The artists who designed the rooms in the Arte Luise Kunshotel were given full artistic control over each room’s design, furniture and decorations. The “banana sprayer,” a room designed by Thomas Baumgärtel, features a number of banana images on the bed and walls. Other spaces feature dreamy scenes fit for a fairytale, harsh black and white stripes and sculptures of clothing pinned to the walls.
Coolest Hotel #4: Sala Silvermine Hostel
In the mines of Sala, Sweden, one can find the world’s deepest hotel, which lies more than 150 meters below ground. Looking more like something from the Mines of Moria than a hotel, the Sala Silvermine Hostel offers guests bare, minimalist quarters, along with guided tours of the underground mines in which the rooms are built.
The Mine Suite provides the best accommodations the hostel has to offer, including complimentary wine and cheese baskets, a simple bed and two comfortable chairs. Just be sure to bring a jacket—the mines are kept between 2-18 degrees Celsius at all times.
Coolest Hotel #5: nhow Berlin
Cotton candy pinks, modern design elements and a touch of futuristic class all describe the nhow Berlin, one of the world’s coolest hotels. Designed by Sergei Tchoban, the hotel was created as a haven for musicians, though any guest will appreciate the structure’s beautiful colors and modern design elements.