This planet now offers us everything I decided to draw up a “classification” on hotels around the world; the particularity that distinguishes them is that it is really worth spend time and immortalize them in excellent photographs as they all have peculiarities! We can then frame the photos and hang them at home. if every wall of the house could express a fantastic and adventurous moment in one’s life.
This ‘classification’ is more a search for characteristic hotels that are worth visiting. I leave the reader to decide which deserves the first place and which second for a fan like me they are all at number one, therefore all to live and photograph at least once in a lifetime.
List of 30 Best Hotels in the World in 2021
30. Pioneertown Motel – Return to the Wild West
Pioneertown will take you back to the crazy days of Butch Cassidy and Billy the Kid. It locates in California founded in 1946 by Hollywood actors Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and several other ambitious investors. Their dream was to create a film location that mirrored an Old West city, in addition to housing for Western movie stars. Pioneertown has a classic saloon, a prison, and spaces to tie the horse out of its characteristic shops. Although the splendor of the settlement has long disappeared (it was the location where numerous films and series were shot in the late 1940s and 1950s), there is still a thriving western culture to indulge in here.
29. Whitepod Hotel – Embrace the mysticism of the mountains
Unplug from everyday life in the quiet of the Swiss mountains © Whitepod Hotel
The Whitepod Hotel consists of a small colony of igloo-like capsules on top of a Swiss hill with breathtaking views of the valley below. The Whitepod Hotel, located near the town of Les Cerniers, combines hospitality and environmental conservation, while the hotel restaurant focuses on local cuisine. Although you can stay here all year round, the experience is more pleasant in winter when its wood-heated capsules are even more welcoming.
Every single room arranged in relative isolation, leaving you all the privacy you need to detach yourself from everyday life, with little more than the fresh alpine air to keep your company. Add access to a wellness area and you will have a relaxing stay in one of the most peaceful areas.
28. The First Luxury Art Hotel, Rome
Art Hotel HotelMyPassion A work of art is hidden in every corner of this elegant 5-star hotel. All the suites of The First Luxury Art Hotel Rome furnished with contemporary works created by the most important Italian artists: each room looks like a small private gallery. The structure hosts a series of important permanent and temporary exhibitions and offers an Art Gallery Consultant to learn about the paintings, describing them in detail, and assessing them in the event of a purchase. This hotel has just received the prestigious gold prize from Hotels.com’s Loved by Guests Awards competition,
27. Hotel Éclat, Beijing
Art and luxury are the two words that describe this elegant 5-star design hotel in the heart of Beijing. The rooms and common areas of the Hotel Éclat host over 100 works of art, including a series of original sculptures and paintings made by masters of the caliber of Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Pierre Matter, Zhang Guolang, Chen Wen Ling, Gao Xiao Wu, Zou Liang, and many others. Inside this structure is the largest private collection of Dalí works in all of China. This hotel has just received the prestigious gold award from Hotels.com’s Loved by Guests Awards competition,
26. The Art, a Hotel, Denver
Contemporary art meets technology in this elegant 5-star hotel in Denver. Corridors and common areas of this modern structure have been transformed into an authentic art gallery. Furthermore, each room is furnished with paintings, sculptures, and other masterpieces. The highlight of the collection is an installation consisting of more than 22,000 lights. Most of the works were chosen by Dianne Vanderlip, who worked for several years as a curator at the Denver Art Museum. Some works, however, were made by talented local artists. The FIRE restaurant also has its artistic touch, thanks to a series of futuristic chandeliers, kinetic sculptures, and other themed installations. This hotel has just received the prestigious gold award from Hotels.com’s Loved by Guests Awards
25. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Art Hotel HotelMyPassionIn what was once the largest public library in Amsterdam, today there is this elegant 5-star hotel, designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. The surreal style of this structure is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the famous fairy tale for children written by Lewis Carroll. The colorful interiors of the hotel embellished with futuristic decorations and bright installations, while giant spoons and goldfish hang on the walls. The structure also houses an interesting collection of video art, updated according to the latest design trends. The hotel lobby, lounge rooms, and corridors were used as a museum. And for real enthusiasts, there is also a dedicated space where some authentic masterpieces are kept.
24. Palace Hotel, Tokyo
This 5-star Art Hotel adds a touch of elegance in the center of the Japanese capital. The building is located at 1-1-1 in Marunouchi, in a quiet neighborhood next to the gardens of the Imperial Palace. The owners of this structure are so passionate about art that they have written a book, entitled “The Art of Palace Hotel”, available in all rooms.
The hotel also offers a number of interesting themed activities and guided city tours. The rooms and common areas of the hotel have been transformed into a real art gallery: the interiors have in fact been furnished with over 1,000 works created by the most talented Japanese artists, making this structure one of the largest private collections of the Country.
23. Le Palais Hotel, Prague
This elegant 5-star boutique hotel housed in an old residential building from 1897, one of the best examples of Belle Époque architecture in all of Prague. The environment is luxurious but welcoming at the same time, furnished with a series of magnificent contemporary paintings made by the best Czech artists who further embellish the highly decorated baroque walls. Le Palais boasts the largest European collection of original Le Corbusier designs and regularly hosts exhibitions and displays in the lobby and other common areas.
22. Malmaison Oxford Castle (United Kingdom)
It is the first British prison adapted to hotels. It dates back to the Victorian era and, although the doors with bars are almost identical to those of the old prison and have preserved the typical galleries of penitentiaries, the hotel offers conveniences that have nothing to do with those of a prisoner
21. Ice Hotel (Sweden)
The largest and oldest ice hotel in the world is located in Sweden, in Jukkasjärvi. Rebuilt every winter, it will open for the eleventh time this year.
