World's coolest themed hotel rooms
(Photo: Courtesy Carlton Hotel)
Barbie, speakeasies, even gas stations—whatever your fancy, there's probably a hotel room themed after it.
Carlton Hotel's Speakeasy Suite
New York City
The Speakeasy Suite at New York City's Carlton Hotel pays tribute to the city's Prohibition days with a secret back room attached to the bedroom that is only accessible through a hidden door masquerading as a bookcase. Once inside, the cozy bonus room offers a plethora of forbidden treasures, including a (non-working) tommy gun, custom-designed poker table with cards and chips, period photography and New York Times front pages, and a well-stocked private bar with leather furniture for lounging.
(Photo: Courtesy The Plaza)
The Plaza's Eloise Suite
New York City
Cartwheel-loving fashion designer Betsey Johnson is the mastermind behind The Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, an ode to the hotel's most famous—and fictional—six-year-old resident.
The two-room suite (one for mom and dad) is every young girl's dream room come true, mixing the old-world glamour of 1950s Manhattan (pink and white candy-striped walls and gold-leaf molding) with childlike whimsy (zebra-striped rugs and a sparkly pink padded headboard). Pint-sized guests can indulge the fantasy just a little bit further with a trip to the hotel's playhouse-like Eloise Shop, or indulge in the Palm Court's Eloise Tea, which swaps out cucumber sandwiches for more kid-friendly fare such as miniature grilled cheese sandwiches.
(Photo: Courtesy V8 Hotel)
V8 Hotel's Gas Station
The car's the thing in Stuttgart—Germany's automotive answer to