8 Colorful Stays to Inspire a Fortifying and Optimistic 2021
After a year of unpredictability and disappointments, the world can use a bit of joy and stability in 2021. Good news - inspired by the new colors of the year for 2021, a reliable, rock-solid gray and a sunny, sparkling yellow, we have delved into our more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world to present eight spectacular stays in these bold hues to spark your signature style choices over the coming year. Whether that’s a fresh coat of paint on the wall, a cheerful new top or a much-needed weekend escape when the time is right to travel again, these gorgeous getaways in the year’s most sought after colors offer a kaleidoscope of hope and strength for the months ahead.
Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Located in the heart of St. Louis’s Grand Center Arts District, this unique boutique hotel gives its guests the opportunity to rest their heads in various monochromatic rooms in all the colors of the rainbow. With eye-popping attention to detail and uber-stylish decor, guests can immerse themselves in the yellow rooms’ wall-to-wall cheer, perfect for a chipper and uplifting stay. Regardless of which shade guests select, each of the Insta-worthy rooms has plenty of awe-inspiring angles to capture the perfect shot that’s sure to fill your followers with envy, of course once it’s safe to travel again.
Hotel Ottilia by Brøchner Hotels, Copenhagen, Denmark
With a minimalist Nordic design, this sleek yet stoic hotel in the Carlsberg district of Copenhagen is housed in an iconic brewery, making every design (and beer) lover feel right at home. Combining the original elements of the brewery buildings with a cool industrial look, Hotel Ottilia is an aesthetic treat for the eyes. The raw materials in slate grey tones, the impressive lighting installations and the round panorama windows overlooking the square, are only some of the features that make this property a true piece of art.
Hotel Negresco, Nice, France
Dating from the beginning of the 20th century, this historic hotel first opened its doors in 1913 and offers uninterrupted views of the beach and the picture-perfect Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Various glimmering shades of yellow feature prominently throughout, whether it’s the elegant golden hues that grace the hotel’s Napoleon Suite in homage to the elegance of a bygone era, or the crisp and sunny shades that dominate the hotel’s newly renovated wing, inspired by the perpetual sunshine for which the Côte d'Azur is beloved. From the ornate Louis XIII style to contemporary art, five centuries of history are exhibited throughout this stylish and stately property, sure to spark a sense of discovery and optimism for the year ahead.
Hotel KOE Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary design that combines aspects of balance and restraint from traditional Japanese culture with stark, open spaces beckons at the Hotel KOE Tokyo. The subtle shades of ash and stone soothe the senses, while the clean lines exude a quiet stability, creating a peaceful sanctuary in the bustling heart of the vibrant Japanese capital. The ultimate in seclusion and simplicity, the layering effect of the hotel’s subdued color palette brings additional depth, making it an oasis for rest and contemplation.
Duxton Reserve, Singapore
With shimmering yellow shades popping as dazzling accents throughout this elegant hotel at the center of Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar district, the Duxton Reserve features an alluring amalgamation of Chinese, Malay and European styles. The hotel’s modern Chinese restaurant Yellow Pot impresses not only with its delicious dishes, but also the attention-grabbing yellow urns and containers which line the walls. A beacon of refinement and luxury, the hotel’s expressive use of yellow creates an invigorating and energetic flow throughout.
COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
Set in a series of historic mid-19th-century buildings in the heart of Perth, the interior spaces of COMO The Treasury invoke a calming sense of neutrality and balance through a clever use of complementary shades of grey. Oozing with style, each of the beautiful rooms captures a comforting minimalist vibe, complete with mid-century armchairs and a cocoon of silver panelling. As a bonus, the hotel’s private dining area pairs the property’s signature solid grey tones with bubbly, bright yellow accents, creating an atmosphere that captures the best of 2021’s colors of the year; equal parts whimsy and durability, and ideal for enjoying some quality time around the table with family and friends, when the time is right again.
Hotel de la Coupole - MGallery, Sa Pa, Vietnam
Inspired by the vibrant colors favored by local communities in the region of Sa Pa and French Haute Couture, this stunning escape is a travel experience all on its own. The gorgeous Hotel de la Coupole - MGallery, bathed in bold shades of yellow both inside and out, boasts breathtaking views of the Sapa Valley and the impressive surrounding mountainous landscape. With elegant rooms painted in bold golden shades and French-influenced decor, guests can immerse themselves in a world of optimism, enlightenment and creativity.
The Pantone Hotel Brussels, Belgium
For those that yearn for a full palette of colors, this boutique hotel is the perfect place to spend a one-of-a-kind night in Brussels, when it’s safe to travel again. The creation of interior designer Michel Penneman and architect Olivier Hannaert, The Pantone Hotel features rooms all decorated in different color themes, featuring exclusive photography in matching shades by Belgian artist Victor Levy. No matter your Pantone preference, this getaway offers something for every design fan, including an on-site store filled with unique gifts in multiple hues, perhaps even including this year’s signature shades of yellow and grey.