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Color me pretty, hotels are going the candy-color route (2 of 2)

October 16, 2009

By Dian Hasan | October 15, 2009

LollipopHotels have been the recipients of design world’s attention for quite some time. Knowing full well that hotels are among the most public of buildings and travelers are known to develop emotional bonds (and brand loyalty) with their favorite hotel, designers and hoteliers have been busy re-inventing the hotel experience through good design. Involving others from the creative community: graphic designers, sculptors, furniture designers, musicians, fashion designers, feng shui specialists, among others. Adding a dose of personality and character in the process. End result: hotels that are hip, stylish, chic… au courant!

Designer hotels have been around for the last two decades, and today virtually every major city across the world has a variation of a (mostly small) hotel with a design statement. So after boutique design hotels have conquered the world, and chain hotels themselves are creating new niches of their own boutique hotels,what’s next?

Using color to make a difference and create a unique brand identity seems to be catching on. And it’s not just a dash of subtle colors, but the loud, neon, candy-color kind. Involving big names like Karim Rashidwho extended his love for shocking colors to a small hotel in Athens, Greece. The name? Fresh. How appropo! Here are other “Fresh” approaches that are making a “Splash” around the world. (click on each picture to find out where, click here to read part 1 of the story)

Hotel Fox-Copenhagen-DENMARK Guest Room 1Hotel Puerta América-Madrid-SPAIN 6The Keating-SD Hotel Reception 1G Hotel-Galway-IER 4Hillside Su Hotel-Antalya-TURKEY 2G Hotel-Galway-IER 3Hotel Puerta América-Madrid-SPAIN 3Hotel Puerta América-Madrid-SPAIN 4Sanderson-London-UK 2New Majestic Hotel-SINGAPORE Guest Room 1Cram Hotel Barcelona-SPAIN 10Hotel Puerta América-Madrid-SPAIN 8Fresh Hotel-Athens-GREECE 2CitiChic-Bangkok-TH 2Sanderson-London-UK 1New Majestic Hotel-SINGAPORE Guest Room 2bellechasse-art-hotel-room2Gansevoort South-Miami-USA Guest RoomGansevoort South-Miami-USA LobbyHotel Puerta América-Madrid-SPAIN 7Cavo Tagoo-Mykonos-GREECE Guest Room 1East Hotel-Hamburg-GERMANY Bar 1Hotel Fox-Copenhagen-DENMARK Guest Room 2Emperor-Beijing-CHINA 2Hotel Fox-Copenhagen-DENMARK Guest Room 4Bellechasse-Paris-FRANCE 1Bellechasse-Paris-FRANCE 3Adelphi-Melbourne-OZ 1Emperor-Beijing-CHINA 1Bellechasse-Paris-FRANCE 2Casa Camper-Barcelona-SPAIN Guest Room 1Continentale-Florence-ITALY Lobby 1Hi Hotel-Nice-FRANCE Happy Lounge & BarWindsor Hotel-Cannes-FRANCE Guest Room 1Cavo Tagoo-Mykonos-GREECE SuiteNew Hotel Marseille-Marseille-FRANCE Guest Suite 1Hi Hotel-Nice-FRANCE Happy Lobby 1Hotel Cézanne–Cannes-FRANCE Guest RoomContinentale-Florence-ITALY Lobby 2Hi Hotel-Nice-FRANCE Happy Guest Room 1Hi Hotel-Nice-FRANCE Happy Dining 2Indigo Pearl-Phuket-TH Lobby 1

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