Luxury Paris Hotel Offers Barbie-Themed Room

By P. Joseph

Some may consider it novelty-kitsch, but there’s no denying the originality of the Plaza Athénée Hotel’s decision to decorate one of its rooms entirely in the theme of iconic fashion doll Barbie.

This summer, guests can stay in the Parisian hotel’s Barbie luxury private suite, which boasts luxurious sofas, pink rugs, light fittings, a Barbie desk and bedside tables, heart-pattern curtains and a beautiful baroque mirror.

The 5-star hotel first created the unique room last year, and such was the demand that it decided to re-open it for summer 2011.

Guests can also choose from two different ambiances: Barbie Modern Princess, described by the hotel as ideal “for little girls who dream of tiaras, princesses and fairytales”. This room features Royal bed linen and a pet grooming table.

The other style is described as Barbie Fashion Icon, for those who love “fashion, trends, and fabulous glamour”, and features brightly coloured adornments, a computer and designer furniture.

The hotel has also created a Hot Wheels room, targeted at boys and dedicated to speed, cool cars and excitement.

Located in the in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, close to the prestiguus avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Plaza Athénée Hotel was founded in 1913.

By P. Joseph