When thinking of hotels, what comes to mind is the same old cookie-cutter design: Simple furnishings, minimal decor, neutral walls, etc. But a few hotels are realizing that some guests (ourselves included!) crave more than a standard anonymous space. From Australia to America, the following hotels hired big-name designers to create a space that’ll be remembered long after a stay. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!
Halcyon House, Australia
Designer: Anna Spiro
Why We Love It: No two rooms in this hotel are the same! The decor was sourced from all over the world, as well as estate sales and antique fairs. The best part of this hotel, besides the fun colors? Guests are greeted with an ice-cream cart as soon as they walk in!
The Parker Palm Springs, California
Designer: Jonathan Adler
Why We Love It: This villa makes us want to run to Palm Springs right now just to bask in the mid-century-inspired splendor. Not only does the hotel have a special Jonathan Adler showroom (of course), guests enjoy Hermes soaps in their bathroom. What’s not to love?
Viceroy Santa Monica, California
Designer: Kelly Wearstler
Why We Love It: The rich colors and eclectic decor are the opposite of every bland hotel you’ve ever stayed in.
Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos
Designer: Thom Filicia
Why We Love It: The soft hues and patterns throughout this hotel make it a perfect beach getaway.
Playa Grande Beach Club, Dominican Republic
Designer: Celerie Kemble
Why We Love It: This nine-bungalow resort sits near the gorgeous cerulean waters of the Dominican Republic, making it the ultimate getaway.
The Standard High Line, New York City
Designer: Roman and Williams
Why We Love It: It’s all about the amazing views of the Hudson River! OK, and the amazing rooftop bar that would be perfect during the summer months.
Blakes Hotel, London
Designer: Anouska Hempel
Why We Love It: The rooms are all decorated exquisitely using gorgeous, lush fabrics that just exude luxury.