All these hotels have implemented bold minimalist design to instill a sense of calm and beauty so immersive that Booker will never want to leave.
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile
A hotel in the wilderness built with native lenga wood
Deep in the Patagonian wilderness, Bookers will find the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, which offers striking views over the plains to turquoise, glacial lakes and sharp peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park. Even though Bookers wouldn’t expect a man-made structure to compete with the surrounding natural beauty, this Scandi-inspired getaway certainly puts up a good fight. With a design focused on natural materials, it was constructed with local lenga wood and integrated into the natural landscape. Sunlight pours through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and a muted color palette of soft beiges blends with warm reds and earth tones. There’s also an infinity pool facing the Torres del Paine’s three impressive granite mountains.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, California
Industrial minimalism baking under the L.A. sun
The LA branch of the esteemed Ace Hotel chain has a chic yet comfortable look that Bookers might want to recreate at home. It’s stripped-down and unpolished yet sophisticated throughout, with its bare concrete walls and columns paneling the touches of brass and marble. The L.A. sun casts striking hues and shadows against the minimalist, Japanese-inspired furnishings and linens, creating an almost meditative vibe. Despite this interior tranquility, right outside Bookers will find the neon “Jesus Saves” sign glaring above Downton’s teeming Broadway.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, Thailand
Infinity pool and its bordering lilypad pond at the Anantara Resort
Even though Chiang Mai’s Anantara Resort is just a stone’s throw from the old city, it feels serene, secluded, and is a feat of Southern Thai design. Set on the banks of the Mae Ping River and the base of the Suthep Mountain, the resort has scented gardens and a long, infinity pool bordered by lilypad pond. Both minimalist and traditional design elements—featuring bamboo, teak furniture, and subdued a subdued palette—combine to further instill a sense of calm and beauty.
Hotel Fasano São Paulo, Brazil
Art Deco simplicity at Hotel Fasano São Paulo
The Hotel Fasano São Paulo—designed by the renowned Brazilian architect, Isay Weinfeld— is an impressive blend of art deco style and minimalist functionality. Features like the clock tower facade, exposed brick walls, tobacco-hued leather, and parquet floors all combine into a unique, retro aesthetic that is interestingly contrasted by a sparse layout and austere, white marble bathrooms that give it a modern feel.
Habita MTY, Mexico
The gray slate rooftop terrace at Habita MTY
The Habita Monterrey Hotel is a minimalist masterpiece. It’s a modernist concrete tower in northern Mexico designed by the celebrated architect, Agustín Landa, with monochrome decor by designer Joseph Dirand. The gray, slate rooftop terrace has a curved concrete canopy and two pools overlooking the Sierra Madre Mountains and the sky above the city of Monterrey.
Feng shui vibes in Cyprus
The fact that the Almyra is located in Paphos—the birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of beauty—makes perfect sense. The hotel embodies minimalist purity with its immaculate, whitewashed walls and crisp linen offset by its bold, symmetrical design paired with the deep blues of the surrounding sea and sky. Every room features designer furniture, curated so artfully that they suggest feng shui precision, with doors that open to private terraces and manicured gardens with four freshwater pools overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The Puli Hotel & Spa, Shanghai
Intimate lighting and dark wood minimalism at The Puli Hotel & Spa
Among the hectic bustle of Shanghai, the ultra-modern Puli Hotel & Spa is an absolute sanctuary for all Bookers. It’s glamorous yet simple, with polished, black stone floors, dark-wood furnishings, and low, cozy lighting. Its wide, inviting terrace and tall trees facing the lobby windows make it feel totally removed from city life. However, a long soak in your bedroom’s stone bathtub—next to windows overlooking the city—might remind you of the frantic crowds you’ve managed to escape.
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