We scoured Asia to find three boutique hotels where quirky design is the number-one focus.
Located in Singapore’s business district, futuristic front-runner Klapsons is the brainchild of Italian architects Sawaya & Moroni.
None of its 17 suites look alike and the hotel greets guests in an orb-shaped reception structure.
Indigo Pearl won ‘Asia’s Leading Design Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards for 2012.
Its design is inspired by Phuket’s tin mining past and it’s set in a rainforest rather than on one of the island’s usual beachy locations.
Owned by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hotel Icon houses a lounge and restaurant designed by British urban environment designers Conran & Partners; a vertical garden on the wall of the lobby by French botanist Patrick Blanc; and a Designer Suite by Hong Kong fashion designer Vivienne Tam.