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      Company Presentation Design Hotels

      Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 270 independent hotels in 50 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original," someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture.

      Design Hotels™ Community

      Connecting like-minded travelers

      Over the past 20 years, we’ve attracted people around us looking for authentic experiences – fellow travelers who want to immerse themselves in the local culture. Along the road they also hope to discover new things about themselves. In each property around the globe, there is a special place for our community – come and revel in the magic of traveling with us. 

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      Every single member provides an individual, aesthetic and service-driven hotel experience and reflects the vision of an independent hotelier - an “Original” with a passion for cultural authenticity and genuine hospitality that is rooted and enhanced by thought-provoking design and architecture. Each of the hotels is “Made by Originals”!

      Made By

      Originals

      Nowadays “design hotels” have become a hotel segment. So what makes our member hotels so special? Each offers far more than a designer chair in the lobby; every hotel in our collection provides a specific experience. Architecture, design, service, gastronomy and other special qualities such as the perfect location come together like interlocking pieces of a puzzle to form a consistent and coherent concept. 

      Made By
      Originals

      Nowadays “design hotels” have become a hotel segment. So what makes our member hotels so special? Each offers far more than a designer chair in the lobby; every hotel in our collection provides a specific experience. Architecture, design, service, gastronomy and other special qualities such as the perfect location come together like interlocking pieces of a puzzle to form a consistent and coherent concept. 

      Every single member provides an individual, aesthetic and service-driven hotel experience and reflects the vision of an independent hotelier - an “Original” with a passion for cultural authenticity and genuine hospitality that is rooted and enhanced by thought-provoking design and architecture. Each of the hotels is “Made by Originals”!

      DESIGN HOTELS™ PROJECTS

      The value of the temporary

      Not long ago, Papaya Playa came to life on a pristine beach in Tulum, Mexico, as a temporary retreat for likeminded, creative individuals to unwind and connect with self and nature. The inspiring feedback we received emboldened us to create another “pop up” hospitality experience; this time in Greece with the San Giorgio Mykonos, a re-envisioning of 1960’s bohemian charm. And we proudly followed that up with another one-of-a-kind temporary bastion, Design Hotels™ Project Rio, set in Rio de Janeiro’s hip Santa Teresa neighborhood. Though each of these properties is unique, all perfectly embody our goal to create shifting hubs where one can seek personal enrichment through travel, art, and culture. These are spots where we can connect and find each other. And ourselves.

      Design Hotels™

      is Finding Infinity

      We’ve traveled the world looking for hotel owners whose creativity extends beyond the visual. Yes, these inventive spirits create rare, independent-minded hotels, but they also are global thinkers whose local actions make them responsible players in their communities. These Originals and their hotels serve as beacons, connecting their guests to the land and locals around them.

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