Discover the most unique designer hotels in the world, including original rooms, underwater rooms and luxury suites.

St. Martins Lane Hotel, London

It was decorated by architect and designer Philippe Starck: a name that ensures the St.Martins Lane Hotel in London a place of honour among the world’s coolest designer hotels. The hotel is in the heart of the West End, in Covent Garden, and welcomes its guests in a foyer designed in an essential style, embellished with details and designer works. The rooms have large windows, as wide as the walls, and the light shines over the furnishings selected by Starck: a minimalist and elegant design that conveys a feeling of space and breadth. The lighting is also the leitmotiv of the hotel’s Light Bar, where effects of colourful light give the place a special ambiance and light up the walls decorated with the iconic photographs of Jean Baptiste Mondino.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

After the underwater restaurant, the exclusive Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort in the Maldives offers its guests The Muraka – an entire villa surrounded by the Indian Ocean. In addition to the infinity pool, the private gym, accommodation for the butler, the bar and the two private piers to watch sunrise and sunset from, guests can enjoy a special show from their bedroom. In fact, the room is 5 metres underwater and is glazed all around to admire the depths of the ocean. 

Treehotel, Sweden

From the depths of the Maldives to the treetops in northern Sweden: the Treehotel in Harads is not just a hotel, it is an unforgettable experience for those who wish to stay in luxury rooms while feeling in complete harmony with nature. A team of well-known designers and architects created in 2010 this unique hotel, with rooms that are all different, completely integrated into the surrounding forest. The Mirrorcube – a suspended “hiding place” among the trees – certainly stands out – it consists of a box covered in mirrors that reflect the surrounding environment, thereby making it completely invisible. The Bird’s Nest, on the other hand, is a room in the shape of a bird’s nest, completely integrated in nature but featuring contemporary design elements inside.

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Katamama, Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak – a seaside resort in the south of the island of Bali – hosts Katamama: a boutique hotel with 58 luxury suites where everything revolves around local craftsmanship. Every brick in the premises was handmade in the local villages, as well as the batik textiles, runners and rugs, whereas the teak furniture is custom-made. In the hotel you will also find the great classics of Danish design from the last century – such as the chairs by Hans J Wegner and Arne Jacobsen – which are carefully juxtaposed with the objects created by Balinese artisans.

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Ca’ Maria Adele, Venice

After the award for the world’s most romantic boutique hotel, Ca’ Maria Adele in Venice won the 2017 Most Inspired Design Hotel award at London’s Boutique Hotel Awards. The 12 rooms of the hotel are furnished with the aim of celebrating love and the bond with the city, where the furniture and furnishing accessories hint to the various souls of Venice. Every room is distinguished by different décor, designed thanks to the experience of the owners, who hail from an ancient family of furniture makers and Murano glass masters. The sophistication, elegance, attention to detail and glimpses of the Venetian canals make a stay in this hotel a unique and unforgettable experience.

The Editor

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