Not much of an old soul? If you are not looking for some old world charm, then this is just the list you need to read.

There are plenty of hotels and homestays across the globe that have been designed by some of the finest architects of recent history. Not only are they as luxurious as the palaces and mansions turned hotels, but they are also sure to bring a breath of fresh air to your adventures. Each location, establishment, tells an interesting story about the architects, their styles, techniques and gives us an understanding of their vision of home living and design.

Burj Al Arab

Architect: Tom Wright of WKK Architects / Atkins
Opened: December 1999

Romero, Kyle Jerome B., Kyle 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Il Sereno Hotel

Architect/Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Opened:  August 2016

Via Torrazza 10, Lake Como, Italy

Armani Hotel Dubai (Burj Khalifa)

Architects: Adrian Smith / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 
Opened: January 4, 2010

1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Naka Phuket

Architect: Duangrit Bunnag
Opened: 2014

Kathu Tambon Kathu, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket, Thailand

One & Only Palmilla

Architect: Girvin Associates in 1956 and Hill Glazier Architects in 2003
Opened: 1956

Carr Transpeninsular, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

Balancing Barn

Architects: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, Frans de Witte and Gijs Rikken / MVRDV
Opened: 2010

Thorington, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Alila Seminyak

Architect: Gaurang Khemka / URBNarc
Opened: 2015

Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Still Bend

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Opened: 1938

Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Fushengyu Hotspring

Architect: AIM Architecture
Opened: 2015

Sichuan, China

Neuendorf House

Architects: Crispin Osborne / John Pawson + Claudio Silvestrin
Opened: 1991

Mallorca, Spain

Naman Spa

Architect: Nguyen Hoang Manh / MIA Design Studio
Opened: 2015

Da Nang, Da Nang, Vietnam

The Winged House

Architect: Ko Shiou Hee, Leong Lai Ping, Elita Ong / K2LD Architects
Opened: 2012


Canberra Hotel

Architect: Bates Smart / Bates Smart
Opened: 2015

Canberra, Australia

Zaborin Hotel

Architect: Makoto Nakayama
Opened: June 2015

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Nobu Ryokan

Architect: Montalba Architects
Opened: 2015

Malibu, California

Cover photo by Imre Solt | Wikimedia Commons

Tags: Design, Architecture, Hotels, Arts And Culture, Modern, Homestays