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Ten hotels with refreshingly original bathroom interiors

For our latest lookbook, we have selected ten hotel bathrooms from the Dezeen archive designed to provide an alternative place to refresh.

These vibrant but relaxing hotel bathrooms show how unusual colours, materials and styles can create the ultimate space to scrub.

From an earth-coloured wet room to a cherry-coloured terrazzo shower, they demonstrate why white tiles needn't be the default option when it comes to designing a bathroom.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include interiors with slides at their centres, living rooms with statement rugs and kitchen extensions.

Six Senses Shaharut by Plesner Architects
Photo is by Assaf Pinchuk

Six Senses Hotel, Israel, by Plesner Architects

Tel Aviv-based studio Plesner Architects shows how the finer details such as decor, lighting and material choice can make a bathroom appear cosy and homely.

White linens, plaster walls and regional craft such as this tasselled rug make the space feel personal, even if it is away from home. An alcove just for candles adds the finishing touch.

"We wanted the stones, the patterns, the textures and the colours to be omnipresent, resulting in architecture that is woven in with the natural elements," Plesner Architects said.

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Bathroom at The Siren Hotel
Photo is by Christian Harder

The Siren, US, by ASH NYC

Bathrooms are as experimental as the guest suites inside The Siren Hotel, which ASH NYC designed as part of an effort to regenerate the city of Detroit.

Flecked, cherry-red terrazzo covers the floor and walls, which contrasts the glass partition and veiny marble shower stools.

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Kelly Wearstler's interiors for Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Photo is by The Ingalls

Santa Monica Proper, US, by Kelly Wearstler

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler is known for her laid-back Californian style and this bathroom in the Santa Monica Proper hotel is no exception.

Wearstler opted for materials in colours that match the hotel's beachside setting, such as sandy-coloured tiles and wooden flooring designed to remind guests of beach decking.

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Tiled bathrooms inside Hotel Les Deux Gares in Paris
Photo is by Benoit Linero

Hotel Les Deux Gares, France, by Luke Edward Hall

British designer Luke Edward Hall didn't hold back when working on this hotel in Paris' 10th arrondissement.

Tasked with making the accommodation feel "anti-modern", Hall chose to pair avocado-coloured sinks and toilets with chequered flooring and mustard yellow tiles, resulting in a maximalist aesthetic.

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Interiors of The Calile Hotel, designed by Richards and Spence
Photo is by Sean Fennessy

The Calile, Australia, by Richard and Spence

In this hotel's 175 rooms, the bathrooms are either covered in blush or sky-blue-coloured tiles. The colours were chosen to make guests feel as if they are staying at a tropical resort, as opposed to an urban hotel.

Australian architecture studio Richards and Spence used brass faucets, mirrors, and towel railings to add a touch of glamour to the interior.

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A white bath in a red bathroom
Photo by Matt Harrington

Hotel Saint Vincent, US, by Lambert McGuire Design

Another example of a maximalist bathroom can be found in the Hotel Saint Vincent, where American studio Lambert McGuire Design used chunky tubs and psychedelic wallpaper to make bathing more of an experience than a chore.

Throughout this 75-room hotel in New Orleans, the studio opted for an eclectic mix of design styles that range from 20th-century Italian to mid-century modern and Art Deco.

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Hoxton Southwark hotel designed by Ennismore
Photo is courtesy of The Hoxton

The Hoxton, Southwark, UK, by Ennismore

Hospitality property developer Ennismore decided to go for an industrial aesthetic for this hotel in London, referencing Southwark's former role as a major trading spot for hops.

The roomy bathrooms which are wrapped in green tiles have walk-in showers, brassy sinks and inbuilt shelves where guests can store toiletries and makeup.

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Nobu Ryokan Malibu by Studio PCH and Montalba Architects
Photo is courtesy of Studio PCH and Montalba Architects

Nobu Ryokan Malibu, US, by Studio PCH and Montalba Architects

All of the rooms in this luxury hotel are fitted with contemporary decor typified by a neutral colour palette and earthy materials that centre Japanese design within a Californian location.

Guests can shower under bright skies or relax in a hand-crafted teak wood soaking tub in the minimalist wet room.

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The bathroom inside Goodtime hotel
Photo is by Alice Gao

Goodtime Hotel, US, by Ken Fulk

Pastel hues and wicker furnishing clash playfully with the floral print in this bathroom at the Goodtime Hotel in Miami.

Designed by Ken Fulk for musician Pharrell Williams, the interiors were decorated by Fulk in a "reimagined art deco" aesthetic to "recall the opulence and nostalgia of a time gone by".

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Dá Licença hotel by Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau
Photo is by Francisco Nogueira

Dá Licença, Portugal, by Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau 

Creatives Vitor Borges and Franck Laigneau incorporated vintage furnishings and one-off pieces in the bathroom of this hotel located in the historic city of Estremoz, Portugal.

In a subtle nod to Estremoz's marble-rich terrain, the designers used natural stone to craft the free-standing bath which acts as a centrepiece of the room. The same marble can also be seen on the sink basins and pink-hued shower cubicles.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing rustic interiors, retro bathrooms and domestic gyms.