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Get Lucky at These Innovative Hotels

in: Travel and Hospitality


In just a few days we’ll be seeing green and looking to attract a bit o’ the luck o’ the Irish! Here is a look at some hotels that are so innovative and trendy, those that are fortunate enough to have a stay will be counting their lucky stars.

Mama Shelter: Perhaps a windfall of cash has not found its way to your doorstep, but with Mama Shelter a budget hotel stay no longer means less than inviting accommodations. Instead, think sleek, sexy and fun. With free wi-fi, free movies, homemade food, 5-star bedding, and a cheap overnight rate, guests will have to pinch themselves to make sure this deal is for real.

Aman: Imagine pure luxury, absolute beauty, ultimate privacy and destinations that place priority on restoration of mind, body and soul. With more than 31 locations in over 20 countries, Aman gives a nod to truly transformative experiences. It’s way more than a place to rest a weary head, but an awe-inspiring adventure that inspires profound change.

1 Hotels: If the goal is green, as in sustainability, 1 Hotels is the place to stay. Operating from a platform of true industry change, the goal of this chain is to realize that the “future of the world and the future of hospitality are one in the same.” Green is on order in everything from building materials to organic bedding and recycling/repurposing to energy initiatives. Reduce your carbon footprint just by checking in!

Hilton Hotels: This big chain is going digital in a big way. Smartphone-d guests are able to unlock their room without a traditional room key. Lucky Hilton Honors members can choose a room, order room service, message the front desk and more from their iPhones. Hilton is also predicting possible futures at their global headquarters in McLean, VA, showcasing partnerships with Amazon and Tesla, and talking up translation devices and noise-masking products.

The Standard: If The Standard has its way, hotel stays will be anything but standard. Guests can schedule up their own check-in and check-out times, call their representatives to ignite social change, and curate community interconnection and radical self-expression. Have a stay along with an extremely thoughtful experience.

Moxy: Moxy is Marriott’s lifestyle brand and it’s all about disrupting the hotel industry with new perspectives in stay. Think rooms with bunkbeds and foldaway furniture, a Magic Hour where guests enter through a dark lobby that includes a sizable funhouse mirror and a rooftop carousel. Expect the unexpected during this stay.

So, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? If so, plan a fun and innovative stay for your next vacation or spring break!

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