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The 9 most beautifully designed hotels in the world

The winner of 2015's Building of the Year award will be announced at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore in November

August 30, 2015 10:00AM
By Business Insider


Each year, the World Architecture Festival honors the most beautifully designed buildings around the globe. This year’s 338 nominees include designs in a number of categories, including Hotel and Leisure. The hotels under consideration are all incredibly unique, from an African safari lodge that resembles a luxurious wigwam to a Turkish resort and spa with stunning waterfront rooms.

The winner of 2015’s Building of the Year award will be announced at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore in November.

Keep scrolling to check out the nominated hotels while you daydream about your next vacation.

G Kelawai Hotel by K2LD Architects Pte. Ltd. and Architect T.Y. Au (Penang, Malaysia)

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Lanserhof Lake Tegern by Ingenhoven Architects (Marienstein, Germany)

lanserhof-lake-tegern-by-ingenhoven-architects-marienstein-germany(credit: World Architecture Festival)


Maxx Royal Kemer Resort and Spa by Baraka Architects (Antalya, Turkey)

maxx-royal-kemer-resort-and-spa-by-baraka-architects-antalya-turkey(credit: World Architecture Festival)

Olive Grove by Patterson Associates (Banks Peninsula, New Zealand)

olive-grove-by-patterson-associates-banks-peninsula-new-zealand(credit: World Architecture Festival)

Sandibe Safari Lodge, Botswana by Michaelis Boyd Associates (Moremi, Botswana)

sandibe-safari-lodge-botswana-by-michaelis-boyd-associates-moremi-botswana(credit: World Architecture Festival)

St. Regis Istanbul by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects (Istanbul, Turkey)

st-regis-istanbul-by-eaa-emre-arolat-architects-istanbul-turkey(credit: Facebook/The St. Regis Istanbul)

Ulrichshof by noa* – network of architecture (Rimbach, Germany)

ulrichshof-by-noa-network-of-architecture-rimbach-germany(credit: World Architecture Festival)

Yacht Club de Monaco by Foster + Partners and Alexandre Giraldi (Monte Carlo, France)

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Youth Hotel in iD Town by O-office Architects (Shenzhen, China)

youth-hotel-in-id-town-by-o-office-architects-shenzhen-china(credit: World Architecture Festival)