Welcome to Design Hotels™ X.

The dedicated hotel room exchange program for Design Hotels™ properties worldwide

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Design Hotels™ and HotelSwaps have created a dedicated booking platform where owners and operators of Design Hotels™ properties can share available rooms with other Design Hotels™ members based on the HotelCoin digital currency.

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

Greet and meet hotel owners and professionals passionate about the industry from every corner of the world. 

Travel savings

Book accommodation for yourself or friends and family using HotelCoins earned from accommodating other hoteliers in your available rooms.

Increased revenues

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

Instant availability

Book instantly from all the rooms advertised by other hotel members.

Employee rewards

Offer HotelCoins as a cost-effective way to recognise your key hotel executives. 

Choice of destinations

Pick from a growing number of carefully selected hotels and residences around the world, no matter which member stays at your hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does HotelSwaps work? 

What are HotelCoins?

HotelCoins are the digital currency that enable the trade of hotel rooms between HotelSwaps members. Think of it as the private currency of the hospitality community.

1. Earn HotelCoins. Open your availability on the website 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 - employees, suppliers, friends, family or even yourself.

3. Book rooms with HotelCoins. Use HotelCoins to pay for stays at any other hotel member – either from instant availability or 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 pricing and the seasonality of its location.

The value of 1 HotelCoin is approximately, on average over all HotelSwaps bookings, 1 USD.

What privileges do I get thanks to Design Hotels™?

The Basic membership is free to join and satisfies hotel owners and operators looking to use HotelSwaps from time to time without any upfront commitment.

The Premium membership is ideal for hotel owners and operators looking to maximize travel savings, ancillary revenues and utilisation of empty rooms.

With Design Hotels™: You get 20% discount on your Premium membership and a welcome credit in HotelCoins.

See membership options for pricing and details.

How much is the reservation fee?

A reservation fee is charged for all confirmed reservations. The reservation fee is GBP 0.08 / EUR 0.09 / USD 0.10 per HotelCoin used for your reservation, representing on average approximately 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, inventory and 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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