From glass igloos in Finnish Lapland, to wooden spheres suspended in Canadian treetops; from geodesic domes in the Patagonian wilderness, to old-school opulence at New York's Plaza Hotel - these are the ultimate in overnight experiences. Not every place is a budget buster; sometimes it's about the spectacular locations, like the gravity-defying Bivacco Gervasutti on Mont Blanc. There are places that literally disappear into their surroundings like the Mirrorcube in Haradsand others that stand tall and command attention like the Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marques de Riscal.
We've only included a place if it gives us a thrill, makes us catch our breath and inspires us to see the world through different eyes. We hope they motivate you to go on a journey to a new destination.