A temple-like hotel in Mexico and a transformed jail in Berlin element in this roundup of the greatest lodge patterns of 2022, as we continue Dezeen’s evaluate of the 12 months.

Above 50 resort and small-stay initiatives showcased on Dezeen in 2022. Our record consists of both desired destination accommodations, this sort of as the idyllic Patina Maldives, and elegant urban boltholes like Ace Lodge Toronto.

Key hospitality trends incorporate rising desire for staycations, as made available by venues like Sweden’s Treehotel, and the increase of the operate retreat, many thanks to venues like Artchimboldi Menorca.

Read through on for our best 10 motels of 2022:


Casa To hotel pool
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Casa TO, Mexico, by Ludwig Godefroy

Natural cooling was the priority for architect Ludwig Godefroy when planning this boutique resort in close proximity to Puerto Escondido, on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The forged-concrete framework integrates different openings – including huge round cutaways – to make it possible for the breeze to flow by. There’s also a pool spanning the building and a collection of outside baths for first-floor rooms.

Godefroy described the resort as “like the reinterpretation of an Oaxacan temple, creating a radical sensory knowledge on getting into”.

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Hotel Terrestre, Mexico, by Taller de Arquitectura X
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Resort Terrestre, Mexico, by Taller de Arquitectura X

Also in close proximity to Puerto Escondido, Mexican architect Alberto Kalach and his studio Taller de Arquitectura X built a monumental lodge complex that runs entirely on solar electric power.

Resort Terrestre consists of a series of buildings manufactured from concrete and hand-designed mud bricks, like 14 villas, an open up-air cafe, a spa and swimming swimming pools.

The ambition of the style and design was to embed buildings in the landscape as if they have been there for decades.

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Downtown LA Proper
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Downtown LA Good Hotel, United states of america, by Kelly Wearstler

Named resort and limited-keep interior of the 12 months at Dezeen Awards 2022, this 148-place lodge in downtown Los Angeles has an eclectic inside developed by designer Kelly Wearstler to mirror the city’s flourishing artistic scene.

A previous private club designed in the 1920s, the residence has been reworked with influences from Mexico, Morocco, Spain and Portugal, as nicely as references to neighborhood lifestyle and historical past.

Arriving guests are greeted by a hand-painted multicoloured mural built by artist Abel Macias and a graphite reception desk built by ceramicist Morgan Peck. Other highlights involve a suite with its own pool.

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Narrow guest room with small window and white interior scheme by Grüntuch Ernst Architects
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Wilmina, Germany, by Grüntuch Ernst Architects

One particular of the most astonishing new hotels of 2022 occupies an deserted women’s jail and courthouse in Berlin.

Domestically centered Grüntuch Ernst Architects transformed previous cells in just the 19th-century Charlottenburg facility into tranquil guest rooms completed in light colors, tender textures and heat, tactile materials.

The U-shaped mobile block now also consists of a library, bar, spa and health and fitness center, though an extension housing Wilmina’s cafe one-way links the making with the former courthouse, which homes the lodge reception and a gallery known as Amtsalon.

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Biosphere hotel room at the Treehouse hotel in Swedish Lapland
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Biosphere, Sweden, by Large

The at any time-well-known Treehotel included one more architect-built treehouse in 2022, this time by Danish agency Massive.

Signing up for types by the likes of Snøhetta and Tham & Videgård, BIG’s Biosphere is the eighth treetop suite to be set up on the distant woodland internet site in Swedish Lapland.

The constructing exterior is shaped of 350 birdhouses of diverse sizes, preset to a steel grid. Guiding this is a 34-square-metre glass cube made up of a bed, a rest room and a lounge space developed with birdwatching in mind.

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Patina Maldives, Maldives, by Studio MK27
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Patina Maldives, Maldives, by Studio MK27

This venture by Brazilian business office Studio MK27 turned an island in the synthetic Fari Islands archipelago in the Maldives into a luxury resort vacation resort, featuring secluded beach front suites and water villas that undertaking out to sea.

The structures – which include the Dezeen Awards-shortlisted spa – feature a resources palette of earthy colors, matt finishes and all-natural textures that chime with the all-natural landscape.

Hardly ever climbing above the tree canopy, they are dotted about the island in an arrangement designed to develop locations of lively social exercise and areas of finish seclusion.

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Ace Hotel Toronto lobby
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Ace Hotel Toronto, Canada, by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

The Ace Lodge model ongoing its custom of collaborating with prolific architects for its initial venue in Canada, which is designed by the RAIC Gold Medal-winning Shim-Sutcliffe Architects.

The 123-place Ace Hotel Toronto characteristics a facade of red brick laid in several designs and an elevated lobby suspended from big concrete arches.

First artworks by largely Canadian artists element in the course of the hotel rooms and popular locations, like a three-storey installation by Shim-Sutcliffe co-founder Howard Sutcliffe.

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Inside Flowing Cloud Township Villa
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Floating Cloud Township Villa, China, by Far more Layout Business office

Chinese studio Far more Design and style Business office (MDO) renovated six conventional rammed-earth residences to build these contemporary guesthouses in the village of Qinglongwu, in Zhejiang Province.

The properties ended up upgraded with new windows, partition screens and furniture, which present a modern distinction to the rough-textured earth partitions, and the initial doorways and window shutters.

The holiday vacation properties sort element of newly proven vacationer desired destination, the Fangyukongxiangsu Cultural and Artistic Elaborate. They are joined by two new concrete structures that contain a bar and lounge.

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Hotel Flavia, Mexico, by RootStudio
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Resort Flavia, Mexico, by RootStudio

Mexican architecture agency RootStudio sent this 27-space hotel in Oaxaca with out drawing up any strategies.

Located on a steep site, the setting up was commissioned in stages, as a “habitable sculpture”, so most of the structure specifics were labored out on site.

The end result is a creating organised close to a courtyard loaded with endemic vegetation. Site visitors enter from the top level and make their way down towards the hotel’s rooms and features.

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Artchimboldi Menorca creative retreat designed by Anna Truyol and Emma Martí
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Artchimboldi Menorca, Spain, by Emma Martí

This former girls’ faculty in Menorca is now dwelling to a diverse kind of workspace – hospitality enterprise Artchimboldi and architect Emma Martí have turned it into a work retreat.

The making characteristics style-focused spaces where by organizations can host conferences or crew-creating periods, plus wood “pods” that provide as bedrooms.

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