6 Hotels Around the World are Destinations On Their Own

Firm: X + Living. Project: Ripple Hotel, Hangzhou, China. Standout: At a retreat on the shore of a lake, water-inspired shapes define the ash furniture, while a woven bamboo ceiling drenches reception in shadow play. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.

Firm: X + Living. Project: Ripple Hotel, Hangzhou, China. Standout: At a retreat on the shore of a lake, water-inspired shapes define the ash furniture, while a woven bamboo ceiling drenches reception in shadow play. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.

Firm: X + Living. Project: Ripple Hotel, Hangzhou, China. Standout: At a retreat on the shore of a lake, water-inspired shapes define the ash furniture, while a woven bamboo ceiling drenches reception in shadow play. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.

Firm: X + Living. Project: Ripple Hotel, Hangzhou, China. Standout: At a retreat on the shore of a lake, water-inspired shapes define the ash furniture, while a woven bamboo ceiling drenches reception in shadow play. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.

Firm: X + Living. Project: Ripple Hotel, Hangzhou, China. Standout: At a retreat on the shore of a lake, water-inspired shapes define the ash furniture, while a woven bamboo ceiling drenches reception in shadow play. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.

Firm: X + Living. Project: Ripple Hotel, Hangzhou, China. Standout: At a retreat on the shore of a lake, water-inspired shapes define the ash furniture, while a woven bamboo ceiling drenches reception in shadow play. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.

Firm: Arent & Pyke and Spaceagency: Architects. Project: Alex Hotel, Perth, Australia. Standout: The facade’s geometry is echoed inside by birch-plywood furniture, softened by a pastel palette and such tactile textiles as mohair velvet. Photography by Anson Smart.

Firm: Arent & Pyke and Spaceagency: Architects. Project: Alex Hotel, Perth, Australia. Standout: The facade’s geometry is echoed inside by birch-plywood furniture, softened by a pastel palette and such tactile textiles as mohair velvet. Photography by Anson Smart.

Firm: Arent & Pyke and Spaceagency: Architects. Project: Alex Hotel, Perth, Australia. Standout: The facade’s geometry is echoed inside by birch-plywood furniture, softened by a pastel palette and such tactile textiles as mohair velvet. Photography by Anson Smart.

Firm: Arent & Pyke and Spaceagency: Architects. Project: Alex Hotel, Perth, Australia. Standout: The facade’s geometry is echoed inside by birch-plywood furniture, softened by a pastel palette and such tactile textiles as mohair velvet. Photography by Anson Smart.

Firm: Arent & Pyke and Spaceagency: Architects. Project: Alex Hotel, Perth, Australia. Standout: The facade’s geometry is echoed inside by birch-plywood furniture, softened by a pastel palette and such tactile textiles as mohair velvet. Photography by Anson Smart.

Firm: Arent & Pyke and Spaceagency: Architects. Project: Alex Hotel, Perth, Australia. Standout: The facade’s geometry is echoed inside by birch-plywood furniture, softened by a pastel palette and such tactile textiles as mohair velvet. Photography by Anson Smart.

Firm: JOI-Design and JSJ Design. Project: Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe. Standout: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland graphics and a lounge-as-library give a British twist to a U.K. budget hotel chain’s first property in Germany. Photography by Julian Abrams. 

Firm: JOI-Design and JSJ Design. Project: Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe. Standout: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland graphics and a lounge-as-library give a British twist to a U.K. budget hotel chain’s first property in Germany. Photography by Julian Abrams. 

Firm: JOI-Design and JSJ Design. Project: Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe. Standout: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland graphics and a lounge-as-library give a British twist to a U.K. budget hotel chain’s first property in Germany. Photography by Julian Abrams. 

Firm: JOI-Design and JSJ Design. Project: Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe. Standout: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland graphics and a lounge-as-library give a British twist to a U.K. budget hotel chain’s first property in Germany. Photography by Julian Abrams. 

Firm: JOI-Design and JSJ Design. Project: Premier Inn Frankfurt Messe. Standout: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland graphics and a lounge-as-library give a British twist to a U.K. budget hotel chain’s first property in Germany. Photography by Julian Abrams. 

