It comes as no surprise that the common thread running through Design Hotels’™ curated collection of over 300 independent hotels is a commitment to exquisite design. From a striking homage to Brutalism on a paradisiacal Thai beach to an intoxicating blend of Edwardian elegance and urban grit in central Cape Town, take a spin around some of the world’s most inspiring design destinations.
Uniting a stunning blend of Edwardian grandeur with the raw industrial edge of central Cape Town, Gorgeous George is a bold testament to both South African and international design. Located in the Hanjiang district, Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat embodies innovative design studio Neri&Hu's fresh take on traditional Chinese architecture. With its linear planes, evocative of a Le Corbusier edifice, Casa de La Florais a vision of Brutalism nestled in Phang Nga’s lush tropical landscape. Modernist architecture also informs the design of Thailand’s Mason, a collection of staggered stone villas extending from a rocky hillside that references the area’s famous stone carvers. Set amid Stockholm’s cutting-edge art scene, Blique by Nobis emerges as a masterwork in its own right, thanks to the creative vision of architecture firm Wingårdhs. Housed inside a 18th-century mansion, Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume is a fine work of respectful reanimation in the heart of Palma de Mallorca’s historic quarter. Finally, to the Bulgarian capital and Sense Hotel Sofia combines contemporary style with a peerless location among the city’s most significant landmarks.