Welcome to Design Hotels™ X.

The travel club for Design Hotels™ owners and staff worldwide

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Design Hotels™ and HotelSwaps have created a dedicated reservation system where owners and operators of Design Hotels™ properties can trade available rooms with other Design Hotels™ members to travel worldwide.

Through HotelSwaps you can share experiences between Design Hotels™ hoteliers, save on business & leisure travel and reward your key hotel executives with amazing stays around the world.

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Why should you join?

Design Hotels™ community

Experience likeminded hotels and meet hotel owners and professionals passionate about the industry from every corner of the world. 

Travel savings

Save on travel expenses by paying with HotelCoins earned from accommodating other hoteliers in your hotel.

Increased revenues

Earn revenues from HotelSwaps guests in food & beverage and ancillary services at your hotel.

Instant availability

Book instantly from rooms advertised by other hotel members. Alternatively you can send reservation requests directly to other hotel members with your desired dates.

Employee rewards

Offer HotelCoins as a cost-effective incentive to recognise the performance of your key hotel executives. 

Preferred hotelier rates

Purchase HotelCoins from other hotel members for a rate corresponding to an average discount of 50% on public room rates.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does HotelSwaps work? 

What are HotelCoins?

HotelCoins is the currency which is used to trade hotel rooms between HotelSwaps members.

1. Earn HotelCoins. Advertise your room availability in the HotelSwaps reservation system and earn HotelCoins as payment for reservations made by other HotelSwaps members.

2. Transfer HotelCoins. Transfer your hotel's HotelCoins to anybody of your choice - owners, employees, suppliers etc.

3. Book rooms with HotelCoins. Recipients of HotelCoins can use these to pay for stays at any other hotel member – either from advertised availability or as request of specific dates.

How many HotelCoins do I earn for a booking?

In order to offer a fair exchange between members, the HotelCoin cost per Room Night booked through HotelSwaps is determined by the hotel’s public pricing and the seasonality of its location.

The average public reservations value of 1 HotelCoin is approximately 1 USD.

What privileges do I get thanks to Design Hotels™?

With Design Hotels™, you get 20% discount on the annual Premium membership fee and a welcome credit in HotelCoins corresponding to the value of your first year's membership fee.

The Basic membership does not carry an annual membership fee but you only earn 75% of the HotelCoins value from your inbound reservations.

See membership options for pricing and details.

Where can I travel to with HotelSwaps?

You can book at any of our 500+ luxury hotels and residences around the world, with a privileged access to the Design Hotels worldwide.

How much is the reservation fee?

A reservation fee is charged for all confirmed reservations and any subsequent amendments. The reservation fee is GBP 0.08 / EUR 0.09 / USD 0.10 per HotelCoin used for your reservation, representing on average 10% of the public value of your stay.

What else do I need to know?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions to know more about the HotelCoins currency, availability, reservations, cancellation policy and what to expect when you decide to travel.

What Design Hotels™ members say

"Since Chateau de la Resle became a member in 2016, I have booked rooms in great hotels for short stays in Paris, Austria, London, Santorini and Italy."

Johan Bouman, September 2017 Owner of Château de la Resle, Burgundy, France. Member of Design Hotels™.

"I have earned HotelCoins by welcoming other hoteliers when I had spare rooms. A few months ago, I planned my vacations in Thailand thanks to HotelSwaps. Their system is easy to use and all reservations are done on their website."

John Voigtmann, September 2017 Owner of La Bandita Townhouse, Pienze, Italy Member of Design Hotels™.

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