Here are some of the high-style hotels from this year’s crop of new
properties from Design Hotels (800-337-4685; www.designhotels.com).
The 82-room LOISIUM (right) in
Langenlois, Austria, has a cube shape that seems to float on a
glass base; the building sits atop ancient wine cellars. Inside, an
Aveda spa offers wine-themed treatments.
Opening this month on the island of Koh
Samui, Thailand, is The Library, which brings bold, minimalist
European design to the beachfront in 26 secluded bungalows.
A 19th-century water-purification plant
in the historic city of Puebla, Mexico, will be reborn in March as
the 26-room La Purificadora, wholly designed in black and white and
incorporating artifacts found during excavation for the