Luxury Hotels With a Theme in Miami, Prague and Sweden
The experience of traveling is all about seeing something fresh and new. Holiday destinations should, of course, be memorable, and so should the hotel, for all the right reasons. In castles and forts, as well as on warships, luxury hotels can be found. Based on fashion, pop culture, Marilyn Monroe, the Wild West or something else you could think of, there are themed hotels all over the world. If your interest has aroused all this, here are three themed hotels to get you started:
Hotel Ice, Sweden
Sweden’s Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi must be the coolest hotel on the planet! This magical palace-cum-igloo is constructed from slabs of ice and is freshly built every year. It includes fiber optic lit ice chandeliers, an ice bar and even ice beds with reindeer hides and high-tech sleeping bags piled high. The location of this Land of the Midnight Sun also provides unlimited snow sports, including cross-country skiing, dog sleds and snowmobiles, as well as helicopter tours to Lapland and the stunning aurora borealis, if you’re very lucky. The Ice Hotel, voted the ‘Best Experience in Sweden,’ continues to attract an eclectic crowd from royalty and celebrities to hardy honeymoon couples every year.
Hotel Aria, Prague
The Aria Hotel is ideally situated in Prague, a city renowned for its classical music, between the State Opera House and Rudolfinum, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Follow the Gregorian chants set on the mosaic footpath which leads right into reception from the wrought iron gate. A different genre of music, from contemporary and classical to opera and jazz, is devoted to each floor of this luxury hotel. Predictably, delightfully decorated guest rooms are named after a composer or musician, but that is not all. The spaces, with original artwork, biographies, books and even an iPod filled with their music, are a shrine to individual artists so that you can completely immerse yourself in your chosen favorite. You get Mozart, Elvis or even Billie Holliday round-the-clock, so choose your space with care! The Aria Hotel also has its own Music Director to advise and improve your musical holiday.
Hotel Pelican, Miami
The Diesel-owned Pelican provides a range of wacky rooms for those who want more from a luxury hotel in Miami’s South Beach than Art Deco features. The only prerequisite is that neon, and plenty of it, must be liked. Themed rooms vary from garish to glittery, based on themes such as Best Whorehouse, Cuban Islands and Psychedelic Girl. The Pelican Café is known to be the spot to be seen having breakfast, spilling out onto the terrace and sidewalk.