Architectural Masterpiece: 9 Hotels You Won’t Believe Exist
The 20th century has become a century of experimentation. Having access to modern technology, architects and designers express their individuality by creating rather strange buildings – museums, business centers, and of course, hotels that hit imagination.
Below you will find the most incredible hotel design solutions. If you like luxurious and unusual hotels, we recommend renting a car and visiting at least one of them. Being in the USA, Rolls Royce rental in Portland Oregon will be a great addition to your trip. With such a car, you will feel like a real king, approaching to one of the following hotels…
Quinta Real Zacatecas Hotel – Zacatecas, Mexico
Looking like an ancient Roman amphitheater, the Quinta Real Zacatecas Hotel in Mexico was awarded the International Architecture Prize in 1989. The hotel is built around a former bullfighting arena of the 17th century, and as if personifies old Mexico with its colonial architecture.
This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of the picturesque colonial city of Zacatecas. It offers elegant rooms and a warm, historic atmosphere. Quinta Real Zacatecas elegantly combines 19th-century charm with ultramodern amenities.
Marques de Riscal Hotel – Elciego, Spain
A rather unusual hotel in terms architecture is located in the Spanish city of Elciego, which is known as the city of wine.
An interesting fact is that the hotel was designed by the eccentric American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry, who became famous throughout the world for the building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and a museum of contemporary art in Spain.
The hotel looks very stylish and modern, and the unique facade makes it the most recognizable building in the entire region.
Hotel Rose Rayhaan – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Before the world community came to their senses and appreciated the highest skyscraper Burj Khalifa, the United Arab Emirates beat another world record – this time we are talking about the tallest hotel in the world Rose Rayhaan.
Its height is 333 meters. It’s worth noting that the 72-story building of the hotel, which has the status of ‘non-alcoholic area’, is already listed in the Guinness Book of Records, ahead of its competitor in the list by 5 meters.
Clarion Hotel Sign – Stockholm, Sweden
Recently opened in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm, the Clarion Hotel Sign has already gained popularity and earned the love of travelers.
As it was planned by the Swedish architect Gert Wingardh, the hotel attracts tired tourists not only with its unusual external design, but also with the decoration of hotel rooms, each of which is made in the best traditions of Scandinavia.
Hotel Omm – Barcelona, Spain
It’s impossible to pass by the Spanish Hotel Omm located in the very center of Barcelona.
True, according to the plan of architect Jill Capello, the design of the hotel is designed not so much to surprise and possibly delight passers-by as to save hotel guests from the noise coming from the most famous shopping street in Barcelona – Passeig de Gracia, located next to with the Hotel Omm.
Hotel Marmara – Antalya, Turkey
Designed by a French architect, the Turkish Marmara Hotel is popular with tourists thanks to the 4-story Revolving Loft rotating enclosure. The building rotates around its axis 360 degrees, allowing a hotel guest to enjoy the view of the night city in the evening, and admire the sea surf in the morning.
Hotel Standard – New York, USA
At first glance, the massive Standard Hotel in New York, built according to the architectural design of Andre Balazs, seems to be floating in the air. The fact is that the hotel itself was raised on stilts so that freight trains could pass under it.
It’s important to note that tired travelers who decide to relax in the hotel will enjoy a pleasant surprise – the hotel rooms have breathtaking views of the city and the Hudson River.
Palace of the Lost City – Sun City, South Africa
Being originally planned as the legendary royal residence of the ancient masters, the Palace of the Lost City, located in the dense thickets of the tropics, is not in vain included in the category of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Waterfalls, man-made lakes, luxurious architecture and interior decoration of hotel rooms: for many travelers the hotel will be the place where dreams come true.
Hotel Glace – Quebec, Canada
The ice hotel was located in a picturesque place in Quebec near the Montmorency waterfall, and opened the doors for everyone for the first time in 2001.
As expected by the founder of the hotel Jacques Desbois, despite the cool climate prevailing in the building, the hotel is in great demand among tourists – about 500,000 travelers annually stay at the ice hotel.
Keep in mind that the hotel only works for 3 months – from the first week of January to the last week of March. Each year, the Glace Hotel is rebuilt in a completely new design, and in early January, a grandiose firework marks the opening of a new season.