In 12 short months we took you around the world to virtually visit some of the coolest, design-focused hotels this globe has to offer. Sit back and revisit these incredible retreats as the year wraps up and see what you missed in 2015 for our Destination Design picks.
A Warehouse Turned Mid-Century Inspired Hotel in Hong Kong
Ovolo Southside hotel might scream more NYC’s Meatpacking District, than Hong Kong, but this former warehouse has deep roots in the area’s industrial past.
A Bold, Trendy Hotel in Rotterdam
We virtually explored the modern citizenM hotel in Rotterdam full of visual treasures behind every turn.
A Hostel That Wants Every Traveler to Be a Friend
We headed to Europe to Ghent to check out this Belgium-based, modern hostel with a storied past located right in the city center.
A Hotel for Tourists & Refugees Under One Roof
magdas Hotel is a completely new type of hotel that redefines hospitality in Vienna, Austria, which aims to shelter visiting tourists and refugees.
A Portuguese Hotel is Renovated into a Modern, Serene Retreat
We head to Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, to check out the remodeled and expanded, serene Hotel Minho.
The Hamilton Princess Gets An Artistic Refresh
The renovated Bermuda hotel marries traditional Bermudian elements and history with modern comfort, luxury and modern art.
A Bold, Colorful Hotel in the Heart of Manhattan
A luxurious New York City retreat where art and architecture merge to form a bright, bold hued masterpiece for extended stay travelers.
A Hotel Born From Collaborations with Artist, Makers & Designers
We head Down Under to Australia’s capital Canberra, home to Hotel Hotel, a property with a unique, eclectic, and charming spin.
1st Design-Focused Hotel in an Up-and-Coming Area of Long Island City
We venture to Dutch Kills, an up-and-coming area in Long Island City in Queens, where the first design-focused, modern boutique hotel now calls home.
Hotel not Hotel: Where Rooms Aren’t Just Rooms
A unique, Amsterdam-based hotel with clever “room” concepts that are fun on the outside and calmingly minimalistic on the inside, perfect for sleeping.
The LARK: A Hub for Adventurers in Bozeman, Montana
Originally built in the 60s, The LARK Bozeman was overhauled by more than 200 locals who banded together to “reimagine, recycle, and renovate” the hotel.
A Hotel in Portugal Devoted to Wine Lovers
The Monverde Hotel utilized old, rundown buildings on site, as well as building some new ones, to complete an ambitious hotel at a rural winery in Portugal.
A Hotel That Floats Above Water in Switzerland
This Destination Design takes you to Switzerland’s Lake Neuchâtel, home to Europe’s only hotel built on stilts, the modern and tranquil Hotel Palafitte.