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Seven hotels of the future

A gleaming triangular tower in Zhengzhou, a low-rise strip of suites burrowed into the grassy landscape surrounding São Paolo, and a diamond-shaped beacon in Bucharest from architect Zaha Hadid are among a crop of spectacularly designed hotels on the horizon.

Dorobanti Tower, Bucharest, Romania



Zaha Hadid's 656-foot diamond-shaped tower is part residences, part luxury hotel. Currently under construction, the lattice-encased mixed-use structure aims to be an icon for the capitol.



W Retreat Kanai, Mayan Riviera



Construction will begin next year on this 180-room beachfront hotel, designed by Richard Meier, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The hotel, notable for its T-shaped geometry and terraced suites with private outdoor showers and bar areas, will share land with four other hotels and a beach club.



Zhengzhou Mixed-Use Development



This 4.3-million square-foot mixed-use development, from Trahan Architects, will include a luxury hotel in its tallest tower. But don't go planning a trip yet: The plan is just in its very early schematic design phase, which could take another two years to be wrapped up.



Hotel Aliah, Sao Paolo, Brazil



The Hotel Aliah, a joint project by Hiperstudio + Arkiz. Located in São Pailo, aims to be a green hotel and "transcendental space," where its architecture blends into the landscape. This sustainable, luxury hotel will be built by 2014, in time for the World Cup



Vertical Village, Dubai



This solar-powered residential, hotel and entertainment complex is designed by Graft Lab. The complex, aiming for a LEED Gold certification, has a solar roof that transports the solar energy through a system of veins, "like a leaf," say the architects.



PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore



Designed by WOHA, this 16-story business hotel with rooftop bar and terrace bring a lush dose of vertical greenery to an urban setting, with contoured parks and gardens below and valleys and waterfalls that extend up into the building. The cleverly landscaped hotel is under construction, slated for completion in summer of 2012.



Montabo Resort, French Guyana



A proposal and winning competition entry from KILO Architectures envisions a hilltop resort hovering over the city of Cayenne. The Montabo would have a minimal footprint and float above the dense jungle vegetation below




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