There's a lot of controversy over how many names Eskimos really do have for snow, but it's interesting to discover their word for iceberg. The Seeko'o Hotel in Bordeaux, France, takes its name from this word, and it's easy to see why.
Juxtaposed against the city's 18th-century waterfront facade, the Seeko'o is a clean, almost featureless space, plated in white Corian. By day it's luminous. By night it takes on the colors of the lights around it, and those inside it.
Created by Atelier d'Architecture King Kong, it's bright and airy on the inside, with 45 large, spacious bedrooms. Each has a black stretch ceiling, that reflects the room below it. Two of the rooms are organized around a circular bed.
To top this off, the hotel offers a Turkish bath and sauna, with great views of the city and docks, free of charge to its guests. RM