Hotel rooms tend to follow a similar muted pattern. However, they can also be glitzy, kitsch, beautiful, banal, artistic or bizarre. These may horrify you, or they might inspire you.
1. Honky Tonk Afro, The Pavilion
The Pavilion is a groovy 30 room hotel in central London targeted at a discerning, artistically minded clientele. Rooms are themed to project a funky and glamorous image. “Honky Tonky Afro” is a tribute to the 1970s while “Casablanca Nights” is a deco-inspired Moorish fantasy.
2. The Egyptian Suite, Aphrodites
Offering an ornate, king-sized bed, surrounded by Egyptian columns, a Roman chariot settee and an open plan aqua spa massage bath for two people plus power shower, the Egyptian suite brings a little bit of ancient Egypt to the Lake District, with all mod cons.
3. Cold accommodation, ICEHOTEL
The temperature inside ICEHOTEL is always between -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The bed you sleep on is built from a block of ice with a thick matress that rests on a wooden base. The bed is covered with reindeer hides and you sleep in a comfortable sleeping bag.
4. The Disco Room, Ron Decar’s Las Vegas Hotel
You’ll boogie all night long in our one-of-a-kind Disco Theme Hotel Room, featuring the fabulous Saturday Night Fever Disco Bed! And you and your baby, you’ll be surrounded by whirling colored lights, mirror ball reflections, fog and an outrageous disco beat. The place will get your heart madly pumping. Can a bedroom really have too many mirrors?
5. 206. Ecstasy, Hotel Fox
The French-born artist WK interact has lived in NYC for the last 15 years and has decorated whole tracts of the city’s SoHo district with his dynamic and energetic imagery. But his black and white speeding figures simply do not allow themselves to be tied down to one place: they are permanently on the move; pushing, stumbling and running through the sprawling metropolis. This dynamic energy is also reflected in WK interact’s commissioned work for the likes of Adidas, BMW, Yamaha and Burton.
6. Edwardian Express, Fallen Angel
Remember the days when trains had real romance and travelling First Class was for the privileged few? Enter the Edwardian Express themed bedroom and live like an aristocrat as your first class railway carriage awaits your departure. Smell the vintage leather luggage, caress the walnut furniture and sit at the station master’s desk in this little haven of luxury.
7. Drain pipes, dasparkhotel
The external simplicity surrounds an unexpectedly comfortable interior – full headroom, double bed, storage, light, power, woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag. All other hotelery devices (toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space.
8. Mammel’s Dream, Arte Luise Kunsthotel
Never has the artist felt as comfortable and secure as when he stayed with his grandparents in the country as a child – in their, to his three-year old’s eyes, ‘gigantic’ oak bed. In Mammel’s Dream he recreates this experience with an oversized bed.
9. Symbol, Propeller Island City Hotel
Created entirely from square wooden plates, this black and white room incites and excites the imagination to ponder the meaning of the one symbol or other. There are 300 altogether, which guarantees more than enough food for thought. The very intense room is part of the artist’s private area and it is available as foto/video location.