Eco Camp in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia

One of the world’s most stunning national parks is in Chile. Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is home to world famous Paine mountain range, as well as a number of gorgeous valleys, rivers, and glaciers. And EcoCamp Patagonia is right in the middle of it all. Not quite a hotel but not exactly camping either, this glamping location is made up of a series of geodesic domes. The camp offers luxury suite dome lofts, standard lofts, a central community dome, as well as a relaxing Yoga Dome for group and individual classes. EcoCamp, as the name would suggest, is run by renewable energy, and practices radically sustainable methods like its sourcing of local foods for all meals. But more than just featuring an environmentally conscious approach and unique accommodations, this hotel offers up easy access to hiking, bicycling, and climbing in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. All things said, a stay here goes for about $2,500 per week. And don’t forget to check stunning photos of Patagonia.

Creative Twisted Hotel in China by Bengo Studio

Timber-clad rooms are stacked vertically and rotated around a spiral staircase to form this hotel in China’s Anhui province, treating guests to 360-degree views of the surrounding tree-covered mountains. Shanghai architecture office Bengo Studio designed the Qiyunshan Tree House hotel for a clearing in the Huangshan mountains. By setting the rooms one on top of the other rather than side by side, the architects aimed to ensure the best possible views for guests visiting the densely forested area. A twisting road curls around one side of the property on its ascent into the mountains and links with the first of the hotel’s wood-covered volumes. A curving glass wall runs along one side of this stilted entrance block, which leads into the centre of the tower. A bedroom, bathroom, lounge, viewing room and roof deck are stacked in separate blocks directly above the entrance hall, while a further bedroom and bathroom are set below. The rooms are arranged around a spiral staircase in the centre of the plan. They are rotated away from each other to create terraces that give different aspects on the scenery. Large windows fill the end wall of the blocks, while glass doors in the flanks link with the adjoining terraces. The blocks, which collectively give the hotel a floor plan of 120 square metres, are staggered in height to create a split-level arrangement within. The walls of the rooms are finished simply with white-painted walls and floors covered in wooden boards that match the external cladding, placing the emphasis very much on the views.

Incredible Tree-House Hotel in Canada

Free Spirit Spheres are located on a coastal and heavily forested portion of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. These spheres truly look like they’re from another world. Each of the three distinct dwellings are hoisted high above the ground and sit amongst the fir and pine trees. One of the three is 9 feet in diameter, while the other two measure in at 10.5 feet, allowing more than enough room to sit and enjoy the views. In addition to accessing to these suspended pods, when staying at the Free Spirit Spheres resort guests have the ability to spend time in the sauna, and are just a quick trip from nearby Qualicum Beach. Prices for the cabins start at $133 a night. s

Night At Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania

If you’re looking for something spooky to do this Halloween, you couldn’t get much more haunting than this. Airbnb has announced that Bran Castle in Romania, also known as “Dracula’s Castle”, will be listed on its website for the night of October 31. Two brave souls will have the chance to spend Halloween in the imposing medieval fortress, which is located in the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania. Bram Stoker, the author of the 19th century classic, was said to have based Dracula’s residence on Bran Castle – though he only ever read about the monument and never actually visited Romania. The guests will be hosted by Dacre Stoker, the Irish author’s great nephew who is, Airbnb says, “a well-respected vampire expert and passionate advocate of his great uncle’s novel.” Airbnb is running a global competition to win the spooky stay. To enter, would-be vampire hunters must write a short passage on what they would say if they came “face-to-fang” with Count Dracula. The winners will be invited to recreate the story of Stoker’s protagonist Jonathan Harker, arriving at their destination by horse-drawn carriage before dining on a “blood-enriching meal” and bedding down for the night in “luxurious velvet trimmed Dracula coffins.” This year’s competition winners will be subject to a series of rules which ban any garlic or “garlic-scented items” from the residence, as well as silver jewellery and holy symbols. The guests are also advised to close all curtains and warned that, “the count is not a fan of mirror selfies.”

