More and more hotels aim to differentiate themselves by offering guests special experience. Hilton Hotels lures families this summer with book and movie-themed suites. Other brands built bunk bed – fun for kids – and cost-saving for families and groups.
Here are some themed suites and packages for your next family travel plans:
Enter a range of imaginary worlds with Hilton’s themed suites. The pop-up suites and movie-themed packages are available now through early September.
Thomas the Tank Engine: Kids enthralled by the steam locomotive Thomas can dream in a room with Thomas-themed sheets, logos, landscapes, and play with a special toy: Mattel’s Trackmaster Sky-High Bridge Jump. Available at New York Hilton Midtown through September 4.
Ghostbusters: Celebrate the new Ghostbusters movie in New Orleans, a city with no shortage of ghosts and legends. The package includes two tickets to the new movie as well as two tickets to a city ghost tour and more. Available at Hilton New Orleans Riverside through September 16.
The Hunger Games: Drop in on The Hunger Games by moving through the interactive sets of The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Book the package for either the Hilton San Francisco Union Square or the Parc 55 San Francisco and receive VIP tickets to the exhibition as well as front of line access. Available through September 4.
The Plaza Hotel, New York City
The Eloise Suite: Little girls longing to live in Eloise’s world can find her themed suite at New York City’s famed Plaza Hotel. Eloise, the fictional heroine of the books by Kay Thompson, lives at the Plaza, getting into mischief and meeting dignitaries. Designed by Betsey Johnson, the suite, which opened in 2010, features a plethora of pink stripes, chintz child-sized armchairs, feather boas to try on as well as Eloise books and a doll. The suite is available year-round for overnights and tea parties.
Hotels with Bunk Beds
Bunk beds were fun as kids – whether sleeping over a friend’s house, dreaming at summer camp, or cramming the extended family into the lakeside vacation rental. Now bunk beds are back in hotels.
Families like them because the bunks are fun and offer more beds than a typical double-bedded room can often fit. Millennials like the bunk-bedded accommodations because they’re cost-effective for group trips – think destination bridal showers and shopping trips.
At the Kimpton Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland each of the 14 bunk-bedded rooms features two double beds plus a separate room with two bunk beds.
Great Wolf Lodges has known about the power of bunk beds since the chain that marries an indoor waterpark with rooms started. Choose from themed suites that include a semi-walled area with bunk beds, providing kids with fun and parents and grandparents with privacy.