Trendy K5 Hotel in Tokyo was once a Familiar Bank in the City

We have seen various versions of renovations but have you ever heard of a previous bank transformed into a trendy hotel? According to Design Milk, the K5 hotel which is situated in Tokyo, Japan operates as “a micro-complex” of guest rooms, restaurants, bars and social spaces. The concept of the hotel was based on the goal of offering guests an experience “existing with nature in the city” that is personified […]


Stunning Ion Hotel in Iceland by Minarc Architects

Award-winning and internationally recognized design studio Minarc Architects built the Ion Hotel located in Iceland, near Thingvellir national park. The concept of the architects was ‘to create a hotel experience as dramatic and otherworldly as the natural Icelandic surroundings, where the built and natural environments can coexist, integrate, even synergies’. [via ignant]


Luxurious Relais Masseria Capasa in Italy by Paolo Fracasso

Porto Viro-based designer Paolo Fracasso renovated the Relais Masseria Capasa, a luxurious Mediterranean hotel in Martano, Italy originally constructed in the 18th century. [via homedsgn]


Ultra Neat and Timeless Into the Light Hotel in Greece by A31

The ‘Into the Light Hotel’ was designed by Greek architecture and construction firm A31 as part of the 100% Hotel Show in Greece. Description by A31: Perfectly attuned to the facilitators’ intentions to generate an exhibition that will enhance the visitor’s stimuli through experiential events and activities, the project “Into the Light Hotel” was created in order to promote a contemporary though timeless architectural approach of an exemplary Greek hotel […]


Distinct citizenM Times Square in New York City by Concrete Architectural Associates

Concrete Architectural Associates designed this distinctly multihued 230-room citizenM Times Square hotel in New York City. Description by Concrete Architectural Associates: The concrete designed citizenM hotel is making its debut in the United States with its first skyscraper in the heart of New York City on Times Square. An Amsterdam based hotel chain, citizenM is bringing affordable luxury to all mobile citizens, as it opened its doors on 10 April, […]


Fascinating Leaf-Shaped Windows Featured in a Barcelona Hotel by Jean Nouvel Adorns

French architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with local studio Ribas & Ribas designed the 357-room Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel for the Marriott hotel chain in Barcelona, Spain. Its most striking element would have to be the façade that features the leaf-shaped windows that will somehow change the way you look outside of your hotel room with more pleasure and less boredom. [via inhabitat]


Delightful White Interiors of Villa Anemolia in Santorini by MplusM Architects

Greek architectural practice MPLUSM has renovated a preexisting house into a delightful hotel in Santorini, Villa Anemolia. Its stark white interiors really complement the simplicity and calmness of the village. For some contrast to the plainness, the team incorporated new skylights and pockets of light coming from the recessed lights in the walls. Built-in beds and sofa beds were also chosen instead of the usual, free-standing furniture to give the place […]


Unique Italian Hotel in Pre-historic Caves

Experience staying in a prehistoric cave in Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita located in Matera, south of Italy. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a part of a well-preserved historic town where homes, palaces and churches where in caves. Photos courtesy of Le Grotte della Civita


Fabulously Stunning Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Switzerland

If Europe happens to be part of your travel wish list, then you should definitely visit this  fascinating Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa, Switzerland. You would surely enjoy your experience of the breathtaking mountain scenery of Graubünden and take hold of the most beautiful view of lush forests and flowing hills of low grass. Aside from its dramatic backdrop, the sophisticated and stylish interiors of the hotel would very well satisfy […]


Lush Greenwall + Reclaimed Wood in Hotel Seven4one

Located in Laguna Beach, California is the Hotel Seven4One with lush green feature wall accented with reclaimed wood and a metal fireplace. This small contemporary boutique was designed by Horst Architects. Hotel Seven4one by Horst Architects: This thirteen room boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, California, was recently renovated and remodeled by contemporary architect firm based in Laguna Beach, Horst Architects. The project reflects a forward-looking, contemporary design aesthetic while at […]