Four Exotic Hotels For A Not-So-Typical Holiday
Nov 25, 2011 - by Danika Daly
Your holiday season gets redundant. You go to the same place, eat the same food and do the same things every year. Switch it up this holiday with an exotic vacation to one of our favorite hotels. Sleep on designer beds, relax on a beach or ride Santa's reindeer. Bring your family, your bestie or your beau because this holiday, you're celebrating in style.
If you didn't get to shop the Versace x H&M collection, have no fear - you can still get into some Versace design. The Palazzo Versace, designed by Donatella herself, drips with glamour. Indulge in your in-room spa, drink from designer glasses and teacups and boast to your friends that camped outside for Versace x H&M you are indoors relaxing on Versace ground. Plus, it's summer in Australia. Extra plus, if you stay for New Year's Eve, you can party in style on a golden playground.
Take a page out of Edward Cullen's book Breaking Dawn and visit a private island. The modern hotel on the grounds (read: water) of Song Saa, Cambodia are built on top of the ocean. You can get there by private plane or speedboat. Explore the rainforest or lay in bed and watch the sunset over the ocean from your window. Just don't break the headboard, Twilight fans.
If Palazzo Versace tickled your fancy, you may also consider Maison Moschino in Milan, designed by Rossella Jardini. The hotel is a fairytale dream with names like "Half A Room", "Alice's Room" and "Sleeping in a Ball Gown." Fall into the rabbit hole and onto a bedspread covered with rose petals, and find yourself dreaming in wonderland. Just beware of the "Little Red Riding Hood" room where a floral big bad wolf - eh hem, grandma - awaits in the bed.
If you're dying to channel your inner eskimo, why not pay a visit to an igloo village? Not to fear, this is more glamorous than it sounds. Each log cabin is quaint with a private garden and decorated with a modern interior. You can go ice fishing or plan a reindeer safari to ride Rudolph and other reindeer friends. Don't worry, they won't tell Santa you were naughty.
Which one of these hotels will you try? Tell us in the comments.