This design hotel sits in South Tyrol, about four hours northeast of Milan and has just 12 rooms, each decorated and designed by a local artist. The all-white upstairs loft has access to the pictured whirlpool overlooking the town of Merano. Not your style? Pick from the '70s-inspired, red-walled Imperial room or the Artroom Galaxy space that includes a celestial ceiling mural.
The Design & Boutique Hotel ImperialArt is located in the heart of Merano, opposite the Kurhaus and not far from the thermal spa designed by a star architect. A contemporary interior blends with the venerable art nouveau building.