Whether you're planning your next mini-break, work-sponsored junket or helluva long holiday, where you stow your monogrammed carry-on is key

Making those memories with zero National Lampoon factor is also essential. And if you're into high thread count sheets, playing the celebrity spotting game, A-list designer digs, architectural masterpieces, life-changing destinations or sleeping on a bed made from ice, where you lay your head can either elevate or deflate the memories you make.

From a friendly giraffe poking its pretty head through your rustic African hotel window to New York hotels with all kinds of cool-kid inner city swag, to a glass igloo with the best lighting scheme ever, we present the 25 hippest places to stay around the globe.  Your Instagram will love you for it.

Stylish stays: the 25 hippest hotels on the planet