Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Panorama Hotels
Schutzhütte  
Schöne Aussicht
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Schöne Aussicht or Bella Vista (“beautiful view” in English) are not just empty names. The views from this mountain refuge are truly stunning and completely wild. Located in Val Senales in South Tyrol, the hotel is surrounded by nothing but glaciers and mountain peaks. Of course, it’s not that easy …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Aria Hotel  
Budapest
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Located in Hungary’s capital on the “Pest” side of the Danube River and just steps from St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Aria Hotel in Budapest represents a love for all things musical. The word “aria” actually means “a long, accompanied song for a solo voice, typically one in an opera or …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Music
Alila Fort  
Bishangarh
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Alila means “surprise” in Sanskrit, and you can expect many of those during your stay. Beginning with the fact that your 5-star boutique hotel is actually a 230-year old fortress! Rajasthan is famous for its spectacular hill forts, many crowded with tourists all year long. Luckily, you can get a …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort
Location: Manoharpur  India  South Asia
The Dolder  
Grand Hotel
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It might have gotten a fresh modern remake, but the Dolder Grand Hotel still epitomizes the old-fashioned style and glamour. In the lobby, you’ll find exactly what you expected from this imposing building: beautiful interiors where no marble, gold, and crystal have been spared in creating a sense of luxury. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Four Seasons  
Dubai DIFC
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When you hear the words Four Seasons, you might just think of an international luxury hotel chain. But Four Seasons in Dubai International Finance Centre adds a boutique-style spin to their hotel. All the way from the lobby to the rooftop, they have mastered the balance of luxury living and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Anantara Al Jabal  
Al Akhdar
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Anantara takes the concept of the high life to a whole new level with one of the world’s highest resorts. If you love the taste of luxury but don’t want to compromise your sense of adventure, then it might just be the perfect place. Set on a rim of a …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Mountain
Location: Nizwa  Oman  Middle East
Barcelo Raval  
Barcelona
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When heading to the city of Gaudi, the visionary architecture genius, why not try something more extravagant yourself? Barcelo Raval in Barcelona is a great piece of contemporary design that stands out among other hotels in town. It’s also located right in the city's center, within walking distance of Las …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
NEW Hotel  
Athens
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What happens when you give two award-winning Brazilian furniture designers complete control in designing a brand new hotel near the famous Plaka district in Athens? Have you ever seen (or imagined) giant room columns made of scrap wood or every nook and cranny filled with handmade custom furniture and fixtures? …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Athens  Greece  East Europe
Parador  
de Ronda
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Perched on a cliff in the former town hall building, this incredible hotel is a worthy destination in itself. Located in mountainous Ronda, in the south of Spain, Hotel Parador offers unparalleled views of the Tagus River and the 120-meter deep ravine, El Tajo. The stunning landscapes make the outdoor …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Location: Ronda  Spain  West Europe
Palais Faraj  
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Palais Faraj looks like taken straight out of the One Thousand and One Nights, and for a good reason. This stylish hotel is set in a former Moorish palace right in the heart of Fes. Every interior in the hotel will dazzle you with intricate wall paintings, colorful tiles, and …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Fes  Morocco  Africa
Rigi-Kulm  
Hotel
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This hotel has a unique location on the summit of Mt Rigi, “the queen of the Alps”. In its 200 year history, the location has changed from a goat-strewn grassy desert to today's tourist destination. It remains one of the best places in the world to see the sunrise, and …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Mustique Island  
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This 1400 acre Caribbean Island is some kind of Olympus of celebrity. A haunt of the famous and privileged… wait a sec, you will have to give me a minute to transcend my jealousy here… thanks. Just imagine the most beautiful deserted tropical beach, and you get to stay in …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Villa
Belmond Hotel  
Splendido
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Set overlooking the picture-perfect Italian Riviera, with its luxury yachts bobbing in the crystal blue waters, Belmond Hotel Splendido is conveniently located next to Italy’s Portofino Harbor. Made up of 67 rooms and suites, the Belmond, once a 16th-century monastery rests on a steep, rugged hill overlooking the water. Past …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Portofino  Italy  West Europe
The Peninsula  
Shanghai
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Ranked the number 8 hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2015, The Peninsula Shanghai is located just a short walk from The Bund riverfront, and the nearest metro stop is just a ten-minute walk away. Sleek chrome fixtures, bright white fabrics paired with gold accents, and marble …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
Four Seasons  
Guangzhou
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Located in China, the Four Seasons Guangzhou is a beautiful 5-star luxury hotel. This Four Seasons location is uniquely situated, occupying the top third of the 103-story IFC Guangzhou -- one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world! Views are spectacular from floors 70 to 100; take in the gorgeous …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Guangzhou  China  East Asia
Kameha Grand  
Bonn
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The Kameha Grand Bonn is perched on the banks overlooking the Rhine River, offering breathtaking views, personalized service, and an extraordinary experience. This hotel has redefined the “grand” hotel concept, incorporating their interpretation into every detail of the architecture, design, and amenities. The architecture creates a dramatic curve in the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Bonn  Germany  West Europe
Angiolieri  
Grand Hotel
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Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, this gorgeous seafront hotel. Once an ancient Roman villa turned nunnery, the Angiolieri is now a beautiful restored 18th-century hotel that continues to maintain the feel of a private home. Peppered with both antique and contemporary furnishings, the Angiolieri offers guests plush and comfortable rooms. The …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Villa
Native Village  
Inn Philippines
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This unique mountain lodge overlooking Banaue’s World Heritage Rice Terraces is a super cool spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Native Village website is quick to point out that this is NOT a five-star resort. “We are a simple resort with fantastic views, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
W New York  
Times Square
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This modern New York hotspot is centrally located and perfect for those looking to conquer the big apple. Rooms are bright, crisp, and clean, with white sheets and city views. The hotel is decorated with inspiration from the natural elements - earth, fire, and water. Dare to go over the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
Domes  
of Elounda
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The Domes of Elounda hotel in Greece is a world-famous 5-star hotel overlooking the Venetian castle on the island of Spinalonga across the strait. The hotel features the ultimate in relaxation with its world-class spa that houses an indoor saltwater pool, a sauna, hot tubs, and Turkish steam rooms accompanied …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Eloúnda  Greece  East Europe