by Jonathan Vatner | June 01, 2004

Hotel OmmSome of the 31 properties inducted into the Design Hotels (800-374-6835; portfolio in the past year: Opened early 2004 in Barcelona, Spain, is the stylish Hotel Omm (left), featuring minimalist guest rooms with open bathrooms flooded with natural light. Rent out what amounts to a one-story mansion at the Commune by the Great Wall (bottom left), a sprawling hotel on eight square kilometers of hillside near the Great Wall of China in Beijing. Come morning at Costa Lanta (bottom right) in Krabi, Thailand, push open one entire wall of the bedroom to get some fresh ocean air.

Commune by the Great WallCosta Lanta