We’re always looking for the best places to eat and drink when on vacation. But equally important is where to get a good night’s sleep. To help curate our list of the chicest hotels design lovers are visiting, we teamed up with The Venue Report, a collection of extraordinary hotels, venues, restaurants, experiences and homes from across the globe. Whether you’re taking a family vacation, going on a girls’ weekend, or just looking for a new staycation destination, you’ll want to add these design-forward hotels to your travel bucket list.

Bar area with gold bar, teal leather barstools, and maroon armchairs at The Williamsburg Hotel
Photo courtesy of The Williamsburg Hotel

1. The Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn

Located in the center of the Brooklyn social scene, The Williamsburg Hotel is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or grabbing a casual drink with friends. The lobby bar is full of vintage charm with chevron parquet flooring, tufted leather bar stools, and velvet seating options throughout the space. Spending the night? Kick back and relax in one of the richly tiled guest rooms, enjoy a cup of coffee with views of the city skyline, and borrow one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes to explore like a local.

Bright hotel room with distressed wood accent wall and blue tufted armchair at Lokal in Philadelphia
Photo by Heidi’s Bridge

2. Lokal, Philadelphia

Spend a weekend living like a Philadelphian when you stay at Lokal Hotel, a design-driven hotel that features just six apartment-style suites. An industrial mix of Mid-Century Modern decor and historic charm, this boutique hotel was designed by Chairish Design Stars Jersey Ice Cream Co. Located in the heart of Old City, the hotel offers a highly curated Philadelphia experience, featuring the best places to eat, drink, and explore throughout the city. Consider your itinerary planned!

Ivy-covered dining room with diamond tile floor at Le Sirenuse in Positano
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3. Le Sirenuse, Positano

Chances are you’ve seen Le Sirenuse all over your Instagram feed, including our own. Built right into the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast in the village of Positano, Le Sirenuse is a luxury boutique hotel featuring high-end suits and a variety of beautiful dining spaces. We can’t get enough of Ristorante La Sponda, the ivy-ceilinged dining room in which guests can dine on Michelin starred Mediterranean fare.

Brutalist cement exterior of Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah with white modular lounge chairs
Photo by Scott Clark Photo

4. Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah

Surrounded by dramatic plateaus and a landscape that takes on the colors of the sunset, Amangiri offers an unforgettably peaceful experience. Featuring a contemporary southwestern vibe and situated on 600 acres, Utah’s most famous luxury hotel was designed to complement its surroundings. The desert oasis, which features picturesque outdoor spaces, natural hues and materials, and stunning views, provides a spacious, yet intimate setting from which to experience the beautiful region year round.

Beachy seating area with framed line drawings and orange textile rug at the Surfrider in Malibu
Photo by Jessica Menda

5. The Surfrider, Malibu

Originally built in 1953, The Surfrider reopened in 2017 as a design-forward beach hotel and is located on the Pacific Coast Highway. Malibu’s favorite modern California beach house consists of 20 rooms total, a library, a guest-only roof deck bar and restaurant, complimentary custom-made surfboards, available for use for guests, and an outdoor shower. Perfect for staycations and road-trip destinations-alike, the luxurious beach house serves up serious old school vibes with the feel of a classic California roadside motel.

Hotel room with metal canopy bed, wood-piled fireplace, and antique wood furniture at Artist Residence in London
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6. Artist Residence, London

Located in the Pimlico conservation area of London, Artist Residence London is the city’s most enviably eclectic boutique hotel. Originally a public house built in 1852, the luxe 10-bedroom townhouse is full of vintage furniture and charm. The hotel also features a popular neighborhood restaurant, 64 Degrees, where you must try the spicy chicken wings with kimchi. Then head down to the basement and enter the secret cocktail bar which will transport you back in time to a prohibition-era speakeasy.

Modern seating area with rounded mirror, leaf wallpaper, and egg chair at Hotel Henriette in Paris
Photo by Hervé Goluza

7. Hotel Henriette, Paris

Perfectly Parisian, Hotel Henriette is located on a small cobblestone street in the center of Paris, a short walk from the Latin quarter. Designer Vanessa Scoffier describes the 32-room guesthouse as a “bohemian and intimate house, full of emotions, with a soul, a story.” Each color-blocked room features its own personality, full of iconic designs and timeless pieces, offering a renewed experience with each visit. This plush velvet living space has us itching to give our own homes a makeover.


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March 21, 2019

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