Tequila is one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos,” famous for its expansive blue agave crops and tequila distilleries, and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016. The Matices Hotel de Barricas takes the tequila experience a step further, with luxurious guest rooms built into giant tequila barrels.
Just north of the Arctic Circle, ICEHOTEL was founded in 1989 and built entirely out of ice. Each year the hotel was melted down during the warm months and reimagined by a collection of local artists during the winter. In 2016, they launched ICHOTEL 365, a permanent structure that features both “cold rooms” and “warm rooms” to choose from.
Treehouse Point is owned and operated by Nelson Treehouse, the company at the center of Animal Planet’s hit TV show “Treehouse Masters.” There are nine treehouses in total. Not looking to stay? Public guided tours are available as well.
Palacio de Sal is the only hotel made entirely of salt—everything from walls, to floors, to decorative sculptures. The hotel pays tribute to its location on the banks of the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat.
When the Charles Street Jail was completed in 1851, it was home to some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Renovated extensively to become the luxury hotel it is today, The Liberty has maintained many of its historical elements and offers historical tours for guests.
Dog Bark Park Inn
This cozy bed and breakfast is truly one-of-a-kind built inside the world’s largest Beagle. The owners began by selling folk-art style wooden carvings of dogs, offering their sculptures in over 60 different breeds. The Dog Bark Park Inn was opened as a passion project later in 1997.
This five-star hotel on the banks of the river IJ, was built inside of an extensively restored and remodeled crane. The hotel now offers multiple luxury suites, a penthouse jacuzzi overlooking the river, meeting and event space, and a state-of-the-art music studio.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, this village is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. While they offer plenty of standard suites and private chalets, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is best known for their glass igloos.
This quirky spot in California’s Coachella Valley, right along the historic Route 66, was the inspiration behind the Cozy Cone Motel in Disney/Pixar’s film “Cars.” The collection of 19 teepees pays tribute to the Route 66 Culture made famous in the 1930s, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Get a bird’s eye view in a transparent luxury capsule suspended from a mountain in the Sacred Valley of Peru. A stay at Skylodge Adventure Suites is designed to be a true escape into nature, featuring activities like hiking and ziplining led by certified guides.
Cave B Inn & Spa Resort
At the same latitude as the wine-growing regions in France, Cave B is a working farm and vineyard located on the cliffs above the striking Columbia River Gorge in Washington. The resort has a variety of unique accommodations for guests to choose from, including Desert Yurts, standalone Cliffhouses, or Cavern Rooms built directly into the cliff face.
Atlantis, The Palm
This expansive resort sits on the arc of The Palm in Dubai, the world’s largest man-made island. Named after the Lost City of Atlantis, the resort was built partially underwater, featuring underwater suites, an underwater restaurant, as well as a waterpark with an open shark lagoon.