The 5 new hotels around the world with the most incredible design, according to experts

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  • Dezeen is an architecture and design website that is celebrating current design innovations around the world through its second annual Dezeen Awards.
  • This year, 53 projects were announced to be on the Dezeen Awards interiors shortlist, which was culled from the original 259 projects included on the longlist. The winner will be announced in October.
  • Business Insider compiled the list of featured hotels that made the interiors shortlist.
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From jungle bungalows in Tulum to converted bridge houses in Amsterdam, the second annual Dezeen Awards are recognizing innovative interior design worldwide.

With over 4,500 project entries from 87 different countries, 75 leading figures in architecture and design are judging the projects to determine the best of the year. Judges are assessing each project based on 3 criteria: beauty, innovation, and benefit.

Read more: The 19 best hotels in the world in 2019

In July, a longlist featuring 259 projects was released. In the first week of September, a shortlist reduced to 53 projects was released. The winner will be announced in October.

Presented below, in order of price point, are the five hotels featured on this year's shortlist. Almost all fall under $200 per night.

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1. ℃ (Do-C) Gotanda is a modern capsule hotel in Tokyo featuring minimal interiors and a rough, industrial look.

1. ℃ (Do-C) Gotanda is a modern capsule hotel in Tokyo featuring minimal interiors and a rough, industrial look.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Prices: Start at $45 per night

This capsule hotel, located in a Tokyo red-light district, was redesigned and completed by Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects in 2018. Previously, it was also a capsule hotel; the renovation solely provided fresh interiors.

Source: Dezeen, Do-C Gotanda

A public bath in the basement was transformed into showers and a sauna. Existing interior finishes were stripped and reconstructed to provide for a more unfinished look.

A public bath in the basement was transformed into showers and a sauna. Existing interior finishes were stripped and reconstructed to provide for a more unfinished look.

Source: Dezeen.com

The capsule sleeping pods, the hotel's sole accommodation, are big enough to comfortably fit a twin sized mattress.

The capsule sleeping pods, the hotel's sole accommodation, are big enough to comfortably fit a twin sized mattress.

Source: Dezeen, Do-C Gotanda

Guests can book accommodation for as little as an hour.

Guests can book accommodation for as little as an hour.

Source: Dezeen, Do-C Gotanda

According to Dezeen, this hotel made it onto the shortlist because of its simple but effective interiors overhaul.

According to Dezeen, this hotel made it onto the shortlist because of its simple but effective interiors overhaul.

Source: Dezeen, Do-C Gotanda

2. Jungle Keva Hotel is a hotel that describes itself as fusing the elements of its design with the nature that surrounds it.

2. Jungle Keva Hotel is a hotel that describes itself as fusing the elements of its design with the nature that surrounds it.

Location: Tulum, Mexico

Prices: Start at $105 per night

Jungle Keva is a boutique hotel situated in the Mayan jungle.

Source: Dezeen, Jungle Keva

It consists of five lodges, each of which boasts a mezzanine, terrace, and an indoor-outdoor bathroom.

It consists of five lodges, each of which boasts a mezzanine, terrace, and an indoor-outdoor bathroom.

Source: Dezeen, Jungle Keva

The hotel was designed by Jaque Studio with the local greenery in mind, keeping 70% of the original vegetation by constructing lodges amongst pre-existing clusters of trees.

The hotel was designed by Jaque Studio with the local greenery in mind, keeping 70% of the original vegetation by constructing lodges amongst pre-existing clusters of trees.

Source: Dezeen, Jungle Keva

Palm leaf-lined ceilings and natural wooden finishes allow the lodges to blend in with their surroundings.

Palm leaf-lined ceilings and natural wooden finishes allow the lodges to blend in with their surroundings.

Source: Dezeen, Jungle Keva

The hotel has been recognized for its environmentally minded approach to design.

The hotel has been recognized for its environmentally minded approach to design.

Source: Dezeen, Jungle Keva

3. SWEETS hotel is a collection of 28 tiny bridge houses along Amsterdam canals that were reimagined as individual hotel suites.