Firm: Warren Red and StudioCRM. Project: Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland. Standout: A plant-filled niche in the lobby reminds us that Levi Schofield, architect of the 1901 building that now houses this hotel, was also a nature enthusiast. Photography by Whit Preston. 

Firm: Warren Red and StudioCRM. Project: Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland. Standout: A plant-filled niche in the lobby reminds us that Levi Schofield, architect of the 1901 building that now houses this hotel, was also a nature enthusiast. Photography by Whit Preston. 

Firm: Warren Red and StudioCRM. Project: Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland. Standout: A plant-filled niche in the lobby reminds us that Levi Schofield, architect of the 1901 building that now houses this hotel, was also a nature enthusiast. Photography by Whit Preston. 

Firm: Warren Red and StudioCRM. Project: Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland. Standout: A plant-filled niche in the lobby reminds us that Levi Schofield, architect of the 1901 building that now houses this hotel, was also a nature enthusiast. Photography by Whit Preston. 

Firm: Warren Red and StudioCRM. Project: Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland. Standout: A plant-filled niche in the lobby reminds us that Levi Schofield, architect of the 1901 building that now houses this hotel, was also a nature enthusiast. Photography by Whit Preston. 

Firm: Warren Red and StudioCRM. Project: Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Cleveland. Standout: A plant-filled niche in the lobby reminds us that Levi Schofield, architect of the 1901 building that now houses this hotel, was also a nature enthusiast. Photography by Whit Preston. 

Firm: Agence François Champsaur. Project: Hôtel du Ministère, Paris. Standout: Pillow covers by Memphis co-founder Nathalie Du Pasquier inject color into the hotel’s separate duplex apartment, where blackened steel frames the skylight. Photography by Francis Amiand.

Firm: Agence François Champsaur. Project: Hôtel du Ministère, Paris. Standout: Pillow covers by Memphis co-founder Nathalie Du Pasquier inject color into the hotel’s separate duplex apartment, where blackened steel frames the skylight. Photography by Francis Amiand.

Firm: Agence François Champsaur. Project: Hôtel du Ministère, Paris. Standout: Pillow covers by Memphis co-founder Nathalie Du Pasquier inject color into the hotel’s separate duplex apartment, where blackened steel frames the skylight. Photography by Francis Amiand.

Firm: Agence François Champsaur. Project: Hôtel du Ministère, Paris. Standout: Pillow covers by Memphis co-founder Nathalie Du Pasquier inject color into the hotel’s separate duplex apartment, where blackened steel frames the skylight. Photography by Francis Amiand.

Firm: Agence François Champsaur. Project: Hôtel du Ministère, Paris. Standout: Pillow covers by Memphis co-founder Nathalie Du Pasquier inject color into the hotel’s separate duplex apartment, where blackened steel frames the skylight. Photography by Francis Amiand.

Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects. Project: Axiom Hotel, San Francisco. Standout: A celebration of the city’s cable cars takes the form of crisscross lighting and an installation of chromatic ropes that descends through the main stairwell. Photography by Calvin Jung. 

Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects. Project: Axiom Hotel, San Francisco. Standout: A celebration of the city’s cable cars takes the form of crisscross lighting and an installation of chromatic ropes that descends through the main stairwell. Photography by Calvin Jung. 

Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects. Project: Axiom Hotel, San Francisco. Standout: A celebration of the city’s cable cars takes the form of crisscross lighting and an installation of chromatic ropes that descends through the main stairwell. Photography by Calvin Jung. 

Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects. Project: Axiom Hotel, San Francisco. Standout: A celebration of the city’s cable cars takes the form of crisscross lighting and an installation of chromatic ropes that descends through the main stairwell. Photography by Calvin Jung. 

Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects. Project: Axiom Hotel, San Francisco. Standout: A celebration of the city’s cable cars takes the form of crisscross lighting and an installation of chromatic ropes that descends through the main stairwell. Photography by Calvin Jung. 

Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects. Project: Axiom Hotel, San Francisco. Standout: A celebration of the city’s cable cars takes the form of crisscross lighting and an installation of chromatic ropes that descends through the main stairwell. Photography by Calvin Jung. 

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