Berlin -- On a continued quest to discover the unique, experiential and inspired, Design Hotels™ has explored the globe and hand-selected seven new member properties. Complementing a curated portfolio of over 300 member hotels, the new additions span three continents and introduce standout properties in much-loved destinations, from the cosmopolitan center of Rome to the bustling heart of the Shibuya district in Tokyo. As our colorful community grows, join us on a journey of passionate people and remarkable properties in the ever-evolving story of Design Hotels™.

Set in a gloriously restored 17th-century palazzo in the heart of the capital's historic center, Elizabeth Unique Hotel is a hive of sophisticated design and international allure. Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, located in London's vibrant East End neighborhood, celebrates the city's multiculturalism and its status as a world culinary capital. Paris' prestigious 7th arrondissement is home to Le Cinq Codet, housed within a 1930 former France Telecom building and masterfully restored by acclaimed designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour completes the European update. The hotel is set against a backdrop of historical fortress walls in the fortified city of Senglea in the southeastern region of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Upping the ante in North America, Troutbeck—an enchanting private estate and country retreat—is situated in the bucolic hamlet of Amenia. The hotel is surrounded by 45 secluded acres of lush gardens, bisected by two flowing bodies of water, and is a hotspot for those craving a high-minded respite. And finally, to Asia, where Hotel Bocage, in Thailand's original high-society beach resort of Hua Hin, just two and half hours from Bangkok, stands as a reverent homage to both nature and structure. Tokyo is where this chapter ends, in the colorful Shibuya district, where Trunk Hotel combines Tokyo's tradition and trends to create a 'made in Japan' experience.

Elizabeth Unique Hotel - Rome, Italy

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Elizabeth Unique Hotel - Rome, Italy— Photo by Design Hotels

The 33-room townhouse is a hive of sophisticated design and international allure, with a bounty of arched walls, lacquered wooden panels, reproduced antique wallpaper prints, canopy beds, couture fabrics, and carefully curated artwork setting the stage.

Through a private entrance on Via delle Colonnette, adjacent to the city's top restaurants and boutiques, guests are greeted by a majestic double-height entrance that leads to a refined lobby and reading room warmed by an open fireplace.

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch - London, United Kingdom

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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch— Photo by Design Hotels

Hidden behind a striking façade of glass, concrete, and cantilevered steel beams, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch offers private dining and event spaces for up to 200 people and 148 guestrooms featuring in-room treats such as yukata robes and Japanese tea sets.

Chef Nobu's signature Japanese-Peruvian dishes pull in star-studded crowds at the eponymous restaurant and bar-which also includes a chef's table, a sushi counter, and an outdoor courtyard.

Le Cinq Codet - Paris, France

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Le Cinq Codet— Photo by Design Hotels

Showcasing unique, graphic architecture-envision the prow of an ocean liner rising above traditional Haussmann buildings-Le Cinq Codet presents 67 rooms that each evoke an artistic loft experience.

Cugo Gran Macina Grand Harbour - Senglea, Malta

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Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour— Photo by Design Hotels

Originally built in 1554, the landmark structure that now houses the hotel's expansive 21 suites-all with unobstructed views of a magnificent harbor-is home to high-vaulted ceilings and an amazing rooftop.

For a symbiotic mix of Old World and New, the design gurus at Daaa Haus transformed the hotel's historical aspect through an abundant and creative use of unique lighting, tufted wool rugs, Scandinavian pieces, and bespoke Italian sofas and beds.

Troutbeck - Amenia, United States

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Troutbeck— Photo by Design Hotels

The enchanting 37-room private estate and country retreat favored by creative leaders of the day-Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Teddy Roosevelt, the naturalist John Burroughs, and many others all flocked to this timeless natural setting for inspiration.

The walls are graced with artwork by modern-day masters, while historic ephemera fill public spaces and guestrooms bedecked with local custom-made furniture, reclaimed antiques, modernist pieces, and four-poster beds painted a deep crimson red.

Hotel Bocage - Thailand

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Hotel Bocage— Photo by Design Hotels

Designed by the visionary Thai architect and Design Hotels™ Influencer Duangrit Bunnag, the six-room hotel feels like a monastic getaway on the coast. The open-plan rooms encourage guests to turn their gaze to the stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand.

Luxury here is a mix of high design-furniture from Italian brands, such as Living Divani, Porro, and Antonio Lupi-and quality leisure in the form of Thailand's first beachfront community retail space, Seenspace, located directly under the hotel.

Trunk Hotel - Tokyo, Japan

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Trunk Hotel— Photo by Design Hotels

All of the 15-room's offer sleek contemporary design with a Japanese edge.

The hotel not only boasts a Japanese-Western fusion restaurant, Trunk Kitchen. It is also home to Trunk Kushi, which offers 'Shibuya soul food', hojicha tea, sake, shochu and craft cocktails.

About Design Hotels

Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 300 independent hotels in more than 60 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original", someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each "Original" stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her hotel provides.

In 2017, Design Hotels™ launched Further, a traveling laboratory for experiential hospitality that transforms hotels across the globe into temporal hubs of thematic exploration. The mission behind Further aligns with the values of the future-facing Promad, a new generation of traveler embracing progressive travel and global nomadism. First identified by Design Hotels™ in collaboration with leading futures consultancy The Future Laboratory, the purpose-driven, self-actualizing Promadic movement is set to shape the future of hospitality.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from market trend consultancy to international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore. In 2019, Design Hotels™ joined forces with Marriott Bonvoy, enabling its member hotels to have both a greater and more selective reach while offering its Community the benefit of the industry's leading loyalty program.

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