The Future of Hospitality is Cinematic!

Thrillist explores motels and hotels that are designed after iconic movies. Every last detail matches the theme, so much so, you feel as if you are walking into the movie set! Read a snippet of the article here or read the article in its entirety here.

In 2019, Hurricane Dorian hit central Florida while I was living there in an RV. Not accustomed to that kind of extreme weather, I found sanctuary in my happy place: Disney World. With my mini dachshund in tow, we used the impending storm as an excuse to treat ourselves to a couple nights on-property, at one of Disney’s “Value” resorts, the Art of Animation. Here, vibrant stories come to life via a giant Finding Nemo-themed pool, a makeshift Pride Rock from The Lion King, and rooms that make guests feel like they’re living out their Disney dreams. My Little Mermaid-inspired room, clad in under-the-sea tones and animation artwork, was a pleasant distraction from the stormy forecast, while my dog gnawed on a Mickey Mouse plush.

To some, hotels are merely a place to sleep—a stopover en route to the final destination. For others, hotels are the destination. Or, at least they can be, considering the caliber of design on display at hotels nowadays. Welcome to the age of hotels as thematic and immersive as movie sets, where interior designers and architects get to channel their inner Imagineer and conceptualize place-making spaces that go far beyond what most people think of when they picture a themed hotel suite—both at Disney and elsewhere.”  Read the entire article here.