Posts Tagged ‘sexy hotel’

Want a sexy hotel room? Read these tips

December 22, 2008

Budget Travel tips for romantic hotels

Budget Travel offers up 10 tips for creating a sexy hotel room, featuring Mark Zingarelli’s great illustrations (one is above), and says:

There’s something about hotel rooms that generally makes them feel sexy by definition—maybe because it’s a strange new place, or because the bed is usually the focal point of the room.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t get even sexier.

The editors of Budget Travel have come up with 10 relatively simple ways to give your hotel room—whether it’s at a roadside motel, a fancy island resort, or somewhere in between—a suitably romantic makeover.

Watch the slide show to find out the 10 tips: Our correspondent, seduction artist Bud Travel, will show you how it’s done. (While all 10 are great ideas, you may want to implement only two or three. Overkill isn’t sexy at all.)

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Forbes Traveler picks the sexiest hotels in America for 2008

December 12, 2008

Which 10 hotels are lucky enough to earn “sexiest hotel” status from Forbes Traveler? Click here to find out!

Some selections may surprise you. Who would expect, for example, to find a sexy hotel in sultry old Savannah? Well, the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah is seriously sexy. First off, the lobby doubles as an art gallery with about 400 works of art, while the pool area suggests a luxe tropical resort. Mostly orange, the restaurant is a welcome breath of trendy fresh air in this atmospheric town.

The Liberty Hotel in Boston was actually a prison for some 120 years. But today there’s a 90-foot-high atrium in the center of a decidedly deluxe property, and its former exercise yard is now a beautifully landscaped private garden. From the posh roof deck there is a—can we say this?—sexy view of the Charles River and Back Bay skyline.

And Las Vegas? Forget it—outrageous and over-the-top may be fabulous, but rarely is it sexy. For real desert chic, less is more, and groovy Palm Springs, Calif., is where you’ll find it, at Hollywood hideaways such as Korakia and Le Parker Palm Springs. The former resembles a Moroccan villa and is the kind of place where you’ll find agents mulling over scripts by either of two very inviting swimming pools. The latter property is larger and the kind of hotel where celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and “La Vie en Rose” star (and recent Oscar winner) Marion Cotillard stay when the Palm Springs International Film Festival rolls into town each January.