling, white-washed walls, and vintage fans. As is usual for modern design hotels, local artists have been allowed to splurge their creative …
Accommodation types: Design
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Unique
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Shaped like a huge boat, the brave architecture of Hotel Unique is making waves in the trendy city of Sao Paolo. Architect Ruh Ohtake has used the wedge-shape of his building to create floors that get progressively wider the higher you go. Every evening, the rooftop Skye bar collects sophisticated …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly