Top 15+ Unusual Hotel Buildings in the World

Last time we’ve put together an awesome list of the Top 50 Unusual Hotel Structures in the World. Today we’ll continue with a similar topic, showing the 16 most strange and unusual hotel buildings in the world.

1 – Grand Lisboa Hotel – Macau

Grand Lisboa Hotel - Macau

Grand Lisboa Hotel is 258 meters high and shaped like a blossoming Lotus flower. The tower is inspired by the plumes of an exotic headdress of a Brazilian show girl’s carnival costume.

Booking options can be found here: Grand Lisboa, Se, Macau

2 – Barin Ski Resort – Iran

Barin Ski Resort

The exterior of Barin Ski Resort was designed to blend with the surrounding snow-covered landscape. Topographic layers instead of ice blocks are put on each other horizontally to make a domical form, inspired by igloos.

3 – Ryugyong Hotel – North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel

Ryugyong Hotel is a strange 105-storey pyramid-shaped skyscraper. Its construction began in 1987, and it is still unfinished today.

4 – Hotel Axis Viana – Portugal

Hotel Axis Viana

Hotel Axis Viana could be compared with a stack of box file or a giant pile of dominoes.

Booking options for this hotel can be found here: Axis Viana Business & SPA Hotel, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

5 – Inntel Hotel – Netherlands

The insane Inntel Hotel is built up from almost 70 stacked traditional Dutch houses, where one building is on top of another, like a pileup of little houses.

For booking options you can check here: Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam, Zaandam, The Netherlands


6 – Aviator Hotel – England

Aviator Hotel

Aviator Hotel has the shape of an airplane propeller and is inspired by the aesthetics of aviation.

Booking and prices for this one here: Aviator Hotel, Farnborough, England, United Kingdom

7 – Burj al Arab – Dubai

Burj al Arab Hotel

The exuberant Burj al Arab is a hotel designed to look like the sail of an Arabian dhow ship.

Check prices and booking options here: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


8 – Taj Lake Palace – India

Taj Lake Palace Hotel

Taj Lake Palace Hotel doesn’t feature a weird structure itself. What is unusual in this hotel is the fact that it looks as if it is floating in the middle of the lake.

Prices and booking: Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, Udaipur, India

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