Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 462,655 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,215 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 462,655 cutting edge ideas.

51 Examples of Hybrid Hotels

From Tent-Like Pod Hotels to Hybrid Bookstore Hotels

— August 20, 2015 — World
These unique hybrid hotels challenge conventions by incorporating multi-functionality and creativity into their designs. Planning a trip can be a difficult process -- from booking flights, hotels and attractions -- leading most people to search for something near a city's center or right in the heart of downtown. These hotels prove that interesting architecture can be a city's main attraction and are often the reason someone may want to visit a specific part of the world.

Tokyo's Hybrid bookstore hotel is perfect for travellers and bookworms who want to tackle multiple interests in one trip. The Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel in the Swiss Alps also gives travelers a more authentic and scenic experience than urban accommodations. Moreover, a hybrid hotel-tent houses visitors right in the middle of the great outdoors, leaving them fully immersed in a natural landscape.
6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
51
Guilty Fast Food Motels
Guilty Fast Food Motels
The BK Motel in New Zealand Encourages Users to Cheat on Beef
<
50
Marijuana-Friendly Hotels
Marijuana-Friendly Hotels
The Denver Nativ Hotel is the State's First Weed-Friendly Tourist Haven
<
49
Collegiate Dorm Hotels
Collegiate Dorm Hotels
Graduate Hotels Offers Guests the Chance to Relive Their University Years
<
48
Wholesome Doll-Themed Hotels
Wholesome Doll-Themed Hotels
This Hotel Offers a Package Deal for Children and Their Dolls
<
47
Chicken Burger Motels
Chicken Burger Motels
The Burger King Motel Allows Chicken Lovers to Cheat on Beef
<
46
Alcohol-Free Hotels
Alcohol-Free Hotels
This Dubai Hotel Seeks to Incorporate Halal Culture into Each Guest's Visit
<
45
Opulent Heritage Hotels
Opulent Heritage Hotels
Le Negresco Embodies Opulence and Boasts a Vintage Decor Style
<
44
Enchanting Literary Hotels
Enchanting Literary Hotels
The Wonderland House Brings a Classic Tale to Life
<
43
Converted Lighthouse Hotels
Converted Lighthouse Hotels
This Private Hotel is Housed Inside Iceland's Dyrhólaey Lighthouse
<
42
Contemporary Latin Boutique Hotels
Contemporary Latin Boutique Hotels
The Casco Viejo Hotel Boasts Patterned Tiles and Airy Spaces
<
41
Sportfishing-Specializing Accomodations
Sportfishing-Specializing Accomodations
This Alaska Lodge is on the Banks of the Kenai River
<
40
Tiny Historic Hotels
Tiny Historic Hotels
The Bay C Boutique Hotel in Turkey Has a Total of 17 Rooms
<
39
Cozy Eclectic Hotels
Cozy Eclectic Hotels
Amsterdam's 'Hotel Not Hotel' Features Unique Rooms for Travelers
<
38
Central Station Boutique Hotels
Central Station Boutique Hotels
A Revitalized Denver Union Station Features a Luxurious Hotel
<
37
Literary Lodging Programs
Literary Lodging Programs
The Ace Hotel Writers-in-Residence Program is a Treat for Guests
<
36
Magnificent Monastic Hotels
Magnificent Monastic Hotels
The Fontevraud Abbey is Rich with History
<
35
Colorful Swatch-Themed Hotels
Colorful Swatch-Themed Hotels
The Design of the Pantone Hotel Brussels is All About Color Palettes
<
34
Converted Bank Vault Hotels
Converted Bank Vault Hotels
This Contemporary Hotel is Built Inside a Former KAS Bank
<
33
Rural Vinyard Hotels
Rural Vinyard Hotels
The Torre De Palma Wine Hotel Received an Extension and Upgrade
<
32
Homey Boutique Hotels
Homey Boutique Hotels
The ROOST Apartment Hotel is a Place People Will Never Want to Leave
<
31
Star-Shaped Hotels
