You Won't BELIEVE How Cool These Hotels Look!

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The two towers of the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi are connected by a 700-foot curvilinear skin of steel and 5,800 diomand-shaped glass panels illuminated by an LED system at night.
The rooftop pool at the Yas Viceroy Hotel is found under the undulating veil of steel and glass.
— Courtesy YAS Viceroy Hotel
The 499-room Yas Viceroy Hotel was the first to be built straddling a Formula 1 racetrack.
— Courtesy YAS Viceroy Hotel
The exterior of the Axis Viana Hotel in Viana do Castelo, Portugal is made up of reflective aluminum, black glass, and green stone.
— Courtesy Axis Viana Hotel
The Axis Viana Hotel has 88 rooms that incorporate materials like wood, stone, and leather.
— Courtesy Axis Viana Hotel
The cantilever design of the Axis Viana Hotel changes the shape of the building depending upon your vantage point.
— Courtesy Axis Viana Hotel
The Axis Viana Hotel has a shimmering outdoor pool and views of the Lima River and Mount St. Luzia.
— Courtesy Axis Viana Hotel
Architect Max Pritchard designed Southern Ocean Lodge to blend into the dramatic surroundings of Australia's Kangaroo Island.
— Courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge
The 21 stark-white suites at Southern Ocean Lodge have floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the Southern Ocean.
— Courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge
Southern Ocean Lodge was constructed from lightweight materials like timber framing and iron cladding that could handle the challenge of building on precarious soil conditions.
— Courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge
The trio of 55-story towers that make up Singapore's Marina Bay Sands include hotel rooms, a museum, a casino, a convention center, and a waterfront promenade.
— Courtesy Timothy Hursley / Marina Bay Sands
There are an incredible 2,561 hotel rooms at the Marina Bay Sands.
— Courtesy Marina Bay Sands
Moshe Safdie, the architect of the Marina Bay Sands, has said one of the challenges was to "address the issue of megascale and invent an urban landscape that would work on the human scale." His solution was to design the complex around two central axes to give a sense of orientation.
— Courtesy Timothy Hursley / Marina Bay Sands
The three towers of Marina Bay Sands are connected by the two-and-a-half-acre SkyPark, which has gardens, an observatory, and a 492-foot swimming pool.
— Courtesy Marina Bay Sands
The two towers of the Bella Sky Comwell in Copenhagen each incline at a slightly different angle, which the architects sweetly say looks as if the towers are drawn to each other, "yet seem a little shy."
— Claus Starup
There are 200 different room shapes at the 812-room Bella Sky Comwell, including some where there are no 90-degree angles.
— Claus Starup
The geometric angles of the Bella Sky Comwell's exterior gives it a filigreed look.
— Claus Starup
The distinctive Miura Hotel in Celadná, Czech Republic, is made of concrete, sheet metal, Corian, stone, and violet glass.
— Courtesy Miura Hotel
The impressive art collection at the Miura Hotel includes a 30-foot-tall stainless-steel sculpture of a man pushing against the building, created by Czech artist David Černý.
— Courtesy Miura Hotel
The Miura Hotel's alignment gives all 44 rooms views of the surrounding Beskydy Mountains.
— Courtesy Miura Hotel
The Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel in Abu Dhabi is part of a $1 billion residential and retail complex.
The curved design of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel posed a challenge to the architects, since each floor slab is a different shape.
The 382 rooms at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel are as striking as the building itself.
The most striking features of the Radisson Blu Stockholm Waterfront Hotel is the conference center, with an exterior made up of 13 miles of semi-transparent stainless-steel rods.
— Courtesy Radisson Blu Stockholm Waterfront
The reflective rods at the Radisson Blu Stockholm Waterfront Hotel reflect the sky and water, and architect Hans Forsmark describes them as "a reminiscence of the Nordic Light."
— Courtesy Radisson Blu Stockholm Waterfront
Some of the 414 rooms at the Radisson Blu Stockholm Waterfront Hotel have views of the city's harbor.
— Courtesy Radisson Blu Stockholm Waterfront
New York's Hôtel Americano looks like a massive metal sculpture, perfect for its location in the gallery-filled Chelsea neighborhood.
— Jim Franco
The floors of the Hôtel Americano are connected by catwalks and wrapped in stainless-steel mesh.
— Jim Franco
The bar at Hôtel Americano has picture-perfect views of New York landmarks like the Empire State Building.
— Jim Franco
The Hotel Consolación, in the rural mountain town of Teruel, Spain, is made up of 10 freestanding, wood-clad modernist cubes.
— Jaime Font Furest
The sleek cubes at the Hotel Consolación create a beautiful juxtaposition with the groves of olive and almond trees that surround them.
— Jaime Font Furest
Besides the modern cubes, the Hotel Consolación includes a 14th-century hermitage that serves as a communal area for guests.
— Jaime Font Furest
The undulating concrete balconies at Chicago's Radisson Blu Aqua were designed to resemble the swirls and ripples of nearby Lake Michigan.
— Courtesy Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
One of the challenges of constructing the building that houses the Radison Blu Aqua was that each floor plate is a different shape, meaning a different concrete pour was required for each of the 82 stories.
— Courtesy Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Much of the building is designated for private residences, but the 334-room Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel allows you to spend the night in this new icon.
— Courtesy Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Hotel architects around the world are experimenting with elaborate shapes and awe-inspiring construction. Here are 11 jaw-dropping hotels with some seriously beautiful and travel-inspiring architecture.

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