The Future Is Here: Hotels with Space-Age Design

by Jane Reynolds on May 8, 2012

Staying at a hotel is all about getting away. And while some hotels make you feel like you’re in a different location, others go a step beyond and transport you to another era. You’ve seen our coverage of historic hotels around the globe, but now it’s time for us to show off the coolest futuristic hotels on Oyster.com. With everything from funky lighting to pod-like bedrooms to mobiles that could orbit in outer space, these hotels are ready for the 22nd century.

The Hotel: nhow Berlin

Lobby at the nhow Berlin

Lobby at the nhow Berlin

  • Why We Love It: The nhow Berlin is an offbeat, creative hotel overlooking the River Spree. This futuristic property has a music theme and offers rare amenities like Gibson guitar room service and two recording studios on-site. Bright colors, psychedelic patterns, and funky-shaped furniture have high visual impact in the lobby, bar, and restaurant. The wild decor is somewhat muted in the rooms, though there’s still plenty of pink, and quirky furniture, as well as amenities such as iPod docks and TVs embedded in mirrors.
  • Fave Futuristic Feature: What’s not to love about the pink UFO-like sculpture in the lobby?

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The Hotel: Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

Sweet Chill at the Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

Sweet Chill at the Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

  • Why We Love It: A 4,004-room mega-resort, Aria stands as the shiny centerpiece of the $11 billion City Center, opened in December 2009. Everything at Aria is done on a grand scale, from the soaring ceilings to the 16 restaurants, and not at the expense of good service, either. And the design — while whimsical with a new-age tilt — aims for refinement and class rather than Vegas kitsch, creating a lovely luxury hotel; and one that’s still affordable.
  • Fave Futuristic Feature: We love the pink glow and candy-colored chairs at Sweet Chill — it’s the perfect look for a gelato shop.
  • See more photos of Aria Resort & Casino and read our full review now »

The Hotel: UNA Hotel Vittoria — Florence

Hallways at the UNA Hotel Vittoria -- Florence

Hallways at the UNA Hotel Vittoria -- Florence

  • Why We Love It: The understated exterior of the UNA Hotel Vittoria belies the funky, ultra-modern decor found inside this 84-room property. The hotel’s eclectic style is hard to peg: Plastic furniture can be found in common areas, while Renaissance-style paintings adorn dark, atmospheric hallways — but the design has an overarching space-age vibe, with funky lighting and elements of surprise.
  • Fave Futuristic Feature: The mix-match of old and new makes the futuristic decor here seem even funkier; but best of all we love the modern sculptures, such as the one topped with a funky glowstick chandelier.

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The Hotel: Hotel Silken Puerta America — Madrid

Executive Suite at Hotel Silken Puerta America -- Madrid

Executive Suite at Hotel Silken Puerta America -- Madrid

The Hotel: Dream Downtown — New York City

Pool at the Dream Downtown -- New York City

Pool at the Dream Downtown -- New York City

  • Why We Love It: The Dream Downtown is an aggressively modern hotel in Chelsea. The hotel blends public spaces together in a unique way (for example, the fitness center has portholes overlooking the pool), and the hotel’s scene is decidedly hip, especially at PH-D lounge (a popular celeb haunt). With stunning, sweeping views of Manhattan, PH-D is easily one of the best parts of the hotel. Gold King rooms have portholes surrounding the bed with killer views.
  • Fave Futuristic Feature: The pool’s glass bottom means that swimmers can get a peek at guests in the lobby, and vice versa.
  • See more photos of the Dream Downtown and read our full review now »

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