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Traveling is all about gaining a new perspective. And, for many, that means seeing the bright, cheerful and colorful side of the world. And we mean that literally.
Hotel suites are becoming more fantastical by the day, with designers bringing in more color, local art, and style to help make visitors feel as embedded with their surroundings as possible.
Moreover, hotels may also be making their rooms more vibrant in an attempt to make their clientele happier. As researchers at the University of Essex in England found in a 2009 study, people shown bright colors scored higher on aptitude and emotional well-being tests.
“This shows that prescribing yourself a dose of color could not only prove the perfect antidote to the winter blues, it could also make you smarter and better able to remember things,” lead researcher Duncan Smith shared with Fox News.
If you’re on the hunt for a truly unique space that will make you feel happier through some color therapy, here’s where you should be traveling and staying this year.
The Saguaro in Palm Springs
Located in one of the most colorful communities in Southern California, The Saguaro Palm Springs will delight all the senses. First, visitors are greeted with the hotel’s multi-colored facade. Next, guests can step inside and sit by the crystal blue pool under a sunny yellow umbrella. Finally, visitors can retire to one of the hotel’s two-room suites where they will be greeted by cheery orange walls, lime green couches, and multi-colored striped bedding that will help wake up even the groggiest travelers in the morning. Pricing dependent on dates, but begins around $223 per night.
Las Alamandas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Las Alamedas, which sits nestled between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo Mexico, is a color lover’s dream come true. At the hotel, guests can sip on cocktails at the blue “estrella azul” rooftop bar, get a massage on the hotel’s lush green lawns, and book a stay in its three-bedroom oceanfront villa known as Casa Isabel. Inside the villa, guests will sleep on fuchsia pink beds, sit back on matching couches and can look out to the baby blue waters of the Pacific on the villa’s private patio. Pricing starts at $1,670 per night.
Il Salviatino: Florence, Italy
Located in the rolling hills of Tuscany sits the 15th-century villa known as the Il Salviatino. At the villa, guests will experience all the luxury and old-world charm they’d expect to find at such a historical place. On the 12.5 acre grounds, guests can take part in truffle hunting, sit back and relax on the villa’s expansive veranda looking out into the city of Florence below and dine on Tuscan family-style dinners. At night, guests can also retire to the Tegliacci Suite, an open-plan suite named after the Tegliacci family, who happened to own the villa before the Salviati family purchased it. Inside the suite, guests will be delighted by the bright green interior that pairs beautifully with the blue Italian sky outside the oversized window. The suite runs at about $1,166 per night.
Pantone Hotel in Brussels
The Pantone Hotel, located in the heart of Brussels, is the perfect place for color seekers to come find inspiration. The hotel, which really is owned by the color giant Pantone, features splashes of vivid colors throughout, including in its 1970s inspired lobby. But, perhaps most importantly for those looking for a customized stay, guests can book their overnights based on their moods and color preferences. When booking, choose a room with a balcony or terrace to enjoy both the colors of the room and the views of Brussels too. Rooms start at $115 per night.
Colors Hotel in Rome
With a name like Colors Hotel, one would expect a ridiculously bright experience. And, luckily for everyone, the hotel, located next to Vatican City, lives up to its name. There, guests will find—what else—supremely colorful rooms perfect for travelers on a budget or those simply looking to be in the center of the action in Rome. Each room is decorated with a different—but equally luminous—color scheme, so when booking take your time in selecting your room’s scheme. Superior rooms begin at $72 per night.
Wanderlust Hotel in Little India, Singapore
The Wanderlust claims its hotel is made for “guests with a sense of adventure,” and taking one look at its rooms one can see why. The hotel, located in Little India, comes complete with quirky local artwork throughout, a rainbow-striped pool, a full-service wine and bistro bar, and some seriously dazzling rooms. While in Singapore, book a stay in the Pantone Suite, which is completely painted in sunny yellow hue. Inside the room, guests can soak in a cast iron clawfoot tub, and blast all The Beatles music they want. After all, the room was inspired by the band’s “Yellow Submarine,” making their music a fitting tribute to your travels. Rooms start at $159 per night.
Hotel Sublim Eiffel in Paris
The Hotel Sublim Eiffel may indeed be one of the most perfectly situated hotels on this list thanks to its location near the famed Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. At the hotel, guests will be greeted by a warm and inviting lobby, decorated in rich red and grey hues. Guests can also relax in the hotel’s spa and wellness space, which is also decorated in the same deep red color. As for rooms, guests can choose from 18 different, but equally magical spaces, or upgrade to its one and one Eiffel Tower View suite. And, just as its name implies, it comes with a truly stellar view of the Iron Lady. That room will tantalize your senses thanks to its blue mood lighting and coordinating purple, orange and red decor. The suite’s pricing begins at $366 per night.
Casa Palopo: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
All along the shore of Lake Atitlan in the heart of the Guatemalan Highlands, visitors will be delighted by natural color. And to increase the bright and beautiful factor that Mother Nature offers, visitors can also book a stay at the Casa Palopo, which recently debuted six new guest rooms and suites, each with its own unique color scheme and filled to the brim with local culture.
Its Santa Catarina Master Suite is now a bright blue that will almost make you want to dive right in, while its San Pablo Junior Suite will lull you to bed with its soft, periwinkle hue. The San Lucas Deluxe Suite comes with a mix of mustard yellow and robin’s egg blue that is so perfectly matched you’ll want to paint your own home in the exact same colors, and the San Marcos Deluxe Suite’s deep brick red will make you feel more romantic than ever. Pricing on the suites vary but start at $360 per night.
Semiramis in Athens
Located in the Athens suburb of Kifissia, guests to the Semiramis Hotel Amarousion will be absolutely delighted by its color scheme. At the hotel, visitors can sit by the radiant green pool under an equally flashy coral pink umbrella. Or, they can step inside the hotel, which is smattered with colorful neon lighting. Then, visitors can check in to their rooms, which are a decorated in a matching shade of lime green that harkens back to popular 1960s decor. Of course, the hotel’s penthouse suite has perhaps the best color choices, with green walls, pink couches and a view for days off the private balcony. The suite goes for $628 per night.