Today is World Architecture Day, which is why Booking.com recommends the most beautiful accommodations with breathtaking architecture. From a wellness resort with Byzantine architecture to an iconic neo-futuristic hotel with an eclectic interior, there is something for every traveler who wants to be inspired by architecture on vacation.
Um, it’s an aesthetic.
These are the most beautiful residences with breathtaking architecture
We are happy to list the gems for you, because the eye also wants something in your holiday.
1. Casona Sforza, Mexico
Casona Sforza is located in Puerto Escondido, located on the west coast of Mexico. Located a stone’s throw from Zicatela beach, this architectural masterpiece was designed by Alberto Kalach. The home has a unique design, where the brick arches stand out in particular. The clean lines of the hotel blend harmoniously with the surroundings and contrast with the circular pool, while the neutral rooms create a sense of relaxation.
If you are not already inspired enough by this unique residence, you can participate in all kinds of activities in Puerto Escondido. For example, a visit to the scenic lagoon of Manialtepec, an adventurous horseback ride or an excursion where you can taste local cuisine and learn about traditional indigenous herbal medicine in Oaxaca.
2. Euporia Retreat, Greece
This property is located at the foot of Mount Taygetus in the middle of a private forest. It has a special design inspired by the Byzantine architecture of the city of Mystras. The high rooms and the catacomb-like passage on the first floor create a place of tranquility. Euphoria Retreat focuses on ancient Greek philosophy of physical and mental change. You can make use of personal advisors in the field of well-being and nutrition or you can pamper yourself and relax in the Euphoria Spa.
3. The Mandrake, England
The Mandrake is a short walk from Oxford Street in central London. It’s a luxury lifestyle hotel with eclectic, vibrant interiors and even its own art collection. The property has an artist in residence program where artists and guests interact to create unique works of art, such as video projections and photo exhibitions. The stylish rooms at the hotel are spread over four floors and overlook the central courtyard with its hanging gardens full of jasmine. After a long day enjoying the architecture of London, you can completely relax here in the evening.
4. City of Dreams, Macau
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, this neo-futuristic hotel in Macau is an iconic building where innovation and imagination meet. This property, which also holds a Booking.com Sustainable Travel badge for the steps it has taken to offer a more sustainable stay, has panoramic elevators that give you great views of the impressive interior. It is the first building in the world to use an exoskeleton, a special structure that eliminates the need for supporting walls on the floors. The building is 160 meters high, 40 floors above ground, and the interiors, designed by Peter Remedios, are done in neutral colors and timeless materials. Macau has even more to offer architecturally, such as the Macao Science Center, which is housed in a striking asymmetrical building that houses an award-winning planetarium.
5. Boutique Hotel Sensation, Indonesia
Boutique Hotel Sensation exudes calm and elegance. Located in Tabanan, Bali, it is a destination recommended by Booking.com travelers for nature, tranquility and relaxation. Located just a few steps from Pasut Beach, this luxurious property consists of three uniquely designed villas, inspired by the sky, sea and earth. The futuristic Cloud Villa is shaped like a cloud and has a turquoise pool that is very insta-worthy. The other two villas have a more traditional Balinese architecture, using natural materials such as bamboo, coconut and teak.
6. The Roozen Residence, Australia
Roozen Residence overlooks Prevelly Beach and is tucked among the green treetops. It is a designer home in the Margaret River area. The modern beach house was designed by Sydney architect Dale Jones-Evans and is also a Sustainable Travel accommodation from Booking.com. Each room with floor-to-ceiling windows offers unobstructed views of the sea.