Have you already traveled since the restrictions that followed the outbreak of the global pandemic were lifted? For many, local trips and overnight stays abroad did not take long to return, others are still waiting for better times, but what is for sure is that most of us want to travel differently now, make the most of each trip like never before and focus on the experiences we can live rather on being mere tourists. Well, if you agree with us, we are about to suggest 8 themed hotels around the world where you will forget you are staying in a hotel. There is something for everyone on our list: the adventurers, the superhero enthusiasts, the aviation lovers, the chocolate addicts and the movie buffs; check it out and take good note so that you can start planning for your 2022 travels.
The Art of Marvel Hotel at Disneyland Paris
Officially known as Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, this 4-star hotel superbly located just a 15-minute walk away from the Disney Parks in Paris -France-, offers Marvel Comics geeks a unique superhero themed environment and memories that will last forever. Fans staying here not only enjoy exclusive artwork, merchandise and amenities, but they can also sleep in superhero suites, superior rooms, club rooms or in a Tony Stark lounge. WiFi access and shuttle services to the parks are included in the price, and the premises house an onsite restaurant, an American-style diner and a 24 hour fitness center. Nightly rates start at €392 per guest.
TWA Hotel at JFK airport in new York
The TWA hotel in terminal 5 of New York’s JFK airport was built at the old Trans World Airlines Flight Center building and is now both a luxury accommodation for passengers in transit as well as a temple for aviation lovers. It features 512 guest rooms overlooking the airport runways, museum exhibits displaying airline memorabilia from the sixties, an infinity pool and a cocktail lounge inside an iconic Connie aircraft, among many other extras. Room categories range from standard to presidential suites, and prices start at $196 per night per person. The rooms are also available for daytime use.
The Guest House at Graceland near Elvis Presley’s Mansion in Tennessee
If you plan to visit the Graceland Memorial and Elvis Presley’s Mansion House in Memphis, Tennessee (USA), it would be a great idea to stay at this Guest House, only a short walk away from the place where the King resided. Guests may even take advantage of their package accommodation options and have their Graceland tour tickets included in the nightly rate. Their fully equipped themed rooms and suites are available to book from $179 per night.
The Hotel at the Viking Village in Iceland
How about sleeping in an authentic Viking Village during your trip to Iceland? This hotel provides an extraordinarily immersive experience at the heart of one the most visited attractions in the Nordic island country. Its facilities feature 42 cozy themed rooms, fine art and crafts from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, a Viking restaurant with live entertainment serving traditional meals and the option to join organized whale watching, volcano and Blue Lagoon tours.
Hello Kitty rooms at the Asakusa Tobu Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
Sanrio collectors will surely be delighted to stay in one of the two Hello Kitty themed rooms at the Asakusa Tobu Hotel. These kawaii guest rooms feature 4 beds, a small seating area and separate bath and toilet. During their trip, travelers can also enjoy other amenities such as an onsite Japanese/International restaurant, WiFi access, laundromat facilities and self check-in kiosks. Prices may vary throughout the year, ranging between €91 and €150.
The Cinema Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel
The Cinema Hotel of Tel Aviv boasts an excellent location in the popular district of Dizengoff, in a 1930 building that used to be one of the city’s first movie theaters (the Ester Cinema). Far from being just a film-themed hotel, the accommodation organizes rooftop movie screenings and displays original memorabilia all over the place. Nightly rates start at $162 per person.
Chocolate themed hotel in Northern Portugal
The “Fábrica do Chocolate” Hotel in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, is a small charm accommodation providing 13 rooms and 5 duplex suites, each of which recreates classic chocolate stories and legends. Furthermore, during their stay, travelers may pamper themselves with chocotherapy treatments, enjoy chocolate fountains, join tastings and, as could not be otherwise, have the best dark chocolate for breakfast or as part of their room service order. Book your room from €85 per night per guest.
The Hobbiton caves at Woodlyn Park in New Zealand
If you plan to travel to New Zealand to visit the “Lord of the Rings” movie set, you can sleep like a hobbit at the cave units in Woodlyn Park. It is part of a range of themed tourists accommodations in the Waitomo Caves Area, which have deservedly earned a World Innovation Award. You can find more information here.