Hillside Holiday Glass Homes in New Zealand

Made entirely from glass, including the floors, walls, and ceiling, these small off the grid  PurePods offer visitors to New Zealand an experience unlike any other. There are three locations, with each pod siting out in the open on land situated an hour or two from Christchurch , they’re completely secluded from the rest of the rest of civilization and let guests connect with nature in a way they’ve never been able to before. To get to your PurePod, you take a short hike to your private oasis and are left to your own devices for the remainder of your stay. Despite their off-the-grid nature, these pods provide a luxurious stay and include all of the amenities you would find in a normal hotel room. There’s a small kitchen and dining area for cooking and eating, as well as games and reference books to help keep you entertained when you aren’t exploring. There’s a bedroom with crisp linens and a comfortable bed, with three sides of the room surrounded by glass. In the bathroom, there’s a flush toilet and a shower with amazing views of the valley. Once the sun has tucked behind the mountains for the night, it’s time to get into bed to see the stars in a way you’ve never seen them before. The glass ceiling and lack of light pollution mean you’ll get to experience the cosmos in all of their glory, twinkling, shining, and shooting all night long. During the day, 360 degree views of the breathtaking landscape surrounding the pods, and the complete isolation from the rest of the world helps you feel like you’ve really escaped from every day life. No phone service, no roads, and no people mean you can enjoy nature and the company of of whoever you bring with you to the fullest.

Unique Hotel La Dimora di Metello

In the southern part of Italy in the historical town of Matera, are world famous cave-dwellings. Carved thousands of years ago, these caves that were once homes and churches have recently been turned into a contemporary tourist hotel. Designed by Manca Studio, 300 square meters of cave-dwellings were developed and restored to create a common area, a spa, and 4 suites for the La Dimora di Metello Hotel. Each room of the hotel is in the grotto style and features walls made from tuff (a rock made from volcanic ash) and plaster to compliment the existing texture of the cave walls. The interior design of the spaces uses wood details, neutral fabrics and simple details to create a minimal earthy feel reminiscent of the caves history but that’s also exceptionally contemporary and modern. The existing infrastructure meant that the designers had to be resourceful and creative with how they went about adding new walls and installing the modern luxuries people want when they stay in a hotel. The white walls, added both for privacy and to increase the amount of functional space, make a simple statement, while details like the Lucite staircase and modern bathrooms, add a feeling of luxury. The combination of all of these elements makes this hotel a perfect mix of the traditional and the contemporary. Photography by Pierangelo Laterza.

12 Of The World’s Most Extraordinary Swimming Pools

As swimming pools get built, new standards are being set in luxury, comforts and amenities. With infinity pools having become mainstream, the trend is to have pools in unique locations such as skyscrapers. Here are 12 of the world’s most extraordinary swimming pools.

5 Of The World’s Unusual Hotels

For some, a clean king’s size bed and five-stars are all that it takes to enjoy a stay in one of a few hotels rooms. However, some people would like to push the limits and try to book hotels which are not usually considered being conventional – as a matter of fact, sometimes people just travel in order to spend their night at indeed unusual and extraordinary hotels.

Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam

This thrilling hotel in Harlingen, Netherlands, will provide a novel sleeping experience for guests if they have the head for heights to stay there.The Faralda Crane Hotel is just that, a boutique hotel with just three suites, that are located inside a crane in Amsterdam. There are two elevators that provide access to the Panoramic Lounge at 15 meters high and the three luxury suites in the top of the crane at 35 – 50 meters high.

Glacier National Park – Izaak Walton Inn

The Izaak Walton Inn is a unique family-owned retreat that borders the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Open year round ,Izaak Walton Inn provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Izaak Walton Inn is an Alpine Lodge located in Essex, MT. Apart from main building this hotel feature a few luxury suits located inside old caboose.

Amazing Hotel at 9,000ft in the French Alps

Today we want to show an mazing place to stay at really high level. This cable car gives guests a rare view of the French Alps from an altitude of 9,000 feet. From the suite, travelers can admire La Saulire, the highest point in the Courchevel resort, and, in the morning, they will be first in line to ski the pristine slopes. The uncommon hotel is furnished with two beds so that it can fit up to four occupants. The travelers will enjoy a journey up the mountains on snowmobile, fine food and wine, and an unparalleled, 360° view of the snowy landscape. There’s no television and no ice service, just an extraordinary experience you can go on about for the rest of your life. In a scary-good giveaway, Airbnb is now offering an all-inclusive overnight stay (valued at approximately 2,000EUR) to one lucky party. To enter the contest, simply tell Airbnb UK why you and yours deserve the best.

Romantic Hotels In Los Angeles

When you’re in the mood for romance, the ideal setting is a luxurious hotel in a hot location like California. Flights to Los Angeles are regularly available for booking; as such going to the City of Angels for a vacation or business trip can be done without any hassle. Couples can easily find a hotel that speaks of timeless chic, but retains an air of comfort and genuine hospitality.

