“Buenas tardes, Mr. McGinnis. We sorry to inform you that the hotel is completely sold out. However, we do have one room available. It’s our new Barbie room. Would that be okay?”
How would you handle that situation? It’s the first thing that went through my head when we received this release from Hilton today about a special hotel room they’ve created in Panama City.
It would be a nightmare for me, but I imagine that there are some readers out there who’d love to spend the night in this shockingly pink Barbie Room. This is the second iteration of the Barbie Room– the first was installed at a Hilton in Buenos Aires in 2014. And it seems to be part of a trend to insert fantasy brands into the business travel experience, such as Eva Air’s Hello Kitty planes and ANA’s Star Wars themed jets.
Here’s the release. Scroll down for the rest of the photos.
The Hilton Panama and Mattel have teamed up to create a new Barbie Room to the latest generation of Barbie admirers in Panama City, Panama. Available March 8 through August 15, 2016, the room gives fans a chance to enjoy the magic of the toy world’s fashion icon.
Bringing glamour, fun and fantasy to life with all the elements of a Barbie-themed paradise, the Barbie Room offers a connecting deluxe room for parents, grandparents or family members. Guests will be welcomed to the hotel with an oversized display from the most famous doll in the world for the first of many photographs.
Available for a period of five months, the room took four weeks to complete from design concept to unveiling. It features exclusive Barbie items not found anywhere else and welcomes guests to a Barbie experience like no other with décor, bedding, movies, toys, dolls, special amenities,games, furniture, pillows, toiletries, costumes, a changing room and a runway where the fashion icon’s fans can model.
“Since opening, Hilton Panama has made every effort to offer innovative products and services our guests will appreciate and this latest initiative reinforces our commitment,” said Andres Korngold, director of business development, Hilton Panama. “We recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between work and home and the Barbie Room is an excellent way to help our business, and frequent travelers, enjoy an unforgettable experience with their families.”
Rates for the Barbie room run at a premium– starting at about $200 per night. You can even book the Barbie Room by redeeming Hilton HHonors points – it’s a category 5 hotel, with redemptions from 21,000 to 35,000 per night.
Would you book the Barbie room? Why or why not? Please leave your comments below.
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