Architecture and Design

Places to Stay

These hotels have innovative architecture that reflects the local culture and history. They prioritize design in their interior spaces, with unique furniture, artwork, and fixtures. These hotels stand out visually from the rest, with impressive visuals by local and world-renowned architects and designers.


Fasano Rio de JaneiroRio De Janeiro $$$$$

The Fasano is legendary designer Philippe Starck’s first venture into Brazil, a striking 5* contemporary hotel that rises above the golden sands of Ipanama beach. Inspired by the 1950’s golden age of bossa nova, the hotel blends an eclectic mix of styles and materials from native tropical woods, Grecian marble and industrial brick work yet still feels typically Brazilian. The in-house Gero restaurant is among the best in Rio and delivers exquisite Italian dishes while other facilities inc...


STRAF, MilanMilan $$$$$

An unconventional building with an intellectual design, in the heart of Milan. 61 rooms, 2 Junior Suites and a Suite combine two philosophies which are unlikely but successful partners: extreme hi-tech functionality with a minimalist feel and the warm, intimate atmosphere of rooms designed with elegant, innovative materials like quarry-rough slate, burnished brass, concrete and iron, gauze-effect glass and mirrors aged by hand, along with furnishings specially designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis

STRAF, Milan

Armani Hotel MilanoMilan $$$$$

Il Sereno Lago di ComoComo $$$$$

COMO Alpina DolomitesBolzano $$$$$

La Bandita TownhouseSiena $$$$

Palazzo TaliaRome $$$$$

Hotel RaphaëlRome $$$$

The Place FirenzeFlorence $$$$$

Portrait FirenzeFlorence $$$$$


Nobu Hotel San SebastiánSan Sebastian $$$$

The original palace, designed by Francisco Urcola, is located a few steps from the Miramar Palace, summer residence of Queen Maria Cristina since the 19th century. This emblematic building is in the hands of designer Tomás Alía to embody the concept of luxury required Nobu. The Japanese style and philosophy of Nobu are known for a very marked character and essence, far from the style of the Belle Époque. However, this hotel manages to establish a link between the two concepts. The space is...

Nobu Hotel San Sebastián

AkelarreSan Sebastian $$$$$

Hotel BaguésBarcelona $$$$$

Palacio Santa ClaraValencia $$$$

Hospes Palau de la MarValencia $$$

Hospes Palacio de San EstebanSalamanca $$$

Hotel Urban MadridMadrid $$$

Hospes Puerta de AlcalaMadrid $$$

Gran Hotel InglesMadrid $$$$

Bless Hotel MadridMadrid $$$

Atrio HotelCaceres $$$

Seaside Palm BeachGran Canaria $$$

Bohemia Suites and SpaGran Canaria $$$

Cap Rocat HotelMajorca $$$$$

Bikini Island Mountain Hotel Port de SóllerMajorca $$$

Hotel Colón Gran MeliáSeville $$$

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