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The Top Design Hotels

15. FAENA HOTEL BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
The Top Design Hotels
These 15 winning design hotels reflect the best in distinctive style around the globe, in big cities stretching from Bangkok to Berlin to Buenos Aires, plus a surprise contender in Nicaragua. Just be forewarned: Their compelling sense of place, refined craftsmanship, use of authentic materials, and meticulous public spaces might make it easy to forget that there’s a world yet to explore outside the hotel’s front door. Read on for the best design hotels in our AFAR Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards.
By AFAR Staff
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    15. FAENA HOTEL BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
    15. FAENA HOTEL BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
    For more information: Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
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    14. TRIBAL HOTEL, GRANADA, NICARAGUA
    14. TRIBAL HOTEL, GRANADA, NICARAGUA
    For more information: Tribal Hotel 
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    13. DAS STUE, BERLIN, GERMANY
    13. DAS STUE, BERLIN, GERMANY
    For more information: Das Stue
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    12. HAM YARD HOTEL, LONDON, ENGLAND
    12. HAM YARD HOTEL, LONDON, ENGLAND
    For more information: Ham Yard Hotel 
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    11. FASANO, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
    11. FASANO, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
    For more information: Fasano
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    10. ELLERMAN HOUSE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
    10. ELLERMAN HOUSE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
    For more information: Ellerman House 
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    9. THE SIAM HOTEL, BANGKOK, THAILAND
    9. THE SIAM HOTEL, BANGKOK, THAILAND
    For more information: The Siam Hotel
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    8. THE UPPER HOUSE, HONG KONG, CHINA
    8. THE UPPER HOUSE, HONG KONG, CHINA
    For more information: The Upper House
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    7. LAS ALCOBAS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
    7. LAS ALCOBAS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
    For more information: Las Alcobas
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    6. THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION, MIAMI, FLORIDA
    6. THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION, MIAMI, FLORIDA
    For more information: The Miami Beach EDITION
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    5. PARK HYATT NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY
    5. PARK HYATT NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY
    For more information: Park Hyatt
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    4. CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
    4. CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
    For more information: Conservatorium Hotel 
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    3. J.K. PLACE FIRENZE, FLORENCE, ITALY
    3. J.K. PLACE FIRENZE, FLORENCE, ITALY
    For more information: J.K. Place Firenze
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    2. ACE HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
    2. ACE HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
    For more information: Ace Hotel
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    1. IL SERENO LAGO DI COMO, LAKE COMO, ITALY
    1. IL SERENO LAGO DI COMO, LAKE COMO, ITALY
    The first new hotel in decades to open on Lake Como’s glittering shores made its appearance in mid-summer 2016 on a sun-dappled promontory near the village of Torno. In addition to being the new kid on the block, Il Sereno has also brought a modern sensibility to a region where luxury typically takes on a gilded, Old World aesthetic. Envisioned by Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola, this lakeside hotel takes cues from the history of the area, but skews contemporary and relaxed with a design that highlights natural materials such as stone, wood, and wool, and a color palate of greens and blues inspired by the surroundings. 

    For more information: Il Sereno Lago di Como
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    What’s Next. . .
    What’s Next. . .
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