No matter how often hotels update their image, their baggage system remains weirdly stuck in the 1970s, writes Edwin Heathcote
Planning your next holiday yet? Here is Icon’s selection of five great buildings where every architecture fanatic would surely want to rest their head, from an inn by Kengo Kuma to an art-lover’s paradise in Provençe
Kjellgren Kaminsky has added a striking spruce-clad hotel to Gert Wingårdh’s country club in the southern Swedish countryside
A beach hotel in Kuta celebrates local culture with a robust, almost brutal, facade made from more than a million traditional Balinese bricks
Tom Dixon's nautical-themed conversion of Sea Containers House on the South Bank restores the building to its original intended use as a hotel
Shanghai’s latest super-sized hotel, office, retail, art and theatre complex employs almost as many architectural styles as it has uses.
In its first hotel project, esoteric fashion house Maison Martin Margiela has refurbished a 19th-century townhouse in Paris in minimalist style.
The slick black suites and lounges of the French architect’s Viennese hotel succeed where One New Change failed.
Japan’s “love hotels”, where amorous couples spend a night (or less) in themed rooms with zany decoration, get a designer update courtesy of Suzanne Oxenaar.