3. SWEETS hotel is a collection of 28 tiny bridge houses along Amsterdam canals that were reimagined as individual hotel suites.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prices: Start at $132 per night

The suites can accommodate two guests each.

Source: Dezeen, SWEETS hotel

The bridge houses once boarded Amsterdam's many bridge keepers, but with a centralized bridge control system, the structures lost purpose.

The bridge houses once boarded Amsterdam's many bridge keepers, but with a centralized bridge control system, the structures lost purpose.

Source: Dezeen, SWEETS hotel

In 2012, Space&Matter, a local architecture and design studio, proposed redesigning them as guest suites in the spirit of experiential travel.

In 2012, Space&Matter, a local architecture and design studio, proposed redesigning them as guest suites in the spirit of experiential travel.

Source: Dezeen, SWEETS hotel

They have been working on the project ever since, with 15 of the 28 bridge houses currently accepting reservations.

They have been working on the project ever since, with 15 of the 28 bridge houses currently accepting reservations.

Source: Dezeen, SWEETS hotel

The Dezeen Awards shortlist recognizes SWEETS hotel for "combining modern initiatives with industrial heritage."

The Dezeen Awards shortlist recognizes SWEETS hotel for "combining modern initiatives with industrial heritage."

Source: Dezeen, SWEETS hotel

4. Dream and Maze are two renovated accommodations within The Other Place, a boutique hotel in Guilin Litopia, China.

4. Dream and Maze are two renovated accommodations within The Other Place, a boutique hotel in Guilin Litopia, China.

Location: Guilin Litopia, China

Prices: Start at $139 per night

The hotel has 10 different, dreamlike, themed guest rooms.

Source: Dezeen, The Other Place

The renovation was spearheaded by Shenzhen-based Studio10. The design was inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, a graphic artist known for his mind-bending artwork of impossible constructions.

The renovation was spearheaded by Shenzhen-based Studio10. The design was inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, a graphic artist known for his mind-bending artwork of impossible constructions.

Source: Dezeen, The Other Place, M.C. Escher

The final design is meant to create a mysterious atmosphere and employ elements of optical illusion.

The final design is meant to create a mysterious atmosphere and employ elements of optical illusion.

Source: Dezeen, The Other Place

The 650 square foot rooms were completed in 2018. Each room relies on a pale pink and forest green monochromatic color scheme, on top of the unexpected architecture, to transport guests to an alternate reality.

The 650 square foot rooms were completed in 2018. Each room relies on a pale pink and forest green monochromatic color scheme, on top of the unexpected architecture, to transport guests to an alternate reality.

Source: Dezeen, The Other Place

Dezeen included Dream and Maze on its shortlist because of its "serene and fresh environment … with the aim to distance spaces from busy, everyday life."

Dezeen included Dream and Maze on its shortlist because of its "serene and fresh environment … with the aim to distance spaces from busy, everyday life."

Source: Dezeen, The Other Place

5. Radar Station is a cozy vacation rental home inside two prefabricated timber sheds erected in 1961 on the coast of Kent, England.

5. Radar Station is a cozy vacation rental home inside two prefabricated timber sheds erected in 1961 on the coast of Kent, England.

Location: Dungeness, United Kingdom

Prices: Start at $1,098 per night

Source: Dezeen, Mulberry Cottages

The timber sheds were redesigned by UK-based designer Johnson Naylor into a one-bedroom beach vacation rental home in 2018.

The timber sheds were redesigned by UK-based designer Johnson Naylor into a one-bedroom beach vacation rental home in 2018.

Source: Dezeen, Mulberry Cottages

It maintains the exterior shed form, but the interiors were redesigned to be "gentle, natural and calm," according to Dezeen.

It maintains the exterior shed form, but the interiors were redesigned to be "gentle, natural and calm," according to Dezeen.

Source: Dezeen, Mulberry Cottages

The interiors reflect the landscape with a light color palette.

The interiors reflect the landscape with a light color palette.

Source: Dezeen, Mulberry Cottages

The living area features yellow as a pop of color, mirroring the color of indigenous flowers in the area.

The living area features yellow as a pop of color, mirroring the color of indigenous flowers in the area.

Source: Dezeen, Mulberry Cottages

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