The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China
The name is no coincidence, this Design Hotel is owned by the Swiss watch brand Swatch. Located on Shanghai’s Bund, there are only 7 guest rooms and 18 ateliers and artists’ apartments. The hotel’s design is a collection of work by different artists that left their mark at the hotel.
Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Modeled after a traditional Khmer village, this new Design Hotel member is a collection of 45 villas set on eight acres of paddy fields in the countryside.
AthensWas, Athens, Greece
Filled with furniture by Le Corbusier, Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves and Konstantin Grcic, while accented with walnut walls and marble floors, AthensWas is a small design hotel set just steps from the Acropolis which can be seen from most rooms.
Furnas Boutique Hotel, Thermal & Spa, São Miguel, Portugal
This 54-room Design Hotel is a rural sanctuary in the Portugese Archipelago of Azores. Guests can enjoy the island’s tranquillity as well as the natural thermal water, which is used in the hotel’s spa.
Hospes Palacio de San Esteban, Salamanca, Spain
Set in a convent originally built by Dominican monks in the 18th century, Hospes Palacio de Esteban is a modern hideaway with rich history.
THE QVEST, Cologne, Germany
Located in Cologne’s Old Town, THE QVEST is a synergy of Gothic architecture and mid-20th century interiors. A visualization of Qvest magazine’s editor-in-chief Michael Kaune, the hotel exudes grandeur with high ceilings, huge windows and contemporary photography.
The House Hotel Cappadocia, Turkey
Set in a complex of adjoining ancient caves and traditional homes, one is immersed in a world of carved stones that sheds light on how folks lived long ago in Turkey. The House Hotel Cappadocia is the first contemporary designed hotel in the area.
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Perched on the white sands of Tulum beach, the intimate eight-room property welcomes guests with three pools and an interior characterized by contemporary art, nature, and laid-back luxury. The staircase to the roof takes guests up to the bar with a 360-degree view of the beach, sea, and surrounding jungle: perfect for a Tulum sunset.