Miura Hotel, Celadna, Czech Republic
Giant figures by sculptor David Cerny lean against and sit on this sleek hotel giving the sharp, rusted-steel structure a cuddly, contemplative edge. This 44-room hotel on stilts, by Prague-based architects Labor 13, is dripping with design: works Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Damien Hirst and others, adorn the gallery-like walls. Doubles from €114.
Park Royal on Pickering, Singapore
Undulating sky-gardens embrace this Singapore city hotel in such a striking way it won
World Architecture News’s Hotel of the Year award (jointly). The 367-room hotel was designed by architects WOHA, and its 15,000sq m sky-gardens are double the size of the building. The garden comprises terraces, waterfalls and vertical planting. Doubles from SGD333 (€198).
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Zhejiang, China
Two levels underground make this building a complete oval. Set in Taihu Lake between Nanjing and Shanghai, it was designed by Chinese architect Ma Yansong (who once worked with Zaha Hadid). The lobby ceiling drips with 20,000 Swarovski and European natural crystals designed to resemble a wave. Doubles from CNY2,438 (€297).