Hotel Designs in Dubai

Dubai has grown from a small desert village to a vast city that draws millions of tourists every year. Dubai has hundreds of hotels, with the highest hotel occupancy rates in the world. New hotels are constantly being planned and built in every imaginable style and design.

City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Construction has started on the City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects in Cotai, Macau. “Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Including extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope. The design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids which carve through the its centre of the tower, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces. The tower’s exposed exoskeleton reinforces the dynamism of the design. Expressive and powerful, this external structure optimizes the interior layouts and envelops the building, further defining its formal composition and establishing relationships with the new Cotai strip. The project is expected to open in early 2017.”

Luxury Songjiang Hotel under Waterfall in China

Atkins has won an international competition to design a five-star resort hotel set within a beautiful water-filled quarry in the Songjiang district close to Shanghai in China. Its stunning concept designs inspired by the natural water and landscape features of the quarry captured the imagination of judges to quash competition from two other international firms. The innovative design of 400-bed resort hotel stands two levels higher that the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. It will incorporate conference facilities for up to 1,000 people, a banqueting centre, restaurants, cafes and sports facilities. Sustainability is integral to the design ranging from using green roofing for the structures above the ground level to geothermal energy extraction. An aquatic theme runs through the design both visually and functionality. Two underwater levels will house a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-meter deep aquarium. The lowest level of the hotel will contain a leisure complex with a swimming pool and water-based sports. An extreme sports centers for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel.

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

The Chinese-based Sheraton hotel chain is planning an aggressive expansion in 2013, opening 30 new branches in the Asia-pacific area and four in Africa and the middle east; 15 alone will open in China within the year. The “Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort” is perhaps the most striking of this endeavor, designed by Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. It could be described as horseshoe shaped, or maybe as a partially submerged bold serif-faced ‘O’, or even possibly a dipped elongated donut, but no matter how you describe it, the newly opened Sheraton Hushou Hot Spring Resort is not your average looking hotel.

Drop Eco-Hotel by IN-TENTA

If you like to travel but don’t want to stay in usual hotels in usual places then this interesting project worty for your attention. It allows to stay where you want! DROP is a moveable suite suitable for being placed wherever you want. “The design is slightly elevated to avoid contact with the soil so as not to interfere with the environment when it’s removed. Spherical transparencies on either end can be positioned to face the most desirable views while bringing guests into direct contact with nature. For the modern nomad, these eco-friendly ‘rooms’ are not only sustainable but surprisingly comfortable and perfectly integrated on the surrounding landscape. It’s especially suitable for anyone who has an inherent yearning for nature but doesn’t want to negatively impact on the environment.” Take a look!

B&B Hotels Print Ads by Publicis

B&B Hotels has collaborated with German advertising agency Publicis and launched this incredibly amusing print campaign. The images promote bed and breakfast hotel. It seems like a perfect idea – to present bed in a shape of breakfast. Simple and funny, it captures the essence of the company in an original and stylish way. Have fun!

The Water Discus Underwater Hotel

Another innovation came to Dubai. This time Deep Ocean Technology designed Water Discus Hotel that will be constructed in Dubai shortly. "Water Discus Hotels comprise two discs – an underwater and above-water one. This combination will allow guests to admire the depths of the ocean while making the most of the warm climate. The two parts of the structure are connected by three solid legs and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairway. The size of each disc has been adjusted to local conditions." Guests will have opportunity to sleep deep in the ocean and to take bath on the upper deck. "Twenty-one hotel rooms are submersed in the center of a vibrant coral reef with enchanting views of sea life, illuminated with special lighting systems, and offer the use of miniature underwater vehicles equipped with macro photography, operated from your suite, to provide a closer look at the tiniest of creatures. Due to the innovative design comprising individual modules that can be detached and replaced with new ones, Water Discus can also be expanded into a bigger resort complex, and may be constructed and reconstructed anywhere in the world, creating opportunities to live underwater on a permanent basis in an unlimited string of locations. " Stunning hotel!

Hütten Palast Hotel in Berlin

When we talk about in what hotel to stay at night we hardly imagine something different than ordinary suits with ordinary furniture. Ok, sometimes with very interesting interiors and creative furniture. But definetly we don’t mean staying at camping. But wonderful little hotel in Berlin called Hütten Palast offers us an unique opportunity to stay in camping but with hotel’s comfort. Suits are decorated in such way that you’ll get the feeling you’re actually camping outside. And at the same time this unusual hotel isn’t expencive.