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Get a Room with a View Wherever You Go

The specialty hotel renaissance is in full bloom. As travelers seek niche experiences and one-of-a-kind destinations, where they stay has become just as important as what they do. In celebration of the 2016 edition of The Design Hotels™ Book, we have collected the top 10 relaxing views featured in our new release. Peruse our selection below, or see the full scope of concept hotels from around the world in The Design Hotels™ Book.

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Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

What is a tropical vacation without a sweet treat? The Boucan provides both a breathtaking view over Saint Lucia’s balmy rainforests and fresh foods and desserts grown on the island’s oldest cocoa estate. The eco-conscious design of the lodges and verandas offer a tropical escape with a deep connection to the natural landscape and environment of Saint Lucia.


Felissimo Exclusive Hotel

The Felissimo Exclusive Hotel in Balneario Camboriu is a beachside beauty in Brazil. With only ten rooms and lofts, the hotel offers a taste of the bed-and-breakfast hospitality that owners Grace and Robert Schramm intended when they first opened the estate.


Casa Malca

Casa Malca is on the quiet south-side of Tulum, a revered and historic site in Mayan history. Pairing white-sand beaches with crystal-clear water, the house offers a pristine and well-preserved getaway for travelers who need a break from the hustle-and-bustle of the city.


Rockhouse Hotel

The Rockhouse Hotel is perched atop scenic bliss of Negril’s Pristine Cove in Jamaica. The villa is equal parts romantic and adventurous: overlooking the Caribbean waters and with the thatched roofs and use of local timber, each room references the vernacular architecture of the local beat.


Pedras Salgadas Spa & Natural Park

This set of 12 modular ecohouses, two tree-houses, and one cottage emphasizes the exciting possibilities that sustainable architecture offers. The pre-fabricated modules were designed to blend into the lush backdrop of trees native to Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal.


Hôtel Americano

This midtown Manhattan skyscraper blends New York City’s modern hustle with a distinctly Latin soul and relaxed attitude. For guests who need a further escape from the metropolitan rush, the famed High Line and Hudson River Park are minutes away by foot or bicycle.


Grand Hotel Central

Established in the Twenties by architect Adolf Florensa, the Grand Hotel Central takes its form from the vernacular of skyscrapers in Chicago and New York. Now under the ownership of Pau Guardans, the Barcelona hideaway is a mainstay in the fashionable El Born district.


Habita Monterrey

Habita Monterrey is the seventh property by Mexican hoteliers Grupo Habita, and the group’s renowned eye for style, innovation, and contemporary design is reflected in every corner and wall of the curvilinear residence in Monterrey, Mexico. The floorplan features a rooftop pool, terrace, and 260-degree view of the mountains surrounding Habita Monterrey.


Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud is situated in Bali’s picturesque Ayung River valley, and the 68-room property features an infinity pool and a horizon that extends straight into the Indonesian jungle below. Hotelier Mark Edleson also added local flourishes—such as the traditional structure of a Balinese village that guided the layout of Alila Ubud—to inspire visitors to explore the local cultures off-site.



For a cooler retreat, Chetzeron in Crans-Montana offers one an unprecedented view of the Swiss Alps. The 16 rooms and suites have panoramic views of major Alpine peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc.

All images are featured in The Design Hotels™ Book

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