Travel is for unwinding, and to breaking routine and disposing of the worry of the everyday routine. Some go to look for new encounters in new places. Design hotels are a newer breed of hotels – architecture led places to stay in wonderful locales.
So here I present an insider’s guide to the best design hotels in the world, featuring the top places to stay for chic interiors, designer bedrooms, hip restaurants, edgy bars and state-of-the-art facilities.
Intercontinental Hotel Davos
BLC Design Hotel
A minimalist reproduction of a 19th-century hotel, situated close to lots of bars and restaurants. This hotel has been transformed into a bright and unique modern hotel, here the design has been meticulously thought out to create a relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are small but perfectly formed, and the surroundings are accentuated by pristine lighting.
SUNRISE KEMPINSKI HOTEL BEIJING
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing embodies the shape of the rising sun and symbolises harmony, unity and infinity. The luxury hotel offers 302 guestrooms and suites with magnificent views of Yanqi Lake, mountains and greenery, seven restaurants and bars, meeting facilities, Kempinski The Spa, and recreational facilities, fitness center with an indoor swimming pool, Kids Club, as well as outdoor activities.
Hotel Marqués de Riscal
Since its unveiling in 2006 this masterpiece created by Frank Gehry to house the Hotel Marqués de Riscal has become a highly sought after contemporary, luxury retreat. Design, art, gastronomy, wine and the lush landscape all combine to create a memorable sojourn at The City of Wine.
The hotel’s luxurious interior bears the unmistakable stamp of Gehry’s design. Tilted walls, zigzag windows, cathedral-height ceilings and a host of bespoke details create the impression of accommodation as a work of art in its 43 rooms & suites