There’s no surprise better than checking into a hotel to find that you’ve been given a free upgrade. No surprise, that is, except opening your door to find a stylish designer bathroom, complete with Jacuzzi and rainfall shower, awaiting you.
While these five hotels might not be the world’s most affordable – in some cases, the exact opposite is the case – they’re certainly some of the world’s most stylish. Enter the world of the international jet set and see the world’s coolest hotel bathrooms.
Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai
When it comes to modern luxury, China is the place to be. The world capital of ‘new money’ can be found in the Far East, with Shanghai at its centre. This bustling mega-city is home to some of China’s wealthiest and most fashion-conscious citizens.
Shanghai’s focus on all things modern is easy to see in its hotels, particularly Hyatt on the Bund. This luxurious hotel overlooks the finance district of Pudong, offering visitors one of the best views in the entire city.
Whether you choose the gigantic Jacuzzi or the comfortable daybed, it’s impossible to get a bad view from this hotel room.
Claridge’s is one of London’s most prestigious hotels – a Mayfair institution that has attracted international celebrities and the British Royal Family. Its bathrooms are as incredible as its exterior, bringing back great memories of the 1920s.
Inspired by the powder rooms of the 1920s, the bathrooms at Claridge’s use a mint and ebony colour scheme that’s truly amazing. Chrome fixtures and beautiful pearl accessories complete this stylish vintage hotel.
Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s Lloyd Hotel is a unique place to stay. Formerly a prison building in the Second World War, the vintage building has been restored into one of Amsterdam’s most impressive design hotels.
Unlike the other hotels on this list, a stay at the Lloyd Hotel is fairly affordable. The rooms range from one to five stars, with even the cheapest rooms having a creative bathroom layout that features a ‘hideaway’ shower and bedside bathtub.
Gôra Kadan, Hakone
In Gorâ Kadan, guests can enjoy a combination of luxury living and the world-class Japanese onsen (hot sprint) experience. All of the rooms in this designer hotel have outdoor rock baths for the comfort and relaxation of guests.
The Standard High Line, New York City
New York’s Standard High Line uses open plan bathrooms to impress guests. Image
A short walk from New York City’s fashionable Meat Packing District, The Standard High Line is a design hotel with a difference. Guests can bathe in stylish bathrooms that redefine traditional ideas of privacy.
While blinds are available for the shy, The Standard’s bathrooms are best enjoyed with the curtains open and the view in front of you. The hotel’s suites use wall and floor tiles for the ideal combination of style and durability – similar bathroom wall and floor tiles from Tile Depot can help you achieve the same look at home.