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Hip Hotels

When it comes to enjoyable travel experiences, accommodations are often an essential part of the journey. Showcasing how travel stays are adapting to the tastes of modern consumers, this category of hotel trends sheds light on everything from sustainable hotels to pop culture accommodations and minimalist getaways.
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Bourbon Distillery Vacation Rentals
Bourbon Distillery Vacation Rentals
The Jim Beam American Stillhouse is Now Available for Rent
If your idea of a perfect vaction involves beautiful scenery and a nice glass of bourbon, you’ll want to vist the Jim Beam American Stillhouse. Earlier this week, Jim Beam announced that it... MORE
Vibrant '90s-Themed Hotels
Vibrant '90s-Themed Hotels
Hotels.com's Lisa Frank Flat is the Perfect Retreat for '90s Fans
From plaid and neon to fanny packs, 90s nostalgia is back, and thanks to Hotels.com’s new Lisa Frank Flat, you can relive all the ‘90s glory. The extraordinary hotel room boasts... MORE
Top 70 World Trends in September
Top 70 World Trends in September
From Traveling Food Taster Positions to Retro 70s-Themed Motels
The list of September 2019 world trends explores different travel experiences at a global scale, offering fresh products and services that stem from many cultural angles. One of this month’s... MORE
In-Hotel Nightclubs
In-Hotel Nightclubs
Trunk and Tripster Reimagine the Modern Hotel in Tokyo to Include a Nightclub
The concept of a modern hotel in Tokyo has many different extensions and many businesses try to push the boundaries of the category to bring about an authentic and unique experience to guests. A new... MORE
Portable Igloo Hotels
Portable Igloo Hotels
Luxury Action Launched the North Pole Igloos Destination Package
More millennials are seeking to spend their money on experiences and travel rather than luxury goods, and in an effort to create a sought-after and unique experience to appeal to these consumers,... MORE
Beach-Inspired Hotel Interiors
Beach-Inspired Hotel Interiors
This Hotel in Montauk is Renovated by Studio Tack and Bridgeton
Marram is a hotel in Montauk, New York that was recently updated to mirror the aesthetic of its location better. The hospitality institution has a total of 96 rooms, as well as a cafe and a... MORE
Spice Garden Dining Experiences
Spice Garden Dining Experiences
Malherbe Rust Architects Design This Space in a Farmhouse Hotel
Babylonstoren is a farmhouse hotel in Cape Wineland — a region in South Africa. The hospitality establishment and wine estate recently got an update as local studio Malherbe Rust Architects was... MORE
Beachfront Sandcastle Hotel Rooms
Beachfront Sandcastle Hotel Rooms
The Booking.com “SAND”-sion Offers a Comfy Stay on the Beach
The Booking.com “SAND”-sion is a new sand mansion created by the company in celebration of National Sandcastle Day and offer lucky travelers with an alternative spot to stay with beachfront... MORE
Cultural Stay
Hotels stand out from the competition by focusing on artsy experiences
Implications - Offering greater value in the increasingly competitive hospitality market, hotels are turning to cultural and artistic touches in order to attract the attention of travelers. By pivoting to experiences that businesses like home-shares can't easily replicate, these businesses protect themselves while helping to develop their brands.
Workshop Question — What's one thing your brand can do that its competitors cannot replicate? How could you capitalize on that difference?
