Design hotels are fast-emerging as one of the latest trends in the industry, and it’s easy to see why. Who wouldn’t love to stay in a chic and stylish room designed by your favorite painter, clothing designer, or graffiti artist? Awash with color and panache, these 8 colorful hotels are at the top of the list for our next getaway!
The Saguaro Palm Springs
Whether you come for the sun or the spas, the Saguaro Palm Springs is a fabulous home base for your California desert vacation. This colorful resort, finished in 2012, reflects the vibrant spirit of the Southwest.
The Saguaro Palm Springs
1800 East Palm Canyon Drive
I must dive into this pool immediately! Playful and vibrant, the new Semiramis in Athens is equal parts museum and hotel. From the moment you step foot through the entrance (a glowing pink glass cube), you enter a world of eye-popping details and candy-colored furnishings.
Rosas & Xocolate
The hot-pink exterior of colonial Merida, Mexico’s Rosas & Xocolate hotel makes me want to run to Mexico for a visit! The rooms, restaurant, and pool are also decked out in pink. And, as the name belies, there is a gourmet chocolate shop on premises.
No discussion of colorful hotels would be complete without including Brussels’ gem, the Pantone Hotel. The modern accommodations feature rooms in all shades of the Pantone rainbow, and guests are invited to choose rooms based upon their favorite color.
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
We’d expect nothing less from Missoni than a wonderland of color, and the Hotel Missoni Edinburgh doesn’t disappoint. Located on the historic Royal Mile in Scotland’s capital, each of the 136 guest rooms and suites is decked out in dramatic fashion, with luxurious touches such as Nespresso machines and iPod docks.
Lords South Beach
Lords South Beach is taking Miami by storm. Touted by Travel + Leisure’s It List as “one of the city’s most talked-about properties”, Lords is the first outpost of a new gay-friendly hotel brand. Color abounds in each of the modern rooms, lounges, and pools.
Au Vieux Panier
6 artists, 6 rooms. Each room at the Au Vieux Panier in Marseille is a literal work of art and all are updated each year to feature a new artist. You never know what wonder you will find!
The appropriately-named Hotel Crayon in Paris, designed by French artist Julie Gauthron, whose daughter actually helped to create the art, coloring in the wallpaper of the boutique hotel. A little bit wild, and a whole lot of fabulous, this may just be our next stop whilst in Paris.