Spring is often a time associated with cleaning, decluttering and new beginnings, and this year is no exception.

Many people have been motivated by a globally recognized tidying expert who is inspiring people around the world to change their state of mind and way of life by simplifying and organizing the home.

According to research by Booking.com, 25% of Canadian travellers say that minimalism is the most appealing interior design type. With this in mind, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay has delved into its more than 28 million reported listings in over 147,000 destinations around the globe to curate a list of unique places to stay for travellers seeking a minimalist aesthetic for their next vacation.

This group may be larger than you would expect, as 50% of Canadian travellers revealed that in 2019, one of their main motivations to travel is to experience a simpler lifestyle, with minimalism being one obvious way to do so.



Shikoku, Japan 

Design enthusiasts will appreciate the sleek and minimal design of the authentic Setouchi Retreat Aonagi retreat, appealing to 16% of travellers who opt for Japanese minimalism as their favourite interior design. Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and sweeping views of the sea. Take in the impressive mountain vistas from your private terrace or balcony, while enjoying a cup of coffee in your comfy bathrobe and slippers.


Pedras Salgadas, Portugal 

This minimalist stay in the Vila Real district of Portugal oozes calm with a simple and uncluttered design, while surrounded by the zen of nature. The Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park offers ecological self-catering bungalows with a modern vibe. With a range of eco-houses, bungalows and even tree houses, this property is perfect for the 43% of Canadian travellers who’ve reported that they’d like to visit somewhere in 2019 that’s so unique, none of their friends have been there. The Pedras Salgadas’s spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, massages and even an indoor pool, sauna and steam bath to spark even more vacation joy and clear the mind and soul.


Graz, Austria






The Augarten Art Hotel combines modern and minimalist architecture and design with contemporary art for those who find joy in the creative things in life. Built by the famous Austrian architect Günther Domenig, this luxury property is home to over 200 pieces of contemporary art for guests to draw inspiration and happiness from. Just a short walk from the center of Graz, most rooms boast balconies with a view of the local courtyard or clock tower. If the hotel’s own works of art aren’t enough for culture seeking guests, the Graz Opera House is just half a mile away.



Mexico City, Mexico 

For travellers seeking an understated design aesthetic in Mexico, the Distrito Capital in Mexico City provides the perfect stay with a minimalist look and feel. This chic design hotel combines crisp whites with soft slate grays in the suburb of Santa Fe. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool and massages are available in case the accommodation surroundings don’t leave you feeling quite zen enough.




Hidden within the energetic streets of Singapore lies the quiet retreat that is the Lloyd’s Inn. This modern boutique hotel has an edgy white theme throughout that amplifies the building’s great use of natural light. It also has a roof terrace, modern garden deck and a dipping pool surrounded by greenery.



Santorini, Greece 

Santorini, famous for its picture-perfect white walls and beautiful scenery, is the postcard destination for a discreet and minimalist break. The Kirini Santorini fits in seamlessly with its famous surroundings, boasting traditional architecture and multi-levelled terraces, perched on the cliff overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. Guests can enjoy the sweeping panoramas of the dramatic volcano island from the hotel’s pristine white verandas or relax inside the hotel’s recently refurbished rooms with white walls and sleek wooden floors.



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