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Millennial-Centric Plant Hotel Pop-Ups
Millennial-Centric Plant Hotel Pop-Ups
Kimpton Gray Boasts 10 Rooms for "Leafy Lodging"
In the contemporary state of the world, a plant hotel has many connotations. For one, it brings guests closer to nature, even amid the urban environment. Secondly, it builds on the movement of... MORE
Aztec Pop-Up Contests
Aztec Pop-Up Contests
TripAdvisor Partnered with Wayfair for a Sleepover in 'The Crystal Maze'
TripAdvisor recently partnered with Wayfair to launch a new luxurious vacation contest in the Aztec zone of the renowned Crystal Maze LIVE Experience. The winner of the contest will receive a unique... MORE
Top 35 World Trends in October
Top 35 World Trends in October
From AI-Based Restoration Methods to Portable Igloo Hotels
The list of October 2019 world trends explores global ways of innovation, whether it is implemented to a product, service, or overall experience. Some of the world trends aim for progression and... MORE
Dollhouse-Inspired Vacation Rentals
Dollhouse-Inspired Vacation Rentals
Airbnb Will Rent Out Barbie's Real-Life Malibu Dreamhouse
Airbnb is giving you a chance to make your childhood dreams come true with a stay at Barbie’s real-life Malibu Dreamhouse. For one weekend only, Airbnb is offering a one-time, two-night stay... MORE
Horror-Themed Hotels
Horror-Themed Hotels
Refinery's Hotel of Horrors is Open from October 24 - 31
With Halloween just around the corner, New York-based hotel chain Refinery launched the new Hotel of Horrors suite that runs from October 24 - 31. Guests will stay on the completely transformed 12th... MORE
play_circle_filled Branded Pillow Fight Events
Branded Pillow Fight Events
Premier Inn's Pillow Fight Club Helps to Recycle Soft Furnishings
Premier Inn is gearing up to release a brand new pillow across its 800 hotels and to make the most of its existing soft furnishings, the hotel chain is introducing a Pillow Fight Club. 300,000... MORE
Candy Hotel Room Activations
Candy Hotel Room Activations
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Celebrates Its Design Refresh with a Pop-up
The candy hotel room is no longer a thing of one’s dreams as Howard Johnson by Wyndham realizes it as the hospitality business celebrates its “largest design-refresh in more than 25 years.... MORE
Monstrous Hotel Suites
Monstrous Hotel Suites
The Monster Suite Pays Homage to Guillermo del Toro
Inspired by Academy Award-winning film creator Guillermo del Toro, Hotels.com created the Monster Suite on the grounds of the Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Monster Suite was created... MORE
Half-and-Half Hotel Rooms
Half-and-Half Hotel Rooms
Hotels.com's Hotel Room is Divided by "So Extra" and "So Chic" Styles
Hotels.com created a hotel room in London with two different personalities: “so extra” and “so chic.” The uniquely designed hotel room is split down the middle and the “... MORE
Top 70 World Trends in August
Top 70 World Trends in August
From Shipping Container Micro Homes to Avocado-Shaped Accomodations
The August 2019 world trends feature many innovative travel ideas, bizarre hotel designs, and much more. The broad range of concepts that were explored this month pushed boundaries of new... MORE
Rentable Martian Dwellings
Rentable Martian Dwellings
In 2020, AI SpaceFactory Will Be Renting Out a 3D-Printed Eco Home
TERA is a luxurious yet sustainable Martian dwelling that’s made from durable 3D-printed biopolymer basalt composite and its developer, AI SpaceFactory, is currently crowdfunding for an eco-... MORE
Child-Focused Luxury Hotel Huts
Child-Focused Luxury Hotel Huts
The Mandapa Camp Offers Child Travelers an Interactive Experience
The Mandapa Camp is situated at the Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali, Indonesia and is intended to offer young guests with a dedicated place to enjoy activities. The bamboo hut was designed... MORE
Family-Friendly Treehouse Hotels
Family-Friendly Treehouse Hotels
The Rupa Wasi Lodge Offers an Intimate and Panoramic Experience
Treehouse hotels offer a unique scenic experience to patrons. For kids, the elevation would be understandably fun and mesmerizing, as well. The Rupa Wasi Lodge is one such hospitality business.... MORE
Retro 70s-Themed Motels
Retro 70s-Themed Motels
The Dive Motel Has 23 Rooms with a Vintage-Inspired Design
The Dive Motel is a well-appointed spot for hip travelers to call their temporary home when exploring the best that Nashville, Tennessee has to offer. Located at the former Key Motel, the motel... MORE
Coloring Book-Themed Cafes
Coloring Book-Themed Cafes
The 2D Cafe in Japan is the Perfect Spot for Your Next Instagram Post
As more companies customize their products, services, and venues to attract Millennials and Gen Z generations with unique, “Instagrammable” moments, one Japanese cafe located in Shin... MORE
Kitten-Filled Guesthouses
Kitten-Filled Guesthouses
The 'Kitten BnB' Offers Impressive Views and Cat Cuddles
The ‘Kitten BnB’ is a new rental guesthouse available through Airbnb that will offer guests with the ability to enjoy expansive views of the New York landscape, while also spending time... MORE