Star-Shaped Hotels
The Greenstar Concept by Dutch Docklands is a Floating Hotel Design
<
30
Majestic Pilgrim Hotels
Majestic Pilgrim Hotels
The Abraj Kudai Hotel Will Be Located in the Muslim Holy City of Mecca
<
29
Floating Automotive Hotels
Floating Automotive Hotels
The Truck-A-Float is Like Going Camping on the Water
<
28
Thatched African Hotels
Thatched African Hotels
The Kyambura Lodge by Regional Associates is a Modern Twist on Tradition
<
27
Infinity Symbol-Shaped Hotels
Infinity Symbol-Shaped Hotels
This PyeongChang Resort Takes the Shape of a Figure-Eight
<
26
Movie-Themed Bird Hotels
Movie-Themed Bird Hotels
The Tiny Grand Budapest Hotel Project Gives Lucky Birds a Charming Home
<
25
Modernized Colonial-Era Hotels
Modernized Colonial-Era Hotels
The 137 Pillars House in Thailand Takes Inspiration from Tradition
<
24
Interlocking Treehouse Hotels
Interlocking Treehouse Hotels
This Hip Japanese Hotel is Located in an Ancient Camphor Tree
<
23
Design-Focused Boutique Hotels
Design-Focused Boutique Hotels
Hotel Granbell Shibuya Features Artfully Decorated Accommodations
<
22
Discount Hybrid Hotels
Discount Hybrid Hotels
The 'Freehand Chicago' is a Hybrid Hotel and Hostel Built for All Travelers
<
21
Adventurous Icelandic Hotels
Adventurous Icelandic Hotels
The Ion Hotel Encourages Guests to Get Out and Take in Nature
<
20
Conceptual Painterly Hotels
Conceptual Painterly Hotels
The William Hotel Features Several Intense Color Schemes
<
19
Converted Fortress Hotels
Converted Fortress Hotels
No Man’s Land Fort in England Now Boasts Luxury Accommodations
<
18
Luxurious Lodge-Like Hotels
Luxurious Lodge-Like Hotels
This Rustic Bed & Breakfast is Sophisticated and Charming
<
17
Floating Army Hotels
Floating Army Hotels
This 134-Year-Old British Sea Fort is Now a Full Fledged Luxury Hotel
<
16
Revived Hip Hotels
Revived Hip Hotels
The Verb Hotel in Boston Embraces Counter-Cultural Art and Music
<
15
Mountainous Treehouse Hotels
Mountainous Treehouse Hotels
This Hotel is Located in the Blue Mountains of Australia
<
14
Hybrid Bookstore Hotels
Hybrid Bookstore Hotels
Book and Bed Tokyo Introduces a New Play on 'B&B' Accomodations
<
13
Ultramodern Industrial Hotels
Ultramodern Industrial Hotels
The Latest Outpost from Puro Hotels is Located in Gdansk
<
12
Floating Hotel Designs
Floating Hotel Designs
The Sunborn Floating Hotel Leaves a Wake of Luxury Travel
<
11
Unconventional Luxury Hotels
Unconventional Luxury Hotels
The G-Rough Hotel in Rome References Italy's Rich Artistic History
<
10
Airport Pod Hotels
Airport Pod Hotels
These 'Napcab' Napping Pods Provide On-the-Go Accommodation for Travelers
<
9
Cannabis Cafe Hotels
Cannabis Cafe Hotels
The Surrey Cannabis Club is Housed Within a Guildford Apartment
<
8
Tent-Like Pod Hotels
Tent-Like Pod Hotels
The Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel is Located in the Swiss Alps
<
7
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
This Tokyo Hotel Offers Luxury Pods for Business Travelers
<
6
Hip Hotel Workspaces
Hip Hotel Workspaces
Designing the Office of the Future with Marriott Hotels (SPONSORED)
<
5
Luxe Floating Hotels
Luxe Floating Hotels
Serbia's Salt & Water Studio Transforms Catamarans Into Functional Rooms
<
4
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Mezzanine Hotel Rooms Demonstrate Creative Shifts in Luxury Accommodation
<
3
Sea Shell Hotels
Sea Shell Hotels
The Ark Hotel is a Floating Hotel Concept that Resembles a Shell
<
2
Branded Festival Pop-Up Motels
Branded Festival Pop-Up Motels
Fosters and Airbnb Created a Pop-up Motel at Finland's Provinssi
<
1
Suspended Spherical Hotels
Suspended Spherical Hotels
The Spherical Tree House Hotel is Suspended 15 Feet in the Air
<