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From All-Glass Hotels in Barcelona to Oil Drum Pools in Cancun

 - Feb 11, 2009
In Barcelona, there is a hotel where doors, walls, floors and bathrooms all made of glass. There are no televisions, phones, or radios because guests are supposed to mind the ceiling.

In Cancun, there is a hotel where everything is basic, from the poured-concrete walls to the oil-drum swimming pool.

At Le Bellechasse in Paris, a room designed by fashion designer Christian Lacroix, features life-size patterns of Victorian-era gents and butterflies.

There are cutting-edge Japanese electronics operated from the bathtub plus a stunning view from Tokyo in another hotel.

Another destination features a beautiful Marcel Wanders staircase, featuring the same abstract floral pattern used elsewhere in a recently opened hotel, the Mondrian South Beach in Florida.