We're Dye-ing Over The Pantone Hotel in Brussels
Fast Company reported yesterday on a very new type of designer hotel--The Pantone Hotel in Brussels. Yes, Pantone as in the company that created a precise-color matching system by which all designers of anything live and dye by.
The company, while extremely well-known in its industry, is looking to reach out to real consumers. Hence, The Pantone Hotel.
Designed by Belgian interior designer Michel Penneman and Belgian architect Olivier Hannaert, each of the hotel's 59 rooms, which range from $84 to $184 a night, is inspired by different Pantone color palettes. On-site Pantone Color consultants are apparently available for "color consultations and educational seminars on color psychology and trends."
But what we love, absolutely love, is that guests can choose their room at check-in based on their MOOD. It's like a Mood Ring Hotel!
Check out the color swatches...er...accommodations listed here. Brown is an earthy, rich color. Red is daring and fiery while yellow is cheerful and warm (and yes, all colors are listed with their Pantone ID number too.) But never fear, the entire rooms are not dunked in the colors. The rooms are typically white spaces with splashes of color throughouth--typical a swatch on the bed, the wall above the bed and a window pane. (Although that carpeting looks scary, no?)
Other amenities include FREE WiFi, a lounge and rooftop bar that serve Pantone colored cocktails and a store where you can buy all sorts of Pantone swag the company has co-created like mugs, bath and body goods, clothes, bags, stationary and even folding chairs.
We have to say, we're dye-ing to go here. If you've been, let us know how it was!
Thanks to GlobeTrotting Gourmet for the tips!