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55 Extravagant Escapes

From Urban Ice Hotels to Designer Fairy Tale Hotels

— February 3, 2010 — World
Everyone knows that when you go on vacation, the one thing that can make or break the whole experience is the quality of the hotel. Even if you find yourself in a tropical paradise but wind up with a run down two star accommodation; your whole experience is compromised. So, before you eagerly take off on your next trip, I advise you have a look at these 55 Extravagant Escapes.

The places pictured here will blow your mind and re-affirm the statement “go big or go home”.
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Ultra-Clean Hotels
Ultra-Clean Hotels
No-Swine-Flu Guarantee to Revive Mexican Tourism
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Seattle Waterfront Hotels
Seattle Waterfront Hotels
‘Inn at the Market' Overlooks Elliot Bay & Pike Place Marke
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Rockstar Hotels
Rockstar Hotels
BackStage Amsterdam
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Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
The ME in Barcelona
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51
Football Stadium Hotels
Football Stadium Hotels
LateRooms.com Lets Manchester United Fans Sleep in ‘GreatRooms’
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50
High-Tech Hotels
High-Tech Hotels
The Marriott Woos Media Buffs
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49
Reality Chef Hotels
Reality Chef Hotels
Gordon Ramsay Opens ‘York and Albany' in London
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Healthy Hotels
Healthy Hotels
10 American Chains That Promise to Leave You Feeling Recharged
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Hotel Trends: Ultra Luxury and Mid Market Designer Hotels
Hotel Trends: Ultra Luxury and Mid Market Designer Hotels
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Ecoclectic Luxury Hotels
Ecoclectic Luxury Hotels
Hilton Denizen Brand Targets Globally-Conscious Modern Travelers
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Retro-Chic Historic Hotels
Retro-Chic Historic Hotels
'The Atlanta' Bangkok
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44
Revolving Hotels
Revolving Hotels
Hotel Marmara Antalya Rotates, Flotates and... Awesometates
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Beachside Casino Hotels
Beachside Casino Hotels
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa in St. Maarten
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Hip, Healthy Boutique Hotels
Hip, Healthy Boutique Hotels
Naumi Redefines Luxury
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Sexy Global Boutique Hotels
Sexy Global Boutique Hotels
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Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Bardessono Eco-Resort Nestled in the Napa Valley
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39
Urban Ice Hotels
Urban Ice Hotels
The Paris 'Kube' Hotel is Temporary but Tres Chic
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Goldfish Hotels
Goldfish Hotels
D-reizen Goudvissen Hotel at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
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37
Fashion Inspired Hotels
Fashion Inspired Hotels
Miss Sixty And Ralph Lauren
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36
Mod Hotels
Mod Hotels
Palacio del Retiro Has A Classical Shell Harboring Modern Romanticism
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35
Green Luxury Retreats
Green Luxury Retreats
Alila Hotels Developing Atoll Carefully
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Jell-O Mold Hotels
Jell-O Mold Hotels
The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi Features Veiled Design
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Time Capsule Hotels
Time Capsule Hotels
The Algonquin in NYC Stays True to its History
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Glowing Jelly Hotels (Update)
Glowing Jelly Hotels (Update)
The Abu Dhabi Yas Hotel is the World's Largest LED Structure
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Designer Hotels
Designer Hotels
Versace Expands Luxury Resort Brand
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Hip High-Brow Hotels
Hip High-Brow Hotels
'The George Hotel' Hamburg
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Rock Formation Hotels
Rock Formation Hotels
Tanzania's ‘House of Peace' Project Mimics Mother Nature
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Rock'n'Roll Hotels
Rock'n'Roll Hotels
The Sanctum Soho Boutique Hotel is Strictly for Rockers
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Detail-Specific Hotels
Detail-Specific Hotels
From All-Glass Hotels in Barcelona to Oil Drum Pools in Cancun
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Glassy Mediterranean Hotels
Glassy Mediterranean Hotels
W Barcelona Offers Spectacular Architecture Close to the City
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Haunted Hotels
Haunted Hotels
Spooky Stays in Canada
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Dragon-Shaped Hotels
Dragon-Shaped Hotels
The Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing Makes a Stunning Statement
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Boutique Hotel Fashion
Boutique Hotel Fashion
W Hotels Launches Apparel and Accessories Line
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New Luxury Hotel Series
New Luxury Hotel Series
Buddha-Bar Hotels & Resorts
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Fairy Tale Themed Hotels
Fairy Tale Themed Hotels
Grand Daddy's Goldilocks Trailer in South Africa
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Cruise Ship Hotels on Land
Cruise Ship Hotels on Land
$50 Million Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Mediterranean
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British-American Boutique Hotels
British-American Boutique Hotels
Firmdale Opens the Crosby Street Hotel in NYC
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Luxury Fashion Hotels
Luxury Fashion Hotels
Bvlgari Hotels Join Armani, Versace, Ralph Lauren and Miss Sixty
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Eco-Conscious Floating Hotels
Eco-Conscious Floating Hotels
The Aerohotel
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Art Gallery Hotels
Art Gallery Hotels
The LALALA Arthotel Features Rooms by 7 Different Artists
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Teeny Boutique Hotels
Teeny Boutique Hotels
David Carter Designs the Interior of London's Smallest Hotel
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Hotels That Inspire Creativity
Hotels That Inspire Creativity
Groovy Retro-Themed '25Hours Hotel' in Hamburg
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Stunning Waterfront Hotels
Stunning Waterfront Hotels
The Four Seasons Seattle Returns to Puget Sound
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12
Hidden Hotels
Hidden Hotels
The Underground London Hotel by Reardonsmith Architects
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11
Love Hotels
Love Hotels
The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan
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10
Extreme Hotels
Extreme Hotels
Luxury For Adrenaline Junkies + Building Itself is a Climbing Wall
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Designer Fairy Tale Hotels
Designer Fairy Tale Hotels
Maison Moschino
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Desert Skyscraper Hotels
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
The Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Are a Cool Oasis
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Flying Hotels
Flying Hotels
The ‘Hotelicopter' Is Elevated Lodging For the Adventurous and Affluent
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Black & White Boutique Hotels
Black & White Boutique Hotels
Habita Monterrey Delivers Affordable Luxury
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Swanky Luxury Hotels
Swanky Luxury Hotels
Thompson LES NYC
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4
Lavish Hi-Tech Hotels
Lavish Hi-Tech Hotels
Touch Screen Phones and TV Mirrors at the Chicago Elysian Hotel
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Billion Dollar Hotels
Billion Dollar Hotels
The Mardan Palace Luxury Surpasses Larger Than Life Status
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Hotels on Stilts
Hotels on Stilts
Angsana's InOcean Villas are Island-Free Vacations in the Maldives
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Love Hotels
Love Hotels
Japanese Culture Features Themed Lovemaking Rental Rooms (UPDATE)
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