Ultra-LuxeDesign Hotels' 20-Year Anniversary William O’Connor05.24.13Ultra-LuxeDesign Hotels' 20-Year Anniversary A renovated castle? An Austrian hotel inspired by a vase? A former 15th-century monastery? Yes, we'd love to stay in them all! A look back at some of Design Hotels’ coolest properties. William O’Connor05.24.13 8:45 AM ETCourtesy of Design Hotels Since launching in 1993, Design Hotels and its iconic properties have become synonymous with fun and glamorous escapes. Now with over 250 locations worldwide, it has released a 20th-anniversary Design Hotels Book 2013 that restores wanderlust to the coffee table. From Endémico to Vienna and Bali to Mallorca, Spain, see some of our favorite Design Hotels. Courtesy of Design HotelsHospes Maricel, Mallorca, SpainThis palatial hotel, which opened in 2003, takes full advantage of its jaw-dropping location. With multilevel terraces to capture the Mediterranean sun and grand arcades along the water, Hospes Maricel makes relaxation easy. Courtesy of Design HotelsHospes Maricel, Mallorca, SpainCourtesy of Design HotelsHospes Maricel, Mallorca, SpainCourtesy of Design HotelsHotel Topazz, ViennaInspired by a gem-studded silver vase created by influential Viennese artist Koloman Moser, Hotel Topazz adds a modern edge to the historic center of Vienna. Opened in 2012, the environmentally conscious hotel is a tribute to the city’s turn-of-the-century modernism and has spectular views to match. Courtesy of Design HotelsHotel Topazz, ViennaCourtesy of Design HotelsHotel Topazz, ViennaCourtesy of Design HotelsThe Standard Spa, Miami BeachMixing traditional spa aesthetics with in-vogue, slick Scandinavian design, the third Standard hotel by André Balazs stands out even in hotel-packed Miami. Everything about this hotel, from its hallways to its pool, screams Miami cool. Courtesy of Design HotelsThe Standard Spa, Miami BeachCourtesy of Design HotelsThe Standard Spa, Miami Beach Courtesy of Design HotelsAlila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, IndonesiaCheck out that view! This Green Globe–certified hotel is all about the outdoors. Situated on a 100-meter cliff, Alila Villas Uluwatu gives guests a striking view of the Indian Ocean. Inspiration for the design, both internally and externally, was drawn from the lush foliage of Bali and reflects what the hotel's landscape designer, Lim Swe Ting, set out to do by "helping the soul of the place come alive." Courtesy of Design HotelsAlila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, IndonesiaCourtesy of Design HotelsAlila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, IndonesiaCourtesy of Design HotelsCasadelmar, South Corsica, FranceCasadelmar is a salient example of what Design Hotels does best: find a place with raw natural beauty—in this case, Corsica—and design a hotel that fits seamlessly into the fabric of its surroundings. Opened in 2004, Casadelmar is calling for those looking for elegant tranquillity. Courtesy of Design HotelsCasadelmar, South Corsica, FranceCourtesy of Design HotelsCasadelmar, South Corsica, FranceCourtesy of Design HotelsDesign & Wine Hotel, Caminha, PortugalAs Portugal and its wines become more and more popular, Design Hotels has transformed a historic manor house in Caminha into a warm and inviting place to kick back and enjoy all this little country with a big history has to offer. Located along the vineyard-rich Minho River, Design & Wine Hotel also showcases Portugal's varied art tradition, with rooms decorated in styles ranging from traditional Portugese blue and white tiles to street art. Courtesy of Design HotelsDesign & Wine Hotel, Caminha, PortugalCourtesy of Design HotelsDesign & Wine Hotel, Caminha, PortugalCourtesy of Design HotelsEndémico, Ensenada, MexicoLocated in the growing wine hotspot of Baja California, Endémico's individual cabins offer guests an immersive experience in the Valle de Guadalupe. Just imagine a nice glass of wine while sitting outside taking in that stunning vista!