Summer is officially here and what better time to plan your next vacation then now? Whether you opt to fly hallway across the globe or only have time for a stay-cay, we rounded up some hip hotels where you should consider staying at.
No vacation time? No problem. These design-savvy hotels are understandably all the rage on Instagram—so you can still daydream about them from your desk for free. From a converted firehouse-turned-boutique-hotel to an art-filled-hotel in Tokyo, here are six of the most photo-worthy hotels you can visit this summer.
1. The Firehouse Hotel (Los Angeles)
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Located in the heart of L.A.’s Art District, the Firehouse Hotel is housed inside a converted firehouse from the 1920s. Each of the boutique hotel’s carefully curated rooms—there are only nine in total—features a uniquely color-themed design created by the masterminds at ETC.etera. Come for the hotel restaurant’s covered outdoor patio but stay for awesome photo ops in the guest rooms upstairs.
2. The Mark Hotel (New York City)
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Beloved by celebrities and interior design enthusiasts alike, The Mark Hotel is located just a few steps away the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side of New York City. The black-and-white-striped lobby alone is photo-worthy—but don’t forget to snap a shot of their IG-famous designer hot dog cart and flower stand on your way out.
3. The Proper Hotel (Los Angeles)
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Design lovers rejoice: There’s a new Kelly Wearstler-designed hotel in Santa Monica for you to drool over. Located in a 1920’s era- landmark building, the Proper Hotel boasts a total of 271 guests rooms outfitted in mid-century European inspired pieces that are ripe with photo opportunity.
4. The Standard High Line (New York City)
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When it comes to photo-worthy hotel room views, it doesn’t get much better than The Standard High Line in New York City. Located along the High Line, the elevated subway train line-turned-public-park in the Meatpacking District, each of the hotel’s 338 rooms features a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Manhattan and/or the Hudson River.
5. The Hotel Providence Paris (Paris)
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Inside a 19th century building nestled along a cobblestone street in the Eastern district of Paris, the Hotel Providence Paris is the epitome of picturesque. Brimming with dreamy terraces, marble mosaics, and turn-of-the century parquet floors, each of the boutique hotel’s 18 rooms is individually decorated with vintage upholstery and furniture that provides the perfect backdrop for snapping photos.
6. The Park Hotel Tokyo (Tokyo)
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Beginning on the 25th floor of the soaring Shiodome Media Tower in downtown Tokyo, Japan the Park Hotel Tokyo is a self-proclaimed “art hotel” offering guests a firsthand look at Japanese aesthetics. Filled with lively murals depicting both traditional and contemporary Japanese motifs, the hotel features an entire “Artist Floor” with guest rooms hand-painted by local artists. Suffice to say you won’t be lacking in photo opportunities.