Traveling to Australia? Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney are the options to find the best design hotels for your stay. Delight yourself with the incredible design and enjoy it!
Award-winning Argentinean designer Alexander Lotersztain, a true global nomad, conceived the hotel as a holistic design experience; one where guests feel special, but are not afraid of jumping into the bed like it was their own. His close attention to detail is reflected in all of the hotel’s facets, from each of the cozy 21 rooms to the hip rooftop lounge bar and seasonal open-air cinema. Guests are welcomed with an iPod music system, L’Occitane toiletries, and the finest linens – not to mention a kitchenette and either balcony or courtyard. The eye-catching facade that reproduces the hotel’s limestone logo makes it a bonafide design statement, as well as an urban landmark.
The NewActon precinct is Canberra’s new cultural hub, the main place where business and culture travelers, art lovers, students, and locals all mingle. One uniquely Australian hotel stands out in this distinctive destination: Hotel Hotel, a holistic concept from the Australia-based Molonglo Group, founded on fertile principles of sustainability, community, diversity, and lifestyle. The hotel is located on three levels of the Nishi residential building, a sustainable “vertical village” that contains within it facilities delivering the best of global cinema, independent book and pop-up stores, music, and local cafés and bars. An exquisite grand stair, handcrafted from re-used and salvaged timbers, leads visitors to a hotel foyer more reminiscent of a living room than a lobby. The hotel public spaces are fashioned from humble materials, while bespoke furniture commissions, art, and collected objects feature in all of Hotel Hotel’s 68 rooms and 31 hotel apartments.
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Imagine New York of the 1980s with its tremendous art, early hip hop, and punk rock scenes. Then translate that vitality to a hotel on the Lower East Side. Put together you get The Ludlow Hotel. The love child of of New York hoteliers Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier, and Richard Born, the hotel also evokes the neighborhood’s rich history—from the “Gangs of New York” era to Jewish immigration to the wild art and music scenes. The stunning result is seen as soon as you walk through the steel and glass doors of the lobby into a lounge with oak-paneled walls, antique chandeliers, and Parisian- and New Orleans-inspired craft cocktails. The 184 rooms have a lofty industrial vibe with big casement windows, furry throws on chairs, and lavish bathrooms. And the hotel’s eagerly awaited restaurant, Dirty French by Major Food Group, serves Gallic classics with a New York sensibility.
Set within the heritage-listed Gowings department store and State Theatre in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, the surrounding area is brimming with culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design, while still being within easy reach of sandy beaches. The 200 guestrooms come in 12 different edgy design styles that reference the buildings’ past. The lobby, linked to the bustle of Market Street, invites guests in with a lively buzz, while the luxurious day spa, as well as the restaurant, lounge, and bar, attract stylish locals.