Best hotel design: IHG exterior photos

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Traveling often shows us beautiful building design up-close and personal. Whether it’s a modern neighborhood construction or historic architecture that tells decades of stories, design can literally draw us through the front doors of any building.

This extends to hotels we stay while on vacation. From roadside charmers to monolith skyscrapers, we can be energized by the artistry of a hotel.

In our inaugural series on best hotel design, here are some IHG hotel exteriors that may inspire your next travel and help create memories that last a lifetime.

Crowne Plaza Doha


Best Hotel Design: Crowne Plaza Doha Qatar

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Doha, Qatar  |  More hotel photos

With its 378 rooms and suites, the 5-star business hotel places you in the heart of one of Doha’s key business districts. It is just a 15-minute drive by car or complimentary shuttle from Doha’s Hamad International Airport and features the iconic Event Centre, a futuristic sphere of glass and steel for conferences and events.


EVEN Hotel Times Square South


Best Hotel Design: EVEN Hotel Times Square South

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New York City, NY, USA  |  More hotel photos

EVEN Hotel Times Square South has been designed to help guests maintain a healthy lifestyle by focusing on a selection of delicious food and beverages. Its exterior welcomes with a plant wall, ping pong table and modern wood accents. Glimpses through the glass showcase the large 24-hour Athletic Studio.


Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre


Best Hotel Design: Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom  |  More hotel photos

This historic Georgian-style hotel is within walking distance of several bus stops, and is a 3-minute walk from Edinburgh Playhouse and 1.2 miles from Edinburgh Castle. The hotel’s architecture reflects much of the city’s New Town look with stone construction dating back to 1714.


Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach


Best Hotel Design: Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach

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Pensacola Beach, FL, USA  |  More hotel photos

This colorful resort represents the ultimate in family fun. All rooms have views of the Santa Rosa Sounds or private balconies overlooking the sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Relax at the pool with its cascading waterfalls and a 250-foot seasonally heated Lazy River.


Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island


Best Hotel Design: Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

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Wan Chai, Hong Kong  |  More hotel photos

A shimmering bronze dragon created from solar fins dramatically wraps the exterior of the Hotel Indigo® Hong Kong Island hotel to complement the culture and traditions of the Wanchai neighborhood (see upper left side of the photo below). The dramatic glass-bottomed infinity pool and Skybar are also perfect spots to take in the breathtaking views of the city.


InterContinental Marseille


Best Hotel Design: InterContinental Marseille

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Marseille, France  |  More hotel photos

Perched atop Panier Hil in the city’s oldest district, InterContinental Marseille is housed in an historical monument that dates back to the 18th century and features a spectacular terrace, where you can relax while admiring the Vieux Port.


Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt


Best Hotel Design: Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin

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Austin, TX, USA  |  More hotel photos

Located on Rainey Street in the city’s historic district, this new boutique hotel brings modern flair and unique music events that helps keep Austin weird. The rooftop deck offers amazing views of Austin with a cool pool and cushy cabanas.


Staybridge Suites Washington D.C. – Greenbelt


Best Hotel Design: Staybridge Suites Washington DC - Greenbelt

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Lanham, MD, USA  |  More hotel photos

Experience a contemporary stay at the beautiful Staybridge Suites Washington D.C. – Greenbelt hotel. Stacked stone mixed with wood beams and cushy couches offer extended-stay travelers a home away from home in a beautiful setting.

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