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Here Are The Hotels We Stayed At In 2017

Whether you’re travelling for work, family, social events or pure leisure, here are our pick of the latest boutique design hotels that have opened their doors this year.

The Warehouse Hotel
Old world charm and modern day industrial design cues characterise The Warehouse Hotel. The Heritage Listed building along the old Straits of Malacca trade route in Singapore is situated in an area with a rich history: secret societies, underground activity and liquor distilleries. Upon completed of the meticulous restoration and the end result is a 37-room hotel that marries the old with the new.


The Bulgari Hotel
Debuting earlier this year at Genesis Beijing, The Bulgari Hotel is situated in a mixed-use complex heralded by its sustainable drive, community focus and hopes of bringing together the work of some of the best international design minds: Tadao Ando, Enzo Enea, and Kohn Pedersen Fox. The hotel weaves together the art and nature that is to be an integral part of the Genesis Beijing proposition.
Bulgari Hotel Beijing pool


Since opening its doors mid-2017, Carr Design has picked up a slew of design awards for their work on Jackalope. Located on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, the new boutique design hotel is redefining what luxury means for the modern traveller; business, tourism, or other. Monolithic, almost brutal, the metal-clad structure resets the template of the boutique hotel experience at the same time as revolutionising the cellar door.


Blossom Dreams Hotel
The Blossom Dreams Hotel is positioned against the absolutely serene mountains of Xiatang, in Yangshuo, China. Deciding on the location for the hotel’s first incarnation was easy, yet the design had to be scrupulously considered, to augment and not compete with the exterior setting. Chinese firm, Co-Direction Interior Design, took reigns over the architecture, landscape and interior design to ensure a holistic artistic vision guided all aspects of the project.
Blossom Dreams Hotel Co Direction Interior Design rooftop terrace


Piermont Retreat
Leveraging off the cult-status cool of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art, and with world-class local produce to tempt the most discerning travelling gourmand, Tassie is now attracting a contemporary breed of style-savvy tourists. And where do they stay when they’re in town? On Tasmania’s picturesque eastern coast, with interiors by Hecker Guthrie, one option may be at the Piermont Retreat.