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Funky Friday: You May Catch A Fever At the Hotel Re! Singapore

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  Site Where: 175A Chin Swee Raod, Singapore, 169879
May 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

Hotel Re! in Singapore is a “modern retro boutique hotel” that just can’t get enough of the 60s and 70s, and the pop culture that shaped this unique and irreplaceable era. One of the hotel’s most obvious features is an all-star line-up of icons of TV, film and music. From The Fab Four, to Charlie’s Angels, to classic James Bond — each is represented in recognizable silhouette imagery. This hotel is entirely funky, any space of which would make a fitting Funky Friday segment. We admit the decision was tough, but for this week we are going with the one that just makes us feel like dancing--the famous shadow of disco dude John Travolta from the cult film Saturday Night Fever.

Hotel Re! is alive with all the great colors and graphics of the 60s and 70s, electric raspberry being a favorite. The interiors feature the ever-popular white plastic chairs of the period and glossy, vinyl upholstered seating. Walls are covered in groovy, reflective wallpaper in all kinds of psychedelic patterns. Austin Powers would feel right at home.

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Malibu Beach Hotels Guide :: Casa Larronde

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  Site Where: 22000 Pacific Coast Hwy [map], Malibu, CA, United States, 90265
May 7, 2008 at 3:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

Casa Larronde is a little-known spot on PCH that is technically not a hotel, nor a B&B, nor a motel nor an inn.

It's a house on Carbon Beach that has two guest bedrooms including the John Travolta Suite where JT apparently stayed for three months in 1977 after he hit it big with Saturday Night Fever.

But before Travolta was here, the house was the fifth house built on Carbon aka Billionaire's Beach in 1951. Today, it gets rented out for most of the summer and during the rest of the year, the elderly owner Charlou Larronde rents out the two rooms, breakfast included. Here's how Los Angeles Citysearch described the place:

With floor-to-ceiling windows on both stories, this picturesque oceanfront house resides on Malibu's prime Carbon Beach, a short distance from the famous Surfer's Beach. The two guest bedrooms have private baths and include the often celebrity-occupied John Travolta suite with a sand-side lounge deck, kitchenette and fireplace. The owner of 50 years serves hors d'oeuvres during the evening cocktail hour and cooks full gourmet breakfasts for guests in the morning.

Rates start at $155 a night for downstairs bedroom. John Travolta suite starts at $175 a night. Call 1-310-456-9333 to book.