I figured since I'm dreaming about traveling right now, I might as well put my research to use.  Here are some of Trend Hunter's articles on varying hotels for varying reasons.  They are all in my blog because the designs are either fantastic, horrible or just plain interesting.  The Cancun resort looks pretty fantastic......will dream about that one tonight.  Bookmark this post and follow each link when you have time.  Each link has a small article from Trend Hunter on the featured hotel and they're worth a peak.  A few places you definitely won't find on Expedia or the like....

I met one of the key investors of the underwater hotel oh, maybe a year and a half ago or so.  He was in Toronto checking out the local market, and meeting about a few potential real estate deals.  He showed me some conceptual drawings back then and I'll never forget the ease in which he talked about the underwater aspect.  It was something to the effect of - we asked the designer to think of something new and he said hey, no one is building a hotel under water -  and that was that.  

There was an article on the Hotel of Doom in North Korea.  I didn't include it since it was not in keeping with where I wanted my holiday dreams to go.  Google it if you're interested.  It's a monstrous ugly building that construction halted on in '92 leaving it looming over the city abandoned.  Guess what, construction is starting back up!  I only know two guys who actually chose to holiday in North Korea and I doubt it's on their list of do-overs but perhaps a place to consider in say 2012....


Value-Priced Hip Hotels - aloft Hotel Review: Montreal Airport (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) Starwood’s new aloft hotel chain has been generating buzz as one of the first value-priced hip hotel chains. More than a year and a half ago, Trend Hunter first introduced you to the aloft concept, and… [More]


Constantly Changing Museum Hotels - The Museumotel Utopia (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) In the town of Râon-l'Etape, France, the Museumotel Utopia offers nine "love" bubble bungalows for your next vacation. All of the decoration is drawn from the decorative and stylistic heritage of the… [More]


Swanky Luxury Hotels - Thompson LES NYC (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) After months of anticipation by global hotel snobs, the luxuriously hip Thompson LES hotel is finally ready to open in New York City.

When I think hip hotel, New York City is one of the first cities that… [More]

Mountain Cave Homes - Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Breakfast (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) The Kokopelli’s Cave Bed & Breakfast is a luxury hotel located in New Mexico near the Mesa Verde National Monument. The entrance to this usual B&B;is located in the cliff face. It can only be reached… [More]


Red Swimming Pools - Hotel Unique, Sao Paolo (VIDEO)

(TREND HUNTER) Hotel Unique in Sao Paolo, Brazil has incredibly modern interior designs as well as very high tech features. While the hotel's 85 rooms and 10 suites all look aesthetically fantastic, it's the curved wooden… [More]


World's Most Luxurious Hotel Suites - Elite Traveler's Top 101 (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) $30,000 USD can go a long way - but when it comes to hotels, it could be gone in a night.

Meet the Ty Warner Penthouse at Four Season’s New York property. 4,300 square feet of pure luxury await you… [More]

32 Unique Theme Hotels and Resorts (CLUSTER)

(TREND HUNTER) With all of the bizarre and unique theme hotels and resorts found around the world, kitsch-seeking travelers no longer are forced to stay in boring hotels replete with industry-standard marble flooring,… [More]


Fantasy Rooms in Minnesota - The FantaSuite Hotel (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) Winters are long and bone chillingly brutal in Minnesota, which is the only reason I can think of that the FantaSuite Hotel ended up in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Some of the fantasy room themes include… [More]

Luxury Creation In Cancun - NIZUC Resort Residence Spa (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) Set in 28 private beach-front acres the NIZUC Resort Residence and Spa is the creation of the ‘masters of hospitality’ Adrian Zecha and is sure to raise the bar even higher in the travel and vacation… [More]


7 Floors & 7 Stars Below Sea Level - Istanbul Underwater Hotel (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) This seven floor underwater hotel will give its guests a new view of the famous city of Istanbul. It is due to open in 2010, and will coincide with its Culture Capital of Europe nomination and lay down… [More]