Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Spa Hotels
Sato  
Castle
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Sato Castle stands out in the neighborhood since the building actually looks like a castle complete with torchlights, parapets, and chains hanging over the driveway to simulate the appearance of a drawbridge. The hotel is centrally located in the Zhongshan district, a mere 5-minute walk from Jiannan Road MRT Station. …
Accommodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Taipei  Taiwan  East Asia
Gstaad  
Palace
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The town of Gstaad is renowned for the magnificent Swiss Alps and great skiing. If you are looking for the perfect accommodations for your Swiss getaway, look no further than Gstaad Palace. The palace was constructed in 1913 for the world’s most exclusive clientèle and has always offered unparalleled discretion …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Mountain
Palazzo  
Matteotti
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Oh, Italia! The Hotel Boscolo Milano nestled in the city of Milan is the perfect blend of modernity and luxury. The hotel is bathed in natural light because of the massive windows facing the Corso Matteotti. The Boscolo Milano is perfectly situated for easy access to all the biggest and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Milan  Italy  West Europe
Estancia  
VIK
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4,000 acres of idyllic coastal countryside near the Uruguayan coast sits one of the most beautiful haciendas in the country. Estancia Vik José Ignacio is 20 minutes from Punta Del Este, a beach town with some of the best nightlife and entertainment venues in South America. The all-suite hotel is …
Accommodation types: Design
Mason Elephant Park  
and Lodge
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This hotel is home to a herd of captive Sumatran Elephants, including wittle ickle baby ones (awww). The elephants have a bathing pool, land to range around, and plenty of humans to play with. They get washed and petted by humans and taught neat tricks like painting, maths, and basketball. …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature
Banyan Tree  
Shanghai
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The famed Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund is set on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai’s Northern Bund region. Its prime location provides guests with a glorious panorama view of the Bund as well as incomparable views of the Lujiazui. Because of its central location, transport to …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
Four Seasons  
Mumbai
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Formally Bombay, Mumbai is India’s capital of commerce and home to the Bollywood film industry. Rise above the hustle and bustle of the city in your guestroom, perhaps overlooking the Arabian Sea with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has internet, a hot drink maker and top quality bedding. The best suites have …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Mumbai  India  South Asia
Al Maha  
Desert Resort
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Rising like a mirage from the sands of the Arabian Desert, the Al Maha (named after the Arabian Oryx - desert antelopes who populate the area) is a luxurious hideaway. Just 45 minutes from Dubai, this hotel creates a feeling of timelessness using classic, hard-to-place décor and making the most …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury
Cheval Blanc  
Courchevel
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The Cheval Blanc Courchevel is a skiing-friendly hotel and haven that provides a wonderful location in Jardin Alpin, near the world-class Courchevel 1850 location — home of the largest ski domain on Earth. Besides an ideal lodging hotel, this establishment boasts amazing designer interiors and great wood and bronze furnishings. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
4-Star Superior  
Hotel Colosseo
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The hotel “Colosseo” is a must-see for visitors who want the definitive Italian sightseeing experience. This is not only a luxurious hotel but also one that is designed in ancient Roman architectural style. From Roman columns to exotic bedrooms made for an emperor, the “Colosseo” is the final word in …
Accommodation types: Theme Park
Location: Rust  Germany  West Europe
Wiesergut  
Hotel
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The Wiesergut Hotel is located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria. For the last several centuries, the area has been defined by farms and mountains and those lovely sights are still available. The architecture is archaic while the décor is minimalist, creating a nice feeling of relaxation. For the interiors, expect untreated …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Areias  
Do Seixo
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The Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel is A Portugal-based hotel that serves as a great center point for the globe, welcoming international travelers and settling them into an eco-friendly accommodation that provides luxury and amazing scenery. This a location surrounded by pine trees, seacoast, and dunes, providing a peaceful destination …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Miramonti  
Boutique Hotel
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Classic Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me was filmed in this dramatic location among the crag-gazed Dolomite mountains. The Miramonti Boutique Hotel has walls of glass that capture the snow-sweeped mountain views and lets you spot the town of Merano far below. The hotel is near historical buildings, a …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Movie
Location: Merano  Italy  West Europe
Rosewood  
Mayakoba
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This resort was opened in 2008 and is located along a tusk of white sand on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Its eco-design blends with the environment but still offers luxurious suites, pools, and sundecks. The resort has so married to the needs of the environment that with its guests, it has …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Pangkor Laut  
Resort
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Pangkor Laut is a private island just off the Malaysian coast. It is 300 acres in size and most of it is pristine forest. The buildings of the resort have been woven into the verdant hillside creating a tranquil atmosphere. There are various kinds of villa available from the Sea …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Viceroy  
Bali
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This boutique hotel is located in the “Valley of the Kings” where Balinese royalty once cavorted. Stay in one of 25 private villas each with a furry thatched roof, private terrace, and treatment room where relaxation is the order of the day. Each villa has a private pool, gazebo, and …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
Kura  
Design Villas
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Costa Rica has a long tradition of ostentatious hotel-building but today’s travelers often prefer a smaller, wiser experience. Enter then, Kura Design Villas. Located on the esoteric Osa Peninsula halfway up a rainforest-clad mountainside, these properties balance perfectly on that fine line between rustic and luxury. Awake then, to the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Inntel  
Zaandam
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This incredible-looking hotel is twelve stories high and looks as if a giant has taken a number of the green-painted cottages typical of the Zaan region and mashed them together. One blue house stands out in the mix – it is a reference to Monet’s painting “The Blue House” completed …
Accommodation types: Design   Fairytale
Hotel  
Kura Hulanda
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Curaçao is an island in the south Caribbean that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. That is why the capital city is called Willemstad. The idyllic island is just right for those who want to enjoy a tropical paradise in the clear waters of the Caribbean. The hotel …
Accommodation types: Spa
Hotel Zetta  
San Francisco
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Located in central San Francisco near SoMa (South Market) and the Westfield mall, Hotel Zetta is one of America’s most technologically advanced hotels. The recent refurbishment has utilized the recycled, the re-used, and re-appropriated. A string of iMacs contrasts with twisted timber detailing. Your room features a “tall desk” where …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury