Gone are the days when hotel room decor was kept to simple functionality. Even the most generic chain hotels will now attempt to inject each room with its own unique character, and the world’s best interior designers are using these spaces to try out some seriously eye-catching designs.
So whilst many of us will still be looking for little more than a decent foam mattress and pillow to rest our heads on, there’s a new generation of travellers who are seeking something a little more stylish from their hotel room.
Take the wonderful Hotel Duquesa de Cardona in Barcelona. This beautiful boutique hotel perfectly matches the surroundings of the Gothic Quarter of the city with period features in all of the 63 bedrooms. And whilst its rich ochre colour schemes may recall the historical charm of Barcelona, it’s nice to find that the hotel is fitted with all mod cons to help you enjoy your stay with plenty of luxury.
For a stylish alternative of big city chic, check out the Mandarin Oriental in New York. As space is often at a premium in this congested city, this hotel has rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow guests uninterrupted views of landmarks like Central Park and the Hudson River. And what five-star hotel would be complete without granite and marble bathrooms, chaise lounges, and that all-important HD LCD flatscreen television.
The Cadbury House hotel in Bristol also offers its visitors something a little different. Whilst their hotel rooms offer many standard features such as king size beds that match the luxury you’d get from a deluxe foam mattress from Bedstar, they also offer glittering ceiling panels and even a bathtub at the end of the bed for the ultimate in hotel room luxury.
But regardless of where we’re staying, we all want to feel that our hotel rooms offer us plenty of cosy hospitality, and that’s definitely the case for anybody staying at the five-star Giardino hotel in Switzerland. As well as the finest in foam mattresses, the hotel also offers rooms with roaring fireplaces and balconies with views of the epic Engadine mountains – perhaps not something that you could take home with you!