Coolest hotel rooms

A recent Reuters report has a story on the world’s coolest hotel rooms per “trend spotter and author Bill Tikos (who) has roamed the globe to find hotels that offer a unique, and luxurious, experience”.

“From rooms decked out with a soundstage to concierges who can arrange impromptu tango lessons, Tikos’ book, “The World’s Coolest Hotel Rooms”, features more than 50 rooms ranging from those that fulfill rock star fantasies to others that elevate the meaning of luxury with sumptuous day beds in lush, secluded gardens with private pools”. The author writes a weekly syndicated column and also has a Thecoolhunter“. Tikos believes the growing ranks of wealthy and well-heeled business travelers, as well as celebrities, have in the past five years helped drive demand for smaller, boutique establishments and all the luxury amenities that go with it.

Hotels that have made his list “include the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista in Verona, Italy, just miles from the centre of Verona, and which has hosted creative heavyweights such as author Takashi Murakami. In Frankfurt, Germany, Goldman 25hours Hotel catches the eye with its orange-and-blue facade”. Somewhat surprisingly no US hotel makes the list yet.

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.