Monday, December 6, 2010


Tree houses, neon lights, robot sculptures and all-white rooms reminiscent of outer space: these loopy lodgings definitely can’t be found at your local Holiday Inn. Why settle for a bland everyday room when you could have a totally one-of-a-kind respite designed by a local artist or even an internationally renowned architect? These rooms at hotels around the world are in a weird class of their own.

Courtesy of Diana.

Try to conjure up the most incredibly creative, artistic hotel rooms you can possibly imagine, and they might very well look something like the real-life rooms of the Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore. Each room at the Wanderlust is like an art exhibit at a gallery, as different from one another as if they were created by a diverse team of designers – and that they were.

Vibrant colors and quirky murals give the Lub D Hostel in Bangkok the look of a high-end boutique hotel on a shoestring budget. Bare concrete surfaces and exposed ducts that would otherwise look drab take on a stylish industrial look when paired with modern furnishings and solid blocks of vivid paint.

You know that the Hotel Puerta America in Madrid is something special before you even walk in the door. The exterior is encased in brightly colored cladding printed with the poem ‘Freedom’ by Paul Ellard. But that’s nothing compared to the showcase of international design talent found inside. Each of the 12 floors of this new boutique hotel was designed by one of the world’s most sought-after architects including Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Normal Foster and Jean Nouvel.

 Designed by Christian LaCroix, the Hotel du Petit Moulin in Paris embodies the style of the renowned clothier and of the city itself. Whimsical and feminine, the boutique hotel is located in a former 17th-century bakery and packed with toile, beading, intricate illustrations and luxe fabrics. Each of the hotel’s seventeen rooms offers a different way of experiencing the district of Le Marais in which the hotel is located, according to the designer.

Humor (as if those rooms weren't funny enough):

Wine does not make you FAT ...
- it makes you LEAN ....
(Against tables, chairs,  floors, walls and ugly people.)

How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark
to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

1 comment:

  1. Hotel du Petit Moulin could redecorate 10-Forward. (Star Trek. Get it, Diana?) Or maybe HdPM would be wise to copy the Enterprise.