Top 5 design-led hotels to check out this summer

by | Jun 5, 2018 | Design

Check out our round up of the best design hotels to check out this summer.

If you have a keen eye for design and love Instagram as much as you love to travel, then this summer you are no doubt looking for the perfect getaway to inspire and entice you. We round up the five top hotels you should check out this summer if you are a design junkie.

The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

This incredible hotel on the banks of the Singapore River underwent major restoration works to transform it from a former warehouse connected to the heavy mercantile trading that happened in the docklands into a luxury hotel that is part of the Design Hotels portfolio. Built in 1895, it is now a 37 room boutique hotel, whose design influences are rooted in the local culture and traditions of the area. A new swimming pool is located externally at the height of the warehouse’s eaves, affording guests a beautiful view out over the adjacent river.

The Warehouse, Singapore

Hotel Casa Bonay, Barcelona

Located in Barcelona’s trendy Eixample area, this hotel offers visitors the best that Barcelona has to offer. Situated in a classic Catalan building, this new boutique hotel merges old and new by retaining the period features of the house but installing furniture, artworks and design features by contemporary architects and craftsmen. It channels Barcelona’s energy of markets, food, parks and beaches to create a truly Catalan experience.

Mama Shelter, Rio de Janeiro

The original Mama Shelter pioneering luxury budget accommodation in Paris, and its Brazilian sister hotel has the same quirky spirit at an affordable price. Design lovers will be fascinated by the building itself, which used to be a residence for artists and musicians, and that spirit of creativity lives on in its new incarnation today. Designed by Philippe Starck protege Jalil Amor, it opened in 2016 and has been a roaring success since. The perfect place to stay on your summer Brazilian adventure.

Brody House, Budapest

This fantastic conversion of an old Hungarian palace which was the residence of an eminent medical practitioner, and once housed one of the largest collections of medical books in the country, lures guests in with its charming rooms that expose the raw materials of the house itself, coupled with intricate details and ironwork from Hungary’s heyday. The hotel now boasts a private member’s club and artworks from Australian sculptor Bo Droga, as well as quirky decorations in the form of handwritten letters.

Brody House, Budapest

Eden Locke, Edinburgh

This luxury collection of 72 aparthotel studios is located in the heart of the amazing Scottish city of Edinburgh, and is a beautiful creation that has taken full advantage of its ancient setting to maximise daylight into the interior of the hotel. The muted colour palette makes for a calming environment, and mid-century furniture lends it an air of sophistication.

Eden Locke, Edinburgh


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