20. Hotel Qbic (Netherlands)
Futurist design hotel. Cubi stands out, a cube-shaped room complete with a bar counter inside. In addition, you can adjust the light according to your mood and switch from yellow, red, purple and so on
19. Sala Silvermine (Sweden)
The hotel has a suite and restaurant in the heart of a mine. Here you can sleep 155 meters underground, in a cold, humid and dark place … but extremely beautiful.
18. Jumbo Hostel (Stockholm)
Airplane shaped building. The interiors furnished with some original elements such as oxygen masks, business class seats, and the suite represents the pilot’s cabin.
17. Tree Hotel (Swedish Lapland)
a unique experience and in total harmony with nature. The Tree Hotel is a design hotel with rooms built between tree branches. Each room is different from the others
16. Hotel Yunak Evleri (Cappadocia, Turkey)
Sleep on a mountain wall with all the luxury of a 5-star hotel. Staying in a cave does not seem like a very convenient option, but it is easy to change your mind by discovering the rooms of this hotel and the breathtaking views that can only be admired here.
15. One By the Five (Paris)
Design, lights, and furniture all the details make this hotel a unique environment. The suite characterized by a bed that seems to float in the air. It is a dream hotel for many, but only a few can afford to stay here, paying a price ranging from 700 to 900 euros per night.
14. Burj al Arab Hotel (Dubai)
It is the only 7-star hotel in the world. It is 321 meters high and is located on an artificial island a few meters from a beach in the Persian Gulf.
13. Dog Bark Park Inn (Cottonwood, Idaho)
It is the largest Beagle in the world. A hotel dedicated exclusively to dog lovers. The hotel rooms and furnishings have a very “canine” appearance …
12. Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor-Siem Reap-Cambodia
The resort has a garden pool, an excellent spa, a fitness center, and two excellent restaurants, along with a bar on the top floor. An art gallery and traditional Apsara show set this hotel apart from others in the city, even the luxury options nearby.
11. Kokopelli’s Cave (Farmington, New Mexico)
Kokopelli’s Cave is a suite located inside an artificial cave on the border between New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Although it looks like the home of the “Flintstones”, the cave offers many comforts, including a waterfall-shaped shower.
10. Hotel i-suite (Rimini, Italy)
Among the special hotels in Italy, innovative design and light effects make this hotel a modern work of art. Both the rooms and the exterior designed to surprise guests at all times.
9. andBeyond Mnemba Island-TANZANIA
Considered the pinnacle of Tanzania‘s holiday destinations, & Beyond Mnemba Island is one of the most glamorous and luxurious coastal retreats in southern Africa. It consists of only 10 elegant bungalows, each with sea view, and offers simple and elegant interiors made of wood, wicker elements, reeds and glass, and the furnishings are comfortable, cool and contemporary.
8. Yanqi Lake Kepinski Hotel-BEIJING
The clean and refined design and the choice of elegant materials, such as glass for the exteriors and dark wood for the interiors, fully reflect the philosophy of Zhang Hai Ao, the Chinese architect of the luxurious Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel in Beijing. Philosophy is consistent with the choice of architectural elements with a strong symbolic nature, typical of the Eastern world: the rising sun as economic growth, an entrance that recalls both the mouth of a fish – a symbol of prosperity – and scallop, a symbol of luck.
7. Viroth’s Hotel-Siem Reap- Cambodia
Viroth’s Hotel is located in the lively Wat Bo area in the heart of Siem Reap amid private vertical gardens. It offers a 20-meter outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor restaurant, contemporary 1950s-style accommodation Fifty and Cambodian finds
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6. Viceroy Los Cabos Hotel – MEXICO
Designed by the famous Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragonés, the luxurious Viceroy Los Cabos Hotel is an essential and minimalist structure that is reflected in the 194 electric white rooms, suites, and villas. What makes this place even more spectacular is the “Nest”, a woven structure designed by Spencer Mar Gilburt, which seems to float on the water.
5. Aviary Hotel-Siem Reap- Cambodia
Inspired by nature and the local Cambodian crafts scene, the Aviary Hotel in Siem Reap features a restaurant and a spa and wellness center, 400 meters from Pub Street.
4. HOTEL MARQUES DE RISCAL – SPAIN
The Marques De Riscal hotel can be in one name: Frank Owen Gehry. It is his prestigious signature that denotes all the sculptural and organic style of this remarkable work of art intended for hospitality. Elegance and luxury of materials such as the slate lab or cherry veneer applied to the deconstructivism typical of the well-known international architect.
3. PARADISO ART HOTEL – IBIZA
In pure 70s style, the Paradiso Art Hotel Ibiza is a hymn to pop art and … pink! From furnishing accessories such as Smeg refrigerators and Marshall speakers to corridors that are real temporary art galleries of urban art and avant-garde. Thanks to the use of innovative materials such as acrylic sheets, solid surfaces, and Redwood, the interior design of this hotel is impeccably … retro!
2. FREYCINTE LODGE COSTAL PAVILLIONS – TASMANIA
Immersed in nature overlooking the east coast of Tasmania, Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions is an enveloping embrace of soft lines, tactile walls, warm lights, and intimate interiors. From the warmth of the ceramic of the furnishings to the glass reflecting the surrounding environment. An architectural design that we could define in all respects … sensual!
1. Blue Lagoon Iceland
Blue Lagoon Iceland represents the perfect harmony of opposites in all its elements. The linear and clean design of this resort manages to adapt incredibly to the unspoiled nature of Iceland. From the heat of the thermal pools to the icy Icelandic air, from the perfect geometries of the concrete to the raw rock, from the precise choice of technical woods for rigid outdoors to the spontaneity of wild moss and snow.