10 World’s Best New Design Hotels

1.  The Opposite House | Beijing, China

china design hotel

Created by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this intriguing urban hotel’s exterior stuns with an emerald green glass overlay.

2. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam | Zaandam, Netherlands

amsterdam design hotel

From the creative minds at Delft firm WAM, the property is composed of nearly 70 timber and clapboard façades layered onto a concrete shell. The effect brings to mind a 12-story Rubik’s Cube.

3. Mandarin Oriental | Barcelona

mandarin barcelona

Be dazed by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s luxury hotel located on the city’s famous Passeio de Garcia, near Las Ramblas, offering luxury accommodations, spa and excellent dining installations.

4.Stay | Copenhagen, Denmark 

stay copenhagen

With a sky lounge,  roof top terrace, a fitness room , an organic supermarket, a gourmet bakery and restaurant Le Marché and Scarpetta, you couldn’t ask for more. It’s an award winning urban environment in HAY-design. Stay is located on Islands Brygge close to Convention Center, airport and inner city. Here you can view Copenhagen skyline and harbour.

5.Hotel Skepps Holman, Sweden

hotel Skeppsholmen

If transforming a military barracks into a luxury hotel seems a difficult task, the design firm of Claesson Koivisto Rune surpassed those difficulties, even when the building, dating from 1699, is so historic that structural changes are forbidden. They overcame the obstacles, producing a triumph of Swedish style—a modest, minimalist, yet supremely comfortable property housed in two low, long buildings.

6.Decades Art Hotel | Johannesburg, South Africa

design hotel

The 12 Decades Johannesburg Art hotel chronicalling the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006 with rooms designed and conceptualised by some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists and designers. Situated in the heart of Johannesburg CBD, in the newly developed cultural Precinct, Maboneng, the 12 Decades is a perfect recreation and business destination.

7. Gramercy Design Hotel | New York


With one-of-a-kind furnishings, paintings and sculptures created by Julian Schnabel, theGramercy Park Hotel is more than a unique luxury property: it’s a design honour.

8. Pantone Hotel | Brussels

pantone designBehind its Mondianesque exterior, color is king: Rooms come in seven palettes, and Ron Arad’s multi-hued rug and sofa anchor the lobby. The interior is by Michel Penneman, who ironically, is also the man behind the Brussels’ White Hotel.

9. Samctum Soho Hotel | London, England

sanctum Soho hotel

Sanctum Soho is a new deluxe design hotel with an artsy, bohemian flair and roof-top spa on London’s Warwick Street, just minutes from Picadilly Circus.

10. Crosby Street Hotel | Manhattan, NY


Crosby Street Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in New York City, USA.

Inspiration Book - Room by Room