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The world's most futuristic hotels

Make like Marty McFly and time travel to one of these modern hotels


Whether you need the most up-to-date technology for work or you're just keen to check out some leaders in advanced design and architecture, these five forward-thinking accommodation options will keep any tech head or futurist happy.

This super modern Spanish hotel had the input of globally recognised architects like Normal Foter, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid. Each took on a different floor, injecting their own style into every level. On arrival, guests are shown through the hotel to investigate the different architects' visions. Then, they choose which futuristic room they want to stay in. There's even a ‘Space Club’ themed room, decked out wall-to-wall in bright white.

Australia's own Mona Pavilions sit at the forefront when it comes to sleekly designed, modern hotels. You'll find glass cubes and steel frames suspended above the water outside each suite, while on the inside the walls are adorned with pieces from MONA’s internationally renowned art collection. Add in wireless controlls, a waterproof LCD TV and surrounding music servers and your future is looking very bright.


This ancient Japanese town is home to one of the world's most interesting minimalist hotels. The capsule hotel's clean lines and calm spaces focus on making the most of the tiny space. The hotel operates under the mantra that for efficient and comfortable business travel, nine hours is all that one needs to sleep, wash and dress.

This bright boutique hotel in Singapore's Little India uses different themes like pop art, origami and space to make each room unique. High-tech travellers will love the iPod and iPad docks in every room, laptop cafes and mini soundsystems.


Located in the modern architecture capital of Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Hotel does the city’s modern reputation justice. The hotel sits half on land and half on water, contains eleven dining options, two rooftop swimming pools and has a vibrant LED light display on the exterior.

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