All too often a stay at a hotel is a rather uninspiring affair. Sure, it’s nice to stay at a top hotel that offers luxury and plenty of facilities for you to pamper yourself silly with, but sometimes even that can get a bit bland – I mean, no one ever waxed lyrical about the spa room, no matter how relaxing and rejuvenating the session was. There are, however, some hotels that are an experience in themselves. They have lobbies, restaurants, and rooms that have been designed with such ingenuity or artistic flare that you’ll be boring your friends and family about it for years to come. So, with that in mind, here are a few of the coolest hotel interiors in the world.
This Eco-friendly hotel has been shaped by owners Marta and Gonçalo’s commitment to sustainability, and this is most keenly seen in the decor. Each of the 14 rooms are unique, blending natural materials (see the ‘tree room’ above) with the ultra-modern perfectly.
Walking into this hotel, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had accidentally wandered into an abandoned warehouse. That is until you see the sleek, contemporary reception desk. The Waterhouse, converted from a 1930s Japanese army depot, is industrial-chic at its very best.
Above is the Monumental Staircase at the W Verbier, where you can take a break from stair climbing and relax and mingle instead. The W Hotel group specialise in cutting-edge hotel design, and the W Verbier in Switzerland is the latest and greatest addition to the company’s portfolio.
If you love all things retro, then make sure you stay at the Lords South Beach Hotel next time you’re in Miami. The city is best known for its Art Deco architecture, but is in fact home to a number of architectural styles, from Mediterranean to MiMo (Miami Modern). This hotel’s exterior might be art deco, but the interior is all 70s baby!
For a truly psychedelic experience, look no further than the super-cool NHow Hotel in Berlin. Designed to be visually engaging, every corner of the hotel is a feast for the eyes. Mercifully, though, the rooms are a bit more toned down than the bar.
The urban-chic Mama Shelter Hotel in Marseilles boasts a unique, modern design. The interior is simple and not too showy, but still offers plenty of talking points for guests – such as the engaging graffiti painted onto the floors and ceilings.
Eschewing traditional Swiss design styles that tend to focus on minimalism and neutral colour schemes, this hotel instead embraces the bright and colourful. Vibrant textiles, accessories and lighting create an uber-trendy environment that will lift the lowest of moods.
This hotel is what happens when you let your imagination run wild. No two rooms are the same at the Wanderlust Hotel, with themes including everything from pop art to childhood fantasies. Above is the space-themed room.
Hotel de Glace is cool in both the literal and figurative sense! Open from January to March and made entirely from snow and ice, the hotel is a wonder to behold. It features a stunning ice bar, ice chapel, and ice slide and has various themed suites for you to choose from.
A cornucopia of shapes and colours, the G & V Royal Mile is a breath of fresh air in a world of homoginised hotel decor. Colourful walls, artwork, and accessories, not to mention the graphically patterned floors and furniture, give this hotel a funky and fun feel.
Of course, not everyone loves bright colours, and if you are one of those people who prefer their hotels a bit more subdued then the Hotel Habita could be for you. The interior is sleek and modern, a design style perfectly highlighted by the monochrome colour scheme that runs throughout the hotel.